Prayer Request

Decie Rouse – Is in Sarasota Memorial Hospital (Room #879 A)

Dusty & Krystle Massey – They’re at the ER in Sebring

Praises and Prayer Requests

Nathan Glenn Jones – Baptism

Dennis Jones – Baptism

Amber Lynn Jones – Baptism

Hope Senkeleski – Continued prayer for her brother (Matt) – – he was a pedestrian hit by a car on 12-6-12 and he has been in a coma since – – unfortunately there hasn’t been any real progress or change in his condition

Orpha Craib – Prayer for her sister (Mary Clark) – – she’s in a lot of pain and is in the hospital in Indianapolis, IN

Stacie Whaley – Prayer requests:
Tara Green – Miscarriage
Jan Knight – prayer for her parents – – her dad has cancer and her mom has leg pains
Barbara Bailey – prayer for comfort and peace after the loss of her husband (Eddie Bailey)

Marlene Hyde – Prayer as she goes through a few transitions in her life

Richard & Caroline Ellis – Prayer that his surgery goes well Monday (1/7) and that he heals quickly and has no pain when standing & walking afterwards

Crosby Family – Prayer

Wynell Davis (Lori Spinks’ mom) – Prayer for Velda Hall – – she has cancer

Carol M. Knight – Prayer for the family of Margaret W. Clardy (her cousin) – – she passed away on December 18th – – grave side service will be on January 12th @ 11:00 AM

Joy Roberts – Prayer requests:
Barbara Bailey & Family – Husband (Eddie) died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (1/2)
Robert Roberts – Was thrown from a horse on Thursday (1/3) and has a very bruised back – – Praise God there were no fractures
Stephanie Rhoden Lee – High school friend that has brain tumor and liver cancer
Slade Hayman & Family – His dad (Jack Hayman) passed away on Saturday (1/5)

Where He Leads Me I Will Follow!

Wow! All I can say is WOW! God is totally amazing. In my humble pursuit to begin meeting and befriending those in our homeless community as God has called me to I have learned a few things that I’d like to pass along.

They are real people.
It’s totally amazing. So many times we pass right by a homeless person and try to pretend they aren’t really there. I’ve been guilty of seeing a homeless person and making sure to avoid eye contact at all cost. I figured if I didn’t see them see me then everything was fine, I wouldn’t have to stop. This kept them from becoming “real” to me. Stepping out of my box and actually going up to one man helped me learn this next very interesting point.

They know when we are avoiding them.
While sitting down at a table having breakfast with one homeless man I’ve met it was very interesting to see from his perspective how many people avoided him. At least 5 times while were eating together people who know me, who speak to me every single time they see me, only managed to make a small gesture my way simply because of who I was sitting with. I saw the look of his face as he saw each one of these people do their best to avoid having to talk to me because I was sitting there talking to him. WOW…did that ever open my eyes.


Prayer & Praise

Jennifer Whatley – Baptism

April Walkington – Prayer for wisdom & guidance to help her niece (Rosie Schneider) to find the path God would have her follow as she comes to live with them

Ray & Pat Graham – Prayer

Orpha Craib – Prayer for her sister (Vivian Jackson) – – she had eye surgery on Monday (12/31)

Prayer Update

Decie Rouse – Is out of the hospital and back at Resthaven and doing well – – thank you for the thoughts and prayers

Praises & Prayer Requests

Lori Abbott – Rededication and Baptism

Lynda McArthur – Prayer for her son and daughter-in-law (Paul & Olivia) – – prayer that they will fully dedicate their lives to Christ

Dick & Caroline Ellis – Prayer for Dick’s back surgery on Monday (January 7, 2013) – – prayer that all goes well and that this corrects his problem and he will be able to walk & stand again without pain

Yvonne Abbott – Praise – – she’s thankful to God for keeping Kyla safe this past week – – prayers were answered in this emergency situation

Nadia Ybarra – Praise – she’s thankful to God for holding her fast and for continued blessings & favor

Kacy Pitt – Prayer for her cousin and his son that was involved in a bad accident; also prayer for everyone in the path of the winter storms and for all who lost loved ones in Sandy Hook Elementary shooting

Jackie & Skip Tamm – Prayer for our troops and our government

Please Pray

Decie Rouse – Is in Florida Hospital Heartland in Room #244 with congestive heart failure. Please pray for healing.

Tammy & Sarah Crosby – Were in an accident last Friday and sustained minor injuries. Please pray for them as they heal and search for another vehicle.

Harold & Ollie Davis (Gene’s brother & sister-in-law and Lori Spinks’ uncle & aunt) – Ollie has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and only has a couple of months to be with us. Please pray for their family during this difficult time.

Prayer Requests and Praises

Carol Knight – Prayer for her aunt’s family – – her 52-year-old son passed away in his sleep on Friday (12/14)

Hope Senkeleski – Prayer for her brother (Matt Eddings) – – he’s in a coma at Bayfront Hospital following an accident where he was a pedestrian hit by a car

Orpha Craib – Praise – – thankful for the prayers for her sister (Vivian Jackson) – – her eye surgery went very well

Jim & Nancy Parry – Prayer for the families affected by the shootings on Friday in Connecticut