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Sophia Pape

Norman and Bessie Oliver

Rodger Hagmaier

Ian Healey

James Guy

VanZuyen Family

Shirley Monson

Kathleen Kieryk

Kirk Kester

Marleta Boone

Helen Mancini

Lori Powell

Snodgrass Family

Al Ashurst

Kayla Hauenstein

Jason Roush

Leatata Pedersen

Chris and Margie Carothers

Jim Kocher

Steve Richmond

Bruce and Emily Keen

Hagmaier Family

Christine Featherston

Olivia Greider

Greyson Parkhill

Bess Gabriel

Hedgepeth and Rupp Families

Ian Healy

Patti Reed

Neal Warner

Jenny Luchitz

Mitch Showers

Sam Morrison

Eury Family

Richard Walters

Matías Mariani

Connie Talbot

Lori Mullen

Featherston Family

Patty Stambaugh

Libby Dezso

Jaxon LaBorde

Ronnie Wilson

Jody Smith

Buddy Eury

Betty Dove

Hank Rainbolt

Jean Warner

Pam Bickel

Joe Szymkowiak

Linda Ritter

Linda Szalankiewicz

Ed Szalankiewcz

Paul Coleman

Vicki Edgell

Dale Harman

Luane Harris

Barbara Cronmiller

Timmons Family

Kitt Carlson


Sophia Pape

November 4, 2019

Your prayers are requested for Sophia Pape, daughter of Bryan and Lisa Pape. She has appendicitis and is scheduled for surgery today at 11:00 AM. Your prayers for a successful surgery and quick recovery are appreciated.

Cards may be sent to Sophia at:

Sophia Pape
4921 Briarcliff Road
Nashport, OH 43830

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Sophia is done with surgery and things went fine. They are waiting for her to get out of post op. The surgeon said it was definitely infected and an abscess was forming, so she has a small drain and will be on antibiotics for a little while. She should be in the hospital for a day or two. Thanks for your prayers.

 

Update November 6: Please continue to keep Sophia in your prayers. She is recovering slower than typical and is still having a good bit of pain. She has been up walking a few times today and is drinking liquids, but has no appetite. Her white blood cell count was up higher this morning than yesterday and she is running a fever again, so her body must still be fighting off infection.

 

Update November 7: Sophia is doing better this morning, her fever is gone and the white blood cell count went down this morning. She also has been asking for food and did ok with eating solids this morning. The surgeon said we could bring her home this afternoon. Thank you so much for all your prayers!


Norman and Bessie Oliver

November 2, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver were in a car accident late yesterday afternoon. Their car was totaled. They are home resting. They seem to be okay, but very shaken from the accident. Mr. Oliver pulled out in front of a car and then just stopped in the intersection. The car hit them and Mrs. Oliver hit her head. She has a big bump from that.


Rodger Hagmaier

October 31, 2019

Please let everyone know that God has answered our prayers and I have been released from the nursing home and am comfortable recovering from my fall and sciatica attack. It will take a few weeks for me to overcome the bruises from the fall, but I am planning to be back at services this Sabbath. Please pray for quick recovery of my right shin bone and knee. They were both bruised badly in my bathtub fall. I am using a wheelchair right now, but am working on my next step, which is the walker. The urinal tract infection seems to be completely gone. Thanks to everyone for their prayers.

Warm regards,

Rodger


Ian Healey

October 31, 2019

Ian Healey (grandson of Louis and Carol Petit) had wonderful news during the Feast. Ian had a successful kidney transplant and is now recuperating at home!


James Guy

October 31, 2019

James Guy (son of Jimmy and Lily Guy) is recovering from a severe E-coli infection acquired during the Feast in Mexico. Your prayers for a thorough recovery are greatly appreciated!


VanZuyen Family

October 24, 2019

Mrs. Carol VanZuyen has been hospitalized in Flagstaff, Arizona. Carol, her daughter Christina and Christina's husband, Mark, were on their way home from the Feast. They were unable to awaken Carol from sleep. At this time, she is unresponsive to any stimuli.

 

Update October 25: Christina informed us that doctors believe that Carol had a stroke. She is not conscious. Please pray that God's hand would strengthen the family during this time of stress. And pray for Carol! We will update you regarding her condition.

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Christina informed us this morning, that her mother died of a stroke at 12:44am. Carol was a deeply committed wife, mother and Church member of many years. Christina and Mark were on their way back from the Feast in Tennessee, driving in Arizona, when Carol passed out and they could not revive her. More details to follow soon. Please pray for the comfort and strength of the family and for the safety of Christina and Mark as they travel back home to California.


Shirley Monson

October 21, 2019

Please keep Mrs. Shirley Monson in your prayers. She was in Williamsburg and was having difficulty breathing. She is now in the hospital with congestive heart failure and renal failure with fluid filling most of her lungs.

 

Update October 22: Mr. Sheldon Monson announced today, that his Mom was feeling somewhat better. She was able to sit up and eat some. Her kidneys have improved somewhat and they drained all but 5% of the fluid from her lungs. She should be out of the hospital in a day or two, but will rest a week or so before returning home. Thanks for your prayers!

 

Update November 2: Mrs. Monson came home this past Wednesday evening. She is doing much better. Her blood pressure is back to almost normal. She still tires quickly, but overall, is doing much better.


Kathleen Kieryk

August 28, 2019

I would appreciate your prayers for my upcoming back surgery on September 3rd. I'm hoping to only be in rehab for 2 weeks.

Thank you,

Kathleen Kieryk


Kirk Kester

August 21, 2019

Kirk is having serious pain from his gall bladder, gall stones, fatty liver and high pancreatic numbers. They believe a stone was stuck in the pancreatic duct and has now passed, leaving high liver numbers.

Please pray, ask the brethren to pray and ask God to help us make the right decision immediately. Whether to remove the gall bladder at this point or not.

Thank You

 

Update August 23: Kirk had the gall bladder removal surgery yesterday morning. He has been discharged to go home in another hour or so.

Thanks for your prayers!


Marleta Boone

August 13, 2019

Please remember Marleta in your prayers. During an examination today, a 100% blockage of an artery was discovered. A stent was placed in the blocked artery. We will have further information later.

Thank You

 

Update August 20: Marleta is still in the hospital. She has injured her knee. Please pray for her heart artery blockage issue and knee problem. She needs to be able to walk so she can go home to recover. Thank you for your prayers. We hope to update you again soon.


Helen Mancini

August 5, 2019

Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Mancini who is suffering from a severe illness that has hit her hard during the last few days. She had been doing better the last few weeks after many months of illness, but now she is asking for God’s quick intervention and relief for her suffering.

Thank You


Lori Powell

August 1, 2019

Lori, who lives in Tennessee, requests your prayers. She has been experiencing chest pain and several arterial blockages have been diagnosed. She is scheduled for surgery this coming Friday, August 2nd. We will keep you updated.

 

Update September 10: Lori is back from the hospital and feeling better. She had blood clots in her leg and lungs. The blood clots no longer exist and we thank God for this outcome! She thanks you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for her full recovery.

You may send cards to:

Lori Powell
1270 Jostin Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040


Snodgrass Family

July 16, 2019

Mrs. Pat Snodgrass is requesting prayers for healing. To her ongoing health problems, additional difficulties have recently appeared. She has been experiencing dizziness and vomiting. This has resulted in a significant loss of hearing in her one good ear. She is being treated, but if this situation persists, there is the possibility of complete loss of hearing.

Please pray for God to intervene and His Will to be done.

 

Update August 2: I’m writing you on behalf of my mom and dad (and myself and our whole family.)

My mom went to the ER Tuesday with severe stomach pain. The Friday evening before, she got an eye infection which didn’t seem to be a big deal, but will come in to play later in this story. She was admitted due to her spleen being enlarged and fluid on her heart and lungs. The spleen is a side effect of the leukemia, but it was larger than it had been and was causing the pain due to pushing on other organs. The fluid was not a significant amount at the time, so it appeared to not be an issue.

Wednesday morning, she woke up and the eye infection was substantially worse and they started her on a broad spectrum cocktail of antibiotics. Things appeared to be progressing well through yesterday, but they could not address the spleen by increasing her chemo until the eye cleared up, as it would further suppress her white blood cell production, therefore suppressing her immune system’s ability to fight the infection in her eye.

Today, things took a turn for the worse. She went in to A-Fib and started having trouble breathing. Her blood pressure dropped incredibly low, like 70/30 low, and they moved her to the ICU. The consensus opinion seems to be her body was fighting too hard to rid itself of infection and basically started shutting down. They were able to stabilize her and have her on cpap to help with the breathing and the eye is improving. She did kick out of A-Fib and has been back in a normal sinus rhythm since this afternoon, but they still cannot treat the spleen till her situation improves and is stable without medical intervention on blood pressure or breathing.

The summary is this - she is in a lot of pain, hasn’t eaten since Tuesday morning (because they won’t let her in case they had to intubate her as she could aspirate anything in her stomach) and she is working hard to breathe. She is fighting rest because she is afraid she will stop breathing. We really, really need the pain to subside and the breathing to ease so she can rest and eat. Those are the short term prayers needed. Long term is that the infection clears and they can get the spleen under control without surgical intervention, because that opens up a whole different Pandora’s box of potential issues.

Sorry it’s so long, but we’ve had a really long list of complications over the past week. On top of this, my dad would never ask for prayers for himself, with all this going on with my mom, but I will. If my mom isn’t sleeping, he isn’t sleeping and I can tell he’s exhausted. He loves her so much, but he’s going to drain himself to the point where they are both sick. Please say a prayer for him that he can get some rest as well to better take care of them both.

Thank you so much!

Sara Wood

 

Update August 4: We just received news that Pat Snodgrass died around 12:45 AM today. Your prayers for the family are greatly appreciated.

Cards may be sent to:

Bill Snodgrass
7979 Schoolside Drive
Westerville, OH 43081

 

Update August 7: A memorial service for Pat Snodgrass is scheduled for August 31st. Here is the location and times:

Moreland Funeral Home
55 E. Schrock Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081

Visiting hours from 5-6 pm

Service at 6 pm


Al Ashurst

July 8, 2019

Al Ashurst is requesting prayer for God's healing. He just received some bladder tests that raised questions and is going to have further tests this Thursday. Please pray that no serious problem is found.

 

Update July 12: The cystoscopy procedure confirmed the earlier CT scan indications of two tumors in the bladder. The urologist has schedule me for surgery to remove the tumors the first week in August. Please ask the brethren to pray that the tumors are benign and that the surgery goes well.

Al Ashurst

 

Update August 2: I’ve been in hospital for two days because of an unexpected drop in hemoglobin. I had been having bouts of dizziness, and blood tests revealed a 40% drop in hemoglobin in four months. The surgery to remove bladder tumors has been rescheduled for August 13th.

I need to rest and recover from all the blood tests and trials of this past week.

I am still having some dizzy spells, but I feel much better this evening, and the leakage of blood from the bladder has decreased significantly. My wife (a retired RN) said the improvement is probably because the surgeon gave instructions that I am not to take any anticoagulants, primarily Coumadin, until after the surgery. She thinks that the Coumadin probably aggravated the leakage from the tumors in the bladder and may have been the reason why my hemoglobin had dropped so low in such a short time.

Al Ashurst

 

Update August 13: My son drove me and Eleanor to the hospital for my bladder surgery this morning. Everything went well, maybe even a little better than the doctor expected. He wanted me to wear a catheter for at least one week and then do a post-surgery checkup. I was home by 2:00 PM and am now resting quietly for the rest of the day. There is some soreness, but nothing serious or unduly discomforting. Thank you for all the prayers on my behalf. I was thinking of you all this morning before we left for the hospital.

Al Ashurst


Kayla Hauenstein

July 6, 2019

Brad and Kayla Hauenstein request your prayers for Kayla's health. She is in the hospital, due to severe fever and infection. Please pray for her improvement and encouragement! She recently gave birth to their daughter, Emma. We will update you on her situation as soon as we know more.

Thank You

 

Update July 7: After some meds and a medical procedure, and most importantly, your concern and prayers to God, Kayla is doing much better and should return home sometime tomorrow! Thanks for your love and messages!

 

Update July 11: Kayla was discharged from the hospital Monday night and is very happy to be back home with us! Emma and I are glad she’s home, too! We are trying to let her take it easy. She was still very sore and tired, but they prescribed some pain medication and more antibiotics. She will follow up with her doctor next week to make sure she’s healing alright this time. Please thank everyone for their continued thoughts and prayers!

Thank you,

Brad Hauenstein


Jason Roush

July 3, 2019

Barbara Roush requests your prayers for her son, Jason. Two weeks ago, he bumped his head pretty hard. He has been experiencing severe head pain since that time. He has been hospitalized and at this time, they do not know what the underlying issue is. Barbara is traveling to his home in Texarkana to assist.

Thank You


Leatata Pedersen

June 25, 2019

Please pray for Leatata Pedersen. She is in the hospital battling congestive heart failure. She is doing better, but her condition is serious. Please pray for her recovery and for her strength. Leatata has been a member of God's Church since she was very young. She is a dedicated, Godly woman who is needed by her husband and God's Church. We need her to be well.

Thank you, and we will update you very soon on her condition. We hope she can go home soon.

 

Update June 27: Pete and Leatata thank you for your prayers. She is now at home, seeking to regain her strength. She has congestive heart failure and limited kidney function. Please pray for her strength and healing. We will update you again soon. We trust that God will strengthen her.

Thank You

 

Update July 5: Pete and Leatata send their thanks to each one of you for your prayers for Leatata and the cards she has received. Leatata is slowly progressing in regaining some strength. They thank you in advance for your continued prayers on her behalf.

 

Update July 26: Leatata has been admitted to the hospital, due to increased difficulty concerning her kidney function. Pete and Leatata thank you in advance for your continued prayers.


Chris and Margie Carothers

June 23, 2019

Please pray for Chris and Margie Carothers. Their landlord just told them they need to move out of the house they rent, as the owner wants to bulldoze down the house and rebuild. This was an abrupt and shocking request made by the landlord. Chris maintains the very large lawn for the landlord, and has been of great help to that family over the years. Also, the brethren have been using the Carother's rented home to meet in Ohio, as well as us holding the Passover service and Holy Days in their home. The Carothers have been wonderful and very hospitable to all of us who meet for Church in Ohio. Losing this home is an unexpected and sudden shock to the Carothers. They will need to find housing quickly. Please pray that God would direct Chris and Margie to find a suitable home in the next few weeks. We will keep you updated.


Jim Kocher

June 22, 2019

This week, Jim had an urgent, second, detached retina surgery on the same eye as before. He is now home and beginning a more extended recuperation period. Your prayers for complete healing and clear vision are appreciated.


Steve Richmond

June 15, 2019

Steve was diagnosed, this past week, with stage four colon cancer that has metastasized to the liver. Your prayers for God's healing are much appreciated.


Bruce and Emily Keen

June 13, 2019

Hello Everyone,

Several inquiries have been made on how people could help Bruce and Emily Keen. Their daughter, Joanne Paslak, has set up gift registries at both Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond in Bruce and Emily Keen's name. All information you will need is there, including the Keen's address to have the items delivered. If you would like to help, just go to these stores websites and click. Thank you.

The following information was received from Joanne:

Their own home is nearly impossible to go in. The floors are wet and slippery and soft, breaking through and it smells putrid with a gazillion flies biting! Five inches of mold covers everything! It's not safe to go in and it also breaks their hearts as well. The items on the registry will help them a great deal as they struggle to piece together their lives.

Several people have had trouble getting on the Walmart registry, so I copied the link for my sister. I thought others may also have trouble, so thought I'd pass it on:

https://www.walmart.com/

 

Update June 21: We would like to thank each of you for your prayers on our behalf. Though our lives have been greatly affected by the recent flooding, we are in the process of getting settled into new living quarters. The many gestures of kindness and support have been most encouraging and uplifting to each of us. Once again, thanks so much.

Bruce and Emily Keen


Hagmaier Family

September 3, 2019

Alene is having another test today, they will then decide how to proceed with the pancreas operation. Your prayers are much appreciated.

Warm regards,

Rodger Hagmaier

 

Update September 4: Alene slept well last night. They got the blood work this morning. Siegel's team, Dr. Amber Schussler was in.

Here's a Summary of the visit:

1. Waiting for test results to come in.
2. Dr. Pollack and Dr. Siegel will have pow-wow today.
3. She gave Alene exercises to do to gain more strength before surgery. Her breathing is a little labored. She is remaining on oxygen for now. It was 90 last night, so they kept her on oxygen. She will also get an echo cardiogram today. Siegel is looking for an operating room.

Alene's Goals for today:

1. Use deep breathing exerciser 10× per hour.
2. Walk 5 times.
3. Get bowels cleaned out. She will get a suppository at 8 or 9 this morning. The first 10x breathing exercise is done! Yeah!

Rodger Hagmaier

 

Update September 8: Alene was in the Hillcrest hospital all of this week and was transferred to the Brookdale nursing home yesterday. She will be there until Thursday of next week, when she will be transferred back to Hillcrest hospital for an operation on her pancreas next Friday. The doctors have determined that she has a tumor on her pancreas. She is in good spirits and is looking forward to relief from the pain she has had since May. She tells me often, about how much she has appreciated your prayers, cards and letters. Thank you for your continued prayers for God’s help and strength.

Rodger Hagmaier

 

Update September 12: Alene was doing pretty well yesterday. She is in a nursing home in Richmond Heights. She has been receiving therapy and showing some strengthening. She has also gained some weight from using the feeding tube. She will be transferred to Hillcrest Hospital this morning for a doctor's appointment in preparation for her pancreas operation tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers.

Warm regards,

Rodger Hagmaier

 

Update September 13: Just met with Dr. Siegel. Surgery ended early because they found cancer that has spread to her lymph nodes. It is inoperable. Next, we will talk to the oncology (cancer) doctor to find out what treatment options are available.

Now focusing on quality of life. Keep your prayers coming!

 

Update September 26: Alene is better. We moved her to a nursing home today. We're not sure when she is coming home, but it is on the schedule. She will receive physical therapy here, every day. She is at Brookdale in Richmond Heights.

Rodger Hagmaier

 

Update October 17: Update from Mrs. Hagmaier’s sister:

Alene is being transported today, to a Hospice center where she will be kept comfortable. The doctor was in giving her 1 to 2 weeks left. Please keep her and family in your prayers.

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This came on my breakfast tray today at the Hospice Center. And a Peaceful day it is for my beautiful sister Alene. I wanted to let you all know she is resting peacefully here. Our family is so thankful for that. After arriving here yesterday she was made comfortable and enjoyed Derek playing the violin, visiting with Rodger, her brother, Jerry and sister-in-law, Jean. These last moments with Alene, we will cherish. The doctor was in and said she will be leaving us soon. Pray for comfort and peace for Sis. Pray for her family. God Bless you all.

 

Update October 19: Text received from her sister at 4:08 am, France time:

“Our Dear Alene died tonight. No more pain for Sis. Will send update on memorial service at a later date.”

Cards may be sent to:

Mr. Rodger Hagmaier
652 S. Sheraton Drive
Akron, OH 44319

 

Update October 23: Here is the link for Mrs. Hagmaier’s obituary and memorial information:

Newcomer Funeral Home
131 North Canton Road
Akron, OH 44305

Phone: 330-784-3334

Visitation: Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Memorial Service: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1:00pm


Christine Featherston

September 6, 2019

Yesterday, I went to physical therapy and they had me lay on my side and was told to bring my leg up as high as I could. Well, something in my back didn't like that. I got up this morning around 2:00 and I couldn't get out of bed. So, I prayed, took pain meds and then got up around 6:20 this morning. It was extremely difficult, but I did make it out of bed. I have called my back doctor to see what he wants me to do. I'm already doing better than most at this stage, so I may back off for a while. I will leave that up to the doctor after I pray about it.

Christine

 

Update September 12: I see the enemy working his charms. I’m looking for a new place to live. I need to find "by income" housing and was hoping it would/could be near Tallmadge, Ohio. Perhaps someone needs help with a roommate? I know that God has my back and I just pray to be obedient to His direction.

Although still pretty black and blue, my knee is doing well.

Christine

 

Update September 21: First, thank you for your prayers. Slowly, things are getting better. I am waking up and able to function somewhat, still not easy, but much better.

My daughter will be moved in on the last day of the month, even though she just finished up school and is now an RN. Her job at the jail folded, even though they called her last night. We’re not sure what that is all about. Today, she is working there.

Time seems to be giving me more of a hold each day, to get things done. That is also helping my leg, because they won’t let me back into physical therapy yet. The MRSA is pretty well dried up, but I can’t blame them for not wanting to take chances. I spent yesterday going up and down the basement stairs. Not one step at a time, but step over step. YUP, hurts a bit, but it’s important.

I may be here two hours from you all, but I pray for you, and glorify Christ with you in Lori’s health and pray for those who are suffering trials. I miss you all!

I know that you also are all praying for me and I want to ask you for a special request. I am very sure it’s just a matter of time before they come for Steve’s car, but my Jeep is not running, so I need a dependable vehicle. Please keep that in your prayers, as I know that God knows what is best and when.

Much Love,

Christine

 

Update November 4: I want to ask for prayer for my legs, but at the same time, I'm also tired of asking for prayer for my legs. They hurt so badly and it seems like, instead of getting better, it's worse. It's not even the replaced knee, it's above it and below it, so it's probably nerve damage that is causing the pain. I have an appointment set up with a special doctor on November 18th to see if we can't reset some things, so please do keep me in prayer. I'm sorry to be so needy.

Much Love,

Christine


Olivia Greider

May 26, 2019

This past week was Olivia's 4th anniversary of the original diagnosis. She is now coming up on her 1st anniversary of her bone marrow transplant. The following is excerpted from her mother's update:

Her one year benchmark is a big one and there is a ton of testing coming up over the next couple weeks - hearing, vision, hormone levels, pulmonary function (lungs), EEG (heart), thyroid tests, bone density scans, as well as her standard bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap. In addition, we will meet with all of the respective doctors to discuss the beginnings of any late term effects. The reality is, most people who have a bone marrow transplant (or really virtually anyone who has been treated for cancer), end up with late term effects of varying degrees and symptoms. The key is to detect her deficiencies early, so we can begin mitigating the long term effects as soon as possible. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks! Barring any future complications, her final bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap are scheduled for June 14th. It's exciting and a little nerve-wracking to think that she's at the end of her biopsies. At the moment, things are mostly good. They are in the process of slowly weaning her last (and most major) immunosuppressant. Due to the severity of her GvHD, they are moving at a glacial pace as to (hopefully) detect the potential resurgence of any angry cells before they cause her any real harm. So, it’s ended up being lots of hospital visits (at least weekly). Liv has done really well with the peripheral blood draws since her line removals and handled a full blown IV infusion this week like a champ. She's in school about 60% - depending on how she's feeling and her weekly doctor appointments. She still needs some naps and a fair amount of downtime. She just started swimming lessons, which is really exciting! That's the latest - life is bumping along. We're happy that it continues to move in the right direction. Thanks for the continued prayers and support. Things here aren't as easy as we thought they might be at 11 months post transplant. We spend lots of time at the hospital and she requires a fair amount of support throughout the day. She tires easily and is slowly building her resilience back up. There have been a lot of social/emotional challenges to work through, as she meets benchmarks and we work towards normalcy. That’s just to say, we are really thankful for the continued support and prayers and love.

Address for Cards:

Olivia Greider
14639 Soucy Place
Centerville, VA 20120

 

Update July 29: From Sarah (Mom): “We are doing our best to conquer summer! Hard not to feel like we have so much fun to make up for after all that time in the hospital. Over the last month, Olivia has made tremendous progress in terms of her energy levels, strength and emotional well being. Hard to be in a good mood when you're feeling yucky. As a result, our days have been filled with adventures (of varying sizes). It feels pretty tremendous to be able to make plans and to watch her swim and run and skip and sing and jump and play with friends. Medically, she's doing great as well! We're still in the long process of weaning her major immunosuppressant and overall it's going pretty well. She's down to about 25% of her original dose and has about two weeks until the drug is completely weaned. We were at the hospital on Monday and her counts are looking great as well. In exciting news, we don't have to head back to the hospital for four weeks! Her appointments have been every 7-10 days, so this is a massive jump! Plus, it's a huge vote of confidence from our medical team, that they're confident in her amazing progress! There's still progress to be made. She isn't back to her pre-transplant energy levels and we have some cognitive setbacks to work through. She still has some pain from time to time, mostly in her feet and legs. They think it's probably residual neuropathy from some of the drugs and hopefully it'll resolve over time. Thanks for your continued prayers and support, we feel so blessed to have so much love in our lives.” Please keep this brave young girl in your prayers.


Greyson Parkhill

May 25, 2019

Greyson is the 11 year old grandson of Jim Parkhill in New Mexico. Greyson has a congenital and now life-threatening digestive condition. Please add him to your prayer list.


Bess Gabriel

May 19, 2019

Bess fell early last week and broke her hip at the care center where she now lives, in the Cincinnati area. The repair surgery went well and she will be receiving strength recovery therapy in the coming weeks.


Hedgepeth and Rupp Families

May 19, 2019

Early last Friday morning (about 2:00 a.m.) the Pennsylvania home of Esther (Rupp) Hedgepeth and her husband, Gene Hedgepeth exploded, killing them and severely injuring their son Rod. Mrs. Hedgepeth was the sister of Marlene (Rupp) Cowell, wife of elder Jim Cowell. Marlene comes from a very large family, many of whom are in one organization of God’s Church or another. Please remember the family in your prayers for God’s comfort at this time of terrible tragedy.

 

Update May 25: There will be a memorial service, Saturday, June 1st, at 2pm, at Desiderio Funeral Home:

Desiderio Funeral Home
436 S. Mountain Boulevard
Mountain Top, PA 18707

There will be visitation time from noon to 2pm. The memorial is to also honor what would have been Gene and Esther’s 45th wedding anniversary on June 2nd. The Hedgepeths spent nearly all of their married life on the property and were very well known by residents of their township. Their son, Rod, who lived with them, lost everything as well and is recovering from injuries from the blast. Marlene will be flying back to eastern Pennsylvania, for the service.


Ian Healy

May 19, 2019

Ian Healy (grandson of Louis and Carol Petit) – “Carol and I would appreciate our brethren’s prayers for Ian. He is going to the doctors on Monday to have extensive tests to determine if he is healthy enough to do dialysis. He is scheduled to go into the hospital on May 24th to have a tube put into (I think) his stomach for dialysis. He will do dialysis at home every evening until he has an operation to put in a new kidney. We're not sure when that starts. He was put on the donor list a couple of weeks ago and there are about 5 people who said they would give a kidney to Ian if they are a match. Our prayers were that Ian would not have to go on dialysis, but it looks like he will have to. Judith, Ian’s mother, is quite stressed so prayers for her are also appreciated.”


Patti Reed

May 19, 2019

I would like to request prayers for Patti Reed. Patti is my sister. She had a massive stroke. Please ask God for His intervention.

Thank you,

Beverly Bivens


Neal Warner

May 4, 2019

Neal has been experiencing extreme pain in his neck and legs.


Jenny Luchitz

May 4, 2019

Jenny has been suffering from very severe bursitis and would appreciate your prayers for God’s healing and relief from the pain. Especially, please pray for God’s healing of a severe, open-sore bruise on her leg.


Mitch Showers

May 4, 2019

Mitch's prostate surgery went quite well. The doctor was satisfied that he removed all the cancer, but will need to verify that with follow-up testing. Mitch thanks you for your prayers.

 

Update May 12: Mitch got word from the doctors that his scans are clear, the pain has subsided, he’s up and around, and feeling well! He and Anita thank you for your prayers!


Sam Morrison

May 2, 2019

We just wanted to let you know that Sam was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic yesterday, May 1st. He will be having open heart surgery because they found a clot. That is why his machine kept going off. Surgery will be scheduled for one day next week. We will appreciate thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Laura

 

Update May 15: Sam had exploratory open heart surgery. The surgery was to determine if there was a blockage in his heart or a mechanical malfunction in his artificial heart pump. They did not find any blockage in his heart. They were able to determine it was a mechanical issue in the pump. He is supposed to be released sometime this week.


Eury Family

April 29, 2019

David and Holly Eury want to thank you for your prayers on behalf of Holly's mother this past week. Holly's mother died this morning.


Richard Walters

April 21, 2019

Dick has made some good recovery and is presently at a rehab facility across the street from Akron City (Summa) Hospital.

 

Update May 4: Dick has been home a few days, receiving home nurse visits to administer medication. He and Janice appreciate your ongoing prayers.


Matías Mariani

April 20, 2019

We are requesting prayers for Matías as he continues to have congestion, cough and now a slight fever. He's had congestion pretty much since birth, which, at times, seems to be better. He has been pretty congested this past week, with increased coughing. We're praying he'll improve soon.

Hope everyone has a fruitful First Day of Unleavened Bread.

Love,

Lyriam

 

Update April 21: Matías hasn't had a fever all day, thank God. He's still congested and coughing, but at least it's the getting mucus out. He never misses a feeding and is acting normally, especially when he sees Carolina.

We're thankful for everyone's thoughts and prayers.

 

Update November 9: Please keep Matías in your prayers. He has been vomiting off and on since last night. He's not really wanting to eat anything, but nurse. He's teething and fighting off a cold as well. Also keep Carolina in your prayers as she has been recovering from asthma flare up this week.

The weather change has been a bit rough for us all.

Much appreciation,

Lyriam

 

Update November 11: Matías has been doing well. Still a bit congested, but no more vomiting and he is back to eating as usual. Thank you for all your prayers.

Always grateful,

Lyriam and Family


Connie Talbot

April 9, 2019

Connie has suffered with an auto-immune disorder for a number of years. In addition to the chronic problems associated with that, the doctors have discovered that she is experiencing bleeding on her brain. Please remember to ask God's mercy upon her.

Thank you.

 

Update April 11: Connie is in the hospital in Sacramento, California. Doctors have told her she has an infection in her lungs, a type of pneumonia. Please continue to pray for her, as she has extreme difficulty breathing.

Thank you.


Lori Mullen

April 8, 2018

Lori has found a lump in her breast. An appointment has been made for May 1st with her doctor. She requests prayers from the brethren for God's intervention.

William Mullen

 

Update May 2: Lori will have 4 days of testing to determine a course of treatment for her breast tumor. Your prayers are requested for healing. Results will be in Friday, May 9th.

William Mullen

 

Update May 10: Lori's tests came back negative. The cancer is confined to the tumor. Her surgery is set for May 20th. Your continued prayers are appreciated.

 

Update June 21: I apologize for not posting earlier. We have been very busy with doctors for Lori and her parents. Lori's operation was successful. Pathology reports were clear. She's now preparing for radiation treatments. Your continued prayers are appreciated.

William Mullen

 

Update September 15: Lori completed radiation treatments this week. Please pray that the cancer is now in remission and this trial will end. It has been a three-year battle and we are worn out. We appreciate the prayers for Lori and look forward to our future rest.

Thank you,

William Mullen


Featherston Family

July 2, 2019

We are switching over, today, to hospice. Hospice is more of a last-step help. They will arrange for a bed at home. He will have a doctor that sees him at home. He'll be able to get a catheter put in, so that either I or a nurse or even himself, can drain when he feels like he's getting too full, instead of waiting. Now, there's nothing that says if he starts getting stronger, that he can't get off hospice, but it is kind of the last-stop on the road of how can we help Steve.

As of today, we shut down the business and it's basically just preparing for whenever God decides "Steve you've had enough".

Christine

 

Update July 8: I just got a call from the nursing home to come quickly. He's barely breathing. I just got the room set up for him to come home today. Please pray, all of you! We need His Holy Spirit to get through this!

Christine

 

Update July 10: We just received the news from Christine that Steve died peacefully, at home, a little while ago. We are confident that Steve ran his race successfully to the end, and is now resting until the resurrection.

Please be praying for God’s comfort and help for Christine. Cards may be sent to her at:

Christine Featherston
2920 Aberdeen Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004-5135

 

Update July 29: Link to Steve Featherston's Obituary:

In Memory of Steve Featherston


Patty Stambaugh

March 17, 2019

Patty (now in Florida, but recently from Pittsburgh) had a double mastectomy on March 14th at Advent Health hospital in Zephyrhills, Florida. Several of the brethren visited with her and she is doing remarkably well. She has a very positive attitude.

Address for Cards:

Patty Stambaugh
9617 Silverbend Drive
Dade City, FL 33525


Libby Dezso

March 17, 2019

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

Address for Cards:

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

Libby can take phone calls at 234-312-4365 or you can check with Bob at 330-745-4596.

 

Update April 6: After her illness and recuperation at the care center, Libby is happily back at home.

 

Update April 21: Libby was back home, then collapsed, taking her back to the Barberton hospital on Thursday.

 

Update May 4: From her husband, Bob: “Elizabeth continues to recuperate at home from her four-month health trial of diabetic foot ulcers, double pneumonia, plus a flu virus not covered in her flu shot. Because her immune system is still weak, she is not receiving visitors and her visits to public places are limited to doctor appointments. Therefore, she is not yet able to attend church services and will attend services and bible study with me online. We wish to thank everyone for their prayers, encouraging cards and kindness, plus a special thank you to members of the congregations in Eureka, CA, Yuma, AZ and North Canton, OH, who helped us through this trial.”


Jaxon LaBorde

March 2, 2019

Jaxon (grandson of Rose Szymkoviak) is awaiting treatment for a very rare disorder, but young Jaxon still needs your prayers for healing.


Ronnie Wilson

February 23, 2019

Ronnie is requesting prayer for what may be an eye infection. Please pray that God will intervene for Ronnie.

 

Update February 25: I just want to give an update on my eye problem. Thank God it is much better today, and thank you and all the brethren for your prayers. I look forward to being at Sabbath services next week. I miss my brethren.

Ronnie


Jody Smith

February 15, 2019

Jody Smith was involved in an auto accident this morning. He is in the hospital at this time and has lapsed in and out of conscious. We will keep you updated when we hear more.

Thank you

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We are home from the hospital. Jody had a concussion. His head, neck, upper back and also his ribs are all hurting. He's going to be in bed for the weekend.

Cindy

 


Buddy Eury

February 15, 2019

Buddy is in the hospital in Rock Hill, SC and has been diagnosed with gastritis and a large bleeding ulcer and a stricture of the esophagus which has already been corrected. The bleeding seems to have stopped, but they have requested a surgeon to come in today to evaluate whether the ulcer warrants surgery or not. Please pray for his speedy recovery. Thanks so much for your prayers.

Axie Eury

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Barring any complications, Buddy will go home tomorrow (Sabbath) afternoon. The surgeon we talked to said surgery is his last resort. The ulcer is so big he would have to remove 90% of Buddy's stomach. So far, it looks like the meds are working very well, but it takes a long time for such a large ulcer to heal. Just pray that it heals quickly and doesn't bleed again.

Thanks again,

Axie

 

Update February 18: Buddy is doing much better at this time. The bleeding he was having from the ulcer has subsided and they are very grateful for your prayers.

Thank you.


Betty Dove

February 14, 2019

Kitty Paloma requests your prayers on behalf of her mother, Betty Dove. Mrs. Dove has a severe blockage in her heart and is scheduled to undergo angioplasty procedure next Monday.

Thank you.

 

Update February 20: Kitty wants to thank everyone for their prayers for her mom. The angioplasty procedure went well. She is able to breathe much better and expects to be up and moving about normally by tomorrow.

Thank you.

 

Update April 14: Betty fell this afternoon and broke her hip and some bones have been crushed. She will undergo surgery tomorrow morning for hip replacement. You may recall, Betty had her other hip replaced just last November, due to a fall.

Thank you.

 

Update June 20: Although Betty's recovery has progressed rather well, she suffered a setback last Tuesday. She lost her balance and fell backwards. We are not aware of any broken bones at this time. However, she has been vomiting since the fall and becoming increasingly weak. Kitty and her mother thank you in advance for your prayers.

 

Update June 22: Betty is doing somewhat better. She is able to carry on a conversation without any difficulty. However, when she sits up the vomiting returns. She was able to have a piece of toast and some liquid. Please continue to remember her in your prayers.

Thank you.

 

Update July 12: Betty's recent fall resulted in two crushed vertebrae. The fragments are very close to her spinal cord, causing extreme pain on a continuous basis. Please remember her and her daughter, Kitty, in your prayers.


Hank Rainbolt

February 11, 2019

Your prayers are requested for Hank Rainbolt who broke his ankle in an accident in his home today. He was told his recovery will be six weeks. Besides prayers for the pain and a successful recovery, Mr. Rainbolt is also asking for prayers that his insurance will be adequate for his medical and employment needs.

Cards of encouragement may be sent to:

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


Jean Warner

February 3, 2019

Neal Warner would appreciate your continued prayers for his mother, Jean Warner, who has been diagnosed with MRSA.

 

Update February 9: Jean's MRSA condition has improved so well that she should be able to go home in a few days.


Pam Bickel

February 3, 2019

Pam has been having more symptoms from her Multiple Sclerosis condition lately and asks for prayer for relief of these symptoms and guidance for her doctors as they determine her new medications.


Joe Szymkowiak

February 3, 2019

Joe's second eye surgery went very well last week.  Please pray for a swift recovery. Thank you.

 

Update March 17: Joe is recovering at home from an irregular heartbeat episode. He's making progress and thanks you for your prayers.


Linda Ritter

February 3, 2019

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


Linda Szalankiewicz

February 3, 2019

Linda had good news on her latest bone scan in her battle with cancer. She still needs to have a liver scan. Please pray for good news there too.

 

Update May 19: From husband, Ed: Today, we got very bad news. The disease has progressed significantly in Linda’s liver – that was the source of her recent pain – not the gall stone. The last two types/rounds of medicines failed to bring any good results. We are now fighting the last battle at this juncture. Next week, Linda will have surgery for implantation of a port so she can receive the strongest chemo. Her oncologist was very straight with us – if we can’t stop it with this next round of medicines – we move to pain-management. We are praying for a miracle.

 

Update June 15: Linda's advanced liver cancer condition is urgently in need of God’s healing. Linda’s condition is continuing to deteriorate at last report.

 

Update June 22: Report from husband, Ed: "Her exam, this week, showed extremely elevated liver enzymes, which is causing her cognitive issues. She can barely speak or eat on her own. They did give her a chemo treatment this week and it seems we are at the “crossroads.” If it takes hold, we have a shot at recovery, if not, the prognosis is only weeks now. She doesn’t seem to be in any pain and sleeps most of the time (she is highly medicated at this point). We will know if the chemo is doing its job when we get the tests back next Wednesday."


Ed Szalankiewcz

February 3, 2019

Ed was in a car accident this past week. He came out with just bruises and no broken bones. However, the doctor found a spot on his lung while checking for injuries.


Paul Coleman

January 31, 2019

After a successful multiple bypass surgery on his heart this week, Paul went into heart fibrillation, ultimately having a mild stroke. Please pray for his complete recovery.

 

Update February 3: Paul and family thank you for your continued prayers for his recovery. He is now at home recuperating from his multiple bypass surgery on his heart last week.


Vicki Edgell

January 31, 2019

Vicki fell on the ice early in the week and broke her hip. The surgery went well and she is now recovering. Your prayers thus far and forward are much appreciated!

 

Update February 3: Vicki is still in the rehabilitation unit of East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio and will most likely be there until next Wednesday. She is doing really well in physical and occupational therapy, but does not feel ready to come home yet.

 

Update February 20: The blood clot Vickie had, ended up not as serious as first thought. She is taking a blood thinner, but is continuing to recover from her broken hip.


Dale Harman

January 31, 2019

Dale experienced a heart arrhythmia last week and was in the hospital (Akron City). He was doing better last  Thursday.

 

Update February 3: Dale is home from the hospital, his heart rate is stable, but he is exhausted from the ordeal. Please continue your prayers for the skin cancer and other ailments.

 

Update May 12: Dale has been recovering from some severe heart atrial fibrillation, skin cancer and other ailments. Also this week, he's experiencing extreme neck pain. Thankfully, Friday, the neck pain lessened considerably. He sends his greetings to all.

 

Update May 19: Dale is in the hospital (Summa City in Akron), but scheduled to be moved shortly to Rockynol, a convalescent center. He reports that his heart is still in “afib” and he is feeling very weak. Please pray for his strength recovery.

 

Update June 22: Dale moved, on Friday, to the Youngstown area near his niece. We're sure he would be happy for visitors, cards or calls. His new address is:

Sunrise Senior Living of Poland
335 W. McKinley Way
Poland, OH 44514

Room #207

Phone: 330-707-3207


Luane Harris

January 26, 2019

Luane Harris requests your prayers on her behalf. She has been suffering with a severe case of the flu accompanied by a severe cough.

Thank You


Barbara Cronmiller

January 26, 2019

Your prayers are requested for Barbara, who has been battling a very serious post-surgery infection (sepsis). She’s been in the hospital since January 3rd for daily antibiotic injections, but will be coming home today. She will need to be taken to the hospital (one hour drive, each way) by her brother, Chuck, every day, to continue the injections. The doctors expect the treatments to continue for another 4-6 weeks.

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

Cards of encouragement for the Cronmillers may be sent to:

Barbara Cronmiller
3605 Spruce Creek Road
Auburn, WV 26325

Thank You

 

Update February 14: Received from Chuck:

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

It is heartbreaking to hear about Barbara’s struggle. Please pray for God’s intervention for her.

Thank you



Update February 15:

Received from Chuck:

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

 

Update February 17: I just had an update from the doctor. Her kidney is now functioning and it is now going to be a day by day to see if she needs dialysis. Also, the infection is looking better too. Her numbers this morning are 12% kidney GFR, her creatinine is 3.97, and her inflammation marker is 126. Something has definitely changed. I pray that she is on the mend. She still isn't out of the woods, but she is definitely better. I could tell on the Sabbath that she was more herself and she was feeling better. The doctor also said, if this trend continues, she may come home in 2 to 3 days.

Chuck

 

Update February 20: Just heard from the doctor. Barbara has baffled the doctors, because her kidney started to function. They were expecting to take it out. Her levels have slowly started to improve. Her functions are now at 14%. Her creatinine is now at 3.2. Of course, they don't understand, but she has improved within the last 2 days. The doctors think she has improved so much that she will probably come home in the next day or two. They said she will not need dialysis with her numbers improving the way they are. Her infection is still there, but her white blood cell count is normal. They are still concerned with the infection, so she is now on another round of antibiotics for another 6 weeks. She will be on these until the end of March.

Chuck

 

Update February 23: Just wanted to update you on Barb. She was discharged from the hospital, yesterday. She will continue to have daily infusions. They now have her on 4 antibiotics. They did remove her port for dialysis. That's good. She still has the catheter, pic line for infusion and the drain on her side as the kidney is still leaking. However, her blood work is heading in the right direction. Chuck has been ill for the past few nights. He as a stomach virus. I just wanted to update you on Barb, please thank all of the brethren for their cards, prayers and gifts on her behalf.

Have a great Sabbath,

Brenda

 

Update April 1: Barbara finished her antibiotic treatments on Thursday of last week. She does have a surgery on Tuesday to see if her kidney is still leaking. We will know more by then. She is doing well and she is in good spirits, more like herself.

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

Chuck

 

Update April 2: Barbara's surgery went well. They removed the stint and her catheter. Her kidney has stopped leaking. It's kind of amazing, they first told us her kidney would not heal until May or June. She still needs to go to follow-ups to make sure everything is doing well. Her kidney functions are a little elevated. They are concerned with that and want to keep an eye on it. Otherwise, things are doing very well.

Chuck


Timmons Family

January 13, 2019

We just heard that Mrs. Janice Timmons died this evening. Your prayers for her family’s comfort are appreciated. Cards of condolence may be sent to the Timmons family at:

Timmons Family
3257 Cattail Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Thank You


Kitt Carlson

January 3, 2019

Your prayers are requested for Andrew and Theresa Carlson's youngest child, Kitt. Kitt was taken to urgent care earlier today and from there to the ER and from there to a pediatric hospital. Kitt is suffering with respiratory problems. The initial diagnosis is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Thank you.

 

Update January 4: Kitt has shown significant improvement. He is slowly being taken off oxygen support and is now able to eat. Thank you for your continued prayers.