Prayers

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  1. The women in Montgomery have decided to offer a regular time for calling in to personally share their joys and their struggles as a way of encouraging each another in the daily walk of faith. The Lydians will be together on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. (Central Time). The number to call is 1-712-770-4700 and the code is 112165 #. Please plan to call for the next gathering on August 9th. And, pray for God’s direction and blessings on this heartfelt desire to give hope and strength to the scattered wives, mothers, and other women in the Church!

  2. Please include the new men and boys telephone outreach called “Sons of God” in your prayers. If God will use His servants to turn the families in the church back to His way, then it will require strong and Godly leadership from the men in this generation and beyond. The next meeting is planned for August 2nd. The meetings are at 6:30 p.m. in the central time zone. The number to call is 1-712-770-4700 and the code is 112165 #. More information about this effort to prepare and support our men as priests and kings in their families is included on the “Schedule” page.

  3. OUR DAILY BREAD
    Here is the schedule of speakers for the month of JULY:

    Note: Presenters should plan to record their message after 9:00 p.m. on the night before their scheduled day or in the morning of that day.

    1# Sunday
    Churches of God, Alabama [July 30th; August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th]

    2# Monday
    Wade Higgins, Oregon [July 31st; August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th]

    3# Tuesday
    Terry Beam, Mississippi [August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th]

    4# Wednesday
    Holland Corbitt, Georgia [July 26th; August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th]

    5# Thursday
    Bill Glover & Guests [July 27th; August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st]

    6# Friday
    Churches of God, Florida [July 28th; August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th]

    7# Saturday
    Churches of God, Georgia [July 29th; August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th]

  4. Our Morning Sacrifice
    Sunday – Friday at 6:00 a.m. [Central Time Zone]

    Following each scriptural reading (5 minutes or less) all the participants are invited and encouraged to offer up prayers of thanks and praise to our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and to bring specific needs to the attention of those present inviting all to united prayer for God’s comfort and deliverance.

    The list of needs on the Prayer page of http://www.haggai114.net is a good source of current requests for intercession from the body of Christ.

    Call: 1-712-770-4700 and enter 112165 # to join your brethren in this spiritual act of worship and service.

  5. OUR DAILY BREAD

    Daily 15-minutes Bible messages are available every day by calling the following number:

    Call 1-712-770-4709, Access Code 112165#

    Enter the Reference Code as follows:
    1 — Sunday
    2 — Monday
    3 — Tuesday
    4 — Wednesday
    5 — Thursday
    6 — Friday
    7 — Saturday

  6. Update of Sarah Ingram: “The doctors removed the breathing tube and she is breathing on her own although her heartbeat is still a bit irregular. Nonetheless she’s holding her own, her eyes are opened, she’s awake and responding to commands (if you say Sara squeeze my hand she hears you and understands and will squeeze your hand).”  Sarah still has a long way to go overcome this hurdle.  Please lets continues to beseech of heavenly Father on her behalf that she recovers, and thank Him for His love and His mercy.

    Here are the arrangements for the Memorial & Celebration of Life for Connie Jenkins.
    Memorial & Celebration of Life
    Date: Monday July 24, 2017
    Time: 7 PM (Doors will be open at 6:30 PM, and the service will begin at 7 PM)
    Location: Seventh Day Christian Assembly, 1700 Woodson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920
    Officiants: Pastor Ken Swiger, Elder David Truan, Elder L Wade Johnson, and Brother Glen Leslie.
    Thanks for keeping the family in your prayers.

    One of our dear friends and prayer partners, Joanna Carroll, has shared the following request.
    Ken,  can you please put my friend Melanie Nolan on the prayer list she has a kink in her bowel she is in the hospital now, hopefully she’s resting
    Thank you Joanna Carroll

    Elder Stephen Seachord of the Fairview Texas Church of God shared sad news. Kelly Gaines [43] passed away suddenly from a heart attack. She was a niece of a church member. Please be in prayer for the peace and comfort of the family.

    Steve also shared an update on Terry Gaddy. His surgery went very well and he at home now and is resting. PLease continue to pray for Terry & Betty as he fights through these health challenges.

    Sister Carmen Kincade provided this update on Stormi Roberts [5]. 
    Much for which to thank God for this Sabbath!  Here’s the latest on Stormi.
    Wanted to share the latest Stormi update. She has been released , with no restrictions!!!! She was videotaped running down the hall. She told me she could fly last night. We truly have an awesome God. Please tell everyone THANK YOU and that falls so far short of what I am at a loss to put into words.

    Sister Carmen also shared this update on our dear brother Lowell Platt [COGC]. 
    Lowell Platt is doing better today. He needed to have his neck fused. This surgery was unexpected. We knew he had spinal stenosis but didn’t know it had progressed as much as it has until he fell last Friday. He will remain admitted until mid to late next week and then will transfer to a rehab facility. He is expected to need to wear the neck brace for 3 months but we are unsure if he will regain some of his balance and gait. But this surgery was not optional because he would have ended up paralyzed. He is in good spirits and enjoying visitors.

  7. Please continue in earnest prayers for these children of God:

    Mary Allday is experiencing great pain and weakness in her fleshly body. She is in need of God’s comfort and strength through the hope in His promises.

    Bill and Barbara Shanks are “walking on the water” toward the Author and finisher of all faith. Bill is very weak and the bleeding continues. Barbara is facing the reality that her time with Bill in this fleshly realm may be coming to an end. They continue to look to the Great Physician for healing, but surrender to His perfect will in bringing true rest to all mankind.

    Aggy Jacques is recovering from cataract surgery. Danny is preparing to speak God’s words to the Hamlett family and their friends at a memorial service. He is asking for God’s people to pray for the Spirit to give him the words of life!

  8. Please continue to pray Ron McGowen and family. Mrs McGowen is getting discouraged. Ron is home but very weak. He has very little appetite, his blood pressure is low. Doctors my determine that he go back into the hospital. His surgeon and cancer doctor is pleased with his results by he just isn’t bouncing back or recovering like he should. Beseech our heavenly Father to strengthen Mrs McGowen and provide encouragement that she can endure.

    Here is a request from sister Carmen Kincade on behlaf of Sandy Elbe, who is suffering seizures following a stroke.
    I received a call from Don yesterday.   Sandy has been in excruciating pain.   After an MRI it was discovered that she has been suffering from several stress fractures in her spine that occurred when she fell during her last seizure.  They will be visiting an orthopedic doctor to determine the best course of action.   Please pray that God would heal these fractures and relieve the pain. And please continue to pray for God to complete heal the damage done to Sandy’s brain from the stroke and that He will hold off any more seizures. 
    The local conregation in Cincinnati is helping the family out with meals as Don continues to work and tries to care for Sandy. Thank be to God for the love of our spiritual family.

    Carmen also shared this request from sister Vivian Rust.
    My Dad, Tom Kauffung, has been having back pain for quite some time.  This week he was diagnosed with 2 degenerative bone fractures in his lumbar spine.  He says he can still get around slowly if he’s very careful about how he moves.  Please pray for his strength, comfort and healing.
    Thanks for caring and praying. Your prayers can make a difference because we serve a loving and all-powerful God.

    We’ve received a prayer request from Gerald Russell of Hopkinsville, KY.  Gerald has had a stroke, and is requesting prayers for recovery and healing.

    Please find attached your personal invitation to the Unity of the Spirit and Fellowship Conference on July 29, 2017 

  9. Derrick Huntley need our prayers for a bacterial infection that caused him to have to go to the emergency room last Sabbath.

  10. From Don Henson, COGWA pastor, Wheeling, WV; Pittsburgh PA:
    Mark Sloat, age 61, a member in the Wheeling, West Virginia, congregation, is in need of prayers. Mark was found unconscious in his home two weeks ago. For several years, Mark has had issues with ulcers on his legs, caused by a vein disease. Apparently a recent outbreak of the ulcers became infected and Mark developed sepsis, a severe, life-threatening blood infection. He requires a ventilator to breathe. Doctors are considering what their next move will be. They are considering transferring him to a hospital where there are more experienced specialists, or possibly just removing the ventilator. His condition is very grave.

  11. Barbara Richardson reported that Mike continues to improve through rehabilitation. Please continue to pray for the completion of their walk through this very challenging time.

  12. The following death announcement is from Larry Sharp, CGI, Auburndale, FL Congregation.

    I received notice from Wanda Green late today that her granddaughter (Lacy Harrell) did not make it through the surgery.
    Following the birth of a baby girl, Lacy started having trouble breathing. It was determined that blood clots had apparently broken loose from somewhere and lodged in her lungs. 
    The surgery was an attempt to dissolve the blood clots. 
    No arrangements have been made as yet.  Prayers for Lacy’s family are appreciated. 

  13. Please pray for our brother in Cleveland TN, Dwayne Lewis. He is in the hospital with pneumonia. Dwayne is well into his 80’s and pneumonia can be a real problem so ask our heavenly Father to intervene on his behalf and grant him a full recovery. 

  14. Here is an updae on Laura Maynard’s son-in-law, Michael Martinez.

    Thank you so much for the prayers!  Michael is going in for minor surgery tomorrow for the kidney stone at UT Hospital Knoxville.  The formal name is “cystoscopy/laser lithotripsy” where they will go in through his back to breakup the sizable kidney stone.  It is in a difficult location, so it has been more than a routine procedure.  Please continue to pray for Michael’s recovery from both the auto accident and now this issue.  He and his family have been stretched thin by all the medical needs.

    Thank you, Laura M.

    Here is an update on Mike Roth [#55 under SICKNESS & SUFFERING, stomach cancer].

    Mike is about to wrap up the post open chemo treatment He is applying for S.S.Disability He is not able to teach school having to eat every 2 hours.  Working on moving back home to Winsconsin.  He sleeps sitting up.  He has been going thru this for 10 months now and could still use some encouragement. 

    His address is : 1142 Via Santisimo
    Rio Rico , AZ 85648

    Thanks for remembering Mike in prayer.

    Please see the update below on Geri Saha (thanks to sister Vicki Bryant).

    Happy Sabbath.

    Ken Swiger
    Pastor
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Vicki Bryant 
    Date: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:03 PM
    Subject: Update on Geri Saha
    To: Vicki Bryant

    Geri’s surgery went well. Carol Wilson was able to stay with her in the hospital. She is home now and receiving home therapy and a nurse comes in regularly. She is in a good amount of pain if she moves wrong. She will have 3 months of rehab, so it will be a slow go for a while. She appreciates your prayers on her behalf very much.
     
    Her address again is:
    Geraldine Saha
    1012 Lakeview Circle
    Ashland City, TN 37015

    Thanks so much.
     
    Vicki

    Thanks for your prayers!

    Ken Swiger
    Pastor

    United Christian Church Birmingham, AL

    Updates: Dave Havir reported last week that he thought Art Mokarow had passed, though he was having difficulty getting confirmation from the family.  Art was a long time minister.

    Allie Dart’s funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler, Wes White officiating.  The service will be streamed for those who cannot be there at http://www.stewartfamilyfuneral.com

    Continue in prayer for Ed Martell, Cat Williams, and Maverick Tucker (who, at last report, had made at least some progress).  Also pray for Bobby Franklin who is recovering from pneumonia, and Winnie Green, long time member who had cataract surgery today.

  15. Here is an update on a request sent out from Pastor David Duff, United Christian Church Birmingham. AL:

    An update from Tiffany (Martell) Lively on Ed Martell’s condition: The vascular surgery was successful. Continue in prayer that the increased circulation will assist in healing the wounds on his foot.

  16. Allison “Allie” Dart’s funeral services will be conducted on Monday, August 14 at 10 AM at the Stewart Family Funeral Home, located at 7525 Old Jacksonville Hwy in Tyler, TX. Mr. Wesley White will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Whitehouse Memorial Cemetery.

    ***
    Wayne Woodring has been released from the hospital and is resting at home and beginning a recovery period of about 10 days. Your continued prayers would be appreciated.

  17. Allie Dart, widow of Ron Dart, died peacefully Wednesday morning, August 9, 2017, while listening to Ron’s sermon “A Good Marriage.”

    xxxxx

    From Lyle Welty, COGWA pastor, Cincinnati/Dayton, OH; Columbus/Cambridge, OH; Indianapolis, IN:

    Gene Maxwell, a member in the Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio, congregation, is in a serious condition.

    Doctors did the procedure on one side of his brain to stop the bleeding. That procedure seems to have been successful. The doctors feel the bleeding has been stopped.

    There is a need to duplicate the procedure on the other side of Gene’s brain, but they can’t do that till Gene improves. After the first procedure, Gene responded well—he was able to eat, walk around and he communicated clearly. After a couple days, however, Gene took a turn for the worse. He could not get out of bed, couldn’t eat—his condition worsened to the point that he couldn’t breathe on his own. He still cannot breathe without a respirator—he is mostly unresponsive. His kidneys are weakening—which is another concern. Prayers for God’s intervention are very much needed.

    1900 Wayne Rd
    Wilmington, OH 45177

  18. Here are the details for the funeral for Allie Dart:

    Funeral services for Allie are scheduled for Monday, August 14 at 10 AM at Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler with Mr. Wesley White officiating. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Whitehouse Memorial Cemetery.

    Cathy has arranged for her service to be streamed live on the Internet via the funeral homes website. http://www.stewartfamilyfuneral.com

    Please pray for the safety of those traveling to the funeral.

    Here are updates from sister Laura Maynard on the requests she shared yesterday.

    Sophia did exceptionally well on her test. Pretty much aced it. From what I understand, this was just a pretest. The final test is to be scheduled today. I will keep you all posted as that prayer is such a lifesaver!

    Early this morning, Michael Martinez, was taken by ambulance to the hospital ER. He has a big kidney stone that he needs to pass and is in quite a bit of pain this morning. Please let’s pray that this family catches a break (no pun intended) and that Michael is free of this kidney stone/pain.

    Those who have experinced the pain and nausea of kidney stones can sympathize with Michael.

  19. SDCA Knoxville, TN

    Friends and Prayer Warriors,

    I learned that our dear sister in Christ, Allie Dart, passed away this morning. Here is text from a Face Book post from sister Linda Benton:

    Allie Dart passed away this morning at 8:52, listening to Ron’s sermon “A Good Marriage.” She went peacefully with Sammie, her aide, by her side. Details of her memorial service will follow. Thanks so much for your prayers, flowers, and cards of encouragement for her during this trial. She has finished her race–she is no longer in pain as she waits for the resurrection.

    Thanks for lifting Allie up in prayer. I will pass along the memorial information as it becomes available.

    Here are some updates and a PRASIE REPORT from our sister Laura Maynard [SDCA Knoxville]. I hope you will pause to pray (for Sophia for her test) when you receive this email.

    Today, Sophia Cesario, my granddaughter takes her HISET exam (high school equivalency test to graduate). Please keep her in your prayers.

    Also, Ted Maynard is doing very well! Thank you for your prayers as he is ready to be moved to the Praise side!

    I [Laura Maynard] am also doing much better, I had a bad episode of Fibromyalgia, Arthritis pain. I even had a rash on my face which might mean it’s now Lupus? Who knows. I had trouble moving, walking, etc. But, I am much, much better today and feeling close to normal again.

    Thank you,

    Elder Wade Johnson shared a PRAISE REPORT with me today. It goes like this:

    Wade and Sharon were traveling home from Chattanooga last Sabbath in their car. The got off the interstate at Pellissippi Parkway to head toward Oak Ridge, and from there on to their home in Clinton. Shortly after getting onto Pellissippi Parkway in Knoxville their car starting running really badly and making a terrible noise. They pulled to the side of the road.

    Wade made ready to call AAA, but a yellow TN Department of Transportation Hlpe Truck pulled up behind them almost immediately. The help truck workers looked at the car and advised Wade to NOT try to drive it any further. After Wade told them he has AAA and planned to call for a tow, they left Wade and Sharon with some bottled water and best wishes.

    Wade then called AAA and requested a tow truck. In less than 10 minutes the truck arrived and loaded their car up. They took the car to the desired shop and dropped it off and carried Wade and Sharon home. Their total time on the side of the road was less than 15 minutes! A family member loaned him a car to temporarily tide them over.

    Wade received word from the shop that the engine is toast and needs to be replaced. HOWEVER, the engine was defective and subject to a recall from the manufacturer. So, they are going to replace the engine at the manufacutrer’s expense on this car with 100k+ miles. Also, they are going to provide him with a loaner car for the 2 – 3 weeks it will take to get the engine installed.

    Brother Wade said that he had been thanking God and rejoicing BEFORE the good news about the engine. That is a lesson for all of us – when things seem bad, PRAISE GOD ANYWAY! God is ALWAYS on-duty and looking after His kids!

    Thanks for caring and praying. Remember to give THANKS to our Heavenly Father for answered prayers!

    Ken Swiger
    Pastor

    United Christian Church Birmingham. AL

    From Pastor David Duff:
    just noticed this prayer request for Ed Martell of Ohio from his daughter Tiffany. He has a wound on the bottom of his foot that won’t heal, and is scheduled for surgery Friday. He is also fighting an infection in the leg and is on aggressive antibiotics. Ed and family have been long time friends of this ministry.

  20. After additional testing, Sandra Dreaden has been diagnosed with incurable, stage four metastatic disease. The testing, which included a full-body PET scan and liver biopsy pathology analysis, shows the cancer did not originate in the liver or gall bladder (or pancreas, upper GI, stomach, colon, lungs, ovaries or breasts).

    The origin is unknown, but it has metastasized to the liver causing adenocarcinoma with large and numerous tumors in both the left and right lobes. Surgery is not an option, and Sandra has chosen not to pursue chemotherapy or radiation treatment. The oncologist agrees this would not give her much more time or improve her quality of life. Your continued prayers for God’s mercy, healing as He wills, and strength and faith to face the days ahead would be very much appreciated. The prayers, cards, concern and words of encouragement from brethren have been more comforting than you will ever know. Sandra would also appreciate your prayers that she will be able to attend the Feast—her fiftieth.

    2957 Parsonage Ln
    Crestview, FL 32539

  21. Here is an update on Allie Dart from SDCA Knoxville, TN last evening. Let us ask our Heavenly Father to grant Allie and her family peace. It is appointed for us to die once and then comes the resurrection for those who are in Christ Jesus. Allie and her family have been long time soldiers of Christ and now it is time for her to rest from her labors.

    Friends and Partners in Prayer,

    Please remember to be in prayer for our sister in the faith and cofounder of Christian Educational Ministries, Allie Dart.

    Allie is under Hospice care, and as expected, her health is deteriorating. Friends who visited her on Sunday said she was resting peaceably, and that her caregiver is doing a good job tending to her needs.

    Let’s ask God for His mercy for Allie as her life’s journey comes to an end. Let’s also thank Him for her influence in the lives of so many of us and our children.

  22. Deneen Sinon (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) requests your prayers for her brother-in-law, Travis. He is a self-employed electrician working off a ladder when he was stung in his stomach by wasps. He fell 10 feet from the ladder, punctured his hand and bruised his ribs. Travis doesn’t heal as well as the average person so this is a real concern to the family as well as the doctors. He was able to move his hand and fingers but it is too early to determine if there will be nerve damage in his hand. He is being treated by strong antibiotics. He is scheduled for an appointment with a hand specialist tomorrow (Thursday) morning in Colorado. Your prayers for Travis and his wife, Janine, and the family would be greatly appreciated.

    ***

    Though Wayne Woodring’s surgery was successful it lasted much longer than expected. The surgeon said that the gallstone was twice as big as the largest one he’d ever seen. Wayne is recovering but is understandably in quite a bit of pain. The hope is he can get up and move around by tomorrow. Your continued prayers would be appreciated.

  23. Mr. Jim Reyer was a pastor rank minister who was the Pasadena Imperial AM Pastor in the late 80’s. In the early 90’s, he was transferred to the Montana-Wyoming area. I believe he was originally from Indiana. His first wife, Alice, died of cancer after they moved out here to Pasadena. She is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. He is to be cremated and his urn buried in Montana next to his daughter, Rhonda. They are planning a private family burial ceremony, with perhaps a memorial service later.

    Mr. Reyer would have been 86 on September 27. He had a bad stroke a couple years ago and was paralyzed on his left side. This was more difficult for him because he was left handed. He is survived by his second wife, Sondra, his son Dan and his daughter Laurie (not certain of the spelling) who is married to Denny Sexton.

    xxxxx

    Your prayers are requested for Wayne Woodring (Tyler, TX) who was admitted to the hospital early yesterday morning due to gall stones and related issues. He was scheduled for surgery this morning to remove a gall stone from the bile duct coming out of the gall bladder and is expected to be quite complicated. Surgery is expected in the next few days to remove his gall bladder. Your prayers for Wayne and his wife, Joanne, would be very much appreciated.

  24. John Crow (COGWA: St. Petersburg FL) has been released from the hospital and is at home. His incident was caused by a lack of magnesium in his system. To get things back to normal his diet will be modified by including bananas, nuts and yoghurt. He will be restricted from operating a vehicle for the time being. John and Bobbie appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

    xxxxx

    Allie Dart (widow of Ron Dart) of Whitehouse, TX, entered into hospice early last week. The latest report mentioned that her cancer has aggressively spread to many organs in her body. Let’s all ask our loving Father for a total and complete healing.

  25. Geri Saha is scheduled to go into surgery early this Monday AM for a shoulder replacement. The protocol is for her to be in the hospital for 2 days. Please pray for protection while in the hospital, the surgeon’s skills, for God’s intervention for a spectacular outcome and Geri’s peace of mind. Geri has had two major surgeries in the last 2 years and is weary from it all. If you would like to send her a card, her address is:

    Geraldine Saha
    1012 Lakeview Circle
    Ashland City, TN 37015

  26. No new requests this time; only updates that resound as PRAISE REPORTS. Here are three updates from sister Laura Maynard [SDCA Knoxville].

    Malinda Martinez (my daughter) had her knee procedure to remove the cyst and it went very well. She had immediate relief from the pain. It’s possible she may have to go through this again down the road. But, for now, it is definite praise and she can come off the Sickness/Suffering list. Thank you for the prayers!

    Michael Martinez (my son-in-law) has been making significant progress, can walk with a walker now and has physical therapy over the next couple months so that he can be right as rain soon. Again, a big thank you! It’s amusing as their baby, Lauralee, is starting to walk now and so Michael and Lauralee are both at it.

    Hubby, Ted Maynard – his back is much, much better now. He is improving daily. Once again, thank you for the prayers! He had a big turn around this last weekend and I know if was from the prayer!

    Be encouraged; God is good and He does hear and answer our prayers!

    Ken Swiger
    Pastor

    United Christian Church Birmingham, AL

    A few days ago Melissa Mercer was admitted to the hospital with wounds that weren’t healing due to vascular problems, and pneumonia. While she was released earlier today, we are sure that prayers would still be appreciated.

    Newborn Maverick Tucker has been experiencing breathing difficulties. He appears to be making some progress, but prayers are still needed.

    Please continue in prayer for Cat Williams who remains in a SNF with dementia. There are issues over her medication which she tries to refuse, but is given to her anyway.

    The following request was sent by Janet Treadway regarding Jared Biro and forwarded to me by Richard Kisel:

    Janet Treadway
    During my break I wanted to post this urgent prayer request. I was given permission that I could do so. They say the prayers of may produce much. Even though you don’t know him and I don’t I am still heartbroken of what he is going through. Here is the prayer request. He is in a lot of pain. Pray that God will heal this young man and remove the pain. God is indeed our healer. YOU MAY PASS THIS PRAYER REQUEST TO OTHERS. Let’s pray for a miracle.

    Jared Biro, 40 year old …son of Skip Biro of the Raleigh NC congregation, has been battling cancer for over two years. The original cancer that extended from his voice box to the back of his nose was the largest field of its kind the doctors at Duke had seen. He was treated with chemo and radiation for five months. Then in May 2016 scans showed the original cancer field was clear, but there were new spots in his bronchial area and lungs. He was treated with immunotherapy for another five months, but this did not shrink the cancer and a new growth started coming up on the right side of his jaw at the parotid gland. The growth on the parotid gland is causing extreme pain, facial paralysis and is preventing him from opening his jaw to eat. He was then treated with another type of chemotherapy until April of this year when scans showed no improvement of the cancer in his chest area and the growth on the parotid gland increased even further (it’s now about the size of a golf ball) increasing the pain and further restricting him from eating. We are now making weekly trips from North Carolina to Charleston, SC to participate in a clinical trial of a new drug in combination with an immunotherapy drug. So far there has been no improvement and the facial pain has increased further hampering his ability to eat. His weight has dropped from 190 lbs. to under 130. He has been anointed throughout this process and we are desperately in need of God’s divine intervention and deliverance. (From Skip Biro and family).

    Forwarded by Richard Kisel

    Richard Kisel also request pray on behalf of his family:

    DEATH IN MY FAMILY: My last aunt, Aunt Marge, the youngest of 9 children of my Father’s siblings, was born in about 1930, only 6 years older than me. Marge died on Monday, 7/31, ending her suffering. She was cremated. She had Alzheimer’s (and other ailments) as did my Father and 2 other aunts. All grew up in Cleveland Ohio. But Marge moved to the Doylestown area near Philadelphia some years ago to live with her son and to be near her grandchildren. My sister is driving up for the small memorial service on 8/12.

  27. Gene Maxwell, a member in the COGWA, Henderson, Kentucky, congregation, had a serious cerebral hemorrhage and going into emergency surgery within the hour (12:20). The procedure is complex and there is a possibility he will not survive the surgery, and if he does survive, there could be lasting damage to his kidneys along with other complications. There is also the possibility that the procedures will require additional surgeries to stem the damage from the stroke. His wife, Linda, is with him but all other family members live some distance away. The Maxwell’s would appreciate your prayers for a safe and successful surgery and a rapid healing.

    xxxxx

    From Larry Neff, COGWA pastor, Berthoud & Castle Rock, CO:

    Nearly a year ago (Aug. 10, 2016) a prayer request was sent out for Teresa Gueller of the Berthoud, Colorado, Congregation. She was suffering with diabetes and kidney failure, with a host of symptoms. Since then it has been a rocky road with numerous critical times, visits to the hospital, dialysis four times a week, and so on. A major step forward was taken a few weeks ago when Teresa received a kidney transplant. She is now in a long recovery process from this surgery and so far it has gone well and the new kidney is not being rejected.

    There is still much concern because of the underlying problem, her malfunctioning pancreas and resultant diabetes. She still deals with a host of symptoms—muscle cramps, chills, difficulty walking, vision problems such as glaucoma and cataracts, breathing problems, fluctuating blood pressure along with others. According to the doctors, it is necessary to wait a couple of years before pursuing the option of a pancreas transplant. Teresa and her husband, Nathan, truly appreciate the prayers offered on their behalf and would appreciate continued prayers for a full recovery from the recent transplant surgery and moving forward to the next major step toward good health. Teresa is 40 years old and they have a 7-year-old son, Jeremiah.
    11021 Brighton Rd
    Henderson, CO 80640
    Email: mteresagueller@hotmail.com

    xxxxx

    John Crow (COGWA: St. Petersburg, FL) )had a brief seizure yesterday afternoon followed by a short period of unresponsiveness. The EMT’s told his wife, Bobbie, he began to come around as they were putting him in the ambulance. When she finally saw him in the Emergency Room, he had no recollection of what had happened and wanted to know what he was doing in the hospital. All that is known at this point is that it was definitely a seizure—NO indication of stroke. Preliminary testing uncovered a serious depletion of magnesium in his system, which is known to cause seizures. He is now awake and alert and is scheduled for an MRI, neurologist visit, etc., to try to home in on the cause and subsequent treatment. Bobbie adds, “He would really appreciate prayers that the doctors will be able to find and treat the underlying problem.

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