|Person Making Request||Name of Recipient||Date||
Request / Answered Prayer or Praise. (To keep information current, requests and answers will be removed in 30 days.)
|Desaulniers, Nicole||Ruth Spieker||03/08||
Nicole Desaulniers has requested prayer for her Grandmother, Ruth Spieker. Specifically she is requesting prayer for Ruth's comfort, healing, guidance and worry.#
04/01 Just an update on my grandma Ruth Spieker. She is out of hospital doing good now. She was staying with my parents for a few weeks. Now she is back at her house with her dog. Thanks so much for all your prayers. God is so good.
|Perepelitza, Morian||Ellen Thunstrom||03/13||
This evening I learned from Marilyn Lehmann that Ellen Thunstrom had come home from the hospital yesterday. During my call to her this evening, she expressed appreciation for your prayers and well wishes. After thirty-one days in the hospital she is extremely happy to be home. She is weak but gaining strength each day. She welcomes phone calls and visits if you are healthy and do not have a cold, etc. She had nothing but praises for the care she received at the hospital by the medical staff. She requests a continuation of your prayers on her behalf.
03/19 Update from Pastor Luc: "Please have the prayer warriors pray for Ellen Thunstrom. The ambulance took her last night at 10:30 pm because she had a stroke. She has gone through a lot lately. They did not let Lyle go with them due to the Corona virus. He called me last night at 11 pm worried about her."
03/20 Update: Rose spoke with Marilyn this evening who reported that Ellen remains in the hospital receiving two different blood thinners to prevent another blood clot from forming.
The blood clot developed in her aorta and went to her brain. Because of her weakened condition the doctors are unable to operate. At this point she is able to stand but unable to move her right leg.
Please pray for Ellen, Lyle and their son as they support her during this difficult time.
03/21 A.M. Update: Ellen has had a second stroke and is doing poorly. She is badly in need of prayers.
03/22 PM Update:
Marilyn Lehmann spoke to Rose a few minutes about Ellen's condition. The doctor told Lyle and the family that Ellen has just a few days to live. Of course this is crushing news to them. Please seriously pray that it is God's will for her to be restored to enjoy reasonable health to do so, but if it is not in her best interest to let her go peacefully to sleep.
Here are words of encouragement from Ellen White:
"At all times and in all places, in all sorrows and in all afflictions, when the outlook seems dark and the future perplexing, and we feel helpless and alone, the Comforter will be sent in answer to the prayer of faith." Desire of Ages 669, 670
03/26 AM Update from Bob Lehmann: "I have valued your intercessory prayers and ...Just want to share the latest, ... the Doctors have opted not to put in a feeding tube, feeling it would merely prolong the agony ... for maybe a month ... apparently it's cancer in there and the brain bleed is massive ... seemingly no hope of recovery ... she seems to fade in and out of lucidity ... it is in the Lord's hands ... I'm so sorry to bear this bad news ... I see only that she will rest till the storm passes by and Jesus comes, in glory ... I believe you can be comforted to know that she had a trusting relationship with our Saviour Jesus!!! God bless you all and have a good rest ... keep free of Covid 19 as best you can."
o3/29 Update: I am sorry to inform you that Ellen passed away late this morning. Pastor Luc just shared the news with me after having received it from Lyle.
Lyle seems to be resigned to her passing, realizing that if she were to live she would not have an acceptable quality of life. Never the less, this is hard news for Lyle and his sons as well as all of us who loved Ellen. I believe that a memorial service will be held for her after this COVID 19 pandemic quiets down.
"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, 'Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'" Revelation 21:1-4
|Ilapogu, Pushpa||Jaspreet, a Punjabi friend||03/14||
“The EFFECTIVE, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (James 5:16). I was reading about intercessory prayer and believe that intercessory prayer make a big difference in the life of the person for whom we are praying. I wanted to share with you and request special prayer for one of my friends here in Abbotsford.
Jaspreet is a Punjabi woman, who was a public school teacher. She had to quit her job and be on disability due to the Auto Immune Disease she got few years ago and her lungs were affected. She had to go through chemo and other related treatments and was forced to terminate the baby she was carrying. Due to this, she was very depressed and guilty and became negative about everything in life and her husband’s family didn’t like her and shut her off. But God gave her a very loving and hard working husband. He introduced her to me and wanted me to encourage her and thus we developed a friendship. We started to talk about God and being positive about life. I started to pray for her because she longed to have a baby and nothing was impossible with God.
God answered our prayers and she became pregnant and the doctors started to tell her about the high risk that’s involved in that and wanted her to terminate the baby, but she and her husband decided to keep the baby no matter what because they believed that children are gift from God. She is 27 weeks pregnant and she has to go to Vancouver 2 or 3 times a week for various tests, gets blood thinner shots daily and etc. Right now, with the Corona virus, she is very nervous and wants more prayers so that she can carry the baby full-term and have a save delivery. She believes in the Almighty God and prayers. Please lift her up to the throne of grace along with Das and me so that this family will know Jesus personally and be saved. Thank you for your intercessory prayers and support."
|Perepelitza, Morian||Lyle Thunsstrom||04/04||
Lyle is very depressed now following the loss of his wife, Ellen. A call or email of support would be most welcome:
Lyle: Home # 604-850-5061
Cell # 778-536-1938
Phone calls are best for Lyle rather than texts or emails.
Son, Myron: Cell # 306-867-6330
If you don't have long distance then text or emails are good.He is looking forward to the day we can go back to church and worship together.
Myron lives across the parking lot from his dad. He took a couple weeks off work to sit with his mom during her last days. When we talked 2 days ago he wasn't sure if he had to back to work this Monday or when. If he does go Monday he's very concerned about Lyle being alone all day. He's more than happy to receive your condolences and he will pass them on to his dad and brother as well. They were very close with their mom and are having a tough time and need to hear from all of us.
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