Members wishing to have prayer requests posted should email David Grabbe.
New Prayer Requests:
Banman, CorniePrevious Requests
Cornie and Sara Banman are asking for your prayers regarding being able to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Myrtle Beach, SC this year. Because of the governmental bureaucracy in Canada and a misunderstanding, Cornie has been prohibited from entering the United States. Cornie and Sara were able to drive across the border a few months ago, so they are hopeful the problem has been resolved. However, it may be different when flying across the border, so the Banmans are asking for prayer for God's intervention so they can keep the Feast with us once again. Thank you.
Benefiel , CarlPrevious Requests
Your prayers have been requested for Carl Benefiel, who has two very painful health issues at this time. He has been dealing with a debilitating case of Sciatica that has necessitated the use of a cane and time off from work.
Now he is also dealing with a cavity that has developed under a crown in his mouth. The dentist needed to make an incision in his gum and replace the crown with a temporary until the infected area heals enough to repair the cavity. Please pray for God's intervention so that Carl has some relief and is able to focus his attention on the Passover and the Holy Days. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Berger, PeggyPrevious Requests
Peggy is asking for your prayers for her aunt Evelyn. Her doctors say she needs open heart surgery. Evelyn is 76 and not in good health. The doctors are looking at all of the options since she may not be able to have surgery. Peggy writes,
Please pray that God will find the best possible option for her. This will be the first Passover she cannot attend and she is taking it pretty hard. Please also keep my cousin, Amy, in your prayers as she tries to care for her Dad and her Mom, and recently lost her father-in law to cancer. For her, it has been very overwhelming.
Clinton, Jane (72)Previous Requests
I wanted to send a quick follow up to Debbie's prayer request on my behalf regarding fatigue. Thankfully, to God only, I am feeling back to normal! I wanted to let the brethren know, prior to our Savior's Passover, that God intervened as I know He also has for so many others in His church.
Thank you goes to all our brethren for their prayers on, not only my behalf, but also for each one in the Body of Christ. Have a Wonderful Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread to all! With much love and appreciation to everyone.
Your prayers have been requested for Jane Clinton, who is dealing with excessive fatigue that may have its roots in severe allergies. In spite of sleeping well at night she remains extremely tired throughout the days.Also, Jane is still having great difficulty settling her late sister’s estate that has now gone into litigation. Please pray that God intervenes and brings this problem, which could drag on for years, to a swift and just conclusion. Thank you in advance for your Prayers on behalf of Jane and her family during this difficult trial
Fenwick, ShellyPrevious Requests
I wanted to thank my brethren greatly for their prayers and voicing concerns. Almost immediately after asking for prayers, I had complete peace! I can hardly believe sometimes how great that power really is! I was able to put my thoughts where they belong and focus and prepare myself for Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread. I was also told by the state DMV that the police report will be a great help, so I have hope. Continued prayers are greatly appreciated.
King, Arthur and NaomiPrevious Requests
The Kings are asking for your prayers regarding their daughters. The family with which the daughters are staying is pressuring them into attending Easter services against Arthur's and Naomi's wishes. The Kings are asking for your prayers for God's intervention, and for God's reunification of the family as soon as possible. Thank you.
The Kings are very thankful to report that one of their outstanding invoices (for work Arthur did in December) has been paid. They are not out of the woods yet, but they are grateful for the reprieve. Thank you for your continued prayers on their behalf.
Moffett, MaryPrevious Requests
Mary Moffett is requesting your prayers on behalf of her sister, Dora, whose heart is only functioning at 10%. Mary would also like you to know that her son, Dwayne Gobin, who had suffered with seizures for 20 years, has been seizure free since asking for your prayers on his behalf back in March of 2018. Thank you in advance for you prayers for Dora, as well as your prayers in the past for Dwayne.
Puliafico, KathyPrevious Requests
Kathy Puliafico is asking for your prayers for her friend and neighbor, Connie, who was diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in 2012. Now Connie is in the hospital with a blood clot in her right lung. She is in good spirits, but is seeking God’s strength, healing, and faith during this very difficult trial in her life. Thank you.
Reid, DoloresPrevious Requests
Dolores is asking for your continued prayers for her granddaughter's husband, Justin. His lungs are turning to fiber, and the steroids he is now on are not working as the doctors hoped. They have mentioned another treatment, but it is very dangerous. Dolores would like to thank you for adding Justin to your prayers.
Reiss, HenryPrevious Requests
John Reiss is asking for prayers for his father, Henry, who is currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Sakala, MusondaLusaka, Zambia
We are currently receiving a heavy downpour in the city of Lusaka as the rainy season is about to come to an end. One shopping mall west of the city is flooded. We just ask for prayers that God may protect our property during this heavy downpour. Thank you.
We request prayers in our behalf, that God may please step in and intervene, protect and fight our battle for us as the Bible says, in a situation we have faced for some time now. We ask for God to protect us in the situation and from the initiator of the prevailing circumstance, for a way out. Thank you in advance.
Saxton, MargiNorth Augusta, South Carolina
Thank you so much for your prayers. Norielle showed such marked improvement on Thursday that she was moved out of the Pediatric ICU to a regular room. On Friday, it became apparent she no longer needed oxygen support and her lungs were clear of the pneumonia. The minimum anticipated hospital stay of 14 days was shortened to a mere 8 days; she was discharged this Sabbath afternoon. Her rapid recovery was a real surprise to the pediatricians, the nurses and respiratory staff. They were amazed!!!
I am, however, going to request that you keep little Norielle in your prayers. She continues to struggle with feeding issues, complicated now by oral aversion and difficulty with swallowing. Both are the repercussions of six days of intubation. God willing, these will quickly resolve.
The ventilator is providing for 90% of Norielle's breathing, and she is now receiving medication for a fever. This is in addition to the two IV antibiotics she is already on. Regularly scheduled physical therapy has been initiated to stimulate her lungs and help remove accumulated fluids. Her mother, Sarah, has been told that the anticipated hospital stay will be of two weeks duration, with over half in the Pediatric ICU. Please also pray for Sarah, who is recovering from a c-section
Swanson, Bill (81)Previous Requests
We are saddened to report the death of Bill Swanson on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Bill was a longtime minister of the church of God. His widow, Judy, writes,
He is at peace now and I am so very thankful that he is not suffering anymore! I will miss him greatly, but I am at peace knowing that I will see him again!
Tisher, Jim (93)Previous Requests
Jim had his eye operation Thursday, followed by an overnight stay in the hospital and a post operation check on Friday morning. He is now at home and everything seems to be going well. Please continue to keep Jim in your prayers during this critical recovery process and thank you for all of your prayers on behalf of both Jim and Mary.
On Thursday, April 11, Jim Tisher will be undergoing surgery to repair a macular hole in his eye. Please keep Jim in your prayers, not only during the surgery itself but during the critical follow up that will require him to remain in a face-down position for at least a day or two. Maintaining a face-down position is crucial to the success of the surgery. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Tisher, Mary (93)Previous Requests
Mary is home but is still weak following her recent 4 day stay in the hospital. The doctors have determined she has a problem with one of her heart valves and she will be going to the Cardiologist on Monday (4/8) for the purpose of determining when they will be able to go up through one of her arteries to repair/replace the valve. All of your prayers are much appreciated.
Williams, LavadaPrevious Requests
Please pray for Lavada Williams, who had a pretty bad fall on Friday that required a visit to the ER with head and knee injuries. Following a careful examination, the ER Doctors determined there was no internal head trauma or broken bones, but she is in a good deal of pain from the severe bruising she has above her right eye and on her left knee. Please pray for God's intervention and a speedy recovery. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Williams, PaulettePrevious Requests
Paulette has 10 radiation treatments to go, and she is looking forward to their being over with. She is very tired, weak, and having some trouble with her memory. The doctors tell her that is to be expected. She has lost a few pounds; she's not hungry and nothing tastes good any longer, but she tries to eat anyway. She appreciates your continued prayers.
Paulette says she feels worse than she ever has in her life, and her doctor said that is normal for chemo and radiation. This is her fourth week of treatment; her last day of radiation will be April 29. Please continue to pray for Paulette and Carney.
Recent Requests (Last 2 Months):
Benefiel , Carl
Clinton, Jane (72)
Foland, C. A.
King, Arthur and Naomi
Pursley , Sarah
Swanson, Bill (81)
Tisher, Jim (93)