July 24, 2015

Shirley Toler has requested prayer for her sister June who is having surgery today.  June has been really ill because of 3 blockages between her stomach and intestines and they will try to resolve by putting in stints.  Please pray successful surgery and peace for the family.

July 20, 2015

Please continue to pray for Ken, Veronica and their families. Ken died yesterday. http://www.nbc12.com/story/29582522/chesterfield-father-dies-following-crash-on-i-85


Ironbridge Church family we felt your prayers on our sore feet last night as the parents and children came running into Bridge Camp and VBS Thailand Trek. We had 120 + a few, children to come into His house to draw closer to the Lord. We had a huge outpouring of youth and adult workers. It was wonderful to see everyone come together to bring honor and glory to our Lord.

Please continue to pray for safety as the temperature rises. Pray for those children who are drawing closer to the Lord.  Pray that we may allow the Holy Spirit to guide us. Pray for all teachers, helpers, leaders, youth and adults to remain health and patient as we work with His children. Pray that we keep the focus on our Lord and Savior.

Thank you for your prayers and your encouragement.

Bridge Camp/Thailand Trek Team

July 17, 2015

Prayer request from Julie Marshall’s mother, their real estate agent Veronica Barksdale’s fiance Ken is in a hospital in Wake Forest. He and a group of friends were on their motorcycles and a tractor trailer ran through them. He’s lost a leg and is in critical condition. Ken lives in Colonial Heights. Praying for strength and healing.

July 14, 2015

Prayers of healing for Bill Black whom has been battling pneumonia for 6 weeks would be appreciated. His doctor believes Bill has another 3 weeks before this battle ends.

July 2, 2015

Your prayers are needed and appreciated for Sherry Hoover as she recovers from dental surgery.


From Gary Ringstaff–update on Denise:  My girl is doing real well. No pain meds and healing nicely. She has kind of over done it this week since her favorite cousin was here but I am going to see to it that she rest this weekend. We see the doctor next Thursday. Thanks so much to everyone who called, brought food, sent cards and most of all prayed.

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Denise Ringstaff had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer last week.  She had had several tests, and they did a biopsy today to make sure it has not gone into her lymph node. They met with a surgeon on Wed, June 24th, to discuss surgery and treatment. We have been able to talk to Jordan by satellite phone so he knows. We ask your prayers for this to have not gone into her lymph node, for an early surgery and for peace of mind. We know God has this.  Update:  Denise had surgery today and everything went well…the surgeon said everything went perfect.  God is an awesome God.  Thanks to all who have prayed and continue to pray for a good recovery.

June 22, 2015

Just a reminder to keep the following in your prayers this week:

Pastor Chris and his chaperones are escorting 37 students to Go Tell Camp in Duluth, GA.  They left this morning very early and will return late Friday.

IBC is hosting SBCV Fusion Mission group of 80 students and chaperones.  They are staying over- night in our building every night through Wednesday.  They are all here working on missions as part of a statewide SBCV initiative. Many thanks to the volunteers whom are feeding and taking care of the students and chaperones during their stay at The Bridge.


Catherine and Phil (Wycliffe translators) and their 21 yr old son, John.  Their son was hiking in Knoxville two weeks ago and fell 25 ft. He broke his back. He is in a Knoxville hospital waiting for a rehab bed to be available closer to their home base in NC.   Phil and Catherine have been encouraged by God’s provision of a great surgeon for John immediately after his fall. They are hopeful that he will walk again .


Update on John:  

We received news this morning that there is a bed for John at Carolinas Rehab. After talking with the case manager, we feel that John would do well going in our van – so we hope to leave as soon as he can be discharged from here (next couple of hours).  Please pray for the trip and logistics of getting John out of UT Medical and into Carolinas Rehab.

June 16, 2015

Arrangements for Heidi Hayes mother, Carolyn Lohr, will be Saturday at 11:00 at Chester Baptist Church. Not having a separate visitation and the burial will be just family. Prayers for the family are needed and appreciated.