Members wishing to have prayer requests posted should email David Grabbe.
New Prayer Requests:
Brethren in ColoradoPrevious Requests
Tracy Wilhelm writes,
I'd like to request prayers for everyone here in Colorado affected by the wildfires burning out of control. We have several families in the church that are either in the fire zone or have family members here that are. The Reeters are still in pre-evacuation status but ready to go if today's forecasted high winds change that. Several friends have lost their homes, but thankfully there have not been many reports of casualties. The biggest danger is that the East Troublesome Fire (second largest fire in Colorado history, which happened within 72 hours) is now within 10 miles of burning into the Cameron Peak Fire (largest wildfire in Colorado history) and then possibly into the Calwood Fire. We have friends and family members out there fighting the fires, and it's a very unstable and scary environment. Many ranchers have lost their cattle and horses and other livestock, which is their livelihood. Wildlife is also being decimated. Snow is forecasted for Sunday, but that still is far away compared to how fast this is moving. If it be His will, we are asking for moisture and containment, and most importantly, the safety of all residents and first responders. Thank you and love you all!
Benefiel, ShirleyPrevious Requests
Shirley has been struggling with anxiety at night that has been keeping her from getting the rest and uninterrupted sleep that she needs. She would appreciate your prayers for God's merciful intervention and the peace and calm that only He can give. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Bolin, RickPrevious Requests
Nicki Elmore is requesting your prayers for her twin brother, Rick Bolin, who tested positive for Covid19 shortly after the Feast. Rick is diabetic and even though the doctor told him over a week ago that he should start feeling better, he has just gotten worse. Although he only ran a fever for part of one day, he is still dealing with shortness of breath and extreme fatigue. Nicki said because he is diabetic he typically has quite a long recovery time even from a common cold. Thank you in advance for all your prayers on behalf of Rick.
We got home safely, and got the living room floor laid down finally. I went out to remove two trees growing too close to the house with the track loader, and while I got one completely out without a problem, I tore a tooth loose on the loader while prying on the other one, so now I have to weld the left corner of the bucket back together before I can proceed. The rain is preventing most outdoor work right now. Thank you all for your continued prayers!
Fletcher, DanYork, South Carolina
Dan is scheduled to be admitted to the hospital tomorrow (October 22), where he will be having a heart pump (LVAD) implanted on Monday (October 26). The Fletchers would appreciate your prayers for God's guidance over all the proceedings, for the practitoners who are overseeing Dan's care, for a seamless surgery and quick recovery, and for helping the family face all these blessings and difficulties hand-in-hand, with God leading the way. They express their thanks in advance for your love and prayers.
Gonzalez, PauloPrevious Requests
Paulo is still recovering from his surgery. He sleeps a lot better now, though he is asking for prayers on his behalf for a complete healing. Thank you.
Grabbe, DavidFort Mill, South Carolina
Please pray for David Grabbe, the church's longtime computer and Internet manager. Since late last evening (Thursday, October 29), his blood sugar has not come down, causing nausea and weakness. His body is currently burning fat for energy because it is not processing insulin to convert glucose. There is fear that he could slip into a diabetic coma if this situation continues. Please ask for God's intervention. Thank you.
UPDATE from David's wife Mikele:
David is officially on the mend. We checked his blood sugar a bit after Martin left, and it had already come back down from over 300 to just over 200. He will be feeling the aftereffect for a while, but he should be fine. Thank you!
Hucks, JoannRock Hill, South Carolina
Please continue to pray for Joann. She fell on Tuesday, and x-rays this morning show she broke three of her toes. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Johnson, SheilaPrevious Requests
I am requesting prayers for my sister, Julie Redmon. She has been suffering from vertigo for about 1 1/2 weeks. She cannot drive and is very nauseous. Thank you.
Kelley, MargiePrevious Requests
Please pray for Margie Kelley, who is suffering from significant stomach trouble. Thank you in advance.
Lewis, LeviPrevious Requests
Lois writes in her most recent update:
"Levi is doing some better now. Feet and legs still swelling and some other problems, but I praise the Lord for the good that has happened, and I thank everyone who has, and is, praying for him. Please continue to pray for him. Thank you and God bless you."
McCormick, WendyPrevious Requests
Jane Clinton reports: Wendy did not have a concussion, is home from the hospital and is doing very well. However, she is still struggling a little with some dizziness but overall getting back to her normal routine. God answered and intervened; He took awesome care of her. Please continue to pray for a complete recovery. She and her husband, Dave, are very thankful and appreciative for all the brethren’s prayers on her behalf.
Please pray for Dave and Wendy McCormick. Yesterday, while on a bike ride, Wendy crashed into the back of Dave's bike while trying to avoid a car. She flipped over and landed on her head and was unconscious for about five minutes. She was taken to the hospital, where she received five stitches, but was unable to remember the accident. She may be released from the hospital today or tomorrow. Please pray that there will not be any damage from the head injury. Thank you.
Moreno, BeckyPrevious Requests
Becky Moreno and family are very thankful for your prayers. Becky writes: "All of Michael's tests came back normal—a big relief. Thank you so much."
Roemhild, VickyPrevious Requests
My girls and I are doing much better now. Thank you for your prayers. God heard our prayers for others to be protected from the virus, and no one else that was around us at Feast has come down with it. Thanks again!
Please pray for Vicky Roemhild and her daughters, Abby and Megan. Abby and Megan thought they had a cold after the Feast; Megan in particular had a fever and felt very weak. Abby's employer asked her to be tested for COVID-19 before she would be allowed back to work, and the test has come back positive. The Roemhilds stayed in a house with other brethren for the Feast, but so far they do not have any symptoms. Vicky, though, also feels like she may be fighting an infection. Your prayers on behalf of the Roemhilds and those they stayed with would be appreciated.
Rosas, Ariel (21)Chile
Please pray for Ariel Rosas, 21, who was in a motorcycle accident and severely injured both of his legs. However, due to medical negligence, Ariel did not receive medical treatment for over a month. He has finally been approved for surgery, but the damage to his bones and ligaments may be permanent. As his family’s breadwinner, he need’s God’s restoration. Thank you for your prayers.
Sakala, MusondaLusaka, Zambia
Thank you to all who have been praying about my job situation. As a result of certain matters that have arisen, management has decided NOT to renew my contract. Currently my duties are being phased out gradually. Please pray for God to guide me as to what my next income generation activities should be. Thank you in advance.
June is asking for your continued prayers for her blood pressure. For the last week, her blood pressure has been uncontrollably high in spite of increased medication. She is scheduled for an EEG on Tuesday, November 3. She would appreciate prayers for God's intervention and guidance for the management of this situation. Thank you in advance for your prayers on June's behalf.
Recent Requests (Last 2 Months):
Brethren in Colorado
Puliafico, Cecilia (99)
Rosas, Ariel (21)