Thursday, July 31, 2014

Update on Dr. Kent Brantly - 7/31

This was article posted on the Fox 4 News website this afternoon:
"A Fort Worth doctor battling Ebola passed up the chance to get an experimental serum so his sick colleague could receive it instead, according to his aid organization.
The Samaritan's Purse charity said on Wednesday that Dr. Kent Brantly has gone from grave to serious condition, but doctors remain concerned about his condition. That didn’t stop him from being selfless, according to the aid group.
"Yesterday, an experimental serum arrived in the country, but there was only enough for one person. Dr. Brantly asked that it be given to Nancy Writebol," said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse.
The group said Brantly did receive a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who survived Ebola because of Brantly’s efforts.
Brantly was in West Africa with the missionary group responding to the Ebola outbreak when he was diagnosed last week.
His wife and children returned to the United States before Brantly showed any signs of illness.
Writebol, a second American aid worker diagnosed with the virus, is also improving, but remains in serious condition.
Samaritan's Purse has evacuated all of its non-essential personnel for the Ebola outbreak."

Dr. Brantly and his family are members of the Southside Church of Christ in Ft. Worth.

John 15:13  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

Prayer Request - 7/31

John White fell on Saturday and broke his left hand and has a compressed fracture in his back.  He is at Stillhouse Rehab, Hall D Room 63.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Prayer Request - 7/30

Sabrina Thompson's mom, Sharon Nelson, broke her leg, she's got a long road ahead of her, moving her to Stillhouse tomorrow.

Update on Mike Erwin - 7/30

Mike is headed home from the hospital!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Update on Mike Erwin - 7/29

Mike is out of surgery and doing well!!

Update on William Offutt - 7/29

Please keep William Offutt and me in your prayers. Over the past few weeks, William was mere minutes from death, and is now no longer able to ambulate independently, but has to use a wheelchair and other ambulation aids to function. He is getting physically weaker every day and I can't leave him alone for more than a few hours at a time. The multiple disease processes he has are intensifying and we need your prayers. We are not able to attend worship at this time, but please know that we love you all and we love our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In Him, Lucy Offutt.

Update on Mike Erwin - 7/29

Mike Erwin will be having his pacemaker procedure today at 4:00pm.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Prayer Request - 7/27

Please pray for Butch Munday.  Sue took him to PRMC/ER tonight.  At this time he is stable and alert.  They are performing tests on him now.

UPDATE AT 10:06PM:  Butch is now at home.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Update on Anna Zant - 7/24

Anna is in surgery to have her port removed because doctors think it is causing the blood infection. Strong antibiotics probably are causing some of her issues. There is no diverticulitis and no UTI.
She lifted her right leg three inches off the bed earlier and can walk to the bathroom with help.
Prayers and praise. Might be dismissed early next week

5th Wednesday Night

Update on Mike Erwin - 7/24

Mike is headed home from the hospital.  Will have a pacemaker next week.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Prayer Request - 7/23

Bill Partin injured several fingers while working on his lawn mower this week.  After a trip to the ER he is now at home and on antibiotics.

Prayer Request - 7/23

Mike Erwin had a heart cath this morning.  He is in recovery now.  His heart rate dropped to 30.  Problem is electrical...he needs a pacemaker.  They are stopping heart meds and keeping him overnight so they can determine the next step.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Update on Anna Zant - 7/22

Dinah Border got a call from Connie Ausmus with this information:  ANNA ZANT had another attack last night. Went to ER in Paris, was going to be a longggg wait so they went to Sherman ER. Her fever was up, she was shaky,and cannot lift her right leg. Her MS doctor is in Sherman and will see her as soon as he can. Anna is currently in ICU Room 29. but will be moved to regular room when one is available. She is to have a brain MRI to rule out stroke. Please pray for Anna but also for Connie Ausmus because she will be there taking care of/seeing that she is cared for.


Alissa Nutt had her baby boy this morning, PRMC-Room 211.  
Taylor Dean weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and is 20 inches long.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Update on Anna Zant - 7/21

Anna has been released from the hospital and is at home.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Roy Jones has been admitted to PRMC - Room 411. He's being treated for a possible stroke.  He is stable.

Update on Anna Zant _ 7/19

Anna was admitted to PRMC Room 358.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Prayer Request - 7/18

Carole Anderson asked that we remember her cousin, Pat Goolsby, in our prayers.  She was just diagnosed with double pneumonia.  "We just buried her husband yesterday.  He had suffered from several strokes over the last few years and lost his battle to double pneumonia July 12.  Pat really needs God's hand for comfort and support to help her."

URGENT Prayer Request for Anna Zant - 7/18

Kenda just posted this:  "Please say a prayer for my sweet mom, Anna Zant, she is in the ER right now she is such a trooper and we all love her so much!"

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Prayer Request - 7/17

Shirley Carroll asked that we pray for Don's niece, Julie Matthews.  She is in Medical City/Dallas battling cancer.  She has fought this battle for several years.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Update on Auddie Neisler - 7/16

Auddie is now home from the hospital and is doing great!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Prayer Request - 7/14

Kay Glaeser (daughter-in-law of Travis & Libby Trussell) is having procedures on her liver and kidneys today.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weekly Update - 7/13

Thank you Patrick for the wonderful lesson this morning ... "Channels of Living Water", with the text taken from Matthew 4:17. 
Thank you Mark for the beautiful song service!

Our sympathy to the Anderson family in the loss of Lewis' cousin, Curbe Goolsby.  Curbe and Pat have been on our prayer lists for a long time.  Please keep them all in your prayers.

  • Daisy Redding is back home and recovering, after a second trip to the hospital.
  • Sharon Kenison is at home recovering from ear surgery this week.
  • Linda Tackett at home after being in the hospital this past week.
  • Auddie Neisler - recovering from knee surgery.
  • Ruth McFadden at Heritage in rehab.
  • Anna Zant - health
  • Mary Lloyd - cancer
  • Mark Jones - cancer
  • Kristi Anthony - prayers for memory and physical healing.
  • Louise McMillan (Molly's Mom) has a broken hip.  
  • Waymon Hutchins (Sandy Welch's brother) - cancer
  • Joe Ben Early (friend of Charlotte Grooms) had 5 by-passes this week.  He's now in a room and doing well.
  • Camp Deer Run staff and campers - continued safety

COOKBOOKS:  Don't forget to check with Kim Hanley in the office for your copy of our cookbook.  Only $10.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Cornbread and Soup

July 15:  KFC - Terrific Tuesday - Dallas World Aquarium
July 16:  Elder Led Service - Jay Spencer will be speaking
July 23:  Family Night in the Outreach Bldg.
July 27-Aug 1:  JH/HS Dallas Life Mission Trip
Aug 16:  KFC/JH/HS Back to School Bash

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Our Sympathy...

Curbe Goolsby, Lewis Anderson's cousin, passed away tonight.  (We've had him on the prayer list for many years.)  Curbe's wife Pat and Carole have been friends since childhood. 
Please keep their family in your prayers.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Do you know......

If you know of anyone that is in need of a box fan, call April Miller at 903-784-2580.
Lamar County Human Resources can get that taken care of!!
It's already hot & LCHRC would like to help the ones in need!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Prayer Request - 7/10

Linda Tackett was admitted to PRMC/Room 550 on Monday.

UPDATE:  Linda is now at home!

Can you help?

New Hope Center of Paris, formally known as Models of Makers, is located off the square. It serves two functions: as a three-day emergency shelter, and as a long term transitional shelter. Individuals of our community who have nowhere else to go (because of job loss, illness, loss of spouse among other reasons) turn to this shelter to find help. Individuals are provided with food, basic necessities, necessary health care, job training, counseling, enrichment classes (such as cooking and life-skills classes, as well as mandatory parenting classes), and more, as well as information on how to access available resources until they can get back on their feet.
In return, these individuals are required to give back to the agencies (through volunteer work) that support New Hope. New Hope is truly a community-serving, community-building, community-supported agency.
I’ve been spending 3 days a week since May volunteering at the shelter. I also teach an exercise class at the shelter! These individuals have no access to a gym, or exercise equipment. I teach them how to do bodyweight exercises, light cardio and how to utilize all resources possible (such as using soup cans as weights). While teaching a class a few weeks ago, I noticed everyone was barefoot. This was because no one had proper footwear. I had Mr. Paul Allen send an email asking for shoes, and the response was astounding! Well again, I noticed while doing cardio (jumping jacks, running in place) all the women were turning towards the wall (away from the group) or not at all participating in those exercises. Sure enough, not a single woman possessed a sports bra! For all the women who exercise, you know how crucial these are! So please help me in donating gently used sports bras and workout tops and bottoms (both men and women). I will attach the sizes at the bottom of this email!
New Hope Center currently serves more than 25 individuals and families. However, there is a constant influx of new members the shelter assists. New Hope Center subsists mainly on donations. They are constantly needing new supplies! I ask that if you cannot donate now, please keep this shelter in mind for the future! You can drop donations off at Dylan’s Drivers, or at the shelter yourself! They would love to meet each of you and give thanks personally. In addition, you can contact me at 580-271-1392 or and I will meet you to pick up donations!
Below is a list (non-inclusive) of items that the shelter is in need of!
Hygiene Products
·         Feminine products (tampons in particular)
·         Shampoo, conditioner, lotion
·         Razors
·         Toothpaste and toothbrushes
·         Deodorant
·         NEW underwear (men, women and children)
·         In desperate need of socks (new and gently used) and women's bras in a variety of sizes
·         School supplies (pens, spiral notebooks, folders)
·         Men’s cologne
Workout Gear
·         Sports Bras
o    38C
o    Med/34 C
o    4XLs
o    38DD
o    2XL
·         Women’s tops and bottoms ranging from Med to 2XL
·         Men’s tops and bottoms in Med
Thank you so much! By each of us donating a little, we can have an immense impact on the shelter and the individuals that are living there currently and in the future!! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or with donations!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Can you help?

The Simple Supper Teams have taken a break for the Summer. We will be needing more volunteers to help out with this ministry when we return in September. If you would like to help out, please let us know! You can respond on facebook, email, call or come by! We would love to have you involved!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Community Garden

Don't forget....Tomorrow we'll meet at the church  building at 6pm to go work at the community garden.
If you have garden rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows,  please bring them.
AND... we will have food brought out again for a picnic.
Please come and join us!

Update on Daisy Redding - 7/8

Daisy is back in PRMC/Room 369.  She is experiencing lots of pain, dehydration and nausea.

Update on Auddie Neisler - 7/8

Auddie's knee replacement surgery went well and he has been moved to Room 703 in Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville.

Update on Ruth McFadden - 7/8

Ruth has been moved to Heritage House Rehab - Room 309.

Prayer Request - 7/8

Carole Anderson sent this message about their son who is in Jamaica on a mission trip:  "We got word from Heath last night that he had a slight accident.  He was changing clothes and as he raised his arm up, he stuck his hand in a high speed steel bladed ceiling fan.  His wedding ring may have saved his finger as the ring was badly damaged, but all is okay, he promised me.  There was a lot of cuts and bleeding plus much swelling - all followed by lots of first aid, but he said he would be fine.  There will be a lot of soreness and a new wedding ring I am sure.Pray that no infection, complications set up in his left hand.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Weekly Update - 7/6

Thank you Patrick for the message "The Real World" was taken from Luke 17:20-21.  (We recognize that the Kingdom of God is within us.)
Thank you Alan for the selection of songs!  Personally, I loved all the little ones coming to the front singing "If You're Happy And You Know It"!

  • Troy Ashby's Mom, Polly Ashby, passed away last weekend.  Her services were Thursday in Bonham.
  • Ed Bullard's sister, Hazel Auldridge, passed away on Tuesday.  Her services will be held Saturday 7/12 here in Paris.
  • Kathy Ballard's grandmother, Virginia Bell, passed away on Friday.  Her services will be held Monday at 1pm at the United Pentecostal Church, here in Paris.
  • Ruth McFadden continues to be in PRMC.  Her oxygen level and her temperature are low and she is still to weak.  She is taking some physical therapy and the goal is for her to be able to walk.
  • Butch Mills, it was good to see you this morning!!!
  • Mark Jones - cancer
  • Auddie Neisler - recovering from knee surgery.
  • Daisy Redding - recovering from gallbladder surgery.
  • Sharon Kinison - will have ear surgery this week.
  • Mike Marsters asked that we pray for Austin Moseley as he is looking for an assisted living home.
  • Al Clark (Julie Rodgers-Rook's Dad) as he recovers from heart surgery this week.
  • Lillian Welch (Mark Welch and Diane McFadden's Mom) continues to have health issues.
  • Mazie Brockinton (Lesa Bulls' Mom) as she continues her recovery from several health issues.
  • Heath, Karen, Rachel and Sarah Anderson (Lewis and Carole's son and his family) are in Jamaica this week for a mission trip.  Prayers for safe travel and safety while they are there.

This Wednesday night (7/9), will be our 2nd Community Garden Service Project night.  We will meet at the building at 6pm.  We need your help!  Whether you are young or old...there's things you can do!  Even if you want to just bring a lawn chair and cheer everyone on!  WoooHOOO!

Keep the staff and campers at Camp Deer Run for their safety and a successful camp.
Please pray for all those who are traveling on vacation.

COOKBOOKS are in and you can pick them up in the office!   Only $10 each.  If you didn't reserve one or if you didn't get extras....they are still available!

CAN YOU HELP?:  We are in need of someone to be responsible for opening the church building and turning on lights, etc. on Sunday mornings. A big THANK YOU to Michael McCarter for doing this the past few years!   If you would be interested in providing this service, please contact Wayne Kerby or the office and let us know.

PANTRY NEEDS:  1 pound bags of Pinto Beans and Rice

July 9:  Community Garden Service
July 13:  Book Club Meeting
July 16:  Elder Led Service
July 23:  Family Night in the OutReach

Love you - MEAN IT!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Can you help?

We are in need of someone to be responsible for opening the church building and turning on lights, etc. on Sunday mornings. A big THANK YOU to Michael McCarter for doing this in the past!   If you would be interested in providing this service, please contact Wayne Kerby or the office and let us know.

Update on Ruth McFadden -

Nelda Skinner posted this message:  "Wanted to thank everyone for your prayer for Mother. She is getting better but afraid it is going to be slow. She is still in the hospital and she started some PT today. She needs to get strong enough to walk by herself again and that is our goal. Please keep praying for her."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Prayer Requests - 7/2

Please keep these 3 in your prayers as they all are having surgery on Thursday:

  • Daisy Redding
  • Sigrid Cain
  • Auddie Neisler

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Our Sympathy...

Ed Bullard's sister, Hazel Aldridge, passed away this afternoon.  No other details are known at this time.

Prayer Request - 7/1

Butch Mills has been admitted to PRMC/Room 567 with breathing problems.  They are hoping it is just overnight.

Prayer Request - 7/1

Please pray for Maddie Villareal.  This little girl is a camper, at Camp Deer Run this week, who suffered a serious head injury in a horse riding accident yesterday.  She was flown to Children's Medical Center/Dallas.  Please pray for her recovery as well as for the other campers and staff members at CDR.