Sunday, July 31, 2011

Prayer Request - 7/31 - 9:09pm

Kanyon Phillips is out of ICU and resting comfortably in a regular room at Children's Medical/Dallas. Keep those prayers going!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/30 - 11:29am

Little Kanyon Phillips is in ICU at Children's Medical Center/Dallas.  He is fighting a stomach bacteria. This little guy is such a fighter. Kanyon was born at 25 weeks and has an incredible story of courage and strength.

Kenda Zant Felker is at St. Paul's Hospital/Dallas.  They've placed a tube in her neck to draw blood.  They will filter it and give it back to her.  She'll be there until at least Friday.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/29 - 9:20pm

Jay & Gay Spencer's grandson, Kanyon Phillips (Jaymie's son), has a virus and is dehydrated.  They were going to get him to a hospital in Dallas.

Please continue to pray for Dylan Ballard.  He has pneumonia, the swelling in his brain has gone up, and he's now on dialysis as his kidneys aren't working.  Please look to the right of this posting, you'll see links to websites.  I've added Dylan's caringbridge page there.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/28 - 4:16pm

Anna Zant's daughter, Kenda Felker is in St. Paul Hosp. Her vision is blurry. An MRI showed more brain leasons/MS acting up. They are doing a plazma exchange.

Mike Grigsby had another stroke. One side effected again. Is in PRMC-S 508.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/27 - 3:50pm

Karen Cato said that her mom, Doris McGill, is not receiving visitors today. They've had a rough night and morning. Karen respectfully requests no visitors today. She can/will visit outside the room if anyone does come to visit.

Made To Crave Class - 7/26 - 8:55am

The Made To Crave class will be re-starting tonight.  Sorry for the short notice.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dylan Ballard Update - 7/26 - 9:06pm

Please continue to remember Dylan Ballard in your prayers.  He is still in a coma and was to have surgery tonight, but it wasn't able to happen! 
Dylan's 21st birthday is tomorrow (Wednesday the 27th) and the family has asked that everyone who can, go to East Paris Baptist Church at 12:15-12:45 for prayers for Dylan.
If you would like to follow Dylan's fight, please go to to read the updates.

Prayer Request - 7/26 - 5:51 pm

Please keep the family of little Elijah Friesen in your prayers.  He was the little 5 yr. old boy who received a heart transplant last October and has been on our prayer list off and on since then.  He passed away today.  No other details are known at this time.

Update -7/26 - 11:30 am

Just talked with Molly Woodall.  She had her check-up with the doctor this morning & the doctor said her eye looks great.  Molly said her vision is very foggy.  Please continue to pray for clear vision for Molly!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/25 - 11:15am

Doris McGill fell & broke her pelvic bone on Saturday. She is in PRMC-South. (I will have to get back with you on a room number.) Pray that she heals quickly.

PRAISE!!! Molly Woodall's surgery went as planned. She did faint in recovery but is doing fine now. They removed 80% of the scar tissue in her "bad" eye. She will return to the doctor in the morning to have it checked again.

Prayer Requests - 7/24 12 pm

Debra Usry requested prayers for Lucas Simpson. She asks that we pray for Lucas as he gets settled with living back home. Words & cards would be appreciated. Debra also requests prayers for the family of Wade Witmer who died in a car accident early Saturday morning. There were 4 other young men involved in that same accident. Please pray for them & their families.

Michael McCarter requests prayers for Aaron & Justin McBride. Justin had part of his brain removed last week because of complications from seizures.

Lindsay McCarter asks that we pray for Dianna Welch. She has a bone infection. She will be having a bone biopsy this week to rule out cancer. She is going to be on IV antibiotics at home for six weeks.

Terry James requested prayers for Leatrice James for knee surgery & recovery.

Please remember to pray for Alan Boyd & his family. Alan's father, Terrell, passed away unexpectedly on Friday. Funeral services are at 11am on Wednesday, July 27th at First Baptist Church. The family is to receive friends from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday, July 26th at Starrett Funeral Home.

Dustin Anderson has been deployed to Afghanistan as of Sunday. Please pray for him & all of our troops.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Services for Wayne Tolbert

Services for Wayne Tolbert; Visitation Sun. July 24 from 4-6pm at Bright Holland Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Monday the 25th at 10am, at BHFH.  Military services at Evergreen cemetery at 11am.
Please keep Myra and the girls and their families in your prayers.

Prayer Requests - 7/23 1:15pm

Please pray for the young men and their families that were involved in serious car accident last night.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/22 - 2pm

Terrell Boyd died unexpectedly today at 12:05pm at PRMC/North.  No other details are known at this time.

2 young ladies from Ashley Ervin's volleyball/basketball/softball team in Dodd City, were involved in a car accident last night in Leonard.  The car flipped, but other details are not known.  16 year old Alex died and Breanna (also a teenager) was Care Flighted to Parkland.  There were also 2 young men in the car with the 1 died and the other also Care Flighted to Parkland and is still in critical condition.  Please pray for the kids, families as well as Ashley and the other coaches as they grieve together. 

Prayer Requests - 7/22 - 8:56am

Our Brother Wayne Tolbert passed away last night around 9:30pm.  (Bright Holland Funeral Home will have charge of the services.)  Please keep sweeet Myra and the family in your prayers.

Anna Zant asked that we pray for Velma Henry, who lives in Roxton.  Velma was told that she has cancer and they couldn't do anything.  But now, they say she can have treatments.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

PRAISE - 7/21 - 6:17pm

PRAISE:  Robyn Figgins and Cari Johnson's Mom, Peggy Smith, has NO cancer!  Test results all came back negative!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/20 - 9:09pm

PRAISE:  Luke Fowler was baptized on Sunday night.

PRAISE:  Margaret Lough received results of her last blood work and CA125 test for cancer.  Everything was GOOD!  September will make 5 years since her surgery for cancer!

April McClour asked for prayers for her friend, Caity Skye and her new baby girl Deliah.  Caity had to have an emergency c-section and Deliah was a month early.  The baby girl has had one surgery and will have more soon.

Brittany Twitty asked for prayers for her health.  She has an appointment with a new doctor next week and tests that will be performed.  She is diabetic and is hoping that her levels will be where they need to be and that new meds will help.

Lesa Bulls asked for prayers for Haley.  She is finishing up her college studies and is interviewing for jobs.

Prayer Requests - 7/20 - 11:52am

Loretta Nabors' Mom, Dorothy Hyman, has already had her biopsy and is doing well.  They will call the Dr. tomorrow to set up an appointment for the results.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/19 - 7:03pm

Loretta Nabors sent this prayer request:  "Mama's liver biopsy is in the morning at Baylor/Plano.  We have to be there at 8am, and the test is around 10.  It will take about an hour for the test and then they have to watch her for at least 2 hours after.  Pray she does OK with the riding and the procedure."  Loretta's Mom is Dorothy Hyman.

Robyn Figgins' Mom, Peggy Smith, is doing well after her surgery on Saturday, at Good Shepherd/Longview.  They should hear from the test results in the morning.   

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/17 - 5:43pm

Please keep the following in your prayers:
  • Marcelino and his family as they are traveling in Mexico at the Bible Seminar.
  • Debra Usry's friends, Marcus and Jennifer Cartwright and their children, are moving here from Ponca City, OK, this week.
  • Robyn Figgins and Cari Johnson's Mom, Peggy Smith, had surgery yesterday.  Should have results of the tests on Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • April Goode (Jennifer Cooper's friend) is continuing to have health problems.
  • Robert Ground (Lesa Bulls' uncle) is having multiple health issues and is in Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
  • John Miller (friend of the Bulls') has dementia and Derald asked for prayers for his wife as she is caring for him.
  • Keely Kennedy asked for prayers for Gwyneth Kennedy as she has surgery for colon cancer on July 20th.  She also asked that we remember Ashleigh Kennedy as she is struggling with sin.
  • Vera Wilson asked for these prayers: Highland Wilson, that the Dr. can find the right meds for her mental health; Liz Small that she will go into remission from her cancer; and for Judy Anderson that she recovers from her upcoming back surgery.
PRAISE:  Jacob and Chandler Jones were baptized at Camp Deer Run on Thursday night.

PANTRY NEEDS: Peanut Butter

LATCH KEY: An assistant position is open in the Latch Key program for the coming school year. Hours are from 2-6pm on school days. Please see James Hanley if you are interested in this position.

July 19:  Youth Group Tag Team Tuesday 12-3pm
July 19: H.A.L.O. @ 6:30pm

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Prayer Request - 7/16 - 9:04pm

Robyn Figgins' and Cari Johnson's Mom, Peggy Smith, had surgery today at Good Shepherd/Longview.  Robyn sent this message:  "The Dr sent the polyp and the 1/3 of her stomach they removed to pathology for testing and we should know something by Tuesday or Wednesday."

Prayer Request - 7/16 - 5:42pm

Kristie Lee sent this message:  "Thank you for the prayers for baby James Sikes. He became one of God's angels this afternoon at 3:50 p.m.  Please continue praying for his parents Matthew and Kara Sikes."

Friday, July 15, 2011

Prayer Request - 7/15 - 5:51pm

Robyn Figgins' and Cari Johnson's Mom, Peggy Smith, was to have laproscopic surgery this morning to remove a polyp on her duodenum.  They tried to remove it and couldn't.  She will now have surgery on Saturday morning at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.  Robyn said that it appears to be cancer.

Kristie Lee sent this message this afternoon:  "James Camden Sikes is an 8 month old who was diagnosed with a tumor on June 23rd, had it removed and it has aggressively come back already. Doctors say it is the worst tumor they have ever seen. His parents, Matthew and Kara took him home Wednesday night to let him pass in peace at home and not hooked up to machines in a hospital. His website is But PLEASE don't read it unless you want to bawl. That's all I've done for the past few days. His parents are friends of a friend of mine and they need our prayers desperately!"

Debra Usry sent this message from her high school friend Mac Broadway.  "On Friday, May 20, 2011 my 17 year-old son, Jacob Broadway had a non fatal automobile accident traveling from Paris Texas (our home) to Austin Texas to visit his mom, Grandparents and friends graduating from High School. Jacob was on Interstate 35 South, just north of Georgetown. He fell asleep and hit a guardrail which started his truck in a roll. The rolling vehicle was stopped by a 4 foot diameter freeway sign post and burst into flames.
Jacob was rescued by fireman returning to Georgetown from a training exercise out in the boon-docks. They just “happened” to hit the access road of I-35 within seconds of Jacob’s accident, and “by chance” decided to go take a look at a huge puff of black smoke opposite the direction they were traveling. When they pulled him from the burning vehicle, Jacob was barely conscious and on fire.
Had they arrived three minutes later, they said, Jacob would have burned alive. Jacob suffered burns over 30% of his body, multiple breaks to left and right legs, broken collar bone, ruptured spleen, and more. I don't believe in consequences, at least not like Jacob's rescue.

He was taken to Seton Hospital Emergency Room in Round Rock Texas, stabilized then flown to Memorial Hermann Shock Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU) in the Houston Texas medical center. Jacob remained in STICU one week, was moved to the Hermann Burn Unit room 834, and will remain there for at least 3-6 more weeks. Afterward, he’ll undergo in patient rehabilitation for, well, I’m not sure how long. When he leaves the hospital, he’ll be on out-patient rehab for probably 1 to 2 years.
Doctors and nursing staff say youth is on his side and he will likely recover quickly and completely.

I still live in Paris. I've been here at the hospital since Jacob's accident. Don't know for sure where Jake will rehabilitate, so don't know where I'll be after his stay in the Hermann Burn Unit."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Prayer Request - 7/14 - 8:25am

Kristen Bollman & Vadim Lukas' wedding has been postponed.  Their shower, for this Sunday, is cancelled.  They request that you respect their privacy and be prayerful for them.

Heather Cannon is at home from the hospital now, but they now think it is an allergy and not an infection.

Whiz Creighton is home from the hospital at this time.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Prayer Request - 7/13 - 9:56am

Jody Humphrey's Mom, Bonnie Humphrey, passed away on Monday.  Visitation will be Thursday morning from 9-9:30am at Wood Funeral Home in Bogata.  Graveside services will be at 10am at the Cuthand Cemetary.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/12 - 7:33pm

  • Sue Munday will have cataract surgery in the morning (Wednesday) in Tyler.
  • Sharon Fendley says that Camille Wideman (Kristen Fendley's grandmother) recently had a lumpectomy and will soon begin chemo.
  • Hershell L. Barnes, Wayne and Myra Tolbert's son-in-law, passed away on July 5th.  (He and Wayne's daughter were here to visit during the holiday.)  His funeral was Sat. July 9th.     Also continue to remember Wayne as he is not doing well.  There is still a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center to take meals to them.
  • Ed Bullard continues to recover ... his daughter Kristi stated that he is eating and gaining strength daily.
  • Dinah Border sent this message:  "Our young friend, Tyler Graham USMC in Afghanistan, was notified by Red Cross that his other granddaddy died (not Harmon my neighbor/friend). In less than two years, Tyler's mother, daddy and now his granddaddy all died. Tyler could not come home but was able to call his grandmother."
  • PRAISE: Misty Gage and those with the Education Talent Search at PJC have been funded for another 5 years!
  • Anna Zant's granddaughter, Jayla Davis, broke 2 of her fingers. She is a gymnast and it affects her competition. Prayers for speedy recovery.
  • Lillian Welch (Mark Welch and Dianne McFadden's Mom) is continuing to have health problems and is very weak.
  • Derald Bulls' friend, George Kimbrough, is continuing to go through chemo, another 6 months. Please pray that it won't be as severe on his system as the last round was.
  • Carol James' friend, Shawn Hammock's 8 year old daughter was killed in an automobile accident.
  • Debra Usry asked for these prayer requests: For her grandson, Lucas, as he continues to gets used to being home from Boles. For her niece, Heather Cannon, as she is now at home, recuperating from an antibacterial infection. For continued healing of Jacob Broadway after a severe car accident about a month ago. And for her son Charlie and family as they are traveling to San Antonio this week.
  • Remember all of those who will be riding in the Tour de Paris this weekend. For their health and safety .... and for lower temperatures. Robyn Figgins, Michelle Anderson, Vicki Humphrey and Alex "the intern".
PANTRY NEEDS:  Boxes of Macaroni & Cheese

LATCH KEY: An assistant position is open in the Latch Key program for the coming school year. Hours are from 2-6pm on school days. Please see James Hanley if you are interested in this position.

July 15: Youth Group Frisco Rough Rider Game
July 16: 90th Birthday Party for Doris Wooldridge
July 17: Wedding Shower for Kristen Bollman and Vadim Lukas
July 19: H.A.L.O. @ 6:30pm

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/7 - 5:44pm

Heather Cannon had her wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday.  She was in terrible pain this morning, her Dad took back to the dentist office, they sent her to the ER.  She was then admitted to PRMC/S Room 518, with a bacterial infection.

Heath Fowler's Mom, Erma Fowler was admitted to PRMC/S last night.  She's been ill since Memorial Day.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Prayer Requests - 7/6 - 8:01pm

Dannie Weeks sent this message:  "A dear friend of mine, Peggy Moss, will be having surgery on Thursday, July 7, to remove the lymph nodes on the left side of her neck. Her melanoma has resurfaced in her lymph nodes. The doctors are optimistic that the surgery and radiation (and possibly chemo) will take care of the problem. Please keep Peggy and her family in your prayers."

Dalia Dickson, a former member, had a heart cath procedure today at PRMC/North and had one blockage.

Please keep Brittany Twitty's family in your prayers.  Her cousin, Trisha Lane, was admitted to a hospital in Dallas on Sunday (complications with her diabetes), then on Monday she had an aneursym and they declared her brain dead.  The family turned the machines off today and she passed away.  She was only 28 years old.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Prayer Request - 7/5 - 9:02pm

Ed Bullard, has been moved to PRMC/North Dubuis-Room 511.

Weekly Update - 7/5 - 4:47pm

  • PRAISE for Rusty Cooper's niece, McKayla Doolittle!  Her heart is healthy!  Please pray for a full recovery from her stroke and that no more surgeries are needed.
  • Lesa Bulls' cousin, Betty Brockington, will start chemo this week.  She also asked for prayers for Charlie Rhodes, his 3rd round of chemo will be finished this week and his stem cell is planned for first part of August.
  • Debra Usry asked for prayers for her daughter, Jillian and her health; for her grandson, Lucas Simpson, as he is having difficulties adjusting to being home from Boles Home; her niece, Heather Cannon, as she will be leaving in August for the AIM program; and for the Earl Filkins family, as their home was destroyed by a storm last week.

PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED: Canned fruit and/or vegetables
LATCH KEY: An assistant position is open in the Latch Key program for the coming school year. Hours are from 2-6pm on school days. Please see James Hanley if you are interested in this position.

July 8-9: Youth Group Lock-In
July 10: Faithful Readers meet at 4pm
July 15: Youth Group Frisco Rough Rider Game
July 16: 90th Birthday Party for Doris Wooldridge
July 17: Wedding Shower for Kristen Bollman and Vadim Lukas
July 19: H.A.L.O. @ 6:30pm