Ed Szalankiewicz will be going into the hospital next Tuesday for another heart cauterization procedure. He has some serious concerns regarding his heart and this is the first step in attempting to get his heart issues addressed. He also has a spot on his left lung that will be evaluated in July.
Also, Linda is having stomach pains and will be having the results of tests taken in a few days. Please pray it’s not an advancement of the cancer.
Please keep both of them and the family in your prayers as they go through these health challenges both are facing. Mr. Ed will be taking a leave of absents from speaking assignments until he gets through this situation.
UPDATE: "Good News!! Linda’s pain was coming from some gall stones, not her cancer. As strange as this may sound, the family is glad to hear this was the cause of her pain. However, keep her in your prayers as she now addresses this additional complication."
Please pray for the Riley Family as well as the Stoner Family from Convoy, Ohio along, with Marysville, Ohio on the loss of my Aunt Mary .Mary passed on April 9th of heart failure she was 91..
Pam S. is requesting special prayer as she recovers from a recent operation. She surprisingly, while being treated for a kidney stone, discovered she had a tumor the size of a small Melon in her. She had it removed and was relieved after tests proved there was no cancer. She is at home recovering and should be able to begin getting around again in a few weeks. Please keep her in your prayers.
Please pray for Damianus aditya christie and Josephine to be reconciled. Please pray for strength in this matter.
My name is Beth Ann Riley.. and, I am from Manhattan, Kansas however, originally from Convoy, Ohio ...Fort Wayne , Indiana area grew up in God's Church.. I would like to take the opportunity and ask for a very special prayer request in thankfulness to Mr. Greg Butler.. and, his family.. for Mr. Butler is my landlord.. and, everyday ..I give thankfulness to him in my life..as I am able to walk to work ..and, have a very good career.. God has blessed me very much very richly ..my light shines ever so brightly and, I give thankfulness to Mr. Butler ...him ...bless them.... bless them in life.. bless their health.. bless their well-being.. bless them always for blessing me ...! Thank-you Beth Ann
Good News regarding Dennis Dean, Long time member of the Church of God, here in the Cleveland area––his bone cancer has not spread. He is responding to the treatment and the cancer appears to have stabilized. He is also gaining weight and showing some overall improvement. However, he continues to need our prayers as he still has an incurable cancer.Please keep him and his wife Casie in your prayers as they continue to fight this battle.
Angela Lukavsky is requesting prayers for a miracle, protection from heavier doses of chemo, good news, and to uplift her son-in-law, Joshua Dale Watson’s mood and health. Josh is fighting brain cancer tumor. He is a husband and has four small children. Josh is 36 years old.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.