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August 12, 2018
Jenny has been suffering from very severe bursitis and would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing and relief from the pain.
August 7, 2018
Jody had to go to the ER this past Friday afternoon with what appears to be pancreatitis.
Update August 12: Back in hospital all week with pancreatitis.
July 7, 2018
Featherston saga continues. I was diagnosed with Staph/MRSA at the ER the other
day. I am on antibiotics, but itís a bit scary this soon after major back
surgery. I spoke with the surgeonís nurse today and she said that itís possible
that it could affect the surgery site, but that as we know, is in Godís hands. I
will call my family doctor tomorrow and find out if he can order IV antibiotics
or not, as this would be a more acceptable route and more thorough. I sure would
appreciate prayers for protection. Thank you so much.
Update July 13: I am asking
for prayers for my situation with my legs and sweating. My legs have become
almost unbearable at times. This is not due to the surgery, but with one of
these diseases they say I have. Either way, itís very uncomfortable and
downright painful. The closest I could come to describing it is Shin Splints, if
anyone knows what they are. I want to be in services tomorrow, so please ask God
to heal and if He is not ready to heal, then to give me the comfort I need to be
at services. Thank you so very much.
Update August 1: I have had
four wonderful days with minimal pain in my legs. I was able to go out by myself
and get groceries, did some heavy duty cleaning in my kitchen and was looking
forward to helping Steve with mowing the lawn and other things. I woke this
morning in horrible pain in my legs and my shoulders as well. I wasnít even able
to get out of bed without extra pain meds. Donít get me wrong, my faith in God
is strong and absolute, but it is very discouraging to be sitting here wrapped
in a blanket and groggy from the meds. I want to, and I will be, at services
this Sabbath, but I think I need some help from my brothers and sisters in
Christ to join in my request that God allow it.
July 15, 2018
Chris has recently been suffering from abdominal pain that seems to resemble a kidney stone. He has had kidney stones in the past. He is experiencing some bleeding in his urine (which can also be connected with stones). Please pray that, with God's help, he can pass this stone and have the pain subside.
Update July 18: We found out it wasn't a
stone. Chris has a urinary tract infection. He is now on antibiotics. Thank you
for your prayers! He's still not feeling great, but he's on the mend.
July 15, 2018
Greetings. I would like to ask for a prayer
request for myself. I've been dealing with some severe neck, mid-back and arm
pain issues this past week. Two of the days I had a fever (which was not related
to the pain issues). The pain issues have prevented me from sleeping more than
about 2 1/2 hours per night, since last Monday night. Needless to say, I am
totally exhausted. I've been examined by by 3 health care professionals in the
church and the final advice is to get an x-ray, asap. My immediate request is
for our loving God be to heal me. The pain is extreme. The prospect of suffering
through the 7th sleepless night is very daunting. Please pray for God's speedy
healing. Our prayers continue for all the brethren in trials. May our merciful
God deliver us speedily. Thank you in advance for your intercessory prayer.
Update July 17: Good Tuesday Afternoon!
Update August 15: Thank you all, from my
heart, for your prayers for God's healing and intervention during my sickness.
It seemed very evident that as soon as the prayer requests went out, God began
to dramatically intervene. I hope to never experience anything like that again.
There are lots of details, but the bottom line is that God has healed me and I
am so thankful! Praise to Him!! I am now felling very well and was able to spend
a very active 4 day weekend with my family on vacation in Kentucky.
July 12, 2018
Louis Lawson is in the hospital. He just had a severe heart attack. Please pray for Mary, Louis and Raymond. We will update you as soon as we have more information.
July 9, 2018
Shirley Decker is asking for prayers that God will guide her family through a situation they are presently dealing with.
July 4, 2018
William Sheppard (father of Bill Sheppard and Brenda Gaug) is in Akron City Hospital, due to injuries from a fall. A couple of days back, Bill was apparently trimming his shrubs and either tripped and fell or passed out and fell, hitting his head. It was about a day before someone discovered him laying in the yard. Tests had shown that he only had minor injuries, but in the interim, he developed some heart trouble. Tests are scheduled in order to determine if any further procedures need to be made. Please pray for his swift recovery and the ability to return home soon. Thank you!
Update July 9: William has been moved to a rehabilitation center to gain back his strength, in hopes of returning home. Please continue praying for his swift recovery.
June 23, 2018
The troublesome vertigo condition has Regina mostly homebound presently. She would appreciate your prayers for that condition.
June 18, 2018
Harold Crottinger has been in the hospital most of the week with his heart condition. He would appreciate your prayers for strength and stronger heart function.
June 13, 2018
Clyde Voltz had a slight stroke, just recently, from which he recovered. But now, he has mobility and grip issues with his right hand. Please pray for his swift healing.
Update June 18: The good news is, that Clyde is regaining his hand and arm control and strength after the stroke. However, he needs us to pray about his congestive heart condition which had him in the hospital for several days this week.
June 13, 2018
Joy Jones, wife of David Jones, is in the midst of a major battle with breast cancer, please add her to your prayers.
Update June 18: Joy had a single mastectomy this week and the pathology reports her now cancer free. Follow-up requires her to be on Herceptin, a cancer antibody that is much easier on the body than chemotherapy. Joy, husband David and their children thank you for your continued prayers for her complete recovery.
June 8, 2018
We received a phone call from Don Roth this
morning, telling us that Mike's cancer has returned, and that the doctors say he
has about two weeks left (without a miracle, which we will be praying to the
Father to grant). Alice is leaving for Arizona, Sunday morning. Mike is in the hospital there.
Update June 14: The situation with Mike has deteriorated. Please keep praying for the entire family.
Update June 18: Mike rallied a bit last
night and clearly spoke a few words. It is a matter of time now and he said he
looks forward to being in the resurrection with all of you.
I am taking the night shift tonight. Steve
stayed last night and Mark and Linda all day. Don was able to spend quality time
with Mike today. Brethren are giving us beds and meals.
Update June 20: Nothing much is changed
here at Casa de la Luz in Tucson. Mike can go from sleeping for an hour to
saying a few words, then to anger and back to sleep, or any combination of that.
Don and I are both here with him 24/7 with Linda giving us a break as much as
possible. Brethren have helped a lot with transportation, meals and even beds at
their homes. Even the doctors are surprised at Mikeís endurance. Thanks to all
for the prayers and encouragement.
Update June 23: Mike's stay at the
hospice facility was limited to 5 days. He is very tired and has only been able
to eat a portion of a "smoothie". A church family in Tucson volunteered to take
him in. Mike and family are due to move there shortly.
Update June 25: Mike will not be moved
today from the hospice facility. This morning the doctor evaluated him and she
knows his pain is not totally controlled. They would like that to happen before
going to a private home. He is extremely weak and sometimes disoriented then
lucid for a short while.
Today, Mike had pain that the hospice was
having trouble controlling. He had a truly great nurse and she advocated with
the doctor to keep him there. His insurance company agreed and he will be at the
hospice for another 5 days.
Update June 26: Slowly, Mike is slipping
away. He is mostly peaceful with all the medication and no longer responsive.
But, we talk to him anyway. A minister was here last night. He is a man Mike
really liked, so we appreciate him coming and talking to Mike.
Update June 28: It is with sadness, that
on Wednesday, June 27th, we bid our final farewell, in this life, to Michael
Roth, son of Don and Alice Roth. Brother of Mark and Steven Roth, Laurie Rohloff
and Sarah Uhing. And also, Edward Welch (a close family friend in Alaska). A
memorial service is being planned, in Tucson, on Sunday, July 1st. A Wisconsin
memorial is being planned for later in the fall.
Update June 29: Don and Alice are
spending the Sabbath in Tucson Arizona. The memorial service for Mike will be
Sunday and they are flying to Wisconsin on Monday, expecting to be home that
Mike's Obituary in PDF
Mike Roth circa 2015
June 3, 2018
Weíd like to ask for prayers for my mom, Sandy
O'Malley. She started to have headaches last week and then experienced nose
bleeds and severe nausea. On Friday, she was admitted to the hospital after
becoming disoriented. An initial CT scan revealed that a tumor had developed
behind her nasal cavity, connected to the pituitary gland. On Friday, she was
transferred to Kaiser Permante in Fontana, CA, where she underwent further tests
including an MRI. The headaches and nausea have subsided somewhat since being
admitted to the hospital.
Update June 8: Sandy was released from
the hospital last Tuesday. The tumor that was discovered during her hospital
stay has been determined benign. She has been placed on a medication regimen
where it is hoped the medication will shrink the mass over a period of several
months. She is doing well and the doctors are very hopeful the medication will
resolve any problem she may have. Thank you for your prayers.
May 31, 2018
Steve is in the hospital waiting to have tests
done because both his gall bladder and pancreas are swollen. He cannot eat or
drink for 24 hours before the tests. Your prayers are appreciated.
Update June 3: Please pass on my thanks
for everyone's prayers. I am feeling so much better. They will be releasing me
this afternoon to go home! God's mercy never fails!
May 25, 2018
Mr. William A. Lemmon has been in the hospital most of this week. The doctors have determined that he has an irregular heart beat and is receiving treatment. He is requesting prayers from the brethren and said he has appreciated the prayers from the brethren in the past. He is scheduled to be released tomorrow.
May 19, 2018
I have not been feeling well the last few
weeks. So, here's the run down on what's been gong on. A couple of weeks ago, I
had a reaction to an ingredient in a nutritional supplement I took and had to go
to the emergency room. I was sick for the entire week and then, except for my
fatigue, I finally started feeling better. Unfortunately, this Thursday, I
started feeling ill again and I also had some intermittent symptoms that
concerned me, as they could be heart related. Today, I ended up going to the
Urgent Care Center. They ran an EKG and it showed an unspecified abnormality.
They were preparing to start an IV and transport me to the ER, but the EKG did
not show I was having an active heart attack and it was not necessarily
something serious, so I declined to go. I said, if any kind of symptoms returned
this evening or tomorrow, then I would definitely not hesitate to go to the ER.
They were not too happy about my decision. I hope, instead, to wait and contact
my doctor first thing Monday morning and see what she would like to do, probably
some more tests or refer me to a Cardiologist and not an ER visit. I pray that
it's nothing serious, maybe even just stress related, and that I start feeling
better. My daughter is flying in to visit me this coming Friday and I've been
looking forward to spending some quality time with her. The prayers of the
brethren would be greatly appreciated. Again, I thank everyone in advance for
your prayers and thank God that by His stripes we are healed.
Update May 25: I am feeling better the
last few days. I saw my doctor yesterday and she wanted me to go to the ER so
they could run some STAT cardiac blood work to see if I may have had a slight
heart attack. Since I was feeling OK and no longer having symptoms, she agreed
to refer me to a Cardiologist for follow-up testing instead. I have an
appointment on June 8th.
May 19, 2018
Jim is to have a surgery to remove a large facet cyst from his spinal cord on Monday. Heíd appreciate your prayers.
May 12, 2018
Dalton Parish (son of Mark and Gwen Parish) was hit by an auto while bicycling to work late this week. Here is Markís report: ďDalton had a CT scan and the fractures are of no consequence. His skull only showed one to have any concern with, but they felt it would heal normally. Stitches and staples are up over 60, but will heal well. There was a lot of glass in his face from going through the windshield. The helmet saved him from life altering scars or death. Still pretty significant, but nothing like it could have been. He called me and we had a very sound conversation. Iím so thankful and relieved. He is now at his home with Gwen.Ē
May 5, 2018
Joe is still having ups and downs regarding his painful neuropathy. Please keep both him and Bess on your prayer list.
Update June 13: Please pray for comfort for Bess Gabriel in this time of grieving after husband Joeís death.
May 5, 2018
Daleís very itchy skin cancer continues. The pain-relieving ointment his doctor prescribes, works for a couple hours and the terrible itching returns. He sends his greetings to all of us and thanks us for our prayers.
Update August 7: Dale has a clearer diagnosis on his painful neck condition, dystonia, which is somehow akin to Parkinsonís Disease. His doctor prescribed several weeks of physical therapy which always helps relieve the pain. Please also remember his rare skin cancer condition for Godís healing.
Update August 12: At age 92, Dale continues to deal with skin cancer and dystonia in his neck, plus now, an upcoming tooth extraction or root canal.
May 5, 2018
Ed has a severe kidney infection. At last word, he is in a rehab facility. Please keep his wife, Sharon, in your prayers too.
Update May 12: Weíre happy to report that Ed is now back home and doing somewhat better!
May 5, 2018
Michelle was just informed by her foot doctor that fusing the bones in her feet is needed to relieve the intense arthritic pain. However, later that day, she was informed that she has active breast cancer. Please keep her in your prayers.
Update May 19: Michelle is scheduled for a Lumpectomy in early June and then a plan for treatment.
Update June 18: Michelle would like to thank all of you for your love and prayers regarding her health condition and treatment for breast cancer. She underwent a surgical lumpectomy this past week to remove the growth. The procedure went well. The results indicate that all the cancer was removed, and now she only has to have radiation and not more chemotherapy.
May 5, 2018
Freeman has come down with a case of shingles. He would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.
May 5, 2018
Dick has a faulty heart valve that his doctor has explained to him. He requests your prayers for Godís healing.
Update June 18: Richard had two stents put in this past week, with a heart valve replacement yet to be done. Heíd appreciate your continued prayers, therefore.
Update July 7: The heart valve procedure went quite well and Richard was able to go home mid-week.
May 5, 2018
Marlene Ware requests your prayers for strength, so the aides wonít have to use the lifting machine, to get her into bed. She has some pneumonia and needs healing for that too.
May 3, 2018
Bruce Keen (husband of Emily and father of Joanne Paslak), will undergo a procedure for his heart which includes placing a pacemaker. Please pray for Bruce and the family. Bruce's health is fragile. He is a very good man and loved and respected by everyone. Your prayers are deeply appreciated.
Update May 5: Thank you for your prayers
for Mr. Bruce Keen. Mr. Keen had the pacemaker installed in his heart yesterday.
The procedure went very well. Thank you brethren, for your prayers.
Update June 1: Brethren, your prayers
are earnestly requested for Bruce. He has suffered with a multitude of serious
health issues recently. The pressing issue, at this time, is acute kidney
failure. He has been in and out of the hospital several times this week and is,
at this time, hospitalized in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His kidneys are failing and he
will require immediate attention. Also, please pray for his dear wife, Emily.
With all the upheaval, she has been without rest for over two days.
May 2, 2018
My test results came back positive. Cancer has
returned. I'm asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.
Update June 15: Some have asked about
Lori so here is an update. Lori ended cancer treatment in May and has refused
any further treatment or testing. She has put herself in God's hands from the
last chemo treatment in September. Treatments for estrogen finished in May. God
has maintained her health, so we must assume her prayers were answered and the
cancer is gone. She still suffers from tremors from the chemo treatments. Your
prayers are still requested for continued healing. We are truly grateful for
your prayers and support during this horrible trial and mostly for our merciful
April 30, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Pat Snodgrass. She just received a phone call from her doctor, urging her to get a blood transfusion right away, based on the results of a blood test Pat recently took. Itís too early to tell exactly whatís going on, but she is asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.
Update May 1: Please thank the brethren
for their prayers. We are home with Pat having received two units of blood.
While this transfusion brought the various aspects to acceptable levels, we
would appreciate prayers for God's healing from what would otherwise be an
ongoing chronic issue, which could ultimately prove life-threatening. Please be
aware that God completely healed her of a similar condition twenty years ago,
and He is certainly no less capable of doing the same today.
Update June 4: We would like to request
prayer on Patís behalf for the blood condition that she has. She is scheduled
for a bone marrow biopsy tomorrow, June 5th. There is concern that, as her
counts are dropping, the condition may be worsening. We would appreciate
prayers, that when the results come back, this is not the case. We know that God
can not only reverse the trend but heal her completely.
April 28, 2018
I waited until this morning to be sure, but
this bulging hernia is getting no better, and I had a difficult night. Iím not
sure what Iím going to do today, but if the pain associated with this condition
continues or gets worse, I think Iím going to Emergency. I was hoping to attend
services this afternoon, but right now, thatís not likely to happen. Could you
please have prayers said for me?
Update June 7: Your prayers are again requested for Al Ashurst, who is heading to the emergency room, due to bleeding from the bowels. We will post more information when we receive it.
Update June 8: Thank you for sending out
that prayer request. It's been a trying day and I'm tired. At least whatever is
causing the bleeding, doesn't seem to be as serious as I thought it might be.
The doctor gave me an injection and sent me home. Whatever he stuck in me seems
to be working, as the bleeding has subsided somewhat. Whew! He also is putting
me on a 30-day prescription program that's supposed to completely clear up the
bleeding. See? Those prayers do work! And I do appreciate them.
Update August 7: Al will be going to the Ahuja Medical Center, in Cleveland, for an outpatient surgery, on Friday, to repair a double hernia. Please include him in your prayers so that the operation goes well and he recovers quickly from the operation. He has been waiting several months to have this done because of heart complications that had to be resolved by his doctor.
April 12, 2018
Mary Lawson requests your prayers on behalf of her sister, Clara Meyer. She has been hospitalized for two weeks. She continues to struggle with fluids accumulating around her lungs.
Update April 21: Clara was
admitted to the hospital into the ICU on March 21st and on April 20th. She was
finally moved to a regular room. Thank you to all, for the prayers. She still
needs prayers, but this is a big step.
Update June 22: We would like to thank
everyone for the prayers for Mary's sister, Clara. At approximately 11:45 AM
today, Clara died. She will now rest until the resurrection. Many thanks for
prayers and love to you all.
April 12, 2018
Mrs. Kitty Paloma is requesting your prayers on her behalf. Her most recent blood test has shown that she is once again afflicted with thyroid cancer. She has suffered with this condition on three different occasion in the past years. Please remember her in your prayers.
March 17, 2018
Benjamin Phillips (grandson of Ruth Murdock), who is severely autistic, has been experiencing a severe bowel problem and will now have a colonoscopy surgery. Ruthís daughter-in-law and son very much appreciate your prayers on young Benjaminís behalf.
March 16, 2018
Your urgent prayers are requested for Mr.
Sheldon Monson. One of his eyes was damaged, yesterday, while he was doing yard
work. He had emergency surgery, last night, at Johns Hopkins University. The
lens was destroyed and he currently has no sight in the eye (his other eye is
fine). The two main concerns, right now, are that he doesnít develop infection
in the eye and that there was no further damage behind the lens. Heíll have
another surgery in the next couple of weeks to remove the lens and determine if
there is any other damage to the eye. Then, a third surgery will be required to
insert an artificial lens.
March 13, 2018
A short email to let you know my mother died at
about 10:20 pm tonight. Please let others know. Thank you.
March 10, 2018
Please keep Mariah in your prayers for healing of a deep vein blood clot in her leg, which is very rare for someone already taking prescribed blood thinners.
Update March 24: Mariahís leg is improving and is no longer causing her pain. She would appreciate your prayers for continued healing and guidance of her health professionals to ascertain the nature of the clot and best treatment going forward.
March 7, 2018
Calvin Hood (brother of Donna Redd) had a biopsy performed a couple of weeks ago, and results are coming in now from that biopsy, along with other tests that were done. It was confirmed by the doctors that it is indeed an aggressive, fast acting brain tumor (which is what was initially suspected). An option for treatment was discussed, but the treatment (which could possibly prolong his life to some degree) provided no guarantee that it would work, and possibly, would do nothing at all. Calvin, talked this over with his family, and has declined treatment. What he wants to do, is to take it day by day. He said that he doesnít want to spend his time being sick, and going back and forth to the hospital for treatment. Instead, heíd much rather spend his time at home safe and secure with his family. Calvin is completely at peace with whatís going on in his life and heís leaving the amount of time he has left in Godís hands.
Update March 17: Calvin has informed doctors that he is declining treatment. Calvin is completely at peace with whatís going on in his life and heís leaving the amount of time he has left in Godís hands.
March 7, 2018
Sandy Feiock (mother of Sue Kocher and Brent Feiock) is going to Ohio State University for Esophagus Surgery this coming week and would like to request your prayers for a successful outcome.
February 22, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Jim Mancini. Mr. Mancini was diagnosed with a small tumor of cancer in the top part of one lung. Tomorrow morning, he will have a test to see if the cancer has spread. Mr. Mancini is asking for your prayers for Godís help and intervention for him.
Update March 9: Mr. Jim Mancini will be
having surgery, Monday morning, to remove the cancerous tumor on his lung. From
the various tests heís undergone, it appears that the cancer has not spread, but
they will not know for sure until Monday.
Update March 15: Mr. Mancini was
examined by three different doctors, two of which said they were ď95 percent
sureĒ he had a fast-growing cancer. However, the tumor that was removed, turned
out to be a benign ďnon-cancerous growth"! As Mr. Mancini told us, ďI think we
both know what happened.Ē
February 10, 2018
Richard Cleveland underwent a colonoscopy this
past Thursday and doctors discovered a cancerous growth in his large intestine.
Surgery to remove the growth will probably be scheduled for late February or
early March. Richard also has been diagnosed with a condition that is causing a
progressively diminishing capacity in his lungs to oxygenate blood. As a result,
he experiences low energy levels and tires easily. Richard thanks you in advance
for your prayers.
February 9, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Norman Julag-ay. Norman suffered a heart attack last night and is currently in the ICU at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Bacolod City, Philippines. His doctor stated that the next 72 hours are critical. We will pass along more information as we receive it.
Update February 11: It is with great
sadness, that we learned today, that Norman Julag-ay died at around 1:00 a.m.
Sunday morning in the Philippines. Funeral arrangements are still being made. As
you can imagine this has been a terrible shock for the Julag-ay family and the
brethren in the Philippines. Your prayers for Godís comfort for the family and
brethren is much appreciated. Cards and letters can be sent to his wife and
family at the following address.
February 7, 2018
Gary Dullum, 67, was hospitalized last month
after developing a swollen leg. Subsequent tests revealed pancreatic cancer that
had already spread throughout his body. This came as a total shock to Gary and
his family, since he hadnít experienced any symptoms of illness previously. He
began chemo treatments last week and hasnít suffered any bad reactions thus far.
Gary, his wife, Faith, and their son, David, thank you for any and all prayers
and are grateful to be a part of Godís family.
February 2, 2018
Loren Enders, oldest son of Max and Sharon
Enders, died this past week. The cause of death is unknown. Please pray for Max
and Sharon that God will strengthen them during this very difficult time. Unless
you are very close to the family, please wait to call them until they have had a
space of time to adjust to the loss of their son. Thank you.
Allen and Odessa Harris
January 29, 2018
Allen and Odessa Harris request your prayers.
Allen has been battling prostate cancer for several years now and his PSA level
just rose significantly over the last several weeks. Doctors want him to try a
new experimental drug and he is praying for healing and wisdom to know what
decision to make.
January 26, 2018
Beulah Sexton's heart catheter procedure went well. She has some degree of blockage, but the doctor is not concerned about that at present. The family is very pleased and they thank you for your prayers and continued prayers.
January 26, 2018
Hello. I wanted to update you all on my recent
knee replacement adventure. It was mostly routine (though, a little scary to me
as I'm going into unfamiliar territory). I had my left knee replacement surgery
last Tuesday morning. It went well. I stayed one night and most of the day,
Wednesday. Up to his point, everything has gone as expected, with roller coaster
pain and mainly manageable discomfort. Many thanks to each of you for your
January 26, 2018
We spoke with Kitty Paloma yesterday. Kitty and her mother, Betty Dove, are requesting your prayers on behalf of Betty. Recent tests have shown a high and concerning level of certain enzymes in her pancreas and liver, which is seriously effecting her general health.
January 23, 2018
Brethren please pray for Joyce Kerns. Joyce is
currently in the hospital with an
AFib problem. On Wednesday, her cardiologist will attempt a procedure to get
her heart working in a normal rhythm. We will update you as we know more. Please
ask that God would restore her health and energy as it relates to her heart.
Update February 2: I would like to thank
everyone, not only for your prayers, but also for the many sweet cards and texts
I received! This has been so encouraging to me, and I would also like to thank
Levi for his Scottish greeting!!! I am doing well and gradually getting my
January 13, 2018
We just received a phone call letting us know that Mr. Steve Morrison is experiencing a medical emergency. Your prayers are appreciated.
Mr. Morrison did not recover from his medical
emergency and died tonight. Mrs. Morrison said he went quickly. As you can
imagine, she is in shock.
Update January 17: Mr. Morrisonís
children have chosen to have a ďcelebration of lifeĒ for their father.
The family requests memorial donations be made
to the charity of your choice. Arrangements completed with:
January 11, 2018
I'm requesting prayers for my mom. This
morning, she experienced what looked very much like a seizure after my dad and I
walked her to our car so she could go to Blackwater Falls and receive treatment.
As this newly-discovered healing center is only thirty minutes away from us, mom
elected to go there and see what its doctor has to say about her condition
before going to the hospital. It's clear to us that her hemoglobin is
dangerously low again, and that she needs another transfusion imminently.
Update January 25: We were notified by
the hospital, yesterday, that Mom's white blood cell count is now at 244. Unless
God lowers it during the next few days, we can probably expect imminent organ
failure. The doctors have said that Mom may not live through the weekend. We can
only hope and pray that God says otherwise.
Update January 30: I just received a
call from Mrs. Walsh to let me know that Janice White stopped breathing at about
5:30 pm. The family is asking for no phone calls tonight, but your prayers for
them are appreciated.
Update January 21: Here is the
information for Janice Whiteís funeral:
January 10, 2018
I was feeling so poorly this last week and just
found out that it was my main nerve that goes from my back to my feet. We just
returned home this morning from the hospital. I will need to take it easy till
my nerve heals. Please let everyone know things are on the mend now.
Update January 13: Please let everyone
know that I am doing much better now, with no pain, while trying to sleep. My
left leg is not quite like a 16 year old's, but it is much better. Thanks for
all of your prayers, phone calls, emails and especially, Thanks to our great
December 30, 2017
Bob Miller experienced a severe reaction to an
antibiotic, causing extreme swelling of his tongue and restricting his ability
to breath. Bob is presently at the Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz, where
lab results also revealed his blood count was very low. So, they are keeping him
overnight and giving him two units of blood. Bobís doctor told him, Friday, that
itís possible that he has stomach cancer. But, there is a small possibility that
itís only a bleeding ulcer. Whatever it is, Bob and Nancy very much appreciate
your prayers for a complete healing of this condition.
Update January 13: Bob was hospitalized for a short time, but is now home. He thanks you all for your prayers.
December 26, 2017
Prayers are requested for Tom Blair. Tom has
Parkinsonís Disease. This disease causes all kinds of mobility and balance
problems. This last Friday evening, Tom fell in his apartment, hit his head and
also suffered a stroke. He was not found until Sabbath morning around 9:00 a.m.
December 25, 2017
Al Pachinger is still in the hospital, but the
doctors believe they have ruled out any stroke-type activity (such as a T.I.A.).
Instead, they think his difficulties are related to the heart issues he's had
for many years (initial difficulties in the early 1990s, a major heart attack in
1998, and angioplasty with stents inserted four years ago).
Update December 26: I've heard from
Janet Pachinger with news of her dad. His pacemaker implant surgery was earlier
this morning and the surgeon is pleased with the results.
December 22, 2017
Please pray for Shanna. She fell down the
stairs this morning and hurt her left elbow. She went to emergency for
Update December 28: Shanna is scheduled for surgery to repair the broken bone in the elbow. Surgery will last a few hours and she will be home tonight. We will send an update once the surgery is over.
Update December 29: Shanna came through the surgery with no problems. She is resting. Her elbow was damaged beyond repair and needed replaced. She will need therapy to regain movement in her left elbow. Thanks for all the prayers.
December 21, 2017
Can you please pass along a prayer request for
Jane Brown (she is my daughter, Asiaís grandma on her dadís side). Asia just
emailed me a little while ago. Hereís the facts so far:
Update December 22: Well, it was a long
night for my daughter, Asia, her father and Jane. Although, she remained
unconscious the entire time.
December 18, 2017
I have a job interview this Wednesday. I am
really hoping that I get this job (if itís Godís will of course), because I have
been working 50-60 hours a week at my current job and they have proved that this
wonít be changing anytime soon. I feel that with my current job I am neglecting
the important things in my life like in-depth Bible study, my family and my
health. I have made it very clear to my current employer (even before taking
this job) that I needed to only work 40 hours a week - no more than that. Which
they said would be the norm. It hasnít been since July. They were not honest and
upfront with me. I have mentioned it several times that I canít keep doing this
and they just keep saying everyoneís working long hours and it doesnít show any
sign that they even care. Weíve lost two employees and they arenít hiring anyone
to replace them. They only plan to hire two entry-level employees, who donít
have any experience doing what I do. That wonít provide any relief.
Update January 5: I wanted to give a
quick update on my job situation...
December 17, 2017
We're writing because we'd like to request
prayers for Samarys. She's been diagnosed with flu. We've been in the hospital
since yesterday and they'll keep her again tonight. There's been little, to no
success, in keeping her temperature down. She's also been throwing up, coughing,
with diarrhea, all on and off, but it just won't go away and she's not eating as
well as she should.
Update December 18: Just got good news from the doctor. She'll be released. We're going home, finally. She's still a bit "under the weather" but going home. Now I'm the sick one. Anyway, thank you all for your messages and prayers. Truly appreciate it!
December 14, 2017
Joe and Katie Wengerd want to pass along their
thanks for your prayers regarding Joeís hernia surgery today. All is progressing
well and Joe is at home resting and recuperating.
Carol Cable's Granddaughter
December 10, 2017
I am asking for prayers for my 11-year old
granddaughter, Gracie, who had a heart transplant 5 years ago. She is going
through very serious emotional and mental issues.
Update January 1: Carol would like to thank you for your prayers regarding her granddaughter, Gracie. Gracie is doing better and her discouragement is lifting. Carol thanks you for your prayers for Gracie and believes our prayers have made a difference. Thank you!
December 10, 2017
This past week, Larry Wilson died peacefully. He and Rita had been married for 45 years. Please keep her and daughter, Angie, in your prayers.
December 8, 2017
Burk McNair, a friend of many and longtime minister and pioneer of the early days of the Church of God, died on December 5th. After coming to Colorado a few months ago, Burk was cared for at the home of his daughter, Susie Weaver, of Roxborough, interspersed with a stay in the hospital and over a week in a rehabilitation facility. Burk was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Sue, in February 2017.
Memorial services for Burk McNair will be held
this coming Sunday, December 10th, at:
December 8, 2017
Connie Tuck's sister died Tuesday night. She
lived in St. Louis. The funeral is next Thursday in St. Louis. Please pray for
Connie and the family.
Update December 24: Connie's youngest sister, from Detroit, died suddenly this evening of apparent heart failure. Please pray for her and the family. Thank you.
Cards may be sent to the address above.
December 5, 2017
Ron Froedge, age 63, suffered a stroke Monday
morning. He is currently paralyzed on the left side, has limited communication,
cannot eat solid food and there is still the concern of another clot breaking
off from the main carotid artery. The family is requesting prayers for a full
recovery and that no more strokes will occur (as this is a risk).
December 5, 2017
Stephen and Michelle Fields are requesting your
prayers on behalf of their new baby daughter, Caliah, who was born at the end of
Please add your prayers to those the of the
Fields family and beseech God for His strengthening of Stephen and Michelle and
His healing of Caliah.
December 1, 2017
George Evans, father of David Evans, was hospitalized yesterday because of great discomfort and what appeared to be an intestinal blockage. After further testing, it was determined that Mr. Evans has a twisted intestine. Given Mr. Evansí age and health, they are quite concerned. The doctors are hoping that a decompression procedure (under sedation) can help the intestine to realign. However, if that does not work, surgery is the only option, which at his age and health, is very risky. Your prayers are requested for George Evans requesting Godís divine intervention, giving him relief from this serious condition.
Update December 6: George underwent the
intestinal decompression procedure, and initially, his intestine was untwisted.
However, after about 18 hours, it was discovered that the intestine had not
stayed in place, and is lax. Surgery is not an option at his age (85) and with
his current health. Mr. Evans returned home on Sunday, and is under hospice
care. Because of his age and overall condition, he is not completely aware of
Update December 15: My family and I are
sorrowful, yet relieved, that my father, George Evans, died peacefully yesterday
morning, December 14th. After returning from the hospital on December 3rd, he
was able to enjoy a few days at home, mostly in his cherished recliner. Last
Sunday evening, December 10th, he began feeling less and less mobile, and had
increasing pain. The hospice caregivers and our family members strove to
decrease the pain and help him feel as comfortable as possible. Wednesday night,
he was able to sleep soundly, and early Thursday morning, his breathing began to
become shallow and slightly strained, yet he seemed to remain asleep until his
final breath shortly after 9 a.m., with family members close by.
November 29, 2017
Weíd like to request your prayers for Shirley Topovski. She went into the hospital on Thanksgiving Day with severe abdominal pain and has remained there in Wooster Community Hospital. It appears that the pain is being caused by a hernia that is pinching off her colostomy. The local doctor feels that surgery to repair this condition would be more than he is comfortable performing. So, she is currently resting and awaiting transfer to University Hospital in Cleveland, where it is assumed that rather extensive surgery may be necessary to repair the hernia and whatever else may be needed. Please pray for Shirleyís strength and healing.
November 18, 2017
From Marc Buchholz: I am writing this prayer request to ask all of you for your prayers regarding me being admitted to the hospital for a urinary tract infection, and some ongoing stomach issues. I also found out the IV in my leg has yeast as well. This is not good because it turns into a blood infection when it is in the IV in my leg. I would appreciate everyoneís prayers regarding this hospitalization, and Godís Will on this situation. I will update everyone once I know more. Thanks so much in advance for your prayers.
Update December 10: Marc is still in the hospital in NY dealing with the UTI and ongoing stomach issues. He had progressed and hoped to go home early this past week, but came down with a fever which meant remaining in the hospital for more days. Please keep him in your prayers.
Update February 17: Marc underwent treatment for gall stones related to his quadriplegic condition.
Update August 12: From Marc: Everything is doing well with my health situation! I am able to eat and drink, all is going well. Hope everything is going well with you also!
November 18, 2017
Leon Sexton (brother of Anita Showers), unfortunately, has had another stroke and is in serious condition at the moment. Gloria, his wife, also needs prayers. This is very hard on her. Anita requests that you may feel free to forward this request to other brethren you correspond with.
Update December 10: Gloria reports some progress. He is able to swallow again and is walking with a walker during therapy. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
November 14, 2017
Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Janice Timmons, a shut-in member in Chillicothe. She recently fell and injured her knee, and is suffering with a lot of pain as result. Her hands have also started shaking, which is causing her concern. She is asking for prayers from the brethren to beseech God on her behalf.
November 10, 2017
Mrs. Joyce Upchurch has asked for your prayers
on her behalf. This past Wednesday, she had a defibrillator installed to help
regulate her heart function. At this time, she is experiencing great pain.
Please ask God's mercy regarding the pain and that she might have a full and
November 10, 2017
Good afternoon Brethren,
Update November 22: Renee has been in
the hospital for over two weeks, battling the very serious infection in her
foot, with two surgeries required so far. The situation is complicated by her
diabetic condition. Following the second surgery, November 20th (a skin graft to
close the wound), her doctors are pleased that there appears to be no further
infection, but the minimal circulation levels in her foot give them concern.
Update November 23: We need to ask your
prayers for another specific issue regarding Renee's health.
Update February 2: Janel and I have
returned a short time ago from visiting Renee Williams (and Ray) at the nursing
home in Wellington.
Update February 9: Renee had her surgery
today, which, as you know, involved the amputation of her right foot (below the
knee). The operation was finished by about 1:30, and her husband, Ray, their
daughter-in-law Barbara (Matt's wife) and I were able to see her, in the
recovery room, by about 3:30 p.m. We had only been there a few minutes when they
came to move her back to her hospital room.
November 10, 2017
Prayers are requested for Bryant Ellis. Bryant was hospitalized, Tuesday evening, with what was later determined to be a heart attack. He also has fluid on his lungs and is on a respirator. It is possible he could be taken off the respirator as early as this weekend. After he is more alert, further tests will be administered to determine to what degree his heart has been damaged. His wife, Karline, and family would appreciate your prayers for Godís intervention for Bryantís complete recovery.
Update December 29: Bryant had surgery Sunday, December 24th, to debride a bed sore on his bottom side. He felt much better after that surgery, however, on Wednesday, December 27th, they placed a wound vacuum on the area of the operation and administered colostomy surgery to prevent further infection of the bed sore area. His triple bypass surgery was a success, but having to lay in bed for over seven weeks brought on these other issues. The prayers and cards of support from the brethren and our Fatherís intervention have helped Bryant and his wife, Karline, tremendously. Please continue to pray for his complete recovery.
Update January 17: We are saddened to
announce that Bryant Ellis died this past Sabbath afternoon, January 13th. His
wife, Karline, and family members appreciate all the cards, calls, visits and
especially the prayers for Bryant during his recent illness. In lieu of a
memorial service, Karline and the family have decided to have a special luncheon
at her home this coming Thursday, January 18th, to honor Bryantís life. He very
much enjoyed being with his family and friends and was the life of any party. He
will be sorely missed by all. His race is now over, and he awaits the
resurrection at Christís return.
November 9, 2017
We received the following update this afternoon
from Mrs. Altom (Chelsey Bredenberg's mother):
Update November 10: Chelsey has
pneumonia in both lungs. It's so bad that the pneumonia is even in the tissue
surrounding the lungs. They are giving her an echocardiogram because of the
stress on her heart.
Update November 15: Chelsey's strength
has improved over the past few days. She and Derek thank everyone for their
prayers and concern, it means so much to them.
Harold Van Brunt
November 7, 2017
Harold is 75 years old and is suffering from a continual high temperature due to his health condition (Harold suffers from Leukemia). Please pray for Harold and Helen during this time of stress and ill health.