Ellen G. White said “Prayer is the answer to every problem in life. It puts us in tune with divine wisdom, which knows how to adjust everything perfectly". With that said I am praying and asking others to pray on my behalf, that LLU Dental school decides that they would like to accept me into their school as a transfer. I attended another school that was absolutely not the right fit, & God showed that to me in numerous ways despite my fighting it at first. I belong at an Adventist dental school! I pray that they see that I'm passionate about this change. Please pray for me...My future is seriously riding on their decision.
Krys E - July 03, 2012
I am an African minister in Brazil now; last year I have finished my studies in Theology. Next July intend to go back home for starting an Evangelistic, training and church planting program. Please pray for financial provision, wisdom and for my family.
Horacio Guilundo - April 08, 2011
Pastor Walt's father, John, just passed away. He was surrounded by family & ends a very tough battle these last few months. Please remember this family, especially Pastor's mother, Rachel. We thank the Lord for the rest that is His...
Pastor Greg Webster - March 08, 2011
Don Beck is struggling with Emphysema he is very ill his family would like prayer for his health and his salvation.
Walt - December 15, 2010
Received a request from the Loma Linda University Church to pray for Kimo Smith, their master organist. He is in serious condition in ICU with necrotizing fasciitis in his leg.
Pastor Greg Webter - October 24, 2010
Please be praying for Kathy Sanders and her parents, Richard & Fyrn Higgins. Richard was placed on hospice care yesterday. God's peace will pierce the darkest of moments.
Greg Webster - October 13, 2010
We;d like to thank everyone for your prayers for Ken Harkins.
Unfortunately, Ken passed due to his extensive injuries and heart problems yesterday. Please pray for peace for Ken's family.
Bob & Virginia Morris - October 02, 2010
Ken Harkins ( our daughter' Sherri's ex father in law) was in a Motorcycle accident last Sabbath. He is much worse off than we first thought. He is in intensive care trauma in Seattle. His heart is not doing well and he is on a ventilator and he has many broken parts. He hit a parked car going 70 miles per hour driving his motorcyle. They think his heart had a problem while he was driving.
Please pray for Ken and his family.
Thanks, Bob & Virginia
Bob Morris - September 28, 2010
A close friend had a stroke last night. She is just 29 and is in very critical condition.
Please pray for her, her family that is out of town, and on their way back and all of the friends praying for her and waiting for an update on her condition.
Her name is Jessica.
Ghysleine Sauder - September 17, 2010
We have been praying for Treana Jones concerning her Ovarian cancer. Last month she appeared to be miraculously healed and well after it was thought she had developed metastases. Tonight she is in the hospital with severe abdominal pain and her blood tests very disturbing. Please lift her up in prayer...
Greg Webster - September 17, 2010
Early this morning, Sharon's nephew, John Jr., was in a serious car accident. He is in critical condition with a ruptured spleen, damaged liver, etc. He "coded" and was resuscitated twice last night; the doctors are not optimistic about his surviving the necessary surgery to remove the spleen and attempt to repair the other damage.
Please pray for his healing, as well as for peace for Sharon's sister (Pat) and the family... Thank you.
Sam Wallington - September 12, 2010
This weekend Dave and John went to Washington DC to surprise Lindsey for her birthday. This morning, while Dave was getting ready, he fell and it appears that he may have broken his hip. He is in a great deal of pain, and they have taken him to a Baltimore hospital. Please pray that they can get the pain under control and that they will be able to get him home.
Valma Calahan - August 28, 2010
Just received word from Bob Mauer. Has had to take Sue to hospital and she has been admitted. It appears that her new liver is being rejected by her body. We don't have any further news at this time.
Pastor Greg Webster - August 17, 2010
In an answer to prayer, we got the emergency hearing that required Jacob's dad to support him in soccer but didn't change the custody. Now however we need prayer again because his dad is taking him away this weekend so that he cannot play in the team's first tournament. Please pray for Jacob who is being hurt by all this mess and that God makes it clear how we should respond. Thank you
Arlene Thein - August 14, 2010
We have been praying for Treana Jones who was undergoing chemo for her recurring cancer. It has been discovered that the cancer has metastasized throughout her body, mostly in her bones.
Greg Webster - July 30, 2010
Please be praying for the Thatchers. Keith found out this week that his cancer has not only recurred but that there are metastases throughout his body. Will be seeing his oncologist this week.
Greg Webster - July 30, 2010
Please pray that the court will allow a emergency hearing concerning Jacob's father who is causing emotional and mental distress over his participation in soccer.
Thanks for your prayers!
Arlene Thein - July 26, 2010
Debra Delamorton's mother who is in her 80's fell this evening and it appears that she has broken her hip. She is being taken to Mercy San Juan for treatment. Please pray for Debra's mother and for Debra because she is having some serious health problems as well.
Nancy Haws - July 20, 2010
Pray for Jim and Kathi Serr - both at home with Pneumonia right now. Thank you.
Greg Webster - July 15, 2010
Please pray for Treana Jones in Willits. She had a recurrence of her cancer and is about to undergo another round of chemo. It begins Monday. Pray for a relaxing and rejuvenizing holiday weekend with her friends and family. Then on Monday that God's presence and peace fill her and heal her...
Greg Webster - July 01, 2010
Please pray for Neil and Carrie Gerhke and their babies. Carrie gave birth to twins, Libby and Jaxon at UCSF last week. They were only 29 weeks along and both are in the NICU. Libby is not breathing completely on her own yet while Jaxon is requiring a nasal CPap.
Greg Webster - June 29, 2010
Please pray for God's leading, guidance, and blessing on our 2nd Phase of construction.
- June 24, 2010
5-18-10 Another update on Sue: We call it progress, she calls it 'a rough day'. She had an episode of low blood pressure last night, so they have not been able to totally wean her off the Levophed (IV blood pressure support). Also had some irritability of the heart last night with exertion (common after such a big surgery) and received some magnesium. All is okay today. They have been removing some of the medical items, drains etc. and she is controlling her pain on her with a pain mgmt. pump. She is being allowed sips and ice chips and is looking better.
The dialysis continues, no response yet from her kidneys. The nephrologists (kidney doctors) are calling it Acute Tubular Necrosis and expect it to reverse but need to let the liver get on top of things for a while first. Her liver enzymes have almost completely normalized which is very encouraging.
Thank you for your continued prayers.
- May 18, 2010
5.18.10 Update on Sue: Praise God!!! She has just been taken off the ventilator and the tube that was in her stomach is out also. She is cracking jokes, giving God the glory and sends love to ya all!!! She is almost off the blood pressure medication. The surgeons were very pleased this evening when they did rounds.
- May 18, 2010
5.17.10 Update on Sue Mauer. The goal today is to try to wean her off the ventilator. Please pray that she can breath on her own, and that God will restore her kidney function. Her kidneys took a beating through this whole process. Pray that her blood pressure remains stable. It tends to run low and they cannot pull fluid off with dialysis if the blood pressure is too low.
Also pray for Bob who is struggling with a sinus infection and cannot visit Sue because she cannot get an infection right now. Thank you for your prayers.
- May 17, 2010
Update on Sue Mauer...
Sue is in Surgical ICU at Vanderbilt. Her Doctor said the surgery actually went better than expected considering that her liver was sicker than they even expected. He is very optimistic that she will have a good recovery although it will take longer than usual because the liver will have to make up for so much including compensating for her kidneys which are also struggling. She will be on a ventilator overnight.
Her family said there she has lines & tubes everywhere. She opened her eyes for her family after the surgery and knows they all love her and are pulling for her. The medical staff are giving her blood and are trying to maintain her blood pressure. They will start continuous dialysis tonight.
Her family are going to go back to the hotel tonight to catch up on some much needed rest.
Sue has a nurse with her one on one all night tonight. Doctors will be in around 0730 Monday morning to check on her.
Thanks for all your prayers for Sue & her family!
Bob Morris - May 17, 2010
Please pray for our grandson, Joshua, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. He is going into Surgery this afternoon to have a port put in his chest to accommodate chemotherapy treatments. His treatments will begin ASAP. Also remember his mom (Ann) & dad (Richard) and Virginia in prayer during this difficult time! Thanks for your prayers! God Bless!
Bob & Virginia - May 16, 2010
Sue Mauer went into surgery a little after 2 p.m. Central Time at Vanderbilt in Tennessee. They estimate at least 5 hours for the surgery. Thank you prayer warriors for your diligence while family and friends wait!
Bob Morris - May 16, 2010
Sue Mauer has a liver on the way to Vanderbilt University Hospital from North Carolina. Doctors have checked the liver and it is in good shape. If all goes well, she will be in surgery for the transplant at 11 AM Pacific time on Sunday, 5/16. Please pray for the surgical team and that her body accepts the new liver. Keep Sue and her family in your prayers for the next few days. There are many hurdles yet to cross, but God is good!
Bob Morris - May 16, 2010
Please be praying for Lillian Gallop. Bob passed away this morning around 7:30.
Greg Webster - May 12, 2010
Please pray for our grandson, Joshua, who was just diagnosed with Lymphoma. Also lift up his mom & Dad and for Virginia in prayer during this difficult time!
Thanks for your prayers! God Bless!
Bob & Virginia - May 08, 2010
Please be praying for Bonnie Test. Dear friend from Willits. Fell and hit her head this morning and in Santa Rosa Memorial. Had been on a ventilator but now breathing on her own just a little while ago...
Greg Webster - April 15, 2010
Dorothy Cochran requested prayer for her son-in-law who was taken to the hospital by ambulance with severe back pain this morning.
He has been released after receiving injections in his back to control the pain.
Thank you for your prayer support.
Critical Prayer Responders - April 10, 2010
Pray for Jody who has a history of having had her lungs collapse and now has pneumonia, which is VERY dangerous for her.
Critical Prayer Responders - April 09, 2010
Requests from Jimmy & Betty Aotaki:
1. Matthew - Crohn's disease
2. Opal - pancreatic cancer
3. Desiree - was in a coma and now has a problem with her speech
4. Marcia - early Alzheimer's
5. Derrick - brain cyst that continues to grow
Critical Prayer Responders - April 09, 2010
A dear family friend from our Arizona home, Rolly Patterson, is undergoing palliative treatment for terminal cancer this week. He is physically and spiritually weak and discouraged. Please pray for strength in the Lord for Rolly and that he will cling to the wonderful hope we have in Christ during this course of treatment. Maranatha. Nelli Webster
Nelli Webster - April 02, 2010
Have two requests for friends battling cancer.
1. Kelly Maigaard is undergoing treatment right now both standard and experimental at the Mayo Clinic for a rare aggressive soft tissue cancer that has recurred for her.
2. Treana Jones - was surgically treated for Uterine cancer last year and was doing well when the latest tests have showed a recurrence. She is waiting further test results.
Thank you all.
Greg Webster - April 01, 2010
Please pray for my friend Julie and her two boys her husband, and my good friend from college died tonight very suddenly.
Walter Groff - February 08, 2010
One of my closest friends Stephanie is going into a difficulty meeting with her Boss tomorrow morning at 8:00am (1-26-10). Her job may be at stake. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will open the mind and heart of her Boss, and that Stephanie will feel the armor of God protecting her.
Thank you for your faithfulness.
Cherie Klein - January 26, 2010
My friend's grandmother was just told that her entire spine is permeated with cancer. There is nothing the doctors can do. She knows the Lord and is at peace, but my friend, Josh, does not know the Lord. We have spoken in the past about spiritual matters, but up til now, he has rejected Christianity as he understands it. Please pray that circumstances will bring his heart to become softened, that he may be drawn to his only true means of strength, that he may somehow come to know the Lord as his Savior through all this. I will again endeavor to talk to him, if an appropriate opportunity presents itself. Please pray for me as well, that the only words he hears from me are those that God knows will best reach his heart.
Mark Werner - December 11, 2009
Benjamin Thein is having inguinal hernia surgery today at 2:00pm. His hernia appeared last week and we are thankful that it is being repaired so quickly. We pray for wisdom and skill for the doctors and a quick and safe recovery. Arlene and Ben will be back home tomorrow.
Arlene Thein - December 01, 2009
Caden McCulloch will be having hernia surgery tomorrow morning. This is a known issue that he has had since birth. His parents ask for your prayers for a trouble-free surgery and a rapid recovery. Greg indicated that of even greater concern to him is the possibility of Caden catching some bug while in the hospital. Please pray for divine protection for his son.
Mark Werner - November 04, 2009
Greg McCulloch just sent out an alert that Caden has just been admitted to the hospital. The doctors do not know what is wrong, but Caden is in distress. The family is asking for our prayers.
Mark Werner - October 15, 2009
From Rick & Arlene Thein:
Benjamin James arrived at 2:50 a.m. today, October 12. He is 8 weeks early.
BJ is in NICU at Sutter Roseville and Rick says he is doing well.
4 lb 9 oz 16 1/2 inches is decemt size and weight for a premie
Critical Prayer Responders & Labor of Love - October 12, 2009
PRAY for Stephen Webster, son of Greg & Nelli Webster and the rest of their family.
Stephen is diabetic and was found this morning unresponsive. He is currently in critical condition in ICU (in Arizona), sedated and on a ventilator. His potassium levels are too high and his kidneys are not functioning well. In addition, he has pneumonia.
There is a neuro consult coming in to check his brain status.
Nelli specifically asked that we pray God is exalted in this situation. Also that we pray especially for strength for them.
Critical Prayer Responders - October 11, 2009
Pastor Greg and Nelli Webster's son Steve is in the hospital with serious Pneumonia. The Websters are traveling to be with their family. Please pray for God's intervention for Steve's recovery.
Pastor Walt Groff - October 11, 2009
Please pray for Rob & Stephanie Casebolt. They lost their son today. He passed away at home sometime this Sabbath. They found him when they came home from church.
Pray they grieve not as those who have no hope...
Greg Webster - October 04, 2009
We have a family friend in Yuma who has been diagnosed with Prostate cancer. He is requiring a radical prostatectomy. Please lift up Rolly Patterson in prayer that all God's healing be his in this battle.
Greg Webster - September 18, 2009
Have a family friend from Yuma, Rolly Patterson, having been diagnosed with Prostate cancer is needing radical Prostatectomy soon. Please lift him up in prayer and that God's healing is manifested in this procedure.
Greg Webster - September 17, 2009
Emily Morris' Grandma was killed in an auto accident in Michigan last evening. Please keep Emiily, her Grandpa and her entire family in your prayers. They were a very close family She and her whole family is suffering a great deal from the loss.
Bob Morris - September 08, 2009
Update on Nadine Willard: She has had a stroke and has blood clots on her brain. She opens her eyes but has the "nobody is home" look. The physician's have done all they can. It's going to take a miracle for recovery. Especially pray for her husband, Dudley.
Terri Mulvihill - September 06, 2009
Update on Nadine Willard.....Doctors had left her chest open "knowing" they'd need to go back in. There is a slight improvement in the pumping of her heart so the Doctors took her back in to surgery to close things up. Thanks for your prayers!! Keep them coming...!
Terri Mulvihill - August 28, 2009
For Nadine Willard....a dear family friend. Had a triple bypass today. After 10 hrs. of surgery the doctors are not happy how it went. She's had more than one heart attack that she didn't even know about. Lots of damage!
Terri Mulvihill - August 27, 2009
I have a student taking the VOP Discover Bible Study lessons by the name of Jean, she has requested prayer as she is having a problem keeping Sabbath. She requested prayer to help her with the discipline to do this
Jackie Jarratt - August 17, 2009
My friend's niece Gillian is in the hospital with a very difficult strain of pneumonia and is on a respirator. Please pray that the Lord will lead the doctors and that His healing hand will be on this young lady. She is on the critical list and truly our prayers are needed on her behalf
Jackie Jarratt - July 28, 2009
My dear friend Angie will be going into the hospital (located in Arizona), tomorrow (June 10th) at 7am for surgery on her back. Please pray that the doctors will be wise and skillful. This is a new type of back surgery and Angie has been having extreme pain. Pray the Lord will provide for a successful outcome!!
Jackie Jarratt - June 11, 2009
Dottie Thilmony is having fluid from her left lung drained again today. She is in alot of pain. Please PRAY for her, with Gods help she will get through this.
Thank you the Thilmony family
Robert Thilmony - June 02, 2009
Please be praying for Chloe Hagen. Surgery tomorrow morning - a lobectomy of her brain to stop her seizures.
Greg Webster - May 11, 2009
Rocklin Let's Start an Epidemic of Prayer for Jews and Finish the Story
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee. Psalm 122:6
In the book of Ruth we see a beautiful story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz – a story of love, friendship and loyalty. It’s a spiritual mystery as well, an awesome truth about God’s plan for the age. Naomi represents the Jew, and Ruth, the Gentile. At the beginning, Naomi’s life ends up blessing Ruth’s life. At the end, Ruth’s life ends up blessing Naomi’s life. It’s profound. The Jew, Naomi, was born to bless the Gentile, but the Gentile is “born again” to bless the Jew. Through Naomi comes salvation to Ruth; through Ruth comes redemption to Naomi. That’s the same way salvation came from the Jewish people to bless you – who are not born a Jew. You are now grafted into the nation of Israel and are a fellow citizen. You have your own Jewish roots in Messiah. You are a child of Abraham, an heir of the promise. It is beautiful, but that’s not the end of it.
Your blessing came, as with Ruth, through the Jewish people, so that you could bless back. The story is only complete when you do that. You see, the Jewish people were born to bless you, but you were born again to bless them. So pray for them and for the peace of Jerusalem. Bring the Word to get them saved and support the giving of the gospel to them. It’s time to bless Israel back, those who blessed you. It’s time for you to finish the story.
Set aside special time today to pray for Israel. Pray that peace may be restored and for salvation to reach all who do not know Messiah. (written by Pastor Jonathan Cahn * Hope of the World Ministries *PO Box 1111 * Lodi, NJ 07644)
E.G. White; Acts of the Apostles, pg. 381
In the closing proclamation of the gospel, when special work is to be done for classes of people hitherto neglected, God expects His messengers to take particular interest in the Jewish people whom they find in all parts of the earth. As the Old Testament Scriptures are blended with the New in an explanation of Jehovah’s eternal purpose, this will be to many of the Jews as the dawn of a new creation, the resurrection of the soul. As they see the Christ in the gospel dispensation portrayed in the pages of the Old Testament Scriptures, and perceive how clearly the New Testament explains the Old, their slumbering faculties will be aroused, and they will recognize Christ as the Savior of the world. Many will by faith receive Christ as their Redeemer. To them will be fulfilled the words, “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” John 1:12
Among the Jews are some who, like Saul of Tarsus, are mighty in the Scriptures, and these will proclaim with wonderful power the immutability of the law of God. The God of Israel will bring this to pass in our day. His arm is not shortened that it cannot save. As His servants labor in faith for those who have long been neglected and despised, His salvation will be revealed.
I am thoroughly convicted that God is soon to open the eyes of Jews that have not yet accepted their Messiah and want to be prepared to share and to receive more of the riches of His Word. The Apostle Paul writes in Romans Chapter 11 that we (Gentiles) obtained these riches due to some of the natural branches (unbelieving Jews) being cast off the olive tree. However, God is able to graph them in again. “If the loss and defeat of the Jews was overruled by God to produce riches for the Gentiles, how much more would the repair of this loss mean riches for all.” S.D.A. Bible Commentary Pg. 607 By the way, the olive
harvest is the last harvest of the year, the end of the age. I truly want to be a part of such a revival and outpouring of the Holy Spirit, don’t you?
More Prayer! More Power! More Blessings!
Please join us in prayer to God every Sabbath at 1:00 PM for Israel’s victims of terrorism. Also, please pray for their protection and salvation and the restoration of their relationship with their Savior. Thank so very much.
Cherry Hill S.D.A .Church
Lorna Thurton - May 06, 2009
Update on little Trent from Covelo - Biopsy of his heart tissue showed no damage and is well on a course of anti-rejection therapy. Not totally out of the woods but much better news than yesterday.
Greg Webster - April 23, 2009
An urgent prayer request from a sister in Covelo - Baby boy named Trent who has survived his heart transplant and doing well until today. He was taken to Stanford for what was thought to be a routine checkup and was found to be in the latter stages of rejection of his transplanted heart.
He and his family need our prayers!
Greg Webster - April 23, 2009
Please pray for my mom. We almost lost her Tuesday night due to some complication with medications and fluid building up in her body, over stressing the heart, filling her lungs, and kidneys malfunction. She has had 4 dialysis treatments, they have pulled about 17 liters of fluid out of her blood and tissues. She still is not out of the woods. 1. Please pray for all the doctors (about 6 of them) to work together as a team and make the right decision for her treatment.
2. Pray for peace as my dad faces a big change in his life.
3. For my brother, sister and I to give him the right support to help him to deal with this time of stress and changes .
4. For wisdom to deal with people/ bosses at my job as I go through this time, that God will give me the endurance, strength - emotionally, mentally and physically.
Judi Keen - April 05, 2009
Thanks for all your prayers for Nancy Haws. She is finally out of ICU and in room 218 at Sutter.
Leigh Austin - March 31, 2009
Please pray for Nancy Haws. She had surgery yesterday and today her blood pressure has dropped.
- March 26, 2009
I am a member of the Kelso/Longview Journey Adventist Church and one of our members daughter (early teen) has recently been diagonsed with Leukemia. She is currently in Doehnbecker Children Hospital in Portland Oregon. Her name is Kim. Please pray that the Lord to heal her and to give her family strength to deal with this.
Paul Cozad - March 15, 2009
I just found out that my Grandpa Ferguson passed away this morning 3/14/09 at around 9:55 am. Please pray for me and my family.
This morning at around 9:50 I was kneeling and praying that God would forgive me of my sins and to write that in my book ,(Rev. 20:11-15) that I was asking for forgiveness for the sins of my life. Then I asked God for the same thing for Grandpa. And to also note in his book that he has been truly a great Grandpa, always loving, always humble, never complaining, always making other people smile. Kind of sounds like our sermon series doesn't it?
Then at 10:04 am I got the news that grandpa passed away about 10 minutes ago. I tried to come to church and help Clara out with the Children's Story today but just couldn't stay emotionally stable enough to get through it. Anyway I sat in my car and cried. We've got a good church family though. I let Ryan Standish know I was kind of in a dark hour and he came and sat in the car with me and just listened.
Please keep my family in your prayers. Thanks.
Jon Ferguson - March 14, 2009
Pat Lemmon is home and receiving rehab there. Please pray that her legs will not swell and that she will get over pneumonia.
Maxine Blome - March 03, 2009
Caden McCulloch had surgery this morning to remove a broken piece of tubing that was left inside him. Now the doctors cannot locate the piece. Pray for wisdom and guidance for the surgeons and medical team and strength for Caden and his family.
CPR - March 01, 2009
Caden McCulloch is scheduled for surgery for this Thursday at 11:30 a.m. It is projected to last 3 hours. The family asks for prayer, that there be no further complications and that God will guide the surgeon's hands and mind.
Mark Werner - February 19, 2009
Little guy named Trent from Covelo had a heart transplant a few months ago. Has been down at Stanford and was having an exam today to release him to home. He began vomiting and needed an EMR team to work on him. Please pray for him and his family.
Greg Webster - February 13, 2009
Cathy, who works at AH, has learned recently that she has breast cancer. It is a large mass and is also present in lymph nodes. She will have x-rays tomorrow to determine if it is in the lungs. She has requested prayer and the pastors will anoint her on Wednesday. Please pray for strength for Cathy as she walks this difficult road.
Brenda Groff - February 09, 2009
My brother-in-law called me this morning (Tuesday Jan 27) told me his older brother, named Mike was not doing well and fading. He was diagnosed with an ulcer in his stomach about 6-months ago. He had surgery at a Verteran Admid. Hospital a couple of months ago, but has still not recovered and continues to be on interveinous feedings now for over 2-months. He was transfered to the Fresno area a few weeks ago. Now his brother said Mike's kidneys are failing and is on dialises (spelling-?) to remove the toxins from his blood. The doctors say that Mike, medically is losing ground and if the dialises doesn't work, that's all they can do. My understanding is that his spiritual background is a non-practicing Catholic. Please pray that Jesus will touch and heal Mike both spiritually and physically.
debra - January 27, 2009
A friend of mine is struggling with depression. She would take better care of herself. Also, she has a heart problem. God would heal that problem. She has recently decided to re commit herself to missionary work; God's will be done. A friend of mine in in rehab. Salvation for all those we came into contact recently. Thanks for your prayers. .I got a job recently. Thanks
anonymous - January 25, 2009
I have a man that is in prison taking our Discover Bible lessons and has requested prayer: "I would like the Lord to help me to humble myself before Him and serve Him with my whole heart. Also to strengthen me to endure til the end"
Jackie Jarratt - January 23, 2009
Update re: Breanna
The final diagnosis was not near as serious as doctors suggested earlier. She should be o.k. in 4-6 weeks, barring any complications.
Thanks so much for your prayers.
Cecile Skeens - January 17, 2009
My granddaughter, Breanna, is suffering from a medical problem that, thus far, has doctors stumped. Tonight she has been sent to U C Davis Pediatric Emergency for further work-up.
Thanks for your prayers.
Cecile Skeens - January 16, 2009
This is an answer to a prayer request I submitted on my first visit to your church. Just before heading out the door to go to church , on Jan 10, '09, I had received a desperate plea for prayer for my stepdaughter Bernice who lives in NJ. She was in debilitating pain, and was admitted thru the ER for a workup including CT and MRI. She is the mother of 5. Here follows the outcome:
Good Morning all,
Wow, the most amazing outcome has been given for Bernice's pain. She had been in the hospital since Friday, on IV fluids and morphine. She was unable to walk and was labeled a fall risk because of it. She could not stand up straight or bend her head to see her toes.
Sun evening she was still waiting for the doctor to round on her. The one that came she had never met before. He looked like a mechanic, like her cousin she says. Jeans, sweatshirt, (weekend casual), and he said - I saw your CT and MRI and I think I know what is the matter. I want you to trust me. Well, he had identified her problem as a spasming psoas muscle. He knew how to do Active Release Technique (ART) on her and with that released the contracted muscle. It involves placing pressure on the problematic muscle and having the patient stretch as instructed at the same time. Bernice said she had to breathe through it as he applied his touch deep within her abdomen and she stretched her leg. Afterward, she could walk, shower, move everything totally normally with no pain. The nurses were flabbergasted as they were giving her morphine all day and saw her pain. He said, discharge her home, no meds, no treatments, just stretch, do yoga or something to loosen up those hamstrings, and here's my number if you need me again.
He had had a problem some time ago that was successfully treated with ART, so he endeavored to be trained in it as well.
Now, I knew exactly what she was talking about because a few years ago I was plagued with a terribly tight piriformis muscle that limited my mobility for weeks. (Think buttocks, sciatica), I got no relief from stretching or chiropractors until I found one who does ART. His name is Dr. Kim and he is on Professional drive in Sac. Well - one visit and I had 95% relief. So I knew what she meant when she said her Dr used Active Release Technique. Let me tell you - not every Chiropractor knows this system, it is a specific training. And I have NEVER heard of a regular old western doc who would walk into a hospital room and use it. They NEVER do muscle or soft tissue manipulation. It is usually pills, slice and dice, if you know what I mean. So how's THAT for answer to prayer!! Here is this doc she has never met, who knew what to do, did it and sent her home!!!!! When Bernice called home for her hubby to come and get her, he was prepping the little ones for bed. Bernice told her 17 yr old "tell Daddy to come and get me" and he was SHOCKED!! He had last seen her nodding off to morphine inbetween groaning over the Giants bad plays in the football game. We are all elated and so thankful for all the prayers!! Bernice and Diego send their thanks for the prayers. love and concern and they really mean it!
Interestingly, at my massage school they had a book I bought called "The Psoas Book". You can learn more at the website www.coreawareness.com .
Thanks and love to you all, have a great day,
Sharon Gordon Reyes - January 12, 2009
Caden has developed some additional heart problems, and will probably be headed in for surgery by the end of this week. Pray for Caden's healing and for wisdom for Greg and Carey that they will trust in God but also proceed with appropriate treatment.
Dave Dimick - January 11, 2009