Members wishing to have prayer requests posted should email David Grabbe.
New Prayer Requests:
Baker, EthelPrevious Requests
Mark and Stephanie Baker are requesting prayers on behalf of Mark's mom Ethel. The tumor that was found a year ago has begun growing and has intertwined itself with some of her major organs and small intestine. Surgery is not an option due to where it is, and she is really wanting to go the natural route and rely on God. One problem with the tumor is it is pressing on nerves that control her leg function, so she is unable to drive and walking has become difficult. The Bakers would appreciate your prayers on this matter, especially for God's direction of her in the way she should go. Thank you in advance.
Bateman, Cecilia (79)Previous Requests
Terry Bateman is requesting your prayers for his Mother, Cecilia Bateman, who recently had a Mammogram that revealed an abnormality. Although the doctors are optimistic that it is merely a cyst or a fatty deposit, Terry and Cecilia would appreciate your prayers that it is not cancer.
Also, Terry would appreciate your prayers on behalf of his Granddaughter, Talia Smith, who is having lung and breathing problems. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Ebhote, Ehianetalo Eleasha' (10)Previous Requests
Ehianetalo Eleasha' Ebhote has a hearing and speech impediment and her Father would appreciate your prayers on her behalf. He asks that you pray for God's healing, as well as for His merciful intervention in helping him relocate his daughter to a place where her special needs can be met.
Feltner, LoriPrevious Requests
Billy Feltner is requesting your prayers on behalf of his wife Lori Feltner. The doctors have discovered a huge mass in her abdomen. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Fiske, MadeleinePrevious Requests
Madeleine Fiske is requesting prayers for healing for her great-grandson, Jacob, who is about to be born. An MRI on Thursday showed underdeveloped lungs and kidney failure. (He might not make it.) His parents Kile and Ragan and extended family would all appreciate your prayers for God’s intervention on his behalf. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Hogg, ValPrevious Requests
Val has returned home once again. She is still concerned about falling, but is more comfortable with the plan of living at home. She will be visited periodically by a nurse for the care of her wounds. Thank you for your prayers.
Sagen, AlanPrevious Requests
Physically, Alan is healing well and doing great overall. He will go through rehabilitation for 20 days, beginning today. However, his cognitive ability is still weak, causing him to forget to be careful with movements that will affect his sternum. In addition, he does not have the same attention from the nursing staff that he had while in the ICU. Please pray for God's protection and intervention in helping Alan to remember, and for him to receive the care that is needed. Please also pray for Regina; the stress is hard on her and she needs to rest as she is able. Thank you.
Alan had the surgery late this morning and is now recovering in the ICU. Everything went well, although he ended up having five bypasses. Thank you for your prayers; the Sagens would appreciate very much your continued prayers for a complete recovery.
Alan's doctors say he needs to have quadruple bypass surgery, and they are pushing to have it done as soon as possible—possibly tomorrow. Alan has some other health problems, so Alan and Regina would appreciate prayers for a successful surgery with as little complication as possible. Thank you.
Sakala, MusondaLusaka, Zambia
We appreciate prayers being offered in our behalf. So far we have made it by God's intervention. Though there have been thunderstorms in Lusaka, rain in our area has been moderate or non-existent. However, we still need prayers as the worst rains are predicted for next week. In addition, we not only need protection from the weather elements, but there are some security concerns in the area due to a certain incident. We live in an open area and have not yet implemented adequate security measures. Clearly we can only make it by God's intervention.
The MET Department has announced 2 more weeks of flooding that will affect Lusaka. We are particularly at risk because we are in a new settlement and the drainage is not yet developed. Also this year Zambia will receive above normal rainfall. The neighborhood group is working on a solution, and I have also tried to implement some measures in my yard. This all depends on the volume of water that will pass through the area. Culverts can only be installed after the rains. We need prayers for God to protect our property and to see us through this period.
Swanson, SharonPrevious Requests
Bill and Judy Swanson are asking for your prayers for their daughter-in-law, Sharon Swanson. She has breast cancer that has metastasized into her bones. Judy writes,
[Sharon] is trusting in God and on a rigid diet, counseling with holistic doctors. We trust in our Healer and know that He knows best and rewards our faith!
Willis, DorothyPrevious Requests
Frank Willis is requesting your prayers for his wife, Dorothy. Dorothy's heart is not functioning properly and she is in the hospital preparing to have a pacemaker implanted. However, she has an infection and the doctors cannot proceed until it has been cleared up.
While her body's natural pacemaker is sending the proper signal to the upper part of the heart, the signal being sent to the lower part is erratic and she needs to have an artificial pacemaker installed as soon as possible. Dorothy is experiencing a great amount of discomfort and Frank is asking for your prayers that God will mercifully intervene quickly. Thank you in advance for your prayers and concern.
Winslett, ClayColumbia, South Carolina
Please pray for Clay Winslett of the Columbia, South Carolina congregation. Since having throat cancer several years ago, he has had difficulty swallowing and thus getting enough to eat. Recently he had a tube put into his stomach in order to gain some nourishment. In January, Clay returned to Houston, Texas for treatment, and has had a number of relapses. Your prayers for his healing and return to fellowship are appreciated.
Recent Requests (Last 2 Months):
Bateman, Cecilia (79)
Candillo, Mary Ellen
Ebhote, Ehianetalo Eleasha' (10)
Fry, Bella (1)
Gatens, Dylan (3 months)
Hailey, Pauline (98)
Lemieux, Dylan (10)
Murray, Nathaniel (6)
Oosthuysen, Catharina (Trien)
Pfeiffer, Barbara Ann
Ritenbaugh, Evelyn (85)
Yariv, Ronita (53)