Members wishing to have prayer requests posted should email David Grabbe.
New Prayer Requests:
02/21/2019 Williams, Paulette
02/20/2019 DeBlair, Delicious
02/20/2019 King, Arthur and Naomi
02/20/2019 Williams, Paulette
02/19/2019 Williams, Paulette
02/18/2019 DeBlair, Delicious
02/18/2019 Tucker, Mary
02/18/2019 Vincent, Robert
02/18/2019 Williams, Paulette
Allen, CarrolPrevious Requests
Carrol's new room phone number is (303) 876-8349. She is very grateful for the calls and encouragement she has received.
On Friday, Carrol was moved to a rehabilitation facility. Please continue to pray for her strength and healing. Thank you.
Carrol has had several rough nights and is not feeling strong. She is having trouble breathing, and the doctors are draining fluid off her lungs to keep her from getting pneumonia. She has been moved to a new room. Thank you for your prayers on Carrol's behalf.
Bolin, RickPrevious Requests
Nicki Elmore would appreciate your prayers for her twin brother Rick Bolin, who attends the Living Church of God. Rick is diabetic and is struggling to do whatever it takes to get his blood sugar levels under control with diet and insulin adjustments but is not finding relief. Making matters worse, Rick and his family recently lost their health insurance due to a job change and he now has been forced to switch back to a cheaper and more ineffective insulin. Nicki and Rick appreciate all of your prayers in seeking God's intervention in stabilizing Rick's condition.
Although we lost 4 baby goats this year, an unexpected pregnancy just delivered 2 new ones today. So far they seem lively and healthy, as does the mother, but by all means water testing is in the process of being done now to prevent any unknown problems. Thank you all again so very much!
A 4th baby goat died tonight, same mysterious symptoms as the last one, and no known cause.
Truck still not running, partly disassembled, 2 of my brother's trucks broke on him in rapid succession so he is borrowing mom's car to get to work at the moment. He ordered a starter which a man said was highly likely to fit my track loader, so if it fits that is one issue fixed, but if not, I shall continue my parts fabrication plans once all of the parts arrive from their destinations.
My wrist is doing well, thankfully, so I am able to work without pain or restriction of motion.
I will be sending out samples of my well water for testing before the end of the week. People have suggested that I sell my goats entirely and focus on other things like gardening, and I am giving it serious consideration. If the water comes back as contaminated I will have no choice but to sell them as this problem will never end with lead, cadmium, or even excessive zinc in the water. Please pray for guidance for me in this as I have had success in childhood with them and not sure why they are dying on me this time, other than it may be lead in the water. Thank you.
Ford, GlennPrevious Requests
Mike Ford is asking for prayers for his brother Glenn, 61, of Lebanon, TN. He was released from the hospital today after a one week stay. He was admitted due to extreme back pain which incapacitated him totally. He was found to have 3 collapsed vertebrae due to Multiple Myeloma. A procedure known as kyphoplasty was done on the vertebrae, in which bone cement is injected. This should help with the pain. He will start radiation and chemotherapy next week for the Myeloma. Please pray for Glenn and his wife, Kay, that God will give them strength and guidance during this ordeal. Thank you.
King, Arthur and NaomiPrevious Requests
Yesterday, a gentleman (who had given us a lift home from the shops around two months ago) came to the gate. My wife, daughter Kate, and granddaughter arrived simultaneously, having been dropped off after they got milk and bread with what we had left in my wallet. He said that his wife had asked him to come and see if we had food in the house. Well, we did have a little, enough for a day or so, but he had been instructed to take Naomi and Kate to the shops and buy what we needed for a week or two. Only God can provide by moving others in this way, for this we are so thankful.
The Kings are facing eviction from their rented house in just over a week. Though Arthur is due money from work he has done in the past, those who owe him have not been forthcoming with payment. The Kings are asking for your continued prayers for God's providence, especially as it relates to their accommodations, but also for Arthur to have sustainable work. Thank you in advance.
Preston, SusanAlexander Heights, Western Australia
Susan is now home and very grateful to God for His Merciful care in every detail throughout her latest health crisis. Thank you for your continued prayers on Susan's behalf.
It looks like Susan's most recent problem is under control and, God Willing, she will be returning home tomorrow (Monday) via ambulance. Susan has also found out that the Australian government is releasing more funds for "Home Health Care", which means there is a good possibility that she can remain in her home rather than go into a nursing home facility. Thank you so much for your prayers, as God continues to intervene during this difficult time.
Susan would appreciate your immediate prayers, as she seems to have developed an infection now and the hospital nurses are concerned about her blood pressure. Thank you for all of your prayers on Susan's behalf.
Following a number of tests Susan’s doctors have determined that although there are some problems with her heart it is still working within an acceptable range for release from the hospital. They also have been able to stabilize most of the other problems she was having. However, because of her needs for oxygen and physical assistance the social worker is recommending that she go to a nursing home, where she would have to share a room with someone. This is all weighing heavily on Susan, especially because she is very concerned it would inhibit her ability to pray, study and keep the Sabbath properly.
Until a permanent decision has been made Susan, the Hospital, and the social worker have made arrangements for Susan to be transported home by ambulance on Monday, with in home oxygen and a follow up visit by the social worker on Tuesday.
Susan appreciates all of your prayers, as she goes through all of this, while knowing all is in God’s hands
Sakala, MusondaLusaka, Zambia
Much thanks for your prayers in our behalf. I received medical treatment for my left ear and can now hear properly. There is also some direction for challenges we have been facing in the recent past. Continued prayers for a conclusion would still be appreciated.
Please pray for a close family member who has been out of work for about a year. God's intervention is needed to help them cope with the situation. Thank you in advance.
Tucker, MaryGranbury, Texas
Please continue to pray for Mary Tucker, who suffered from two mini-strokes in December. She is now home from the rehabilitation facility and living with her daughter, Shelia Crider. She still has some issues to overcome, among them difficulty swallowing, walking without a walker, and delays in speaking. She knows God is a merciful and loving Father, who realizes her condition. Thank you.
Vincent, RobertPrevious Requests
Robert will be undergoing surgery on Thursday for glaucoma of his left eye, and there is a risk of complete loss. Depending on how the surgery goes, he may also undergo two more surgeries—for macular membrane problems and cataracts. Robert would like to thank you for your prayers for both his physical and spiritual health.
Williams, CarneyPrevious Requests
Paulette Williams is asking for your prayers for her husband, Carney. She writes,
He received a diagnosis today of Stage 2 prostate cancer. It is in the entire prostate but they do not know whether it has spread to the lymph nodes. They will do a scan to determine if it has. We meet with the radiologist next Wednesday, Feb. 20. Please pray for guidance to decide on the course of treatment. Thank you for your prayers.
Williams, PaulettePrevious Requests
Paulette's doctor has decided on a different course of action. Because of the size and location of the tumor, the proposed surgery to remove it is quite risky, and once performed, there is no going back—any associated damage would be permanent. Therefore, tomorrow's operation will only be a biopsy, which will allow the oncology team to know exactly what Paulette is dealing with. The radiologist who performed a second MRI on Paulette said there is a chance the tumor could be low grade and treatable by chemotherapy and/or radiation, and perhaps the surgery would not be needed. Paulette may be able to go home on Saturday, and the oncology team should have the results and be able to consult with Paulette late next week. She is very thankful for all your prayers, and asks for their continuance.
The doctors have diagnosed Paulette as suffering from a high-grade malignant brain tumor. They have tentatively scheduled surgery to remove the tumor for Friday, February 22. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
Paulette reports that the doctors are absolutely certain that she did not experience a stroke. However, they have discovered a tumor about two inches in diameter in her right brain lobe. A spinal tap performed yesterday has yielded no substantive information regarding its nature. Doctors will decide soon if a brain biopsy is necessary. Paulette is able to sit in a chair and has a pretty good appetite. She thanks everyone for their telephone calls and prayers.
Paulette remains in the hospital for observation and tests, as well as for rehabilitation. She is fully conscious and talking, and her mind is clear. She is able to move about with the help of a walker. She will probably go home midweek. Vitals (such as blood pressure and pulse) are pretty much within normal parameters. Thank you for your prayers on her behalf.
Word has come from Carney Williams that Paulette has had a stroke. Details are scant at this time, but please keep them both in your prayers. Thank you.
Recent Requests (Last 2 Months):
King, Arthur and Naomi
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Wilhelm, Jeff (37)