Members wishing to have prayer requests posted should email David Grabbe.
New Prayer Requests:
Fulfer FamilyPrevious Requests
Susie is very appreciative of the cards, calls, prayers, and concern for her since the death of her son, Rodney. Her family says she cannot thank everyone enough for thinking of her.
Please pray for Jeshian, who has become entrapped in a relationship that has resulted in extreme debt and financial hardship. His whole family is being affected by the circumstance, and they would appreciate your prayers for God's intervention in releasing Jeshian from this influence and helping him to begin to get his life straightened out.
King FamilySouth Africa
The King family—Arthur, Naomi, their two daughters Kate (19) and Nicole (16) and granddaughter Telayla(3)—have been out of contact and fellowship with any brethren for a couple of years. They are in a predicament because Arthur has completed work and has been awaiting compensation. They are at the end of their resources and it appears they may be evicted from their house. They are under tremendous stress as they await the decision that will allow for their compensation. Please pray for them in their traumatic situation.
Baity, Joe and DeboraPrevious Requests
Joe and Debora Baity are requesting prayers from the brethren that God would help them resolve a very complicated legal matter concerning their ongoing attempt to acquire a birth certificate for their daughter, Sara, born nearly 2 years ago. Joe explains:
A series of honest mistakes and errors of judgement and our our misunderstanding of the laws of SC regarding home births, has placed us in a very uncomfortable and possibly very costly process. We are asking that God would intervene on our behalf while the procedure is still in the preliminary process, in the hope that the state agency involved would agree not to oppose our petition, and would accept the proof provided of our parentage without any further delays or legal action against us or, especially, the persons who assisted us with the birth.
Biles, Ryan (8 Months)Previous Requests
Although the doctors do not know what caused Ryan's illness, Jerry reports that within a day of the prayer request Ryan's good health was restored and he is now doing well. Jerry would like to thank you all for your prayers on behalf of his grandson and thanks God for His merciful response to those prayers.
Clinton, DeborahPrevious Requests
Jane and Debbie Clinton would like to thank the Brethren for their prayers and for their love for our Great God and His people. Jane writes:
"Deborah's toe has returned to almost completely normal! She is off the pic-line and antibiotics with no further complications. Her toe has consistently improved and her Dr. is very pleased with it. Each day it improves; the color is normal and the size is almost normal! So awesome to watch God's Healing on a daily basis! He is Great in everything He does and allows in our lives to reveal Himself and develop us spiritually. Great and Awesome is our God!"
Dickens, AllenPrevious Requests
Jerry Biles reports that his uncle Allen is getting around very well following the spine surgery and is now undergoing the chemo/radiation treatments for the Cancer with very few side effects. Jerry would like to thank everyone for their prayers and, most importantly, thanks God for His merciful intervention on behalf of his uncle Allen.
Effenberger, Linda and EfronPrevious Requests
The Effenbergers are pleased to report that Efron is well again. Linda's breathing is back to normal, but she still feels tired and run down. They are grateful for all the prayers, and would appreciate your continued prayers as Linda regains her strength. Thank you.
Fenwick, ShellyPrevious Requests
Shelly is making a great deal of progress toward finalizing the sale of her home and moving in 2 weeks. However, all of the difficult work that she is doing day and night to make the move is taking its toll on her physical condition. She needs to get all of this done, but she is having intense nerve pain that is radiating out from her deteriorating spinal condition and all of this is now compounded by stress from recently finding out that a number of problems with the home she had previously been promised could stop her from moving there. Unless these issues are worked out she will have no where to go when she has to move in 2 weeks. She would greatly appreciate your prayers for God's intervention in the housing situation and that He gives her immediate relief from the physical pain she is enduring. She thanks God for all He has done for her to this point and thanks you for all of your prayers on her behalf.
Finklea, CarolynPrevious Requests
Clyde and Carolyn are doing much better now. Thanks to everyone who remembered them in prayer.
Fletcher, CarolYork, South Carolina
Carol is now back home. She is still making progress, though it is slow. Please remember Carol and her family in your prayers.
Harden, JeremyEast Lansing, Michigan
Please pray for Jeremy Harden and his family, who live in East Lansing, Michigan. They recently found out that their basement wall contains a crack that is allowing water into the space. On top of that, Jeremy, his wife Kristen, and their son, Colton, are sick. Thank you.
Madden, RobertPrevious Requests
The Perez family writes,
We want to thank all the brethren for all their continued prayers for our son-in-law Robert Madden. Since his operation on January the 4th there, have been many complications and setbacks to his progress. He is still in the hospital and this makes it very difficult for our daughter to care for three children and travel to be with her husband. Robert is showing signs of optimism and is very thankful for those who continue to beseech God on his behalf. We're asking to please continue praying that God will grant Robert His mercy and His grace. We thank you all very much.
Montgomery, CarolPrevious Requests
Carol is finally home. She is exhausted and sleeps a lot. She also has an upper respiratory infection, which includes coughing and a fever. She has little appetite, and eating is difficult because of a no-salt requirement. Her kidney function is still serious so she is starting on dialysis. She has a long road to recovery ahead of her; your continued prayers for her are appreciated.
Pierce, DonPrevious Requests
Don has been diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma and his wife writes: "Please pray that God will take away this brain cancer completely and that my husband will be made whole; that his strength and energy will be returned to him and that God will send us the financial help that we need to get all of the huge medical bills paid in full. Thank you."
Sakala, MusondaLusaka, Zambia
I humbly ask for prayers concerning our property and well-being. The Meteorological Department has predicted a storm and floods from the 22nd to the 26th of February. We need God's intervention and way of escape from the flooding. Since our home is incomplete, the heavy rains are causing deterioration even before completion. We hope for God to see us through this period.
Please pray for my sister who has suddenly been taken ill. She is very weak. I'm not sure of the cause but she has a pre-existing heart condition. Please pray for us as the whole family is affected. Thank you
Thank you to all who have been praying for our drainage situation. As earlier stated, Zambia is experiencing flash floods. Many areas have been affected by flooded roads and yards. We thank God that He has been providing a way of escape and pray that He will continue to do so. We also need protection as over the past few days our new settlement has experienced two attempted burglaries, and we have not yet put up adequate measures.
Please continue to pray for our third party insurance claim. This morning we are going to have a meeting with our insurance officer. We were on an installment plan and the accident happened before we settled the last payment. It is on this basis that the insurance company says they will not participate in the third party claim.
However, this was not communicated to us in the beginning. We were instructed to quickly settle the last installment, giving us the impression that as long as the last payment was made we would be covered—which we did. In addition, there should normally be a grace period and what was already paid is adequate for third party insurance as opposed to comprehensive insurance. Please pray that we will not totally lose out, and may at least be able to claim in part.
Saxton, MargiNorth Augusta, South Carolina
Thank you for all the prayers. The cardiac catheterization procedure revealed no blockages. No stents or medications are required. I have a normal—for my age—heart. Apparently, the chest pain (which continues) is due to costochondritis, an inflammation of the rib cartilages and the result of re-injury of an old injury. It is such a relief! God is good! Please continue to pray for healing and that I will learn ways to cope with this discomfort.
Tucker, MaryPrevious Requests
Please pray for Mary Tucker, who recently experienced a stroke. Her only symptom at this point is double vision, which is constant and makes her unable to drive. Thank you in advance.
Vaghi, NaomiPrevious Requests
Naomi is having difficulty walking and her doctor has recommended a knee replacement. She has a consultation on March 9, and if the surgeon is satisfied, Naomi may have the operation a few days later. At present she is trying to reduce the swelling in her knee so she can walk a little easier. She also has a cold, and would appreciate your prayers for God's intervention and guidance. Thank you in advance.
Recent Requests (Last 2 Months):
Brethren in Zambia
Baity, Joe and Debora
Biles, Ryan (8 Months)
Effenberger, Linda and Efron
Ouzts, Emily (5)