Wednesday Addition

“Young” Ladies’ April Birthday Party

Our monthly party was at Nyla’s yesterday.  We had three guests and three birthday ladies with a total of twenty-five present.  One special birthday lady who was there was Mrs. Shirley Frazier, who has been pretty much homebound for the last year.  We were so glad to have her with us!

Our May birthday party will be May 28 at Nyla’s at 11:00 A.M.  Birthday ladies are:

  • Judy Liberto
  • Wilma Smith Welch
  • Firma Kay Schneeweiss
  • Marilyn Hart
  • Verna Callihan
  • Margaret Oliver
  • Kathryn Kuss
  • Diane Turner

National Day of Prayer – May 2, 2013

Most towns are having special services at midday tomorrow.  Kentwood will be having one that evening.  Check for the services in your area and attend or at least stop and pray for our country tomorrow.

Monday

“So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?

No one can serve two masters.

Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

You cannot serve both God and money.”

~Luke 16:11-13 CEV~

For those of you who have heard of the gas explosion in Prague and thought about our family there, Jennie send an email saying they are fine.  Thanks about your concern for our family.

Mrs. Mary Womack was able to be in church yesterday.  Thank God for her improvement.

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be at Nyla’s tomorrow at 11 A.M.  Birthdays being celebrated are: Mrs. Othell Williams, Mrs. Catherine Yarborough, Mrs. Gail Brister, Mrs. Shirley Frazier, Mrs. Pat Gill, Mrs. Annnie Bell Harrell, Mrs. Julia Forrest, Mrs. Virginia McKenzie, and Mrs. Mary Womack.  Thank God for each of these “young” ladies.

We have several friends in Ponchatoula who are siblings.  Their mother, Mrs. Pevey, passed from this earth yesterday.  The faith of the family members is a strong testament of their mother’s faith.  Thank God for Christian mothers!  Thank God for the Christian influence of the next generation.

“Reaching out to West, Texas” – Rapid Response Team of Billy Graham Association – http://www.billygraham.org/CrisisResponse/  Watch, pray, and give if God lead you to do so.

Our Daily Bread – “Overcoming Bad News” – http://odb.org/

“Autopsy of a Decreased Church” – http://thomrainer.com/2013/04/27/can-a-dying-church-find-life-six-radical-steps-to-yes/?utm_source=ThomRainer.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=f946a78812-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN

NAMB – “MINISTRY OF THE MUNDANE’ LED D.C. CHURCH PLANT’S VISION” http://www.namb.net/nambblogDC.aspx?id=8590124847&blogid=8590117634

Thanking God, today, for friends, both old and new!  They have surely blessed out lives.  May we, in turn, be a blessing to others! 

Anna Lee

Thursday

“Come to Me,

all of you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.”

~Matthew 11:28~

Susan of Lara’s Gowns for Smiles shared this about her granddaughter who is sick.

UPDATE on LARA GRACE: Please Pray for Lara Grace, and her parents!!
From Nikki: News from Ortho…It seems that her bone is not healing as well as it should because of the chemo. Apparently after the chemo          is finished, and her body recovers, he will go back in AGAIN to remove her hardware. ANOTHER body cast will most likely be needed 😦 We will be back to square one with physical therapy and recovery.)

Susan completed hundreds of gowns for children such as Lara.  We can support Susan and Lara with our prayers.  We can also support her ministry, Lara’s Gowns for Smiles, with fabric or with money for fabric to make hospital gowns for children.  If you get your donations to me or to FBC, Kentwood, I will personally hand deliver to Susan.  In the meantime, pray for Lara and her family.

Zach Morgan will be closing out his campaign, Zach’s Lidz for Kidz, in about a month.  If you want to contribute hats for sick boys and girls or funds to make purchases, please get them to me or to FBC, Kentwood.  I will also make this delivery.

Becky R. Gabriel is a little better.  Continue to pray for her.  Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Shelton Day is recovering nicely from him bypass surgery, even if it is not quickly enough.  Pray that he gets the healing time he need before trying to get back to his regular routine.

Please continue to pray for the people in Boston and in West, Texas.

Robert Callihan continues to recover nicely, but is dealing with pain.  Say some special prayers for him, please.

Bro. Byrum Humphrey of Roseland Baptist Church is in North Oaks with an infection in his face.  Pray he can quickly recover and return to his family and church responsibilities.

Baptist Press BPNews.net

Devotional – “Ready in Season” – http://utmost.org/

Missions – “Church Planter Shocked by Need for Churches in Atlanta” – http://www.namb.net/nambblogAtlanta.aspx?id=12884902543&blogid=12884901907

It was announced the Rev. Ronnie Nielsen and family will be with us at FBC, Kentwood to lead the worship service on Mother’s Day.  I know we will all be glad to see them and worship with them again.

Your prayers are beneficial to so many people.  Keep them coming.

Anna Lee

Saturday

“But I count my life of no value to myself,

so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus,

to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.”

~Acts 20:24, HCSB~

My heart is broken about the death of another former student.  I’ll not post a name yet, but will later.  I’ll miss his big hugs!

From Rev. Don Meadows of The Lord’s Church

Kentwood National Day Of Prayer Rally will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Prayer service will begin at 6:30 PM at Temple Chapel Church behind kangaroo. See you there!

Hispanic Bible Study – The first meeting of the group was well attended.  The next meeting will be Wednesday at First Baptist Church at 5:30.  If you know any Hispanics, please invite them.  The meeting will be in the house across from the fellowship hall.

Sharing Christ with Children http://www.onmission.com/articles-children/

Devotional – http://utmost.org/

Baptist Press – BPNews.net