Members wishing to have prayer requests posted should email David Grabbe.
New Prayer Requests:
Allen, CarrolPrevious Requests
Please pray for Carrol Allen of the Denver congregation. During the spring holy days, Carrol started noticing what she thought was a floater in her right eye. After several doctors' visits she was diagnosed with ocular toxoplasmosis, a condition caused by a parasite and which could cause her to go blind in the affected eye. The doctors have put her on two oral antibiotics and two eye drops containing antibiotics. Right now all she is seeing out of her right eye is a black spot in the middle surrounded by a halo of light. This is causing Carrol to lose her sense of balance and making it difficult for her to get around. Please pray for God's intervention in healing this condition, as well as in sparing her from adverse side effects from the antibiotics. Thank you.
Clinton, DeborahPrevious Requests
Debbie Clinton has requested your prayers on her behalf. She writes:
"10 years ago, I fell down some stairs and very severely injured my pelvis. I was in the hospital overnight and then immobile for a full 3 weeks. Since then, I chronically deal with overwhelming pain in my lower back (left side) and my left leg has been extremely weak every since, with actually going completely numb and buckling from under me sometimes, if I stand or walk for long periods...making daily routine things highly difficult in some cases and even sometimes impossible."
Also, "I am Diabetic and due to this condition, after I eat meals, I suffer unspeakable dizziness where I have to lay down for 30 minutes to an hour before it passes. This happens as a result of nerve damage (caused by Diabetes) to my digestive track and when food is consumed, the blood flow to the stomach is drastically effected, resulting in dizzy complications. There is nothing I can do to minimize this effect...it is quite literally a matter for God's to handle. I have battled it for over 10 years now and it can be intensely debilitating, especially when dining out or when in the company of others."
"Both of these afflictions are of tremendous concern to me. I'm so sorry to ask for so much prayer at one time, but I would greatly appreciate the prayers of God's people on my behalf for these things. Just knowing Brethren are going to God (with me) for these things, will be a great comfort."
Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Ferke, AlPrevious Requests
Allan Ferke writes as an update to his request for your prayers:
"Please pray for me. The injury I had suffered to my right leg has not healed itself and is only a tad bit improved since my injury and initial prayer request. I am having a difficult time sitting at my computer, to study and listen to services and the pain is just as bad as it initially was. When I fell, I also damaged my lower back muscle, gluteus muscles. I am stiff as a board and I wonder how much longer I can take the pain. Thank you all for your help!"
Grainger, Elise (89)Rock Hill, South Carolina
We are saddened to report the death of Elise Grainger, a longtime member of the Church of God and of the Fort Mill congregation. She died Saturday night, surrounded by her family, after a lengthy struggle with C.O.P.D.
A funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 4:00pm. The location is:
Green Funeral Home
2133 Ebenezer Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Cards may be sent to:
1834 Forest Lakes Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Meyers, WilliamPrevious Requests
[William] is still battling the lung infection. With his COPD it is making breathing very difficult. We want to thank everyone's for their prayers in thanking God for his healing.
Pearson, LauraPrevious Requests
Laura is asking for your prayers for her granddaughter, Quianna (14), who is missing again. Please pray for her safe return, and for God's intervention in Quianna's life. Thank you.
Schuff, David (86)Previous Requests
Joni Widmer is requesting prayers for her Uncle David Scuff, who is in the hospital after waking up short of breath Saturday. She is concerned that it may be a heart problem. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Todd, RachelPrevious Requests
Jerry Biles is requesting your prayers for his Aunt, Rachel Todd. Rachel recently had a heart attack and then was moved to a rehabilitation facility following her stay at the hospital. However, last night she was taken back to the hospital following another episode with her heart and is in ICU. Thank you in advance for your prayers on her behalf.
Vardy, Edward and MarjoriePrevious Requests
Laura Pearson's mother, Marjorie Vardy, died peacefully this morning, after a long and difficult battle. Laura writes, "Thank you dear brethren for your prayers on her behalf."
Laura is asking for your continued prayers for her mother, Marjorie, who has been in great physical and mental anguish since the death of Laura's father. Marjorie has been in the hospital since the day following his death, and she appears to be close to her own. Laura writes,
[Her mother] has been sweet, giving and happy in the midst of all. Please pray for peace and ease of passage. With a heart full of thanks to all who will. She is so precious. Thank you dear brothers and sisters. Dad and her would have been married 72 years in May.
Laura Pearson expresses her thanks to those who prayed for her father, Edward Vardy. He died on April 6. Laura's mother, Marjorie, is having a particularly difficult time, both emotionally and physically. Shortly after Edward's death, Marjorie collapsed and has been in the hospital for over a week with pneumonia and delirium. She is recovering, but is still weak and agitated. Laura would appreciate your prayers regarding what is best for her mother's care, and for God's guidance of the overall situation. She writes, "May God's will be done in mercy." Thank you for remembering Laura and her family in your prayers.
Widmer, Joni (59)Previous Requests
Joni Widmer has written the following update about her spine infection:
"Thank you so much for your prayers. I wanted to let you know that I was anointed on the Sabbath in early March for the osteoarthritis infection in the T9 and T10 thoracic area of my spine. It was hard to breath with this infection and it was my fourth one. I just wanted to praise God because He intervened and I was healed, there is no more infection and my picc line was pulled out this past week. I had to finish the antibiotics but I was healed much sooner. I want to thank you all for your prayers and I want to thank God because He does hear our prayers and he does heal. All the praise goes to Him. Thanks again, Joni Widmer."
Recent Requests (Last 2 Months):
Fenwick, Natalie (3 Months)
Grainger, Elise (89)
Schuff, David (86)
Stanwood, Jane (95)
Vardy, Edward and Marjorie
Widmer, Joni (59)
Yariv, Ronita (53)