Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekly Update - 4/30


What a great day of worship and praising the Lord this was!
There were 4 song leaders!!!  Yes, I said FOUR!!!  Keith Bollman, Kyle Jones, Mark Welch and Richard Logan! 
So many beautiful songs and the singing was heavenly!!!
We had LOTS of visitors and former members to join us for the celebration for the Cannon family. (Bailey we missed you!) 
Thank you BurgerLand for the delicious meal!
AND a big thank you to Rock Solid for performing one more time for us!!!! (Patrick, Kyle, Mark and Richard.)
We still have Patrick for 3 more Sundays. If you didn't get a chance to talk too them today, you still have a chance!

OUR SYMPATHY: 
  • Our brother Joel Casey passed away on Monday. His service was on Friday.  Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.
  • James Richard Fields, the brother of Kevin Shackleford, passed away this week also.  His service was on Friday.
  • Dee Carrington, brother of Linda Hostetler and uncle of James Hanley, passed away on Friday.  His service will be Monday.
NEW ARRIVALS:
  • Glenn, Maeta and Brendan Lee welcomed Eva June on April 23.  She weighed 8 pounds and 8 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Nathan and Amber Ryser are the proud uncle and aunt.
  • John and Ashley (Slawson) Kelly are proud to announce the arrival of Paisley Nicole on April 22.  She weighed 5 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  VERY proud grandparents are Harvey and Linda Slawson.  Great grandparents are Bill and Martha Slawson.
  • Kyle and Katie (Shields) Fonville welcomed Ezra Thomas on April 22.  He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.  Russell and Robyn Figgins are the proud grandparents. John Figgins is the great granddad.

 PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Jean King - will have surgery this Wednesday for a stress fracture in her back.
  • Lynn Buchanan -  She's recuperating at home after surgery.
  • David Welch - Has been transferred back to PRMC and is in room 407.
  • Mike Grigsby - Is at home receiving IV antibiotics.
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Anita Roden - Health
  • Loretta Nabors - Was back at church today!!!
  • Dee Lyons - Mental and emotional health.
  • Vicki Humphey - Health 
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Kristie Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Diana DeNoon - Recovering from foot surgery  (Tanya Welch's Mom)
  • Allyson Fasken is a teacher at PISD and has been diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4, pancreatic cancer.
  • Larry RheaSr has stage four lung cancer. He is the son-in-law of Mary Tallant. Larry is the owner of Starnet.
  • Janet Fouse - Cancer  (former member)
  • Sharon Nelson - Bone marrow cancer (Sabrina Thompson's Mom)
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year with an inoperable brain tumor which has caused her to lose her vision. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Tammy Huffman-Beazley(former member) Cancer
  • Ross Floyd, step-son of Kathy Roden Floyd and son of Randy. At UTSWMC in ICU in serious condition.
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer
  • Darian Walker - Senior baseball player from Liberty-Eylau was seriously injured last week during their game against Paris High.  (Friend of the Allen's)
  • Kathy Martin to our prayers. She had surgery this week and is facing challenges going forward. She and her husband, Ron, along with her son, Stephen Toler own the Colonial Lodge. (Friend of the Bulls.)
  • Tony Clark is also experiencing more health issues.

SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES:  
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Carl Melton, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley.


SIGN UP TO DONATE:  Our Blood Drive is THIS Wednesday, May 3rd. 

YOU ARE INVITED:  D'Lynn (Gage) Bueno will be honored with a baby shower on Sunday, May 7th from 1:30pm to 3pm.  She's having a little boy!!  Selections are at WalMart, Target and Amazon.

MEN'S BREAKFAST:  This Tuesday morning at 7am, Jared Baggett will be speaking to the group.  Come enjoy the food and fellowship.

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants size 3T-6X and Juice Boxes

PANTRY NEEDS:  Grape jelly - Cornbread mix - 1 pound bag of beans

SIMPLE SUPPER:  Lasagna

KEEP THE DATE:

May 2:  Men's Breakfast
May 3:  Blood Drive
May 14:  Mother's Day
May 18:  Kiddie Kollege Graduation
May 21: Senior Sunday
May 21:  Visitor Luncheon
May 29:  Office Closed (Memorial Day)
June 7:  Church at the Lake
June 11:  Faithful Readers
June 12-15:  Camp Deer Run PeeWee Camp
July 16-21:  Youth Group Mission to Boles Home.

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Don't Forget...

Tomorrow is our 5th Sunday meal and celebration for the Cannon' s.
BurgerLand will be serving hamburgers. ($7 per person.)
Did you sign up to bring a dessert??  Don't forget!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Our Sympathy...

Dee Orben Carrington, 75, of Paris, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at his residence. Memorial services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Monday, May 1, 2017 in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy Turner and Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. Family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home.
He is the brother of Fay Hanley, Linda Hostetler and the uncle of James Hanley.

Congratulations!!!!

Air Force Lieutenant David Beyleryan and Amber are headed back home!

Update on David Welch 4/28

Sherry just posted this update:  We are heading back to Paris as soon as they can arrange transport. No surgery is needed. The tumor is not pressing on his eyelid muscle. The eyelid problem may resolve on its own, or not. OT will address it. It is my understanding that he will be delivered back to PRMC for them to discharge him to rehab. Sorry for the delay in passing on info, but I was waiting for an actual answer. He still is weak and needs therapy for strength and wobbliness. I am so thankful for all your prayers!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Youth News...

Youth Paintball Trip has been cancelled due weather conditions on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Update on David Welch 4/26

David is in Baylor Room T-320.
Doctor will see him tomorrow.
All is well. Sort of.

Update on Jean King - 4/26

Katherine Hamilton, Bill and Jean King's daughter, posted this update:
My Precious Mamma, Jean King, has been in much pain for over a week now, it peaked on Sunday and we ended in the Paris Regional ER on Monday. They did X-Ray and blood test. After a few hours, we were released without the doctor coming in, but were told no fractures. Well, today we went in to see Mammas Primary Care Doctor and were informed she does have a stress fracture and will be have surgery next Wednesday to repair it. We ask for prayers to Jehovah God, for healing and maybe an earlier date for the surgery.

Update on David Welch - 4/26

David Welch will be transferred to Baylor/Dallas today.  They have more tests to do and more decisions to make!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Our Sympathy...

James Richard Fields 55, of Paris, died at 2:27 PM, Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his home. A graveside service is set for 10:30 AM, Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Evergreen Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. David Darrow officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Richard was born February 7, 1962 in Paris to Billy Wayne and Ruby Mae Hoskins Fields. He graduated from Paris High School and Paris Junior College and worked as an optometrist assistant for several optical establishments in the Dallas and Paris area.
He is survived by four siblings, Rodney Fields and wife, Lavada of Troup, Texas, Kevin Shackelford and wife, Brenda of Sumner, Kim Stephens and husband, Chad of Paris, and Debbie Shackelford of Irving, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby Mae and Billy Fields; and his step-mother, Joan Shackelford Fields.

Update on David Welch 4/25

Sherry posted this update about David last night: 
Today he sat in a chair most of the day and made two or three trips up and down the hall with a walker. He had a couple of very short sessions with the PT, just moving his feet and legs. He did okay. His main need now is to regain strength. He still has some memory gaps, and has remembered some things that never happened (he has entertained us with a continuing story about a party that took place in his room.) Lol (Actually it took place in his mind.)
We are just waiting on a room to open up in rehab for him to be moved. The endocrinologist (Dr. Chira) wants another MRI tomorrow, for a clearer look at the tumor, and he will then know whether it is a situation calling for surgery or just a "watch and see" thing. We probably won't have those results until Thursday. Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Congratulations...

Congratulations to Glenn and Maeta Lee on the birth of their baby girl, born yesterday (4/23) at 1:26pm. Her name is Eva June. She is 8lbs 8oz & 20 1/2 in long. We are home and doing great! Brendan is a proud big brother.

Our Sympathy 4/24

Joel Dean Casey 89, of Paris, died Monday, April 24, 2017 at Heritage House of Paris. Funeral services are set for 2:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time prior to the service a the funeral home. A full obituary will be posted upon completion.

Prayer Request - 4/24

Bill King called and asked that we put Jean on the prayer list.  She is at the ER right now with severe back pain.  They are running a CT and testing to find the cause. 

Congratulations!!



Congratulations! Miss Paisley Nicole Kelley was born at 1:14pm on April 22nd. She was 5 lbs 11oz and 19 1/2 inches long! Paisley is the daughter of Ashley Slawson Kelley and the granddaughter of Harvey & Linda Laehu Slawson as well as the great-granddaughter of Bill & Martha Slawson

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weekly Update - 4/23


OUR SYMPATHY is extended to Ed Bullard and his family in the unexpected passing of his sister Maggie.

RESPONSE:  Ora Henderson asked for prayers for her daughter Annie, who has breast cancer and will begin treatments Monday.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Lynn Buchanan had emergency surgery for her appendix this week. She's recuperating at home.
  • David Welch - He continues to be in PRMC, recovering from a stroke. But... He's doing great! He'll be going to rehab soon.
  • Mike Grigsby - Is at home now!!!  He will have 4-6 weeks of IV antibiotics and then will have open heart surgery. 
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Anita Roden - Health
  • Loretta Nabors - Is at home recovering from back surgery.
  • Dee Lyons - Mental and emotional health.
  • Vicki Humphey - Health 
  • Webber Woodall - Neurologist ordered a sonogram of carotid arteries. Won't have results until this week.
  • Kristie Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Diana DeNoon - had surgery on a broken foot on Wednesday.  (Tanya Welch's Mom)
  • Allyson Fasken is a teacher at PISD and has been diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4, pancreatic cancer.
  • Larry RheaSr has stage four lung cancer. He is the son-in-law of Mary Tallant. Larry is the owner of Starnet.
  • Janet Fouse - Cancer  (former member)
  • Sharon Nelson - Bone marrow cancer (Sabrina Thompson's Mom)
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year with an inoperable brain tumor which has caused her to lose her vision. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Tammy Huffman-Beazley(former member) Cancer
  • Ross Floyd, step-son of Kathy Roden Floyd and son of Randy. At UTSWMC in ICU in serious condition.
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer

SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES:  
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Carl Melton, Joel Casey, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley

ALERT ... Our pantry is in need of restocking.  Here are some items needed: pasta sauce, cereal, soup w/meat, canned fruit or vegetables, cornbread, peanut butter, grape jelly, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry soap.  Thanks for any help given in this area! 

5th SUNDAY:  NEXT
Sunday, April 30th, will be our next 5th Sunday.  BurgerLand will cater our lunch, for a cost of $7.00/per person.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you plan to attend, so we will have enough food.  There is also a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for desserts.

We will be honoring the Cannon family as they prepare to start a new adventure in Texarkana soon.  Just a day to love on them a little more!  If you would like to contribute toward a going away gift, please contact the office this week.


RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants size 3T-6X and Juice Boxes

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Soup w/meat, canned fruit and cornbread mix.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  Beef Stew

KEEP THE DATE:

Apr 28:  Senior Trip
Apr 29:  Paintball trip for JH/HS
Apr 30:  5th Sunday and Celebration for the Cannon's
May 3:  Blood Drive
May 21: Senior Sunday
June 12-15:  Camp Deer Run PeeWee Camp
July 16-21:  Youth Group Mission to Boles Home.

Love you - MEAN IT!

In Honor...

The late Lillian Taylor was honored and inducted into the Rivercrest Education Foundation Hall of Fame on April 22nd for her 24 years of service.
Lillian was the wife of Pete Taylor and the Mother of Sherrie Boyd, Larry Taylor and Misty Gage.

Update on Dariam Walker - 4/23

Teresa Allen sent this update on Darian Walker, the Liberty-Eylau senior injured at the baseball game on Friday evening.
At their Prom, last night, they all voted him as Prom King.
This is the picture of the seniors of the baseball team.  Notice their hands are all symbol of #7.
Thank you and the Paris Schools and community for all of your support.   (From his family and friends.)




Can you help?


We would like to bless the Grigsby family with a few meals to help out while they are struggling with Mike's severe health issues. To sign up, click here.

Congratulations!!!!

Kyle and Katie (Shields) Fonville are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Ezra Thomas.  He was born yesterday.
Russell and Robyn Figgins are the excited grandparents.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Prayer Requests 4/22

Derald Bulls asked that we add: 
  • Kathy Martin to our prayers. She had surgery this week and is facing challenges going forward. She and her husband, Ron, along with her son, Stephen Toler own the Colonial Lodge.
  • Tony Clark is also experiencing more health issues.

Prayer Request 4/22

Last night, at the Paris High Baseball game, a Liberty Eylau centerfielder collided with his left fielder and took a major blow to his chest.
The player, Darian Walker, was transferred to the Trauma Unit at St. Michaels Hospital in Texarkana.
Please keep Darian, his family and the doctors and nurses in your prayers.

Friday, April 21, 2017

NEXT FRIDAY!!!


You are invited...


A reminder for THIS Sunday


Prayer Request - 4/21

Tanya Welch is headed to Snyder, TX to help take care of her mom. She had surgery on Wednesday on a broken foot. Her step dad's health is not well enough to take care of her right now. She will be staying through the weekend and then hopefully her sister can take over.
Please keep Tanya in your prayers for safety as she travels.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

PRAISE REPORT 4/20

Mike Grigsby is HOME!!!

Update on David Welch 4/20

Sherry posted this update on David for Thursday, April 20: David was more restless today, made noises but no words. He was mostly unresponsive. The endocrinologist is concerned about a tumor they found on his pituitary gland that might be contributing to his lack of improvement due to low cortisol production. Cortisol is vital to getting well, so they will be giving him shots for that. The lung doctor discontinued all his meds due to his inability to swallow and his inability to expel the carbon dioxide from his lungs, even with the bi-pap. The hospitalist requested another CT (since they were unable to finish the MRI yesterday because he couldn't follow directions to be still, hold his breath, etc.) They did the CT about 1:00 today, and we await results. All the doctors are concerned that he is not improving and is in fact, much worse than when he came in. This afternoon we noticed that he is not moving his right arm and leg, so it seems (to me) highly possible he has had another stroke. The CT should give that info, hopefully tomorrow. So, we wait. Again, thank you all so much for your sustaining prayers!!

Update on Webber Woodall 4/20

Webber continues to have the migraines, has degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and many other issues. 
I took him to the neurologist on Monday.  The doctor heard/didn't hear something and is sending him for a sonogram today.
Another issue he's having is falling.  He fell again today and hit his head, really hard.  There's no bump, but it just adds to the other issues he's having.
He hasn't worked since last February and can't drive.
So... in saying all of this, please pray specifically for his pain and depression.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Update on Mike Grigsby 4/19

Michelle Anderson posted the latest news on Mike. My parents saw Shonda (Kathy's daughter) this morning and the current plan is to come home (not sure exactly when, but probably soon) because Mike has to be on IV antibiotics for 2 weeks before open heart surgery to make sure there will be no infection. Home health will help with the IV process. The surgery would then be done here in Paris in a couple of weeks by Dr. Matter.

Our Sympathy 4/19

Ed Bullard’s sister, Maggie Bullard, of Dallas passed away today.  No service information is known at this time. 

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Update on David Welch 4/18

At 10pm, Sherry posted this update on David: I wanted to update everyone on David's status for Tuesday. He slept really well yesterday afternoon, due to meds to take his headache down. However, the med stuck with him and caused disorientation, weakness, and lethargy/hyperactivity so he had a hectic night (or I should say the nurses had a hectic night taking care of him). This continued most of today, with him fighting his Bi-PAP that they put on him to reduce his CO2 levels (this was successful). They were unable to do an MRI with contrast due to his restlessness and movements, and they will attempt that again when he is more responsive to their instructions (take a deep breath and hoooooooold.........you may breathe.) I don't have any indication when they will release him from this unit, but he will most likely go from the cardiac/stroke floor to rehab.

Thank you for all your prayers, visits, and calls. Keep those prayers going!!

Prayer Request - 4/18

Lynn Buchanan had emergency surgery for her appendix yesterday.

Update on David Welch - 4/18

Sherry Welch posted this update:  David is stable and awaiting test results for a concensus among the doctors (neurologist, cardiologist, and others I can't even remember) to determine treatment. They are looking at some rehab time, but he is able to walk with minimal assistance. His main issue is that he cannot open his right eyelid. When they hold it open he can see, but he just can't open it on his own. That would be addressed by OT. The CT indicated stroke, but the MRI did not confirm "a" stroke but many mini strokes over time, caused by too high a level of cumadin. However, the doctor said had his cumadin level not been so high, this event would have been much worse. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for him, and please continue. I will post any new info as it happens.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Update on Mike Grigsby 4/17

Michelle Anderson posted for Mike. I just talked to him and the heart cath will be done some time before 4:00 today and it will be done through his right wrist. He is experiencing a lot of headaches right now and having trouble sleeping and eating. Keep the prayers coming.

At around 8pm Kathy posted..Michael had his heart cath. He got back to his room about 5:30 and they didn't find any block age or anything else that needs to be addressed. Now they will schedule his open heart to replace the aorta valve, I will let you know.

Update on Kari Ann Cannon 4/17

Kari Ann just got out of surgery, all went well.  If no problems come up (nausea or severe pain), she will go home about 6 PM tonight.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Weekly Update - 4/16


PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Kari Ann Cannon - Will be having gall bladder surgery tomorrow morning. 
  • David Welch - Had a stroke yesterday and is in PRMC/ICU.
  • Mike Grigsby - He has lots of serious medical issues and he's now in Medical City/Dallas. He will have a heart cath tomorrow and open heart surgery Tuesday or Wednesday.  Please pray for his physical and emotional health.  
  • Sherrie Boyd - Was in Medical City yesterday having some tests run. Will be talking to doctors this week.
  • Anita Roden - Recovering from shoulder surgery.
  • Loretta Nabors - Is at home recovering from back surgery.
  • Dee Lyons - asked for prayers for mental and emotional health.
  • Vicki Humphey - Health 
  • Webber Woodall - I take him back to neurologist tomorrow.
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health
  • Kristie Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Allyson Fasken is a teacher at PISD and has been diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4, pancreatic cancer.  She and her husband Murray have 2 boys.
  • Larry RheaSr has stage four lung cancer. He is the son-in-law of Mary Tallant. Larry is the owner of Starnet.
  • Janet Fouse - Can we  (former member)
  • Sharon Nelson - Bone marrow cancer (Sabrina Thompson's Mom)
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year with an inoperable brain tumor which has caused her to lose her vision. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Tammy Huffman-Beazley(former member) Cancer
  • Ross Floyd, step-son of Kathy Roden Floyd and son of Randy. At UTSWMC in ICU in serious condition.
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer
  • Kendall Hatanville from Roxton.  He finally got to go home yesterday after 4 months in the hospital.

SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES:  
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Carl Melton, Joel Casey, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley, 

5th SUNDAY:  Sunday, April 30th, will be our next 5th Sunday.  BurgerLand will cater our lunch.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for desserts.
This will also be the time that we celebrate the Patrick and his family before they leave for Texarkana.


RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants size 3T-6X and Juice Boxes

PANTRY NEEDS: 1 pound bags of beans or rice and cornbread mix.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  Hot ham and cheese sandwiches

KEEP THE DATE:
Apr 23: Baby shower for Averie Campbell
Apr 28: Senior Trip
Apr 29: Paintball (youth)
Apr 30:  5th Sunday and Celebration for the Cannon's
May 3:  Blood Drive
May 21: Senior Sunday
June 12-15:  Camp Deer Run PeeWee Camp
July 16-21:  Youth Group Mission to Boles Home.

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

He is risen!


Update on Sherrie Boyd 4/15

Sherrie posted this update this morning....I went into Medical City yesterday for testing. Pulmonary Hypertension has definitely been ruled out which is wonderful news. I will be talking to my doctor Tuesday night to see what the next steps are to finding out what is causing my shortness of breath. My lungs check out fine. Thanks for the prayers. Please let them continue specifically to find the cause and for measures for healing. Love you all.

Update on Mike Grigsby 4/15

Michelle Anderson posted this update this morning:  Mike called me this morning and asked me to post on FB for him so his friends can know what's happening with him right now.  It will be a long post, but please keep reading to the end as Mike deserves our love and needs our prayers right now.  Mike is in Medical City in Plano with serious health issues.  Before I give you the details on his physical health, please pray for Mike's spirit.  He is very broken and tired.  He has been battled ongoing sickness since the spring of 2010 and is exhausted.  He worries that people will think of his current situation as "just another chapter in the Mike is sick saga," and is just exhausted.  There are mounting financial concerns and debt continues to build over the years because of all of the illness, and to make matters worse, it is time for the review of Mike's disability and the government's judgement if it will continue.  He is also very worried about Kathy, as she is trying to stay strong and not show her tears through all of this.  She desperately needs strength and prayers. Now to Mike's health...As you know, he has suffered strokes and multiple illnesses over the last few years, and has battled sepsis(bacterial infection in the blood) five times since December, causing an 85 pound weight loss just from being sick.  In the past week, Mike had 3 seizures that left him unconscious as well as the final seizure that led Kathy to call 911 when she found him in the floor after a seizure in his recliner.  He was transferred to Medical City in Plano where he has undergone numerous tests and now has a team of 8 doctors working together on his case.  They did a 24 hour EEG that showed no seizure activity, as well as numerous EKG's, ultra sounds, x-rays, echocardiagrams, and blood cultures.  An ECG (camera down the esophogas) finally discovered that Mike's atrial heart valve is leaking dramatically and needs to be replaced.  He will have a heart cath on Monday to make sure there are no blockages followed by open heart surgery next week to replace the valve.  There is not a date set yet because the doctors are being overly cautious to make sure he has no infections before surgery can be done.  He is on 2 IV antibiotics around the clock and they continue to do regular blood cultures to look for infection (so far none is present).  Also, because Mike's body rejects anything made of metal, he is going to have a bovine valve as the replacement.  If for some reason his body rejects the valve after surgery, they will have to start over and do everything over again.  The surgeon is being very cautious to make sure Mike's body is ready and can handle the surgery before they decide on a day to do it.  The surgeon is working with a cardiologist, neurologist, pulmonary specialist, infection control, radiologist, anesthesiologist, and serologist (specialist in blood and bodily fluids) to ensure he is ready. All of this being said, Mike was blatantly honest with his struggle with whether to even move forward with the surgery or not.  As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, he is very tired. He is Spiritually drained and struggling with his faith...and if you know much about Mike at all, you know that he is a child of God and has always been very passionate about his love and relationship with Him.  He is hanging in there and preparing himself for surgery, but he needs our prayers for strength to battle through this.  Kathy needs our prayers to battle through this and to be strong for Mike, but to also allow herself to deal with her own stress and emotions and not hide them.  Our friends need all of the strength they can get right now. Mike and Kathy are so special to me and I consider them my brother and sister, an important part of my family and of my life story.  Pray for them. Love them. Lift them up so that our strength and faith can become theirs. I will continue to keep you posted as information comes to me.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Prayer Request 4/14

Alan Boyd posted on Facebook that he had checked Sherrie Boyd into Medical City Hospital. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Prayer Requests 4/13


Dinah Border sent these prayer requests:
  • Prayer request for Judy Gibson's brother, Jackie Gibson, who is having seizures and is in the hospital in PRMC. 
  • My dear friend, Harmon Graham, is in the hospital with breathing problems again. 
  • Today would have been my grandson, Coby's, 24th birthday. His little girl's mother brought her and a friend up here to visit Coby's grave today. I met them at the Hopewell Cemetery then had lunch with them at Coby's favorite eatery in Paris--TaMolly's. Thanks for your prayers. Loosing my grandson is much harder than all the other losses I have had. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Update on Joel Casey - 4/11

Joel Casey has moved to Heritage House # 105 and would love to have visitors.

Prayer Request - 4/11

Please keep local business man Freddie Daughtrey in your prayers today as he has surgery at PRMC.

Prayer Request - 4/11

Our thoughts and prayers go to Caleb and Audrey (Faires) Gillean.  They were expecting a baby, but visit to the doctor yesterday showed that Audrey had a miscarriage.
Please know that you have our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. We are here for you with love and prayers.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekly Update - 4/10



WELCOME:  John West, from Cooper, has recently asked to be identified with our church family!

SYMPATHY:  Linda Vickers mom passed away.  No other details are known at this time.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Anita Roden - Recovering from shoulder surgery last week.
  • Loretta Nabors - Is at home recovering from back surgery last week.
  • Peggy Wright - Is back at Colonial Lodge now.
  • Dee Lyons - asked for prayers for mental and emotional health.
  • Mike Grigsby - Had a seizure some time during Sunday night. He has been taken to Medical City/Plano.
  • Joel Casey is in PRMC/Room 324.  (He will be going to Heritage House when he's dismissed from the hospital.)
  • Vicki Humphey - Health - Was back at church on Sunday!!!
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health - Was back at church on Sunday!!
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Kristie Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Katie Helm (former member) had surgery to straighten her spine this week.
  • Phillip Cato (former member) has been in the hospital this past week.  He has been through a massive amounts of tests. He does NOT have cancer.
  • Allyson Fasken is a teacher at PISD and has been diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4, pancreatic cancer.  She and her husband Murray have 2 boys.
  • Larry Rhea, Sr has stage four lung cancer. He is the son-in-law of Mary Tallant. Larry is the owner of Starnet.
  • Janet Fouse - Had breast cancer surgery last week. They did get ALL the cancer. (Former member)
  • Sharon Nelson - Bone marrow cancer (Sabrina Thompson's Mom)
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year old with inoperable brain tumor. She's finished with the radiation treatments and is continuing chemo treatments. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Tammy Huffman-Beazley (former member) Cancer
  • Ross Floyd, step-son of Kathy Roden Floyd and son of Randy. At UTSWMC in ICU in serious condition.
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer
  • Kendall Hatanville from Roxton.  He has a hereditary kidney condition and is now in Zale/Lipshy Rehab.
SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES: 
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Carl Melton, Joel Casey, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley, Carol Murphy.

NEW BUDGET:  There are copies of the new budget at the Welcome Center.

LTC HELP NEEDED:  If you are able to donate a food item for the group going to LTC this year, please SIGN UP at the Welcome Center.  This helps offset the cost for families going.  You can put any items in the library or in the refrigerator, if needed.  Please mark for LTC use. Deadline to bring items is April 12th.

LTC DRESS REHEARSAL:  Our kids, who have been working hard in their specific areas, will be show casing their talents for us on Wednesday, April 12th.  All classes will meet in the auditorium at 6:30 to SUPPORT OUR KIDS!

5th SUNDAY:  Sunday, April 30th, will be our next 5th Sunday.  BurgerLand will cater our lunch.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for desserts. 
This will also be the time that we celebrate the Patrick and his family before they leave for Texarkana.


RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants size 3T-6X and Juice Boxes
PANTRY NEEDS: Pasta Sauce, Soup with meat, and Deodrant

SIMPLE SUPPER:  Chicken-n-Dumplin' Casserole

KEEP THE DATE:
Apr 12:  LTC Dress Rehearsal at 6:30pm
Apr 14-15th:  LTC Convention in Dallas
Apr 16:  Easter
Apr 30:  5th Sunday and Celebration for the Cannon's
May 3:  Blood Drive
May 21: Senior Sunday
June 12-15:  Camp Deer Run PeeWee Camp
July 16-21:  Youth Group Mission to Boles Home.

Love you - MEAN IT!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Congratulations!

North Lamar High School's Theatre Department's One Act Play advanced to STATE after competing at Region today!!!
One of our own LACOC Youth Group, Tate Bivens, was added to the All Star Cast!!!!

Blessings...


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Prayer Request 4/5

Derald and Lesa Bulls have asked for prayers for a friends' brother, Sam.
He was injured in a 4-wheeler accident over the weekend and is in an ICU Trauma Unit in Tyler.
He has NUMEROUS injuries and the family would love for Sam to be added to your prayers.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

PRAISE REPORT 4/4

Peggy Wright has been released from PRMC/Rehab and is back at her "home" at Colonial Lodge.  Roxanne said "everyone was so happy to see her and she recognized everyone and was so glad to be in her room".

Prayer Request - 4/4

Karen Cato has asked for prayers for their youngest son, Phillip. He has been in the hospital since last Friday with an infection in his foot/ankle, a lymph node, and his throat. He has had multiple tests and the doctors are closer to finding out what the infection is but are not positive. They do know he does not have cancer and he is having a biopsy this morning to hopefully find out what is going on. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Prayer Request 4/3

Bob Phifer is in ICU with an infection in his blood and they've called all the family to come in.
Bob is the uncle of my friend Mark Stribling.

Here's PROOF!!! 4/3

Here's proof that Maverick Morris
is home!!!

Services for Jerry Smith

Jerry Earl Smith 79, of Paris, passed away at 1:30 PM, Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Paris Regional Medical Center. A memorial service is set for 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Beebe, Rev. Ken Cannon, Rev. Mike Fortenberry, and Jerry Earl “Jay” Smith officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the atrium of the church. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Jerry was born in the Roquemore Community near Henderson, Texas on January 9, 1938 to Nadine Heaberlin and Herbert Earl Smith. In 1955, he graduated from Henderson High School and soon after enlisted in the US Navy and was discharged in 1957. He was then employed by LeTorneau Industries in Longview, Texas as an electrician. On February 14, 1959, he met the love of his life, Peggy Sue Stone and they were married one month later. The have four children, Robyn Figgins, Brad Smith, Jay Smith, and Cari Johnson; eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1965. He was called to preach at Longview Baptist Temple shortly after graduation. In 1969, he and his family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico to be missionaries. In 1974, they returned to the US and through the remainder of his years he pastored Mt. States Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado, Millville Baptist Church, Grace Temple Baptist Church in Terrell, Texas, Cookville Baptist Church, and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He also was an administrator of several nursing homes in the east Texas area. The last years of his life, he was an interim preacher at several churches in Lamar County.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nadine Heaberlin; his father, Herbert Smith; his brother, Jack Smith; and a grandson, Ryan Smith.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Meals On Wheels, 1275 NW 19th Street, Paris, Texas 75460 or Camp Deer Run Scholarships, 1227 CR 4590, Winnsboro, Texas 75494.

PRAISE REPORT 4/3

 
We got word from Dusty and Katie that Maverick is coming home today!
For anyone who can, we are going to go to their house to welcome them home. They are excited to celebrate his homecoming with the people who have been praying so hard for them. Since Maverick is still so tiny, we need to be super careful to avoid exposing him to germs. So we will not be going into the house, and nobody needs to get very close to Maverick. (If you have been sick or been around anyone who has, ...
you should probably just wave from across the street :)
We are just planning to briefly welcome them and pray over them, and then disappear so they can get settled.
They are waiting for the doctor to make his rounds to officially discharge him, and they will need to feed him one more time, then they will be on their way. So the earliest they would be in Paris is 4:00 or 4:30, but it may very well be even later than that. I will post again when we have a better ETA. Their address is 3825 Castlegate, near Walmart.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Weekly Update 4/2



WELCOME:  Marg Norlin has recently asked to be identified with our church family!

OUR SYMPATHY: Robyn Figgins and Cari Johnson's dad, Jerry Smith, passed away this afternoon.  Please keep his wife Peggy and their 2 sons Jay and Brad in your prayers.
No details are known at this time.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Dusty and Katie Morris' baby son, Maverick, is getting stronger everyday.  They're hoping he's going to get to go home this week, but he's got to gain more weight!  Eat Maverick Eat!
  • Anita Roden - will have shoulder surgery at PRMC on Monday.
  • Linda Cannon - was in the hospital earlier this week, but she's home and doing great.
  • Loretta Nabors - Is at home recovering from back surgery last week.
  • Peggy Wright - Is in PRMC/Rehab for a while.
  • Butch Mills - Is at home now, after 5 months in the hospital/rehab.
  • John and Donna McGee - Health
  • Mike Grigsby - Health
  • Sherry Welch - Health
  • Joel Casey is in PRMC/Room 324.  (He will be going to Heritage House when he's dismissed from the hospital.)
  • Vicki Humphey - Health
  • Selena and Sophia Johnson - they are in California for 6 months. Sophia has a broken ankle and will be off of it for 4 weeks.
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health
  • Sherrie Boyd - Is going to be getting a second opinion on her health issues.
  • Kristie Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Allyson Fasken is a teacher at PISD and has been diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4, pancreatic cancer.  She and her husband Murray have 2 boys.
  • Larry Rhea, Sr has stage four lung cancer. He is the son-in-law of Mary Tallant. Larry is the owner of Starnet.
  • Janet Fouse - Had breast cancer surgery this week.  She is at home recuperating now.  (Former member)
  • Sharon Nelson - Bone marrow cancer (Sabrina Thompson's Mom)
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year old with inoperable brain tumor. She's finished with the radiation treatments and is continuing chemo treatments. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Tammy Huffman-Beazley (former member) Cancer
  • Ross Floyd, step-son of Kathy Roden Floyd and son of Randy. At UTSWMC in ICU in serious condition.
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer
  • Kendall Hatanville from Roxton.  He has a hereditary kidney condition and continues to be in serious condition at UTSW/Dallas.
SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES: 
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Carl Melton, Joel Casey, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley, Carol Murphy.

COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE:  We will be joining Marcelino and our Hispanic congregation for a combined worship service @6pm on April 9th.  Please make plans to attend.  We always have a wonderful fellowship time together.

LIFE GROUP:  The next meeting for all Life Group leaders will be at 7:30pm in the elders conference room on Monday, April 10th.

LTC HELP NEEDED:  If you are able to donate a food item for the group going to LTC this year, please SIGN UP at the Welcome Center.  This helps offset the cost for families going.  You can put any items in the library or in the refrigerator, if needed.  Please mark for LTC use. Deadline to bring items is April 12th.

LTC DRESS REHEARSAL:  Our kids, who have been working hard in their specific areas, will be show casing their talents for us on Wednesday, April 12th.  All classes will meet in the auditorium at 6:30 to SUPPORT OUR KIDS!

LOST YOUR KEY?????  What looks to be a house key has been found in our building.  Come by the office if this is yours.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED: 
  • We are in need of someone to lead a group for our Funeral Food Ministry.  This ministry serves grieving families during their time of loss.  Volunteers are asked to bring a dish to the church and/or help serve the meal before or after the funeral or memorial service.  This teams usually serves 2-3 times per year.  Sandra Carrell has served in this ministry faithfully for many years but is ready to turn over the "reigns" to someone new.  If you would like to help, please contact the church office.
  • Angie Duren has requested help with the organization of our Teacher's Workroom.  If you have a little extra time to do this please contact Angie.
  • Another area needing a team or couple is Children's Worship.  Everything is prepared for you to walk in and teach.  You have teen helpers and your rotation is only one Sunday every three months.  Please see Tanya Welch if you can help in this area.  Thank you in advance for serving in these areas!!

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants size 3T-6X and Juice BoxesSIMPLE SUPPER:  Pancakes and Sausage

PANTRY NEEDS: Pasta Sauce, Grape Jelly and Deodrant

KEEP THE DATE:
Apr 4:  Men's Breakfast
Apr 9: Faithful Readers
Apr 9: Combined Worship with Iglesia de Christo
Apr 10: Life Group Leaders Meeting at 7:30pm
Apr 12:  LTC Dress Rehearsal at 6:30pm
Apr 14-15th:  LTC Convention in Dallas
Apr 16:  Easter
Apr 30:  5th Sunday and Celebration for the Cannon's
May 21: Senior Sunday
June 12-15:  Camp Deer Run PeeWee Camp
July 16-21:  Youth Group Mission to Boles Home.

Love you - MEAN IT!