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Chris and Margie Carothers
June 23, 2019
Please pray for Chris and Margie Carothers. Their landlord just told them they need to move out of the house they rent, as the owner wants to bulldoze down the house and rebuild. This was an abrupt and shocking request made by the landlord. Chris maintains the very large lawn for the landlord, and has been of great help to that family over the years. Also, the brethren have been using the Carother's rented home to meet in Ohio, as well as us holding the Passover service and Holy Days in their home. The Carothers have been wonderful and very hospitable to all of us who meet for Church in Ohio. Losing this home is an unexpected and sudden shock to the Carothers. They will need to find housing quickly. Please pray that God would direct Chris and Margie to find a suitable home in the next few weeks. We will keep you updated.
June 22, 2019
This week, Jim had an urgent, second, detached retina surgery on the same eye as before. He is now home and beginning a more extended recuperation period. Your prayers for complete healing and clear vision are appreciated.
June 15, 2019
Steve was diagnosed, this past week, with stage four colon cancer that has metastasized to the liver. Your prayers for God's healing are much appreciated.
Bruce and Emily Keen
June 13, 2019
Update June 21: We would like to thank each
of you for your prayers on our behalf. Though our lives have been greatly
affected by the recent flooding, we are in the process of getting settled into
new living quarters. The many gestures of kindness and support have been most
encouraging and uplifting to each of us. Once again, thanks so much.
June 1, 2019
So, they started the TIPS
on Tuesday, but could not finish. Long story short, we ended up coming to
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After three room changes we finally have a great
room. We were told the procedure would be done today, but we knew that was NOT
going to happen. Sure enough, it didn't. The doctor who is actually going to do
the procedure seems nice enough and honest enough. He worked hard to try and fit
Steve in today, but said it didn't work out and tomorrow is full. So, Tuesday
appears to be the best bet. I've been complaining about his weakness and finally
I have a nurse who sees what I am seeing. Steve has always been very slim, but
he's also very strong. So now, they have added walking to the list of things
they are making him do, along with a couple of other things.
Update June 4: Steve's surgery went well, everything is good. He's back in bed and eating popsicles. Praise to God.
Steve finally came back from surgery and seems
to be doing very well, except for the fact that he cannot move his left leg or
his left foot up and down. They're going to take him in for a CT scan to make
sure he didnít have a stroke or a clot in the groin area. Also, I am having a
flare up, so I'm not as happy as I would like to be inside and out. Thank you so
much for your prayers.
Update June 5: The CT results were all
good. That means there's something else going on. They still say there's a
slight chance it could have been from a stroke. They will be doing one more test
in the morning. We're not going to worry about it. We're just going to praise
God and look for better results tomorrow.
Update June 7: Due to Godís awesome,
wonderful, Holy Spirit, Steve is home. There is more to write, but I am in too
much pain. Right knee and back! If you donít mind throwing in one more prayer, I
would appreciate it. I also want you all to know that we love you and appreciate
Update June 12: This morning, Steve went
to be drained, but since they did the TIPS, they did an ultra sound first. There
is not enough fluid to worry about draining! The doctor said he will just have
to put up with the balloon feet until the
Lasix gets things moving faster. Thanks to God for His loving mercy and for
hearing our prayers.
Update June 16: Yesterday, Steve's legs
started to get really bad. We've cleaned the wound and we have put Manuka honey
in there, so we're praying that God will release any poisons or remove any clots
or anything that our Father sees wrong.
Update June 21: Steve is doing better.
He's able to talk and reason. He needed medicine that would cause the liver to
release the ammonia from the brain. How fearfully and wonderfully we are put
Update June 22: I just wanted to let you know that the doctor was in, and he said, things being as they are, that Steve has a little less than a year. We are still going to check to see what trials there may be and that God has the last word. So, whatever God decides, that's the way it's going to be. I just wanted to let you know. Have a happy Sabbath and good bible study this afternoon. We love you all.
Update June 24: Steve will be released
today. We are hoping to go to a rehab facility. We have one here, a few blocks
away, but they are not taking anyone new. We pray that God will please put him
where it will be best, not only for him, but for everyone involved. Please,
please help me with prayer. Every step bangs in my head, it truly hurts.
May 26, 2019
Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Alene
Hagmaier who is being admitted to Akron General Medical Center after being
diagnosed with suffering a gallbladder attack. She had a sleepless night with
severe pain, and is asking for our prayers for God to intervene and guide her to
make the right decision about what to do.
Update May 27: She is doing better.
Severe pain has diminished. They want to get an MRI tomorrow morning. I just
talked to her, she is feeling pretty tired right now. I am praying that our
prayers have been answered and that they won't find anything tomorrow.
Update May 28: She is having an MRI this evening and they are planning to operate, to remove her gallbladder, tomorrow. She hasn't had anything to eat all day and they finally gave her a little applesauce. The pain is still terrible. Please pray that everything will go well.
Update May 29: Alene's operation has been postponed until more tests are done.
Update May 30: Surgery scheduled for 8:30 AM. Please pray for Godís help.
Update May 31: According to Mr. Hagmaier, Mrs. Hagmaier is out of recovery and appears to be doing well. Please pray for a complete recovery.
Update June 3: Alene has been eating a small amount at meals. She has been having trouble with pain, indigestion and gas. We are going to the doctor tomorrow at 11AM.
Update June 12: The scan, this morning,
was completed and the doctor said there was no problem with the gall bladder
operation. We are thanking God for that. The problems may just be due to slow
recovery due to her age.
Update June 22: I am slowly recovering,
but with a lot of pain. All tests say that all is well inside me and I am
May 26, 2019
This past week was
Olivia's 4th anniversary of the original diagnosis. She is now coming up on her
1st anniversary of her bone marrow transplant. The following is excerpted from
her mother's update:
May 25, 2019
Greyson is the 11 year old grandson of Jim Parkhill in New Mexico. Greyson has a congenital and now life-threatening digestive condition. Please add him to your prayer list.
May 19, 2019
Bess fell early last week and broke her hip at the care center where she now lives, in the Cincinnati area. The repair surgery went well and she will be receiving strength recovery therapy in the coming weeks.
Hedgepeth and Rupp Families
May 19, 2019
Early last Friday morning (about 2:00 a.m.) the Pennsylvania home of Esther (Rupp) Hedgepeth and her husband, Gene Hedgepeth exploded, killing them and severely injuring their son Rod. Mrs. Hedgepeth was the sister of Marlene (Rupp) Cowell, wife of elder Jim Cowell. Marlene comes from a very large family, many of whom are in one organization of Godís Church or another. Please remember the family in your prayers for Godís comfort at this time of terrible tragedy.
Update May 25: There will be a memorial
service, Saturday, June 1st, at 2pm, at
Desiderio Funeral Home:
May 19, 2019
Ian Healy (grandson of Louis and Carol Petit) Ė ďCarol and I would appreciate our brethrenís prayers for Ian. He is going to the doctors on Monday to have extensive tests to determine if he is healthy enough to do dialysis. He is scheduled to go into the hospital on May 24th to have a tube put into (I think) his stomach for dialysis. He will do dialysis at home every evening until he has an operation to put in a new kidney. We're not sure when that starts. He was put on the donor list a couple of weeks ago and there are about 5 people who said they would give a kidney to Ian if they are a match. Our prayers were that Ian would not have to go on dialysis, but it looks like he will have to. Judith, Ianís mother, is quite stressed so prayers for her are also appreciated.Ē
May 19, 2019
I would like to request prayers for Patti Reed. Patti is my sister. She had a massive stroke. Please ask God for His intervention.
May 4, 2019
Neal has been experiencing extreme pain in his neck and legs.
May 4, 2019
Jenny has been suffering from very severe bursitis and would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing and relief from the pain. Especially, please pray for Godís healing of a severe, open-sore bruise on her leg.
May 4, 2019
Mitch's prostate surgery went quite well. The doctor was satisfied that he removed all the cancer, but will need to verify that with follow-up testing. Mitch thanks you for your prayers.
Update May 12: Mitch got word from the doctors that his scans are clear, the pain has subsided, heís up and around, and feeling well! He and Anita thank you for your prayers!
May 3, 2019
They have taken a biopsy of Mr. Oliverís skin growth on his face. The doctor speculated it is cancer. He will have results back in a week to determine the next step. He has a follow up appointment in 2 weeks. His plan will be to freeze the area if it is not cancerous. If it is cancer, he will surgically remove the area on his face and go from there. Please keep Norman in your prayers.
Update May 17: Mr. Oliver saw the
dermatologist today. He is scheduled to have about a square inch of skin on his
cheek removed. His surgery is scheduled for June 10th at 9am. They are confident
that all the skin cancer can be surgically removed with this procedure. Prayers
for Mr. Oliver would be appreciated.
May 2, 2019
We just wanted to let you know that Sam was
admitted to the Cleveland Clinic yesterday, May 1st. He will be having open
heart surgery because they found a clot. That is why his machine kept going off.
Surgery will be scheduled for one day next week. We will appreciate thoughts and
Update May 15: Sam had exploratory open heart surgery. The surgery was to determine if there was a blockage in his heart or a mechanical malfunction in his artificial heart pump. They did not find any blockage in his heart. They were able to determine it was a mechanical issue in the pump. He is supposed to be released sometime this week.
April 29, 2019
David and Holly Eury want to thank you for your prayers on behalf of Holly's mother this past week. Holly's mother died this morning.
April 21, 2019
Dick has made some good recovery and is presently at a rehab facility across the street from Akron City (Summa) Hospital.
Update May 4: Dick has been home a few days, receiving home nurse visits to administer medication. He and Janice appreciate your ongoing prayers.
April 20, 2019
We are requesting prayers for MatŪas as he
continues to have congestion, cough and now a slight fever. He's had congestion
pretty much since birth, which, at times, seems to be better. He has been pretty
congested this past week, with increased coughing. We're praying he'll improve
Update April 21: MatŪas hasn't had a
fever all day, thank God. He's still congested and coughing, but at least it's
the getting mucus out. He never misses a feeding and is acting normally,
especially when he sees Carolina.
April 9, 2019
Connie has suffered with an auto-immune
disorder for a number of years. In addition to the chronic problems associated
with that, the doctors have discovered that she is experiencing bleeding on her
brain. Please remember to ask God's mercy upon her.
Update April 11: Connie is in the
hospital in Sacramento, California. Doctors have told her she has an infection
in her lungs, a type of pneumonia. Please continue to pray for her, as she has
extreme difficulty breathing.
April 8, 2018
Lori has found a lump in
her breast. An appointment has been made for May 1st with her doctor. She
requests prayers from the brethren for God's intervention.
Update May 2: Lori will have 4 days of
testing to determine a course of treatment for her breast tumor. Your prayers
are requested for healing. Results will be in Friday, May 9th.
Update May 10: Lori's tests came back negative. The cancer is confined to the tumor. Her surgery is set for May 20th. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
Update June 21: I apologize for not posting earlier. We have been very busy with doctors for Lori and her parents. Lori's operation was successful. Pathology reports were clear. She's now preparing for radiation treatments. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
April 1, 2019
While Steve was in the hospital the last time, we were
infected with ransomware. That means someone is trying to get us to pay money to
get our files released and when I say our files I mean everything. I was behind
on my office work with all the ins and outs of hospital and doctor appointments
and etc. So, now everything is gone. I have to recreate our QuickBooks and since
we always finish late for taxes, I had not sent a copy to the accountant yet.
That means that all of our accounting for 2018 is gone. This is a hard hit and
it's making an already stressful time for us, over the top stressful.
Update May 2: Most of you know that Iíve had problems with my legs for a
long while now. I made an appointment with the surgeon who did my back. Iím very
sure that whatís happening in my feet, direct towards him. It feels like there
is a ball under my toes and it burns. It's mostly the left foot, but the right
is getting worse now. Also, I'm making an appointment with my orthopedic doctor.
The front and back of my right knee have gotten so bad that I can hardly walk.
When I went to pick Steve up from the hospital, he had to pack his own stuff and
I drove up to the front to get him. Iím hoping that my usual doctor didnít write
in his notes, ďno more shots, needs knee replacementĒ. Thatís what he has told
me the last three times. Perhaps, with the situation as it is, heíll allow me
one more shot.
March 17, 2019
Patty (now in Florida, but recently from
Pittsburgh) had a double mastectomy on March 14th at Advent Health hospital in
Zephyrhills, Florida. Several of the brethren visited with her and she is doing
remarkably well. She has a very positive attitude.
March 17, 2019
Libby is recovering from the flu. She's now at
Green Village Rehab for therapy to regain her strength.
Libby Dezso c/o
Libby can take phone calls at 234-312-4365 or you can check with Bob at 330-745-4596.
Update April 6: After her illness and recuperation at the care center, Libby is happily back at home.
Update April 21: Libby was back home, then collapsed, taking her back to the Barberton hospital on Thursday.
Update May 4: From her husband, Bob: ďElizabeth continues to recuperate at home from her four-month health trial of diabetic foot ulcers, double pneumonia, plus a flu virus not covered in her flu shot. Because her immune system is still weak, she is not receiving visitors and her visits to public places are limited to doctor appointments. Therefore, she is not yet able to attend church services and will attend services and bible study with me online. We wish to thank everyone for their prayers, encouraging cards and kindness, plus a special thank you to members of the congregations in Eureka, CA, Yuma, AZ and North Canton, OH, who helped us through this trial.Ē
March 2, 2019
Jaxon (grandson of Rose Szymkoviak) is awaiting treatment for a very rare disorder, but young Jaxon still needs your prayers for healing.
February 23, 2019
Ronnie is requesting prayer for what may be an eye infection. Please pray that God will intervene for Ronnie.
Update February 25: I just want to give
an update on my eye problem. Thank God it is much better today, and thank you
and all the brethren for your prayers. I look forward to being at Sabbath
services next week. I miss my brethren.
February 15, 2019
Jody Smith was involved in an auto accident
this morning. He is in the hospital at this time and has lapsed in and out of
conscious. We will keep you updated when we hear more.
We are home from the hospital. Jody had a
concussion. His head, neck, upper back and also his ribs are all hurting. He's
going to be in bed for the weekend.
February 15, 2019
Buddy is in the hospital in Rock Hill, SC and
has been diagnosed with gastritis and a large bleeding ulcer and a stricture of
the esophagus which has already been corrected. The bleeding seems to have
stopped, but they have requested a surgeon to come in today to evaluate whether
the ulcer warrants surgery or not. Please pray for his speedy recovery. Thanks
so much for your prayers.
Barring any complications, Buddy will go home
tomorrow (Sabbath) afternoon. The surgeon we talked to said surgery is his last
resort. The ulcer is so big he would have to remove 90% of Buddy's stomach. So
far, it looks like the meds are working very well, but it takes a long time for
such a large ulcer to heal. Just pray that it heals quickly and doesn't bleed
Update February 18: Buddy is doing much
better at this time. The bleeding he was having from the ulcer has subsided and
they are very grateful for your prayers.
February 14, 2019
Kitty Paloma requests your prayers on behalf of
her mother, Betty Dove. Mrs. Dove has a severe blockage in her heart and is
scheduled to undergo angioplasty procedure next Monday.
Update February 20: Kitty wants to thank
everyone for their prayers for her mom. The angioplasty procedure went well. She
is able to breathe much better and expects to be up and moving about normally by
Update April 14: Betty fell this
afternoon and broke her hip and some bones have been crushed. She will undergo
surgery tomorrow morning for hip replacement. You may recall, Betty had her
other hip replaced just last November, due to a fall.
Update June 20: Although Betty's recovery has progressed rather well, she suffered a setback last Tuesday. She lost her balance and fell backwards. We are not aware of any broken bones at this time. However, she has been vomiting since the fall and becoming increasingly weak. Kitty and her mother thank you in advance for your prayers.
Update June 22: Betty is doing somewhat
better. She is able to carry on a conversation without any difficulty. However,
when she sits up the vomiting returns. She was able to have a piece of toast and
some liquid. Please continue to remember her in your prayers.
February 11, 2019
Your prayers are requested for Hank Rainbolt
who broke his ankle in an accident in his home today. He was told his recovery
will be six weeks. Besides prayers for the pain and a successful recovery, Mr.
Rainbolt is also asking for prayers that his insurance will be adequate for his
medical and employment needs.
February 3, 2019
Neal Warner would appreciate your continued prayers for his mother, Jean Warner, who has been diagnosed with MRSA.
Update February 9: Jean's MRSA condition has improved so well that she should be able to go home in a few days.
February 3, 2019
Pam has been having more symptoms from her Multiple Sclerosis condition lately and asks for prayer for relief of these symptoms and guidance for her doctors as they determine her new medications.
February 3, 2019
Joe's second eye surgery went very well last week. Please pray for a swift recovery. Thank you.
Update March 17: Joe is recovering at home from an irregular heartbeat episode. He's making progress and thanks you for your prayers.
February 3, 2019
Linda is recovering from heart surgery. Please pray for a swift recovery.
February 3, 2019
Linda had good news on her latest bone scan in her battle with cancer. She still needs to have a liver scan. Please pray for good news there too.
Update May 19: From husband, Ed: Today, we got very bad news. The disease has progressed significantly in Lindaís liver Ė that was the source of her recent pain Ė not the gall stone. The last two types/rounds of medicines failed to bring any good results. We are now fighting the last battle at this juncture. Next week, Linda will have surgery for implantation of a port so she can receive the strongest chemo. Her oncologist was very straight with us Ė if we canít stop it with this next round of medicines Ė we move to pain-management. We are praying for a miracle.
Update June 15: Linda's advanced liver cancer condition is urgently in need of Godís healing. Lindaís condition is continuing to deteriorate at last report.
Update June 22: Report from husband, Ed: "Her exam, this week, showed extremely elevated liver enzymes, which is causing her cognitive issues. She can barely speak or eat on her own. They did give her a chemo treatment this week and it seems we are at the ďcrossroads.Ē If it takes hold, we have a shot at recovery, if not, the prognosis is only weeks now. She doesnít seem to be in any pain and sleeps most of the time (she is highly medicated at this point). We will know if the chemo is doing its job when we get the tests back next Wednesday."
February 3, 2019
Ed was in a car accident this past week. He came out with just bruises and no broken bones. However, the doctor found a spot on his lung while checking for injuries.
January 31, 2019
After a successful multiple bypass surgery on his heart this week, Paul went into heart fibrillation, ultimately having a mild stroke. Please pray for his complete recovery.
Update February 3: Paul and family thank you for your continued prayers for his recovery. He is now at home recuperating from his multiple bypass surgery on his heart last week.
January 31, 2019
Vicki fell on the ice early in the week and broke her hip. The surgery went well and she is now recovering. Your prayers thus far and forward are much appreciated!
Update February 3: Vicki is still in the rehabilitation unit of East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio and will most likely be there until next Wednesday. She is doing really well in physical and occupational therapy, but does not feel ready to come home yet.
Update February 20: The blood clot Vickie had, ended up not as serious as first thought. She is taking a blood thinner, but is continuing to recover from her broken hip.
January 31, 2019
Dale experienced a heart arrhythmia last week and was in the hospital (Akron City). He was doing better last Thursday.
Update February 3: Dale is home from the hospital, his heart rate is stable, but he is exhausted from the ordeal. Please continue your prayers for the skin cancer and other ailments.
Update May 12: Dale has been recovering from some severe heart atrial fibrillation, skin cancer and other ailments. Also this week, he's experiencing extreme neck pain. Thankfully, Friday, the neck pain lessened considerably. He sends his greetings to all.
Update May 19: Dale is in the hospital (Summa City in Akron), but scheduled to be moved shortly to Rockynol, a convalescent center. He reports that his heart is still in ďafibĒ and he is feeling very weak. Please pray for his strength recovery.
Update June 22: Dale moved, on Friday,
to the Youngstown area near his niece. We're sure he would be happy for
visitors, cards or calls. His new address is:
January 26, 2019
Luane Harris requests your prayers on her
behalf. She has been suffering with a severe case of the flu accompanied by a
January 26, 2019
Your prayers are
requested for Barbara, who has been battling a very serious post-surgery
infection (sepsis). Sheís been in the hospital since January 3rd for daily
antibiotic injections, but will be coming home today. She will need to be taken
to the hospital (one hour drive, each way) by her brother, Chuck, every day, to
continue the injections. The doctors expect the treatments to continue for
another 4-6 weeks.
Update February 14: Received from Chuck:
Update February 17: I just had an update
from the doctor. Her kidney is now functioning and it is now going to be a day
by day to see if she needs dialysis. Also, the infection is looking better too.
Her numbers this morning are 12% kidney GFR, her creatinine is 3.97, and her
inflammation marker is 126. Something has definitely changed. I pray that she is
on the mend. She still isn't out of the woods, but she is definitely better. I
could tell on the Sabbath that she was more herself and she was feeling better.
The doctor also said, if this trend continues, she may come home in 2 to 3 days.
Update February 20: Just heard from the
doctor. Barbara has baffled the doctors, because her kidney started to function.
They were expecting to take it out. Her levels have slowly started to improve.
Her functions are now at 14%. Her creatinine is now at 3.2. Of course, they
don't understand, but she has improved within the last 2 days. The doctors think
she has improved so much that she will probably come home in the next day or
two. They said she will not need dialysis with her numbers improving the way
they are. Her infection is still there, but her white blood cell count is
normal. They are still concerned with the infection, so she is now on another
round of antibiotics for another 6 weeks. She will be on these until the end of
Update February 23: Just wanted to
update you on Barb. She was discharged from the hospital, yesterday. She will
continue to have daily infusions. They now have her on 4 antibiotics. They did
remove her port for dialysis. That's good. She still has the catheter, pic line
for infusion and the drain on her side as the kidney is still leaking. However,
her blood work is heading in the right direction. Chuck has been ill for the
past few nights. He as a stomach virus. I just wanted to update you on Barb,
please thank all of the brethren for their cards, prayers and gifts on her
Update April 1: Barbara finished her
antibiotic treatments on Thursday of last week. She does have a surgery on
Tuesday to see if her kidney is still leaking. We will know more by then. She is
doing well and she is in good spirits, more like herself.
Update April 2: Barbara's surgery went
well. They removed the stint and her catheter. Her kidney has stopped leaking.
It's kind of amazing, they first told us her kidney would not heal until May or
June. She still needs to go to follow-ups to make sure everything is doing well.
Her kidney functions are a little elevated. They are concerned with that and
want to keep an eye on it. Otherwise, things are doing very well.
January 13, 2019
We just heard that Mrs. Janice Timmons died
this evening. Your prayers for her familyís comfort are appreciated. Cards of
condolence may be sent to the Timmons family at:
January 3, 2019
Your prayers are requested for Andrew and Theresa Carlson's youngest child, Kitt. Kitt was taken to urgent care earlier today and from there to the ER and from there to a pediatric hospital. Kitt is suffering with respiratory problems. The initial diagnosis is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Thank you.
Update January 4: Kitt has shown significant improvement. He is slowly being taken off oxygen support and is now able to eat. Thank you for your continued prayers.
January 3, 2019
Diane's husband reports that the cancer is taking its toll. Hospice is there now every day. He and Diane thank you for your prayers and ask for your continued concern on her behalf.
January 3, 2019
Todd is still recovering from open-heart surgery. He had a high blood pressure episode this week. He really appreciates your continued prayers.
January 1, 2019
We just received a call from Mrs. Burson. Mr.
Burson is having a medical emergency which might be a stroke. She is taking him
to the hospital in Cambridge. Your urgent prayers for Mr. Burson are
Mr. Burson. appears to be doing better, as he
is able to talk and has freedom of movement on both sides of his body. They are
still running tests, so we will send out any updates as we receive them.
Update January 2: Mr. Burson was released from the hospital today and is at home after spending last night at the hospital for observation. His symptoms indicated a stroke or a mini stroke. Now all those symptoms are gone and we are very thankful to God for His kindness and healing! Mr. and Mrs. Burson both greatly appreciate everyone's prayers. Mr. Burson is suffering from high blood pressure and would like to ask for everyone's continued prayers for his complete healing. It truly is an awesome thing to see God respond to His peoples' prayers as we show our love for the brethren and Him with our prayers.
December 30, 2018
Mr. Jerry Fields requests your prayers on behalf of his wife's son, Billy Tee. He has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg. This condition is very serious. In the past several years he has experienced eight strokes and a heart attack. Mr. Tee has two young children. Thank you.
Update January 4: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fields want to thank you for your prayers on behalf of Billy. The blood clot in his leg continues to persist. From a medical perspective, the only treatment available is the continuance of blood thinners. Please continue to remember the Fields family in your prayers.
December 29, 2018
Selah has taken a turn for the worse. Her oxygen is too low and they are admitting her to Childrenís Hospital. They had ruled out pneumonia, and after a breathing treatment, her oxygen level had briefly improved, but she is unable to sustain it and they donít know why. Thank you.
Update December 30: Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, first of all! Just to update you, Selah has RSV (again) and apparently this season's strand of RSV is particularly brutal and is hospitalizing kids that haven't ever had breathing issues before. She has weaned down from 4 liters of oxygen to 0.75 liters of oxygen and is still holding strong. Also, after a CT scan, an x-ray and a consult with neurosurgery, it looks like her shunt is fine for now! Her ventricles were slightly larger than the last scan but WELL within the normal range and no larger than right after they placed in the shunt 2.5 years ago. Thank God, at least that isn't it! Not sure how long we will be here, it will really just depend on how long she needs the oxygen support and whether or not she's (at least) drinking and (optimally) eating.
Update January 1: I just wanted to give
you an update on Selah. She is so much better! We actually got to go home today,
as her oxygen was completely back to normal. She is back to acting like her
spunky self. Thank you so much for all of the prayers during this trial. We are
so happy to be back home with a healthy Selah.
December 19, 2018
Narda Carrol, sister of Brenda Walker and Carla Roberts, was diagnosed with a mass on her brain and in other parts of her body. Please keep Narda in your prayers for healing.
December 19, 2018
Regina slipped and fell while collecting the mail on her front porch. She would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.
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!
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.
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.
Update December 25: This is to let
everyone know that Carson Fultz died a few minutes after midnight this morning.
For those who would like to send their condolences, the address is below.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Update November 13: Thanks to everyone
for your prayers, I am feeling better. The dizziness has gone with the pain.
Update March 20: Last night, I started
to feel dizzy and nauseated. It continued through today. I was unable to go to
work. I had a check up done and my blood pressure and heart were ok. Please pray
for God to heal me and show me what is causing this.
Update March 23: I want to thank
everyone for their prayers. I am feeling better. It appears as if it was a
virus. A coworker experienced the same symptoms that I did.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
MatŪas 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.