We were just informed today(Wednesday) that Jeff Reed’s dad died surprisingly after having surgery. Jeff Reed works out of our Tyler Texas home office, serving as an elder, marketing coordinator, and co producer / video engineer of many of our video products. Details are not available at this time, but we are all stunned this has happened. Please keep Jeff and his brothers and the rest of the family in our prayers.


Brethren, we have a sad announcement to make. We have been notified that Linda Szalankiewicz has passed away this afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be made over the next few days and further announcements will be made as they become available . Please keep the family in your prayers as they deal with the loss of this very lovely and loved member of their family.


Please remember Tai Hong, husband of Cheryl Hong and father of LeLe Collins and Michael Hong, CGI Auburndale, FL congregation, in your prayers. We have previously prayed for him and these are updates as of today. His situation is urgent.

Latest update:

Tai Hong, husband of Cheryl Hong and father of LeLe Collins and Michael Hong, CGI, Auburndale, FL congregation, has been diagnosed with small cell cancer spots in and on his lungs. One is wrapped around his esophagus; a muscular tube connecting the throat (pharynx) with the stomach. The doctors have stated the condition is inoperable. Please remember Mr. Hong in your prayers as his situation is urgent.


Update on Leland Jasper:

The cancerous growth on Leland's nose is now about 1 1/4 ".

Leland's appointment was booted up to yesterday. He was seen by 3 specialists who explained the procedures available.

He chose radiation and will start by having a C/T Scan next Tuesday, beginning treatment next Friday.

There will be 5 treatments a week for 4 weeks.

This method can go deeper than a physical surgery and avoids 2 surgeries, anesthetics & hospital stays and a 4-week waiting period.

Radiation is not painful, he can perform his normal functions as long as he stops as soon as he's tired. 

Our prayers for:     Divine Intervention

                               Best Specialists (the original 2 Doctors were replaced with 3)

                               Early & Most Effective Treatment

.............have been answered.

.............We continue to pray for his complete recovery.

We request continued prayers from you and your congregations.

This will be a difficult time as we will have to travel 1 1/2 hours each way and/or stay in London a few days.

May God bless you all,

Loretta Jasper


Gail C. found out that their grandson Seth, 22, living in KY, got kicked in the face by a horse today. He’s in the hospital with a cracked jaw in several places, a loose tooth, and a concussion. He’s being moved to another hospital to be evaluated for surgery. Update- Thanking everyone for their prayers! Concussion is mild, teeth temporarily wired for stability, lacerations stitched up, and fractures in jaw small enough to heal on their own. Thanks be to God! He will likely go home tonight. (They took him to Louisville).


Update from Pastor Horane Smith:

I'd just like to provide an update on my prayer request yesterday. The excruciating pain I felt yesterday disappeared when I woke up this morning; many thanks for your prayers. I have now done all the required tests and awaiting results. 


Mr. Battaglia, 81 years old is still dealing with the effects of his recent stroke late last year and 

continues to need our prayers. This is the father of a very good friend of Julie McClelland’s. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.


This prayer request is from Pastor Horane Smith

Since 2 AM I have been having severe pain in my kidney area and around the lower abdomen. The doctor suspects kidney stones. I did an ultrasound today and have to do a pelvic exam tomorrow. In the meantime, the pain is overbearing and I need your prayers.


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.


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


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.



 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




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.