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Connie Talbot

Patty Stambaugh

Libby Dezso

Jaxon LaBorde

Ronnie Wilson

Jody Smith

Buddy Eury

Betty Dove

Hank Rainbolt

Jean Warner

Pam Bickel

Joe Szymkowiak

Linda Ritter

Linda Szalankiewicz

Ed Szalankiewcz

Paul Coleman

Vicki Edgell

Luane Harris

Timmons Family

Kitt Carlson

Diane Shamblin

Todd Bickel

Mr. Burson

Billy Tee

Selah Wood

Norman Oliver

Barbara Cronmiller

Narda Carrol

Regina Segeti

John Urgitus

Fultz Family

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

Gaug and Sheppard Families

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


Connie Talbot

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.

Thank you.

 

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.

Thank you.


Patty Stambaugh

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.

Address for Cards:

Patty Stambaugh
9617 Silverbend Drive
Dade City, FL 33525


Libby Dezso

March 17, 2019

Libby is recovering from the flu. She's now at Green Village Rehab for therapy to regain her strength.

Address for Cards:

Libby Dezso c/o
Green Village Rehab
708 Moore Road
Akron, OH 44319

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.


Jaxon LaBorde

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.


Ronnie Wilson

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.

Ronnie


Jody Smith

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.

Thank you

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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.

Cindy

 


Buddy Eury

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.

Axie Eury

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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 again.

Thanks again,

Axie

 

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.

Thank you.


Betty Dove

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.

Thank you.

 

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 tomorrow.

Thank you.

 

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.

Thank you.


Hank Rainbolt

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.

Cards of encouragement may be sent to:

Hank Rainbolt
573 Summit Park Avenue
Clarksburg, WV 26301-5921


Jean Warner

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.


Pam Bickel

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.


Joe Szymkowiak

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.


Linda Ritter

February 3, 2019

Linda is recovering from heart surgery. Please pray for a swift recovery.


Linda Szalankiewicz

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.


Ed Szalankiewcz

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.


Paul Coleman

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.


Vicki Edgell

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.


Luane Harris

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 severe cough.

Thank You


Timmons Family

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:

Timmons Family
3257 Cattail Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Thank You


Kitt Carlson

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.


Diane Shamblin

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.


Todd Bickel

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.


Mr. Burson

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 appreciated.

Thank you.

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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.

Thank you so much for your prayers!

 

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.


Billy Tee

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.


Selah Wood

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.

Thanks again!

Brian Wood


Norman Oliver

December 22, 2018

Mr. Norman Oliver was in an auto accident last Sunday morning and is suffering from damage to his hands from the airbag release. There appears to be no further damage.


Barbara Cronmiller

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.

Please be praying for Godís intervention and healing for Barbara and to encourage Barbara, Chuck, and his wife, Brenda, through this trial.

Cards of encouragement for the Cronmillers may be sent to:

Barbara Cronmiller
3605 Spruce Creek Road
Auburn, WV 26325

Thank You

 

Update February 14: Received from Chuck:

"As of yesterday, Barb's numbers kept falling, so they put a drain in to relive some of the infection. They also put a larger stint in her kidney. The infection she has is caused from her kidney leaking. Today, her numbers have fallen again. She is going to need dialysis now. They are going to put a port in her neck so she can start that tomorrow. The worst part is the infection. She only has a 50% chance of recovery. The surgeon said that a lot of people die from this. Even if they remove her kidney, she still has to fight this infection, which is in her blood stream now.Ē

It is heartbreaking to hear about Barbaraís struggle. Please pray for Godís intervention for her.

Thank you



Update February 15:

Received from Chuck:

"We did, just now, get an update on her blood work. Her kidney functions went down to 7% last night and this morning, her functions went up to 8%. Her creatinine levels (you want to see this number go down; normal is around 0.49 to 1.10) last night were 6.01, this morning her number is 5.7. This is a good thing, if this trend continues. Her inflammation marks are not good (normal is below 8.0) her number is 385.1. As you can see, she is fighting a serious infection. My sister, Ruth, and brother in law, Joe, are coming to see her today from Maryland. I am getting ready to head out to see her this morning. We will keep you posted when we hear more."

 

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.

Chuck

 

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 March.

Chuck

 

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 behalf.

Have a great Sabbath,

Brenda

 

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.

We want to thank everyone for their prayers and cards. Her infectious disease doctor said they could find no infection, so she will no longer need to see her, unless there are more complications.

Chuck

 

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.

Chuck


Narda Carrol

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.


Regina Segeti

December 19, 2018

Regina slipped and fell while collecting the mail on her front porch. She would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.


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!


Fultz Family

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.

Thank You

 

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.

Rachel Fultz and Family
10844 Easy Street
Bentonville, AR 72712


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

 

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.

Thank you,

Reggie

 

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.

Thank you all,

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

January 11, 2019

On Monday, Liv turned 7 and we celebrated with high tea. We spent Thursday and Friday at the hospital. Her ECP days are always really long, but thankfully, Liv felt mostly okay when it was all over. They added an ophthalmology appointment this week. She has been having trouble with her eyes. They're itchy, sometimes dry and sometimes her vision is blurry.

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Well, the ophthalmology appointment went great. Her eyes are 20/20, there is no unusual pressure on any of the optical nerves and her eye muscles are all functioning well. Sheíll need some artificial tears from time to time, due to the GVHD, but otherwise, it was a great appointment. Such a relief. We also heard from her doctor this morning that her bone marrow and spinal fluid are both leukemia free! We are very pleased with those results. We're happy that we donít have to wait through the weekend to hear the news (waiting for biopsy test results is a special kind of torture). They are weaning one of her immunosuppressants as well, which is good. Sheís down to 1x/day, from the 3x/day that she started with. Weíve heard this drug, in particular, can cause sleep issues and mood swings so itíll be nice when it is eliminated. Sheís still on two other immunosuppressants, so she has a ways to go, but weíre happy to be moving in the right direction. Thanks again for the messages of encouragement and all those prayers.

Sarah

 

Update February 15: She continues to be improving, which is really wonderful. The doctors have stopped one of her immuno-suppressants (the one that they have been slowly weaning), which is great.

She's been off of it for over a week and is feeling good. Her blood counts and progress are so good we get a whole 14 day break from the hospital! If she continues with this forward momentum, there's talk of her returning to school at the end of February, which she is excited about. Medically, she is getting ECP every three weeks. It's two (long) back-to-back days at the hospital and she generally feels pretty yucky. They're hoping, after her next round of treatment, that they can move it to every four weeks. She is still on an oral immuno-suppressant 2x/day as well as a few other anti-getting sick meds. She's down to about 20 - 25 pills each day (depending on the day) and she is a champ at taking 4 at a time!

Our trip to Texas was great and we are so thankful that she stayed well the whole trip. It was incredible attending church with our Texas cousins and meeting so many people who have walked alongside us over this last year. It was really moving to feel God's love in action in such a tangible way. Not much else to report. So happy to continue to have good news. Thanks for the continued support and prayers and love.

Sarah

 

Update March 20: Well, no news is good news! Liv continues to progress and is doing pretty fantastic! We hit a major milestone this week, she is back to school! Itís only for about three hours each day, but she is wildly excited to be back with her classmates. We had the tremendous blessing of having her 1st grade teacher as her homebound educator, so she already has an established (and wonderful) relationship with her teacher. Plus, her teacher has spent hours with her over the last few months, so she really understands Liv's limitations and any signs when she isn't feeling great. She came home today all smiles and begging me to send her for a full day tomorrow (not yet). Next Monday is her nine-month bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap. Per usual, they'll check for signs of any residual leukemia and make sure her new bone marrow is working like a champ. It's exciting that weíre at nine-months post transplant! It's also anxiety inducing, as we wait for the results. Another wonderful step forward, next month, will be her last ECP treatment. ECP is the apheresis procedure, where they take her blood out and shine it under a special light (which helps calm the angry GVHD cells) and then cycle her blood back into her body. It's not our favorite (understatement) and it is very exciting to be at the end of this. They're going to end ECP two months early, since they feel confident in her progress and stability. The end of ECP also means that she can have both her central lines removed, which has all sorts of positive impact on our lives. We'll be done with dressing and cap changes at home (fairly time consuming and has to be done all sterile) and no more flushing with heparin and saline each night. Sheíll be able to be fully submerged in water, take full baths and go swimming. It's definitely an exciting step forward. Right now, she is in a great, stable spot, and barring any changes, they will begin to wean her immunosuppressants after ECP is complete. Thanks again for all the support and prayers and cards and love!

Sarah

 

Update April 5: Last year, after being released unexpectedly early from the hospital, we packed up her room and stopped to see the cherry blossoms on our way home. We carried her much of the way, she was pretty nauseous and exhausted. There were tears, difficulty walking and she fell asleep almost instantly in the car. It was a lovely outing, but it was also tough and stressful. Yesterday, after a full day of school (her second full day at school), we headed for the tidal basin. We walked and ran, picnicked by the water, watched the sunset and then walked some more. She and Lucas ran up and down the steps of the Jefferson Memorial and then once it was dark, they played hide and seek behind all the trees as we walked back to the car. We were home well after bedtime and she hung in there like a champ. Some days over this last year have felt impossibly long, but when you hold these memories side by side, her progress is just incredible. Next week, she has her last ECP on Monday and Tuesday (long days at the hospital) and then on Wednesday, she has surgery to have her central lines removed. Itíll be a long few days, but also really exciting and a huge step forward. We have a fun adventure planned for Spring Break. It feels pretty wonderful to be able to make plans again! Thanks for the prayers and love, for walking alongside us through the tears and the joy.

Sarah


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

January 23, 2019

Please add Christine to your prayers. She is having terrible pain in her feet and legs while she is with Steve in the hospital.

 

Update January 24: Thank you all so very much. I fell asleep minutes after I sent a text for prayers. I have no idea where that came from, but it was one of the most horrible, right up in the top 10 for sure. Iím so blessed to have such a wonderful family with you brethren. May God bless each one of you. I am getting things ready now for a trip up to Hillcrest Hospital. Again, they moved Steve last night to room 368, bed 1.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 28: As for me, I can't talk. I've been up almost all night and my neck and shoulders feel horrible. Of all the times to get sick! Prayers please!

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 3: I have been so sick the last two days. Mostly sleeping, but the pain is everywhere in my body. I have headaches, my ears really hurt, shoulders, arms, fingers, legs toes and ankles. I feel like I was run over by a semi. Steve canít miss his appointment tomorrow, so I ask for prayer please. Thank you brethren.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 8: I have absolutely no strength. I do not sleep and when they try to give me something for that, things go haywire. My stomach is constantly upset and nothing seems to help. I can hardly keep up with things. Steve is not allowed to have so many different things, that cooking has really become a job all on its own. My head just cringes with every sound when I walk, and on top of this, I have an outbreak of MRSA, probably from stress. I canít maintain hot or cold, and of course, the sweating is still a thing.

We do thank you so much. We know that you are already praying and we so appreciate it. We know that God has a reason for all these things. I might also ask that you keep us in prayer as we talk to our eldest daughter, Jennifer. She found out this morning that her ex-husband has about six months to live, if he takes chemo maybe longer. She is beyond herself on how to break this to her children. Just so much going on lately, itís hard. I just seem to cry at the drop of a pin. Way on overload, ya know? We love and miss you all and we are praying for you also brethren.

May God send His Son soon!

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 10: Please pray for Christine. She is being taken, by ambulance, to the hospital. Her blood pressure is 180 over 103.

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They cannot figure out why my blood pressure went up so high. It was 220 over 120 in the ambulance. They don't know what's wrong with my stomach either, but suspect it could be viral. They really don't know. They did run some extra blood work and they won't get the results for another couple days, at which time they're going to contact me. I did not want them to keep me because no one's here with Steve. So, I am home now and very thankful for the prayers of all the brethren. I will keep you updated.

Christine

 

Update February 18: Haven't been able to go see Steve today because I don't feel well. Please keep me in prayer, as well as Steve. We're waiting to find out what they're going to do about his stomach. The good news is, SATs have stayed up. I really need prayer. I am in pain with my legs. I can't even go see him today.

Christine

 

Update April 1: 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.

I know your prayers for this family have and continue to make a difference so I ask for wisdom, please, to know what to do and more of His spirit to calm me. I love and trust our Lord and Creator our God, who is righteous and Holy and Just and I need more and more of Him and Christ.

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.


Gaug and Sheppard Families

July 4, 2018

William Sheppard Sr. (father of Brenda Gaug and Bill Sheppard) 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.

 

Update July 12: William has returned home under hospice care for rehabilitation.

 

Update December 18: Brenda Gaug and family want to let everyone know that her father, William Sheppard Sr., died peacefully at home this morning, as he so wanted. Please keep the Gaugs and Sheppards in your prayers for comfort during this sad time. Thank you all for your prayers, cards, calls and love and concern.

Obituary at Hummel Funeral Home


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.

 

Update January 3: After a week in hospital with congestive heart failure, he is being moved to a VA facility in Rittman, Ohio.


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

February 3, 2019

Steve is doing well and his drain is drying up, thatís a blessing. Tomorrow, he has an appointment with the surgeon and weíll find out a lot more.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 6: The doctor said that the cancer they removed is stage 3. While that is not the stage we were hoping for, we know it's just a number and God is not limited by anything. If it is His will to cause me to be cancer free, then that is what will happen.

I thank each of my brothers and sisters, in Christ, for this to be the outcome!

I look forward to seeing everyone very soon.

Steve

 

Update February 8: Steve is slowing gaining some strength and healing around the incisions. He is very swollen in the feet and they have him on meds to reduce the water build up. He has some pretty nasty stomach cramps and pressure inside the belly. Still, he is trying to do as much work as possible to keep the bills paid. We have to order him some enzymes, but most of those contain pig and he will not use them, of course. We have found two that we are going to try and pray that things will go well with them. One is lamb based and the other vegetable.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 12: Just called an ambulance to take Steve to the hospital. He is throwing up and having a hard time breathing. Please pray.

Christine

 

Update February 15: Steve has pneumonia, there is a mucus plug in his lung. If he continues to improve, and can be put on a nasal cannula, and his stats stay up, it means the plug is breaking up on its own. If not, they will have to intubate him and go down with a scope and break the plug up. That is going to be very difficult on him and can be dangerous at this point. So, we pray that God will break this plug up with His power and Holy Spirit. Steve is in good spirits and trusting in God, so am I. I am slowly learning not to ask why, but to ask God, what's the next move. It seems to bring about better results.

Christine

 

Update February 17: This day doesnít exactly bring the overflow of great news we were hoping for. Steve still has a plug in his right lung and they will need to go in to dissolve it. They also found a blockage in his intestine and we are waiting for news on what they will need to do. Your many prayers and your love are keeping us going. Thank you brethren.

Christine

 

Update February 20: They took about ten pounds of fluid from Steve. They are sending it out for testing. Please pray it doesn't return and that the reason it has built up has nothing to do with the cancer spreading, as they inferred it could be.

Christine

 

Update February 25: Steve has been readmitted to Hillcrest hospital where he had the surgery. It is his liver that is putting out that fluid and he needs certain medication. Of course, they need to be able to drain the fluid. It would take a lot longer doing it as an outpatient than if they just put him in the hospital to do it.

Christine

 

Update February 28: Today, Steve looked a lot better, but the fluid is still building up. He will have to have the drainage again tomorrow. They have to get him eating correctly for this matter to resolve, but when heís so bloated, he just canít.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update March 2: Yesterday, I was much too sick to drive up to the hospital. About 1 o'clock in the morning, I decided my stomach was good enough to give it a shot. I loaded up my clothes and drove up to Cleveland. Steve looks much better, although, they're taking about a gallon to gallon-and-a-half from him every couple of days. The doctor says that he will stay here over the weekend and they may have to just allow him to go home, setting up outpatient drainage. They're very concerned that he starts putting on weight and gaining his strength. So, your prayers for that are very much appreciated. When they weighed him this morning, he was only a hundred and fifty-five pounds. For someone 6ft. tall, that's just not a lot of weight.

Christine

 

Update March 4: Steve came home this afternoon. He will be seeing the doctor weekly for a while and if he needs to be drained, it will be done on an outpatient basis. The plan now, is to get him stronger and fatter. With Godís help and recipes from the brethren, weíre going to do just that. One of our brethren brought in some awesome potato soup and some papaya and others are telling us all about soups that they have made. Things high in protein is what we need. He canít have seeds or nuts yet and absolutely NO uncooked veggies. So, if you have a really good recipe youíd like to share weíd love to hear about it (christine@computerconnectionconsulting.com). You are so wonderful brethren, and without your prayers, things would have been so much harder. We love you and ask Godís blessings upon each one.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update March 8: Things are going well the last few days that Steve has been home. While there is a small buildup of fluid, itís nothing like it was and heís able to eat. Itís hard to see his face so sunken in, but with Godís mercy, heíll start putting on weight soon. Unfortunately, the papaya enzymes I bought him, really are terrible, so weíll have to start hunting again. The longer it takes, the longer he has to wait for chemo, and with this type of cancer, that is a very important thing. Of course, we know that itís Godís healing, when all is said and done. If you know of any really tasty high protein recipes, please pass them on. Your prayers are keeping us going and we appreciate them so very much. We canít wait to be back in services with you all again and sure would appreciate it if you could add that request to your prayers.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update March 12: My absolutely handsome husband went to the doctor today. He said he looks like a concentration camp prisoner because of the sunken face and all the marks all over his body. I think he looks like a handsome, fearless warrior. He's doing better, no drainage needed, just some adjustments to meds. BUT, he's got to eat more. He's down under 150 pounds, so his homework from the doctor is, eat, eat and eat some more. Perhaps in a week or two, he can move on to the oncologist to get the chemo started. Before leaving Hillcrest, we stopped and got him some of their Cheddar Broccoli soup. It's not the hospital's, but some store that works out of the atrium. It's really good stuff.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update March 28: Steve only had to spend one night in the hospital this time. However, they did remove two gallons of fluid. He went from 154 lbs. to 139 lbs. quickly. Please join us in prayer that he can stop with this fluid buildup and that he can gain weight and muscle in a much quicker fashion.

Thank you,

Christine

 

Update April 1: Steve is waiting to be admitted, again, into Hillcrest Hospital, heís been throwing up for a couple of days and now has a great deal of pain coming from the surgical site.

 

Update April 4: They did a scan which came back okay, not showing anything that shouldn't be there or anything that could be causing this fluid buildup problem. Also they are running Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) to try and build him up, which they say will cause the liver to stop producing more fluid than the body can absorb. They explained that they do not want to keep draining him because in that fluid is the protein that his body needs. So, this time, they are running TPN. It's a method of feeding that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. Fluids are given into a vein to provide most of the nutrients the body needs. He will be in another week while they keep running this TPN and the prayer is that this finally heals the problem once and for all and that he starts to put on weight and build up strength. Please continue to keep us in your prayers and also know that we are praying for you all as well. We so miss seeing you all.

With much love,

Christine

 

Update April 6: I am up at the hospital with Steve. I spent the night so we could be together for the Sabbath. Steve has not done well and has started to throw up again. He has a lot of pain and says it feels like he has pancreatitis again. He had visitors from church stop in, but Steve got sick and we had to cut that short. We need our prayer warriors please.

Christine

 

Update April 8: Steve is going down for a scope and possibly another scan. They will be checking for an ulcer, gastritis, etc. Also, while he is out, they are going to run some nutrition into him through an NG tube. I believe they will try to leave that in him, but he has, in the past, always pulled those out so, weíll see. Thank you all for your prayers and when we have some results I will certainly update you all. God bless you all.

Love,

Christine

 

Update April 12: Steve is hanging in there, but getting pretty depressed about how long this is going on. They are going to bring in another specialist who would do a procedure called Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt or TIPS. Iím not educated enough to go into detail, but it will stop this constant fluid buildup. Itís basically a connection from the liver to the heart using the jugular vein. If they do this, it will be next week, so weíre talking even more time and that is really getting him down. Iím home today, but not well. Please ask our Father for strength to get things going because the lawn is going to need mowed very soon and our backyard is a horrible mess and will need cleaned up. Going to need some major energy.

Thank you all so very much,

Christine

 

Update April 14: Steve is eating and though he does feel some fluid build-up, it's not much AND he's walking the halls. I was shocked at the difference from two days ago. Praises to God our Father! If this keeps up, he may not need that TIPS procedure done and that would be a true blessing.

Christine

 

Update April 17: Praise to God. My husband is sitting in bed eating some fresh papaya from Puerto Rico. They had to remove more fluids today than we thought they would, so apparently, it is still building up. At least God has allowed it to slow down. As long as it continues to slow down, Steve may have to go in a time or two to be drained at the hospital, but that sure would beat having to go to the hematologist for them to do that TIPS procedure.

I will have to run out for some unleavened bread tomorrow, so please pray that I do not have another day like today. The pain, which the enemy sent to be sure to add nonsense to what should have been a great day, is finally settling down. Now that we are home, I can take some aggressive meds. Itís so easy to cry out, to tell God how things should be or how things should have gone. Iím thankful it's just as easy to shout out and to cry praise to you, Our Father in Heaven.

Sincerely,

Christine


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.

 

Update December 16: Here are links to the funeral arrangements for Mr. Lemmon.

Obituary at Newcomer Funeral Home.


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.

 

Update January 31: 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.


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.

 

Update April 4: Experiencing fairly extreme flu-like symptoms all this week.


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

 

Update April 8: 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.

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.

 

Update December 22: Al is suffering from severe bronchitis and coughing.


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.