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William Lemmon

Debbie Gibson

Jim Parkhill

Dalton Parish

Joe Gabriel

Dale Harman

Ed Martel

Michelle Mickelson

Freeman Kuhns

Richard Walters

Marlene Ware

Bruce Keen

Lori Mullen

Pat Snodgrass

Al Ashurst

Clara Meyers

Kitty Paloma

Benjamin Phillips

Sheldon Monson

Zak Family

Mariah Sattler

Calvin Hood

Sandy Feiock

Jim Mancini

Richard Cleveland

Julag-ay Family

Gary Dullum

Enders Family

Allen and Odessa Harris

Beulah Sexton

Jack Tremble

Betty Dove

Joyce Kerns

Morrison Family

White Family

Rodger Hagmaier

Bob Miller

Tom Blair

Al Pachinger

Shanna Edwards

Brown Family

Danielle Flowers

Samarys Mariani

Joe Wengerd

Carol Cable's Granddaughter

Wilson Family

McNair Family

Tuck Family

Ron Froedge

Caliah Fields

Evans Family

Shirley Topovski

Marc Buchholz

Leon Sexton

Janice Timmons

Joyce Upchurch

Renee Williams

Ellis Family

Chelsey Bredenberg

Harold Van Brunt

Steve Kovatch

Sam Dungan

Christine Featherston

Rice Family

Diane Shamblin

Derita Family

David Hershberger

Hood Family

Fair Family

English Family

Marcia Wehman

George Rusnak

Sprinkle Family

Clayton Burrow

Levitt Family


William Lemmon

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.


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


Joe Gabriel

May 5, 2018

Joe is still having ups and downs regarding his painful neuropathy. Please keep both him and Bess on your prayer list.


Dale Harman

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.


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.


Freeman Kuhns

May 5, 2018

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


Richard Walters

May 5, 2018

Dick has a faulty heart valve that his doctor has explained to him. He requests your prayers for Godís healing.


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


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


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


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


Clara Meyers

April 12, 2018

Mary Lawson requests your prayers on behalf of her sister, Clara Meyers. She has been hospitalized for two weeks. She continues to struggle with fluids accumulating around her lungs.

 

Update April 21: Clara Meyer 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


Kitty Paloma

April 12, 2018

Mrs. Kitty Paloma is requesting your prayers on her behalf. Her most recent blood test has shown that she is once again afflicted with thyroid cancer. She has suffered with this condition on three different occasion in the past years. Please remember her in your prayers.


Benjamin Phillips

March 17, 2018

Benjamin Phillips (grandson of Ruth Murdock), who is severely autistic, has been experiencing a severe bowel problem and will now have a colonoscopy surgery. Ruthís daughter-in-law and son very much appreciate your prayers on young Benjaminís behalf.


Sheldon Monson

March 16, 2018

Your urgent prayers are requested for Mr. Sheldon Monson. One of his eyes was damaged, yesterday, while he was doing yard work. He had emergency surgery, last night, at Johns Hopkins University. The lens was destroyed and he currently has no sight in the eye (his other eye is fine). The two main concerns, right now, are that he doesnít develop infection in the eye and that there was no further damage behind the lens. Heíll have another surgery in the next couple of weeks to remove the lens and determine if there is any other damage to the eye. Then, a third surgery will be required to insert an artificial lens.

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


Zak Family

March 13, 2018

A short email to let you know my mother died at about 10:20 pm tonight. Please let others know. Thank you.

Randall Zak


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

Cards may be sent to:

Randall Zak
7544 Clark Street
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138


Mariah Sattler

March 10, 2018

Please keep Mariah in your prayers for healing of a deep vein blood clot in her leg, which is very rare for someone already taking prescribed blood thinners.

 

Update March 24: Mariahís leg is improving and is no longer causing her pain. She would appreciate your prayers for continued healing and guidance of her health professionals to ascertain the nature of the clot and best treatment going forward.


Calvin Hood

March 7, 2018

Calvin Hood (brother of Donna Redd) had a biopsy performed a couple of weeks ago, and results are coming in now from that biopsy, along with other tests that were done. It was confirmed by the doctors that it is indeed an aggressive, fast acting brain tumor (which is what was initially suspected). An option for treatment was discussed, but the treatment (which could possibly prolong his life to some degree) provided no guarantee that it would work, and possibly, would do nothing at all. Calvin, talked this over with his family, and has declined treatment. What he wants to do, is to take it day by day. He said that he doesnít want to spend his time being sick, and going back and forth to the hospital for treatment. Instead, heíd much rather spend his time at home safe and secure with his family. Calvin is completely at peace with whatís going on in his life and heís leaving the amount of time he has left in Godís hands.

 

Update March 17: Calvin has informed doctors that he is declining treatment. Calvin is completely at peace with whatís going on in his life and heís leaving the amount of time he has left in Godís hands.


Sandy Feiock

March 7, 2018

Sandy Feiock (mother of Sue Kocher and Brent Feiock) is going to Ohio State University for Esophagus Surgery this coming week and would like to request your prayers for a successful outcome.


Jim Mancini

February 22, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Jim Mancini. Mr. Mancini was diagnosed with a small tumor of cancer in the top part of one lung. Tomorrow morning, he will have a test to see if the cancer has spread. Mr. Mancini is asking for your prayers for Godís help and intervention for him.

 

Update March 9: Mr. Jim Mancini will be having surgery, Monday morning, to remove the cancerous tumor on his lung. From the various tests heís undergone, it appears that the cancer has not spread, but they will not know for sure until Monday.

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

 

Update March 15: Mr. Mancini was examined by three different doctors, two of which said they were ď95 percent sureĒ he had a fast-growing cancer. However, the tumor that was removed, turned out to be a benign ďnon-cancerous growth"! As Mr. Mancini told us, ďI think we both know what happened.Ē

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


Richard Cleveland

February 10, 2018

Richard Cleveland underwent a colonoscopy this past Thursday and doctors discovered a cancerous growth in his large intestine. Surgery to remove the growth will probably be scheduled for late February or early March. Richard also has been diagnosed with a condition that is causing a progressively diminishing capacity in his lungs to oxygenate blood. As a result, he experiences low energy levels and tires easily. Richard thanks you in advance for your prayers.

Address for Cards:

Richard Cleveland
2501 FM 2911
Big Sandy, TX 75755


Julag-ay Family

February 9, 2018

Your prayers are requested for Norman Julag-ay. Norman suffered a heart attack last night and is currently in the ICU at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Bacolod City, Philippines. His doctor stated that the next 72 hours are critical. We will pass along more information as we receive it.

 

Update February 11: It is with great sadness, that we learned today, that Norman Julag-ay died at around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning in the Philippines. Funeral arrangements are still being made. As you can imagine this has been a terrible shock for the Julag-ay family and the brethren in the Philippines. Your prayers for Godís comfort for the family and brethren is much appreciated. Cards and letters can be sent to his wife and family at the following address.

Address for Condolences:

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


Gary Dullum

February 7, 2018

Gary Dullum, 67, was hospitalized last month after developing a swollen leg. Subsequent tests revealed pancreatic cancer that had already spread throughout his body. This came as a total shock to Gary and his family, since he hadnít experienced any symptoms of illness previously. He began chemo treatments last week and hasnít suffered any bad reactions thus far. Gary, his wife, Faith, and their son, David, thank you for any and all prayers and are grateful to be a part of Godís family.

Address for Cards:

Gary Dullum
2812 Appaloosa Ct.
Little Elm, TX 75068


Enders Family

February 2, 2018

Loren Enders, oldest son of Max and Sharon Enders, died this past week. The cause of death is unknown. Please pray for Max and Sharon that God will strengthen them during this very difficult time. Unless you are very close to the family, please wait to call them until they have had a space of time to adjust to the loss of their son. Thank you.

Address for Condolences:

Max and Sharon Enders
3486 West Sample
Fresno, CA 93711


Allen and Odessa Harris

January 29, 2018

Allen and Odessa Harris request your prayers. Allen has been battling prostate cancer for several years now and his PSA level just rose significantly over the last several weeks. Doctors want him to try a new experimental drug and he is praying for healing and wisdom to know what decision to make.

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

Address for Cards:

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


Beulah Sexton

January 26, 2018

Beulah Sexton's heart catheter procedure went well. She has some degree of blockage, but the doctor is not concerned about that at present. The family is very pleased and they thank you for your prayers and continued prayers.


Jack Tremble

January 26, 2018

Hello. I wanted to update you all on my recent knee replacement adventure. It was mostly routine (though, a little scary to me as I'm going into unfamiliar territory). I had my left knee replacement surgery last Tuesday morning. It went well. I stayed one night and most of the day, Wednesday. Up to his point, everything has gone as expected, with roller coaster pain and mainly manageable discomfort. Many thanks to each of you for your prayers.

Love to you all,

Jack


Betty Dove

January 26, 2018

We spoke with Kitty Paloma yesterday. Kitty and her mother, Betty Dove, are requesting your prayers on behalf of Betty. Recent tests have shown a high and concerning level of certain enzymes in her pancreas and liver, which is seriously effecting her general health.


Joyce Kerns

January 23, 2018

Brethren please pray for Joyce Kerns. Joyce is currently in the hospital with an AFib problem. On Wednesday, her cardiologist will attempt a procedure to get her heart working in a normal rhythm. We will update you as we know more. Please ask that God would restore her health and energy as it relates to her heart.

Address for Cards:

Joyce Kerns
1428 Troon Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

 

Update February 2: I would like to thank everyone, not only for your prayers, but also for the many sweet cards and texts I received! This has been so encouraging to me, and I would also like to thank Levi for his Scottish greeting!!! I am doing well and gradually getting my energy back!

Love,

Joyce


Morrison Family

January 13, 2018

We just received a phone call letting us know that Mr. Steve Morrison is experiencing a medical emergency. Your prayers are appreciated.

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Mr. Morrison did not recover from his medical emergency and died tonight. Mrs. Morrison said he went quickly. As you can imagine, she is in shock.

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

 

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

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

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Phone: 614-414-5500

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

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

Condolences may be left at www.spencemillerfuneralhome.com

Cards for Mrs. Morrison may be sent to:

Connie Morrison
4276 Demorest Rd.
Grove City, OH 43123

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


White Family

January 11, 2018

I'm requesting prayers for my mom. This morning, she experienced what looked very much like a seizure after my dad and I walked her to our car so she could go to Blackwater Falls and receive treatment. As this newly-discovered healing center is only thirty minutes away from us, mom elected to go there and see what its doctor has to say about her condition before going to the hospital. It's clear to us that her hemoglobin is dangerously low again, and that she needs another transfusion imminently.

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

With sincere gratitude,

Thomas White

 

Update January 25: We were notified by the hospital, yesterday, that Mom's white blood cell count is now at 244. Unless God lowers it during the next few days, we can probably expect imminent organ failure. The doctors have said that Mom may not live through the weekend. We can only hope and pray that God says otherwise.

Thomas

 

Update January 30: I just received a call from Mrs. Walsh to let me know that Janice White stopped breathing at about 5:30 pm. The family is asking for no phone calls tonight, but your prayers for them are appreciated.

Thank you,

Phil Sena

 

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

McCulla Funeral Home
770 Fairmont Road
Morgantown, WV 26501

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

Interment to follow.

Cards of condolence may be sent to:

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


Rodger Hagmaier

January 10, 2018

I was feeling so poorly this last week and just found out that it was my main nerve that goes from my back to my feet. We just returned home this morning from the hospital. I will need to take it easy till my nerve heals. Please let everyone know things are on the mend now.

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

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

Rodger Hagmaier

 

Update January 13: Please let everyone know that I am doing much better now, with no pain, while trying to sleep. My left leg is not quite like a 16 year old's, but it is much better. Thanks for all of your prayers, phone calls, emails and especially, Thanks to our great Creator!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone next Sabbath!

Warm regards,

Rodger Hagmaier


Bob Miller

December 30, 2017

Bob Miller experienced a severe reaction to an antibiotic, causing extreme swelling of his tongue and restricting his ability to breath. Bob is presently at the Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz, where lab results also revealed his blood count was very low. So, they are keeping him overnight and giving him two units of blood. Bobís doctor told him, Friday, that itís possible that he has stomach cancer. But, there is a small possibility that itís only a bleeding ulcer. Whatever it is, Bob and Nancy very much appreciate your prayers for a complete healing of this condition.

Address for Cards:

Bob Miller
77777 Scott Hill Road
Freeport, OH 43973

 

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


Tom Blair

December 26, 2017

Prayers are requested for Tom Blair. Tom has Parkinsonís Disease. This disease causes all kinds of mobility and balance problems. This last Friday evening, Tom fell in his apartment, hit his head and also suffered a stroke. He was not found until Sabbath morning around 9:00 a.m.

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

Address for Cards:

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


Al Pachinger

December 25, 2017

Al Pachinger is still in the hospital, but the doctors believe they have ruled out any stroke-type activity (such as a T.I.A.). Instead, they think his difficulties are related to the heart issues he's had for many years (initial difficulties in the early 1990s, a major heart attack in 1998, and angioplasty with stents inserted four years ago).

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

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

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

Thank you all!

Doug Johnson

 

Update December 26: I've heard from Janet Pachinger with news of her dad. His pacemaker implant surgery was earlier this morning and the surgeon is pleased with the results.

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

Thank you for your prayers!

Doug Johnson


Shanna Edwards

December 22, 2017

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

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

Dave Edwards

 

Update December 28: Shanna is scheduled for surgery to repair the broken bone in the elbow. Surgery will last a few hours and she will be home tonight. We will send an update once the surgery is over.

 

Update December 29: Shanna came through the surgery with no problems. She is resting. Her elbow was damaged beyond repair and needed replaced. She will need therapy to regain movement in her left elbow. Thanks for all the prayers.


Brown Family

December 21, 2017

Can you please pass along a prayer request for Jane Brown (she is my daughter, Asiaís grandma on her dadís side). Asia just emailed me a little while ago. Hereís the facts so far:

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

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

Thank you!

Renee Lewis

 

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your prayers.

Renee Lewis


Danielle Flowers

December 18, 2017

I have a job interview this Wednesday. I am really hoping that I get this job (if itís Godís will of course), because I have been working 50-60 hours a week at my current job and they have proved that this wonít be changing anytime soon. I feel that with my current job I am neglecting the important things in my life like in-depth Bible study, my family and my health. I have made it very clear to my current employer (even before taking this job) that I needed to only work 40 hours a week - no more than that. Which they said would be the norm. It hasnít been since July. They were not honest and upfront with me. I have mentioned it several times that I canít keep doing this and they just keep saying everyoneís working long hours and it doesnít show any sign that they even care. Weíve lost two employees and they arenít hiring anyone to replace them. They only plan to hire two entry-level employees, who donít have any experience doing what I do. That wonít provide any relief.

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

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

Thank you so much!!

Danielle Flowers

 

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

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

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

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

Thank you so much for your prayers!!

Danielle Flowers


Samarys Mariani

December 17, 2017

We're writing because we'd like to request prayers for Samarys. She's been diagnosed with flu. We've been in the hospital since yesterday and they'll keep her again tonight. There's been little, to no success, in keeping her temperature down. She's also been throwing up, coughing, with diarrhea, all on and off, but it just won't go away and she's not eating as well as she should.

Please and thank you,

SŠnchez-Mariani Family

 

Update December 18: Just got good news from the doctor. She'll be released. We're going home, finally. She's still a bit "under the weather" but going home. Now I'm the sick one. Anyway, thank you all for your messages and prayers. Truly appreciate it!

Ada Mariani


Joe Wengerd

December 14, 2017

Joe and Katie Wengerd want to pass along their thanks for your prayers regarding Joeís hernia surgery today. All is progressing well and Joe is at home resting and recuperating.

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

Love,

Joe and Katie Wengerd


Carol Cable's Granddaughter

December 10, 2017

I am asking for prayers for my 11-year old granddaughter, Gracie, who had a heart transplant 5 years ago. She is going through very serious emotional and mental issues.

Thank you all,

Carol Cable

 

Update January 1: Carol would like to thank you for your prayers regarding her granddaughter, Gracie. Gracie is doing better and her discouragement is lifting. Carol thanks you for your prayers for Gracie and believes our prayers have made a difference. Thank you!


Wilson Family

December 10, 2017

This past week, Larry Wilson died peacefully. He and Rita had been married for 45 years. Please keep her and daughter, Angie, in your prayers.


McNair Family

December 8, 2017

Burk McNair, a friend of many and longtime minister and pioneer of the early days of the Church of God, died on December 5th. After coming to Colorado a few months ago, Burk was cared for at the home of his daughter, Susie Weaver, of Roxborough, interspersed with a stay in the hospital and over a week in a rehabilitation facility. Burk was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Sue, in February 2017.

Memorial services for Burk McNair will be held this coming Sunday, December 10th, at:

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

Phone: 210-495-8221

Address for Cards:

McNair Family
7468 Elk Trail PL
Littleton, CO 80125


Tuck Family

December 8, 2017

Connie Tuck's sister died Tuesday night. She lived in St. Louis. The funeral is next Thursday in St. Louis. Please pray for Connie and the family.

Reggie Tuck

Cards may be sent to:

Connie Tuck
5176 Eastover Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

 

Update December 24: Connie's youngest sister, from Detroit, died suddenly this evening of apparent heart failure. Please pray for her and the family. Thank you.

Cards may be sent to the address above.

Reggie Tuck


Ron Froedge

December 5, 2017

Ron Froedge, age 63, suffered a stroke Monday morning. He is currently paralyzed on the left side, has limited communication, cannot eat solid food and there is still the concern of another clot breaking off from the main carotid artery. The family is requesting prayers for a full recovery and that no more strokes will occur (as this is a risk).

Address for Cards:

Ron Froedge
404 Birdie Circle
Carl Junction, MO 64834


Caliah Fields

December 5, 2017

Stephen and Michelle Fields are requesting your prayers on behalf of their new baby daughter, Caliah, who was born at the end of October.

First, a little background for those who do not know the Fields. Stephen is 38 years old. He and his family have been part of the Church of God for over 50 years. Stephen and Michelle have another daughter, Penny.

As you may know, many different blood tests and evaluations are done at the birth of a child. Unfortunately, Stephen and Michelle were informed, yesterday, that tests have shown that Caliah has Adrenoleukodystrophy. This disease results in fatty acid buildup and affects the proper functioning of enzymes. This condition can lead to a variety of developmental problems.

Please add your prayers to those the of the Fields family and beseech God for His strengthening of Stephen and Michelle and His healing of Caliah.

Thank You


Evans Family

December 1, 2017

George Evans, father of David Evans, was hospitalized yesterday because of great discomfort and what appeared to be an intestinal blockage. After further testing, it was determined that Mr. Evans has a twisted intestine. Given Mr. Evansí age and health, they are quite concerned. The doctors are hoping that a decompression procedure (under sedation) can help the intestine to realign. However, if that does not work, surgery is the only option, which at his age and health, is very risky. Your prayers are requested for George Evans requesting Godís divine intervention, giving him relief from this serious condition.

 

Update December 6: George underwent the intestinal decompression procedure, and initially, his intestine was untwisted. However, after about 18 hours, it was discovered that the intestine had not stayed in place, and is lax. Surgery is not an option at his age (85) and with his current health. Mr. Evans returned home on Sunday, and is under hospice care. Because of his age and overall condition, he is not completely aware of his circumstances.

His wife, Betty, who is 90 years old, has also been declining in health little-by-little, mostly due to kidney ailments that increased over the past few months. She is also under hospice care. They both are being assisted by caregivers 24/7, as well as by their son, David and his sister, who lives nearby.

Overall, their spirits have been positive, taking all into consideration, and they are prayerfully taking things one step at a time. Your continued prayers for them, and the whole family, are greatly appreciated.

 

Update December 15: My family and I are sorrowful, yet relieved, that my father, George Evans, died peacefully yesterday morning, December 14th. After returning from the hospital on December 3rd, he was able to enjoy a few days at home, mostly in his cherished recliner. Last Sunday evening, December 10th, he began feeling less and less mobile, and had increasing pain. The hospice caregivers and our family members strove to decrease the pain and help him feel as comfortable as possible. Wednesday night, he was able to sleep soundly, and early Thursday morning, his breathing began to become shallow and slightly strained, yet he seemed to remain asleep until his final breath shortly after 9 a.m., with family members close by.

We greatly appreciate the outpouring of love and support as soon as the initial prayer request was sent out. We greatly look forward to the next moment we will be together with him at Christís return, and will continue to be strengthened by the love, faith and example he exhibited to the very end.

Funeral plans will be forthcoming. Thank you for your continued prayers for my mother and the rest of our family.

David Evans

Address for Cards:

Evans Family
908 Pin Oak Lane
Allen, TX 75002


Shirley Topovski

November 29, 2017

Weíd like to request your prayers for Shirley Topovski. She went into the hospital on Thanksgiving Day with severe abdominal pain and has remained there in Wooster Community Hospital. It appears that the pain is being caused by a hernia that is pinching off her colostomy. The local doctor feels that surgery to repair this condition would be more than he is comfortable performing. So, she is currently resting and awaiting transfer to University Hospital in Cleveland, where it is assumed that rather extensive surgery may be necessary to repair the hernia and whatever else may be needed. Please pray for Shirleyís strength and healing.


Marc Buchholz

November 18, 2017

From Marc Buchholz: I am writing this prayer request to ask all of you for your prayers regarding me being admitted to the hospital for a urinary tract infection, and some ongoing stomach issues. I also found out the IV in my leg has yeast as well. This is not good because it turns into a blood infection when it is in the IV in my leg. I would appreciate everyoneís prayers regarding this hospitalization, and Godís Will on this situation. I will update everyone once I know more. Thanks so much in advance for your prayers.

 

Update December 10: Marc is still in the hospital in NY dealing with the UTI and ongoing stomach issues. He had progressed and hoped to go home early this past week, but came down with a fever which meant remaining in the hospital for more days. Please keep him in your prayers.

 

Update February 17: Marc underwent treatment for gall stones related to his quadriplegic condition.


Leon Sexton

November 18, 2017

Leon Sexton (brother of Anita Showers), unfortunately, has had another stroke and is in serious condition at the moment. Gloria, his wife, also needs prayers. This is very hard on her. Anita requests that you may feel free to forward this request to other brethren you correspond with.

 

Update December 10: Gloria reports some progress. He is able to swallow again and is walking with a walker during therapy. Your continued prayers are appreciated.


Janice Timmons

November 14, 2017

Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Janice Timmons, a shut-in member in Chillicothe. She recently fell and injured her knee, and is suffering with a lot of pain as result. Her hands have also started shaking, which is causing her concern. She is asking for prayers from the brethren to beseech God on her behalf.


Joyce Upchurch

November 10, 2017

Mrs. Joyce Upchurch has asked for your prayers on her behalf. This past Wednesday, she had a defibrillator installed to help regulate her heart function. At this time, she is experiencing great pain. Please ask God's mercy regarding the pain and that she might have a full and speedy recovery.

Thank You


Renee Williams

November 10, 2017

Good afternoon Brethren,

I had the chance, this morning, to join a meeting with the medical staff caring for Renee Williams (at the hospital). Ray was there, of course, as well as her nurse, physical therapist, nutritionist and social worker.

Renee is continuing to get better, and her pain levels are manageable. But this will be a "long haul" to completely clear up the infection in her right foot. She may need to be on antibiotics for some weeks yet. Of course, this is difficult news for someone used to being active as she is. Once the need for daily doctor visits diminishes (to "less than every day"), she can move to a dedicated nursing center for continued therapy and rehab. She is able to sit up, and do some exercises for keeping her upper body toned, and can put weight on her left foot (not yet on the infected foot, naturally).

She and Ray both thank you all for your continued prayers, care and concern. Keep them up, by all means!

With appreciation,

Doug Johnson

 

Update November 22: Renee has been in the hospital for over two weeks, battling the very serious infection in her foot, with two surgeries required so far. The situation is complicated by her diabetic condition. Following the second surgery, November 20th (a skin graft to close the wound), her doctors are pleased that there appears to be no further infection, but the minimal circulation levels in her foot give them concern.

In addition, Renee learned, just days before being admitted to the hospital, that she also is dealing with breast cancer. They would very much appreciate the prayers of their Church family, and thank you all in advance.

Address for Cards:

Renee Williams
20765 Quarry Rd.
Wellington, OH 44090

 

Update November 23: We need to ask your prayers for another specific issue regarding Renee's health.

Renee had a procedure late yesterday, which was to ensure a better blood flow level to help the healing in her foot. Her doctors believe the surgery was successful (a balloon-type procedure) and she is to be transferred later today from the surgical facilities in Lorain back to the Specialty Hospital where she was, for further recuperation.

Thank you all for your prayers, love and concern!

 

Update February 2: Janel and I have returned a short time ago from visiting Renee Williams (and Ray) at the nursing home in Wellington.

We do have some important news to pass on. This morning, Renee was in Mentor for another follow-up visit with the infection specialist who has been treating her foot. For the first time today, they said she has developed gangrene in her foot, with a spot on one toe. I asked Renee, so I would understand clearly, if this was the first time they had used the word "gangrene" in discussing her wound, and she said, Yes, it was.

They said under those circumstances, they believe her foot needs to be amputated (below the knee), so the infection doesn't spread to the rest of her body and put her life at risk. Renee is in very good spirits, in looking ahead. As she said, she has had so much pain from this infection, going back to late October/early November (with no positive prognosis she could see), that this actually gives her some hope to be able to look forward to a way to begin to "put my life back together," as she said. Of course, she's not looking forward to the process, but to a chance to return to a much more normal pattern and beyond.

The date for the surgery has not yet been determined. The two doctors who were talking with her today, told her they would have to schedule the operation, and will let her know as soon as they can. Clearly a procedure like this won't be delayed too long.

Thank you all for your prayers and concern for Renee and the whole family. They value, cherish and appreciate those prayers, and love you all. Please keep sending your petitions to God on their behalf.

With appreciation,

Doug Johnson

 

Update February 9: Renee had her surgery today, which, as you know, involved the amputation of her right foot (below the knee). The operation was finished by about 1:30, and her husband, Ray, their daughter-in-law Barbara (Matt's wife) and I were able to see her, in the recovery room, by about 3:30 p.m. We had only been there a few minutes when they came to move her back to her hospital room.

The surgeon spoke with Barbara and told her that the operation was successful, with no complications. This, of course, is welcome news! Renee was in good spirits, as she has been, and seems relieved to have this part of the "road to recovery" behind her. She knows that this is only one step, of course. When I left, she was opening some more mail (cards have continued to come in, she has now received between 150 and 200 altogether). She also had a "care package" from her granddaughter, Sierra, with a knitted shawl that Sierra and some of her friends had knitted.

The plan, if all continues to go well, would be for Renee to return to either the rehabilitation hospital in Oberlin or the nursing home in Wellington, by either Monday or Tuesday.

She wanted to thank all of you for your prayers and she asked "Tell everybody to keep them up at least a little bit!" I assured her you'd all get that message "loud and clear!"

So, THANK YOU...and do keep it up! Happy Sabbath to all!

Doug Johnson


Ellis Family

November 10, 2017

Prayers are requested for Bryant Ellis. Bryant was hospitalized, Tuesday evening, with what was later determined to be a heart attack. He also has fluid on his lungs and is on a respirator. It is possible he could be taken off the respirator as early as this weekend. After he is more alert, further tests will be administered to determine to what degree his heart has been damaged. His wife, Karline, and family would appreciate your prayers for Godís intervention for Bryantís complete recovery.

 

Update December 29: Bryant had surgery Sunday, December 24th, to debride a bed sore on his bottom side. He felt much better after that surgery, however, on Wednesday, December 27th, they placed a wound vacuum on the area of the operation and administered colostomy surgery to prevent further infection of the bed sore area. His triple bypass surgery was a success, but having to lay in bed for over seven weeks brought on these other issues. The prayers and cards of support from the brethren and our Fatherís intervention have helped Bryant and his wife, Karline, tremendously. Please continue to pray for his complete recovery.

 

Update January 17: We are saddened to announce that Bryant Ellis died this past Sabbath afternoon, January 13th. His wife, Karline, and family members appreciate all the cards, calls, visits and especially the prayers for Bryant during his recent illness. In lieu of a memorial service, Karline and the family have decided to have a special luncheon at her home this coming Thursday, January 18th, to honor Bryantís life. He very much enjoyed being with his family and friends and was the life of any party. He will be sorely missed by all. His race is now over, and he awaits the resurrection at Christís return.

Address for Condolences:

Karline Ellis
1441 W. Lagoon Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6125


Chelsey Bredenberg

November 9, 2017

We received the following update this afternoon from Mrs. Altom (Chelsey Bredenberg's mother):

"Chelsey is at the doctors. They are sending her to emergency in San Francisco for emergency admission. Her lung function is down to 20%. Her heart rate is very high, due to the stress this is putting on her body and oxygen levels are extremely low. Please let the brethren know."

Please continue to seek God's mercy and healing for Chelsey (and her sister Crystal). Remember, as we are told in I Corinthians 12, if one member suffers all suffer together. Let each of us pray as we would if we were kneeling at the bedside of our own sick child.

 

Update November 10: Chelsey has pneumonia in both lungs. It's so bad that the pneumonia is even in the tissue surrounding the lungs. They are giving her an echocardiogram because of the stress on her heart.

Remember, God's mercy never fails and the effective (earnest, heartfelt) fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. The thoughtful prayers of humble people come before God as a sweet incense. Psalms 141:2.

 

Update November 15: Chelsey's strength has improved over the past few days. She and Derek thank everyone for their prayers and concern, it means so much to them.

Please know that Chelsey is in need of our intense prayers. We are thankful to God for the fact her energy levels and breathing have shown some improvement, but she is still very ill. Pray often for her and please pray with fervency! Our supplications mean so much, and God is loving and responsive, especially when we pray with all of our heart for someone we love!

Luke chapter 18 gives us the Parable of the Determined widow...the direction Christ gives us is that we should pray, and then pray again, and pray even more! We strongly encourage all of us to pray for Chelsey, again and again. Thank you for your fasting!


Harold Van Brunt

November 7, 2017

Harold is 75 years old and is suffering from a continual high temperature due to his health condition (Harold suffers from Leukemia). Please pray for Harold and Helen during this time of stress and ill health.


Steve Kovatch

November 5, 2017

Cara, Caity and I would like to request prayers for our dad, Steve Kovatch. He has been having pain in his esophagus and stomach for the past few months. After having an upper scope this past week, it was found that he has cancer. A biopsy was taken, however, we will not know the results until later this week as to what specific type of cancer he has, the prognosis, treatment options, etc.

We ask for prayers that God will heal him and comfort him, and that the doctors are able to give him the most effective care available.

Thank you,

Carly Kovatch

 

Update November 10: I wanted to give you a brief update on my dad. I was able to go with him, yesterday, to his initial oncology appointment at Western Reserve Hospital. The doctor we saw, yesterday, confirmed esophageal cancer. He has a malignant tumor at the bottom of his esophagus where it meets the stomach. At this point, that is all that we know. We have requested a referral to the Cleveland Clinic. We are waiting to hear from them with the next appointment date and time, which we should hopefully know by early next week. From there, he will be ordered a PET scan to see if the cancer has spread anywhere else in his body, as well as an endoscopic ultra sound to determine the stage and size of the tumor in the esophagus. Once this information is determined, treatment can be decided upon and begin. For now, unfortunately, we are at a stand still.

My dad is not in much pain now, however, he has a difficult time when he eats as food passes by the tumor. He is also having a difficult time sleeping due to the stress of the diagnosis and the uncertainly of what is to come. We would like to ask for continued prayers for his healing, comfort, peace and that he is able to be seen and begin the appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Carly

 

Update November 30: Cara, Caity and I would like to ask for continued prayers for our dad. Over the past few days, he has had PET and CAT scans, lab work and an endoscopic ultrasound. We have met with an oncologist who specializes in cancers of the esophagus and the stomach, a gastroenterologist and a thoracic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.

The results of the testing show that he has stage 3, possibly stage 4 esophageal cancer. He has a three-inch tumor that has grown into all of the layers of his stomach and has spread into the lymph nodes surrounding the area. Additionally, the PET scan is showing that it has spread to another lymph node deep inside of his body, disconnected to the others, near the renal vein and main artery near his kidneys. A biopsy is too dangerous for this one. Given that he hasn't had many symptoms, this was all much worse than what we were expecting. The oncologist said that this kind of cancer doesn't have many warning signs until it has progressed pretty aggressively.

The team of doctors is meeting to decide on a recommended plan for treatment. The surgery that would be required to remove the tumor would be incredibly extensive, removing the entire esophagus and about a third of the stomach, with at least a 2 month recovery period. As the oncologist and surgeon have explained, surgery is typically done in an attempt to remove and cure the cancer, so it is not likely that this will be the course of action since the one lymph node cannot be removed, thus cancer would still be present in his body. We are expecting him to begin intensive radiation and chemotherapy within the next 2 weeks as early as next week.

Thank you for your continued prayers and concern for our dad. He is holding up pretty well at this point given the shock of the severity of his cancer. We are hopeful that our dad is able to remain in as little pain and discomfort as possible as he moves into treatment.

Thank you,

Carly Kovatch

 

Update January 6: Cara, Caity and I wanted to give another update on our dad. A few weeks ago, we were given some very disappointing news that our dad would only be able to be treated palliatively and that his cancer was definitely stage 4, with no chance of cure. The plan was to radiate locally to shrink the size of the tumor for comfort and then to begin a chemo regimen that he would do for the rest of his life, 3 days every 2 weeks. He was told that without treatment he would have approximately 3-6 months to live. This was the toughest appointment by far for everyone and shocking to my dad.

We had a follow up appointment on December 21st with the radiologist. He was a bit more optimistic in that he thought he would be able to radiate more definitively, even to the lymph node that is disconnected. We felt this was definitely an answered prayer as this was very different from what we had been told just a week prior. He recommended chemotherapy and radiation at the same time for the course of 5 1/2 weeks. The radiologist said this is the most effective way for the radiation to work, so the plan is to have radiation 5 days a week and chemo 1 day per week. He said that this would be a bit more life prolonging, depending on how our dad's body reacts to the chemo and radiation. A concern is that the chemo that he will be receiving could cause extreme neuropathy, which he already suffers from pretty badly, due to diabetes. If this happens, he will stop this form of chemotherapy during radiation and begin a different kind after he completes the radiation. The oncologist was optimistic in thinking that he should do okay with other side effects that are common to the treatments. He has prescribed anti-nausea medication to help just in case.

The plan is that our dad will stay with me for the duration of the treatments. He began treatments this past week on Thursday. He did very well with no initial side effects. He was able to eat, which has become increasingly difficult in the past few weeks, and he was able to get lots of rest. He was also able to go home for the weekend.

We are asking once again for continued prayers that he is able to tolerate the treatments with comfort and without the extreme sickness that is often associated with chemotherapy, that he gets the nutrition that he needs, and that his quality and longevity of life may be increased. We know this is truly in God's hands and pray that he is able to be in good spirits as he is staying in my home so that we are able to help care for him with ease.

With sincere thanks,

Carly Kovatch

 

Update February 1: We are once again asking for prayers for our dad, Steve Kovatch. He was admitted to Wooster Community hospital today. He has been trying to stay at home and called this morning letting me know that he didn't feel like he could drive to today's appointments with his oncologist and radiologist. Caity went to pick him up and took him in. The oncologist took one look at him and sent him right to the ER. Even with his anti-nausea medications, his nausea has been almost unbearable and he has been unable to keep even water down for about the last 4 days. He has been unable to sleep much and he was also running a fever last night and this morning. These are dangerous indicators of infection.

He was severely dehydrated and has continued to loose weight (almost 30 pounds since last month) due to not being able to eat or drink. The doctors have all said that nutrition and hydration are a must during chemo and radiation treatments. He has been receiving fluids all day today through an IV and will be having surgery to get a feeding tube tomorrow sometime.

We ask for prayers that he's able to get the nutrition that he needs this way, to make it through his treatments and that all goes well with the surgery. We hope he is able to stay comfortable and is in good spirits as he recovers from this and continues with treatments. We also ask for prayers that we are able to have the patience and strength to help to care for him as he needs.

Many thanks to everyone who has been keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers. Your continued support has been very much appreciated through this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Carly Kovatch, Cara Ingram and Caity Bickel


Sam Dungan

November 2, 2017

Sam Dungan is requesting prayers. He has been diagnosed with Central Serous Retinopathy (fluid on the retina). He went blind in the left eye within a week. The doctor would like to do a laser procedure if he doesnít show improvement within a few weeks. He would love to regain full eyesight without any further problems. Please pray for Godís guidance and ultimate healing.

Address for Cards:

Sam Dungan
93 Low Road
Grove Hill, AL 36451

 

Update December 15: Sam had his follow-up doctorís appointment regarding his eye yesterday, December 14th. His eye is completely healed. His vision is actually better than before the eye issue. The doctor and his assistant were dumbfounded because they said no one heals that fast. It normally takes months for healing. God definitely intervened! Sam and his family are very thankful for all of the prayers, cards and calls.


Christine Featherston

October 31, 2017

On Monday, I went to the spinal specialist. He said I am a mystery to him, but I know Iím not to all of you. He is very concerned with my lower back and what the MRI showed. He said he does not understand ďhow you get out of bed every morningĒ. I know how, God allows it. My neck was okay, but the MRI did not vary off enough to get the shoulders and thatís what is really causing me much pain right now. Iím not sleeping at night, I hurt constantly and of course it has now interfered with daily living. Getting cloths on and off, brushing my hair and anything over my head is just NOT do-able. Because this doctor can only deal with my spine, he has ordered MRIs done on both shoulders and will be sending me over to a doctor who deals with shoulders.

He warned me not to put off dealing with my back because this is ďvery seriousĒ. He did ask me though, if I had to choose one thing to deal with, what would it be and I said ďmy shouldersĒ. He just shook his head and said okay. I understand that my back is bad and he warned me that, if I should start losing feeling and become unstable, I need to get back there statÖ.but truly God is keeping me on my feet. I continue to pray for healing of all these areas but am trusting Him. Please pray that I can start getting some sleep as well. Thank you all so very much.

Thanks,

Christine Featherston

 

Update November 17: I must ask for prayers for Christine once again. She has found out that she has a torn rotator cuff in at least one shoulder. Also, her spinal doctor told her, that if she started having numbness anywhere below her waist, to get into the ER right away. They will then transport her to Cleveland Clinic for emergency surgery, so she won't end up in a wheel chair. This morning, she woke up with numbness and severe pain below her waist. She is waiting to hear back from the doctors to see if she should go in. She, of course, does not want surgery and especially while her rotator cuff is causing her such pain. If she has back surgery, she would be forced to lay on her shoulders, which would be unbearable, so it's a very bad situation. If we could ask our brethren, to pray to our Father, to once again intervene and have mercy on her in this ongoing situation, we would very much appreciate it. We are praying we might even be able to attend services if she can get some relief.

Thanks,

Steve Featherston

 

Update November 20: I just wanted to give you an update. I am at a local ER waiting for an ambulance to take me to Cleveland. I don't know when surgery will be till after I get up there and talk to the doctor. Sure do appreciate prayer that all goes well.

Christine

 

Update November 24: Itís been a crazy few days here, but they have Christineís pain under control for the most part. Though, the good news of the second MRI showed that her spinal cord was not being compressed, it was too close to send her home, so she will stay in the hospital till her surgery on Tuesday. This will be part one of a two part surgery. On Friday, the second will take place.

Steve

 

Update November 27: My surgery is at 1:45 tomorrow and is part one. I don't know what time on Friday for part two. The surgeon gave me a couple of things that could go wrong and when he was finished, I told him I had prayed for the surgery and for his hands so we are good to go. I am not sure what he was thinking about that. It is all in God's hands.

Christine

 

Update November 28: Christine finally got out of her first surgery after 6 and 1/2 hours and I am told that all went well. She is, of course, sleeping right now and under heavy sedation. After I speak with her tomorrow, I can let you know more, but I do know her second surgery is still on for Friday, so continued prayers are definitely appreciated for her and for me as we weather this trial. God has been so awesome and giving us that piece that goes beyond our understanding. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again.

Steve

 

Update November 29: The nurses are surprised at how well she is able to get around, considering. However, she has numbness in her toes she did not have before. We think it is due to swelling around the nerves and the fact that only half of the surgery is finished. She will be having the next surgery Tuesday and not Friday. There was some scheduling confusion and both procedures together take about 14 hours and they could not get the additional surgery room time at University Hospital until Tuesday. She is not out of the woods by any means, but we know that God does and has heard all of our prayers. Please thank all of the brethren for their prayers and cards and phone calls. She is up for visits if anyone would like to call or visit. She is in room 6081 on the 6th floor at Lerner Tower. Her direct line is 1-216-844-9681. We both look forward to being reunited with all the brethren soon.

Steve

 

Update November 30: I need a prayer request immediately please! I have a pain running down my back into my legs. It feels like a bad muscle spasm. I need prayers for it to be taken away, right away, please! The doctors are coming in.

Christine

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They are taking Christine to an MRI to see if something moved while she is waiting for the second half of the surgery. It would be a blessing if the surgery room was made available for her to get the second surgery before Tuesday.

Steve

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She was in so much pain they could not do the MRI. They are regrouping to see how to get the MRI pics they need. God knows and is guiding all of this, but how He does it remains to be seen. I know our prayers affect how He answers in so many ways.

Steve

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They found that the metal mesh shifted and they will have to go in tomorrow and do the second part of the surgery. That is what we wanted originally, but not with the horrible pain. God knows what needs done and how to get it done. Thank you all for your prayers. I don't know the time for surgery tomorrow, but I am praying for the person that is going to have to be bumped to another day because of this. Will update as I know.

Steve

 

Update December 1: Christine went into surgery at 9am and was back in her room at 3pm. I spoke to the surgeon and he said all went well and there was no damage from the movement the evening before. She is in a lot of pain, but that is to be expected. Please thank everyone for their prayers, as she has at least 3 months of total bed and chair rest in which she cannot do any bending or picking anything up. We would ask continued prayers that there will be no accidental movement of any kind that might cause a further delay of her recovery. Please also pray that our Father will speed her healing so she will be able to resume normal activities as soon as possible and that the tear in her rotator cuff in her shoulder will heal during this time as well, it is giving her even more pain from the positions she has to lay in after this surgery.

Thanks again to all of our beloved brethren for their calls, cards and support as they are very encouraging and mean so much. We pray for all and them, for the time each of them take to add us in their prayers! She is up to visits if anyone wants to. She is in the same room as before.

Thank you,

Steve

 

Update December 2: Last night was an extraordinarily bad night. Not so much the back surgery itself, but they blew out my veins put medicine into my tissue. Both hands are messed up this morning. The blood drain tube was broken. There was blood everywhere, so I could really use some prayers to cheer me up and get past this thank you.

Christine

 

Update December 4: So, giving you a little bit of an update, straight from the horseís mouth, so to speak. The doctor set up an emergency surgery again for tomorrow morning. He is thinking that the cage they were using and installed in the first surgery must have moved, even though it looked in place during surgery number two. It doesn't take much for it to become ensnared with those billions of nerve cell endings we all have. When he went in to look at things during that surgery, he felt it looked so good, that he just went on to continue with the last part of this plan and things got closed up.

But, I now have no feeling in my left leg from the buttocks down to toes. I can get up and do what they ask of me until that pain takes over and then I'm done. Now, even lying in bed is painful, so I'm out of places of safety. so to speak. For the next surgery in the morning, he will go in and remove that cage. He said doing things this other way will not hurt. It will not be as strong, but it will heal more quickly. Please ask God to let the doctor see clearly and we can start moving forward and get me home. I give God glory as I can see so much that could have happened and didn't. I just don't have the time or strength to give the data. Keep Steve in your prayers, as I know he is hurting and we are over an hour apart. So, while he wants to be here more, he just can't do it all. I'm thankful that my one of my daughters lives out here and was able to come and sit with me for a while when I was so scared and in so much pain. I'm thankful for our daughter helping Steve out with things around the house too...we are blessed. So, don't think just because we are needing prayers again, for yet another surgery, things are crazy...they can only get as crazy as we allow, because we clearly see God working in positive ways too.

Christine

 

Update December 5: I am out of surgery. Not sure how things are until we give it some time and I'm able to get up and walk. Having a little trouble getting my blood pressure to stay up though. It plummeted after I took a bunch of meds, so I need prayer to get me up and out and going quickly.

Christine

 

Update December 10: Christine came home today. It was definitely a miracle from God. The doctors were just stunned when she woke up. In fact some of them made a special trip up just to see for themselves. To our brothers and sisters, our sincere thanks for all of your prayers. Our Mighty God and healer has heard and delivered, and we are so thankful for that! We have a long road ahead of us, but at least she is at home and doing well at this point. Thanks again and hope to see everyone soon.

Steve

 

Update December 13: Christine is at the ER. Her heart rate is 170 and she has severe abdominal pain and her left leg is very swollen. Prayers are appreciated for relief from the ongoing complications.

Steve

 

Update December 14: Christine's heart rate is under control as of 4am this morning. They have not found the cause yet and are going to keep her in the hospital, as they are continuing to run tests. Her infection is under control. Continued Prayers are very much appreciated.

Steve

 

Update December 19: The original surgeon was going to send Christine home, even after her heart rate almost caused her a heart attack, due to what they suspected was an infection. Thankfully, God was watching over things and the doctors ignored the surgeonís directions and kept her over until they could do a CT assisted extraction of the fluid in a cyst that was in her belly. They found out that she did indeed have a lot of infection in that cyst that had developed and had she gone home, she would have probably gone into sepsis and probably had a heart attack. But thanks to Godís Mercy and Grace, they have so far, drained about a pint of infectious fluid. She will remain in the hospital until the infection is totally gone. Thank you and all of our brothers and sisters for the prayers and cards and those that have visited. It has been quite a rough ride, but God has provided us so much encouragement, we both feel we are so blessed. We do need continued prayers for Christine and I appreciate prayers for strength that I can serve Christine in her time of need.

Steve

 

Update December 20: Good news, they will be releasing Christine either tomorrow or Friday. However, she is very down after being in the hospital for over a month, so any calls or encouragement would be very timely. The number to her room is: 440-285-6652. She is in bed B. I know she would love any calls.

Steve

 

Update December 21: Christine just called me in tears. They thought, because her belly tube was not draining anymore, that it was a good sign and she could come home. But, after todayís CT scan, it showed that the tube had moved and the infection fluid has been building back up instead of draining like it was at first. She is devastated. She wants so bad to come home after a month in the hospital and is so very down at having to be there for at least another few days or longer. I know everyone is praying for her and that is so appreciated, but to anyone who might want to call, I know it would be helpful. Not being able to see the brethren and being on all the medications, so she cannot study like she wants to, just some fellowship would brighten her day. I hope to bring better news next update. She is still fighting this infection, which could be fatal, if God does not intervene through a direct miracle or His direct guidance of the doctors. Satan is clearly doing his best to discourage us, but we are determined not to let that happen. She will be there for, at least, several more days at this point. We are praying that possibly she might be able to be moved to a nursing home facility close to home, so itís not an hour away each way for me to visit.

Steve

 

Update December 22: They are now going to have to put two drain tubes in and find a surgeon to open her up and clean the wound out. The staples have been in to long, so he will have to remove them at the same time. She is feeling somewhat better after the calls and encouragement for which we are both so grateful! She particularly was blessed by a call of one member in the Akron congregation who read to her from Psalms and while it was a simple act of kindness, it meant so much to her. Thank you all for your continued prayers and encouraging calls and visits. Looks like she will be there for at least a couple more days. That being said, God has intervened in many ways to keep Christine safe and breathing.

If you would like to call Christine, her cell phone is: 440-969-4453

Steve

 

Update December 23: Christine is still in the hospital and has had another tube put in to drain the infectious fluid. However, the CT scan has shown that she has many of these pockets of fluid. So, she is going to be transferred back up to University Hospital to have her wound reopened through surgery, scraped, cleaned and packed until all the infection is gone. This means, probably, another week in the hospital. As you can imagine, this is devastating to both of us. Please continue to pray for her that this infection can be gotten under control.

Steve

 

Update January 2: I just wanted to give you all an update since arriving home at the beginning of Sabbath last week. I am, of course, very sore and tired. Iím doing well, getting up and around for the most part. I'm not sleeping in bed, so far. Itís just too much to try and get in and out. I had a really bad day yesterday (January 1st), as I started to throw up and just was, generally, not feeling great. My temperature went up a bit too, which is a bit scary with this infection. Today, I woke up feeling much better, just still fatigued. I so enjoyed my first shower in 7 weeks, there are no words. I am trying to get my appetite back, but Iím sure, over time, I will, as if you would think that should be a problem, right? (hahaha) I do ask that you continue to remember me, that this infection will be completely gone and that this problem with my leg works itself out. A physical therapist was here this morning and said he would wager no surgery for the leg, despite how weak and how numb things are. There is motion and some strength, which you normally donít see with Foot Drop. He said, that sort of pushes one to thinking that itís a matter of those nerves healing. As for the surgery on the stomach again, that is up to the surgeon and I so pray that God will deliver me out of that one as well.

Steve and Leah are maintaining the house and doing laundry, etc. What a blessing! Sometimes itís hard to keep my mouth shut, because, of course, "itís not the way I do it". I so appreciate it though, and thank God for them.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update January 6: I believe I am doing pretty well with the infection, though thatís just my opinion. There are a couple of things that are giving me some problems and I would like to pray specifically for these. First, is this horrible pain that used to be on my left side, which is now on my right. Last night, I could hardly walk and my groaning from pain kept us both up most of the night. Steve was close to calling the ambulance, when I finally got myself in a position with pillows, blankets and heating pad, where we could all finally fall asleep. I donít know why itís here but I am asking that God remove it. The other problem is my left leg. I still have very little strength there and itís huge compared to my right.

With so many brethren going through such bad times and trials right now, I realize just how valuable our time is and to be asking others for it to pray for me is appreciated. I know that all healing is in Godís timing and for His glory.

Christine

 

Update January 8: After an excruciating night of pain, I am being admitted to the hospital. I am actually at the main surgeon's office right now. They are going to try to get to the bottom of this leg pain and what's going on in my left foot and my shoulder. They don't think the infection is something we have to worry about, but they're going to do a little bit of antibiotic therapy, just in case. They are then going to run some blood work to get some new results, but the doctor said he's least worried about that part of it.

Christine

 

Update January 10: They tried to do an MRI yesterday, but the pain got so severe, we had to stop. They will be doing an MRI again today. Please pray that we find out what is causing all this. Thank you for all your prayers. They are so appreciated. More than I can say.

Christine

 

Update January 17: I want to give you an update on Christine. She is actually getting worse and can no longer even get out of bed to go to the bathroom. She has a slight improvement on the fluid inside her wounds, but there is still infection. She is in horrible pain and is still under heavy sedation, but even that is not working very well. We continue to pray for Godís intervention. He is giving us strength and appreciate everyone's prayers.

Thanks,

Steve

 

Update January 18: Pain has increased to where I must use a bed pan and it has gotten difficult to hold back the tears. Tonight, they are doing another MRI to see what they could have possibly missed. I ask for your prayers to please help them find out what's going on or for Christ to take this terrible thing away, all to the glory of God our Father in heaven. Thank you for the wonderful cards. I start to cry as I think how wonderfully I am protected and cared for by my Father, through the use of his Holy Spirit and your hands for each letter or card that is written. A special thank you again.

Christine

 

Update January 19: We just heard from Steve that Christine is scheduled for another surgery on Tuesday, in an attempt to fix whatís causing her so much pain. So far, everything the doctors have tried has not worked. As you can imagine, this is very discouraging for Christine, so please continue to pray for Godís intervention.

 

Update January 23: I'm going to be going down to surgery in a little bit, once the MRI is done. So, I guess they're just going to bypass the CT scan and go directly to the MRI. Then they will operate, based on what it shows. You might like to know that He's blessed brethren for praying for me and my husband. Our family is thankful to God for all that we have and thankful to Him that we have such wonderful prayer.

Christine

 

Update January 24: Christine's surgery will be at noon tomorrow, as the MRI took over 5 hours to complete. Thank you all again for your prayers. The good news is that the infection is gone and that the largest fluid build up is gone, with only a small one left. Until he gets in there, he can't be sure what it looks like.

Steve

 

Update January 25: Surgery number four went well. They removed some scare tissue and did an antibiotic cleanse. I haven't been up on my feet, but the normal pain while resting is gone. Praise God.

Christine

 

Update January 26: Christine is still able to get up and move around. She is experiencing bad muscle cramps and pain in her leg again, but not as bad. They are trying to fit her with a pain pump and the ability to take the IV antibiotics at home. If everything falls into place, she might be able to come home Sunday or Monday. We ask for prayers for the pain and that she can come home after 2 months, to heal here with me.

Steve

 

Update January 30: I just wanted to give you an update. They are hoping to be able to send me home, either today or tomorrow, but there are a few things that have to happen first. They want to make sure that I can make it through the night without this horrible pain that comes on. The other thing is, they have to put in a PICC line so that I can receive the antibiotic at home. Someone is supposed to come and teach Steve and me how to do it. Please join me in prayer that we can achieve what needs to be done so that I can get home. I know that part of this is selfishness because, I so long to be at home, but I also don't want to put a extra burden on Steve by shouting out and crying from the pain. I am leaving it in God's hands whether I leave today or tomorrow. I sure am homesick. Thank you so much, all of you, for your prayers and I pray that God will in turn bless you for the time that you gave to Him for the service of prayer.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update February 3: I just wanted to let you know that I made it home last night, kind of late, but still, I am home, doing well. Steve's taking good care of me and I want to thank everybody from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much for your prayers and your thoughts and cards. I cannot tell you how much that means to me. Please let everyone know that they can call me at home if they want. You're free to give them my information. Thank you again, so much, for all those prayers. They really were heard and God has answered.

Christine

 

Update February 9: Christine is tired but doing better. Her feet are still 3 times the regular size and the doctors are trying to address it. She is still on IV antibiotics, so prayers are still needed. Compared to two weeks ago, she is way better.

Steve

 

Update February 10: Iím just overwhelmed with the cards and the prayers. Godís children truly are a gift and a blessing. Thank you so very much.

My attitude, I believe, is positive and cheerful. This is a journey God led me on and I will come out of it content, as Paul comments in Philippians 4. Iím able to walk pretty well. Sometimes, I even forget about grabbing the walker. A few times now, Iíve had to yell to Steve to bring it to me. Lately, I have to admit, I just am careful to cling to the wall or a piece of furniture, etc.

My legs, on the other hand, are giving me concern. I have to have them up most of the time and wrapped to try and force the water to go where it belongs. My feet look like balloons. While in the hospital, they put me on Lyrica and I must admit that it helps very well. One of the side effects is peripheral edema. So, Iím on diuretic meds and we are testing whether it is the Lyrica or not. We can go from there. Iím just asking God to heal it because, without His permission, those pills are nothing. Healing comes from God and from the stripes upon His Sonís back. Praise His Name.

I also came home with a Pic-line in my left arm. I am giving myself the antibiotic daily. Iíll be happy when it comes out. It makes taking a shower difficult because we have to keep that area very dry.

Bottom line is, Iím doing well, despite all the issues. Iím thankful for my husband who works so hard and still comes home and waits on me hand and foot. He makes me smile. As soon as I am done eating anything, heís right there to clear. If I mention something, heís up to get it. I have to remind him that I have to get up and walk too. What a guy! So, please pray for these legs to heal. That would be wonderful.

Christine

 

Update February 16: Thank you, once again brethren, for your prayers. Just a bit of an update for you. My legs are doing much better. The right looks just about normal and the left though, still swollen, is not as bad in size. While size has a lot to say, so does sensation. Both feet are really sensitive to the touch. Just having Miss Belleís tail go across the top of either of them sends me into orbit. Iíve been able to sleep in bed a bit. I start out there and then end up on the chair midway. For some reason though, I feel like I sleep better, but I wake up a lot more stiff. I was hoping, that when I saw the doctor on Monday, he would remove the stitches from the last surgery and also tell me I can get this pic-line out of my arm, but that didnít happen. So, for at least the next two weeks, everything remains. We are praying things go well and perhaps we can make it to services tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update March 15: Iím not sure how to word things, so Iíll just be blunt. I, of course, am asking God for healing for my back. That kind of goes without saying. Iím afraid Iím going to start looking for wigs soon, unless God turns things around. My hair is coming out so quickly, that it sticks to my hat, my cushions and when I shower or brush my hair. Well, letís just say that birds could build a lot of nests around here. I have no idea what is causing it. Some say itís from the anesthesia and others give me a number of reasons. Despite the reason, I would just like that to stop.

The fall from the other day has made me very sore and itís hard to sit, but I am walking around pretty well, so I donít think I did damage. I spoke to the doctorís nurse and she said that, this far out, with me walking well, she doubts I did damage too. I have an appointment with the doctor on the 28th.

Satan has been doing a lot of pushing us around the last few months, with health, finance, and car troubles, BUT GOD KNOWS! So, we can relax knowing that God will make a way when He is ready to do so and in His own way. Our job is to be steadfast holding to His laws and statues doing our part with tithes and offerings and calling on brethren of like mind to pray. I know that so many are and I want to thank you so very much. You also are in our prayers.

Sincerely,

Christine

 

Update April 29: I am asking for prayers for Christine. I had to take her to the ER this morning and they are keeping her overnight for observation. Her blood pressure went up to 200 over 127 and it also did that on the way home from services. We are praying that God will intervene and she will be healed. Satan does not like to see us at services every Sabbath, evidently. But our God is stronger than our adversary and prayers to Him are needed.

Thank you,

Steve

 

Update April 30: Please let everyone know that Christine is coming home this evening. Shortly after the prayer request, her blood pressure began to come down and now she is under medication that should keep it under control. God knows the cause, so we continue to ask Him to heal her completely.

Thank you,

Steve

 

Update May 25: Ended up at the ER. They can't say whether or not I have a lupus outbreak or shingles. Asking for prayers please.

Christine


Rice Family

October 31, 2017

Gayle is back in Mt. Carmel, East, in MICU with some pneumonia and blood infection. She seems to be responding well to antibiotics. All prayers are welcomed for a good outcome. Thank you.

Your prayers for Mrs. Rice are appreciated!

 

Update November 8: Your continued prayers are requested for Gayle. She has been in the hospital for over a week, due to a severe respiratory condition. Today, the family made the decision to remove her from the machine that has kept her breathing, and the doctor does not expect her to live much longer thereafter. Your prayers for Godís will to be done for Mrs. Rice, and to be with Mr. Rice and their family during this very difficult time would be greatly appreciated.

 

Update November 10: Gayle has died. Details below. Thank you for your prayers for Mr. Rice and his family.

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Family will receive friends 4 Ė 6 p.m. Sunday, at Cotner Funeral Home where her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial following at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Messages may be sent to Gayleís family by visiting Cotner Funeral Home.

Cotner Funeral Home
7369 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Phone: 614-866-6318

Address for Cards:

John Rice
121 Hill Road N.
Pickerington, OH 43147


Diane Shamblin

October 29, 2017

Diane Shamblin was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She requests your prayers for Godís intervention and healing.

 

Update December 30: Diane reports that the last chemotherapy treatment for the breast cancer has given her many wearying side effects. Her doctor reported that the mass is half the size it was five weeks ago. In the second week of January, she begins 13 weeks of phase-two of the treatment. She requests your prayers for healing and strength.

 

Update March 7: Diane has four more weeks of chemo for the breast cancer, and is having significant pain at times. The good news is that the mass has shrunk by half. She thanks you all for your ongoing prayers for her healing.

 

Update May 5: Diane continues her ongoing battle with breast cancer but is in good spirits. She thanks you for your prayers.


Derita Family

October 29, 2017

Bonnie Derita is homebound due to a chronic health condition. Bonnie would appreciate your prayers for healing and strength.

 

Update November 28: Bonnie is now in hospice care for her chronic COPD condition, but at last report this week, was feeling somewhat better.

 

Update March 17: Last Sabbath, Bonnie died peacefully, after years of battling a chronic COPD condition. Having been away from the Church for many years, she had come back to the fellowship in the last two years. Please remember her husband, Michael, and their extended family during their time of grieving.


David Hershberger

October 29, 2017

David Hershberger has been experiencing severe sciatica related back pain.

 

Update November 11: The MRI this week, indicated a disc that is pressing on the sciatic nerve. The next step is consultation about possible therapy before surgery.

 

Update November 18: David reports that his physician plans an out-patient back surgery on the 28th. Here is his report: ďIt is evident to me that God is most certainly involved in this trial, providing guidance and comforting answered prayer. The type of surgery is a micro discectomy and is a routine, outpatient procedure to which I am considered an ideal candidate due to my (good) physical condition. The surgeon noted that there were no other issues identified by the MRI, and that I suffer from a ďyoung manís injury", more common to 25 year-olds than 50 year-olds. The surgery will provide immediate relief from debilitating leg pain, though Iíll experience back pain for a couple of days afterward. I want to thank everyone for their continued prayers and I look forward to returning to normal and getting back to church.Ē


Hood Family

October 26, 2017

This week, Alan Hood, faithful member of the Richmond, VA congregation, died in a tragic accident when he was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian. To give you a little bit of background, Alanís motherís health has steadily declined over the last year, and he and his wife, Sarah, have been providing all of her necessary care. They moved her to a nearby home, and look after her each day. On Monday night, after bringing his mother food and checking her in for the night, Alan made way for home. He was walking, due to the fact that his vehicle is in the shop, and Sarah had their secondary car with their four daughters, running errands in town. On his return, he was struck by a vehicle, driven by a young man, and later died in the hospital from multiple internal injuries. After speaking with the police, there appears to be no negligence by the driver, simply a terrible accident with many in need of our prayers. Due to the sudden nature of the accident, and with no insurance, his wife and four young daughters are faced with heavy financial burdens at this time.

Iím sending this announcement to you, as Alan has served at a number of our youth camps in your areas, and perhaps some of your congregations are familiar with his family, and would be interested in hearing this news. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime. You are certainly welcome to pass this information along. Prayers and donations are very much appreciated for this family.

"We are saddened by the sudden loss of Mr. Alan Hood, 57, long-time member, beloved husband and father of four daughters, from the Richmond, VA congregation. Alan was struck by a vehicle on Monday night, and died at the hospital later that evening. He was a tremendous volunteer at the youth camps, and his service and selflessness touched the lives of many. Alan will be greatly missed. Please remember Sarah, his wife, and daughters Lily, 16, Ginger, 13, Rosemary and Olivia, 10, in your prayers.

Cards and letters may be sent to:

Mrs. Sarah Hood
3033 Kents Store Way
Kents Store, VA 23084

In lieu of sending flowers, Mrs. Hood has requested those funds be used for future camp expenses for her daughters.Ē

There is a ďGofundmeĒ account for anyone who has interest. Theyíre welcome to email me at Jfritts@lcg.org for the info.

Warmest regards,

Jason Fritts


Fair Family

October 26, 2017

Please remember Tom Fair in your prayers in the grieving process after Mrs. Fairís death during the Feast.


English Family

October 26, 2017

Harry is recuperating after treatment for a cancer on his ear. Please keep him in your prayers for Godís complete healing.

 

Update December 10: Harry is now at a hospice care facility as his cancer progresses.

 

Update December 23: Harry died at the hospice center a week ago. They are in the process of organizing a memorial service after services on an upcoming Sabbath. Please remember his extended family.


Marcia Wehman

October 26, 2017

This past Sunday, Marcia Wehman fell in her home breaking two ribs. Following her brief hospital stay this past Wednesday, her family is thankful that it was not a hip fracture. She is in pain and this has added to her pre-existing mobility issue due to a past stroke. Please pray for her pain issue and that she can regain her realistic attitude regarding the aging process.

Thanks,

Pat Wehman and sisters Ruth and Cindy


George Rusnak

October 26, 2017

The foot surgery, last week, to remove the bone-infected big toe went fairly well, but George has now contracted gangrene in the surgical area. He is recuperating at:

Heather Knoll Nursing and Rehabilitation
1134 North Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278

 

Update October 29: George is making progress in recovery from foot surgery. At last report, the gangrene condition seems to be abating.

 

Update November 11: George is home from rehab after his toe surgery and thanks everyone for the prayers on his behalf.


Sprinkle Family

October 20, 2017

We received news that a long-time member, who was baptized in 1954, Sarah Sprinkle, died yesterday afternoon. She had been a shut-in in the Dayton area for a number of years.

Prayers for her family are appreciated.

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Viewing: Monday, October 23rd 5:00Ė7:00 PM

Funeral: Tuesday, October 24th 10:30 AM

Hale-Sarver Funeral Home Inc.
284 N Miami Street
West Milton, OH 45383


Clayton Burrow

October 19, 2017

Your prayers are requested for Clayton Burrow. Clayton became sick during the Feast and had to come home. He was subsequently admitted to the hospital and has been diagnosed with a bile duct blockage caused by a Klatskin tumor on his liver. This caused abdominal pain and jaundice. He will have a surgical procedure this week to remove the left side of his liver. The hope is that it will grow back within seven weeks. He and his wife, Inez, appreciate your prayers for Godís intervention and healing.

Address for Cards:

Clayton Burrow
4483 Fork Creek Mill Road
Seagrove, NC 27341

 

Update November 28: It has been some time since an update about Clayton, but the family had been waiting on the biopsy reports from the tumor removed from his liver. Half of his liver was removed in a surgical procedure on Monday, November 13th.

The family thanks everyone for all of your prayers, visits, calls and cards. The doctor reported last week, that the tumor came back benign. He is on the road to recovery. The doctors said that his pancreas is still inflamed and that it is just going to take time. It isnít definite how much longer he will be in the hospital because he is still weak from the liver surgery. He continues to fight the elevated white blood count and Bilirubin, but the doctors said this was normal with this kind of surgery and that these should get better as he heals. Please continue to pray for him, his wife, Inez, and the whole family.


Levitt Family

October 19, 2017

Allan and Joey Levitt from the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, congregation, were killed in a tragic car accident on their way to the Feast of Tabernacles in Cochrane, Alberta, on Wednesday morning, October 4th.

Cards may be sent in care of:

Bruce Bird
P.O. Box 2033
Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0
Canada