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Lisa Pape

Lucile Brown

Margi Saxton

Connie Morrison

Christine Featherston

Ed Martel Jr.

Idza Mariani

Charles Beabout

Debbie Gibson

Janet Shamblen

Dora Richards

Leon Sexton

Dorothy Kelly

Norman Oliver

Jane Waranowski

Claude Biles

Sheila Mottram

Mark Harper

Lawrence Holley

Val Maurer

Ed Scarpari

Bruce Keen

Crystal Altom

Shelly Fenwick

Sophia Pape

Rodger Hagmaier

Ian Healey

James Guy

Van Zuyen 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

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

MatŪas Mariani

Connie Talbot

Lori Mullen


Lisa Pape

February 21, 2020

We are thrilled to let you know our little Elijah John has arrived! He was born this morning at 1:23 am. He weighs 8 pounds, 14.5 ounces and is 20 and 1/4 inches long. Elijah and I are both doing well. Feel free to share our happy news with the brethren!

Happy upcoming Sabbath,

Lisa

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Lucile Brown

February 20, 2020

Deana (Garrett) writes that Lucile had a heart attack. The doctor has said it will be stressful for lots of family to be there at the hospital, but it may be their last chance to see her. He said, if she does survive, she will not be the same and unable to care for herself. Deana will probably have to quit working to take care of her, which she is perfectly willing to do. She does not want to see her suffer. Please pray that God mercifully intervenes, and that Lucile, Deana, and their family have the strength and peace that only He can give in this very difficult time.


Margi Saxton

February 20, 2020

Margi requests prayers for pain she is experiencing due to an abdominal hernia that appeared after she began working out about a year ago. She has been given a diagnosis of a spigelian hernia, a rare herniation that is considered high risk for bowel strangulation. She is scheduled for a surgical consultation in the near future. Her recent pain and discomfort have been brought on by a minor cold that left her with intense coughing for four days now. She asks for relief from the pain and the coughing and, if it is God's will, that the herniation be healed completely without surgical intervention.

Thank you.


Connie Morrison

February 18, 2020

Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Morrison who is at the hospital receiving tests for what appears to a heart-related matter. Please pray that God will heal her of whatever it is.

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Still trying to escape from ICU. They are working on getting me a bed in another section. Looks like the problem is A-Fib. I will have two procedures tomorrow sometime. They will be shocking the heart into a normal rhythm. I'm concerned about being on blood thinners for the rest of my life. It will probably be weeks later trying to get to a new normal. Thanks for your prayers.

Connie

 

Update February 19: Text received from Mrs. Morrison's step-daughter:

She wanted to let you know her cardioversion went well. Her heart is back in rhythm! Not sure of a release yet.

 

Update February 20: Hi. I will be escaping this afternoon. Feeling like I need a lot of rest. You don't get sleep in a hospital. There is still something in my throat, but I must go to a new doctor for that. They are putting me on meds that I really don't want, but must use for now. Thanks for all the prayers.

Connie


Christine Featherston

February 16, 2020

I guess I have the flu (temperature, sore throat, runny nose). I also have a horrible headache right now. It's so bad. Nothing is working. Iím asking the brethren for prayers. I would really appreciate it.

Thank you,

Christine

 

Update February 17: I am feeling well enough to be out of bed, but still having trouble with the sore throat and headaches. Thank you so much for your prayers.

Christine


Ed Martel Jr.

February 13, 2020

Ed is experiencing kidney issues. Your prayers are appreciated.


Idza Mariani

February 9, 2020

They had to call 911 for Idza. She's bleeding again. This time it is worse. She's now in the hospital. She's been bleeding for 15 minutes.

 

Update February 10: Thank you all for your prayers. Last night, the doctor was apparently able to find the spot where the bleeding is originating from (very high in the nasal cavity), and was able to cauterize all the area (very painful though). We got back home around 3am, now on rest. I have to follow up with the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. Now I'm dealing with the pain and burning from the cauterize. I prefer that burning rather than the excessive bleeding from my nose and mouth.

Please keep me in your prayers for this to be it and that these symptoms can go away once and for all.

In Christian Love,

Idza Mariani

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The bleeding has started again, so your continued prayers for Godís intervention and healing are still appreciated.

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The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist was able to see me this morning. He put in a packing (painful, very painful), sent me home and wanted to see me on Wednesday for removal of the packing. But a few hours later, at home, I again felt the blood coming down my throat and through the other nostril. I called the doctor. He told me to go back to his office. Just came out of his office, he removed the packing and placed in a longer packing (balloon style). He explained that the bleeding is from way high. Hopefully this will help, and if I start bleeding again, I will have to go back to the ER for him to admit me and do a surgical procedure to pack it, and will have to go through some other procedures.

I truly appreciate the fervent prayers for God to intervene and avoid needing to get admitted. It is very desperate, feeling is painful and the blood loss has been a lot.

Thank you very much,

Idza

 

Update February 11: Sadly, even with the last packing the ENT placed yesterday, I started bleeding at around 3am this morning and then again more heavily at 5am. Felix brought me to the hospital. They are doing blood work and I will be admitted to have surgery. It was not the outcome I was hoping for, but our Father in Heaven has other plans. There is a reason why He is allowing me to go through all this and I accept His perfect will.

Please continue to pray for Godís intervention and to guide the doctors to be able to find the cause and the remedy for this situation.

In Christian Love,

Idza

 

Update February 12: We just got word that they may transfer Idza to Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. I am at work, getting everything ready to go to Fairview Hospital. They mentioned something about checking for "Blood Disorders" and calling the hematologist. I am not sure of all the details. My brother is already on his way to be with her. I'll go in about half hour.

Ada

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Hello. Transfer to Cleveland Clinic Main Campus has been scheduled for 3:30pm today. Idza keeps bleeding on and off. Has hard time drinking. Is weak. Little rest, little "food" intake. Mostly chewing on ice. Drank a bit of chicken broth. Hematologist came to see her. Ordered blood work, being drawn as of this message. On her last bleeding, doctor was called. We're waiting on news from doctor. Treatment at Main Campus depends on doctors that see her there. Thank you all for your messages and continued prayers.

Ada

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Hello. Just made it home from Cleveland Clinic about 8pm. I am very pleased to share that Idza is doing much better.

The ENT resident at main campus and the nurses were amazing. They suctioned the blood clots that were preventing her from speaking clearly and swallowing even water or broth. They removed the packing from both nostrils. Inserted a camera and suction tube. Everything looked clear - no bleeding.

They packed again, only 1 nostril, with dissolvable packing. It was all a VERY painful procedure for her, but with God's help she endured like a champ!

I left her looking and feeling much better. Asking for food. Blood work ordered by hematologist was all normal, no bleeding disorders. If she doesn't have another bleeding, she may be sent home tomorrow. Now it's just a matter of waiting.

On behalf of Idza, Felix, my parents and the rest of the crew, THANK YOU for your prayers and all your love.

Ada

 

Update February 14: Iím finally home, feeling much better and, thanks to God, no bleeding since Wednesday night before the irrigation, and new packing with medication. My hemoglobin dropped from 13 to 8.5 during all this process and it is one of the reasons I feel weak and needing to rest. But, with Godís help, I will continue to get back to normal.

I want to send our thankfulness and hugs to all the brethren that asked for Godís intervention. May God continue to bless you all!!

In Christian Love,

Idza


Charles Beabout

February 9, 2020

Your prayers are requested for Mr. Charles Beabout who is spending the winter in Florida. He developed Bellís palsy on Friday and spent time in the hospital. According to mayoclinic.org, Bell's palsy is a type of facial paralysis that results in an inability to control the facial muscles on the affected side. Mr. Beabout has numbness in his chin, canít close one eyelid and has slightly slurred speech, but otherwise feels ok and is able function normally.

Your prayers for Godís healing are appreciated.


Debbie Gibson

February 2, 2020

I just spent 4 hours in the emergency room with a another kidney stone attack and kidney infection on top of that. It came on very suddenly, as kidney stone attacks tend to do, with no forewarning at times. I woke up at 3:30 this morning feeling absolutely fine. Woke up again at 5:30am with extreme nausea and pain and finally went to the ER at around 8:00 am. They treated me with some medication by IV to dilate the kidney ureters, etcetera, to help any stones pass through easier and gave me a pill for the nausea. I declined the IV pain medication. They also did x-rays and an ultrasound. I got back home around 1:00pm with prescriptions for pain (I opted for Ibuprofen over Vicodin), medication for the nausea and an antibiotic for the infection. I'm am feeling a little better with only occasional pain and queasy stomach so far, but I do have a very low grade fever. Please pray that the stone or stones will pass and along with God's healing intervention I'll feel better soon. Also, prayers that I will be able to tolerate the antibiotic.

Blessing in Christ to all,

Debbie


Janet Shamblen

February 1, 2020

Gary Shamblen asks for your prayers for his mother, Janet, who is 79 years old. She suffers from dementia and now is in the hospital with a serious gall bladder infection. Please include his father, Don, in your prayers as well as they have been married for over 60 years.

Address for Cards:

Gary Shamblen
436 George Street
Ravenna, OH 44266


Dora Richards

January 29, 2020

Dora has been diagnosed with vitreous degeneration in her right eye (she already has no vision in her left eye). This condition can potentially result in retinal detachment. Therefore, your prayers are greatly desired for Godís intervention and restoration of clear vision for Doraís eye.


Leon Sexton

January 29, 2020

Leon (brother of Anita Showers) is in the hospital and being treated for cellulitis in his legs, which is responding and which has, thankfully, not developed into congestive heart failure. In addition, doctors have found a spot on his adrenal gland which will be seen by an endocrinologist. He and his wife, Gloria, appreciate your prayers for a full recovery.

 

Update February 20: After an angiogram procedure his heart is clear, but doctors will continue to monitor his condition in the coming weeks because of atrial fibrillation. Continued prayers are appreciated.


Dorothy Kelly

January 29, 2020

Please keep Midge (Dorothy) in your prayers as she deals with the symptoms and challenges of ongoing congestive heart failure.


Norman Oliver

January 27, 2020

Your prayers are requested for Mr. Norman Oliver, who has recently been diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease and dementia. According to his granddaughter, who contacted Mr. Les Miller, last night Mr. Oliver had an episode that left him in the fetal position on the floor, while hallucinating and talking senselessly. He also couldnít walk because his feet were swollen. Mr. Miller recommend that Mr. Oliver be taken to the hospital, but is still waiting to hear back from the granddaughter.

It is apparent that the Olivers can no longer take care of themselves, and are facing serious changes in their living situation. Your prayers for Mr. and Mrs. Oliver are greatly appreciated.

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Thank you for your prayers! Hereís an update from Mr. Miller:

Some better news! He is at home. Mr. Oliver is doing better. He knew his granddaughter. His swollen feet were better. He was able to walk little. He has a doctorís appointment for tomorrow afternoon. It appears God has intervened for Mr. Oliver on several fronts.

 

Update February 1: Mr. Oliver continues to be doing better. He knows everyone, can walk a little and speak. She took him to see his doctor this past Thursday. The doctor speculates the episode he had may have been a mini stroke. The doctor also found fluid in his lungs and he said that he may have Emphysema in addition to Parkinson's. His feet have some swelling again. Perhaps, due to fluid building up. They scheduled several tests for him on February 17th.


Jane Waranowski

January 22, 2020

Jane is asking for your prayers concerning surgery for cancer that is scheduled for January 31st. Thank you in advance.


Claude Biles

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.

 

Update January 28: Jerry would like to thank everyone for their prayers. Claude's condition is still grave, with a very poor long term prognosis, if he survives, but he has gone from what the doctors had said was "hopeless" with a 5% chance of survival to 50/50. They flew Claude by helicopter to the University hospital in Winston-Salem, where they have him on a machine to oxidize his blood. Please continue to keep Claude and the family in your prayers. Jerry is very grateful to all and especially to God for His merciful intervention.

 

Update February 2: Jerry let us know that after they took his brother out of the induced coma, he had a stroke and is now in a coma from the stroke. Claude is still on a respirator, along with the blood oxygenating machine. They have not been able to determine, at this time, the amount of brain damage he has suffered from the stroke. They know he has bleeding on the brain. Jerry knows it is all in God's hands and he appreciates all of your prayers for Claude, as well as Jerry and his family, as they go through this difficult time.


Sheila Mottram

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.


Mark Harper

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.


Lawrence Holley

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.


Val Maurer

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.


Ed Scarpari

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.


Bruce Keen

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.

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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.


Crystal Altom

February 14, 2020

Crystal is in critical stable condition in the intensive care unit in San Francisco. She is slowly growing stronger. Her blood pressure has improved (not as low). Please pray fervently that her kidney function would improve and that her breathing would stabilize. At times, she has difficulty breathing, which can be frightening for her.

The Altom family is very thankful for your prayers. God has strengthened her and we look to Jesus Christ to give her greater energy, vigor and protection from infection. We have strong belief in the passage found in James 5:15 "the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up".

With deep appreciation for your prayers,

Steven LeBlanc

 

Update February 19: The past 2 days have been very positive days for Crystal. Yesterday, when I walked into her room, she began to speak to me using a Trach collar. This was the first time I have heard her voice in 2 months. She sounded strong. To hear her speak brought tears to my eyes. So good to listen to her talk. She is very weak but is growing in strength. We thank God for her improvement. Please pray that she grows in vigor, and that she would be protected from infection. Her kidneys are functioning much better as well. Psalm 103:3 speaks of God as the great Healer. This verse is what I am reminded of this evening as I write to you. More updates later in the week.

Thank you for your prayers,

Steven LeBlanc

P.S. Crystal's first words to me: "You are wearing jeans, I've never seen you wear jeans before.", and she smiled. Her comment made my week!


Shelly Fenwick

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.

She also wants to thank you for your prayers concerning the man who stole her license plate. Although the Illinois toll road has dropped charges, she is still dealing with the city of Chicago and getting more serious consequences added to her name and record. She has spent a great deal of time and effort over the last year, corresponding and calling, yet has been unable to get the information she needs to resolve this. She would appreciate your prayers for God's intervention and clearing of her name. Thank you in advance for your prayers.


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!


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!


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.

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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.

 

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.

Whitendale Center
630 W. Beech Street
Visalia, CA 93277


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 Godís 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: Iím 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 didnít 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 systemís 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, hasnít eaten since Tuesday morning (because they wonít 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 Pandoraís box of potential issues.

Sorry itís so long, but weíve 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 isnít sleeping, he isnít sleeping and I can tell heís exhausted. He loves her so much, but heís 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: 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 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 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 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 Godís 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. Hagmaierís 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:

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

Cards may be sent to:

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

 

Update October 23: Here is the link for Mrs. Hagmaierís 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


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, itís 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. Thatís 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): 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.


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 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:

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 Estherís 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) 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


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 Godís healing and relief from the pain. Especially, please pray for Godís 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, heís 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.


MatŪas Mariani

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 soon.

Hope everyone has a fruitful First Day of Unleavened Bread.

Love,

Lyriam

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

Much appreciation,

Lyriam

 

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.

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