Members wishing to have prayer requests posted should email David Grabbe.
New Prayer Requests:
Benefiel, ShirleyPrevious Requests
Shirley Benefiel is requesting your prayers. Although their move went relatively well, moving to a new location and a new way of life in retirement has brought on a completely different group of challenges that are causing her to experience quite a bit of anxiety every day. She would very much appreciate your prayers that God gives her the peace, calm and strength that only He can give to help her meet these challenges and all that are ahead. Shirley very much appreciates all of your prayers and those that you have brought before our Father on her behalf in the past.
Biles, JerryHigh Point, North Carolina
Jerry's heart condition is getting worse and doctors have scheduled him for an angiogram on Friday, although it could possibly be done as early as tomorrow (8/19). They are hoping they can insert stents but it is looking more likely they will want to do open heart surgery. Jerry is requesting your prayers that he makes the best decisions regarding treatment that are in keeping with what is pleasing to God, who he knows is the only One that can truly heal him. Jerry would also like you to pray for his family, who heavily rely on him at home, while he is in the hospital. Thank you for all of your continued prayers on behalf of him and his family.
Chandler, Jack and MelissaLexington, South Carolina
What was supposed to be Jack's first day of physical therapy was an hour of gathering reports from his doctor. So, the first therapy day, Jack did not have therapy. However, they rescheduled him and he was able to have therapy yesterday. As of now, he will continue twice a week. We can not express enough loving thanks to all the brethren for their support and love during this time.
Clinton, Jane (72)Previous Requests
Thank you for your continued prayers on behalf of Jane and her family. Regarding the move of her son’s family to Arizona, as well as the ongoing problem with her sister’s estate, Jane writes:
“To date, the sale of their WY home is already done; he has a job interview here in AZ with the company he works for in Wy. His interview will be Monday Aug. 19th here in AZ. So far, everything is moving in a positive direction. He is trusting God to open the door for him on this interview so that he can stay with his company and keep his benefits. His wife will start her new job here in AZ in 2 wks!"
(Her late sister's estate) "Court has ordered a Mediation. An answer and a blessing! The date is Aug. 22nd. If all is agreeable with the parties, this can move forward to a close;”
Copeland, JackPrevious Requests
Lawrence Holley is asking for prayers for his uncle, Jack Copeland, who has lost all feeling in his left hand but is still able to flex it. He is also dealing with arthritis throughout his body. The loss of feeling in his hand my not be related to the arthritis, but could be an adverse reaction to a medication. Thank you.
I have been seeing a pulmonologist recently about my lungs. It has been determined that I have at the very least a mild level of asthma, but medicare is not wanting to proceed to pay for a CT scan of my lungs to examine them for more details. I am on an inhaler and it is helping some. I can walk without instantly becoming winded and I experience less wheezing.
I sent my old starter to a company in Springdale, AR (only a few miles from my new pulmonologist). The owner feels confident that he can make it work, and work properly. If so, I will finally be able to put my track loader back into service. I have been working on my truck (borrowing mom's truck while doing so) and feel I am close to completion on this issue as well. Thank you all for your kind support, prayers and encouragement!
Holley, LawrencePrevious Requests
Lawrence Holley is scheduled to undergo nerve biopsies on Tuesday to try to determine why he is having sensations like electric currents flowing through his body and causing tremors. A neurologist has confirmed that Lawrence's central nervous and muscular systems are fine, and Lawrence is able to lift heavier weight as he continues to exercise, for which he is thankful to God. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Pearson, LauraPrevious Requests
Thank you for all of your prayers on Laura's behalf regarding her surgery. She writes:
"Thanks to prayer, and a loving God, all went well. Peace and calm throughout all the procedures leading up to surgery. Each day brings both challenges and, thankfully, blessings. On September 5th I am to receive my pathology report. God willing, it will be accurate, with good and hopeful results, needing no further treatment. The love of God, and His people, is my great comfort as I recover."
Sablich, CraigPrevious Requests
I would like to extend a thank you to all who have kept me in their prayers. I have found new employment, which I pray will last for a good while. I assure you, your prayers have not gone unnoticed and have helped me tremendously to keep my confidence high in knowing that our God always hears the prayers of His children. Things are looking very positive that by the time the Feast comes around, all issues will be settled. Thanks again my brethren.
Sakala, BupeLusaka, Zambia
Bupe traveled back home from Europe after being treated for a throat infection using her insurance. It was not actually tonsillitis. Thank you for your prayers.
Sakala, KondwhaniPrevious Requests
Please pray for Kondwani, who's is enduring a debilitating headache that hindered her from going to work this morning. We ask for God's intervention and healing. Thank you.
Schulte, TiffanyPrevious Requests
Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support. At our last visit, my midwife had not yet located a place to relocate her clinic beyond the month of July and is now serving her patients by making house calls. Because she's been a personal friend for over 20 years, she notified me that she is currently under scrutiny by the Board of Nursing. If she is found guilty, she will lose her license to practice due to false allegations by a patient that has provided multiple versions of the circumstances to legal representation. My midwife also noted that she'd like to retire. In hindsight, my previous request that she be able to find accommodations for the clinic may not have been in alignment with God's plans for her, though it was what she wanted at the time. Whatever the plan is, it would be nice if she didn't have to be dishonorably discharged of her services.
Also, my family and I will be leaving to travel to Tabernacles during my 38th week of pregnancy, which is when our firstborn arrived. We did request he arrive early due to different circumstances then, and God chose to honor that request. This time, my husband and I would very much like NOT to have this baby during the commute to or from the Feast as we will be using a rental vehicle. Thank you!
Williams, PaulettePrevious Requests
Paulette has been having excruciating headaches, and her vision was getting even worse, so the doctor moved up the date of the MRI to today. Paulette does not yet know the results, and the doctor and staff seemed reluctant to share any of what the MRI showed. The doctor estimated that without additional treatment, Paulette would have about 3 months, but that additional treatment may not provide any benefit, and would likely just make Paulette feel horrible. Paulette has decided that, regardless of the MRI results, she will not do any more chemo. The doctor has arranged for hospice care, and Paulette was able to get the hospice care nurse she requested. Please keep Paulette in your prayers.
Please continue to pray for Paulette. She is still very weak and tired, though she is more interested in things happening around her and has been able to be a little more active. Thank you in advance.
Recent Requests (Last 2 Months):
Chandler, Jack and Melissa
Clinton, Jane (72)