Joseph Batitto is having surgery this morning at MCV. Please be in prayer for him today during surgery and for his recovery. Here is his description of what they are doing: “I’m having a cervical anterior fusion. They have to operate on my vertebrae in my neck. They will go through my throat and move my vocal cords and then take the bone spurs out of my neck that are pinching all the nerves and fix the herniated discs. I have four discs that will have a plate and titanium screws through them. The dangers are I could lose mobility of my right arm and hand or lose my voice completely or have it changed from the operation.”
Randy just notified us that his surgery has been postponed for now. Thank you for your prayers.
Your prayers are needed and appreciated for Randy Capel. Randy will have double knee surgery Monday, Sept. 29th at St. Francis. He will also be getting a filter in to help with previous blood clot issues.
Joe Elliott (father of Mary Ellen Clark) He has been in MCV since Monday and is having a heart cauterization and possible stent Thursday 9/25. Mary Ellen would appreciate your prayers.
A prayer request for Billie Osborne who has a colon infection and also took a little tumble recently. No injuries from the tumble but the colon has her on antibiotics and not feeling very well. Thank You Prayer Warriors!
Marshall Burke passed away last night. A memorial service will be held at IBC on Sat. Sept. 27th at 2pm. Further details will be provided when known. Your prayers are needed and appreciated for the family. If you would like to sign up, you can access the meal schedule by clicking here, or by visiting TakeThemAMeal.com and locating the schedule by recipient last name (Burke) and password (12510). In lieu of providing a meal, gift cards to Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread or Cracker Barrel would also be appreciated.
Dwight Harro’s father, Dale is now with the Lord. Dale passed away last night peacefully. The family would appreciate your prayers through this time and for safe travel.
Ken and Shirley Winebarger would appreciate continued prayers for Ken’s sister, Jackie. She had her first chemo treatment, pray she will not have bad side effects.
Continued prayers for those who are unemployed and seeking jobs, home-bound and missionaries.
Linda Hudson is doing well following reconstruction ankle surgery. Your prayers are needed and appreciated. Ron and Linda will be traveling today. Linda has doctor orders to remain off the ankle for several months. We will update you with needs as they are known.
From Connie and Dale Griffith: We are not members yet but we have been attending The Bridge since October of last year when we moved here from Georgia. Please pray for the Griffith and Sass families as we mourn the loss of my father, Ed Griffith. He died this morning after a long bought with diabetes from kidney failure and congestive heart failure. He is now with the Father in heaven but we will miss him dearly.
Congratulations to Katie and Sean Etheridge on the birth of their first born, Elsie Elizabeth, yesterday, September 8th. She weighed in at 7lbs 10oz and was 19 inches long. May God bless her with joy and good health.
From Ken & Shirley Winebarger: update of Jackie, Ken’s sister. She went to the doctor today and she does have lymphoma. They are pretty positive that it is a low grade. This will be confirmed next Tuesday. Chemo should start next Thursday and repeat every 3 weeks until cured. The port implant will be put in next Monday or Tuesday. She already has stints in her kidneys due to the large mass in her stomach and they are uncomfortable. We appreciate your prayers so much.
Thank you for your prayers for the start of our new Children’s Ministry. We know that your prayers were heard. We experienced God as he sent helpers that were needed and peace when things were not always clear. We can report that all children were safe and that they heard truth from His word. Our children need our prayers and I ask that you continue to prayer for the Children’s Ministry as we plant seeds of God’s truth into the hearts and minds of His Children.
Prayer for Andy Greene (16), IBC member and daughter of Kathleen Greene Arthur. She will be tested for cancer this Wednesday at 3pm at St. Mary’s. She has been having problems with her lymph nodes.
From Jay Brown: “My friend has asked if we can pray and add her family to our prayer list. Her name is Eileen , and her children are Bobby and Morgan. Without going into much detail, they are needing complete physical healing. They have been dealing with many physical problems for months, and would love our prayers. They have visited IBC when they could , and feel God’s warmth and presence when they are there. God knows their every need, please lift up this lovely family.”