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SPORTS DAY (football, volleyball, bbq)

posted Jan 31, 2009, 10:48 PM by Tony Huang   [ updated Jan 31, 2009, 10:54 PM ]

EFC LA is holding a sport's day, the location is TBD


Hey all!

Im excited to see God connecting our churches in many ways this year! 

I've attached some info below about the sports day on the 28th, but before you take a look at it, could each church do the following: :)

  • We need a rough estimate of how many teams each church will be having for each sport, so we can be as organized as possible. Please let me know by the Feb. 14
    • If your church does not have enough people for a whole team (for football), let me know ASAP, I will do my best to combine you with another church or work something out.
  • HLA will take care of food, but it will probably be around $5 per person. Could someone from each church be in charge of collecting the money. If you have any questions or want to help contact James Lee (james7ee@gmail.com).
  • A rough estimate of how many people will attend and eat by Feb. 21

The above are more important, but the following would be much appreciated:
  • We need nets for volleyball, let me or Jason Lee (hasuno@gmail.com) know if you can get a hold of one
  • We also need as many flags and cones as possible
  • Also could you let me know if you have people who are willing to ref the football games by Feb. 21


Peter Hsieh

(858) 342-2118


Sports Day Info

When: february 28th

Where: TBD (somewhere in LA)

Lunch: 11:30-12:30

Football: 12:30-3:00 (sharp)

Volleyball: 3:00-5:30

Football is 7 on 7

-tentative rules are here (http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfbfqz6x_372qb38f2)

-please take a look at them and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions

Volleyball is COED

-Minimum of 3 girls per team

-each play a girl must touch the ball at least once

Melissa Update: 10/6/2008

posted Oct 9, 2008, 6:04 PM by Terry c

Dear Friends,

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Melissa was discharged from Health Bridge Children's Rehabilitation Hospital today and arrived home about 5:00 p.m. We rejoice that she is finally back home … something she and we have longed for for months.

God did answer prayers. Melissa is really a miracle. She was hospitalized for 223 days, has gone through 15 surgeries and has suffered a lot of pain. But the Spirit of God has anointed her with power and joy. Melissa smiles constantly every day. We owe that all to God's mercy and grace plus the prayers of so many of you who faithfully lifted her and us in your prayers.

I ask you to continue to pray for Melissa. She still has faces two major surgeries. One is the surgery to replace her left skull which had been removed to allow her brain to swell and not be damaged. The second is the heart surgery where her damaged heart valve will be replaced.

Prayer Requests

During the past three days Melissa has had three episodes of bad vomiting and complains that her heart feels uncomfortable. Last week she had some bleeding in her stomach due to high acidity and was prescribed an antacid. Please pray for Melissa's heart and stomach.

Our insurance company is not willing to cover home nursing care, so we'll need to take over the duties of feeding her, giving her medicine, changing her diapers, etc. This is not easy, so please pray that Marlene and I will have the ability and strength to handle this work well.

God bless you all, and thank you for walking with us through Melissa's journey.

In Him,

Melissa - Prayer Request

posted Jun 21, 2008, 6:44 PM by Yen Lin

Dear brothers and sisters,

I received a call this afternoon from Pastor Yu concerning Melissa.

Her scheduled brain surgery to replace a new shunt on Friday 6/21 at 1:30 pm was postponed.

While preparing for the surgery, the imaging tech noticed a swollen area in Melissa's left leg from MRI, it turned out to be an arterial aneurysm 大動眽腫瘤 about 3 inches in diameter (which is consider very big).

It's not clear how long or when this aneurysm is formed, but one thing the doctors are sure is that if it bursts, it is life threatening!!
The doctors decided to have a surgery/procedure done on Monday 6/23, could you please pray that nothing is going  to happen to this aneurysm before Monday?

We praise God for this accidental discovery, but we really need to ask Him for His protection for Melissa!


Love in Christ,

P.S. Please attend quarterly co-workers meeting 同工會 tomorrow 6/22/08 right after worship service.

Melissa Update- Day 15 in Health Bridge Children Hospital

posted Jun 21, 2008, 6:40 PM by Yen Lin

Melissa Update
Day 15 in Health Bridge Children Hospital (Rehabilitation Center)
393 S. Tustin Ave., Orange, CA 92866

Dear Friends,
I am so glad to report to you how God's continual blessings to Melissa and family.  Her improvements are in deed miraculous.  Some updates as follow:
1.  On 6/22, the doctors are expecting to discontinue all drug based medication.  Pray that Melissa will continue to breath on her own in spite of absence of these medication.
2.  Swelling in the brain seems to be elevated.  On Wednesday, June 18, her CT Scan show shunt was clog, schedule her surgeries will be necessary to replace new shunt on Friday June 20 1:30pm.
3.  Physical therapy is going well.  Pray for her neck strength when she sits up.  One major hurdle and benchmark would be her ability to sit up.
4.  Able to breath on her own for 10 hours per day.
5.  Melissa received a new bed which will allow easier physical therapy maneuvers.
Overall, Melissa condition is stabilizing and improving over the last couple of weeks.  Praise God!!
Prayer Requests:
1.  On Friday, June 20, 1:30pm minor brain surgery replace new shunt will be success.
2.  The house is going through some termite work.  In addition, the downstairs bathroom will be reconfigured to allow Melissa's usage.  Pray that timing will be conducive to Melissa's eventual homecoming.
Pray for God's continued protection over Melissa.
In Him,

SC7 Permission Slips

posted Jun 3, 2008, 11:50 AM by Terry c

Permission slips for Survivor camping are available now.

Melissa Update as 2008-05-30 Friday

posted Jun 2, 2008, 9:25 AM by Yen Lin

Melissa Update as 2008-05-30 Friday
Day 94 in PICU, Children Hospital of Orange County, California
Latest updates for Melissa tonight:
1.  Melissa is still having some fever issues.  At 7pm, fever spiked from 37.3 C (99.1 F)to 39 C (102.2 F).  After Tylenol, the fever was reduced to 38.5 C (101.3 F).  Doctors still don't know what's cause of the fever.  Pray that fever will stabilize to normal reading.
2.  Melissa's whole body was trembling this evening.  Her expression looked like she was scared.  Her eyes were rotating.  Not sure what the trembling means but for sure it's not a seizure.
3.  Heart beat increased to over 150.  This could have been a direct result of the fever and trembling.  Nevertheless, the heart beat is still too high.
4.  Wednesday, the G-tube was put in.  By all observations, it was a success.  Melissa looks like she gained a little weight.  Because of the G-tube, she will be less confined.
5.  Melissa was able to exhibit some facial expressions.  She had a painful look as she reacted to blood drawing.  Another instance, she expressed frowning when she was being adjusted on the bed.  These are good because it implies her ability to have feeling is improving.
6.  Depending on the recommendation of the Neurosurgeon, Melissa may be transferred to the less critical ICU by next week.  Since the NG tube was taken out, her heart beat has been more stabilized.
7.  In about 2 weeks, if Neurosurgeon recommends, Melissa may be transferred to a sub-acute facility to begin some rehab.

8. Thursday, Melissa first time sit up by help of Physical Therapy. after 20 minutes PT exercise, she is so exhausted.
9.  Melissa still likes family and friends to visit.  As she is gaining more strength and awareness, she likes visitors.  As always, please keep your visitation duration manageable.
All in all, God has allowed Melissa's condition to either stabilize or improve.  We have much to be thankful for.  However, we still have much more prayer needs.
Prayer Requests:
1.  Pray that God will take care of the finances as medical bills are starting to come in.  In addition, the future costs of rehab and care for Melissa.  Pray that God will navigate through the insurance maze as well as provision for the entire family.
2. Pray for Melissa future heart surgery to replace damage heart valve.

3. Pray for rehab program can help her to regain speak ability, eating, walking and learning ability.

4. Pray for her psychologically adjustment.

5. Pray for we have enough energy to participate to Melissa rehab program.

Prayer Requests

posted Jun 2, 2008, 9:22 AM by Yen Lin

These are the prayer requests sent to me (Yen) by Kathleen:
Prayer requests for the month of May:
1. Please continue to pray for Beigang, Taiwan. There are  58  churches and 30 individuals responding to this request so far ( including us ).  May God bless not only Beigang area,  but the whole island of Taiwan.
2.Praise God that Melissa's condition is improving ,   Pastor Yu asks us to keep praying  for her.   With our strong  faith  in God and love for  Melissa,  a fully recovery is expected.  
3. Please pray for Peggy's son Brian.  Brian is sick  for a while( having pneumonia )but  has to take an exam this coming Monday before he comes home for a rest.  Let's all pray for him that he will pass this  big exam and have a fully recovery too.                                                                                                          
4.Please keep praying for the health of our brother S.S. Chen.( Ruth Chen's husband )He is allergic to certain food and not feeling well. May God cure him so that he can join us at the prayer's meeting again.
5. Please keep praying for Peter's ( Ruey-Ling's husband) work. Some times he has to wake up at 4 a.m. in the morning and drive to his work. Please pray for his safety at driving ,  and peace in him.
6.Please pray for the location of our future worship.  It's June already .  We have to move out in July from the current  place ,  but the new place is still not found.   This is so important for every one,  so let's pray.....

Melissa's Update 5-20-08

posted May 22, 2008, 6:10 PM by Yen Lin

Melissa Update as 2008-05-20 Tue
Day 84 in PICU, Children Hospital of Orange County, California

Hi Friends,
Some updates from Marlene's e-mail:
1.  Physical Therapist came and helped Melissa sit up.
2.  Dentist came today to remove her bite block.
3.  Occupational therapist is going to exam her more tomorrow to see if she can swallow. According to mom, even if she can swallow, she is not due for her Shark Fin soup yet.  CHOC wants to get all exam and prepare her for physical therapy.
4.  The family was very glad to have Melissa's small group come to visit her last Saturday morning. The girls updated Melissa with some guys stuff and the girls had a great time talking and laughing.  Melissa's eyes teared up when she saw her group. 
 5.  On Saturday, University High School held a great car wash rally for Melissa.  Marlene heard there was big turn out and a long line of cars.  High schoolers were encouraged by the big turn out.  There were 5 friends that came to visit her following the car wash.  Marlene was moved by their friendship:  pure and loving.
6.  Yesterday, Melissa had more friends come and visit her.  Marlene then realized how important it was for them to visit her and know her condition. 
7.  University High school principal John Pehrson came by this afternoon and delivered a Uni high Trojan bear and a card.

The Yu family knows Melissa's school, our church, and community are rallying for her.  According to many of them, Melissa is the daily subject at their dinner table.  Her name has been in their family prayer daily.  They love to see visitors faith grow stronger by visiting Melissa.  Let us keep praying for her complete healing.  Let us experience His Miraculous Work together.

Melissa: Primped, Preened and Connected

posted May 22, 2008, 6:08 PM by Yen Lin

Sent: Tue, 20 May 2008 10:13 am
Subject: Melissa: Primped, Preened and Connected

Dear Friends,

Most young teenage girls that I have ever known spend an inordinate amount of time in front of the mirror; combing tangles, worrying about split ends, making sure that their lip gloss isn't crooked and no brow is out of place. After all, beauty is around the eyes of the beheld. Melissa was no different. There would be no public appearance for her without all that primping and preening.

Children's hospital has done a good job of making an otherwise sad and gloomy place as bright ans light as possible with bright sky blue and cream colored walls. But, there is only so much a hospital can do. Mildred, Melodie and Erin have added to the walls their hand crafted multi-colored craft paper daisies, hung from the ceiling with string. Stars, butterflies and intertwined paper chains adorn the glass pane of the sterile fluorescent light above the bed. Big handwritten posters  from well wishers are taped to the walls along with collages of high school and church friends and large pictures of Melissa with big brother and sisters. While it's not home, it will be her room for at least the next three and a half months.

There are still a few tubes and wires inserted necessarily inserted into Melissa. Monitors still abound. She can breathe on her own, most of the time, and a feeding tube continues to provide nutrition. Although awake, there has been no movement in her arms and legs for the last two weeks. Her eyes mostly stare unfocused seemingly in a bored daze. Her only response has been the long blink of "yes" or no blink for "no." Michael and Marlene have full conversations with this primitive form of language.

Last week Marlene noticed something quite disturbing. Melissa was a little more active and looked up at the ceiling, past the colorful stars and butterflies. She looked directly at the pane of glass above her, and caught a glimpse of something she did not like: herself - emaciated, tubed, hair shorn nearly bald. At that instant, Marlene says, Melissa's mood changed. She stopped trying. After that her arms and legs stopped moving. Her eyes were more dazed than focused. She did not want to see anyone. Although her vital signs were fairly normal, her voluntary functions began to regress.

Last Saturday some young friends came to visit Melissa in spite of her objection. Girlish chatter and laughter filled the room. Talk of boys and gossip about school brought merriment. There was no ability to apologize for her looks, as if she needed to. Her eyes focused with recognition and participation. Her right arm moved a few inches. She was once again connected to her friends and a little part of the world she has not seen for the past 89 days. 

Sunday, the next day, Melissa continued to focus her eyes on visitors. Blink in response to her conversant's questions. Her spirit has rebounded, and she is once again fighting her way back, making progress that is measured in inches rather than miles.

Last evening, Michael was talking to her about her friends visit. A little drop of water appeared in the corner of her eye. "Look," Michael exclaimed. "Marlene, Look! she has a tear for her 'beh-bAH'."


New website

posted May 22, 2008, 5:04 PM by Terry c   [ updated May 22, 2008, 5:13 PM ]

Okay, I guess movabletype was a bit too much. We've moved the interface over to Google Sites; should be easier for everyone to use.

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