Saturday, February 24, 2018


Prayer Request 2/24

Matt Denman had gall bladder surgery yesterday. He is home now, a little sore but doing well.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop - 2/21

Lindsey posted this update:  Dad did not sleep well last night due to pain meds give him crazy dreams. 
Xrays showed some fluid in chest cavity so he is getting Lasix. Blood count was on the edge so he will be getting more blood here shortly and that will be bag number 10. 
Has some heel pain on one foot so not PT until that is checked. 
Later this after noon 2 or 3, of the 5 chest tubes, will be coming out . (the newest one will stay in) just taking out the ones that are not draining any more.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop 2/19

Lindsey posted today: Last night was a tough one.
After they put the new chest tube in he was having trouble managing his pain.
They gave him meds and adovan. But the adovan overstimulated him rather than relaxed him. After we got through that about 2 he started to calm down but had fast breathing.
They but the bypap mask back to help and he did finally get a better breathing pattern and then he was able to rest from 430 to 730.
They came in and did xrays and labs
But we haven't talked to the  yet.  ( follow up
Chest xray looks good new tube is working well,  and they are taking out his central line now)
He has had many more procedures than originally planned so the growing cost is weighing on all of our minds even on dads' in his altered state.
The goal for the day. Is to sit up on side of bed and maybe walking. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly Update - 2/18

Thank you to Grady King for bringing our lesson this morning "The Preacher is a Leader... Let Him Lead"!
Also thank you to Wayne Snelling for the beautiful song service.

  • Dee Lyons asked that we keep her in our prayers as she is battling the forces of evil that are invading her thoughts. 
  • Cynthia Norris asked for prayers for her close friend, who is in hospice and the last days of her life; for her sister who has been diagnosed with breast cancer; and for her own health. 
  • Bobby and Cindy Gage in the passing of their daughter Tracy this past week, after a brief illness.
  • Wanda McFadden's sister passed away recently in Lindale.
  • Cledith Ray's brother, Don Young (of Bells), passed away unexpectedly. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Bells.
  • Dianna Welch fell on Friday afternoon and had a really bad cut on her forehead. She ended up with 10 stitches on the outside and lots more on the inside of the cut.  Plus a "beautiful" black eye.  {This is the third time she's fallen since Christmas.} 
  • Charlotte Grooms had breast cancer surgery this past Wednesday.  She will have a few radiation treatments.
  • Roxanne Raper has been very sick for the last 2 weeks.  She's had the flu, pneumonia and now has bronchitis.
  • Mike Bishop (former member) had quadruple bypass surgery this past Thursday in Mansfield.  They had to take him back in to surgery on Thursday night to place a balloon pump in to lessen the strain on his heart. He's had to have more fluid drained from his lungs also. 
  • Loretta Nabors - Health
  • Nick Blount - Flu
  • Cledith Ray - Flu
  • Jean Anthony has been away from us for the last 5 Sundays.  Prayers for her health
  • Shane Welch - Recovering really well from burns he received in a fire.
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health
  • Daisy Redding - Health 
  • Ed Bullard - Pneumonia 
  • Marg Norlin - Health
  • Mike Grigsby - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Thyroid Cancer
  • John McGee -  Health
  • Aileen Castlebury - Health
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Gail Clark - Cancer
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Jim and Mary Ann Newman - Health
  • Jeff Bowers, former member, asked that we pray for Alden (Bowers) Price's little 2 year old son, Holt.  He has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his eye.  They flew on Saturday to Philadelphia for tests and treatment. The world specialist in this cancer is there.
  • Brian Warlick (Linda Erin's nephew) - Has numerous brain lesions and a brain tumor.
  • Larry Young (Cledith Ray's brother) Health
  • Billy Ray - (Joe Ray's brother) Health
  • Jimmy Wilson (friend of Joy Barnett) - Cancer
  • Janet Fouse (former member) - Cancer
  • Allison Fasken (Paris school teacher) - Cancer
  • Matt Welch (Kristi Anthony's younger brother) - Cancer
  • Ezra Fitts (great grandson of Marcus & Sharon Roden) was born prematurely and has been in the NICU.  He had to have an emergency surgery on his bowels today.  
  • Hayden Pruitt (friend of Kimberlyn Lee).  He has been diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma.  There is a huge tumor on his adrenal gland and TWO tumors on his liver. 
  • Two of Dinah Border's granddaughters are experiencing serious health conditions. 
  • Please keep our students and teachers in your prayers.  The shooting in Florida brings to mind the security issues our schools face daily. 
  • Please keep our troops and first Responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Butch Mills, Robert and Christine Henson,

YOUNG AT HEART:  The YAH event will be THIS SATURDAY night at 5:30pm.  We want to treat you to a lovely dinner and an exciting game show!  Please make plans now and sign up at the Welcome Center!

RAINBOW ROOM:  Boys/Girls jackets or pants - Size 3T-10/12.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Grape Jelly and Peanut Butter

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entrĂ©e is Gumbo. $3 per person!

Feb 21: Blood Drive
Feb 24: Young @ Heart Dinner
Mar 6: Men's Breakfast
Mar 30-Apr 1:  Leadership Training for Christ
May 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Nov 7:  Blood Drive
Love you - MEAN IT!!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop 2/17

Update On Mike at 12 noon today:
He had a rough night with little rest. His last x-ray showed a lot of fluid in one lung this morning.
They just did a procedure to drain that fluid and he said he felt better.  He is very tired  so we hope now the fluid is out that he can get some rest.
When he starts to have signs of the fluid build up again then they take more xrays and then based on those will determine if they need to replace one of the chest tubes to get better drainage.

Dad update: 7:35 pm 
Since they have drained off the fluid from his lung he is doing much better .
His heart rate is down and o2 has stayed in the 90s so it too has improved.
He is getting regular breathing treatments.
He is still really tired from the no sleep last night and the breathing treatments tucker him out.
They have taken him off some of the meds
So we are going in the right direction
They should do another xray in the morning​ to check for fluid.
Just praying  for a good nights rest for everyone.
The nursing staff has been really great here and the drs check in frequently ..
Next update will be tomorrow.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Update on Mike Bishop 2/16

Lindsay Bishop posted this at 3:15pm:  He is resting. The small device they put in has helped and his numbers have improved some, but blood pressure is still a concern.  They are still waiting to see how the additional blood helps maintain his blood pressure 
They just drew labs again, maybe that can tell us something.
He might also have to be seen by a Pulmonary doctor for his lungs.

Prayer Request - 2/16

Jeff Bowers, former member, asked that we pray for Alden (Bowers) Price's little 2 year old son, Holt.  He has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his eye.  They are flying on Saturday to Philadelphia for tests and treatment. The world specialist in this cancer is there.
Please pray for traveling grace and for the doctor treating him.

Prayer Request - 2/16

Lindsay McCarter just posted this request:  Could y'all please say a prayer for my momma? She fell and gashed her forehead open really bad! In perfect Dianna Welch form she has been cutting up with all the paramedics and hospital staff. We think she's ok, but this is the 3rd time she's fallen since Christmas!!

Our Sympathy...

Cledith Ray's brother, Doug Young of Bells, passed away unexpectedly. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mullican-Little Chapel in Bells, Texas. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bells. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, February 19 at the funeral Home. Please keep Joe, Cledith and the family in your prayers. 

Update on Mike Bishop 2/16

Mike's surgery started later than anticipated yesterday.  He got out of surgery around 7:30pm last night.
His daughter Lindsey posted this update this morning:  A
round 2am this morning. they took him off the vent.  
But by 4am he was having trouble breathing and did some test and found fluid around his lungs. They had to push a lot of meds. That is making his heart work harder than it needs to.
They took him back at 9:00am to cath lab and placed a small balloon pump in to help his heart not work so hard. They said his heart still looks strong but they just don't want to over work it.
They brought him back from cath lab 10:55am and placed the device just fine.
They will be repeating x-rays to check lungs and an ECHO to check heart over the next few hours, to see if things improve and then go from there.
But for now we wait until all results come back before making any other decisions.
Thank you for all the prayers, love and support.
Keep them coming. 

Update on Charlotte Grooms - 2/16

Charlotte posted this updated today:  Other than soreness under my arm from taking out lymp nodes I'm feeling alright. Thanks to all of my family and friends for checking on me...Love all of the messages.
I have an appointment Monday at the cancer center here to go over what is next..Hopefully I will only have to go 5 days with 2 radiation treatments a day and be done..

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Update on Charlotte Grooms 2/15

Charlotte's daughter Kendra posted this update on her:  Mom had a lumpectomy (yesterday at Baylor/Plano) for DCIS Breast Cancer. It was found on her routine mammogram. She didn’t tolerate the anesthesia too well and it was a long day but was she was smiling at home last night. Hopefully a few radiation treatments and she'll be done! Talked to her this morning & she had a good night! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Prayer Request 2/14

Former member Mike Bishop will be having quadruple bypass surgery in the morning at Methodist Hospital in Mansfield.
Please keep Mike, Charla and the girls in your prayers. 

Prayer Requests - 2/14

Please keep Roxanne Raper in your prayers.  She's been very sick for the last 2 weeks.  She's had the flu, pneumonia and now has bronchitis!  (You might need to say a little prayer for Jerry too!)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Prayer Request - 2/13

Charlotte Grooms will spend her Valentine's Day having breast cancer surgery.  After surgery she'll then have 5 days of radiation, twice each day.
Please keep her in your prayers.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Our Sympathy...

Tracy Diane Gage, age 42, of Paris, Texas passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Paris Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Robert and Cindy Gage. She had worked as a CNA caring for Seniors some, but was mostly a housewife and mother.
She is survived by her boyfriend, Pascual Antonio; her sons, Joby and Jorrey Jordon, Jadon Gage-Obidapo, Jacoby and Jeffrey Thornton, Josiah and Tyler Antonio; parents, Bobby and Cindy Gage; a sister, Christy Brown; maternal grandmother, Nadine Stockton; paternal grandparents, Robert and Carolyn Gage; niece, Caitlin Brown; nephews, Brendon and Caleb Lucero.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Services for Foy Allison

Foy Preston Allison of Paris, Texas went to meet his Lord and Savior on Saturday Feb. 3, 2018 at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas. Funeral services are set for 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Haggard and Bro. Paul Garrett officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time prior to the funeral and also following the service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
If desired, memorials may be made to Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, 3535 Lamar Avenue, Paris, Texas 75460.

She's here!!!

Nick and Whitney Blount are proud to announce the arrival of Evelynn Ray Blount. 
She made her arrival today at 8:32 am, weighing in at 8 pounds 11 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long.
Very excited brother Aiden and sister Peyten are ready for lots of loving!
Grandparents are Kevin and Brenda Shackleford. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Our Sympathy...

Foy Allison passed away yesterday.
Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home will be in charge of services.
No other details are known at this time. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Can you help?

Do you have a working dryer you don't need? Wayne Kerby has someone in need of one. Please call him, if you can help, at 903-249-3789. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Update on Sarah Smith 2/1

Praise the Lord!!! Sarah is home and doing well!!