Jan 13 2021

UPDATE

Dear Prayer Partners,
I just talked with LaVona Perkins… she is home and feeling fine. The MRI revealed no blockages, heart or lung problems. Apparently she had a reaction to some medication she took this morning.
She wanted to be sure and thank you all for your prayers.
God Bless


Jan 13 2021

PRAYER REQUEST & UPDATE

Dear Prayer Partners,
Please pray for Jerry & LaVona Perkins. LaVona is in the hospital with a flare up of diverticulitis. She went in through the ER and has been admitted to have an MRI. She was also having some problems with her breathing.


I talked with Shirlee Lockyer today and Mervin is having more problems. Seems he is asperating liquid into his lungs when trying to eat or drink. Because of this he has even more tubes and very uncomfortable. Still seems unclear if it’s caused by Parkinson’s, Covid19, or just to much stress of all that he’s been through.


Jan 11 2021

PRAYER REQUESTS

Dear Prayer Partners,
Many of you know Bub & Barbara Lee. They are music evangelists that live here in Blue Springs and are members at Calvary Baptist Church. Over the years the Lee Family and I have done more revival meetings together than I can remember. The Lee’s, especially Barbara, need our prayers.
Here’s a quote from Bud’s Face Book post… “Tuesday morning Barbara woke up with her blood pressure soaring at very high numbers. After calling her Doctor, she suggested we take her to the emergency room. Barbara suffered a couple of mini strokes that were caused by her blood pressure spiking. But there is SOOOO much good news. She has NO permanent damage. NO paralysis. NO internal bleeding. NO need for surgery. She has feeling and movement on the right side of her body even though it is weak and will need therapy. Her speech has been affected and will need rehab, but she is alert and responsive. We are expecting FULL recovery from this.”
Thanks for praying for my dear friends.


This next request comes for a friend in Texas, Candy Humber…
Please ask your Prayer Partners to pray for Smitty. He is a young man in his early 30’s with a wife and 3 small children. He has been life flighted to a hospital in Houston. He has COVID-19 and pneumonia. He has been on a ventilator for several days. Please pray for a miraculous healing! His wife also had it, but is doing okay now.
Thanks, Candy


Jan 8 2021

UPDATE

Dear Prayer Partners,
I just got a call from Shirlee Lockyer and Mervin is doing much better today. He is still in ICU but they removed all the respiratory aids and just using an oxygen hose on his nose. He was feeling well enough to ask for a phone to call Shirlee and actually carried on a conversation.
Shirlee wanted to be sure and express her appreciation for all your prayers.


Jan 6 2021

UPDATE

Dear Prayer Partners,
Mervin Lockyer spoke today for the first time in a long while. Shirley was encouraged by that buy says he still has a long way to go.
I visited with Don Lee on the phone today. His cancer doctor shared with him that there is nothing more they can do and no options available. Don has decided to go on Hospice care.
Please continue to pray for JC Bellomy. I heard today that the cancer in his kidney has grown into surrounding tissue and grown rapidly. Doctors have said they are out of options. Please pray for his wife Teresa as well.

I believe God is still able to preform miracles. His power never changes. I’m asking the Lord Jesus to miraculously heal all three of these men. I know He is able!


Jan 3 2021

UPDATE

Dear Prayer Partners,

  I just talked with Shirlee Lockyer and got an update on Mervin.  He was taken from the rehab facility and back to the hospital because of a severe UTI and has also tested positive for Covid.  His vital signs are all good, but he is extremely lethargic and tired.  That could be from recovering from surgery, the UTI, Parkinson’s, the virus, or all four.

  Because of the virus Shirlee is not able to see him and that has been very difficult.  Please continue to pray for a miraculous recovery.

  God bless & thank you for your prayers.


Jan 2 2021

UPDATE

Dear Prayer Partners,
This update is from David Brown, Micah Veans’ pastor…
Hello Ron,
Great to hear from you, and thank you for praying faithfully for Micah. He
has been making good progress since coming home. He goes to therapy and has been taking some steps on his own (without a walker, or a therapist’s aid).
Unfortunately, he has not been able to get a prosthesis that is functional.
The specialists he has been to have said they cannot do that. He could have
one for cosmetic purposes, but it would not be functional.
On another note, he and his family have Covid. At this point, he has had
only mild symptoms, but that is a concern.
God Bless, Bro. David


Jan 2 2021

UPDATE

Dear Prayer Partners,
Here’s the latest on Aspen from Joyce Newby…
Ron,
Aspen is now in ICU. She is on a ventilator and her lungs are now functioning at 70%. She has a feeding tube and a pick line. They want to call in hospice but the family is refusing to give up hope. They are praying for a miracle for her life. They are so thankful for each prayer being lifted up for their precious daughter. Thank all of you. What a blessing to have prayer warriors to call upon.
Joyce


Dec 31 2020

UPDATE

Dear Prayer Partners,
Here’s an update from Cindy Martin concerning Steve and Sara Martin…
Ron,
The kids are doing better. Steve returned to work yesterday, Sara is feeling better and the boys are all excited about Christmas. We postponed our getting together for Christmas until later in January. Thank you to you and all who have prayed for our family.
Cindy


Dec 31 2020

Lighten Up A Little

Dear Prayer Partners,
  We have had a LOT of very serious issues to pray for lately.  I don’t know about you, but my heart has been very burdened and overwhelmed.  Just a few minutes ago Joyce Newby sent me an email that reminded me of something. As I thought about her email  several Bible verses came to mind that really helped.
   Ecclesiastes 3:4, “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;”
  Proverbs 17:22, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”
  Hebrews 7:25, “Therefore Jesus is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
  Amid all that is wrong in our world, in light of all those who are hurting and while you’re thinking about all those who are lost without Jesus… don’t forget to take time to laugh and relax a little.
  Yes, I realize there are a lot of devastating things going on with so many families.  I know people are hurting.  And if you look around it’s easy to see many things that will absolutely break your heart.  But, while you’re looking around, don’t forget to look for the humorous things in life.  Things obscured by the immediate needs of the moment.
  I don’t know where Joyce came up with this, but please take time to read the following…

1. The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner.
2. I was so bored I called Jake from State Farm just to talk to someone. He asked me what I was wearing.
3. 2019 — Stay away from negative people. 2020 — Stay away from positive people.
4. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house & their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!
5. This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her dog. It was obvious she thought her dog understood her. I came into my house & told my cat. We laughed a lot.
6. Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.
7. Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?
8. This virus has done what no woman has been able to do. Cancel sports, shut down all bars & keep men at home!
9. I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are!
10. I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
11. I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to the Backyard. I’m getting tired of the Living Room.
12. Appropriate analogy… “The curve is flattening so we can start lifting restrictions now” is like saying “The parachute has slowed our rate of descent, so we can take it off now.”
13. Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go up to a bank teller wearing a mask & ask for money.

I hope this made you laugh!