Zachary Schoppert – Having a port inserted on Friday for administering Chemo. Prayer for Zachary’s healing and for peace during procedures.
Ken Winebarger: He did get the kidney stone removed yesterday; however they prescribed an antibiotic for him to take; he took it and had a bad reaction to it last night and Shirley had to take him to the ER at St. Francis. They gave him IVs and kept him for observation overnight. They will not release him today until he can hold down some food on his stomach. Continued prayers are appreciated.
Mary Belcher: Not doing well. She has a Uti infection, a lot of nausea and still is not eating much. Doesn’t want anything. Only prayers can help right now. Please join others in prayer for her.
Joyce Dunn: She is recovering very well from her knee replacement surgery yesterday. Thank you for continued prayers as she heals.
Carol Bickers wishes to thank her faith friends at Ironbridge for their prayers, visits and cards during her recent illness. She promises to be back in church soon.
Prayer for Jon Loftis and son-in-law Clint Raspberry who will leave this Tuesday with five others traveling to central Asia. (Please pray for safety, good health travel mercies, etc.) Clint and his wife, Amanda, will be returning to that area as full time missionaries at a later date.
Ralph Dunn asked prayer for his wife, Joyce, who is scheduled for knee replacement on Wednesday. However, she slipped and her side was under the spikes of a yard aerator and she had to have stitches in the ER so they are not sure about the surgery.
Ken Winebarger: The nurse called this morning and they moved his surgery up to this afternoon – Thursday, Sep 28. We were so thankful. However, the doctor wasn’t able to take out the stone. He put a stint in and they will try again next week. We appreciate continued prayer.
Please pray for Ken Winebarger. Shirley just called (4:45 pm) and he has a very large kidney stone that must be removed. However, he cannot be scheduled until Friday. He is in dire pain with pain meds and anti-nausea meds. Shirley is taking him home now from the urologist office. Thank you for praying.
Barbara Fletcher-Smith has been attending IBC for a couple months. She will be having shoulder surgery at Chippenham on Sept. 28th and would appreciate prayers.
My niece, Madison King–My husband, Chris Anderson, and our family have been attending Ironbridge for about a year. Our niece Madison is 19 and was recently diagnosed with a heart condition called PSVT – Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia. This is an Electrophysiological condition that causes an abnormally fast heart beat that begins and ends suddenly, which can last from a few minutes to several hours. A resting heart rate is usually 60-100 beats per minute and in a PVST attack can beat as fast as 160-280 beats per minute.
Madison will be having heart surgery tomorrow, Friday 9/22, and we appreciate your prayers for God’s plan, presence, peace and protection in every detail of the surgery and recovery. It will be long, as they will first have to locate the places in her heart that electrically aren’t working correctly. If those are too close to certain areas within the heart, they cannot do the cardiac ablation. She knows that God created her heart and holds it in His hands.
Thank you for your prayers! Jennifer & Chris Anderson
Sheila Keys update: PRAISE….Sheila Keys underwent surgery this past Tuesday for breast cancer and the lymph nodes were found to be clear!!! She is recovering at home awaiting a radiation schedule. Pray for her doctors and wisdom regarding whether or not she will need to do chemo. Sheila is resting in God through all of this and she wants Him to receive all the glory for healing her body! For Cards: 13903 Twin Cliffs Lane, Chester VA 23831
Carol Bickers — undergoing surgery this morning and will be in CCU at St. Francis Medical Ctr.
Mary Frances Messenger: Her back surgery went well; she will be released to go home on Friday; however, she wishes to have no visitors at this time. For cards: Mrs. Mary Frances Messenger, 5231 Misty Spring Drive, Midlothian VA 23112
CAROL BICKERS is in St. Francis Medical Ctr with pneumonia. Please pray. She is in room 507 — phone number in room is 594-7507.
PRAISE! The Wells’ have purchased a van from mission $$ raised for their work with the children in Costa Rica! God is Jehovah Jireh!