Thursday, December 31, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/31 - 8:32pm

Ellie Bivens is out of surgery, from having her gall-bladder removed.  The doctor decided to keep her overnight as she was experiencing lots of pain and nausea.

Lois Haefle (Gary Calloway's Mom) fell early this morning and has injured her shoulder/arm.  They've done xrays, but no results as of yet. 

Payden Daniels is doing GREAT after having his tonsils out yesterday.  He's back to his "old" self!

Tim Keele's brother, Kevin Keele, is back at home from Baylor now.  He has a bipap machine, a new diet and new rules to live by.  They decided against the pacemaker, because of his young age (32).  Please pray for him as he will be making MAJOR life changes.

Charlotte Grooms sent this message today:  "Edwina Barnett and employee at Justiss, sister, Jackie Miles, died unexpectedly on Sun. Services will be at 11:00 Sat at Solid Rock Baptist Church."

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

Prayer Request Update - 12/31 - 12:42pm

Ellie Bivens was just taken back to surgery.  More details later.

Kase Robert Davidson was born at 4:50 a.m on December 30th. He weighs 7.5 pounds and is 20 inches long. Both he and Tara are healthy and doing great!  Click on his name to see his pictures.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/30 - 10pm

Ellie Bivens will have surgery tomorrow (Thursday) morning to have her gallbladder removed.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/29 - 12:05pm

Margaret Lough sent this message today:  "Gene Stallings just called to say that Charlie Parkman has received the results of his tests, at Baylor, and he has leukemia."

Monday, December 28, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/28 - 5pm

Payden Daniels will have his tonsils removed on Wednesday morning at PRMC.

Anna Claire Poore has pneumonia.

Emma McCarter has been sick for about a week with a cough and an ear infection.  The Dr. has put her on steriods to try to rush the healing process.

Marine Cpl. Tyler Graham has been in the Persian Gulf and was granted leave this past week.  Yesterday his mother, Rhonda Gail Miller McCleary, was taken to an ER in the metroplex and passed away.  She was only 43 years old.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  We've had Tyler on the prayer list for a while.  His family is friends of Dinah Border.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/27 - 9:12pm

Charlie Parkman is very ill.  He can have no visitors, but would love your prayers.

Tim Keele's brother, Kevin Keele, was injured this past week in an auto accident.  He's now in Baylor/Dallas.

Linda Easton (friend of Charlotte Grooms) lost her grandmother this week.

Charlotte also asked that we continue to remember little Amber Morin in our prayers also.  She's the 4th grader from Justiss that is in Children's Medical/Dallas with a tumor.

Derald Bulls asked that we keep Karl Louis' family in our prayers.  Karl's father died on Christmas Eve and services will be on Tuesday.

A friend of Haley Bulls, Matt Chandler, has brain cancer and is undergoing chemo and radiation.

Jamie Hyatt will have her eye surgery coming up in the next few days.

Please keep all travelers on your prayer lists this week.  The weather changes at any we found out this week...and we want everyone back, safe and sound.

LACOC will be hosting the PJC Lady Dragons basketball team, starting tomorrow (Monday) as they have come back to Paris to get ready for a tournament.  LACOC will be providing meals for the girls on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday nights.  (Wednesday night they'll have friend chicken with us.)  Derald Bulls is heading up this outreach and can use the help. Please contact Derald for what you can bring and which night.

PANTRY NEEDS: Everything

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree will be Fried Chicken. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

Jan 1: Church office will be closed
Jan 3: LIFE Groups
Jan 7: Men's "42" Night
Jan 13: Ladies Bible Class Resumes
Jan 15-17: Winterfest

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/23 - 2:41pm

Tim Keele's brother, Kevin Keele, was involved in an accident last night.  He flipped his truck 4 times.  Tim is with him now and they are waiting on test results.  He is in the hospital in McAlister, OK.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/22 - 12:04pm

Dinah Border sent this message today:  "Ed & Cheryl Bullard's newest grandson Rylan (Haley's baby) needs prayers. His brain is not telling him to breathe when he is asleep. He was put on meds and will go back next week to see if it's working. If it's not working they will change treatments."

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/20 - 7:23pm

What a wonderful message Patrick brought us this morning..."A Savior Has Been Born".   I had not watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in a long time, but Patrick reminded us that even a child's cartoon can bring the message of the Savior's birth.  If you'll click here you can see the clip.  The good news is NOT something you can keep to yourself...and why would we?

Dennis & Kristy Nutt and their children came forward this morning.  They've moved back to Paris and want to work with LACOC again.

It was so wonderful to see Jean & Bill King at church this morning!  And to hear Bill remind us that "Our God is an awesome God!"

Brenda McBride, sister of Joy Lowry, went forward this morning asking for prayers to "seek the heart of God".

Please keep the Garrett's in your prayers as they travel to Georgia to bring Landon home for the holidays!

Donna McGee was taken to the ER this morning.  No other details are known at this time.

Please remember the families that have lost loved ones this week.  The Townsend family lost their little baby girl, Brooklyn.  The Carmicle/Denison Family in the sudden loss of Seth.

Tanya Welch asked for prayers for Sherry's Mom, Hazel Cross.  Miss Hazel is 91 and is "just wearing out".

Keely Kennedy's nephew, Logan is 10 months old and in Children's Medical/Dallas, being treated for scoliosis.

Shelle Fowler asked for prayers for the Mom of their friend Jeff Cummings, that she has a successful recovery from surgery.

Carole Anderson asked for continued prayers for her cousins, Pat & Curbe Goolsby.  They are having health and family issues.

Amber Morin, 4th grader at Justiss Elementary, is in in Children's Medical/Dallas with a tumor on her carotid artery and an infection that has spread over her body from an ear infection.

The PJC Lady Dragons basketball team will be involved in a tournament, during their Christmas break. Once again LACOC will be providing meals for the girls. Derald Bulls and Coach Sean LeBeauf will be getting back to us with details as the time draws near.

You are invited to a pot luck lunch at the Woodall Ranch on Friday, Dec. 25th at 12noon. Bring a dish and your favorite game, or just bring yourself! Spend Christmas afternoon visiting.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Crackers & Pasta (spaghetti)

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree will be Pizza. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

Dec 23-25:  Church office will be closed
Jan 1:  Church office will be closed
Jan 7: Men's "42" Night
Jan 13: Ladies Bible Class Resumes
Jan 15-17: Winterfest

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/19 - 7:05pm

Charlotte Grooms sent this message today:  "A fourth grader from Justiss Elementary, Amber Morin, is in Children's Medical/Dallas at this time fighting for her life.  She has poisoning all over her body from an ear infection.  After getting her to Dallas, they found that she has a tumor on her carotid artery.  They did surgery on her on Thursday, but the tests from yesterday said that she wasn't doing well."

Friday, December 18, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/18 - 4:14pm

Kathy Daniels' Mom, Barbara Adams, had a series of tests on her heart yesterday.  Dr. Hashmi told her she had a "beautiful heart"!  God is so good!

Debra Usry asked that we keep her daughter, Jill, in our prayers for safety and protection.

Payden Daniels will have his tonsils out on Wednesday, December 30th.  Also, his Mom, Kimberly, has been having problems with kidney stones again.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/15 - 11:29am

Bill Gordon is at PRMC South, Room 506, with severe internal bleeding. His wife is Maureen, Herschel and Lee McClain's daughter.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/14 - 9:47pm

Thank you for reminding us Patrick, that the story of Jesus should never grow old in our hearts.  And I totally agree that the people of Christ should show joy in their hearts and on their faces!  Jesus gives us HOPE - we should rejoice and be glad in it!

Charlie Parkman has an illness that causes him to get sick very easily.  Please limit your contact with him...our first instinct is to go up and hug him - but we can't....please try to remember this!

After 4 months in the hospital and in rehab, Jerry Pearce will be coming home this Friday, Dec. 18th!

There are 11 more names for food baskets that need to be taken care of.  Please contact Gina Barnett to let her know that you'll be able to help with this wonderful ministry.

The PJC Lady Dragons basketball team will be involved in a tournament, during their Christmas break. Once again LACOC will be providing meals for the girls. Derald Bulls and Coach Sean LeBeauf will be getting back to us with details as the time draws near.

You are invited to a pot luck lunch at the Woodall Ranch on Friday, Dec. 25th at 12noon.  Bring a dish and your favorite game, or just bring yourself!  Spend Christmas afternoon visiting.

PANTRY NEEDS: Boxes of Mac & Cheese

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree will be Turkey & Dressing. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

Dec 20:  Family LIFE Groups
Jan 7:  Men's "42" Night
Jan 13:  Ladies Bible Class Resumes
Jan 15-17:  Winterfest

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009


If you are considering the organizing food for sick folks position...please contact Margaret at the church office.  Please and thank you!

Prayer Request Update - 12/10 - 10:51am

Lance Johnson has ALS (Lou Gherig's disease).  Please keep Lance, Cari, Selena & Sophia in your prayers.  He's having more complications.

Jay & Gay Spencer's new grand-son has been named.  His name is Quinn Spencer Phillips!

Jean King is now at HOME!  After 11 weeks in ICU and Rehab!

The Secret Sisters Revealing is this Sunday - Room 6 - 3-5pm!  Please bring the final gift for your S.S.
We will also be drawing for new Sisters - so, if you've never been a part, please come and join's so much fun and so uplifting!  If you have any questions, please see Kathy Daniels.

The church is in desperate need of someone to organize folks to take food to those that are sick, just come home from the hospital, etc.  Please contact Monica Jones if you would be interested in heading this up..

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/8 - 7:11pm

Jay and Gay Spencer are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new grandson today!  Kory & Jayme Philllips had their newest addition today!  He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and 21 inches long.  Everyone is healthy and doing great!  Baby doesn't have a name yet....I'll get back to you with more details as they become available!  Click here to see their pictures and blog.

Mike Girod (uncle of Patrick, Jay & Melissa) has been diagnosed with emphysema and congestive heart failure.  He's been in the hospital, but is at home now.

Mindy Bulls' uncle, John Maple, has been diagnosed with leukemia.  He's a professor at Oklahoma Christian College.

Gary Border is out of the hospital and recovering at home.

Emmett Williams (John's 2 yr old nephew) started chemotherapy today and is scheduled to have surgery to remove the tumor, soon.

Gina Barnett called this afternoon and said there are about 20 families that need food baskets.  Can you help out? 

I received this message from Lindsay McCarter today:  "As most of you know, I am a teacher at Justiss Elem. We have a program this time of year called "Christmas for Kids" in which people in the community can adopt one of our students for Christmas. We have 14 kids that have not been adopted. If you personally would like to help, or if you are a part of a business or organization that would be willing, please contact Marla George (Justiss school counselor) at Thank you and God bless!"

The PJC Lady Dragons basketball team will be involved in a tournament, during their Christmas break. Once again LACOC will be providing meals for the girls. Derald Bulls and Coach Sean LeBeauf will be getting back to us with details as the time draws near.

SECRET SISTERS:  Don't forget this Sunday is the revealing!  Bring your last gift for your S.S.  We will fill out our sheets and draw for the next 6 months.  If you've never been a part of S.S. - this is the time to join!  It's such a blessing and such FUN!

PANTRY NEEDS:  Hot & Cold Cereals


Dec 12: Teen's Progressive Dinner
Dec 13: Secret Sister Tea (Bring your final gift and draw new names.)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/4 - 10:24pm

Dinah Border sent this message tonight regarding her husband:  "Gary had an echogram that inducates some blockage. A heart cath is scheduled for tomorrow. Despite ALL the medical problems & NUMEROUS surgeries, I believe the Lord has covered Gary with His presence. How else could he have survived all these years. Prayer was and still is a MAJOR factor. Dear family and friends, near... & far, I thank God for you. May He bless each of you."

Payden Daniels was released from the hospital today.  Still no results!  Thanks to everyone for your prayers, but please continue to pray for him.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Prayer Request Update - Dec. 3 - 11:16pm

Payden Daniels is scheduled to be released from Children's Medical/Dallas tomorrow.  Please continue to pray specifically that there will be an "episode" that will give them answers as to why he is having seizures.

Derald Bulls sent this message today:  "Coach Sean LeBeauf, lost his sister, Nicole, to cancer Sunday morning. He's been in Louisiana part of the week and was back in town to coach last night and will depart again today or tomorrow for her funeral which will be Saturday I believe in Luling, LA.    Nicole was 41 and a middle school principal. It has been really hard on Sean."  Click here to read the information I found on the web. 

Jenifer Cooper sent this message today:  "Destiny Maxfield is the 18 year old senior here at North Lamar that I had asked for prayers for a few weeks ago. She is in remission from pancreatic cancer she had at age 14. At that time her spleen and over 60% of her pancreas were removed They gave her 1 to 3 years to live and said the cancer would come back. She's on year 4, but her immune system is very weak and she is not doing well at all. The cancer is not back yet that they know of, but she is still very sick. She has missed a lot of school. Please pray for her health and that she will be able to graduate with her class this June."

Evie Taber (co-worker at FFCB) will be having surgery on Dec.14th to remove a cyst on her ovary.  She's very worried about this and would like our prayers.

Ozie Battle will have surgery at Baylor/Dallas on Monday to have a defibulator inserted.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/2 - 9:08pm

  • Ed Bullard is doing great, following his bypass surgery last week!  He went home today!
  • Jean King is continuing her rehab at PRMC/North.  They will do a CT scan and if it's ok - she may get to go home next Tuesday!
  • Jerry Pearce was able to go home one day during the holidays.  He hopes to be at home permanently by January 1st!
  • Charlie Parkman went home from the hospital today.  He has a treatable condition, but it is not curable.
  • Payden Daniels is in Children's Medical/Dallas.  He did have a couple of "episodes" today while he was hooked up to the machines. 
  • Carole Anderson's echocardiogram tests came back good today!
  • Mark Barnett is suffering with the shingles.
  • Merlan & Louise Payne are making their way to Paris!  They will be here for a year this time!  We pray for their safety during their drive here.
  • D.J. Bulls will graduate Dec. 12 from UT/Arlington with his Master's Degree in Choral Conducting and Music Theory.
I received this update from Brent & Jill Nichols (missionary team in Brazil) today:  "Hope you had a great thanksgiving and are getting ready for a happy holiday season. Things here are moving quickly as we hope to sign a contract in the coming week on a home for our worship services. Please continue to remember us in your prayers as there are still several obstacles to work around. God is faithful and is continually looking out for us. Have a blessed week and thank you for your support and encouragement."    Click here for this month's team newsletter.

Prayer Request Update - 12/2 - 9:33am

Ladies - Don't Forget:  The Ornament Exchange will be tomorrow night (Thursday) at 6pm at the church in Room 6.  Bring a wrapped ornament and finger foods!  Let's get ready to rumble!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/1 - 9:23pm

Please keep little Payden Daniels in your prayers over the next couple of days.  He will be admitted to Children's Medical Center/Dallas for 48 hours observation. 
You're going to think that this is a "strange" prayer request - but please pray that one of the episodes happens while they are there, in the hospital, and he's hooked up to the machine. 
He only gets a 30 minute playtime in the morning and a 30 minute playtime in the evening - the rest of the time they are in a confined room.  You know this will be hard on a 3 yr old, and his Mommy.  So, please also pray for Kimberly as she is nervous about this and yet she wants them to find out what's causing these new seizures.

(This picture will give you an idea of what this little guy goes through while he's there - this was taken back in the Spring, on his last visit. There are numerous electrodes attached to his head, then they wrap it with gauze, they are then attached to a machine that he has to carry that the electrodes are hooked up to....then it's attached to the wall, sort of like he's a leash.)

Prayer Request Update - 12/1 - 12:43pm

Charlie Parkman is in PRMC/South - Room 315.  He was admitted yesterday afternoon, after a bone scan showed his blood count was really low.  His Parkinson's medication may be interferring with his blood cell production.  They are giving him a blood transfusion today.  They will be discussing with the doctors, his options going forward, as this is life threatening.  Charlie asks for our prayers. 
Just a note:  If you have any idea that you may be ill - please don't go visit Mr. Charlie.  Thanks!

Kimberly Daniels is waiting for Children's Medical Center/Dallas to get back in touch with her so they can get Payden admitted for observation.  He had another seizure last night and the neurologist increased his meds for his night dose.  Please keep, not only Payden but, Kimberly in your prayers.

Jan Jenkot (former member, who's daughter Jamie just passed away last month), had a heart attack sometime over the holiday week.  She was hospitalized Sunday in Durant and sent to OKC yesterday.  They put in 2 stints - 99% blockage in one & 90% in the other.  (They did the procedure where they went through her wrist, not her groin.)  She is doing great and will come home today.  Please keep this family on your hearts as Jan recovers.

Phil Fletcher (friend of the Bulls) is continuing to be in Medical City/Dallas.  He had an allergic reaction to a heart rhythm medication that has injured his lungs severely.  (They have trouble holding oxygen.)  He is in a drug induced coma to try to hellp his lungs repair themselves.  This may take as long as 7-8 weeks if successful.  His wife Carolyn asks that we please keep him in our prayers.

There's so much sickness going around right now - please take care of yourself!