Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Prayer Request

Prayer Requests

From Andrea Carver (Aimer /Furlough replacement, Papua New Guinea):
Please pray for my father, Phil Bottomley, who is scheduled for open heart surgery on December 4th.

My father, Phil Bottomley, a minister in Australia has been diagnosed with a serious heart problem. His aorta has swollen to two inches (5cm) and he is to have open heart surgery on December 4th. (Dec 3rd in the US) He will be in the hospital for 3 weeks afterward. I would really appreciate the prayers of God’s people for this operation. At a time when I am unable to be with him and am in an isolated part of the world, I really do appreciate this avenue Foreign Missions has for prayer.

From Bruce Howell (General Director of Foreign Missions):
Please pray for Barbara Abernathy, who is hospitalized in Nashville, TN.

Sister Abernathy was dehydrated and tests are being performed.

From DLB (FMD):
Please pray for Mary Schroeder, who is having knee replacement surgery today.

Continue praying for Steve and Barbara Willoughby (Singapore).
Dear Friends,

We are thankful that Bro and Sis Willoughby were able to see an oncologist at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, New York on Monday, 24 November 2008.

Currently, Bro Willoughby has two tumors in his brain. In order to arrive at a accurate diagnosis, the doctor ordered a PET-CT scan. This scan will be performed on Friday, 28 November and the results will be known on Monday, 1 December. This result along with the results from the investigations performed at Georgetown will allow the doctors to determine whether the two lesions in the brain are secondary tumors (metastasis) from a primary tumor (i.e. lung cancer) or primary tumors. If the PET-CT scan comes back clean, the doctor has recommended whole brain radiation.

Sis Willoughby is recovering from the flu. She will be resuming her chemotherapy regime on Monday, 1 December.

Prayer pointers for this week:

§ That the PET-CT scan will show no traces of cancer in Bro Willoughby’s body including his lungs
§ That when a another scan of the brain is performed, no lesions will be found
§ That the side effects from the brain lesions will cease
§ Wisdom to choose the best treatment option in the best place
§ For physicians who will not only treat but minister to Bro Willoughby at this time
§ For complete healing for Sis Willoughby

This Thursday, our American brothers and sisters will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. It is a day set aside to give thanks, to remember God’s blessings and grace in our lives and to recognize that everything we have is a gift from God. There is much to give God thanks for. Yes, even at this time. We, at Tabernacle of Joy, pause during this Thanksgiving week to say thank you to all of you around the globe who are praying and interceding for the complete healing and deliverance of the Willoughbys. Your prayers and words of encouragement have brought much comfort to Tabernacle of Joy. Lastly, we give thanks to God for providing us with a Senior Shepherd who with his wife who has given so much of himself to Singapore and to Asia. We love you Bishop Willoughby!

With a grateful heart,

On behalf of Pastor Timothy
and Tabernacle of Joy

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