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New Prayer Requests:
Biles, ClydePrevious Requests
Jerry Biles would like to thank everyone for your prayers on behalf of his father, Clyde, who is doing remarkably well, in spite of what the doctors had anticipated his condition to be by now. Jerry can only attribute it to God's merciful answer to your prayers and he is very grateful to God first and to all who have been praying for his dad. Please continue to pray for Clyde, as well as for Jerry, who has been going through a number of serious physical problems himself.
Brown, LucilePrevious Requests
Lucile's surgery went well. The doctor used a nerve block instead of putting her totally out, which helps with recovery time. The pain didn't wear off until around 2 a.m. They were able to find a pain medication that appears to be working for her. She still has pain, but more bearable. She is not to use her hand/wrist for anything, including pushing the car door open or helping to get out of the chair. Her doctor suspects that is what caused the bone to shift. ("Shift" seems to be a better descriptor than "separate.") She has one screw in her wrist. Thank you for all of the prayers.
Lucile had an appointment for her broken wrist yesterday. The bone is separated, and she is scheduled for surgery to correct the problem on Thursday, December 6. She would like to thank everyone for their prayers and ask that they continue to keep her in their prayers. Also, she is not able to take strong pain pills, so she is asking for prayers for God to help her manage the pain after surgery. Thank you.
Holley, LawrencePrevious Requests
After a couple of delays, two weeks ago I underwent a second EMG test to determine if the medications that I was taking for my neuropathy caused damage to my muscles. The test results showed that the neuropathy that I had been diagnosed with earlier in the year was basically unchanged. But as I tried to explain to my doctor, I was actually better before trying the medications to reduce the effects of the neuropathy. The doctor suggested doing physical therapy as a way of determining what was going on. Also, insurance approved a sleep study after several denials. That was done last week and the technician said it looked like I had a very mild case of sleep apnea. Next Tuesday, when I see the doctor in a follow-up appointment, I will make arrangements for physical therapy. Thank you in advance for your prayers to God in helping me understand what his will is as he guides me through this trial.
Pearson, JeannettePrevious Requests
Jill Carter is requesting your prayers for God’s intervention on behalf of her sister Jeanette Pearson, who is scheduled to have brain surgery on December 12th. She would also appreciate your prayers for God to give their 91 year old Mother the peace of mind only He can give during this difficult time. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Sakala, MusondaLusaka, Zambia
Please keep Kondwani in your prayers concerning the outstanding matter which still has not been resolved. There will be a meeting tomorrow and we would appreciate God's intervention. Thank you.
I'm glad to report that out of 3 blocked portions of the drainage, 2 have been unblocked. This will contribute to the smooth flowing of rain water to the outlet. A small portion remains unblocked and it is directly opposite my entrance. Please continue to pray that the persons responsible will be moved to do what is needed. I'm also working on protecting my entrance from in-flow of water. Thank you so much for your prayers.
Saxton, LorenNorth Augusta, South Carolina
Loren would like to thank everyone for their prayers. Doctors were able to successfully splint the three separate breaks and then manipulate the ankle bones back into proper alignment. Due to the considerable amount of swelling, he has been scheduled for outpatient surgery on December 27, 2018 when a plate and screws will be installed. The expectation is that swelling will be greatly reduced by then. Please remember Loren in your prayers as he adjusts to many lifestyle changes and copes with the discomfort of this injury. Also, please pray for the success of the upcoming surgery. Thank you.
Prayers are requested for Loren Saxton, who slipped on the last or second to last step of the staircase in their home, resulting in three fractures in his right ankle. He is currently at the hospital in Augusta, GA where doctors are scheduling him for surgery, hopefully today. Thank you!
Swanson, SharonPrevious Requests
A memorial service for Sharon Swanson will be held at the James Funeral Home on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM. After the service there will be time in the community room for hors d'oeuvres and fellowship.
Please use this link to RSVP: https://sharonmemorial.rsvpify.com
Bill and Sharon Onisick are very sad to report that long-time Church of God member Sharon Swanson died peacefully in her home last night after many years of battling cancer. A sincere thank you for all the prayers and support provided to Sharon and the Swanson family over the past year. Her faithful race is over but she will be sorely missed! Please continue to pray for God’s strength and comfort during this incredibly difficult time for Sharon’s husband Will, son Hunter, daughter Haven, and the many people around the world who all loved Sharon.
A memorial service will be held for her this weekend. We will post details as we get them.
Tucker, MaryGranbury, Texas
Prayers are requested for Mary Tucker of Granbury, Texas. She has suffered two more mini-strokes and has been taken to the hospital. This evening, she will have a procedure done to stop the clot and bleeding. Prayers would be much appreciated.
Ulmer, RexPrevious Requests
I am doing better! The redness and swelling is slowly going away. But not all is well just quite yet. I still have bouts of discomfort. It does seem more intermittent, and less severe. All sources said to expect recovery in the two weeks' time. I'm on my way.
I so much want to tell everybody THANK YOU for joining me in approaching God on my behalf, being the priests-in-learning we are supposed to be!
Please pray for Rex Ulmer, who deals with varicose veins. On the way home from Thanksgiving, Rex developed phlebitis—an inflammation of the veins—and also a clot. He was anointed on Sabbath, and would appreciate your prayers for complete recovery, and that the clot would slowly dissolve and not travel into major organs. Thank you in advance.
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