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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Gateway CPA Cathy Horling asks for prayer:

John Santoro wrote:
From: "John Santoro"
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 08:00:32 -0400

A week and a half ago, my dad was diagnosed with stage four cancer. It originated in his prostate spread to his spine, skull, and ribs. All things considered, he was in good spirits and hoped that radiation and hormone therapy would slow the spread and give him a few more years to live. However, a few days ago a blood vessel burst in the left side of his brain and because of a very low blood platelet count, the bleed has not been clotting well. The doctors are doing their best, but his condition does not look too good.

Since the bleed, he has been unable to speak and only makes very slight movements. It's not clear whether he recognizes my mother or me.

This has been a shock for my mom and me since my dad was in excellent health at the age of 76. Just a month ago he was competing in the national 75 and over clay court tennis tournament and he had just ordered a new pair of skis for the winter season. It is good that I live nearby during this difficult time and that my dad is in the hospital where my wife works.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would include my dad and mom in your daily prayers.

Thank you,
John

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Joan writes:

"We have a client with some basic daily needs. She has four boys and a marriage that is in need of our prayers.
We just learned that she needs a refrigerator with four boys and no refrigerator that has got to be tough.

She lives right here in Elizabeth they have no car, no phone but the client comes to visit with us every week
usually on a Wednesday."

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

From Gateway Associate Director Joan Vitale:

"I realize that we at the crisis pregnancy center are so often involved
with the lives of women who have so many needs and we could ask for
prayer for so many of our clients but there is a particular young woman I
would like to ask prayer for if anyone reading this would continually lift up Marie in prayer.

Marie has four boys (the newborn she was very undecided about carrying to term BUT PRAISE THE LORD did.) She also prayed to trust Jesus as her Saviour just two weeks ago ... since then things in her life have gotten worse and it is hard for her to keep the faith... Marie's husband has just told her to leave - they have been arguing - he has been drinking and making calls that are suspicious that might be to another woman.

Here is Marie with four boys,not a u.s.citizen/resident which makes public assistance nearly nil.. We ,Mariel and I continually point her to the Lord and try to get her see that Jesus is the only way - to trust His ways they are not ours. We have been able to help Marie with nearly everything she needed for this baby and we thank the Lord for that...

Please pray for Maria to completely trust in the Lord. WE pray for her
husband for his salvation and for these four little boys ages 9 8, 5 and
five months.. Also that many christians will come along side Maria and
help her to grow and do whatever we can to help her through this most difficult time.. "