Ralph Mayer

6/6/18: Ralph Mayer, deacon for Saint Cloud, MN and Fargo, ND, will be going into surgery on June 15th to remove a recently discovered colon cancer.   He and his family would greatly appreciate your prayers for a successful operation.  lb

6/9/18: Ralph Mayer (Fargo & St. Cloud) – Ralph will be going into surgery on June 15th to remove a recently discovered colon cancer. He and his family would greatly appreciate your prayers for a successful operation. lb

6/16/18: Ralph Mayer (Fargo & St. Cloud) – Ralph & Joyce write: Ralph had colon surgery Friday morning at 9 a.m. and was done at 11:30 a.m.  The surgeon gave us the good news that all went well and that Ralph made it through the surgery without any problems.  The cancer was removed and he is resting quite a lot today. He will be up and walking as soon as he feels up to it.  We want to thank everyone for all the thoughts and prayers.  We appreciated them so much.  lb

6/29/18: Ralph Mayer (St. Cloud) – Ralph continues to improve, and is recovering as a pace that the doctor believes is good.  The surgeon, oncologist, and cardiologist examined him this week and said he is doing well.  Best of all, no chemo will be required.  He hopes to be able to attend services in the next couple of weeks. Ralph and Joyce are very grateful for your cards and prayers.   lb

Larry Luginbill

5/23/18: Larry Luginbill went to the hospital on Tuesday suffering abdominal pain.  He was diagnosed with appendicitis.  Laparoscopic surgery was attempted, but the appendix was too swollen and inflamed, so regular surgery was performed to remove his appendix. Because of the size abnormality, the doctor sent it for testing to see if there might be other problems.  Larry is still in the Cambridge Medical Center, in Cambridge, MN. He might have to remain hospitalized for a couple of days. Larry and Teresa would appreciate your prayers that the pathology report comes back clear, and that Larry recovers from the surgery quickly.  lb

5/26/18: Larry Luginbill (Twin Cities) – Teresa writes -  Good evening--just wanted to provide an update on Larry's surgery and thank everyone whether they came to visit, called or are praying for an uneventful recovery. We are happy to share that the pathology report came back clear of any cancer. Larry is still in the hospital without a planned discharge date as yet. The doctor indicated this evening that this was far from a typical appendectomy is not in a hurry to release him as the digestive system has not started working as yet.  We appreciate your continued prayers. Larry & Teresa Luginbill

Luginbills new address –46659 Beach Rd., Harris, MN  55032.  lb

6/2/18: Larry Luginbill (Twin Cities) – Larry returned home from the hospital on Sunday. He is doing much better, but still has weeks of recovery ahead of him. Because of complications with the appendectomy, the incision was quite large, so it will take longer to heal. Thank you for your prayers.    Luginbills new address – 46659 Beach Rd.  Harris, MN  55032.  lb

Yvonne Bacchus’ father Herbert Victor Junor

5/15/18: Yvonne is requesting prayers for her father, Herbert Victor Junor.  She writes:  He is 91 years old and has struggled with a failing heart valve for the past 5 years, during which time he lived alone (with help), but within the last few weeks he went from living alone to hospice care and now he is in a comfort care facility. He sleeps most of the time, cannot respond verbally anymore, hasn't eaten for close to 2 weeks (very little to drink) and therefore very weak. Short of a miracle by God, he will pass very soon. The nurses report that he does not seem to be in pain (for this, we are thankful) and they are doing their best to keep him comfortable. If he remains comfortable to the end, that would be a great blessing. Prayers would be very much appreciated. Everyone's concern is heart-warming.  Thank you very much.  Yvonne.  lb

5/19/18: Yvonne Bacchus’ father,  Herbert Victor Junor, passed away in his sleep early Thursday morning, May 17th.  Here are the details for the service: Visitation and Service:  Date: Monday, May 21, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. followed by the funeral service.  Location: Bradshaw Funeral Homes, 1078 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN.  Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1800 Edgerton St., Maplewood, MN. Yvonne writes, “We gratefully thank everyone for their prayers and support.”  lb

Jerry Reynolds

5/5/18: Jerry Reynolds (Twin Cities) – Jerry went to the Regions Hospital ER late Friday afternoon suffering from kidney stones. While the stones would normally pass, this episode has caused an infection.  Surgery was scheduled for Friday evening.  Your prayer for a quick recovery are appreciated.  lb

5/12/18:  Jerry Reynolds (Twin Cities) – Jerry went to the Regions Hospital ER late last Friday afternoon suffering from kidney stones. At first the doctor wanted to operate because the stone was causing infection.  But it was later determined that there was too much infected tissue to continue with the operation. So Jerry was given antibiotics and returned home.  He is currently feeling better.  Surgery is now scheduled for June 15.   lb

5/19/18: Jerry Reynolds (Twin Cities) – Jerry would like to thank everyone for your prayers and cards. He had a very serious kidney infection and fever caused by a kidney stone.  Doctor’s wanted to remove the kidney stone, but they found the infection was too severe to complete the operation. The antibiotics did a great job of reducing the infection.  The stone was too large to pass without surgery. The surgery was moved up to today (Friday, May 18).  It went well and he was able to return home this afternoon.  lb

Mason Derks

3/22/18:  Jason and Michelle Derks (Eau Claire) are requesting prayers for their little boy Mason who has been admitted to the hospital. Test results show he has salmonella. They are requesting prayers for him to heal quickly. Thank you. lb

3/24/18: Jason and Michelle Derks (Eau Claire) are requesting prayers for their little boy Mason who was admitted to the hospital earlier this week. Test results showed that he has salmonella. He is improving and they hope to bring him home on Sabbath. Thank you for  your prayers. lb

3/31/18: Mason Derks (Eau Claire) – Mason, who was hospitalized with salmonella, was able to return home last Sabbath.  He is doing much better, and the Derks appreciate all of your prayers.  lb

Rod/Tracey Freije’s granddaughter, Bellamy

3/19/18: We had just walked in the door when we received a call from our daughter Sara that her daughter Bellamy 1 1/2 years old has been admitted to the hospital in Bismarck with shortness of breath and labored breathing. We just found out she has been diagnosed with enterovirus.  Her brother Dalton had the same thing several years ago. We would appreciate prayers on her behalf for Gods intervention. Thanks Rod and Tracey. lb

Shirley Tilseth

3/16/18 Shirley Tilseth (Eau Claire) – Shirley has been experiencing serious back and leg pain.  She has had back problems for years, but now her legs and feet are swollen. Her doctor tells her that the veins in her legs are not working as they should be, and there is little that can be done to help.  The lack of blood flow is causing the swelling.  She has not been able to attend services regularly, and is requesting prayers that God will intervene. lb

Mary Burke

3/16/18 Mary Burke (Twin Cities) - Steve writes: Mary hurt her foot Wednesday evening. The X-RAY shows a broken bone near the outside edge of her right foot.  They wrapped it up in an ace bandage and she's wearing a "boot" on that foot.  She was told to stay off of the foot for 3 months. It's a slow healing area of the foot and surgery might be required before all is said and done.  Only moderate pain for now. This is definitely a pre Passover trial for us as I am still dealing with the low hemoglobin problems.  Prayers would be greatly appreciated!  lb

4/14/18: Steve & Mary Burke (Twin Cities) -  Steve was admitted to Methodist Hospital Friday evening.  He has been suffering from a lot of nausea and vomiting, as well as pain. The doctor thought it was too much to get under control at home. Mary had good news this week. It seems that the bone in her foot is healing. She is having no pain, and the doctor doesn’t believe she will need surgery.  She will be able to come to services again.  Thank you for your prayer for both Steve and Mary. lb

5/26/18: Mary Burke (Twin Cities) – Steve writes - Her two-week follow up with the podiatrist didn’t go as well as hoped for.  The broken bone in the foot has partially healed, but there is evidence in the x-rays that the break could worsen if Mary doesn’t continue to stay off her feet.  Her next exam is in 2 weeks and she needs your prayers for both God’s healing and that she will have the patience to stay off her feet as much as possible.  lb

6/9/18: Mary Burke (Twin Cities) -  Mary writes - I got a good report from the Doctor this week regarding my foot. The bone is filling in nicely. I should be able to wear regular shoes in 3 weeks. Thanks for your prayers!  lb

6/29/18: “Mary Burke saw her podiatrist on Wednesday and was given a clean bill of health with respect to her foot.  The broken bone has healed and she can now go back to wearing regular shoes and resume normal activity (i.e. taking care o Steve!).  She also thanks everyone for their prayers, cards, and help around the house during the last months.”  lb

Cliff Olson

3/14/18 Tests have revealed that Cliff Olson has three blocked arteries around his heart. Two are 80% and one is fully blocked.  He is scheduled to have triple bypass surgery on Wednesday, April 4th at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.  He appreciates your prayers.  lb

4/6/18: Cliff Olson (Twin Cities) – Cliff’s triple bypass surgery went well on Wednesday.  He is resting and recuperating at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.  lb

4/11/18:Cliff Olson returned home from the hospital on Monday afternoon. He is recovering well and says he’s “feeling fantastic.”  He would like to thank you for your cards, visits, and calls.  It has been a big help for him. lb

June Christopherson - Eau Claire (daughter Kristine)

2/22/2018 - I've put off because it is hard for me to even write, but I know that the prayers of the brethren are so important. Last week my daughter Kristine (age 48)  & I went to the Dr. in Marshfield Clinic in EC. She was experiencing pain i her ear & throat w/sores on the back of her tongue. I don't know what the Dr. saw, but he took a biopsy of the sore. 2 days later she got a call that it is cancer. This coming Monday we go for her consultation, there is imagining to be done yet. It is squamous cell cancer, a type of skin cancer. If the imagining shows that the cells have remained in the epidermis & not spread to the deeper layers they could remove it or them (don't know how many), and then be treated, with chemo & radiation..If it has gone beyond that then it is a lot more serious. This can also spread to the lungs. So now it's put in God's hands & we pray for the best & even more than the best. Thanks, June  lb

2/23/18 - Hello all,  Here is a prayer request from June Christopherson:  I am requesting prayers on my daughter Kristin LaRoche's  behalf.  She was recently diagnosed with squamous cancer. This is a type of skin cancer, her liaison(s) are on the back of her tongue. These cells are in the epidermis & hopefully haven't spread to the deeper layers. She hasn't had an imagining done as of yet, that will reveal just where she is at. Treatment is, of course, chemo & radiation, unless God would take it away. Thank you,June  lb