2019-04-09 10:52 AM
Dear Prayer Warriors,
Sometimes the needs and sorrows of loved ones is so overwhelming, that I am reaching out to you to lift these prayer burdens to the Lord today.
My dear cousin Sue and sister in the Lord had scoliosis, car accident, and many injuries to her back and spine. She faces yet another surgery after a life time of intervention. The surgeon goes over her options April 15. Her pain is beyond belief.
My husband Tim would like to retire. He works from home at his Africa and India "command post" for 60 hours/week at night which is their day time. Praise that Ghana State Department shut the door as he would need all new documents to visit there. India still wants him to come for a month during monsoon season. Golder needs to hire 3 people, but are not offering competitive salaries for engineers; please pray they change this policy.
For me, Myra, I need a miracle. I have always been hypo on the endocrine system in all aspects. Now the thyroid is so low that I am nearly bedridden and it affects heart, diabetes, black outs... No strength for baths or cooking. My synthroid keeps getting adjusted, but I am worse than ever.
We moved here from Virginia in 2004. My dear sister in the Lord back there in our small farming region and a church of about 60 men, women, children has lost 6 or 8 people this January to March (her note was unclear). This is what broke my heart:
Thanks, for the update, Myra. We are agreeing with you and praying for you that the Lord will touch you with His healing hand and for wisdom for Tim as he retires.
We have had a lot to deal with the past three months. I can hardly believe it's April already, but at the same time it feels like it's been a looong year. One of the young brothers in our church (I say young - he's a year older than Sean ?38-40?), married, with two teenagers, went missing January 17th. He and his wife always spoke via telephone several times a day. When she hadn't heard from him by 2:00 in the afternoon she began to get concerned. Neither of his brothers nor his mother (she also is a member of the church and also works with me) had heard from him. Gloria went out to spend the evening with Briana and ended up spending the night. They kept calling his cell phone but he never picked up. Finally Friday evening the police were able to get Onstar to locate his truck for them. Keith had gone up to Northern VA and into Maryland on some errands for his boss. In Maryland, he must have felt something was wrong because he pulled his truck into a parking lot, but he didn't park it straight, which he was usually careful to do. Police found him deceased in his truck. They said he died of "natural" causes, which was a relief to all of us -- no foul play, etc. So that was quite a blow to our little assembly. We had a memorial service for him January 28th at Mechanicsville Christian Center.
Then February 12th Pastor Mike passed away at his desk preparing his sermon for the next evening. The memorial service for him was held February 18th, also at MCC. It has hit his daughter Stacy especially hard - first her brother-in-law Keith, then her father.
About two weeks after that, one of the young couples in the Assembly lost their unborn daughter at 6 months.
Two weeks ago the father of one of the men in the Assembly passed away. Marty was a Jew and never vocally confessed Yeshua as Messiah, but his son and daughter both spoke Yeshua to him as he lay in a coma. We are trusting he was able to make a decision before he passed.
One of Marty's grandsons, a 10 year old, has been heavily impacted as his family was close to Keith and Briana's kids. Then his pastor was taken. Now last week his school teacher and her husband were killed in Nags Head while walking on the side of the road with the parents of one of them and their two children. One child was taken to hospital but is fine.
Then yesterday Marty's wife (the 10 year old's step-Grandma) had a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. :( So much for a 10 year old to have to endure. :(
We are so thankful that we serve a faithful God. So looking forward to seeing Him soon!!
@Myra prayers in Christ name please post shorter so others can post as well