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January 22, 2020
Jane is asking for your prayers concerning surgery for cancer that is scheduled for January 31st. Thank you in advance.
January 15, 2020
Jerry Biles is requesting your prayers for his brother, Claude, who is now in the hospital with an upper respiratory tract infection. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Update January 16: Jerry Reports that Claude is not doing well. The doctors have informed him that his brother, not only has an upper respiratory tract infection, but pneumonia, bronchitis, and a very bad case of the flu. Please continue to keep both Claude and Jerry in your prayers, as Jerry needs to make some important decisions concerning caring for his brother, once he is well enough to get out of the hospital. Jerry appreciates all of your prayers.
Update January 18: Jerry reports that his brotherís condition is much worse. Claude is now in the hospital ICU on a respirator and sedated. Jerry would very much appreciate your continued prayers on Claudeís behalf.
January 15, 2020
Sheila Mottram is suffering from an upper G.I. bleed as well as congestive heart failure. Please pray for God's intervention and healing. Thank you.
January 13, 2020
Phyllis Harper, sister of Ronny Graham, is requesting prayers for God's healing of her husband, Mark Harper. He has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, which has also spread to his liver as well as his lymph nodes. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
January 12, 2020
I have been experiencing stomach problems lately, with some discomfort in my mid-section. I have an appointment to see a gastroenterologist on the 16th. It may be due to stress. In addition to my previous condition, I request prayers to our Great God to guide me in what to do. Always, I thank you for your prayers to our Great God and your kind words.
Update January 17: I was at the gastroenterologist yesterday and he prescribed a medication to try that will be available from the pharmacy this afternoon. Also, I have a MRI scheduled for the 27th of this month. Above all, I give thanks to our Great God, because, after the assistant took my vitals, I realized that this has been the calmest that I have been in a few years. I thank you always for your prayers.
December 29, 2019
Val is recovering from a recent hip replacement surgery and would appreciate your prayers that the pain levels will be manageable so that she can make a full and thorough recovery of her range of movement and mobility.
December 29, 2019
Ed Scarpari (son of Ed and Marlene Scarpari) lives in France and has been diagnosed with a blood clot in one lung and a growth in the other. Medical care in France is not always prompt and Ed is experiencing increasing weakness. His family asks for your prayers for Godís healing, and intervention in his medical care.
Update January 6: Ed's cancer has metastasized to his bones. He has circulation issues in his legs and blood clots in the other lung. He will undergo chemotherapy treatments and his family asks for your prayers for Godís healing and intervention in this very serious health crisis.
December 29, 2019
Joanne Paslak requests your prayers for her father, Bruce Keen. Mr. Keen was transported to the hospital this morning. He has been suffering with severe diarrhea and dehydration. We will update as more information becomes available.
Mr. Keen has been discharged from the ER. He was administered a liter of fluid to hydrate him. He has an infection, but is now walking and talking. Joanne thanks each of you for your prayers.
January 6, 2020
Yesterday, at 9:00 am,
Crystal underwent lung transplant surgery. She was in the operating room well
over 12 hours. There was a desperate struggle to stop the bleeding. After many
hours, the chief surgeon informed the family that all that could be done had
been done. Intense, fervent, praying was put before our Father and Jesus Christ
to stop the bleeding. We fully believe God intervened. A short time later, the
blood began to coagulate and the bleeding subsided. The reports this evening are
of a more positive nature. Her status has been changed from extremely critical
to critical stable. Please continue to pray and ask for God's strengthening of
Crystal's health and recovery. Her condition is still very serious. The Altom
family is deeply thankful for your prayers. Mr. LeBlanc will give us an update
Update January 7: Crystal remains in
critical condition, prayers are essential and very much needed. We believe God's
loving hand has been with her, and she does show a degree of stability. We are
so very thankful to our God and Jesus Christ for this. Remember, please
recognize she is not "out of the woods". She is fragile and urgent prayers are
needed this evening and tomorrow for her recovery. Tomorrow, doctors will be
discussing the possibly of taking her off the Ecmo Machine (lung support). We
will update you tomorrow as to her condition. Please pray with diligence and
depth of heart, that God would give Crystal the physical strength she needs to
be able to get off the Ecmo machine. This would be a very positive development.
Update January 8: The doctors were
unable to remove Crystal from the ECMO machine today, as had been planned. Her
condition was not sufficiently strengthened to support this move. Her overall
condition continues to be critical stable. Please continue to seek God's
merciful hand in her life and the lives of her family.
Update January 9: Crystal is out of
surgery. She had the ECMO machine removed, which is very positive. Her condition
is still critical stable. Thank you so very much for your prayers. Pray that she
grows in strength and that she remains free from infection. The next 72 hours
are most crucial. Please continue to pray most earnestly for God's wonderful
hand to bring her to a successful recovery.
Update January 13: Brethren, these are
the hurdles we want you to pray about now. Crystal continues to battle low blood
pressure and an unidentifiable infection. We look to God to show His strong and
loving power to resolve these issues quickly! This is an urgent request, and in
Christ's name, we make this request. Thank you for your prayers.
Update January 15: Crystal remains in a
critical and stable condition. She is showing more facial expressions and is
very aware of those around her. This is good news. Please pray that her low
blood pressure issue improves and that God will rid her of any infection. She is
still very, very weak. I am reminded of the example of Epaphras as told to us by
the Apostle Paul: ďEpaphras -- a servant of Christ Jesus -- He is always
wrestling in his prayers on your behalf" (Colossians 4:12). Please continue to
wrestle in your prayers for Crystal, that she will soon recover strength and be
free of infection. We thank God His loving hand has been upon her. The Altom
family thanks you very much!
Update January 20: Crystal is very alert and can understand what we are saying to her. It is wonderful to see her smile as we like to tease her. Please pray that her low blood pressure issues would improve. The Altom family thanks you for your prayers. Her condition is still critical stable.
December 14, 2019
Shelly would like to thank you and also ask
that you continue to pray about her spinal condition. On December 9th, she saw
an orthopedic specialist because of the severe pain she's been experiencing for
about 2 months. She gets shooting pain, like an electric shock, up and down her
spine and the backs of her legs. She believes there is new movement in the
bones. She is asking that God would intervene and also give her the knowledge
and wisdom concerning the best decision.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Van Zuyen Family
October 24, 2019
Mrs. Carol Van Zuyen 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.
Update December 3: The memorial service
for Carol is being held this coming Sunday, December 8th, from 11:30 am - 2:00
pm. at the Whitendale Center.
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.
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.
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
Update August 23: Kirk had the gall
bladder removal surgery yesterday morning. He has been discharged to go home in
another hour or so.
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.
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.
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 Godís quick intervention and relief for her suffering.
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.
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.
Update August 2: Iím writing you on
behalf of my mom and dad (and myself and our whole family.)
Update August 4: We just received news
that Pat Snodgrass died around 12:45 AM today. Your prayers for the family are
Update August 7: A memorial service for
Pat Snodgrass is scheduled for August 31st. Here is the location and times:
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.
Update August 2: Iíve 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
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
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
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 sheís 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 sheís
healing alright this time. Please thank everyone for their continued thoughts
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.
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
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
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.
June 22, 2019
This week, Jim had an urgent, second, detached retina surgery on the same eye as before. He is now home and beginning a more extended recuperation period. Your prayers for complete healing and clear vision are appreciated.
June 15, 2019
Steve was diagnosed, this past week, with stage four colon cancer that has metastasized to the liver. Your prayers for God's healing are much appreciated.
Bruce and Emily Keen
June 13, 2019
Update June 21: We would like to thank each
of you for your prayers on our behalf. Though our lives have been greatly
affected by the recent flooding, we are in the process of getting settled into
new living quarters. The many gestures of kindness and support have been most
encouraging and uplifting to each of us. Once again, thanks so much.
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.
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:
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 Godís help and strength.
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.
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.
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.
Update October 17: Update from Mrs.
Update October 19: Text received from
her sister at 4:08 am, France time:
Update October 23: Here is the link for Mrs. Hagmaierís obituary and memorial information:
Newcomer Funeral Home
Visitation: Sunday, November 3, 2019 from
11:00am to 1:00pm
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.
Update September 12: I see the enemy working his charms. Iím 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.
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.
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.
Update November 22: Christine is asking for prayers for Godís help in dealing with depression that has overwhelmed her this week.
Update December 13: First, I want to say thank you. Thank you for all
your prayers, love and attention that you have flooded upon me. You just donít
know how much that means and the good it does. I love you all so very much.
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:
Update July 29: From Sarah (Mom): ďWe 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.Ē Please keep this brave young girl in your prayers.
May 25, 2019
Greyson is the 11 year old grandson of Jim Parkhill in New Mexico. Greyson has a congenital and now life-threatening digestive condition. Please add him to your prayer list.
May 19, 2019
Bess fell early last week and broke her hip at the care center where she now lives, in the Cincinnati area. The repair surgery went well and she will be receiving strength recovery therapy in the coming weeks.
Hedgepeth and Rupp Families
May 19, 2019
Early last Friday morning (about 2:00 a.m.) the Pennsylvania home of Esther (Rupp) Hedgepeth and her husband, Gene Hedgepeth exploded, killing them and severely injuring their son Rod. Mrs. Hedgepeth was the sister of Marlene (Rupp) Cowell, wife of elder Jim Cowell. Marlene comes from a very large family, many of whom are in one organization of Godís Church or another. Please remember the family in your prayers for Godís comfort at this time of terrible tragedy.
Update May 25: There will be a memorial
service, Saturday, June 1st, at 2pm, at
Desiderio Funeral Home:
May 19, 2019
Ian Healy (grandson of Louis and Carol Petit) Ė ďCarol and I would appreciate our brethrenís prayers for Ian. He is going to the doctors on Monday to have extensive tests to determine if he is healthy enough to do dialysis. He is scheduled to go into the hospital on May 24th to have a tube put into (I think) his stomach for dialysis. He will do dialysis at home every evening until he has an operation to put in a new kidney. We're not sure when that starts. He was put on the donor list a couple of weeks ago and there are about 5 people who said they would give a kidney to Ian if they are a match. Our prayers were that Ian would not have to go on dialysis, but it looks like he will have to. Judith, Ianís mother, is quite stressed so prayers for her are also appreciated.Ē
May 19, 2019
I would like to request prayers for Patti Reed. Patti is my sister. She had a massive stroke. Please ask God for His intervention.
May 4, 2019
Neal has been experiencing extreme pain in his neck and legs.
May 4, 2019
Jenny has been suffering from very severe bursitis and would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing and relief from the pain. Especially, please pray for Godís healing of a severe, open-sore bruise on her leg.
May 4, 2019
Mitch's prostate surgery went quite well. The doctor was satisfied that he removed all the cancer, but will need to verify that with follow-up testing. Mitch thanks you for your prayers.
Update May 12: Mitch got word from the doctors that his scans are clear, the pain has subsided, heís up and around, and feeling well! He and Anita thank you for your prayers!
May 2, 2019
We just wanted to let you know that Sam was
admitted to the Cleveland Clinic yesterday, May 1st. He will be having open
heart surgery because they found a clot. That is why his machine kept going off.
Surgery will be scheduled for one day next week. We will appreciate thoughts and
Update May 15: Sam had exploratory open heart surgery. The surgery was to determine if there was a blockage in his heart or a mechanical malfunction in his artificial heart pump. They did not find any blockage in his heart. They were able to determine it was a mechanical issue in the pump. He is supposed to be released sometime this week.
April 29, 2019
David and Holly Eury want to thank you for your prayers on behalf of Holly's mother this past week. Holly's mother died this morning.
April 21, 2019
Dick has made some good recovery and is presently at a rehab facility across the street from Akron City (Summa) Hospital.
Update May 4: Dick has been home a few days, receiving home nurse visits to administer medication. He and Janice appreciate your ongoing prayers.
April 20, 2019
We are requesting prayers for MatŪas as he
continues to have congestion, cough and now a slight fever. He's had congestion
pretty much since birth, which, at times, seems to be better. He has been pretty
congested this past week, with increased coughing. We're praying he'll improve
Update April 21: MatŪas hasn't had a
fever all day, thank God. He's still congested and coughing, but at least it's
the getting mucus out. He never misses a feeding and is acting normally,
especially when he sees Carolina.
Update November 9: Please keep MatŪas 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.
Update November 11: MatŪas 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.
April 9, 2019
Connie has suffered with an auto-immune
disorder for a number of years. In addition to the chronic problems associated
with that, the doctors have discovered that she is experiencing bleeding on her
brain. Please remember to ask God's mercy upon her.
Update April 11: Connie is in the
hospital in Sacramento, California. Doctors have told her she has an infection
in her lungs, a type of pneumonia. Please continue to pray for her, as she has
extreme difficulty breathing.
April 8, 2018
Lori has found a lump in
her breast. An appointment has been made for May 1st with her doctor. She
requests prayers from the brethren for God's intervention.
Update May 2: Lori will have 4 days of
testing to determine a course of treatment for her breast tumor. Your prayers
are requested for healing. Results will be in Friday, May 9th.
Update May 10: Lori's tests came back negative. The cancer is confined to the tumor. Her surgery is set for May 20th. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
Update June 21: I apologize for not posting earlier. We have been very busy with doctors for Lori and her parents. Lori's operation was successful. Pathology reports were clear. She's now preparing for radiation treatments. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
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.
April 1, 2019
Barbara finished her
antibiotic treatments on Thursday of last week. She does have a surgery on
Tuesday to see if her kidney is still leaking. We will know more by then. She is
doing well and she is in good spirits, more like herself.
Update April 2: Barbara's surgery went
well. They removed the stint and her catheter. Her kidney has stopped leaking.
It's kind of amazing, they first told us her kidney would not heal until May or
June. She still needs to go to follow-ups to make sure everything is doing well.
Her kidney functions are a little elevated. They are concerned with that and
want to keep an eye on it. Otherwise, things are doing very well.
Update November 26: We got back late
last night from the doctor and it was not good news. The stint they put in her
kidney is not working. Her kidney is starting to shut down. Her creatine levels
are around 5.6. Normal is .5 to 1.0. We see her nephrologist next week and they
will probably start her on dialysis. We will know more next week and let you
know. He did tell us it is not looking good.
Update December 15: Just an update on
Barbara. Last week we took her to ruby to get a port in. Her kidney is not
working the way it should. We don't know her numbers, but they put a rush on her
dialysis. She had her first treatment Thursday and she got really sick. They
said that cramps are a common problem. I thought they were talking about charlie
horses, but they were speaking of stomach cramps. She had her second treatment
this morning at 7 a.m. Again she ended up sick and could not come to services.
She does seem more herself the next day, but after treatment, she is very sick.
We are trying to get her moved to Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but we may have
to wait for an opening.
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.
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!
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.
Update July 29: Link to Steve Featherston's Obituary:
In Memory of Steve Featherston
March 17, 2019
Patty (now in Florida, but recently from
Pittsburgh) had a double mastectomy on March 14th at Advent Health hospital in
Zephyrhills, Florida. Several of the brethren visited with her and she is doing
remarkably well. She has a very positive attitude.
March 17, 2019
Libby is recovering from the flu. She's now at
Green Village Rehab for therapy to regain her strength.
Libby Dezso c/o
Libby can take phone calls at 234-312-4365 or you can check with Bob at 330-745-4596.
Update April 6: After her illness and recuperation at the care center, Libby is happily back at home.
Update April 21: Libby was back home, then collapsed, taking her back to the Barberton hospital on Thursday.
Update May 4: From her husband, Bob: ďElizabeth continues to recuperate at home from her four-month health trial of diabetic foot ulcers, double pneumonia, plus a flu virus not covered in her flu shot. Because her immune system is still weak, she is not receiving visitors and her visits to public places are limited to doctor appointments. Therefore, she is not yet able to attend church services and will attend services and bible study with me online. We wish to thank everyone for their prayers, encouraging cards and kindness, plus a special thank you to members of the congregations in Eureka, CA, Yuma, AZ and North Canton, OH, who helped us through this trial.Ē
March 2, 2019
Jaxon (grandson of Rose Szymkoviak) is awaiting treatment for a very rare disorder, but young Jaxon still needs your prayers for healing.
February 23, 2019
Ronnie is requesting prayer for what may be an eye infection. Please pray that God will intervene for Ronnie.
Update February 25: I just want to give
an update on my eye problem. Thank God it is much better today, and thank you
and all the brethren for your prayers. I look forward to being at Sabbath
services next week. I miss my brethren.
February 15, 2019
Jody Smith was involved in an auto accident
this morning. He is in the hospital at this time and has lapsed in and out of
conscious. We will keep you updated when we hear more.
We are home from the hospital. Jody had a
concussion. His head, neck, upper back and also his ribs are all hurting. He's
going to be in bed for the weekend.
February 15, 2019
Buddy is in the hospital in Rock Hill, SC and
has been diagnosed with gastritis and a large bleeding ulcer and a stricture of
the esophagus which has already been corrected. The bleeding seems to have
stopped, but they have requested a surgeon to come in today to evaluate whether
the ulcer warrants surgery or not. Please pray for his speedy recovery. Thanks
so much for your prayers.
Barring any complications, Buddy will go home
tomorrow (Sabbath) afternoon. The surgeon we talked to said surgery is his last
resort. The ulcer is so big he would have to remove 90% of Buddy's stomach. So
far, it looks like the meds are working very well, but it takes a long time for
such a large ulcer to heal. Just pray that it heals quickly and doesn't bleed
Update February 18: Buddy is doing much
better at this time. The bleeding he was having from the ulcer has subsided and
they are very grateful for your prayers.
February 14, 2019
Kitty Paloma requests your prayers on behalf of
her mother, Betty Dove. Mrs. Dove has a severe blockage in her heart and is
scheduled to undergo angioplasty procedure next Monday.
Update February 20: Kitty wants to thank
everyone for their prayers for her mom. The angioplasty procedure went well. She
is able to breathe much better and expects to be up and moving about normally by
Update April 14: Betty fell this
afternoon and broke her hip and some bones have been crushed. She will undergo
surgery tomorrow morning for hip replacement. You may recall, Betty had her
other hip replaced just last November, due to a fall.
Update June 20: Although Betty's recovery has progressed rather well, she suffered a setback last Tuesday. She lost her balance and fell backwards. We are not aware of any broken bones at this time. However, she has been vomiting since the fall and becoming increasingly weak. Kitty and her mother thank you in advance for your prayers.
Update June 22: Betty is doing somewhat
better. She is able to carry on a conversation without any difficulty. However,
when she sits up the vomiting returns. She was able to have a piece of toast and
some liquid. Please continue to remember her in your prayers.
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.
February 11, 2019
Your prayers are requested for Hank Rainbolt
who broke his ankle in an accident in his home today. He was told his recovery
will be six weeks. Besides prayers for the pain and a successful recovery, Mr.
Rainbolt is also asking for prayers that his insurance will be adequate for his
medical and employment needs.
February 3, 2019
Neal Warner would appreciate your continued prayers for his mother, Jean Warner, who has been diagnosed with MRSA.
Update February 9: Jean's MRSA condition has improved so well that she should be able to go home in a few days.
February 3, 2019
Pam has been having more symptoms from her Multiple Sclerosis condition lately and asks for prayer for relief of these symptoms and guidance for her doctors as they determine her new medications.