Prayer Request

From Susan Davis

Please be in prayer for my family.  I received a call about an hour ago that my mother passed away peacefully this evening.  I will be traveling to Tennessee in the morning to be with my family and help in preparations for her services.  She has been ill for quite some time and has been under Hospice home care for the past few months.  This was somewhat expected, sad as it is.  Please pray for comfort for my family during this difficult time.  I will provide any details later.  Thank you.

Prayer Request

Susan Davis

Friday, January 11, 2019 11:08 AM

Please continue to hold Caroline Hooker, my son-in-law’s grandmother, in your prayers. A lesion was found several days ago on the front of her brain that is bleeding and it is inoperable. They are moving her to Tranquility this afternoon for 24/7 care. Once they get her stabilized, they will attempt to get her home for home hospice healthcare. They have told her family she probably only has a week or two left. Please pray for comfort for the family as they care for Caroline during this very difficult time. She is the backbone of that family. Thank you.
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Please keep Caroline Hooker, my son-in-law’s grandmother, in your prayers. Caroline has been having some problems recently with her hands, forgetfulness and dementia type incidences. She fell in her laundry room and her son took her to the emergency room thinking she may have a concussion from her fall. The hospital did a CT scan and found lesions on her brain. She has been admitted to Wellstar Cobb Hospital for further testing. Please pray for answers, comfort and healing, as well as for her children and grandchildren as they are very concerned about Mawmaw. Thank you.

Susan Davis

Prayer Request

Please keep Debra Bozeman's mother and brother in your prayers. Debra sent the request below earlier today relating to her mother being found unconscious and taken to the hospital. Please pray for answers, comfort and healing as well as travel mercies for Debra as she travels to be with her family. Thank you.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 12:33 PM

Asking for prayers for my mom and brother. My brother found my mother unconscious and she has to be rushed to the hospital. He is very upset I don't know all the details yet will probably be heading out there soon. Also asking for travel prayers. Thanks!

Prayer Update

Update from Gail Black on her family members.  Please continue to keep Mary and Bill (and their families) in your prayers. 

My sister Mary may go home today. My brother in law Bill Watkins went home from Cobb hospital Wednesday and got very sick during nite and was admitted to Wellstar Kennestone 4am Thursday. Doing some procedures to remove fluid today. He is very very sick. Thanks for prayers for him and his family.

 Please continue to keep Gail Draper in your prayers.  Gail fractured her femur bone in half and underwent surgery with a rod being placed in her upper leg connecting with screws at both her hip and knee.  She has been in Cobb Kennestone hospital since late December.  She has been moved to Anderson Mill Rehabilitation Center and is in room 216.  Please pray for continued healing and comfort as Gail recovers from this terrible fall.  Thank you. 

Prayer Requests

Please holdGail Black’s youngest sister Maryin your prayers.  She is in ICU at Kennestone with lung issues. Gail’s niece Beckywho has been in our prayers has gone home and is doing well. Gail’ brother-in-law, is not doing well either and dealing with pneumonia and a blood clot.  Please hold all of Gail’s family in your prayers as they work through these struggles.  Pray for comfort and healing, and the medical teams working with them.  Thank you.

Update & Continued Prayers-Gail Draper

Please continue to keep Gail Draper in your prayers.  Gail fractured her femur bone in half and underwent surgery with a rod being placed in her upper leg connecting with screws at both her hip and knee.  She has been in Cobb Kennestone hospital since late December.  She has been moved to Anderson Mill Rehabilitation Center and is in room 216.  Please pray for continued healing and comfort as Gail recovers from this terrible fall.  Thank you.

Prayer Request

 Correction – Caroline is at Wellstar Cobb (aka Cobb General), Not Cobb Kennestone.

From: Susan Davis
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 11:08 AM
Subject: Prayer request

Please keep Caroline Hooker, my son-in-law’s grandmother, in your prayers.  Caroline has been having some problems recently with her hands, forgetfulness and dementia type incidences.  She fell in her laundry room and her son took her to the emergency room thinking she may have a concussion from her fall.  The hospital did a CT scan and found lesions on her brain.  She has been admitted to Cobb Kennestone Hospital for further testing.  Please pray for answers, comfort and healing, as well as for her children and grandchildren as they are very concerned about Mawmaw.  Thank you.

Update from Susan Davis

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for my daughter. She was discharged from the hospital Sunday afternoon. She did not require the transfusion, but her blood count did fluctuate up and down which concerned the medical team. Once it went back up and remained stable, they were okay with not giving her blood. The ultrasound didn’t show anything significant in her digestive track, so she just needs to take care of herself, eat better and not drink. She was very happy to be going home before Christmas. Please continue to keep her in your prayers as she recovers at home. Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Prayer Request

Please keep my daughter Kristen Ridinger in your prayers.  Kristen has been in the hospital since Thursday morning with acute pancreatitis.  They have feeding her fluids, potassium, magnesium, etc etc to bring her levels back in balance and are running several test and she may possibly need a blood transfusion as of this morning.  Please pray for answers, comfort and healing.  She's been struggling a lot lately with life in general, over working, marital struggles, not eating right, drinking.  All that contributes to stress on your body and mind.  Pray that God gives her strength to know her choices have been what has put her where she is today and that God, counseling and guidance through issues in life can be balanced by making better choices.  Pray for the medical team at Kennestone as well as they continue to care for her.  They have all been great.  Yes, you can pray for her momma too.  Thank you.

Prayer Request

Please be in prayer for the family of Steven Anderson.  Steven committed suicide on Wednesday and his mother, Natalie sent me a message late last night.  Many may remember Steven was a young man in his early 30's who I became friends with through my son's own struggles and he and I wrote letters to each other over a couple of years and I shared my love for God and he shared his struggles with God with me.  I contacted his mother at one point and took her to see him in prison after they hadn't talked in 3 years.  She had no means of transportation to travel the distance.  God put all that together.  My heart is sad today.  I pray that Steven is now at peace as he struggled with a lot over his young life and I pray that he did realize that God loved him, even when he didn't want to accept it.  Pray for Natalie and her family as they deal with the tragedy of his death.  Thank you.

Urgent Prayer Request

Please keep this family in your prayer.  Pastor April forwarded the information below about their terrible struggle right now.  Prayers also for the medical team attending to Leigh and Van and as mentioned below the parents are in a very fragile state, so only God can heal them and guide the doctors on how best to treat them.  Pray for the children (Ava & Piers) as they struggle with not being able to talk to their parents and understand the complexity and seriousness of this terrible tragedy.  Thank you.

Please pray for a family here in Marietta, Georgia. I don’t know them personally, but they are in need of lots of prayers on their behalf. The mother and father (Leigh and Van) where involved in a terrible accident a couple months ago and have been in the hospital fighting for their lives. They were out in their back yard enjoying their outside gas grill and for some unknown reason the gas grill exploded and burned Leigh and Van over 75% on their bodies. Their children (Ava and Piers) were not outside with them, so they are safe. Unfortunately, the children’s’ lives have been turned upside down, due to their parents health issues. The doctor’s have had to keep Leigh and Van sedated, so they don’t feel the pain of their injuries. The children have been staying with relatives and have not been able to talk with their parents yet. It is a terrible tragedy.

Anyway, If you could pass this informationon for prayers for this family, I know that only God can heal Leigh and Van. They are in a fragile health status, so only God can heal them and guide the doctors on how best to treat them.

 

Pack a Backpack for the Homeless

Mary Justice, who has been involved in helping the homeless for the past few years, sent the request below for those that can help this holiday season.

Jason Winter (Hope thru Soap) is doing his annual backpack blessings this year. The goal is 300 backpacks for the folks on the street.

If anyone would like to donate a backpack or two that would be fantastic and I know Jason would be appreciative and the folks would have a smile on their face.

SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR THE BACKPACK:

Scarfs, toboggans, gloves, hand warmers, socks, tooth brush, tooth paste, hand wipes, blanket, shampoo, deodorant, combs, hygiene items, maybe a paperback book, little notepads, pens or pencils, some non perishable snacks, and a bottle of water. If anyone wants to do a ladies backpack, just add some feminine products.

Also for a child, add coloring or activity books, crayons and bubbles.

The backpacks can be brought to the church no later than the 2nd Sunday in December, I will gather them and deliver. Just place them in the back of the church.