We give thanks to the Father through Messiah for His various blessings, including a wonderful worship location

Please keep in prayer the Love Mission efforts.


ONGOING PRAYERS

• People in general during these present sufferings — especially for our persecuted brethren abroad.

• Youth throughout the world who are bombarded with constant deceptions and recruitment efforts by various terrorist groups.

• Victims of natural disasters and the poor and down trodden here and abroad.

• Spiritual guidance for our minister to serve our congregation in accordance with our Father's will.

Aaron Bright - emotions & guidance

Mike Mayfield still struggling with cancer.

 Stephen Glover has asked for prayer for his wife, Tracy, who has been told she has pancreatic cancer.

• We need to keep Shirley Nix in prayer as she is bed bound now and in a lot of pain.

• Please continue to keep Virgil Prindle in your prayers.

Charlene VanOrsdale continues the need for surgery.

The children in Africa. They are the most poor and orphaned of any country.


11/21/2020

PRAYER REQUESTS

We have received a very long explanation as to what will be happening to Baby Jaxon. Because most of it is medical terminology we are just going to say that Jaxon is going into a very dangerous surgery. He will enter surgery at 7:30 AM and is expected to be in CICU by 3:00 PM.  His surgery is complicated and he has so many things wrong with his little heart and system that it is an extreme urgency that we pray and petition our Great God for this precious little boy.  This will be Tuesday morning the 17th.

• Continue prayer fo Windy Waldrop, the surgery went well and she is home but she has a great deal of healing to do. 

• Please continue to pray for Robert Gilreath. He says he has gained a little but is still too fragile to attend services.

• Please continue prayer for Windy Waldrop. The surgery went well but she has a long way to go to heal.

• This just now from Ken Swiger:  I just spoke with  Mike Mayfield . Mike had his radiation treatment yesterday. The doctor thinks he got the whole tumor with a single treatment. Mike goes back December 21st for a follow-up scan to confirm. Mike is feeling OK, but is still struggling with losing his voice.
Please join me in praying for a good report in December, and while we are at it, let's give THANKS to our Heavenly Father for the good news about a single-radiation treatment.

• Continue in prayer for Linda Carter please.

• Danny and Aggie ask prayerr for their grandson, Azariah. He is having physical problems but the doctors don't know why.


• Please God, be with us throughout our Thanksgiving day. Help us to remember it is a THANK YOU to You for all the great blessings you have given us over the past year. We are all healthy and most of us able to come to services. We have all had ups and downs but we have ALL been blessed in spite of problems.. We worship You God our Father.




PRAISES

UPDATE: JAXSON ASCHENBRENNER  The hole in his heart was quite large and bigger than expected. Therefore there were some arteries the surgeon had to work around. But Jaxson did well. They did an echocardiogram to check for seepage and there was none! That means he will not need a pacemaker! Praise God! They expect to extubate him later this evening or tomorrow. Continued prayers for full recovery greatly appreciated. Thank you so much to all who have been praying. And especially thanks to our great God for taking care of sweet Jaxson





11/14/2020 

PRAYER REQUESTS

•  Our brother in the faith, Mike Mayfield, has updated us on his health situation. He got the results of his scans. The CT Scan revealed that he does not have any cancer in his torso and limbs. For this we give thanks and glory to God.However, the MRI of his head shows a tumor in his brain (apparently about the size of a grape). The assumption is that it is his kidney cancer that has metastasized to his brain.  The oncologist gave Mike 3 choices:
1. Brain Surgery to remove the tumor
2. Radiation to try to shrink and kill the tumor
3. Be placed on Hospice care
Surgery could be problematic due to Mike's physical size, breathing problems, sleep apnea, etc.   Mike fears radiation treatment due to the bad previous experience of a family member with radiation.Hospice does NOT necessarily mean that Mike would have a short time to live. But, to do nothing risks the possibility that the tumor will continue to cause balance issues, and may also cause new symptoms, such as losing the ability to speak, or possibly paralysis. MIke has already lost much of his voice in recent years from cancer treatments.
MIke asks that we pray for him to be inspired to make the right decision. Let's ask the Heavenly Father to provide Mike with the peace that passes understanding as he faces this health challenge.

• Update on Jaxon: I am in utter disbelief right now, in a good way. I walked in this morning and there were four nurses surrounding him working with him. He was breathing really hard. Like I said before his CO2 was 65 this morning. His color didn’t look as good today either and he was inconsolable, which is really not normal for him. So during rounds the cardiologist explained that they were going to present him the surgical board on Wednesday and he expected Jaxson would have surgery by the end of this week or early next. God has answered in such a big way and I am so moved. I’m shaking as I write this. We weren’t expecting this for another six weeks. He just wasn’t going to be able to come home at all until he has surgery because he requires high flow. So I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for praying that he would be able to have a surgery. 

• Freda’ son, Ron, asks prayer for his father-in-law, Archie Livingston, who had surgery on his neck and went home. He is backing ICU can cannot move from the neck down.
• Update on Windy Waldrop, Betty’s daughter. Windy’s surgery went well.
• Darla asks prayer for her sister, Cathrine Richardson who has a house she needs to sell as soon as possible. Darla also asks prayer for Jamie and Aaron for personal reasons.


PRAISES
• Betty's skin biopsy came back negative - thanks for the prayers .



11/07/2020


PRAYER REQUESTS

• Sarah and George Towne had not yet announced their pregnancy as it is still early in the gestation. However, this morning I received the following prayer request: Could you please add us to the prayer list? We really NEED prayer warriors right now. We are facing a miscarriage. The doctors told us the baby has no heartbeat and is already gone. But we have hope still. We have been praying that God will heal and move this mountain. But if not, that he will help us climb the mountain and see us through. I'm not ready to be around people, answer questions etc, and have taken a leave of absence from work until this situation is resolved. Knowing that there are people praying for us and speaking to God on our behalf is comforting. Thank you

• Requesting prayer for Betty Simmons and daughter Wendy Waldrop - Betty for good results on skin biopsy. Wendy for Colonoscopy on Thursday Nov. 12 and Surgery on Friday Nov. 13th for intestinal repair. Thanks.
• Aggie asks prayer for a very dear friend of hers husband who has colon cancer that has metastasized to his liver and vena cava. Their names are Michael and Sybil. Please pray for both of them..


PRAISES


10/31/2020

Jaxson Aschenbrenner: UPDATE FROM KERI
• I JUST TALKED TO THE NP & SHE SAID JAXSON HAS FINALLY TURNED THE CORNER. THEY’RE REALLY HAPPY WITH HIS X-RAY THIS MORNING. HE JUST FINISHED HIS FIRST 45 MIN FEED ON THE PUMP (AT THE AMT HE WAS TAKING AT HOME) & HE SEEMS TO HAVE TOLERATED THAT WELL. GOD WILLING HE’LL BE COMING HOME TOMORROW. WE’LL SEE THE CARDIOLOGISTS NOV 9 TO DISCUSS SURGERY SCHEDULING MORE THAN LIKELY. HE’S ON 3 DOSES OF LASIX NOW & THAT’S THE MOST HE CAN HANDLE. NOBODY WILL OPERATE ON HIM THOUGH FOR 4 TO 6 WEEKS AFTER HAVING A VIRAL INFECTION, UNLESS IT’S AN EMERGENCY.
THE NIGHT BEFORE LAST HE HAD A 7 SECOND EPISODE WHERE HIS HEART RATE WAS 250. HE WASN’T UPSET OR ANYTHING, IT JUST HAPPENED. SO WE SPOKE WITH AN EXCELLENT DR WHO SPECIALIZES IN ELECTRICAL PULSES. HE EXPLAINED THEY’LL PUT SOME WIRES ON THE EXTERIOR OF HIS HEART(WHILE HE’S STILL OPEN AFTER HIS SURGERY & THEY’LL PROTRUDE OUTSIDE HIS CHEST. THEY’LL TEST HIS HEART TO SEE WHAT IT’S CAPABLE OF & SEE WHAT IT CAN HANDLE. IT’S A BLESSING IT HAPPENED NOW DO THEY CAN DO THAT AS WELL, OTHERWISE AS YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT’S A VERY INVASIVE PROCEDURE.
THEY’RE GOING TO START FORTIFYING HIS FEEDS WITH FORMULA, WHICH HE DOESN’T USUALLY TOLERATE WELL. SO PLEASE PRAY THAT HE CAN. PLEASE ALSO BE PRAYING THAT WE CAN GET HIS GUT BACK ON TRACK AFTER ALL OF THESE ANTIBIOTICS & MEDICINES. I ORDERED SOME REALLY, REALLY GOOD INFANT PROBIOTICS THAT WILL HOPEFULLY DO THE TRICK. 

• Betty Hamlett asks prayer for her son's ex-wife LeAnn Rummel who is very ill and has COVID19. She is at home but it is verified. Also their daughter-in-law Linda Hamlett who is in need of heart surgery. She needs a valve replacement bu they are going through the femoral artery rather than cracking her chest.
• Roger and Darla ask prayer for Roger's brother Gene who did need the second surgery. 
• Aggie asks prayer fo Dawn Pearson who says she wishes more than anything she could come back to church but her husband thinks she should wait a little longer.
• Please keep Phil Rishel in prayer for a speedy recovery from broken ribs.
• Also Bill and Audrey Bost who are in need of prayer for Audrey. They were unable to go to the Feast.
• Please remember Charlene VanOrsdale that her recovery will be swift and she will not be in too much pain as her skin heals.

• Aggie asks that you pray for their son, Kyle who has made some very major decisions for his life and that  those decisions will have been wise ones.



PRAISES

* Aggie gives praise and thanks to God for keeping her alive during a two hour stay in her car up to her chest in flood waters, teetering on the edge of going all the way in to the river. She also gives thanks to the wonderful guys from rescue and police who got her out.



10/24/20

PRAYER REQUESTS

• In addition to various prayer requests, let's also pray for peace of mind in this time of fear and uncertainty that comes with the pandemic. We all need to feel free to attend church and fellowship with the spiritual body of the Messiah.

• From Ken Swiger: During our absences at the Feast of Tabernacles, sister Caroline Woodring asked us to pray for her husband's uncle, Joe Berger.

• Also from Ken Swiger: Vickie Durkee’s cancer surgery on her nose is healing well. She is now able to go without a bandage on it part of the time. After a while she will be able to apply some makeup to it to try to feel less self-conscious about it. But she definitely prefers the surgical scars to the cancer. 

The doctors tell Vickie that they want to completely replace her shoulder, but Vickie has decided to not pursue that surgery. She still struggles with arthritis throughout her body and is going to just try the shots to make the pain manageable. She thanks you for your prayers.

• Betty Hamlett asks prayer for her grandson Zachary's dad, Eugene Tyler (54). He was in an auto accident and when they did the MRI they discovered he had lung cancer. Please pray that the cancer has not metastasized.

• Betty Simmons asks prayer for Charlene VanOrsdale, her very dear friend who is back in the hospital and has been for almost 3 weeks. The surgery which was done a month or so ago to remove dead skin almost into the bone and cover with skin harvested from elsewhere in her body did not take. She is now having to have all of the patching taken off, clean down into the bone and cover with new skin. Please keep her in prayer for better results.

• From David Duff (Birmingham church pastor): Please be in prayer for Mistie Hale and her mother. Both have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and Mistie is experiencing severe headaches. 

• Mary's brother Bob who needs an affordable home/apartment to rent that will allow him to keep his bud (his pet that breaks his heart to get rid of).

• From Ken Swiger: Phil Rishel has fallen this past week and broke some ribs. Anyone who has broken a rib can attest to the terrible pain associated with the injury, every move made causes pain in one's torso.

• Jesse's cousin Judy Williams had a heart attack and two stints were installed. Also please pray for healing regarding Shayla's ankle.

Jaxson Aschenbrenner was admitted to the hospital yesterday and then later transferred to ICU. He was having elevated heart rate and struggling to breathe. They saw a haziness in his lungs that was concerning also. We just got here and I can't tell you how glad I am that Randy's not here because it looks exactly like PICU where Chloe was. They even have Sing playing on the TV in here (her favorite movie...we watched there as well). He's been put on 8 L of oxygen on high flow and he was on half a liter. They just did an echo so hopefully we will get the results from that soon. They said the X-ray of his lungs looked worse this morning compared to last night. Please keep little Jaxson lifted up in prayer and remember his dad, Randy, and mom, Keri, in prayer too.

• Freda Hammond asks prayer for 12 year old Sydney Stepp who is having surgery Tomorrow (Friday). Sydney is the granddaughter of a good friend of Freda.

• Betty Simmons asks prayer for for Audrey and Bill Bost, it is a trying time for the two of them.

• From David Duff (minister at Birmingham)  Please be in prayer for Wayne Clark--we had him on the prayer list for COVID-19.  He is now in ICU on a ventilator.  

• Continue in prayer for • Michele Boyd who will have surgery to remove the upper lobe of her right lung on November 2nd.

• Roger asks prayer for his brother, Gene, who had back surgery the day we left for the feast. Roger just found out that Gene has had another surgery on his backside and may need another today (Sabbath). Please pray for Gene that the surgery today will not be necessary.




PRAISES

• Thanks to all of you who have been praying for Angela Kelsey and the Kelsey family. We learned overnight that Angela has recovered from the COVID virus and their time of quarantine has ended. Little Aeryn is cleared to attend school again.

• From Betty Simmons:  On Tuesday I ask for prayer for my neighbor Charlene, tonight Thursday, Charlene called and said the bandage they took off on Tuesday had the skin grafts attached to it when it came off and we were so afraid she was going to have to go thru the grafts again - On Tuesday the Dr. retrieved the grafts from the bandage put them back in place and a bandage on and told Charlene not to let anyone touch the bandage Can you believe tonight the Dr. checked under the bandage and the grafts are "taking", everything looks so good she is coming home tomorrow.....THANKS FOR ALL THE PRAYERS, THEY HAVE SURELY BEEN ANSWERED.  Praise God for all blessings.
• Danny and Aggie thank God that their daughter Roy is on the mend. She is home, still running fever and in some pain but the doctor say she is healing nicely.
• Mary gives praise that her prayer was answered. Thank you, everyone, who prayed for my brother, Bob. He is now in a 2 bdrm, instead of 1 bdrm, apartment for a lease he can afford and he can keep his dog. The landlord even let him begin moving some of his stuff in early after his wife put it out on the sidewalk today. Landlord also told him he can stay there at nights even tho the apartment wasn't suppose to be ready until Wed. It has been painted and has new carpeting so Bob is happy and praising Yah for His goodness. Now he is trying to get his old truck back and turn a newer, bigger vehicle back in, to get rid of his monthly bill. Sounds like the car lot owner will work with him. If you would please pray for this new request. THANK YOU!!!   Bob also wanted me to thank everyone who prayed for him.



10/17/2020

PRAYER REQUESTS

• Armenian Christians are being killed in mass due to wars over regional territory, while the mainstream news remains silent.

• A 27 year old man named Cameron in the Gastonia area who attended the Rocky Bottom, SC Feast site has suffered great trials over the last 2 years is in great need of provisions & guidance.

• Mel's friend Lucy is under attack within her home & family, centered around her 55yr old son who is in great need of healing and spiritual cleansing.

Betty Hamlett asks prayer to keep up her strength as she picks up and ready's her two deceased sons ashes for burial.

• Please keep the Coffman's in prayer as they continue to stay at home because of the virus.

• Same for Francis and Michelle Morgan.

• Aggie asks prayer for their daughter Roy as she goes into surgery tomorrow (Friday) for hysterectomy due to possible cancer.

• Aggie also asks prayer for their son, Kyle, as he works his way though some trials.

• Bernard's close friend Lynda Roberts lost three loved ones over this last week: close high school friend Robbie Israel, then her aunt Evelyn Thorpe of 96 years, and another very close life long friend Jeff Wright — please keep Lynda and all grieving families in prayer for comfort and healing.


PRAISES

• Robert Gilreath continues to heal & is now trying to get some more weight put back on and looking forward to again joining us at church!

• Prayers of thanks that all who attended the Feast of Tabernacles are back home and safe from travel and COVID19. Thanking God, also, for being able to fellowship with old friends and having the pleasure of meeting new friends.

• Bernard give thanks to God for the surprise of having one of the most enlightening, intense, and blessed Feasts ever — certainly not what was expected!