Prayer update from Linda and Dave Lukas concerning Rabbi Greg Hersberg’s surgery.
From Him: “ Haven’t taken any pain medication in a couple of days, so please pray pain subsides. All things considered I am humbly thankful.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who sacrificially brought my needs to the throne of God.”
This last week Diane, Carley’s friend who has been battling cancer lost that battle. Diane passed away on Friday among family and friends. She will be missed by all, but is now reserved in the grave for a resurrection and regathering with all that know her in God’s Kingdom. Please keep the family in your prayers as they grieve the loss of this greatly loved family member.
Jayesh Patel is requesting prayer for endurance in personal matters.
Carley would like to thank everyone for their prayers concerning her grandson. He has been completely healed. Praise God!
Carley is asking for special prayer concerning her personal health problems. Her issue's have worsened and are now causing her to make some very serious decisions. Please pray God will give her the courage and wisdom to make the right decisions as she weighs her options on what to do. She is very concerned and is hoping for God's intervention as she faces these challenges.
Mr. Edward Battaglia, 81 years old; the father of a very good friend of Julie McClelland, recently had a surprising debilitating stroke.It was severe enough to affect his cognitive and neurological condition and now will require some rehab and possible long-term assisted care. He appears to be improving somewhat, but is requesting prayer that God will bless him with a healing recovery. Please keep the family in your prayers as they go through this adjustment.
Loretta Jasper is requesting special prayer for her Great Grandson, Gavin. He is about 9 years old and is struggling with some very serious personal problems and disappointments that have been the results of circumstances, surrounding the divorce of his mom and dad. He’s really having a tough time with it all and the family is very concerned about him and his adjustments to the situation. Please keep him and the rest of the family in your prayers as Gavin tries to cope with the circumstances.
* Update on Leland Jasper, husband of Loretta. He is doing much better with his sugar and is responding well with the insulin he is now taking.
* Loretta also has completed her Chemo treatments and appears to be cancer free! This is great news and Praise God for His mercy and blessings concerning Loretta’s battle with cancer.
* However, there have been some side-effects from the chemo treatments that have necessitated some eye surgery for Loretta. She will be undertaking this surgery in the near future and asks for your prayers that all will go
Georgia Williams of Carsonville, Mi, long time member of God’s church has died. Please keep her husband, Bob Williams, family and friends in your prayers.
Linda Szalankiewicz has received her biopsy test results and its confirmed, the cancer has spread to her liver. This is not good news and the family is requesting to keep praying about the situation. She has been is some pain since her last procedure and hopes to have some relief soon. Keep Ed and the rest of the family in your prayers as they continue to fight this battle with cancer.
Zoe has been diagnosed with viral meningitis and will be released soon to go home. This is not as serious as bacterial meningitis, but is still serious enough since it deals with the immune system. There is nothing that can really be done for it other than for it to run its course. Please pray it will leave her system quickly as to not disrupt her Feast plans with her family.
SPECIAL PRAYER-UPDATE ON OLIVIA
There appears to be some improvement in Olivia's condition. She is showing signs of normalcy and was actually laughing and playing. However, she is far from complete healing.
Yesterday 9-11-18 marked a full week of using the GVHD treatment. This week of treatment was important before beginning to wean her off of some of the medication she has been on. She is now off of all narcotics. This was a big benchmark before she could be considered for release. She is no longer in pain, but did go through some very painful withdrawal symptoms––but that has since stopped.
Yesterday, all antibiotics have been stopped and she is handling this very well. Next, they will begin to wean her off of the steroids. If everything goes well and her levels stay relatively stable, it means her intestines have at least healed somewhat. If this is the case the doctors will begin to consider having her begin eating solid food.
Please continue to pray this little girl will continue to make the progress she is making. The family really does appreciate your prayers considering Olivia's condition
Magdalena Lovejoy is requesting prayer for deliverance.
Here is an update about Gary Dullum from his wife, Faith
First, I really want to thank so many of you who have come, brought food, plants, sent us emails or texts, cards and ESPECIALLY have continued lifting Gary/us up in your prayers.Earlier this week Gary's oncologist explained some things. He said if we had gone to MD Anderson in Houston after the initial chemo infusion regimen wasn't totally successful, specialists there would still have used the same exact chemo and chemo pill therapy as was done here, because they are the only chemo known to treat Gary's type of cancer: highly aggressive (90 some on a scale of 1 to 100) Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (when first discovered in January it had already metastasized all throughout his body). So we would have spent all that time in Houston getting the same treatment, and then would have had to return home in the same shape (or worse) he's in now too weak to try any clinical trials at MDA anyway.We told him how we expect relatives to visit from out of town the last week of September he responded by asking if they couldn't come sooner, since he wasn't sure Gary would live until they came! He suggested we begin hospice care. When I went to get the car Gary asked him How much time? , and he responded 2-3 weeks, depending on his will to live. Some of you know that Gary was in the hospital Mon.-Fri. last week for inability to empty his infected bladder, and remains catheterized still. He's unable to eat/drink much of anything now.We'd so much appreciate prayers that Gary will have an appetite, and his body use nourishment to be strengthened enough to at least enjoy being with relatives when they come.Much love to all,Faith Dullum
Please send encouragement to :
5131 Bridgewater Rd
Family I ask for your bold fervent healing prayers: My Daddy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer just 13 days ago. As I write this, I have just said goodnight to my dad and walked downstairs into the "Chapel" at the hospital pleading with God to heal him.
The cancer has spread to his hips (impending fracture in his hips), pelvis,spine (lesions on spine) etc He had a surgery to slow down the cancer, however, it has already spread to so many places. He is skin and bones.
I have been so strong for 13 days and I've been his biggest advocate. Also my mama's. My dad was her caregiver for years. (She has had 4 strokes) but I had to put her in a nursing home as she is not safe alone in their apartment. I have had to go to bat for both of them since the news as professionals do not always do what is best for our loved one or follow through or keep in communication with the other specialists on his case. I am an only child and it is exhausting but most of all I love him so much and he deserves to have a great life. Life has been hard and now this. I want some GREAT years left so me and my husband can make the rest of his days the best of his days.
My dad has been remarkable. He makes all the nurses laugh but I can see the waiting of what the game plan is, is understandably wearing on him. We just keep waiting for the rest of the tests and then what their next suggestion is. Some have mentioned surgery.
Please go boldly before our Merciful Abba's throne and petition on his behalf. So that he heal my dads fractures or lesions or make his bones STRONG or work through the doctors to give him some GOOD years. Also please allow application for Medicaid to go fast and smoothly. Also we dont know what is the best step. Im terrified of him living alone. He wants to go back to their apartment but agrees that he can no longer care for mom, thus, nursing home for her. I can't imagine, if God does not intercede, what this would do to mom....
I know we have another life coming that will not compare to this...I've tried to focus on that and did well many days...but today, Im allowing myself to grieve as I dont want to surpress all these feelings and have them manifest later.
May our Messiah be my Daddys intercessor to our Holy Abba. It is by his stripes we are healed. Please pray fervently. Today I am feeling it more than ever. The other days I was more "spiritual" but God wants us to come to Him no matter what. I am a daughter that adores her dad and is begging for healing. Thank you family. I could never do all this without my faith, never. All Glory goes to the Great I AM!
From Greg Sargent, COGWA pastor, Kansas City, KS; Columbia, MO:
Gwendolyn Scarborough, a seventeen-year-old girl in the Kansas City congregation, requests prayers for God to heal her of a brain malformation. One year ago, Gwendolyn went to a neurologist to determine what could be causing headaches and dizziness which had been occurring for six years. Two MRI’s confirmed that she had Chiari 1 malformation, a condition in which the brain grows into the spinal cavity and spinal fluid pools, causing pressure on the spinal canal. Due to worsening conditions in the past six months, multiple neurologists have recommended surgery. If her condition worsens, permanent nerve damage could result. The surgery will involve removing part of her skull and opening room to relieve the pressure and restore the spinal fluid flow.
Gwendolyn has been anointed and the hope and prayer is that she will be healed prior to surgery. Please pray that she will be healed, but if she must have the surgery, that it will be completely successful with no complications and a speedy recovery. Surgery is scheduled for July 16.
5245 Owl Creek Rd.
Odessa, MO 64076
Update on Bob Williams of Carsonville, Michigan:
Bob'a colon cancer is stage 4. He has decided not do have chemo and will go with diet and nutrition supplementation. Continued prayers are requested. His wife Georgia is having eye surgery on June 25. If it does not help then there is nothing else physically that can be done to prevent blindness. Pray for mercy for both of them.
Rose Kennedy would greatly appreciate your prayers for her husband Dave and herself . Her husband was diagnosed with high blood sugar and she was bitten by a tick on the 25 of May and need prayers that she does not become sick with any illnesses due to this bite. Thank you very much.
Please pray for Lynne River's daughter, Kaylynn Michelle Dean. She is pregnant and facing a lot of emotional issues with co-workers. She also is facing some issues in her education. Please pray that these work out for her. Also pray that the baby's father's transfer will come through. Thank-you.
Judith Kopec is asking for prayer for her brother, Jim Considine. A mass has been found in his lungs and will have a biopsy on Thursday.
Sara Hendrix is asking for prayer for her 10 year old niece and her nephew. It is serious personal reasons. Please pray as God knows the situation.
Please keep Doctor Shelly in your prayers––Rene Shelly’s dad––a long time member of God’s church. He presently is under Hospice care and is not doing real well. The family is asking to keep him in your prayers as they go through this process. Also, Rene fell some time ago and broke her hip. She is recovering, but do keep her in your prayers as well.