Feb. 23, 2015

Prayers are needed and appreciated for:
  • The Austin familyTerry Austin has been diagnosed with cancer and will be starting chemo and radiation on March 10th.  Also, the family would appreciate meals provided during this difficult time of treatment and recovery; it would help the Austins out tremendously.  Follow this link to “Take Them a Meal” and sign up to bless this family.  They live in Richmond City, however, they are willing to work with you to make arrangements on receiving the meal.  There are four members in the family –Terry, Tracia and two 18yr old sons, Seth and Joshua.  http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=WKIR3308
  • Julie Marshall’s cousin Lisa (age 40) has battled multiple health issues the last two years and is having her right foot amputated Monday, February 23. Her mom, sister and stepdad died in a nine-year span and her father’s not in good health, and she’s feeling very alone. She and her ex husband have three boys ages 10, 11, and 12.
  • From Minnie & Wayne Spiggle: Our sister in law Linda Parady died on Saturday afternoon.  Albert had put her in a hospice program on Tuesday after a fall at home on Monday evening and was told that Linda might linger a couple days or couple hours.  We do not know the entire immediate family’s relationship with Christ, but we do know that Linda was devoted to Him and was counting down the time to see His face and hear His voice.  We request prayers for the family and for the witnessing of this relationship from those within Linda’s church and the extended family that it might be the seed that draws others to ask questions and dig for answers about the joy we share when they feel only pain and separation. Praise God’s name that He answers our prayers in His time, every time.
  • Linda Donovan is at Chippenham hospital in the ER. She was in an accident and has a broken collar & breast bone. She will be admitted for overnight observation.

Feb. 20, 2015

We have a praise!! Ken’s sister, Jackie, did not need the stints after all.The doctor said that her kidneys look better.  He said he could not understand why, but we know why.  God is so GOOD:)  Thanks so much for your prayers.



Feb. 18, 2015

Prayers are needed and appreciated for:

  • Shirley Toler will have cataract surgery on Thursday, Feb. 19th.
  • Ken Winebarger’s sister, Jackie.  Thurs., Feb. 19th at 9:30 she is scheduled to have the stints put back into her kidneys.  Last time she had these, she was in pain for weeks.  Please pray for Jackie and the doctor.  We truly appreciate your prayers.

Feb. 17, 2015

Update on Tom Melvin‘s MRI: We are praising God for His mercy and grace on our lives.  Results of Tom’s MRI did not indicate that cancer had spread to other parts of the body. PTL  Doctors will now proceed to treat cancer that was not removed through the Nov. surgery.  2nd phase of treatment began Feb 13 with a heavy duty injection that lasts 6 months.  40 daily radiation treatments will begin in early March.  If all goes well with the radiation, it is possible that we could return to Botswana about the end of May.  Injection treatment would continue through doctors in South Africa for approximately a year. We have been blessed and held by your prayers.  We continue to share God’s heart for the nations in VA churches while Tom is still feeling good.  Please continue to pray for complete healing and manageable side effects.

February 12, 2015

Update on Johnathan Newbrough surgery: It is the outside miniscus- the one with the longer recovery time. It was a bucket handle tear. A piece of the miniscus tore and was wrapped into the joint. He is expected to make a full recovery. The doctor gave us a time frame of 6 months. Praises going up that Johnathan received such a good diagnosis for recovery.

Bill Altice’s brother, Walt who has type 2 diabetes. He has been hospitalized with a serious blood infection. When he improves he should be released this week.

Feb. 10, 2015

Prayers are needed and appreciated for:

Johnathan Newbrough (15 years old) will have knee surgery at John Randolph on Thursday, Feb. 12th.

Sharon Turlington (Bridger) would like prayer as she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and is experiencing much pain from day to day.  She would like to feel well enough to attend church again.

Joe Messenger surgery went well, he is home doing rehab.

Feb. 9, 2015

Prayers are needed and appreciated for:

Friend of Leroy & Jean Schmidt, Marsha has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is having surgery today.

Mary Belcher’s sister, Ruth who was admitted to the hospital last night.   Doctors found a clot in her right lung and ordered an ultrasound today.  They do not yet have results.  Please pray for Ruth’s comfort, wisdom for the doctors and peace for the family.

From Shirley Toler: friend from Chattanooga, Carol Catron, called this morning and asked us to gather prayer warriors to pray for her neighbors daughter and 2 week old son.  She is Ashley, 38 yrs old, and baby is Adrian.  She was walking in park and
stumbled and fell into the street….has concussion, cracked skull and in dire need of prayer.  Adrian is doing Ok but Drs. gave some scary news to Ashley’s mother about baby…didn’t have details. Please pray for this mother and child for healing and comfort for family.

Feb. 5, 2015

Your prayers are needed and appreciated for:

Joe Messenger will have rotator cuff outpatient surgery tomorrow at St. Francis.

From Bill Altice: Thanks for the prayers. I’m almost afraid to think the surgery went as well as it did, but I am not experiencing that much pain and I can get around (with caution) ok in my house. Praise Jesus!