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present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phi. 4:6-7)


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Name(s):

Paul Corbin - added 22 Jan 2014

Pastor N. Ravindhra - added 27Feb2013

Kaylee Troxel - added 21Feb2013

Greg Hartman - Updated 31Jan2013

Pastor John (skin cancer) - Updated 27Nov2012

Name(s) not provided (multiple requests) - added 26Jul2012

Katarina in Serbia - added 11Jan2012

Justin Richeson - Updated 6Jun2011

Paul Corbin (Pastor John`s Brother) - added 22Sep2010

Pastor John (loss of left ear) - Updated 1Feb2013

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Details:

Paul Corbin - added 22 Jan 2014

Paul was at work when he became disoriented and starting throwing up. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital. A scan showed a cyst on his brain. (Notice the doctors did not use the term "tumor" or other term.) Paul will have surgery on Monday morning (the 24th) to remove the cyst. If there are no complications, and the cyst does not return, his current prognosis is good.

Pastor N. Ravindhra - added 27Feb2013

Please pray for Pastor Ravindhra and his ongoing programs:
1. Supporting poor and needy Pastors and Evangelists
2. Feeding destitute orphans, taking care of their education and their sanitary conditions
3. Street evangelism and small group meetings reaching the lost
4. 24-hour prayer cell and small prayer groups, where intercession goes on for world, missionaries of the world, and the peace of this world
5. Reaching the youth through youth camps, reaching children through children`s programs, and reaching the women through women`s meetings
6. Conducting open air meetings, small crusades in rural places and village
7. Tracts and Bible distributions
8. Widows assistance
9. Church planting in villages of Andhra Pradesh

Pastor N. Ravindhra
Bethany Gospel Ministries,
Bethany Church,
Andhra Pradesh, India

Kaylee Troxel - added 21Feb2013

17Feb2013: (from Kaylee`s father, Steve Troxel, God`s Daily Word Ministries) It would not be proper to give an update on our twelve year old daughter without first saying thank you for all of your prayers and encouragement. I`m convinced that your prayers have made a difference in our lives during these last few weeks. Cancer is a difficult issue to face, especially when it attacks a young child; but God has been there every step of the way, and we trust He will continue to walk with us until the end of this current journey.

Of course, many people have been asking how we are doing; and I truly have to say, we are doing great! Kaylee is recovering well from the surgery, she has a wonderfully positive attitude, our marriage is strong, our family unity is solid, our faith is unshaken, and our ministry opportunities have actually increased, particularly through our sixteen year old daughter, Sarah, at the Ronald McDonald House here in Houston. Sure this dark cancer cloud hangs over everything, but, so far, the wind and rain have been relatively mild.

Kaylee will be readmitted to MD Anderson in the morning [18Feb2013] to begin her first round of chemotherapy. She will need three additional rounds of treatment over the next two months with each round lasting a full week. There are many unknowns regarding side effects, but God has given us all a good measure of peace. Please pray that the side effects will be minimal and that His peace will continue.

Prayer Makes A Difference!

Greg Hartman - Updated 31Jan2013

31Jan2013: (from Greg`s sister, Crystal) It`s been a while since I`ve updated but things have been really status quo until yesterday - Greg walked, with TWO feet on the ground, rather successfully. He had an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon Tuesday who basically said "go nuts". Greg is now cleared for full activity on both legs and doesn`t have to wear a brace on either leg at any time. He`s also mastered going up and down one step and even took a walk outside yesterday with his walker! He`s hoping to move home in 2 weeks and get adjusted to life back in his house with plans to return to work, maybe, soon after. It`s great to see him thinking of all of these things. I think [his] healing will go very fast now that he has no restriction on his activity! We hope you are well and continue to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and good wishes!

13Dec2012: (from Greg`s sister, Crystal) Greg made it home! He`s comfortable in his new bed, got out of bed and wheeled around the house a bit and is now resting comfortably. A lot of anxiety seems to be gone and he`s overall happy. We`ll have nursing here tomorrow so Greg can learn the ropes with his PICC line care and antibiotic infusions which he`ll have to do himself over the next month (with my help of course). All in all, a good but exhausting day for everyone!

5Dec2012: (from Greg`s sister, Crystal) I wanted to pass along an update on Greg. We went to Baltimore today for a routine orthopedic follow-up and the surgeon felt that one of Greg`s incisions on his right leg is infected, even after three weeks of IV Vancomycin. He got admitted to Shock Trauma this afternoon and will go to the operating room tomorrow to open up the incision and do a washout of the joint with antibiotic solution. Please send thoughts and prayers that the hardware isn`t involved and won`t have to be removed. Greg really took this as a huge setback and is asking for privacy until after the surgery is over and we know the extent of this recovery. If all the stars align, he`d be discharged back to rehab late tomorrow but that`s uncertain at this point.

2Dec2012: (from Greg`s sister, Crystal) Overall a good weekend for Greg! He`s transferring independently from his wheelchair to bed to commode to couch - and even into the car. We had a family occupational therapy session today and Greg practiced getting into and out of a car - which means, he`s going to get his eviction notice from rehab any day now! They are going to try to stretch his stay until he is done [with his] antibiotics and the PICC line is removed but that`s not a guarantee. Greg will be coming to live with me for some time until he is able to get up and walk around. He is still not allowed to bear any weight on either leg so it will still be quite a challenge. BUT it looks like he will be "home" for the holidays and we are so incredibly grateful for that! He`s come a long way in the 7 weeks since the accident and little by little the Greg we all know and love is coming back! He has another appointment with the orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday which I will accompany him for so we will hope for more good news.

27Nov2012: (from Greg`s sister, Crystal) Greg has done very well since being back in rehab. He`s dressing in clothes during the day and got an actual shower on Sunday night! He`s working well in rehab - doing a lot of upper extremity work and wheeling around like a champion! He will go to Shock Trauma later today for his long-awaited follow up with the Orthopedic Surgeons and Trauma.

26Nov2012: Greg was transferred back to Bryn Mawr Rehab. He`s now in room 110 and his phone number is 484-596-5539. Hopefully a step in the right direction. He will get at least 3 more weeks of IV antibiotics but his fevers are much lower and he appears to be getting better. Goal is to continue rehab to get him independent enough to be discharged!

19Nov2012: (from Greg`s sister, Crystal) Greg had a fairly uneventful weekend except that he had a temperature on Saturday requring a repeat of his blood and urine cultures. Doctors aren`t entirely sure where the bacteria is coming from after all of the extensive testing so they are going to treat him for 4 weeks with IV antibiotics. He will get a PICC line tomorrow for long term IV medication administration and they will also be able to take blood from it to monitor his response to treatment as he has lost a lot of IV sites over the past few days. The plan is to discharge him back to Bryn Mawr Rehab tomorrow so that he can go to his Orthopedic follow up appointment in Baltimore Tuesday. He has been working with PT in the hospital and has done well. He has a lot of burning in his right foot which they are having a hard time getting a grasp on. Hopefully the orthopedic surgeon will liberalize his restrictions and he will be able to do more - stay tuned for that!

5Nov2012: (from Greg`s sister, Crystal) I just got a message from the surgeon that Greg did well - appears they fixed his fractures and he no longer has the external fixator! They also repaired ligaments on the same leg, so hopefully he is done with surgery on the right and just has the left leg to go! They are planning to keep him overnight in Baltimore and then transfer him back to rehab tomorrow.

24Oct2012: (from Greg`s sister, Crystal) Today was a really good day for Greg. He was out of bed, in a wheelchair and learned how to wheel himself around! When I arrived, he was sitting up in bed and watching TV - probably the first time since the accident that he has had the TV on. Two more visitors from work arrived while I was there. They also did an ultrasound of both of his legs today to make sure there were no blood clots hanging around and there weren`t. All good news today!!

15Oct2012: Mr. Greg Hartman was involved in an accident yesterday. He was riding his bike south on Rt. 40 when he got a flat tire. As he was off to the side repairing his rear tire a woman who was talking on her cell phone (according to witnesses) swerved off the road and struck him. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He suffered fractures above and below his right knee and ligament damage on his left knee. He has several lacerations on his face, arms and legs. He also has lots of bruises and "road rash". He has a small pneumothorax (punctured lung) and a broken rib. He is scheduled to have surgery on his right leg later today.



Pastor John (skin cancer) - Updated 27Nov2012

27Nov2012: John`s nose is healing well. Although a 1.4 cm x 1.5 cm chunk was removed, the doctor did a stellar job in repairing what could have been an obvious scar. The same doctor will tweak the results from the first surgery on 7Dec2012.

14Aug2012: John`s biobsy results indicate skin cancer on his nose. Please join us in praying that the cancer can be completely removed with as little tissue removal as possible. Surgery is scheduled for 5Sep2012.

Name(s) not provided (multiple requests) - added 26Jul2012

Please pray for my mom and [me] as we are needing backup prayers combatting witchcraft in our neighborhood. The witchcraft comes in the form of strife, confusion, and high blood pressure. I am praying that either the witch repent of her sins or move. I am also needing to be delivered from OCD, PTSD, bipolar and traits of BPD. Please pray for my moods to be stable as I am nost of the time but sometimes my temper goes off.
Also please pray for a friend who is having eye surgery and will be having a tumor removed and will be having another eye surgery in two weeks.
Also a woman named Jamie has fluid on her lungs, swollen legs, and severe heart problems that could be deadly. We are praying that she [be healed] of her illness and live a long time.
Thanks for your prayers and be blessed.

Katarina in Serbia - added 11Jan2012

From Katarina: [edited] Please, pray: That Our Lord God strengthen the relationship between Dejan M. and me! That any barriers between us will be removed permanently and that we may have a lifetime of happpiness and love together! That God would help Dejan M. [distance himself] from people who enjoy destroying relationships [names removed - God knows who they are]. Thank you for all your prayers. May God bless you always! Praying for you, Katarina from Belgrade in Serbia

Justin Richeson - Updated 6Jun2011

6Jun2011: Justin is back at work! Although he doesn`t remember the time from exiting the airplane up to one month past the accident, his personality and intelligence is still intact. His determination and willingness to fight a lengthy battle are a testament to his inner strength. Please continue to pray for Justin as he continues his fight to regain the use of his legs.

16Nov2010: Justin is out of ICU, and was released from Scott & White Hospital and moved to a rehabilitation hospital! His progress is an answer to prayers. He can receive visitors now, and has been able to use his laptop to surf, e-mail, and work. He is a living example of how much our Heavenly Father cares and loves us! Please continue to remember him and his family in your prayers.

24Oct2010: Justin has been in ICU for 24 days. He has a 102.8 temperature and he has had that since last night. [The doctors] don`t know what is wrong and they can`t bring it down. They are rotating through antibiotics, but no one seems to know anything today. Justin was heavily sedated today. He didn`t talk or move at all. [Pray for Justin`s family, as this is a very tense situation.] The doctors repositioned Justin`s jaw, but didn`t wire it shut [as expected]. The doctor said that he thinks Justin`s kidneys are healed enough, so he is not on dialysis [any more]. Justin had 4 main IV lines with 4 attachments (16 IVs), but now only has 1 main line (4 IVs). He is back on full time respirator.
[Thank you all for the continued prayer support.]

12Oct2010: Here is an update on Justin, some info from his facebook page (thanks Chris)...
[Justin can] move both sides, hands, feet, wrists, fingers. He stuck out his tongue by command. He is completely off ecom, [but still] on kidney dialysis, and respirator. His lungs are oxygenating his own blood. [The doctor] said that he predicts that Justin`s kidneys will make a full recovery, [but] are in real bad shape right now.
He moved a lot today. The trache [doctor] said that in a week Justin will be moved to a smaller trache and he will eventually be given a talk box in his throat so he can talk. Eventually he will be able to talk with his own vocals. He still has lots of hardware hooked to him and lots of tubes everywhere. But his body overall looks better and better each day.
[Thank you all for the continued prayer support.]

From 4Oct2010: On Thursday, 30Sep2010, Justin was seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Although his chute deployed, strong winds threw him into a pole, causing numerous internal injuries and possible head trauma. He is listed in critical condition, but is holding on. Please pray for the miraculous healing from Our Lord Jesus, and for His peace to be with Justin and his family and friends during this trial.

Paul Corbin (Pastor John`s Brother) - added 22Sep2010

After a rough divorce, periods of unemployment, and financial hardships, Paul is having a tough time. Please join us in praying that he will get the help that he so desperately needs to get his life in order.

Pastor John (loss of left ear) - Updated 1Feb2013

1Feb2013: John received his prosthesis in June 2012. Family and friends can`t believe how real it looks. Strangers and acquaintances have no idea his left ear can be removed each night. John can now hear the waves crash upon the shore in Hawaii (the new family home). Thank you all for your prayers.

From 3Jun2010: John and his plastic surgeon agreed on a course of action: getting an ear prosthesis. It`s a slow process, though - and his "new" ear is months down the road. The area around the ear is healing nicely - thank the Lord.

From 10May2010: John suffered through a horrible incident that resulted in the loss of his left ear. Although the Lord saved his life, the surgeons determined the ear was too damaged to re-attach. It will take a few months before plastic surgeons can determine the next step. Please pray for healing and peace.

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