Obra, Shamim, Zach, Aaron and Nadia are on travel this week.
Betsy and Marianne are on travel this week.
Father and Alice are on travel this week.
Don, Sandy and Nick are on travel this week.
Chris, Stephanie, Andrew and Alex are on travel this week.
Jan is on travel this week to be with Danielle during her surgery.
Hal Cochran, a good friend of Al Ryan, is nearing the end of his time here on earth. A long time smoker, there is nothing more that can be done for his cancer. Please pray for a peaceful transition for Al from this world to that of our Lord. His wife Lorraine passed away five years ago from diabetes complications. His two sons Tom and Paul are taking their father’s impending departure very hard. Please pray for Tom, Paul and the rest of Hal’s family and friends who remain behind.
Repose of the Soul
Julie Fish, a 30 year old daughter of a friend of Melanie Zimmers, passed the afternoon of 23 August 2009. She leaves behind a husband and 3 children aged 2-5. When Julie was pregnant with their last child, she was diagnosed with this unusual cancer that normally runs in men aged 50 and older. It is a rapid growing one that takes the pancreas and liver, so it is very painful and brutal. Please pray for the repose of her soul and for comfort for her husband and family who remain behind.
Pauline Gray passed away the morning of 23 August 2009 due to double pneumonia in Pensacola, Florida. She is the mother of Commander Obra Gray for whom we prayed while he was deployed to Iraq and on various carrier deployments. Pray for the repose of her soul and for comfort for her husband and family who remain behind. Give thanks Obra was able to be with her when she left for home. Pray for safe travel for her family coming together this week.
Frank Toews and Ryan Williams members of the Christian African Inland Mission were killed as the result of an aircraft accident on 1 August 2009, near the Nairobi Willson Airport. Pilot Frank Toews did not survive the accident. Mechanic Ryan Williams was badly injured. On 7 August 2009, he succumbed to burn injuries after being medivaced to South Africa. Please pray for the repose of their souls and for their families who remain here on earth. In particular we ask that you pray for comfort and guidance for the families who remain behind here on earth having lost their husband, father, brother and son; for Tiffany and the Toews kids; for Dawn and the Williams kids. Pray also for those of AIM Air who have lost two fine comrades. Remember always that freedom is not free. Not our country and not our Lord. He brings us freedom, but the earthly cost can be high. It is paid with the blood, sweat and tears of His closest.
Ken passed away 4 August 2009. Please pray for his soul and comfort for his family who remain behind.
Salvador (cancer), Marge, Karl, Christian, Wanda, Lois, Jennette (Alzheimer’s), Ruth, Connie, Tom, Crystal, Thomas, Hadley, Diane, Norm, Gregory, Nancy, Bill (infection), Ernie, Ray, Hazel, Bruce (heart attack), Susanne, Paul (stroke), Ralph+ (prostate cancer), Allison (kidney), Bill (ETOH poisoning and gout), Kai, Jay, Tim, Diane, Amy (Thyroid cancer), Evelyn, Debbie, Joanna (stroke) [granddaughter of Father Holland a diocesan priest], June (cancer surgery), Susan, Jeff, David (leg injury), Judy, who suffers from mental illness, is undergoing tests for cancer, Greg, June (cancer), David (leg sprain), Cheri, David, Ben, Michael (heart valve replacement), Walter (skin cancer), Gabriella (surgery), Curtis, Doyle, Martha, Muriel, Richard, Ralph+, Jeffrey, Rod, Gary, Mark, Jeffery, Charles (restricted artery to brain and broken arm), Amy (staph infection), Jennifer, Curtis, Steve (cancer), Paula, Ashton, Marjorie, Mike G, Uni (congestive heart failure, infection), Dave (knee surgery), Karl (shoulder surgery), Jeffrey (testing), Gary (sepsis; diabetic), Jim (stomach cancer), Eunice
Danielle has received good news; her cancer is slow growing and the oncologist expects it to be fully treatable with radiation (the earlier report was being fast growing and questionable as to treatment). Please pray for her neck surgery on Wednesday to remove lymph nodes and damaged tissue prior to the start of radiation. Her husband, Eric, is requesting leave or delay in deployment overseas on Monday.
Jacquie is recovering from successful abdominal surgery on Monday 24 August 2009. Please pray for her rapid and full recovery.
Jackie was involved in a rollover car accident, her passenger was not injured, but she sustained a serious head injury. She is in an induced coma. Please pray the swelling will subside and she will regain consciousness and return to a normal life. Pray for the medical team treating her that they might do their best. Pray for her and her family who are very worried about her that they might lay their worries out for God to carry.
Bashir Ahmed, father of Shamim Gray, father in law of Commander Obra Gray for whom we prayed while he was deployed to Iraq and on various carrier deployments, is gravely ill. Bashir lives in London. He was in the hospital for some time. They have been able to do little for him and have sent him home. It should be good for him to be home. His wife will be able to rest now and he may well do better being at home Please pray God will deliver a miraculous recovery for Bashir; if that not be God’s will, a departure in peace to His world for him. Please pray God will extend His Grace to Bashir and his family and that they will accept. Shamim keeps her faith in the Lord. Above all, please pray also for his family to open their hearts to accept all God’s love will bring them.
Tom S, recovering from brain surgery and continuing radiation treatment.
Maureen had two heart valves replaced on Sunday in Orange County. Surgery went smoothly and the recovery is going well. She remains in SICU, but on Tuesday she had walked 100 feet and was feeding herself sitting upright in bed. The external pace maker continues to keep her heart rate up so as to provide sufficient blood flow to her kidneys and a couple of the drainage tubes are still in place removing fluid. As the heart settles down, having been messed with, it should keep her pressure at the correct level and fluid will be properly removed so the pacemaker can be removed and the drainage tube come out. She is doing remarkably well and will remain on antibiotics to ensure any residual infection is minimized. Scott and Maureen thank you for your prayers!
Vera Zimmers had successful surgery last Monday for early stage two colon cancer. That is the end of the treatment, no chemotherapy. Please pray for a complete recovery.
Madelynn Calvert born Sunday 7 June 2009 to Sarah at 24 weeks and one pound seven ounces. She is doing well and at her second month weighs is 3 pounds 1oz. She is having surgery this weekend to put her abdomen back together, no more colostomy bag. She is doing good, but not eating; surgery will be now instead of at 8 pounds. Good news, her brain bleed has resolved on its own and both eye exams came back great! Please give thanks for all the good to date and continue to pray for her continued growth and improvement.
Mark Wilson underwent skin cancer surgery on his face 21 May 2009. He just completed four weeks of radiation treatment. He is concerned about the effect this will have on his business. Please pray for his peace of mind and well as remission of the cancer.
Hy cannot put much weight on her leg. She does not know why and so far the doctors have not been able to diagnose a problem. But, things are much better and she is getting around on using a cane. She asks you pray for her healing and guidance for those treating her.
Mary Garcia fell and broke her hip on 18 April 2009. She had successful surgery and made it home. She is having problems with diet and her diabetes. Please pray for Mary to accept God’s help with her various difficulties and also for Gil to have strength to care for her.
Lise, originally diagnosed with "peritoneal cancer", has undergone multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. Lise's doctors hope she is in remission, but are uncertain and do not know if she will be with us for more than a year. Her friend requests that you please pray for continued healing and full remission for Lise; and, and please pray that God might give wisdom and guidance to all of her medical providers. Lise appreciates your support and prayers.
Jan has just recovered from her fifth cancer surgery. The medical prognosis is good. Her friend asks you pray for Jan's continued healing and complete remission; and, please pray God might give wisdom and guidance to all of her medical providers.
Lauralee underwent a lumpectomy on Friday after Thanksgiving. Another anomaly has been discovered and she is back into preventative radiation treatment. Please pray for a complete remission of the cancer. Pray also Lauralee will maintain her great attitude and trust in God.
Tim, brother of Lauralee, had a stroke and extremely high blood pressure and is now recovering. Pray for a full recovery.
Mary Parker is home. Please give thanks for her great recovery and continued progress.
Evelyn Hunt has asked for prayers of dealing with the residual pain and other problems from her leg. She appreciates the phone calls. Most importantly, pray for her to keep a good attitude and maintain a trust in God, so she will not worry.
Miney Farrell is thankful for her recovery from pneumonia. She is enjoying having her son and daughter in law back from a month trip around the Pacific.
Lorraine Winkles is still dealing with shingles (now over 34 months). The level of discomfort varies but the condition is persisting. She is in amazing spirits and sends her love to all.
Kay Denton (Mrs. Kay) is still home and doing pretty well considering the bones in her neck and hands are degenerating as a side effect of her kidney failure. Mrs. Kay asks that everyone who is praying for her know how grateful she is for their prayers. As always, she retains her trust in the Lord and her positive attitude.
Nicole Ethridge - age 28, mother of two - has a form of liver disease FSCS, which was causing her liver to shut down. The disease has apparently gone into semi-remission. She is doing very well and coming off medications. Please pray for her continued remission and her continued faith and good spirits, as well as strength to take care of her children.
Caroline (age 11, leukemia recurrence) is doing very well following her bone marrow transplant 17 July 2008. Please keep praying as Caroline has a 40% chance of recurrence of her leukemia.
Natalie (age 10, leukemia recurrence) has not responded to any treatment since her relapse. She is nearing the end of her time here on earth unless there is a God given miraculous remission of the cancer. Her family knows Natalie is in God's hands and they are praying for a miracle. Help them with their faith, let them understand God does not always give what we want, but what we need. As she apparently nears the end of her time here on earth please pray for her transition to home and for her family who will be, of necessity, left behind.
Tom, Mary, Lloyd & Jennifer to be guided to a church
Breyana, Vie, Asha, Cory, Heather, Holly, Ken, Maruja, William, Phil, Sandy, Larraine, Brad, Brian, Jennifer, Margie, Rick, Susan, Curtis, Donny, Chris, Eric (job), Andrew, Keith (job decision), Sara (God's grace and His patience), Mark, Alexandra, Perlita, Lewis, Sam, Susie, Dru, Jack, Tina, William, Christina, Tuck, Lorraine (death of husband), Jeff, Christiana (God’s grace), Tara (divorce), Patricia & her family, Errin, Elizabeth, Brandon, Steven, Nelson, Ashley, Virginia, Betty who is considering moving into an assisted living home, Nick, Pat, Caroline, Stephen, Greg (vocation guidance and training for the diaconate), Stephanie, Richard, Daniel, Boo (death of her husband), Sheryl, Edward, Madeleine B, Caroline B, Jeannie, Rachel
Paul S suffers from severe schizophrenia remains stable with his medication, but needs God’s guidance. He gives thanks for improvement in his housing situation.
Linda is embarking on a new venture to bring music therapy to developmentally challenged young people from a Christian perspective. She is investigating the potential need and environment south of the American border. She asks that you pray for her that she might discern God’s will, her abilities and the need; grant her safe travel.
Hap asks you to pray that he might be able to trust God will help him make the right decisions at the right time and not to worry uselessly.
Guidance and Protection
Economic Guidance and Assistance
Keith has been unable to find any full-time work since his custom home drafting business of 25 years really dropped off last year. He is working as a handyman, doing tile work, painting, home repairs, etc. Their family has a great deal of debt fromSusanne’s medical needs. Pray also for God's peace to comfort them and for His leading and wisdom to be very evident to them.
Mark’s business is very very slow, he asks that God point him to new markets and give him guidance in following God’s will that his business might survive and his employees not lose their livelihood.
Please give thanks for Kevin in the UK who has found a job. Please continue to pray he will find a position that will maintain his family and where he can use his talents to make a positive impact on the world. Please pray also for his family, in particular his wife Beverley, that they might open their hearts and minds to God’s guidance.
To Find Employment
Peter, Russell, Kris, Eric, Keith, Kevin and Eric each to find a job that will allow them to use their skill and talent to make their new employer more successful.
Shawna’s father lost his job in March 2009. After 33 years of working, he has been unable to find work. Please pray that he will find a job that will allow him to use his talents to make his new employer more successful. Pray also that he might put his trust in the Lord and look outward; that he might turn his heart away from depression and towards God. Pray also for his family in this very stressful time. Shawna ask that we pray for all those out of work that they might find gainful employment. There is little worse for a person than no work to turn to and no way to support their family.
Homebound/Aged and Infirm
Mary, Donna, Betty, Noko, Adelaide, Evelyn, Lorraine, Ellie
Armed Forces & Contractors
Tillman, Justin, Evan, RJ, Matt, Phillip, Julian, John Kelly (USN - USS Ronald Reagan), Evan (USMC-Afghanistan), Eric (USN-Afghanistan), Stuart (USMC-Afghanistan), Airman Donny Patton is attending Technical Training School in the electronics field in Wichita Falls, TX, Eric (USN-Afghanistan through May 2010),
Sonny Discar gives thanks for a full recovery from the Swine Flu (H1H1 virus.
Ryan Wyckoff (15), son of Kevin and Lisa Wyckoff friends of the Arnold family from Wasilla, Alaska, is being treated for Wilson’s Disease, a treatable failure of the liver to throw off copper. He has recently been responding to medication and is making objective progress. Please pray a prayer of thanksgiving for this wonderful turn. The Wyckoffs’ faith is broad, as well as deep. Pray they continue to pull with together with God in all this, accepting all the help He gives them.
Naomi gives thanksgiving for delivery of her child. Please pray for her child’s continued growth.
Aaron gives thanks for being selected to Lieutenant Commander.
Chaplain Larry Witherspoon is returning to work after a stroke before Christmas. With God’s strength holding him up, he made incredible progress. Please give thanks on behalf of Larry, his wife Sheila and his family.
Tieko received a kidney transplant and appears to be doing well. Please give thanks for the successful surgery and pray there will be no rejection.
Vince (12 yrs) has bone cancer (a teammate of Andrew B). Please give thanks for his completion of chemotherapy and doing well in follow-up. Please pray non-recurrence of the cancer, as well as that he and his family might put their trust in God and accept His comfort and encouragement in this difficult time.
Jesse gives thanks for a successful a mission trip to Costa Rica.
Erika gives thanks for a successful a mission trip to Panama.
Please pray for all of our students and teachers as they begin another school year that it may be productive in education in the truth and for developing good citizens for our country.
Around the world, Christians are under attack, not only in the Muslim world, but from Hindus and others in India. Also, they are under continual attack in the western world as it becomes actively atheist or pro-devil buddy. Please pray for God’s guidance and protection for all persecuted Christians and those around them.
Free Teen Guitar Class
Please join us in praying that the Free Teen Guitar Class will be an opportunity for God to work in the lives of the kids and their families. Help us to let the love of our Lord shine through us into their lives, putting Him first, so that He might enter in to their hearts and lives.