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Monday, September 27, 2004

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Praise the Lord

GEOFF WAS STANDING FOR 20 MINUTES YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...AND THEY HAD HIM SHIFTING HIS WEIGHT FROM SIDE TO
SIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sylvia Lynn Pate
Exec Asst to Dave Armstrong, OPS VP
WMCA - WWDJ
Salem Media Corporation



Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Urgent prayer request!

Hannah, the baby who the doctors said was born with a brain stem, but no brain, is having multiple seizures. Obviously she does have a brain, but she is in critical condition.

Her parents no sooner brought her back home again from the hospital that they had to rush her back.

For those of you who don't know the story: Hannah's parents were pressured by the doctors to abort her, but they are believers and refused to murder their unborn child. Hannah is several months old, but is a very sick little baby. She does have brain function, but the seizures are rough on her. This whole thing has been a real walk of faith for her parents, as the medical bills mount.

Please pray:
1.) That whatever is causing the seizures will be discovered.
2.) That the right medication to control/heal the seizures...
3.) That the medical bills will be taken care of.

Please bring this prayer request before your churches, cell groups, and with prayer partners. Baby Hannah needs all the prayer she can get. Pray Psalm 118:17 for Hannah, that she will not die, but live and testify to the glorious works of the Lord...AMEN? I am believing that Hannah will be a walking, talking miracle. She already is, but she was not expected to even be born alive.

The Lord bless you all,
Claire

Monday, September 13, 2004

Prayer request from Cathy, our accountant

COULD YOU PLEASE PRAY FOR 17 YEAR OLD MEGAN, WHO IS SUFFERING FROM OVARIAN
CANCER, AS WELL AS HER FAMILY? IN ADDITION TO BEING AN EMOTIONAL DRAIN, THE
CANCER HAS PUT A FINANCIAL DRAIN ON THE FAMILY, WHO WAS STRUGGLING EVEN
BEFORE SHE GOT SICK.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!
CATHY



Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Gateway Pregnancy Centers

GREETINGS TO ALL!

SOME TIME AGO I REQUESTED PRAYER FOR PAUL KIM, A YOUNG MAN WITH DOWN'S
SYNDROME WHO WAS SUFFERING FROM SEVERAL FORMS OF CANCER. HE WAS IN THE
HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT FOR A LONG TIME AND I AM ELATED TO TELL YOU THAT HE
IS DOING VERY WELL - EVEN BOWLING AND PLAYING GOLF! ALL THE GLORY GOES TO
THE LORD BECAUSE THE DOCTORS HADN'T GIVEN HIM MUCH HOPE AT ALL! THANK YOU SO
MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND THANK YOU LORD!



COULD YOU PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING?

1) MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, TOM. HE NOW HAS SOME SCARRING ON HIS LIVER WHICH MEANS
THAT HIS HEPATITIS C IS PROGRESSING. THE DOCTORS ARE ADVISING HIM TO TRY
ANOTHER MEDICATION (THE LAST ONE HAD NO EFFECT) WHICH HAS SIMILAR SIDE
EFFECTS TO CHEMOTHERAPY. IN ADDITION, HE IS LOSING HIS JOB AS OF SEPT. 17.
WE ALL KNOW THAT WITH THE LORD ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD AND WE KNOW
HE'LL COME THROUGH IN THIS SITUATION!

2) THE FATHER OF ONE OF MY CO-WORKERS, WHO WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE
CANCER. IT WAS FOUND EARLY AND WE'RE BELIEVING THAT THE LORD WILL HEAL HIM,
AS HE HAS KEPT THIS MAN'S WIFE FREE OF BREAST CANCER FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

3) THE STEPDAUGHTER OF ANOTHER CO-WORKER, WHO WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH
BREAST CANCER. SHE IS ONLY 31 AND HAD A MASECTOMY LAST WEEK. THIS AFFLICTED
WOMAN'S MOTHER DID OF LEUKEMIA WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 34.

NOTHING IS TOO DIFFICULT FOR THE LORD, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR
FAITHFULNESS AND PRAYERS!

GOD BLESS,
CATHY



Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Praise Reports -

1. Currently Geoff is off all antibiotics! The doctor says that
the infections in his blood are under control, so he's discontinued the
meds.
2. His blood clots in his legs have dissipated! The movement from
therapy is really helping. Geoff was on at least 2 blood thinners for
the clots, now he�s down to one � for maintenance purposes
3. One of the best praise reports is that I found out that Geoff�s
head doctor is a BELIEVER!!!! This is such a blessing, because this means
that he understands that All Things Are Possible With God!
4. Geoff is getting fed through the feeding tube again and seems to
be tolerating it. He�s only been getting about a 30cc�s (about a shot
glass worth) of �medical milkshake� every 6 hours, but they just up it to
50 cc�s every 4 hours and he�s still getting nutrients through his PIC
line (artery IV line)
5. Yesterday, I brought in one of Geoff�s guitars and handed it to
him� he took it and went right into position! J He tried to play but his
right hand is still a little painful and still too weak to strum, BUT I
asked him to �teach me to play�, and he started instructing me, telling
me what open strings are and what not�

More than likely, restricted visitation will be lifted when Geoff gets
transferred to a sub-acute facility, which looks to be happening soon. In
the mean time please continue to pray for him:

1. Geoff still has an ulcer on the heel of his right foot,
hindering total physical therapy�

we need complete and fast healing of that.

2. Linked to the ulcer is a possibility of arterial disease, I�m
not sure why and need to find out more, however join me in prayer in
rebuking that and any further complications in Jesus� name

3. The sooner his abdomen fully tolerates getting fed through the
feeding tube, the sooner his PIC line will be removed thus eliminating
another possible entry for infection. The less openings to his blood
stream the better. Also please keep praying that his colon continues to
speed back to the function of processing his meals at a normal speed,
because then they�ll try feeding him by mouth.

4. Last but not least - Insurance, Insurance, Insurance. . Geoff
is at the point where he�s going to have to pay for his health insurance
out of pocket (a good $500.00/mth). That can be paid because he is
getting disability however, once he goes to sub-acute and if he has to
stay past 30 days, sub-acute will take all of his disability benefits�
but the health insurance will still have to be paid along with his other
expenses (rent, auto ins, etc�) Basically the faster Geoff recovers and
is back to work the less we�ll lose financially. I�m signing Geoff up for
every benefit possible (Soc Sec, Medicaid, Va Benefits, etc), but of
course the best resolution is a speedy recovery. So just please keep the
prayers going. God Bless!



Sylvia