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John Urgitus

Carson Fultz

Robert White

Anna Chandler

Reggie Tuck

Norm Miller

Jim Kline

Kami Purdy

Lyriam Mariani

Walsh Family

Gary Family

Bob Queen

Gibson Family

Olivia Greider

Jenny Luchitz

Jody Schenfield

Christine Featherston

Chris Carothers

Jim Reed

Lawson Family

Shirley Decker

William Sheppard

Regina Sageti

Harold Crottinger

Clyde Voltz

Joy Jones

Sandy OíMalley

Steve Featherston

Lemmon Family

Debbie Gibson

Jim Parkhill

Dalton Parish

Gabriel Family

Dale Harmon

Ed Martel

Michelle Mickelson

Freeman Kuhns

Richard Walters

Marlene Ware

Bruce Keen

Lori Mullen

Pat Snodgrass

Al Ashurst

Meyer Family

Kitty Paloma

Benjamin Phillips

Sheldon Monson

Zak Family

Mariah Sattler

Calvin Hood

Sandy Feiock

Jim Mancini

Richard Cleveland

Julag-ay Family

Gary Dullum

Enders Family

Allen and Odessa Harris

Beulah Sexton

Jack Tremble

Betty Dove

Joyce Kerns

Morrison Family

White Family

Rodger Hagmaier

Bob Miller

Tom Blair

Al Pachinger

Shanna Edwards

Brown Family

Danielle Flowers

Samarys Mariani

Joe Wengerd

Carol Cable's Granddaughter

Wilson Family

McNair Family


John Urgitus

November 28, 2018

Your prayers are requested for John Urgitus who is scheduled for hernia surgery early tomorrow morning. Please pray that everything goes well and John has a speedy recovery.

 

Update November 29: We received a call from John to let us know that he is already back home after his hernia surgery. The doctor said everything went well. John is resting at home, and thanks everyone for their prayers!


Carson Fultz

November 26, 2018

Mr. Fultz suffered a serious heart attack last week. There was some improvement in his condition last night and today. He continues to experience kidney failure due to high dosages of blood pressure medication.

For anyone who would like to send cards, his address is:

Carson Fultz
10844 Easy Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

 

Update December 7: Mr. Fultz is still hospitalized, though, at times, it appears some improvement has been made. He is still in a serious and difficult condition. One of his lungs is collapsed. He is very weak and the danger of pneumonia is a serious concern.

Thank You


Robert White

November 23, 2018

I'm requesting for myself. I've got the flu and have had this since Tuesday! Please ask the brethren to pray for me and for God to heal me of this. Thanks and God Bless.

 

Update November 25: I'd like to thank the brethren for their prayers on my behalf! God has heard them all! Shortly after I made the request, the congestion began to loosen up and I'm feeling much better now! God Bless you all and thanks so much.

With Christian love, your brother in Christ Jesus, Robert White


Anna Chandler

November 13, 2018

Judy Jones would like to request your prayers for Anna Chandler. She is the wife of her nephew, Bobby. Anna was involved in a serious auto accident yesterday afternoon. She is in intensive care with spinal and internal injuries.

Thank You

 

Update November 17: Anna has made it well through two surgeries and has now been taken off the ventilator. Judy and family thank you for your prayers and ask that you continue your prayers on behalf of Anna and family.

Thank You

 

Update December 4: Judy wanted to update everyone on the condition of Anna. She has experienced some serious deterioration. She is bleeding internally and has developed pneumonia. She is back on a ventilator. The medical team is giving her blood and antibiotics. Judy thanks everyone for their prayers and concern for her family.

Thank You


Reggie Tuck

November 12, 2018

I am having health issues for the past 2 weeks. I have been having pain in my hip and down to my legs. This morning, I woke up having dizziness and nausea. If you could please pray for God to intervene, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Reggie

 

Update November 13: Thanks to everyone for your prayers, I am feeling better. The dizziness has gone with the pain.

Reggie


Norm Miller

November 8, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Norm Miller, who is experiencing severe pain due to an infection. Please ask God for His intervention.

 

Update November 9: Thanks be to God! For to hear our prayers! The severe pain was greatly reduced a few hours after the prayer request. Also the prayers of all the brethren, thanks be to all!

Sincerely,

Norm


Jim Kline

November 5, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Mr. Jim Kline. Jim was involved in an auto accident after Sabbath services Saturday. He is hospitalized, suffering from a broken leg and a punctured and collapsed lung. We are not sure yet how many days he will be hospitalized. They are draining fluid from his left lung (as the left rib cage was broken and the lung punctured). They operated on his left leg last evening. Jim is in pain, but we are very thankful he is alive. At this point, he will not have to have a cast on his leg. He thanks you for your prayers. We will update you over the next few days as to his condition. Please pray for his speedy recovery.

Jim's mailing address is below:

Jim Klein
P.O. Box 907
Locust Grove, OK 74352

 

Update November 8: We want to give everyone an update on Jim. He was hit on the driver's side by someone crossing into the highway. He had to be cut out of the car and it is a miracle that he is alive. Although he has no memory of the incident at all, he is recovering in a wonderful way. Following surgery on his broken leg, he has almost no pain and can walk with some help. His punctured lung is no longer draining and he should have the tube removed today. If you saw him you would be amazed at how he looks and is acting.

Jim has told us that he is thankful for all the prayers that are working on his behalf.


Kami Purdy

October 16, 2018

I am asking prayers on my behalf. In August, I had a CT scan of my abdomen for some pain I was experiencing, and by chance, a lung nodule was found in my lower right lung. Further evaluation was recommended. Thus, a PET scan was performed on Friday October 12th. A PET scan is where radioactive sugar is injected and scanned to see if it "lights up" possible malignant cells. The test came back positive, with a mild to moderate uptake.

I spoke with my pulmonologist this morning and he told me not worry, but it's hard not to. He stated, with a moderate uptake on the nodule, the radiologist has to state what he did, not knowing my age or risk factors (which is none). The next stage is to biopsy the nodule and lymph node. I have another CT scan on Thursday to see if those can be biopsied via a bronchoscopy (least invasive) or does it need to be done the more invasive way.

I am asking for 2 things: that the biopsy can be done the least invasive way, and that it is not malignant. Of course with God, all things are possible, and I rely on Him for complete healing. I also ask for peace of mind for Mark and myself.

Thank you,

Kami Purdy

 

Update November 6: I am so humbled and thankful for your many thoughts and especially, prayers. Last Tuesday, I had a lung biopsy and the results for all the cancer tests have been negative. I am still waiting for some infectious disease cultures that were sent out. My pulmonologist will continue to monitor the growth of the nodule for the next 2 years with random CT scans.

It has been a long 2 months and I am so thankful not to have this on my mind constantly.

Thank you again,

With much love,

Kami and Mark Purdy


Lyriam Mariani

October 7, 2018

I would like to ask for prayers. We are currently in the hospital due to me feeling a lot of pressure and experiencing some discharge. The baby is still breeched, seating, and I'm having contractions but at the moment no pressure. I'm currently being monitored and we are hoping the contractions and pressure calm down. The doctor would like for the baby to make it to 37 weeks, which will be this coming Wednesday. I know God has a purpose for everything and His hands have been guiding this pregnancy from the beginning. I'm praying everything calms down and the baby turns head down so that we may avoid another C-section.

With much appreciation,

Jose, Lyriam and Carolina Mariani

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I've been discharged from the hospital and follow up appointments on Monday and the 16th. Contractions have calmed down a lot and since the baby is currently breached, seating, they've scheduled me for a C-section on Oct. 24th. The cervical cerclage (stitch) has been removed as to not experience any tearing if I were to go into labor.

We are grateful for everyone's prayers.

Love,

Lyriam

 

Update October 10: I saw the midwife yesterday. The appointment went well. No bed rest as of now. She says there shouldn't be a problem with working. We talked about the C-section. There are different scenarios if the baby changes position or not. Since the baby is still breeched, I'm still scheduled for a C-section on the 24th. They won't try to turn him because of having a previous C-section. There's a risk of rupture even though it's slim. She said she could find a doctor to do it, but it's only done at the hospital and with epidural. That defeats the purpose because I don't want any needles in my back anymore. So right now, we are waiting and hoping the baby turns by himself.

But, I'm OK with either scenario. Just praying that God's will be done and we are all ready and healthy.

Our deepest gratitude with everyone.

Lyriam

 

Update October 17: Had the last scheduled ultrasound and appointment today at 38 weeks. Baby Boy is still comfortably seating and per the doctor, it seems that he has a lot of hair already. They are estimating his weight to be around 8 lbs. The C-section is still scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th, at 11:30am.

Can't believe we've made it this far! We are only a week away from welcoming our new addition to the family. God never ceases to amaze me with His abundant love and blessings He has with all of us.

Continued prayers are appreciated for a healthy delivery and for God to guide the doctors in the process.

We are extremely grateful with all of you for your continued prayers and messages. We are fortunate to not only count with our immediate family but also our spiritual family.

Will continue to keep you updated as the day approaches.

In brotherly love,

Jose, Lyriam, Carolina and Baby Cornier

 

Update October 24: God willing, tomorrow is the big day. I've been scheduled for a C-section at 11:30 am. I can't believe we've made it this far. God's creations are always perfect. We are all very excited, and nervous, but know that God has control of everything. Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated.

With appreciation always,

Lyriam, Jose and Carolina

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Matias Isaac, was born at 12:21pm, 8lbs. 9oz. 20 inches. Doing really well. Healthy set of lungs and nursing like a champ. I'm in a bit of pain but doing well.


Walsh Family

September 20, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Mr. Mike Walsh and his family. He found out that his sister, who had been in poor health for many years, died early this morning. Please pray for Godís comfort for Mr. Walsh.

Cards of condolence may be sent to:

Mike Walsh
12045 Clay Pike
New Concord, OH 43762


Gary Family

September 14, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Kathy Gary, whose sister died yesterday afternoon. Please pray for her familyís comfort during this time.

Cards of condolence may be sent to:

Kathy Gary
900 Harrison Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-4716


Bob Queen

September 9, 2018

Mrs. Nancy Vernon requests your prayers for her father, Mr. Bob Queen. Mr. Queen is suffering with pneumonia and a severe urinary track infection.

Thank You


Gibson Family

September 5, 2018

I am requesting prayer for my daughter, Tammi, who lives in Jacksonville, Florida. She was rushed to the Mayo Clinic emergency room, in Jacksonville, this morning. She was unconscious and remains in critical condition and will be going to the ICU unit. I am waiting to hear back from my son-in-law as to the cause of her condition. Please put her and our family in prayer that God will heal her and strengthen us as we seek Him in this time of trial.

Thank you in Jesus' name,

Debbie Gibson

 

Update September 6: I will be taking a flight to Jacksonville early tomorrow morning, and at this time, do not know when I will be returning. Tammi is still in critical condition and on a respirator in the ICU unit Room #451 at the Mayo Clinic. When her husband went to wake her for work and found her unresponsive, and the rescue squad arrived, her heart had stopped. They had to give her heart a shock on the way to the hospital. I spoke with the doctor. Since no one knows how long it had been since her heart had stopped, and how long her brain had been without oxygen, her brain is the concern at this point. It is a wait and see situation for now. They did a CAT scan of her brain to make sure there was no bleeding of any kind and there wasn't, so that was good news. As a preventative measure, they are treating her with some type of cooling procedure to prevent any swelling/inflammation, and so far, there is no swelling. They have her on a couple of medications also, but the doctor has not given us an absolute answer for the cause. We do know that she did not have a heart attack and it was not anything related to her asthma. I hope to find out something more tomorrow when I arrive and speak to the doctor again. Please continue to pray for God to heal her and that she will recover if it is His will. Thank you in advance for all prayers.

Debbie

 

Update September 9: Thank you, brethren, so much for all your prayers. Tammi is still on life support and there is nothing more that can be done. She has not responded and her brain has been damaged. So today, that time had come, when we had to make the decision to let her go and stop all treatments and artificial life support. I thank our great God that He has been here with us and her the entire time. As we all know, it is His will and time and not ours and He knows what is best for all. Please continue to pray for our family. There are a lot more details to all that has been going on, but it's difficult for me to write any further at this time. Please have a wonderful day of Trumpets and I will try to touch bases soon.

Love in Christ,

Debbie

 

Update September 10: They moved Tammi over to the Hospice Center yesterday and we are here daily just waiting, caring for her and trying to keep her comfortable. I pray that you all had a wonderful and spirit-filled day of Trumpets. Thank you all again for all of your prayers. Hope to see all soon.

Debbie

 

Update September 11: Tammi died this morning (September 11th) at 4:00am. Thank you so much for forwarding all of my update communications and for all prayers that have gone out and are still going out for my daughter and all our family. I have been surrounded by God-fearing, loving people. Some of my son-in-law's family have been here the whole time, whom I have never met before, but are so loving and compassionate that it seems I've known them forever. I was not able to have anyone from my side of the family here, but I may plan a little something when I get home.

I thank our Great God for sustaining me physically and emotionally, so far, because I know the strength that I do have is not of my own. We prayed over her the other day and then I chose to read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. So many scriptures and promises of God have been swirling around in my head that I can't even keep up. Such a sad time for all, but God has the plan and the final hand and decision and I trust Him in the decision He has made for my daughter. Knowing the truth of the Good News ahead for all mankind is a real blessing and comfort for me. I will update again as we make the final arrangements.

Blessings to all in Christ,

Debbie


Olivia Greider

August 31, 2018

Olivia (6) has been going through all the treatments to get to the bone marrow transplant. Now, after what was considered the best match possible, the donor marrow is rejecting the host and apparently vice versa as well. She is on the ropes:

This latest update from Oliviaís mom, Sarah: "We had a lengthy meeting with the whole team of doctors today about the steps forward. It was a sobering discussion. They are concerned with Livy's lack of progress and what that could imply for her long term health and survival. It had been confirmed, last week, that Liv has typhlitis. Her most severe symptoms abated during the first 48 hours of antibiotics, which is positive. However, her progress has basically been stagnant since then, which is very concerning. They believe that either the GVH wasnít as under control as we had hoped, the GVH flared due to the typhlitis, and/or the GVH/typhlitis have caused so much damage to her intestines that itís taking longer to heal than expected (or some combination of all three). Our path forward is another 7 days of rest - no eating, no adjusting meds, no adjusting feeds, etc. At the end of the week, if there is progress, then we will be able to move forward (slowly, slowly) with some more confidence. At the end off the week, if things are not improved, there will be some difficult decisions about what our next steps will be going forward. The quality of life is very poor for someone dealing with long term GVH. It's painful and filled with lots of hospital stays and doctor visits. She is positive again today for Epstein Barr Virus so they'll do another full course of the specific anti-viral med that she received over the last couple weeks. This particular drug is awful and she usually feels pretty gross when she's getting it. Epstein Barr isnít concerning in and of itself (at this point the levels are still manageable), but it is a reminder that she is at a very high risk for a life threatening infection. It was a tough day. ĎHope deferred makes the heart sickí seems to sum things up at the moment." Little Olivia and the entire family need our daily prayers for Godís speedy healing. This trial for them could be a test for us to see how much we care.

Address for Cards:

Olivia Greider
14639 Soucy Place
Centerville, VA 20120

 

Update September 6: This is better news from Sarah:

ďWe are thankful to report that things appear to be on the upswing - at the very least Livy is stable and hopefully this the beginning of progress. We are cautiously optimistic that she is on a path to recovery. The good news is, her overall pain has lessened and they have been able pull back some of the pain meds. Her stool has lessened, it still isn't consistently within the acceptable parameters, but it's getting closer. In addition, she has had some energy return and more of her sassy, spunky, self is making an appearance. They decreased her steroid dose, which is a good sign, and have allowed broth into her diet. She'll take food very slowly, but she is excited to be able to sip some broth again. She had a bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap on Friday, and so far, the results look clear, which is also good news. We're still waiting for the detailed reports, which we should have by Wednesday. This test will tell us if she is still 100% donor cells (good) and if there is any lingering leukemia (bad). Thanks for hanging in there with us.Ē

Olivia and her family need our ongoing prayers for a complete recovery.

 

Update September 16: This latest from mom, Sarah:

"I think weíre back to sloooooowly moving in the right direction. Little bits of Liv are emerging with more regularity, there is more laughter and playing and ridiculous shenanigans. It's emotional to watch her recover - so very thankful that she is moving in the right direction, but it's also a reminder of how far she has left to go. And itís really hard to know if the fearless, exuberant Liv will completely reappear - this whole experience has been pretty life-changing and we're anxious to see how Olivia will sort through it all in the end. Yesterday marked a full week since beginning the additional GVH treatment - they wanted her to have a full seven days before changing anything since the drug takes about a week to be effective. They have been slowly weaning her pain meds over last week and I am happy to report that she is off all narcotics, which is a very good thing (another benchmark for being released). It is certainly a relief that she is no longer in such constant pain. There were a couple days of pretty awful withdrawals - I'm thankful they're behind us. Yesterday, they pulled her off antibiotics and she handled the last 24 hours well (good sign that the typhlitis infection is gone). Her diarrhea is still constant, but the overall amount has been within acceptable range, which is also good. At this point, Liv is still confined to water, ice and 4 oz. of broth per day. It has been almost seven weeks since she has been able to eat anything. She is excited to start food again and hopefully we can begin adding some options in by the middle of next week. As always, thanks for the prayers and love and support.Ē

Please keep Olivia and her family in your prayers for a miraculous recovery as we near the Feast.

 

Update September 20: This update from Sarah:

ďThe doctors shocked us yesterday, by announcing that theyíre sending Livy home on Wednesday and not even to our DC apartment - just our real home home. What? We're not prepared, at all, for this! Liv will go home on IV meds, as well as a feeding tube, which will require an IV pole, 2 different pumps and lots of training for us parents. Liv really isn't doing any better. She still is only allowed to eat broth, her belly still has some pain, her diarrhea is still constant, etc. However, since her symptoms have been relatively stable over the last couple of weeks, they think that we can manage her progress from home. It is incredibly exciting, a bit terrifying and absolutely overwhelming. There will be so much to manage, especially in the beginning. In one sense, there is a high level of comfort here in the hospital. A nurse is just outside the door, the doctors are always around for questions, and it creates such security for Olivia and her safety. But then, of course, on the other hand, the hospital is an exhausting place, filled with senseless minutia that goes on at all hours of the night and day. Itíll be great to have her home. Thanks for all the prayers and support. We're so happy to start this road to recovery at home. This is absolutely an enormous milestone. Hope your day of Atonement was uplifting and a little more restful than ours!Ē

Please pray that God will heal little Olivia quickly and completely.

 

Update October 31: This update is from just prior to the FOT till now. Olivia is beyond day +100 post transplant - this is a date that has been mentioned again and again by the BMT team. It is generally a day when many restrictions are lessened - they start to wean some meds, can be more liberal with the mask wearing and food options are expanded. However, due to the GVH and all her additional immunosuppressants, day 100 is just a rather arbitrary milestone.

Now we are a couple of weeks past the FOT. These have been really overwhelming as we adjust to life at home again. One of the doctors said something shortly after Livy was first released to go home and it really rang true, ĎYou guys are back at home with all of the expectations of normal life - dinner, dishes, school, time together, time with friends, the list goes on, but you. yourselves. arenít ready for that normalcy yet.í We are all moving in the right direction, but it has been a slower process than we expected. All-in-all, Liv has made tremendous progress. She is eating more and more each day and has handled all the new foods without any pain or issues (which is absolutely amazing and has blown everyoneís mind). Her feeding tube came out last week and she has been able to maintain and grow her calories each week. She is still on IV nutrition, which helps fill in any nutritional gaps, but they are weaning her more each week and hopefully she is done with that very soon. In addition, they are weaning her of steroids each week and she is down to a dose that makes everyone feel very hopeful about her recovery from GVH (graft verses host - the attacking of her intestines, which is what caused all her drama to begin with). She has at least 3-4 weeks left on steroids, and it will be a glorious day when she is finally done. They cause a whole host of terrible side effects. Her puffy cheeks and belly are a result of steroids, and she has been very upset over the last couple weeks that her looks have changed so dramatically, ĎWhen will I look like myself again?í A lot of big emotions to process for such a little person. Her strength continues to slowly grow. She is walking more and more, doesn't need to nap quite as often and she has been up playing with friends, which has done wonders for her mental health. That's the gist of it. Healing is a long process and it runs on its own timeline. We're trying to be patient as we move forward. Thanks for the constant love and prayers and for being patient with us as we muddle through to the other side of this ordeal.

 

Update November 3: Liv spent Mon/Tues in the hospital and we were surprised at at how quickly we had forgotten how inefficient the hospital world is - just amazing they can function like that all the time! All-in-all everything went (slowly) fine. She came home exhausted and pretty emotional. There are lots of big emotions to process as she is feeling left out of life. As she feels better weíll be able to add more normalcy, but itís a challenging balance that we havenít quite figured out. There are always tests and potential issues hanging in the balance. She was evaluated by physical therapy this week and, while they arenít necessarily concerned with her lack of mobility, they did test for a specific inflammation marker in her blood which is very elevated. This elevation could be a sign of chronic GVH, which has begun to attack her muscles. It could also be a sign of nothing, but it doesnít totally seem like nothing. The prospect of muscular GVH and all that it would imply is scary. Theyíve tested her again this week for this inflammation marker and we should have the results next week. In addition, weíre working to get a second physical therapy opinion since she is experiencing a tremendous amount of pain in her feet and ankles, which doesnít have an explanation as of yet. She had another steroid wean yesterday and hopefully that may help ease some of her pain. Weíll see. Thanks for the prayers and support and for hanging in there with us. This seems to be a bit unending and we are so thankful to have so much love this whole (long) time.

 

Update November 28: This is wonderful news from Sarah:

ďOlivia is doing tremendously! About three weeks ago she said from the backseat as we were driving to the hospital, "Mom, this has been a miracle." I replied, ĎWhat do you mean?' And her response was, 'A few weeks ago I couldn't even walk or eat anything and now I can eat all sorts of things and I can climb and walk around. Itís a miracle.' It truly is shocking how far she has come over the last few weeks, everyone is incredibly pleased with her progress. She's back to eating almost a normal diet, which is remarkable.

At her appointment today, our doctor said that they have never seen a kid progress so quickly from not eating anything to eating a (mostly) normal diet. Now, she's not sure if other families will be willing to puree roasted squash with their homemade broth and expect their kids to eat it, but it's cool that they're having a discussion about real/whole foods since they've seen the first-hand benefits so dramatically. She is officially off all forms of oral steroids as of today, which is terribly exciting.

She's not quite back to her previous self, but her mobility and energy levels are also greatly improved. We hiked a couple weeks ago and she walked nearly two miles all by herself - not too shabby! She's getting more comfortable running on uneven surfaces and can navigate our stairs like a champ. Again, our medical team is thoroughly impressed with how quickly she has progressed.

She does appear to have a form of chronic GVHD - both on her skin and a mild muscular version. (Without a biopsy we don't know for sure, but her symptoms match chronic GVHD so we're treating it as such.) The skin GVHD is an itchy rash over portions of her chest, arms and face which we're treating with a steroid cream and the muscular GVHD is affecting her feet/ankles, intermittently causing pain, swelling and general discomfort. She's still on three different immuno-suppressive drugs (even after the steroid dropped off) so they're hoping that the chronic GVHD will slowly resolve overtime.

We took Liv climbing on Wednesday to one of her favorite places in the area. We promised that we would take her as soon as we got the okay from the doctors and on Tuesday they gave us the official thumbs up so we climbed on Wednesday! It was incredible - emotional and exciting, to watch her harness up and climb to the top alongside her brother. Just great! And then another milestone this Sabbath when she was able to return to Church for the first time since before June. It was pretty great to all be there together. Thanks for the prayers and support and love. We are immeasurably blessed to have them all.Ē

Please continue to pray for her complete healing. Your prayers are being answered by our Great God!


Jenny Luchitz

August 12, 2018

Jenny has been suffering from very severe bursitis and would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing and relief from the pain.


Jody Schenfield

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.


Christine Featherston

July 7, 2018

So, the 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.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

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.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

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.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update August 23: Please pray for Christine who is presently suffering from extreme pain that hit her out of the blue. According to Steve, Christine is screaming at times from the pain. Please pray for Godís intervention.

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We just heard from Steve that Christine is sleeping without pain right now! Steve is thanking God and all who prayed for her.

 

Update August 24: Thank you all so very much. Last night was one of the worst attacks in a while now. Iím sure I could have gone to the ER and received higher doses of pain meds, but Steve held me and prayed and then asked for the prayer request. A few moments later, I fell asleep. Iím still a bit groggy from all the medication and my legs and shoulder are still a bit hurtful, but I praise God for that release from such horrible pain. It wasnít just my legs, but everywhere. Thank you all for your faithful care of a fellow brethren in taking me before the throne of our Mighty and Loving Father and for His Quick intervention. God bless each one of you.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update October 9: I need some help, please, in the form of prayer. I was up most of the night with severe pain in my legs. Please, may I ask for prayers for healing. The pain is so bad that all I can do is lay there crying and moaning since I doubt there is anything an ER could do anyway. Iím just plain exhausted. Most of time, if this happens, it fades during the next day. That didn't happen this time and the pain has continued non-stop. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update October 12: Iím so very thankful for all your prayers. So far, there is little improvement. Iím getting so very tired. Not only because this condition just keeps rolling on, but Iím not sleeping at night either. The old enemy just seems to think I am a threat to him and I praise God for that because it reminds me to keep going and to keep overcoming day by day. I donít do it perfectly because I complain, but Iím trying to always change it midstream and give God glory. Thank you for supporting me/us in your prayers.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update November 23: Christine, once again, needs prayers. She is in such pain, that the strongest of meds are barely helping. We know only God's help will give relief. We know He has a reason for bearing long with this health problem, but we know He can and will intervene when His people reach out to Him.

Steve

 

Update November 25: I want to thank all for their prayers. That night, I was just in such horrible pain. In moments after Steve requested prayers, I was able to fall sleep. I am still in lots of pain, but it comes and goes. I had an MRI so Iím hoping they can figure this out.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update December 3: Your urgent prayers are requested for Christine. She is in tears from pain in her legs, along with intermittent hot and cold flashes. Please beseech God for his intervention.

 

Update December 7: I wanted to update how things are going. God has been very merciful. The pain in my toes has really come down a long way. Gone? I am not sure as of yet, but itís so much better and I am absolutely positive it is because of all the prayers. My legs are doing better. The tradeoff seems to be more pain meds. I am looking forward to the day I donít have to use them, though I do thank God that they are available. The chronic fatigue is better as well, again because of the prayers to our Father. I had an MRI done and it shows that my Labrum has frayed. I will be seeing a doctor who can do the procedure to clean up the area. That answered the question of why I was hurting so much around my right hip.

Christine


Chris Carothers

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.

Margie Carothers


Jim Reed

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.

Your brother in Christ,

Jim Reed

 

Update July 17: Good Tuesday Afternoon!

Thank you very, very much for your prayers. Today I am much better! Praise to our merciful and loving Father and Savior!!

We are still in the diagnostic phase to be sure of the root cause.

I had severe inflammation in my right shoulder/neck that appears to be what was causing a lot of the pain. We found 2 saucer size patches of red skin that the doctor believes are likely lyme tick bites. So, the working theory is that the fever I had for 2 days and the inflammation and severe muscle and joint pain were caused by lyme disease from the tick bites. The inflammation and pain, combined with the lack of sleep, caused a cascading effect making things worse. The x-rays showed some arthritis, but likely, not the cause.

I was given some anti-inflammatory meds, antibiotics etc. and we are going to see how my body reacts.

So far, the results are very good. I slept all night for the first time in 7 days last night and my pain level is down by 90%.

Please continue to pray for God's complete healing so I can continue to serve God, my family, His people and our employees and customers.

Thank you all again for your prayers. They have been invaluable.

With love to you all,

Jim

 

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.

I will always remember the tender love so many of you have expressed to me and your fervent prayers. To experience God's people's love in this way is truly wonderful and humbling.

Again thank you all so very much, with love,

Jim Reed
 


Lawson Family

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.

 

Update September 4: Louis is being admitted to the hospital, again, today. He has not eaten for a number of days and at this time, is not taking any liquids. The hope is, that he will be made more comfortable in the hospital. Please remember Louis and his family in your prayers.

Thank You

Address for Cards:

Louis and Mary Lawson
8106 S. Birch Ave.
Broken Arrow, OK 74011

 

Update September 5: Louis Lawson died early this morning. Louis and Mary had been married over 50 years. He was such a hospitable friend, a good man, and very faithful to God's way of life. We will miss him very much. Please pray for Mary's comfort, as well as the comfort of Raymond, their son, who many of you met at the Feast. More details to follow.


Shirley Decker

July 9, 2018

Shirley Decker is asking for prayers that God will guide her family through a situation they are presently dealing with.


William Sheppard

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.


Regina Sageti

June 23, 2018

The troublesome vertigo condition has Regina mostly homebound presently. She would appreciate your prayers for that condition.


Harold Crottinger

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.


Clyde Voltz

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.


Joy Jones

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.


Sandy O'Malley

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.

We are still waiting for the doctor to provide further analysis/prognosis. We were informed, today, that there is a significant chance that the tumor is benign and can be treated through medication and/or non-evasive surgery, although the doctors are still not certain. We are asking for the brethren to pray that God intervenes quickly to resolve this matter and heal her so that she is restored to full health.

Thank you,

Nathan and Tam

 

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.

Dave O'Malley

 

Update November 8: Mrs. O'Malley updated us on her progress. Her neurosurgeon reported that the tumor has shrunk by half (50%). She is very thankful to God to hear this good news! She thanks you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for her full recovery!


Steve Featherston

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.

Christine

 

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!

They determined it was acute pancreatitis. They believe the gall bladder is fine, but will do an MRI in a few weeks to be sure and to make sure there is no damage to my pancreas. Normally, it takes several weeks to recover from pancreatitis. So, four days raised a lot of eyebrows, to say the least.

Steve

 

Update December 10: Most of you know that Steve was having terrible trouble with his stomach, or better said, the duct work into and out of the stomach. They were threatening to have to do some major rerouting. When he went into the hospital for the by-pass, God healed the stomach problems. We have been claiming that healing through the last few weeks, as his pain has returned and he's hardly able to eat. He woke this morning in terrible pain. Please keep him in prayer. Oh how we long for God's Kingdom when these back and forth health problems will finally be done. Praise God! Thank you, I know so many are praying already and we love and appreciate you all.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update December 14: For two years (2015 through 2017) my stomach and intestines, including my pancreas, were 90 percent ulcerated due to NSAID medicines that I was prescribed for pain relief. I was in the ICU for two weeks and another three weeks on the floor with nothing to eat or drink except for IV fluids. Two years later, I was anointed and had the triple bypass. God not only protected me during that procedure, but my stomach was healed. Over that two years, I had to have the bottom of my stomach stretched, virtually every month, because of the scarring. It would not let food pass from my stomach into my intestines, in a timely fashion. This caused me to have immediate bloating every time I ate. I could not eat more than a spoonful of food. So, for two years, I was on a liquid diet. When, a month ago, I began having the same symptoms, I knew exactly what it was. We prayed and I was trusting in God to heal me again, but after a month, it was just getting worse! When I asked to be anointed and prayers went out, within two hours, I felt in my body that something had changed. In six hours the pain was gone and I was able to eat with no adverse effects. I have a doctors appointment, which is going to be canceled because God has healed me once again in His Grace and Mercy. I wanted to pass this on as thanks and encouragement to others who are also suffering and to let those who are praying know that God does hear our prayers! I thank God for each and every one of the brethren who have spent their precious time when praying to God to keep me and Christine in their prayers. I thank My Father and Christ, first and foremost, and to each and every one of you for your prayers!

Thanks,

Steve Featherston


Lemmon Family

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.

 

Update December 15: Mr. William A. Lemmon died around 6:00 am this morning. His health had been failing for some time, but he did reach his 90th birthday on November 1st. We will pass along any funeral arrangements or other updates as we have them. Thank you for your prayers for his family.


Debbie Gibson

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.

Debbie

 

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.

I would like to thank all the brethren for their prayers and the uplifting card I received signed by all of them. My daughter will be in from Jacksonville, Florida this evening to spend the week with me, so I'm looking forward to her visit with me as well.

Sincerely,

Debbie


Jim Parkhill

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.


Dalton Parish

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


Gabriel Family

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.


Dale Harmon

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.


Ed Martel

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!


Michelle Mickelson

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.


Freeman Kuhns

May 5, 2018

Freeman has come down with a case of shingles. He would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.


Richard Walters

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.


Marlene Ware

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.


Bruce Keen

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.

Emily Keen

 

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.

Thank You


Lori Mullen

May 2, 2018

My test results came back positive. Cancer has returned. I'm asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.

Lori Mullen

 

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 God.

William Mullen


Pat Snodgrass

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.

Again, thank you,

Bill Snodgrass

 

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.

Thank you,

Bill Snodgrass

 

Update August 20: We wanted to thank everyone for their prayers on Patís behalf, and to give you an update on her health situation.

For the past two years, Pat has been having periodic blood tests due to having been diagnosed with CMML, a chronic leukemia. This determination is made when oneís ďblast cellsĒ reach or exceed a count of 5, and hers were recorded as 8. (Once those counts increase to 20 or more, you are considered to have progressed to acute leukemia, with treatment now far more urgently advised.)

As Patís current oncologist was pressing her to have an injection that was believed might boost bone marrow production, but which we had recently found had been linked to the potential death of patients, we went to OSU for a second opinion. They did their own bone marrow biopsy, and told her that her counts were now 54 and that she indeed had acute leukemia. They recommended beginning chemotherapy within a week or two, and also took a second bone marrow biopsy to send to a lab at Harvard which was qualified to check further for genetic markers which would help determine which of the current ďtrialĒ drugs should be most beneficial. (OSU never told us what the blast cell count was on this test, and we assumed they were consistent.)

At this point, Pat felt that she was being led to travel to Houston, to consult with MD Anderson Cancer Center, which we believe is considered to be number one in the world. They also did a bone marrow biopsy, but determined her count to be 7, again placing her under a diagnosis of the less-critical chronic leukemia. They were also apparently able to view the two that OSU had done, and told us that their technicians read them not as 54 and 23, but as 10 and 11!

We have since been back to OSU to inquire as to the discrepancy. They are looking into it, have stated that this has never happened before, but have not yet gotten back to us. This is a huge discrepancy Ė not only between OSU and MD Anderson, but between OSUís own two labs, taken only days apart. We firmly believe that God led us to MD Anderson, as OSU did admit that if Pat is still in the CMML level, the trial drugs would have been detrimental to her.

I apologize for the length of this, but felt the need to express the degree of confusion, as well as of Godís intervention. We definitely would appreciate continued prayers for Godís guidance once OSU comes back to us, as well as for His preferred outright healing of her completely.

Thank you,

Bill and Pat Snodgrass

 

Update November 25: Pat was transported to OSU hospital, on Saturday, suffering from a severe episode of vertigo, resulting in extreme dizziness with accompanying nausea. Her brain scan was good. She does have elevated white cells, which at this level, can restrict blood flow, exacerbating the situation. We would appreciate prayers for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you.

Bill

 

Update November 28: Pat is much improved just in the last day. There is still some inflammation/infection in her system that they suspect contributed to her condition. If her strength/stability/mobility continues to improve, their goal is for a Friday discharge. We are grateful for the brethrenís prayers and would appreciate additional ones for her continued improvement.


Al Ashurst

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?

Al Ashurst

 

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.

Al Ashurst

 

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.


Meyer Family

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.

Thank you so much,

Louis and Mary Lawson

 

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.

Louis, Mary and Ray Lawson


Kitty Paloma

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.


Benjamin Phillips

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.


Sheldon Monson

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.

He says the damaged eye is throbbing but tolerable, and at a check up this morning, the pressure in both eyes was the same, which is a good sign. Please beseech God to heal his eye and enable him to regain his sight. Mr. Monson and his family greatly appreciate your prayers.


Zak Family

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.

Randall Zak


Please pray for Mr. Zak and his daughters, Ivana and Veronika, who were very close to their grandmother.

Cards may be sent to:

Randall Zak
7544 Clark Street
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138


Mariah Sattler

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.


Calvin Hood

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.


Sandy Feiock

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.


Jim Mancini

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.

Mr. Mancini is asking for prayers for a successful surgery and recovery, and thanks everyone for their prayers for him up to this point.

 

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

Now recovering at home, Mr. Mancini wanted to share this encouraging news with all who have been praying for him. He told us a couple weeks ago that he felt Godís help to face the surgery with little anxiety. Letís give God thanks for intervening for Mr. Mancini.


Richard Cleveland

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.

Address for Cards:

Richard Cleveland
2501 FM 2911
Big Sandy, TX 75755


Julag-ay Family

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.

Address for Condolences:

Teresa Julag-ay
Purok Masagana
Bgy Alijis, Bacolod City
Negros Occidental
Philippines


Gary Dullum

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.

Address for Cards:

Gary Dullum
2812 Appaloosa Ct.
Little Elm, TX 75068


Enders 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.

Address for Condolences:

Max and Sharon Enders
3486 West Sample
Fresno, CA 93711


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.

Odessa, his wife, suffers from arthritis, especially in her lower back, her pain levels have greatly increased recently.

Address for Cards:

Allen and Odessa Harris
4268 N.C. Highway 32N
Plymouth, NC 27962


Beulah Sexton

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.


Jack Tremble

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 prayers.

Love to you all,

Jack


Betty Dove

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.

 

Update November 21: Betty fell this morning, at home. She is hospitalized, at this time, suffering with a broken hip. She is experiencing a great deal of pain. Please pray for her swift recovery.

Thank you

 

Update November 23: Betty underwent surgery last night. She received a full hip replacement. Due to the trauma involved, she is experiencing high sugar levels and some blood clots.


Joyce Kerns

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.

Address for Cards:

Joyce Kerns
1428 Troon Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

 

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 energy back!

Love,

Joyce


Morrison Family

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.

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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.

Please pray for Connie and Mr. Morrisonís family at this time.

 

Update January 17: Mr. Morrisonís children have chosen to have a ďcelebration of lifeĒ for their father.

The celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 20th, between the hours of 4 and 7 pm at:

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Phone: 614-414-5500

The family requests memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements completed with:

Spence-Miller Funeral Home
2697 Columbus Street
Grove City, OH 43123

Condolences may be left at www.spencemillerfuneralhome.com

Cards for Mrs. Morrison may be sent to:

Connie Morrison
4276 Demorest Rd.
Grove City, OH 43123

Your prayers for Mrs. Morrison and his family are very much appreciated.


White Family

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.

Please pray for my mom. I'm not sure how much more of this she can take.

With sincere gratitude,

Thomas White

 

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.

Thomas

 

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.

Thank you,

Phil Sena

 

Update January 21: Here is the information for Janice Whiteís funeral:

McCulla Funeral Home
770 Fairmont Road
Morgantown, WV 26501

Friday, February 2nd
Viewing: 11 am
Service: 1 pm

Interment to follow.

Cards of condolence may be sent to:

Don White and Family
600 Zeb Haught Road
Wana, WV 26590


Rodger Hagmaier

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.

As you know, I was not able to attend services. My legs got so weak from not being used, that I could not get out of bed for the last two days. I had to have help from two big brave emergency guys.

My wife and I spent a lot of time praying to God and asking for help. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Rodger Hagmaier

 

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 Creator!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone next Sabbath!

Warm regards,

Rodger Hagmaier


Bob Miller

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.

Address for Cards:

Bob Miller
77777 Scott Hill Road
Freeport, OH 43973

 

Update January 13: Bob was hospitalized for a short time, but is now home. He thanks you all for your prayers.


Tom Blair

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.

He is currently in the local hospital and is paralyzed on the right side. Tom knows that God can heal him according to His will and said that he is waiting on God to see what Heís going to do. Your prayers for his complete healing would be greatly appreciated.

Address for Cards:

Tom Blair
135 Worthington St. W. #802
North Bay, ON P1B 8M6
Canada


Al Pachinger

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).

They believe now, that his heartbeat rhythm became unbalanced last night, causing the speech difficulties and dizziness/loss of balance when the brain was briefly and temporarily deprived of normal blood flow. His family doctor will be conferring with the cardiologist on the case, and it's possible he may have to have a pacemaker implanted.

In any case, he'll need to remain in the hospital at least overnight tonight.

He specifically asked me to thank all of you for your prayers and concern, and wants you all to know how much he appreciates it.

Thank you all!

Doug Johnson

 

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.

While Mr. Pachinger is, understandably, still a bit dizzy, that's likely the effects of the sedation wearing off. His EKG is normal, blood pressure is good, and he's awake and alert. They'll keep an eye on him for a while, but all looks as it should.

Thank you for your prayers!

Doug Johnson


Shanna Edwards

December 22, 2017

Please pray for Shanna. She fell down the stairs this morning and hurt her left elbow. She went to emergency for treatment.

Shanna has been discharged from the hospital with a follow-up appointment scheduled for Tuesday. She had dislocated her elbow and broke it in the fall. We're requesting prayers that there will be no surgery needed and that she will heal quickly.

Dave Edwards

 

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.


Brown Family

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:

Jane passed out in front of her son when he was over visiting her. Jane went unconscious and he called an ambulance.

The doctor said she didn't have a pulse for 20 minutes. It's not looking good.

Thank you!

Renee Lewis

 

Update December 22: Well, it was a long night for my daughter, Asia, her father and Jane. Although, she remained unconscious the entire time.

The doctor had stated that Jane could no longer breathe at all on her own. She actually was without a pulse for 40 minutes before her heart started beating again. Doctors attempted to put her in a state of hypothermia. They were going to slow her body down and then warm her back up with only a 50% chance of regaining conciseness. Brain damage would have been very likely. Jane died last night.

Please pray for the family and friends, especially her son and granddaughter, Rick and Asia Lewis.

Asia grew up spending lots of time with this grandma. Jane had even lived with us twice. Asia had just moved out of her father's home at the end of November. This was his only other known family member and the one he was closest to. From what I understand, he had only been there for a minute as she was passing out. So, I don't think he even got to visit with her or say goodbye.

Thank you for your prayers.

Renee Lewis


Danielle Flowers

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.

I also want to mention that the environment that I work in is a very negative one. A lot of bad language and foul/inappropriate discussions. It's not what Iím used to nor do I want to be around it. I have never worked anywhere like this.

I also ask that you pray that my coughing from my recent sickness is very minimal or non existent during my interview.

Thank you so much!!

Danielle Flowers

 

Update January 5: I wanted to give a quick update on my job situation...

They called and offered me the job late today. However, they offered me significantly less money than what Iím currently making and what I asked for. I would probably be ok with it, but my husband is not. He thinks that we may need to move which would (his words) make him miserable. Not just because of our house, but because he loves our neighborhood and neighbors. He also doesnít want Caden to have to go to a different school and lose his friends.

I also went to my Naturopathic doctor today and got rescanned. He told me that my adrenal glands are extremely fatigued and my hormones are a mess due to the amount of stress and lack of down time that I have in my life. It really doesnít surprise me, since I have been feeling extremely exhausted for a while now. He also said that Iím showing as depressed. Again, Iím not surprised. He told me that I need to get more rest and take better care of myself. If it were only that easy.

I really need prayers right now for God to lead me in the right direction according to His will. Also, to help my husband understand what is important.

Thank you so much for your prayers!!

Danielle Flowers


Samarys Mariani

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.

Please and thank you,

SŠnchez-Mariani Family

 

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!

Ada Mariani


Joe Wengerd

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.

"Just wanted to let you know that we got back home shortly after noon. Thanks be to God that everything went well. The walking/recovery is in motion. Thank you so much for your prayers and support!"

Love,

Joe and Katie Wengerd


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.

Thank you all,

Carol Cable

 

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!


Wilson Family

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.


McNair Family

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:

Porter Loring North Chapel
2102 North Loop 1604
San Antonio, TX 78232

Phone: 210-495-8221

Address for Cards:

McNair Family
7468 Elk Trail PL
Littleton, CO 80125