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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 31, 2018
Olivia (6) has been going through all the
treatments to get to the bone marrow transplant. Now, after what was considered
the best match possible, the donor marrow is rejecting the host and apparently
vice versa as well. She is on the ropes:
Address for Cards:
Update September 6: This is better news
Update September 16: This latest from mom, Sarah:
"I think weíre back to sloooooowly moving in the right direction. Little bits of Liv are emerging with more regularity, there is more laughter and playing and ridiculous shenanigans. It's emotional to watch her recover - so very thankful that she is moving in the right direction, but it's also a reminder of how far she has left to go. And itís really hard to know if the fearless, exuberant Liv will completely reappear - this whole experience has been pretty life-changing and we're anxious to see how Olivia will sort through it all in the end. Yesterday marked a full week since beginning the additional GVH treatment - they wanted her to have a full seven days before changing anything since the drug takes about a week to be effective. They have been slowly weaning her pain meds over last week and I am happy to report that she is off all narcotics, which is a very good thing (another benchmark for being released). It is certainly a relief that she is no longer in such constant pain. There were a couple days of pretty awful withdrawals - I'm thankful they're behind us. Yesterday, they pulled her off antibiotics and she handled the last 24 hours well (good sign that the typhlitis infection is gone). Her diarrhea is still constant, but the overall amount has been within acceptable range, which is also good. At this point, Liv is still confined to water, ice and 4 oz. of broth per day. It has been almost seven weeks since she has been able to eat anything. She is excited to start food again and hopefully we can begin adding some options in by the middle of next week. As always, thanks for the prayers and love and support.Ē
Please keep Olivia and her family in your prayers for a miraculous recovery as we near the Feast.
Update September 20: This update from
Update October 31: This update is from
just prior to the FOT till now. Olivia is beyond day +100 post transplant - this
is a date that has been mentioned again and again by the BMT team. It is
generally a day when many restrictions are lessened - they start to wean some
meds, can be more liberal with the mask wearing and food options are expanded.
However, due to the GVH and all her additional immunosuppressants, day 100 is
just a rather arbitrary milestone.
Update November 3: Liv spent Mon/Tues in the hospital and we were surprised at at how quickly we had forgotten how inefficient the hospital world is - just amazing they can function like that all the time! All-in-all everything went (slowly) fine. She came home exhausted and pretty emotional. There are lots of big emotions to process as she is feeling left out of life. As she feels better weíll be able to add more normalcy, but itís a challenging balance that we havenít quite figured out. There are always tests and potential issues hanging in the balance. She was evaluated by physical therapy this week and, while they arenít necessarily concerned with her lack of mobility, they did test for a specific inflammation marker in her blood which is very elevated. This elevation could be a sign of chronic GVH, which has begun to attack her muscles. It could also be a sign of nothing, but it doesnít totally seem like nothing. The prospect of muscular GVH and all that it would imply is scary. Theyíve tested her again this week for this inflammation marker and we should have the results next week. In addition, weíre working to get a second physical therapy opinion since she is experiencing a tremendous amount of pain in her feet and ankles, which doesnít have an explanation as of yet. She had another steroid wean yesterday and hopefully that may help ease some of her pain. Weíll see. Thanks for the prayers and support and for hanging in there with us. This seems to be a bit unending and we are so thankful to have so much love this whole (long) time.
Update November 28: This is wonderful
news from Sarah:
August 12, 2018
Jenny has been suffering from very severe bursitis and would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing and relief from the pain.
August 7, 2018
Jody had to go to the ER this past Friday afternoon with what appears to be pancreatitis.
Update August 12: Back in hospital all week with pancreatitis.
July 7, 2018
Featherston saga continues. I was diagnosed with Staph/MRSA at the ER the other
day. I am on antibiotics, but itís a bit scary this soon after major back
surgery. I spoke with the surgeonís nurse today and she said that itís possible
that it could affect the surgery site, but that as we know, is in Godís hands. I
will call my family doctor tomorrow and find out if he can order IV antibiotics
or not, as this would be a more acceptable route and more thorough. I sure would
appreciate prayers for protection. Thank you so much.
Update July 13: I am asking
for prayers for my situation with my legs and sweating. My legs have become
almost unbearable at times. This is not due to the surgery, but with one of
these diseases they say I have. Either way, itís very uncomfortable and
downright painful. The closest I could come to describing it is Shin Splints, if
anyone knows what they are. I want to be in services tomorrow, so please ask God
to heal and if He is not ready to heal, then to give me the comfort I need to be
at services. Thank you so very much.
Update August 1: I have had
four wonderful days with minimal pain in my legs. I was able to go out by myself
and get groceries, did some heavy duty cleaning in my kitchen and was looking
forward to helping Steve with mowing the lawn and other things. I woke this
morning in horrible pain in my legs and my shoulders as well. I wasnít even able
to get out of bed without extra pain meds. Donít get me wrong, my faith in God
is strong and absolute, but it is very discouraging to be sitting here wrapped
in a blanket and groggy from the meds. I want to, and I will be, at services
this Sabbath, but I think I need some help from my brothers and sisters in
Christ to join in my request that God allow it.
Update August 23: Please pray
for Christine who is presently suffering from extreme pain that hit her out of
the blue. According to Steve, Christine is screaming at times from the pain.
Please pray for Godís intervention.
Update August 24: Thank you
all so very much. Last night was one of the worst attacks in a while now. Iím
sure I could have gone to the ER and received higher doses of pain meds, but
Steve held me and prayed and then asked for the prayer request. A few moments
later, I fell asleep. Iím still a bit groggy from all the medication and my legs
and shoulder are still a bit hurtful, but I praise God for that release from
such horrible pain. It wasnít just my legs, but everywhere. Thank you all for
your faithful care of a fellow brethren in taking me before the throne of our
Mighty and Loving Father and for His Quick intervention. God bless each one of
Update October 9: I need some
help, please, in the form of prayer. I was up most of the night with severe pain
in my legs. Please, may I ask for prayers for healing. The pain is so bad that
all I can do is lay there crying and moaning since I doubt there is anything an
ER could do anyway. Iím just plain exhausted. Most of time, if this happens, it
fades during the next day. That didn't happen this time and the pain has
continued non-stop. Thank you.
Update October 12: Iím so very
thankful for all your prayers. So far, there is little improvement. Iím getting
so very tired. Not only because this condition just keeps rolling on, but Iím
not sleeping at night either. The old enemy just seems to think I am a threat to
him and I praise God for that because it reminds me to keep going and to keep
overcoming day by day. I donít do it perfectly because I complain, but Iím
trying to always change it midstream and give God glory. Thank you for
supporting me/us in your prayers.
Update November 23: Christine, once again, needs prayers. She is in such pain, that the strongest of meds are barely helping. We know only God's help will give relief. We know He has a reason for bearing long with this health problem, but we know He can and will intervene when His people reach out to Him.
Update November 25: I want to
thank all for their prayers. That night, I was just in such horrible pain. In
moments after Steve requested prayers, I was able to fall sleep. I am still in
lots of pain, but it comes and goes. I had an MRI so Iím hoping they can figure
Update December 3: Your urgent prayers are requested for Christine. She is in tears from pain in her legs, along with intermittent hot and cold flashes. Please beseech God for his intervention.
Update December 7: I wanted to
update how things are going. God has been very merciful. The pain in my toes has
really come down a long way. Gone? I am not sure as of yet, but itís so much
better and I am absolutely positive it is because of all the prayers. My legs
are doing better. The tradeoff seems to be more pain meds. I am looking forward
to the day I donít have to use them, though I do thank God that they are
available. The chronic fatigue is better as well, again because of the prayers
to our Father. I had an MRI done and it shows that my Labrum has frayed. I will
be seeing a doctor who can do the procedure to clean up the area. That answered
the question of why I was hurting so much around my right hip.
July 15, 2018
Chris has recently been suffering from abdominal pain that seems to resemble a kidney stone. He has had kidney stones in the past. He is experiencing some bleeding in his urine (which can also be connected with stones). Please pray that, with God's help, he can pass this stone and have the pain subside.
Update July 18: We found out it wasn't a
stone. Chris has a urinary tract infection. He is now on antibiotics. Thank you
for your prayers! He's still not feeling great, but he's on the mend.
July 15, 2018
Greetings. I would like to ask for a prayer
request for myself. I've been dealing with some severe neck, mid-back and arm
pain issues this past week. Two of the days I had a fever (which was not related
to the pain issues). The pain issues have prevented me from sleeping more than
about 2 1/2 hours per night, since last Monday night. Needless to say, I am
totally exhausted. I've been examined by by 3 health care professionals in the
church and the final advice is to get an x-ray, asap. My immediate request is
for our loving God be to heal me. The pain is extreme. The prospect of suffering
through the 7th sleepless night is very daunting. Please pray for God's speedy
healing. Our prayers continue for all the brethren in trials. May our merciful
God deliver us speedily. Thank you in advance for your intercessory prayer.
Update July 17: Good Tuesday Afternoon!
Update August 15: Thank you all, from my
heart, for your prayers for God's healing and intervention during my sickness.
It seemed very evident that as soon as the prayer requests went out, God began
to dramatically intervene. I hope to never experience anything like that again.
There are lots of details, but the bottom line is that God has healed me and I
am so thankful! Praise to Him!! I am now felling very well and was able to spend
a very active 4 day weekend with my family on vacation in Kentucky.
July 12, 2018
Louis Lawson is in the hospital. He just had a severe heart attack. Please pray for Mary, Louis and Raymond. We will update you as soon as we have more information.
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
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.
July 9, 2018
Shirley Decker is asking for prayers that God will guide her family through a situation they are presently dealing with.
July 4, 2018
William Sheppard (father of Bill Sheppard and Brenda Gaug) is in Akron City Hospital, due to injuries from a fall. A couple of days back, Bill was apparently trimming his shrubs and either tripped and fell or passed out and fell, hitting his head. It was about a day before someone discovered him laying in the yard. Tests had shown that he only had minor injuries, but in the interim, he developed some heart trouble. Tests are scheduled in order to determine if any further procedures need to be made. Please pray for his swift recovery and the ability to return home soon. Thank you!
Update July 9: William has been moved to a rehabilitation center to gain back his strength, in hopes of returning home. Please continue praying for his swift recovery.
June 23, 2018
The troublesome vertigo condition has Regina mostly homebound presently. She would appreciate your prayers for that condition.
June 18, 2018
Harold Crottinger has been in the hospital most of the week with his heart condition. He would appreciate your prayers for strength and stronger heart function.
June 13, 2018
Clyde Voltz had a slight stroke, just recently, from which he recovered. But now, he has mobility and grip issues with his right hand. Please pray for his swift healing.
Update June 18: The good news is, that Clyde is regaining his hand and arm control and strength after the stroke. However, he needs us to pray about his congestive heart condition which had him in the hospital for several days this week.
June 13, 2018
Joy Jones, wife of David Jones, is in the midst of a major battle with breast cancer, please add her to your prayers.
Update June 18: Joy had a single mastectomy this week and the pathology reports her now cancer free. Follow-up requires her to be on Herceptin, a cancer antibody that is much easier on the body than chemotherapy. Joy, husband David and their children thank you for your continued prayers for her complete recovery.
June 3, 2018
Weíd like to ask for prayers for my mom, Sandy
O'Malley. She started to have headaches last week and then experienced nose
bleeds and severe nausea. On Friday, she was admitted to the hospital after
becoming disoriented. An initial CT scan revealed that a tumor had developed
behind her nasal cavity, connected to the pituitary gland. On Friday, she was
transferred to Kaiser Permante in Fontana, CA, where she underwent further tests
including an MRI. The headaches and nausea have subsided somewhat since being
admitted to the hospital.
Update June 8: Sandy was released from
the hospital last Tuesday. The tumor that was discovered during her hospital
stay has been determined benign. She has been placed on a medication regimen
where it is hoped the medication will shrink the mass over a period of several
months. She is doing well and the doctors are very hopeful the medication will
resolve any problem she may have. Thank you for your prayers.
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!
May 31, 2018
Steve is in the hospital waiting to have tests
done because both his gall bladder and pancreas are swollen. He cannot eat or
drink for 24 hours before the tests. Your prayers are appreciated.
Update June 3: Please pass on my thanks
for everyone's prayers. I am feeling so much better. They will be releasing me
this afternoon to go home! God's mercy never fails!
Update December 10: Most of you know
that Steve was having terrible trouble with his stomach, or better said, the
duct work into and out of the stomach. They were threatening to have to do some
major rerouting. When he went into the hospital for the by-pass, God healed the
stomach problems. We have been claiming that healing through the last few weeks,
as his pain has returned and he's hardly able to eat. He woke this morning in
terrible pain. Please keep him in prayer. Oh how we long for God's Kingdom when
these back and forth health problems will finally be done. Praise God! Thank
you, I know so many are praying already and we love and appreciate you all.
Update December 14: For two years (2015
through 2017) my stomach and intestines, including my pancreas, were 90 percent
ulcerated due to NSAID medicines that I was prescribed for pain relief. I was in
the ICU for two weeks and another three weeks on the floor with nothing to eat
or drink except for IV fluids. Two years later, I was anointed and had the
triple bypass. God not only protected me during that procedure, but my stomach
was healed. Over that two years, I had to have the bottom of my stomach
stretched, virtually every month, because of the scarring. It would not let food
pass from my stomach into my intestines, in a timely fashion. This caused me to
have immediate bloating every time I ate. I could not eat more than a spoonful
of food. So, for two years, I was on a liquid diet. When, a month ago, I began
having the same symptoms, I knew exactly what it was. We prayed and I was
trusting in God to heal me again, but after a month, it was just getting worse!
When I asked to be anointed and prayers went out, within two hours, I felt in my
body that something had changed. In six hours the pain was gone and I was able
to eat with no adverse effects. I have a doctors appointment, which is going to
be canceled because God has healed me once again in His Grace and Mercy. I
wanted to pass this on as thanks and encouragement to others who are also
suffering and to let those who are praying know that God does hear our prayers!
I thank God for each and every one of the brethren who have spent their precious
time when praying to God to keep me and Christine in their prayers. I thank My
Father and Christ, first and foremost, and to each and every one of you for your
May 25, 2018
Mr. William A. Lemmon has been in the hospital most of this week. The doctors have determined that he has an irregular heart beat and is receiving treatment. He is requesting prayers from the brethren and said he has appreciated the prayers from the brethren in the past. He is scheduled to be released tomorrow.
May 19, 2018
I have not been feeling well the last few
weeks. So, here's the run down on what's been gong on. A couple of weeks ago, I
had a reaction to an ingredient in a nutritional supplement I took and had to go
to the emergency room. I was sick for the entire week and then, except for my
fatigue, I finally started feeling better. Unfortunately, this Thursday, I
started feeling ill again and I also had some intermittent symptoms that
concerned me, as they could be heart related. Today, I ended up going to the
Urgent Care Center. They ran an EKG and it showed an unspecified abnormality.
They were preparing to start an IV and transport me to the ER, but the EKG did
not show I was having an active heart attack and it was not necessarily
something serious, so I declined to go. I said, if any kind of symptoms returned
this evening or tomorrow, then I would definitely not hesitate to go to the ER.
They were not too happy about my decision. I hope, instead, to wait and contact
my doctor first thing Monday morning and see what she would like to do, probably
some more tests or refer me to a Cardiologist and not an ER visit. I pray that
it's nothing serious, maybe even just stress related, and that I start feeling
better. My daughter is flying in to visit me this coming Friday and I've been
looking forward to spending some quality time with her. The prayers of the
brethren would be greatly appreciated. Again, I thank everyone in advance for
your prayers and thank God that by His stripes we are healed.
Update May 25: I am feeling better the
last few days. I saw my doctor yesterday and she wanted me to go to the ER so
they could run some STAT cardiac blood work to see if I may have had a slight
heart attack. Since I was feeling OK and no longer having symptoms, she agreed
to refer me to a Cardiologist for follow-up testing instead. I have an
appointment on June 8th.
May 19, 2018
Jim is to have a surgery to remove a large facet cyst from his spinal cord on Monday. Heíd appreciate your prayers.
May 12, 2018
Dalton Parish (son of Mark and Gwen Parish) was hit by an auto while bicycling to work late this week. Here is Markís report: ďDalton had a CT scan and the fractures are of no consequence. His skull only showed one to have any concern with, but they felt it would heal normally. Stitches and staples are up over 60, but will heal well. There was a lot of glass in his face from going through the windshield. The helmet saved him from life altering scars or death. Still pretty significant, but nothing like it could have been. He called me and we had a very sound conversation. Iím so thankful and relieved. He is now at his home with Gwen.Ē
May 5, 2018
Joe is still having ups and downs regarding his painful neuropathy. Please keep both him and Bess on your prayer list.
Update June 13: Please pray for comfort for Bess Gabriel in this time of grieving after husband Joeís death.
May 5, 2018
Daleís very itchy skin cancer continues. The pain-relieving ointment his doctor prescribes, works for a couple hours and the terrible itching returns. He sends his greetings to all of us and thanks us for our prayers.
Update August 7: Dale has a clearer diagnosis on his painful neck condition, dystonia, which is somehow akin to Parkinsonís Disease. His doctor prescribed several weeks of physical therapy which always helps relieve the pain. Please also remember his rare skin cancer condition for Godís healing.
Update August 12: At age 92, Dale continues to deal with skin cancer and dystonia in his neck, plus now, an upcoming tooth extraction or root canal.
May 5, 2018
Ed has a severe kidney infection. At last word, he is in a rehab facility. Please keep his wife, Sharon, in your prayers too.
Update May 12: Weíre happy to report that Ed is now back home and doing somewhat better!
May 5, 2018
Michelle was just informed by her foot doctor that fusing the bones in her feet is needed to relieve the intense arthritic pain. However, later that day, she was informed that she has active breast cancer. Please keep her in your prayers.
Update May 19: Michelle is scheduled for a Lumpectomy in early June and then a plan for treatment.
Update June 18: Michelle would like to thank all of you for your love and prayers regarding her health condition and treatment for breast cancer. She underwent a surgical lumpectomy this past week to remove the growth. The procedure went well. The results indicate that all the cancer was removed, and now she only has to have radiation and not more chemotherapy.
May 5, 2018
Freeman has come down with a case of shingles. He would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.
May 5, 2018
Dick has a faulty heart valve that his doctor has explained to him. He requests your prayers for Godís healing.
Update June 18: Richard had two stents put in this past week, with a heart valve replacement yet to be done. Heíd appreciate your continued prayers, therefore.
Update July 7: The heart valve procedure went quite well and Richard was able to go home mid-week.
May 5, 2018
Marlene Ware requests your prayers for strength, so the aides wonít have to use the lifting machine, to get her into bed. She has some pneumonia and needs healing for that too.
May 3, 2018
Bruce Keen (husband of Emily and father of Joanne Paslak), will undergo a procedure for his heart which includes placing a pacemaker. Please pray for Bruce and the family. Bruce's health is fragile. He is a very good man and loved and respected by everyone. Your prayers are deeply appreciated.
Update May 5: Thank you for your prayers
for Mr. Bruce Keen. Mr. Keen had the pacemaker installed in his heart yesterday.
The procedure went very well. Thank you brethren, for your prayers.
Update June 1: Brethren, your prayers
are earnestly requested for Bruce. He has suffered with a multitude of serious
health issues recently. The pressing issue, at this time, is acute kidney
failure. He has been in and out of the hospital several times this week and is,
at this time, hospitalized in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His kidneys are failing and he
will require immediate attention. Also, please pray for his dear wife, Emily.
With all the upheaval, she has been without rest for over two days.
May 2, 2018
My test results came back positive. Cancer has
returned. I'm asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.
Update June 15: Some have asked about
Lori so here is an update. Lori ended cancer treatment in May and has refused
any further treatment or testing. She has put herself in God's hands from the
last chemo treatment in September. Treatments for estrogen finished in May. God
has maintained her health, so we must assume her prayers were answered and the
cancer is gone. She still suffers from tremors from the chemo treatments. Your
prayers are still requested for continued healing. We are truly grateful for
your prayers and support during this horrible trial and mostly for our merciful
April 30, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Pat Snodgrass. She just received a phone call from her doctor, urging her to get a blood transfusion right away, based on the results of a blood test Pat recently took. Itís too early to tell exactly whatís going on, but she is asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.
Update May 1: Please thank the brethren
for their prayers. We are home with Pat having received two units of blood.
While this transfusion brought the various aspects to acceptable levels, we
would appreciate prayers for God's healing from what would otherwise be an
ongoing chronic issue, which could ultimately prove life-threatening. Please be
aware that God completely healed her of a similar condition twenty years ago,
and He is certainly no less capable of doing the same today.
Update June 4: We would like to request
prayer on Patís behalf for the blood condition that she has. She is scheduled
for a bone marrow biopsy tomorrow, June 5th. There is concern that, as her
counts are dropping, the condition may be worsening. We would appreciate
prayers, that when the results come back, this is not the case. We know that God
can not only reverse the trend but heal her completely.
Update August 20: We wanted to thank
everyone for their prayers on Patís behalf, and to give you an update on her
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.
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.
April 28, 2018
I waited until this morning to be sure, but
this bulging hernia is getting no better, and I had a difficult night. Iím not
sure what Iím going to do today, but if the pain associated with this condition
continues or gets worse, I think Iím going to Emergency. I was hoping to attend
services this afternoon, but right now, thatís not likely to happen. Could you
please have prayers said for me?
Update June 7: Your prayers are again requested for Al Ashurst, who is heading to the emergency room, due to bleeding from the bowels. We will post more information when we receive it.
Update June 8: Thank you for sending out
that prayer request. It's been a trying day and I'm tired. At least whatever is
causing the bleeding, doesn't seem to be as serious as I thought it might be.
The doctor gave me an injection and sent me home. Whatever he stuck in me seems
to be working, as the bleeding has subsided somewhat. Whew! He also is putting
me on a 30-day prescription program that's supposed to completely clear up the
bleeding. See? Those prayers do work! And I do appreciate them.
Update August 7: Al will be going to the Ahuja Medical Center, in Cleveland, for an outpatient surgery, on Friday, to repair a double hernia. Please include him in your prayers so that the operation goes well and he recovers quickly from the operation. He has been waiting several months to have this done because of heart complications that had to be resolved by his doctor.
April 12, 2018
Mary Lawson requests your prayers on behalf of her sister, Clara Meyer. She has been hospitalized for two weeks. She continues to struggle with fluids accumulating around her lungs.
Update April 21: Clara was
admitted to the hospital into the ICU on March 21st and on April 20th. She was
finally moved to a regular room. Thank you to all, for the prayers. She still
needs prayers, but this is a big step.
Update June 22: We would like to thank
everyone for the prayers for Mary's sister, Clara. At approximately 11:45 AM
today, Clara died. She will now rest until the resurrection. Many thanks for
prayers and love to you all.
April 12, 2018
Mrs. Kitty Paloma is requesting your prayers on her behalf. Her most recent blood test has shown that she is once again afflicted with thyroid cancer. She has suffered with this condition on three different occasion in the past years. Please remember her in your prayers.
March 17, 2018
Benjamin Phillips (grandson of Ruth Murdock), who is severely autistic, has been experiencing a severe bowel problem and will now have a colonoscopy surgery. Ruthís daughter-in-law and son very much appreciate your prayers on young Benjaminís behalf.
March 16, 2018
Your urgent prayers are requested for Mr.
Sheldon Monson. One of his eyes was damaged, yesterday, while he was doing yard
work. He had emergency surgery, last night, at Johns Hopkins University. The
lens was destroyed and he currently has no sight in the eye (his other eye is
fine). The two main concerns, right now, are that he doesnít develop infection
in the eye and that there was no further damage behind the lens. Heíll have
another surgery in the next couple of weeks to remove the lens and determine if
there is any other damage to the eye. Then, a third surgery will be required to
insert an artificial lens.
March 13, 2018
A short email to let you know my mother died at
about 10:20 pm tonight. Please let others know. Thank you.
March 10, 2018
Please keep Mariah in your prayers for healing of a deep vein blood clot in her leg, which is very rare for someone already taking prescribed blood thinners.
Update March 24: Mariahís leg is improving and is no longer causing her pain. She would appreciate your prayers for continued healing and guidance of her health professionals to ascertain the nature of the clot and best treatment going forward.
March 7, 2018
Calvin Hood (brother of Donna Redd) had a biopsy performed a couple of weeks ago, and results are coming in now from that biopsy, along with other tests that were done. It was confirmed by the doctors that it is indeed an aggressive, fast acting brain tumor (which is what was initially suspected). An option for treatment was discussed, but the treatment (which could possibly prolong his life to some degree) provided no guarantee that it would work, and possibly, would do nothing at all. Calvin, talked this over with his family, and has declined treatment. What he wants to do, is to take it day by day. He said that he doesnít want to spend his time being sick, and going back and forth to the hospital for treatment. Instead, heíd much rather spend his time at home safe and secure with his family. Calvin is completely at peace with whatís going on in his life and heís leaving the amount of time he has left in Godís hands.
Update March 17: Calvin has informed doctors that he is declining treatment. Calvin is completely at peace with whatís going on in his life and heís leaving the amount of time he has left in Godís hands.
March 7, 2018
Sandy Feiock (mother of Sue Kocher and Brent Feiock) is going to Ohio State University for Esophagus Surgery this coming week and would like to request your prayers for a successful outcome.
February 22, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Jim Mancini. Mr. Mancini was diagnosed with a small tumor of cancer in the top part of one lung. Tomorrow morning, he will have a test to see if the cancer has spread. Mr. Mancini is asking for your prayers for Godís help and intervention for him.
Update March 9: Mr. Jim Mancini will be
having surgery, Monday morning, to remove the cancerous tumor on his lung. From
the various tests heís undergone, it appears that the cancer has not spread, but
they will not know for sure until Monday.
Update March 15: Mr. Mancini was
examined by three different doctors, two of which said they were ď95 percent
sureĒ he had a fast-growing cancer. However, the tumor that was removed, turned
out to be a benign ďnon-cancerous growth"! As Mr. Mancini told us, ďI think we
both know what happened.Ē
February 10, 2018
Richard Cleveland underwent a colonoscopy this
past Thursday and doctors discovered a cancerous growth in his large intestine.
Surgery to remove the growth will probably be scheduled for late February or
early March. Richard also has been diagnosed with a condition that is causing a
progressively diminishing capacity in his lungs to oxygenate blood. As a result,
he experiences low energy levels and tires easily. Richard thanks you in advance
for your prayers.
February 9, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Norman Julag-ay. Norman suffered a heart attack last night and is currently in the ICU at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Bacolod City, Philippines. His doctor stated that the next 72 hours are critical. We will pass along more information as we receive it.
Update February 11: It is with great
sadness, that we learned today, that Norman Julag-ay died at around 1:00 a.m.
Sunday morning in the Philippines. Funeral arrangements are still being made. As
you can imagine this has been a terrible shock for the Julag-ay family and the
brethren in the Philippines. Your prayers for Godís comfort for the family and
brethren is much appreciated. Cards and letters can be sent to his wife and
family at the following address.
February 7, 2018
Gary Dullum, 67, was hospitalized last month
after developing a swollen leg. Subsequent tests revealed pancreatic cancer that
had already spread throughout his body. This came as a total shock to Gary and
his family, since he hadnít experienced any symptoms of illness previously. He
began chemo treatments last week and hasnít suffered any bad reactions thus far.
Gary, his wife, Faith, and their son, David, thank you for any and all prayers
and are grateful to be a part of Godís family.
February 2, 2018
Loren Enders, oldest son of Max and Sharon
Enders, died this past week. The cause of death is unknown. Please pray for Max
and Sharon that God will strengthen them during this very difficult time. Unless
you are very close to the family, please wait to call them until they have had a
space of time to adjust to the loss of their son. Thank you.
Allen and Odessa Harris
January 29, 2018
Allen and Odessa Harris request your prayers.
Allen has been battling prostate cancer for several years now and his PSA level
just rose significantly over the last several weeks. Doctors want him to try a
new experimental drug and he is praying for healing and wisdom to know what
decision to make.
January 26, 2018
Beulah Sexton's heart catheter procedure went well. She has some degree of blockage, but the doctor is not concerned about that at present. The family is very pleased and they thank you for your prayers and continued prayers.
January 26, 2018
Hello. I wanted to update you all on my recent
knee replacement adventure. It was mostly routine (though, a little scary to me
as I'm going into unfamiliar territory). I had my left knee replacement surgery
last Tuesday morning. It went well. I stayed one night and most of the day,
Wednesday. Up to his point, everything has gone as expected, with roller coaster
pain and mainly manageable discomfort. Many thanks to each of you for your
January 26, 2018
We spoke with Kitty Paloma yesterday. Kitty and her mother, Betty Dove, are requesting your prayers on behalf of Betty. Recent tests have shown a high and concerning level of certain enzymes in her pancreas and liver, which is seriously effecting her general health.
Update November 21: Betty fell this
morning, at home. She is hospitalized, at this time, suffering with a broken
hip. She is experiencing a great deal of pain. Please pray for her swift
Update November 23: Betty underwent surgery last night. She received a full hip replacement. Due to the trauma involved, she is experiencing high sugar levels and some blood clots.
January 23, 2018
Brethren please pray for Joyce Kerns. Joyce is
currently in the hospital with an
AFib problem. On Wednesday, her cardiologist will attempt a procedure to get
her heart working in a normal rhythm. We will update you as we know more. Please
ask that God would restore her health and energy as it relates to her heart.
Update February 2: I would like to thank
everyone, not only for your prayers, but also for the many sweet cards and texts
I received! This has been so encouraging to me, and I would also like to thank
Levi for his Scottish greeting!!! I am doing well and gradually getting my
January 13, 2018
We just received a phone call letting us know that Mr. Steve Morrison is experiencing a medical emergency. Your prayers are appreciated.
Mr. Morrison did not recover from his medical
emergency and died tonight. Mrs. Morrison said he went quickly. As you can
imagine, she is in shock.
Update January 17: Mr. Morrisonís
children have chosen to have a ďcelebration of lifeĒ for their father.
The family requests memorial donations be made
to the charity of your choice. Arrangements completed with:
January 11, 2018
I'm requesting prayers for my mom. This
morning, she experienced what looked very much like a seizure after my dad and I
walked her to our car so she could go to Blackwater Falls and receive treatment.
As this newly-discovered healing center is only thirty minutes away from us, mom
elected to go there and see what its doctor has to say about her condition
before going to the hospital. It's clear to us that her hemoglobin is
dangerously low again, and that she needs another transfusion imminently.
Update January 25: We were notified by
the hospital, yesterday, that Mom's white blood cell count is now at 244. Unless
God lowers it during the next few days, we can probably expect imminent organ
failure. The doctors have said that Mom may not live through the weekend. We can
only hope and pray that God says otherwise.
Update January 30: I just received a
call from Mrs. Walsh to let me know that Janice White stopped breathing at about
5:30 pm. The family is asking for no phone calls tonight, but your prayers for
them are appreciated.
Update January 21: Here is the
information for Janice Whiteís funeral:
January 10, 2018
I was feeling so poorly this last week and just
found out that it was my main nerve that goes from my back to my feet. We just
returned home this morning from the hospital. I will need to take it easy till
my nerve heals. Please let everyone know things are on the mend now.
Update January 13: Please let everyone
know that I am doing much better now, with no pain, while trying to sleep. My
left leg is not quite like a 16 year old's, but it is much better. Thanks for
all of your prayers, phone calls, emails and especially, Thanks to our great
December 30, 2017
Bob Miller experienced a severe reaction to an
antibiotic, causing extreme swelling of his tongue and restricting his ability
to breath. Bob is presently at the Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz, where
lab results also revealed his blood count was very low. So, they are keeping him
overnight and giving him two units of blood. Bobís doctor told him, Friday, that
itís possible that he has stomach cancer. But, there is a small possibility that
itís only a bleeding ulcer. Whatever it is, Bob and Nancy very much appreciate
your prayers for a complete healing of this condition.
Update January 13: Bob was hospitalized for a short time, but is now home. He thanks you all for your prayers.
December 26, 2017
Prayers are requested for Tom Blair. Tom has
Parkinsonís Disease. This disease causes all kinds of mobility and balance
problems. This last Friday evening, Tom fell in his apartment, hit his head and
also suffered a stroke. He was not found until Sabbath morning around 9:00 a.m.
December 25, 2017
Al Pachinger is still in the hospital, but the
doctors believe they have ruled out any stroke-type activity (such as a T.I.A.).
Instead, they think his difficulties are related to the heart issues he's had
for many years (initial difficulties in the early 1990s, a major heart attack in
1998, and angioplasty with stents inserted four years ago).
Update December 26: I've heard from
Janet Pachinger with news of her dad. His pacemaker implant surgery was earlier
this morning and the surgeon is pleased with the results.
December 22, 2017
Please pray for Shanna. She fell down the
stairs this morning and hurt her left elbow. She went to emergency for
Update December 28: Shanna is scheduled for surgery to repair the broken bone in the elbow. Surgery will last a few hours and she will be home tonight. We will send an update once the surgery is over.
Update December 29: Shanna came through the surgery with no problems. She is resting. Her elbow was damaged beyond repair and needed replaced. She will need therapy to regain movement in her left elbow. Thanks for all the prayers.
December 21, 2017
Can you please pass along a prayer request for
Jane Brown (she is my daughter, Asiaís grandma on her dadís side). Asia just
emailed me a little while ago. Hereís the facts so far:
Update December 22: Well, it was a long
night for my daughter, Asia, her father and Jane. Although, she remained
unconscious the entire time.
December 18, 2017
I have a job interview this Wednesday. I am
really hoping that I get this job (if itís Godís will of course), because I have
been working 50-60 hours a week at my current job and they have proved that this
wonít be changing anytime soon. I feel that with my current job I am neglecting
the important things in my life like in-depth Bible study, my family and my
health. I have made it very clear to my current employer (even before taking
this job) that I needed to only work 40 hours a week - no more than that. Which
they said would be the norm. It hasnít been since July. They were not honest and
upfront with me. I have mentioned it several times that I canít keep doing this
and they just keep saying everyoneís working long hours and it doesnít show any
sign that they even care. Weíve lost two employees and they arenít hiring anyone
to replace them. They only plan to hire two entry-level employees, who donít
have any experience doing what I do. That wonít provide any relief.
Update January 5: I wanted to give a
quick update on my job situation...
December 17, 2017
We're writing because we'd like to request
prayers for Samarys. She's been diagnosed with flu. We've been in the hospital
since yesterday and they'll keep her again tonight. There's been little, to no
success, in keeping her temperature down. She's also been throwing up, coughing,
with diarrhea, all on and off, but it just won't go away and she's not eating as
well as she should.
Update December 18: Just got good news from the doctor. She'll be released. We're going home, finally. She's still a bit "under the weather" but going home. Now I'm the sick one. Anyway, thank you all for your messages and prayers. Truly appreciate it!
December 14, 2017
Joe and Katie Wengerd want to pass along their
thanks for your prayers regarding Joeís hernia surgery today. All is progressing
well and Joe is at home resting and recuperating.
Carol Cable's Granddaughter
December 10, 2017
I am asking for prayers for my 11-year old
granddaughter, Gracie, who had a heart transplant 5 years ago. She is going
through very serious emotional and mental issues.
Update January 1: Carol would like to thank you for your prayers regarding her granddaughter, Gracie. Gracie is doing better and her discouragement is lifting. Carol thanks you for your prayers for Gracie and believes our prayers have made a difference. Thank you!
December 10, 2017
This past week, Larry Wilson died peacefully. He and Rita had been married for 45 years. Please keep her and daughter, Angie, in your prayers.
December 8, 2017
Burk McNair, a friend of many and longtime minister and pioneer of the early days of the Church of God, died on December 5th. After coming to Colorado a few months ago, Burk was cared for at the home of his daughter, Susie Weaver, of Roxborough, interspersed with a stay in the hospital and over a week in a rehabilitation facility. Burk was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Sue, in February 2017.
Memorial services for Burk McNair will be held
this coming Sunday, December 10th, at: