Friday, December 28, 2012

Update on Cori...

An update on Cori: she is at Children's Hospital in Oakland hooked up to an IV drip of antibiotics, making sure the bacteria is cleared out of her intestines before the doctors can remove her appendix. Surgery will depend on how fast the bacteria leaves her system, please pray for a successful and speedy recovery.
Thanks for all Thoughts and Prayers,
The DeTurks

Peace of Mind and Healing

Please pray for Ginny Dottaviano, she is in a rehab facility and is just not doing well.  Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they evaluate her condition.  Pray for peace of mind and healing.

Pain Relief

Please pray for friend Fran who is in a lot of pain.  She had her wisdom teeth removed and is suffering from one dry socket.  Guide the dentist in his treatment and give her relief from the pain.  Thank you. 
Love in Jesus,
Audrey Ohanesian

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Healing and Comfort

Prayers of healing for Cori DeTurk whose appendix ruptured.  She will be in Children's Hospital for a few days. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Protection and Safety

Prayers for protection and safety for friend of Briana Riley who deployed last night to Afghanistan. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Praise and Thanksgiving

Please offer a prayer of praise and thanksgiving for the successful surgery in Hong Kong for Kit Wan, my daughter-in-law's mother. They have no follow up for 6 months so pray she will continue to complete healing and no trips to emergency.  Kit thanks you for your prayers. 
Love in Jesus,
Audrey Ohanesian

Celebration and Healing

Dear Calvary Family,

Our Sister in Christ, Louise Woodard will be celebrating her 95th birthday on January 5.  They are having a little celebration in Sutter Creek on the 5th of January....Her daughter asked for her friends to send her a birthday greeting. 

Louise Woodard
Gold Quartz Inn
15 Bryson Dr.
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Prayers of healing for Ellen Hackerd's mother, Cathy - she has pneumonia. 

Healing and Comfort

My husband's cousin fell a couple days ago and fx her hip.  Surgery went well and

therapy has her up walking,  Hopefully after a few weeks of PT, she will be able

to return home.  Prayers for healing to continue  with no complications.   

Maren Giannini


Please pray for Tina, a lady with a severely broken leg, who is also facing possible diagnosis of ovarian cancer.  Pray also for her 2 teenagers and husband who are also struggling with fear about her situation.


Please pray for a friend, Myrna Weide, whose husband died about 10 days ago.  He was a high school friend of Howard's.   

Howard and Darlene Goldhammer

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Prayers of thanksgiving, Jen Kreienkamp is out of surgery, seems to be doing well and borrowing no complications will be sent home today:)  Continued prayers for healing.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Praise and Thanksgiving

Prayers of thanksgiving Frank Moyer came home from the hospital today. He has severe arthritis in his back. Continued prayers for healing.


Our Godchild Becki Saldate-Banke gave birth to a healthy baby girl weighing 6 lbs 13 ounces, 20 inches long at 12:22pm yesterday, Dec. 17th! Continued Prayer for Becki's healing as she had Autum Claire Banke  by C-section.

Marlene and Dave

Monday, December 17, 2012

Comfort and Joy

Frank Moyer is at the VA hospital in Palo Alto with back pain.  He's having tests run to determine the cause and treatment.  Please pray for his comfort and successful treatment so he can return home by Christmas.


Thank GOD our son Frank is home from Afghanistan safe and sound standing in our house here on Bockman Road. Please continue to pray for others that are still there and in harm's way.   With God's love Frank and Maria Mitchell

Have a Happy and Joyous Christmas

Thursday, December 13, 2012

ETA and new wheels...

Pastor Kelly and Pam's ETA is Christmas Eve day.  Please keep them in prayer. 

Also, Linda Dutton is in need of another vehicle, her van is ready to retire.  She is looking for an affordable, reliable 4-door.  Call the church office or Linda if you have some info.  Thanks!

Support and Healing

Please include my dear friend of over 50 yrs. in your daily prayers.  The doctors are

trying to determine whether she is having seizures or a tia episode.  She and her

husband are Christians and active in their church back in Wisconsin. Not being able

to drive and awaiting test results have left her feeling very depressed.  

Maren Giannini


A prayer of thanksgiving... my sister, Kay Spurlock's surgery was successful. Please continue to pray for healing.

Sue Skjong

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Healing, Patience, and Thanksgiving

Prayers of praise... The chemo treatment on my foot was successful, and the pain is lessening each day!  God is awesome!  Thank you to everyone for your prayers! 
Cindy Suppus

Prayers of healing and patience for Bob Folts, he had retina surgery last Thursday. 
Thank you,
Carmen Caspersen

Surgery success and Healing

Hong Kong healthcare is much different than here.  They called my daughter-in-law yesterday to say the surgery for Kit Wan, her mother, would be this afternoon.  Please pray for her calmness, the medical staff, a successful surgery and a normal recovery time. 
Thank you.  Love in Jesus,
Audrey Ohanesian


Please pray for a friend Jason as he will be continuing dialysis at home.  Please pray for a total healing and that he could be off dialysis.  God bless your prayers for Jason. 

Audrey Ohanesian

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Strength and Perseverance

I have a friend who is an alcoholic. After months of sobriety she has begun drinking again. Today she asked me to help her. We searched the web, called some numbers and found two AA meeting places in San Lorenzo where she lives.  I ask all my Calvary prayer partners to please pray to the Lord asking Him to give her the courage, strength and perseverance she needs to get up tomorrow morning and attend this first of many meetings.   Please pray for her to fight her way back to sobriety with God's help. 
Thank you for your prayers. 
Toni Troya  

Success in surgery

Please note:  My daughter-in-law's Mother's, Kit Wan, surgery in Hong Kong was rescheduled at pre-op to December 18th.  Again, please keep her in your prayers for calmness and successful surgery and complete and rapid healing.

Thank you for your prayers. 

Audrey Ohanesian


Please pray for my sister Kay Spurlock. She is having total knee replacement today. Pray for a successful surgery and healing. 

Conrad & Sue Skjong

Friday, December 7, 2012

Home and Healing

Prayers of praise, Carole Adams came home on Monday.  Prayers of encouragement and patience as the healing process has been very slow for her.  Her head and heart are ready to go, but her body is just not ready yet. 


Prayers for Jen Kreienkamp who will be having a hip laparoscopy on Dec. 20 to fix two tears.  This will involve 6 months of recovery, but Jen is hopeful to be walking around in 10 days.  Please pray for a successful procedure with no complications and full recovery.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Healing and Comfort

Please pray for my daughter-in-law's Mother, Kit Wan, who will be having surgery in Hong Kong this week. Pray for her to be less anxious and for guidance for the medical staff and complete recovery.

Also, a prayer of thanksgiving for my friend Ken who is recovered from the infection after surgery.
Please continue to pray for my friend Donna.  She is still recovering from her stroke.  She would like to be driving again soon.
Thanks to Him for your prayer life. 

Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian


Please pray for less pain/healing for my mom, Mildred Salo, who has been having more arthritis pain in her hip - making it difficult for her to walk. 

Thank you, Diane Salo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Healing and comfort



Comfort and Healing

Please pray for George and Marjorie Britts, they are sister and brother-in-law to Barbara Arionus.  George has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs's disease and they are having a difficult time dealing with this.  Marjorie has had  kidney cancer and one has been removed.Just pray that they seek peace and comfort from the Lord as they try to handle these physical problems.  Thank you.

Also, prayers for Barbara Arionus, who saw her doctor yesterday regarding the numbing of her arm and hand.  She will be having another operation for this issue.  Pray for strength for her as she deals with the various health problems with herself and her family.  Also, pray for guidance of the doctors as they decide how to proceed with the future operation. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

FW: eprayer

Carole had her abdominal surgery yesterday at Eden Hospital.  The doctor anticipates
a 2 week stay. No malignancy involved.  Please pray for a steady recovery, free
of infection and control of pain. 
With love in Jesus  
Maren Giannini

Comfort and Healing

Please pray for my stepsister Terry Ravera in Washington.  She's a diabetic and has been fighting an infection in her foot for almost a year now and it just won't get better.  She will have her foot amputated in the next 2-3 weeks.  Please pray for comfort and quick healing for her and wisdom for the doctors.


Thank you.
Gloria Day

Thanks and Healing

Prayers of thanksgiving. Becky had her back surgery yesterday afternoon. Everything went as planned without complications. It was done as an outpatient so she went home last night. Now we ask for prayers of healing and recovery. Thank you everyone for your faithful prayers. We hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving!
God Bless, Sandy Silva

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Douglas Henry
work: - Ozarks Technical Community College
school: - Calvary Lutheran Church and School
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."

Friday, November 16, 2012

Healing and Doctors' Wisdom

Please pray for John, Madison Edwards' (Calvary Student) grandpa. Pray for... health, healing and wisdom for the doctors.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving and hope

Prayers of Thanksgiving. The neurosurgeon was able to review Becky's MRI images on Monday. We had been told that he would not be able to review them until Tuesday, so it was earlier than we had expected. They called and set up an appt. for her to come in Tues. She saw the doctor and he did recommend surgery. They are going to try and line it up for this coming Monday. It depends on scheduling, so we are waiting to hear back about it. Pray that it can get scheduled as soon as possible. It's done as an outpatient so she is hoping for as soon as possible so she can enjoy Thanksgiving. They adjusted her pain medication, so she is feeling a little better. Thank you everyone for your prayers.


Blessings, Sandy Silva

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Douglas Henry
work: - Ozarks Technical Community College
school: - Calvary Lutheran Church and School
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Recovery and Thanksgiving

Bernice Hall is continuing her rehab at home having been released from the rehab facility on Thursday.  She says she is doing well but still has a ways to go so asks you to continue praying for her complete recovery from the stroke.

My nurse friend Dawnielle has accepted the position as Registered Nurse for the Antioch School District.  She thanks you for your prayers that have led her to this position after almost a year since getting her degree and RN.
God bless your prayer lives. 
Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Friday, November 9, 2012

Relief and new concerns

Becky got the results of her MRI and it shows she has a badly herniated disc. Her present doctor is recommending she see a neurosurgeon and have back surgery. Prayers of thanksgiving that we know what it is but with the news comes other worries for Becky. So please keep her in your prayers. Continued prayers for her pain and that she can get in to see a neurosurgeon ASAP.
Thank you, Sandy Silva

Dr's Wisdom and Encouragement

Please, continued prayers for Becky Aubrey (Silva). She had her MRI and is waiting for the results. Please pray the MRI results give some insight to what is causing her pain without being anything too serious. Continued prayers for pain relief. Also, pray that the Lord would lift her spirits. She is quite depressed over the situation.

Thank you, Sandy Silva


Prayers of thanksgiving!

 The biopsy results for Heather's sister-in-law Diana were negative. Heather's director will need some radiation treatments and drugs but no chemo.  She will complete her treatment by year end.

Thank you for your prayers.

Comfort and Healing

Prayers for Cindy Suppus, she will have a chemo drug injected into the bottom of her foot to hopefully cure an ongoing foot problem.  Prayers of wisdom and a steady hand for the doctors with no complications.  May Cindy be surrounded by a calmness and peace throughout her day, with no worries.  (the procedure is about 4pm)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Comfort and Healing

Please pray for Becky Aubrey (Silva). She has been suffering with back, hip, and leg pain for over 2 weeks now. She has not been able to work. It's painful to walk so she has been limited to her bed for the most part. She has needed to be on pain medication and muscle relaxants which have only helped somewhat off and on. She was seen by the doctor last week and was told to continue to rest and stay on the medications. She has an MRI scheduled for tomorrow. She is getting very depressed. Please pray for God's healing touch, relief of pain, the wisdom of the doctor to know how to treat her, for the results of the MRI to give some information for treatment, and for the depression that she is feeling.
Thank you, Sandy Silva

Continued prayers for Bernice Theiss Hall (former member)who is still at the rehab facility after her stroke.  However, she is anxiously hoping and praying to go home on Wednesday.  Prayers for continuing improvement and patience in her recovery. 
Love in Jesus, Audrey

Friday, November 2, 2012


Please Pray for my dear friend who has been fighting cancer for many years, a biopsy will be performed on her lung on Monday. Please Pray that it will come back with negative results.
Marlene Mueller


Carole Adams' surgery was rescheduled for Nov. 19 due to the Nursing strike.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Strength, Healing, and Thanksgiving

Please keep our good friends Bob and Robert Kruger in your prayers.  Bob has been battling a cancerous brain tumor for the past 5 years; 2 surgeries and then radiation.  It is not curable but is manageable at this point.  Bob's son, Robert, has just been diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkins lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemo.  Robert is married w/ a 1 yr old baby.  Please ask the Lord for comfort, calmness and to bless the doctors with abilities to heal both Bob and Robert.  Lastly, please also keep Bob's wife and Robert's mother, Peggy, in your prayers, because her unfailing faith in the Lord is all that helps her find the courage and strength to keep their family moving forward dealing with her husband's diagnosis and ongoing medical care, and then their son's diagnosis as well.   
Thank you for your prayers, Toni Troya


Please pray for my friend Ken.  He had hernia surgery about a week ago, but had to return to the hospital with an infection.  He is now at home, but please pray for continuing quick and complete recovery and peace and patience through Him. 

Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian


Prayers of thanksgiving for my east coast friends and families; all have survived hurricane Sandy with none to minimal damage. 

Thank you, Holly Contier

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Praise and Request

Praise and request
Praise the Lord! our young friend Jack who suffered a major concussion about 3 weeks ago is finally back in school full time and working on a mountain of missed work.  He is still very limited in his activities.
His brother Noah continues to battle his lack of platelets, which have now slipped down to 74,000.  Norm is at least twice that high.  Noah has, by God's grace, maintained an upbeat attitude, but it has now been 9 months and there appears to be no end in sight.  Please continue to pray for these two boys and their family.
Howard and Darlene

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Strength for difficult circumstances

Prayers for strength and peace for school mom, Erica Rowell while she goes through some difficult circumstances during the coming month.

Friday, October 26, 2012


Please pray for Annie's sister Gloria-  She had successful surgery this morning that removed her gall bladder.  Because of her numerous past surgeries it can be very difficult to impossible to operate on her, but the surgery went well without any complications.  Prayers for her to heal quickly and remain infection free and that the removal of her gall bladder will alleviate the issue with her pancreas.   Thank you,

The Ellis's

Feeling Better

Continued prayers of healing for Linnea Greer who is still at Eden, but is feeling better.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Healing for a little one

Please pray for a friend of mine's little boy named Zeke Norris,  He is a 17 month old baby.
They just did surgery to correct tibial pseudoarthrosis. He was born with a bent tibia, then it broke, and would not heal. They put him in a cast for 3 months, then a soft cast to heal the skin.  Since the surgery, he's in a spica cast but he'll switch to a single cast in a month. They got three different opinions from 3 different hospitals and felt this was the best chance for his leg to ever heal. All specialists that they have spoken with have told them that they can do all this and he may still have to have that leg amputated.  Please pray for complete healing. 
Thanks!  Christina Grace

Healing and Encouragement

Prayers of healing for Linnea Greer who is in ICU at Eden Hospital with fluid on her heart.

Please pray for Douglas Young and family.  He is a gentleman that came into the office today, new to the area and looking for a new church family.  Both he, his wife and 24 year old autistic daughter have many health problems and would really like to find a church where there is acceptance and compassion.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Life, and recovery...

I had my baby at 3:30 yesterday;  a healthy girl 8lb 9oz. We are doing really great. Fernando and I are super happy and thank you all for your support and prayers.  God is awesome.
Grace Ramos

Please pray for my 6yr. old grandson {Justin} who had surgery on Monday the 22nd. The Drs.  removed his tonsils, adenoids & bones from his nostrils. Pray for a speedy recovery..
Thanks & God bless, Betty Cooper

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Comfort and Healing

Please pray for our young friend Noah; his blood platelets have dropped badly again.  Please include his family members in your prayers for they are all struggling.  Praise the Lord!  Jack has been able to attend school the last two days for the first time in three weeks.
Howard and Darlene

Mabel Stafne funeral

Saturday, 20 October, 2012
Visitation 1200 - 1600 ... or... 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. which ever you prefer Black heart (cards)
Santos-Robinson Mortuary
160 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Funeral Service 1500...or...3:00 p.m. Black heart (cards)
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
172 Breed Avenue
San Leandro

Reception to follow immediately after the service Black heart (cards)

If you'd like to help out with the "old fashion" Lutheran pot-luck reception...
please feel free to contact our cousin Deborah at 510-522-1413...
she will be coordinating the reception Black heart (cards) Black heart (cards) Black heart (cards)

Thanks so much for all your love and support during this eventful season in our lives.
Love and Blessings Always!!!
The Stafne Girls <3<3<3

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Peace of mind...

Please pray for Angela Garcia (CLS parent) who is seeking prayers for "peace of mind and for the Lord to provide what is needed for a Nov. 9 Court date."


Mabel Stafne passed away at 7:33pm Monday evening. Please keep the family in Prayer

We will update you with funeral details as soon as we are informed.

Also Lisa Souza's Mother passed away of heart failure Monday morning. Please keep their family in Prayer.

Dave & Marlene

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Prayers of healing for Jacqulyn Riley - she is sick in bed experiencing bad lower back pain.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Comfort and Healing

Please pray for two gentlemen with serious health problems.  Pray for wisdom for the doctors, peace of mind  for the two who are sick and their families and complete healing.  Danny has a very rapid, erratic heartbeat; after four treatments to change the condition, nothing has helped and he is suffering.  Gary just had open-heart surgery following a heart attack and is in ICU.  He is also dealing with a weight problem after having gastric-bypass surgery a couple of years ago.
Howard and Darlene

Zion Reformation Tickets...

Zion Piedmont will be having a Reformation Service/ Oktoberfest on October 28.

Reformation Service- 2pm
Oktoberfest- 4pm  ($15 by Oct. 14, $18 after)

Zion Piedmont (510)530-4213  In the past they've required payment in advance

We have only had one person respond, so you must order directly through Zion Piedmont this year, do it soon so you get the discounted rate!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Praise and Thanksgiving

Prayers of praise, Rosalie Ellis is home and Mabel Stafne is being transported back home this afternoon.


Several weeks ago you prayed for a friend Donna who suffered a stroke.  She is still recovering, but a prayer of thanksgiving as she is going to be able to take a long-time planned trip to Washington, D.C. later this month.
Also, continue to pray for her complete recovery which the doctor says could take a year.  Thank you and God bless!
Audrey Ohanesian

Healing and Comfort

Please keep Bernice Hall in Prayer as she suffered a stroke. She is unable to speak and becomes easily agitated when anyone enters her room.  Al asked that there be No Visitors or Phone calls at this time!  Will update you when we hear news. 
Thank you,Dave & Marlene

Praise the Lord for our 15-year-old friend Noah whose blood platelet production has increased tremendously since his last treatment.  The situation is not yet normal but it is much closer to normal than it has been for six months.  Please continue to pray for his full recovery.   Noah's 16-year old brother Jack suffered a serious concussion two weeks ago in a soccer game.  Since that time he has had to be in a dark room 24/7 with no activity whatsoever:  no TV,  reading or anything else.  He has been told that there is no other cure and he must remain in that state until he is well.  He has  been very uncomfortable and  has also missed two weeks of school.  Please pray for his speedy and complete recovery.  
Howard and Darlene Goldhammer

Prayers of healing for my cousin Terry Meymandi, she suffered a heart attack last week this was her second one within the past 2 years.  From what I have been told she is doing fine she had a shunt put in to unclog one of arteries that was blocked, that is all I know at this time, I don't even know if she is home from the hospital. 
God Bless,  Van

Prayers of praise and thanksgiving for Mary Dorr's sister, Joyce Christiansen-  she is home from the hospital after a knee replacement.  The blood clot is dissolved.  Please pray that she will be able to be taken off the blood thinner as soon as possible.  She is very thankful and appreciative of all your prayers.

Friday, October 5, 2012


Please Pray for Melody as she is in the hospital for testing.They did find an infection in her lungs, and are keeping watch that it doesn't turn into pneumonia! They prefer she has no visitor's at this time as she needs a lot of rest.
Marlene & Dave Mueller

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Please pray for my sister Barbara.  Her jawbone on one side has deteriorated and keeps slipping out of place.  Just talking and eating is painful.  Please pray for wisdom for the doctor and dentist to determine a treatment plan.  Also her insurance won't cover this and she has to pay out of pocket. 
Thank you.  Gloria Day

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Healing and comfort

Prayers for my friend's father, Bruce Kieft, and his family.  Bruce was recently diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer.  Please, pray for both successful surgery and treatment, and comfort for the entire Kieft family.  Heartfelt thanks, Julie Ramirez


Please pray for Heather's sister in law, Diana Garcia.  She will have a breast biopsy on Thursday.  Also, pray for Heather's director.  She had a lumpectomy last week and is waiting for the test results.  Please pray that they both get good news and no other treatment will be needed. Thank you.

Gloria Day


Prayer request from CLS family… Prayers of healing for Rosario Cruz who has a brain tumor....pray for guidance for the doctors; also for Dina Cruz who will have thyroid surgery.


Prayers of thanksgiving for successful surgery for Cindy Suppus' sister Kim.


Prayers of healing for Trevor Contier's baseball buddy Aaron Dahl, who had his appendix removed yesterday. 


I've had many of you call in for Ann Marie's address…

8350 Cypress Court

Dublin, CA  94568

Monday, October 1, 2012


Prayers for successful surgery for Cindy Suppus' sister, Kim who just went in to the OR at Stanford for surgery on her spine.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Comfort and Travel Mercies

Please pray for my cousin Mike Doyle, in Denver, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  His best option is complicated surgery with a long recovery.  
Doug Henry

Travel mercies for Frank Mitchell II who is hoping to arrive home in time for Adolph's services.  He is currently trying to get a flight out of Kuwait.


Prayers of praise, Briana De La Mater (CLS parent) is home.  The procedure went well.  Prayers for healing.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Job, Adolph's Service, Surgery

Please pray again for my nurse friend Dawnielle who still has not found a nursing position since graduating and receiving her RN.  She is now being considered for a school nurse position in the Antioch School District. Pray that He will lead her where she should be. She and I thank you so very much for your prayers.
Audrey Ohanesian

Regarding Adolph's Services...."Our cousins Debbie and Pam will be coordinating all the food for the reception on Monday... if you'd like to help with a food item please give them a call at 510-522-1413...thanks for your assistance and blessings always...
The Stafne girls <3

Please pray for Briana De La Mater who will be having a surgical procedure in Sacramento at 9:30am.  Pray for a safe and complete procedure.  Wisdom for the doctors.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Adolph Staphne

Just received some additional info on Adolph Staphne....  There will be a viewing at Santos-Robinson in San Leandro on Sunday from noon to 4pm.  Service will be at St Peters on Monday at 10am followed by interment followed by luncheon. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Please pray for our neighbor Ann Olds, she has been suffering from severe back problems.  One surgery did not solve the problem and she is now facing the possibility of another surgery.  Pray for relief from pain, for guidance in making a decision regarding the surgery and for wisdom, knowledge and skill for the doctors treating her.
Thanks, Barbara Goldhammer

Prayers of peace and healing for Briana De La Mater, a CLS mom who will be having a surgical procedure done on Thursday.  Pray for a successful procedure and for complete healing.

Praise, Thanksgiving, and Comfort

Prayers of praise and thanksgiving from Frank Mitchell..."Our God is an AWESOME God!!  Maria had her appt today to recheck lump on her breast, and there is NO sign of the lump!  Thank you all for the prayers!!"  Frank

Prayers of peace and comfort for the Stafne family, Adolph passed away a little while ago.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Driving Test

Gisela Binder's driving test was rescheduled for tomorrow morning at 9:30am.  She's passed the written test and is asking for prayers for the driving test.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Test result concerns

Prayers for Maria Mitchell- she has a lump on her breast that will be tested on Sept. 25.

Safe Delivery and Health

Prayers for Jan & Gene Curler's grand daughter, Jacquelyn.  She is 8 weeks pregnant.  Her first 2 pregnancies she miscarried.  Pray for her health and the babies.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Comfort and Healing, Dean's Passing

Please keep in prayer a women named Rose (my future son-in-law, David's, sister-in law). She is in her fifties and had a major stroke about 2 years ago. Since then she has had multiple strokes. We don't have all the details at present, but have been told she is in a coma like state. They are concerned she may not make it. Please pray for God's healing touch for Rose. Also, keep her family in your prayers. Especially her husband and children. May God surround them all with His love, strength, mercy, and comfort. 

Thank you, Sandy Silva


Prayers of healing for Mary Dorr's sister, she fell and injured both of her knees.  Will be going in Tuesday for replacement/repair of both knees.  Prayers for successful treatment.

Please pray for our friend Barbara, who lives in South Dakota.  She fell and broke her hip and is now in rehab, but recovery is a struggle.  Please pray for wisdom and direction for the doctors, all those who care for her and her husband. (She and her husband were mentors to Howard through his teen-age years.)


Please continue to pray for our 15-year old friend Noah, whose platelets have again fallen to 50.  He has once again been taken off all sports.  A week ago he had another new aggressive treatment which only worked for a very short time.  Pray for wisdom and direction for the doctors and encouragement for Noah, his family and extended family, who are all struggling with the situation. 

Howard and Darlene Goldhammer


Prayers of peace and comfort for the family of Dean Balk.  Dean went home to be with our Lord yesterday.  (I have no info yet on service arrangements)

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Please keep Gisela Binder in prayer, she takes her drivers test tomorrow morning at 10:40am...pray for her to not be anxious and for the Lord to be with her.


Prayers of peace and comfort for the family of Esther Cranford (Joyce & Phil's neighbor).  Esther passed away on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thanksgiving and healing

Prayers of praise for Jan Curler's son-in-law, Brian.  His testing went well and his numbers were below 35 so NO pacemaker was needed. 

Also, Jan's neighbor, Richard Cole is at Stanford Hospital receiving chemotherapy for his leukemia, prayers of healing and comfort.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Comfort and Healing

Prayer requests from Jan Curler:

Jan's son-in-law Brian Jones will be tested at Medford Hospital, Oregon on Monday for a pacemaker.  If the #'s are under 35 he will not need one.  Pray for Brian to not be anxious and for him to call on the Lord in his time of fear.  (pray for the #'s to be under 35).

Prayers of peace and comfort for Jan's 76 year old neighbor, Richard Cole, who was diagnosed 2 months ago with terminal Leukemia.  He is now hospitalized with a severe infection - doctor's don't know what is causing it.  Richard's wife has Alzheimer's and is having difficulty with this situation.


On Wednesday, mom had any ECG and they found a small area on her mitral valve that could be an infection, blot clot, or small tumor.  She was not experiencing any symptoms of infection, so they put her on a strong blood thinner.  Yesterday she had a lower abdomen CAT Scan and there were no anomalies found.  This morning they did a ECG through her esophagus and they found that the spot had disappeared.  It was likely a blood clot that has been dissolved by the strong blood thinners.  They are going to switch her to Coumadin and she will likely need to be on that for a day before they will release her, so there is a chance that she could come home tomorrow sometime.  We still do not have a definitive answer as to what she experienced on Monday morning that started her trip to the hospital, it could have been related to her Parkinson's or it could have been a small stroke.  The MRI she had done while in the hospital indicated that she had had several small strokes in the past.  We would like to thank everyone for all their prayers and support this past week while mom has been in the hospital.


The Ellis family

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Healing and Comfort


Rosalie Ellis is still in the hospital, doctors are still running tests.  Continued prayers of healing and wisdom for the doctors.

Dean Balk is about the same.  He's hard to communicate with because he's not wearing his hearing aids.  Prayers for peace and comfort.

Healing and Calmness

Please continue to pray for our friend Noah, 15 years old, who is suffering from a blood malfunction.  His body is not producing platelets.  Recently, through a special treatment, his platelets went to 230,000, which is normal.  Then tested this past Monday, they had drastically dropped to 90,000.  Today they have dropped again, this time to 50.  His family is really downcast to say the least.  He feels fine and has all through the past months the problem has been ongoing.  He has once again been restricted from all sports.

Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and show him and his whole family how to cope.

Howard and Darlene Goldhammer



Please pray for healing and calmness for my neighbor, Joanne Goodwin, who has been diagnosed with horrible vertigo.  She spent all day Wed. at her home dizzy, nauseous and vomiting for HOURS, waiting for me to return home from my trip to So. Cal. because she was too afraid to call the Dr.  She lives alone and didn't want to go to the hospital without me.  I took her to Kaiser ER, she is being treated by a wonderful Dr who has kept her for the night to give the medicine time to work and hopefully improve her condition.  Please pray for Joanne to find faith and trust in the Lord, that he is always by her side no matter what,  and that she is never really alone.   

Love in Jesus, Toni Troya

Healing and Encouragement

Prayers of healing and encouragement for Lynne Jackson (Calvary school parent).  She has been having health problems for a while and is on several different medications.  Doctors are unsure of what's causing her high blood pressure and weight loss.  Lynne is now on a medical leave from work and is also taking care of her elderly parents as well as being wife and mom.  May the Lord surround her with His loving arms of peace and grant wisdom to the doctors.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Travel mercies, healing, and thanksgiving

Prayers for safe travel for Pastor Kelly Smith and his wife Pamela who will be flying out to visit Calvary on Sept. 12-15.

Also, prayers of praise.... Michael Caspersen has returned to work.  Prayers for continually healing.

Prayers of healing for Kevin Pye who is recovering from a knee surgery last Tuesday. 

Prayers of healing for Ron Contier who pulled a muscle last week at work and is out of work for the week to heal.  Pray for his wife to be patient, loving and compassionate

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pray for acceptance

Pastor Kelly Smith received our Call Documents on Saturday.  Pray that the Lord leads him to follow His will and that the Lord would guide him to be our Pastor.

Comfort, healing, praise

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Gil Quezada (my Father-in-law) passed away peacefully in his sleep last Wednesday (8/26/12) evening at 7:52 p.m.  His wife Pat is devastated, as are Daisy and Sophia.  Thank you for all your prayers.
Dian Smith

Prayers of healing for Rosalie Ellis.  She was taken to the Eden ER yesterday morning with seizure-like symptoms.  Annie found her at the sink tightly gripping the counter top and swaying her head back and forth not able to respond to questions, etc.  Annie & dad called 911 and they took her to Eden.  By the time the paramedics arrived she seemed to be over the worst of it and she was able to walk to the gurney with assistance from the paramedics.  They took x-rays, did a CAT scan, blood work, etc.  The CAT scan did not show anything unusual.  Today she will be having an MRI and an EEG.  We would ask for prayers that the doctors would be able to find the cause of what happened on Monday morning and also would be able to adjust her medications so that she will feel better once she is home. 

Thank you,  The Ellis family


Prayers of praise for  Gisela Binder…her eye appt went well, and she does not need cataract surgery.  The doctor said if she sees as well as she did during the office visit, that she should have no problem passing her upcoming driver's license appt.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Healing and Comfort

Please keep my little cousin Danille in your prayers...They found more spots on her lungs and this is the latest update. We just got a call from the Dr. today. He went over her CT scan more with the radiologist this week. It's not 2 spots it's 4, one of them is for sure tumor cancer in her lungs, the 3 other spots he's gonna watch. Mom and Dad are stressed and worried (of course). Please pray for them as well. 
Blessings and Thank You  Christina Grace

Friday, August 31, 2012


Prayers of peace and comfort for a Calvary School family, the Delamater's, the childrens grandmother's sister passed away.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Please pray for complete healing for Cindy Schroer's knee.  She recently had surgery, which was not effective, and has now completed a series of shots to alleviate the continuing pain.  The shots have provided no relief and she is in a lot of pain.
Howard and Darlene Goldhammer

Comfort and release

Would you please pray for my beloved Gil Quezada (technically Father-in-law; more like a Father)who lays dying at Summit Hospital in Oakland. His beloved wife Pat (technically Mother-in-law; more like a Mother) has been loyally by his side, all while continuing to hold down a job providing the insurance needed by Gil at this time. They are truly the love of each others' lives, and have been together for 40 years. You can see it when they look in each others' eyes.
While Gil and Pat are not really known by the Church community here, the Calvary kids will likely remember balloons that appeared as if from nowhere in every classroom (and some events) over the last 9 years. These were the gifts given so cheerfully from the hands and hearts of Pat & Gil when health was not an issue.
Thank you so much in advance.
Dian Smith

Healing and relief

Please keep in prayer...Gretchen, a young mother with four children, who she home schools.  The family recently moved to Florida, and they are living in a Residence Inn (three rooms) while they wait to get in a house.  Dad is in the Coast Guard and very busy with a new assignment.  Gretchen fell & injured her leg and is in a cast from her thigh to her foot, she is confined to a wheelchair.  The grandmothers are alternating staying with the family to help. Please pray for full complete healing for Gretchen, that no surgery will be necessary.  Pray for the house to be available quickly as the apartment is very crowded.
Pray for Annabelle a 92 year old women who had a blood vessel break in her one good eye causing complete blindness. She had surgery Tuesday to try to repair the eye so she would again have a little sight. 
Pray for Larry a neighbor of Jason & Amy Goldhammer who has been diagnosed with cancer, which is spreading.  Pray for wisdom for the doctors and for full & complete healing.  Pray also that he would know Jesus as his Lord & Savior.
Pray for Michelle Geach, she is recovering from surgery and experiencing a lot of pain.  Pray for full & complete healing, for strength and for relief from the pain. 
Barbara Goldhammer

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Thank you everyone who prayed for my dad, Les Coolbeth.
All his tubes have been removed and he has returned home.
He can walk with a walker (which he hates) short distances without labored breathing. One rib was removed and he is very uncomfortable but happy to be on the road to recovery.
Special thanks to all the ladies who made it possible for him to have a prayer quilt. He loves it!  Love in Jesus,

Cindy Strom

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Great News!

Great news! Our Niece Sheila's test results showed that she has calcium deposits in her lymphnodes which is treatable with medecine! Thank you all for your Prayers! God is so good!
Dave and Marlene

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Please Pray for our niece Sheila as the lymph nodes in her neck have been swollen for a month! She had tests done yesterday to find out whats causing them to swell.
Thank you,
Marlene & Dave Mueller

Healing and Recovery

Prayers of healing and comfort for Jennifer Bumgardner's fiance's grandpa who fell this morning and was treated by the EMT's who accidentally ripped his skin in the process of strapping him to gurney.

Also, for Jean Bumgardner's brother, Roy who is recovering from shoulder surgery. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


A church member called this in after hearing about it, very concerned for this couple.  Please keep them in your prayers....A family was vacationing in Yosemite when one of their sons was sitting on the rocks along the water an "off limits area"; he fell in and the other brother jumped in to save him, both boys drowned (ages 10 and 11).  Paramedics ended up having to treat both parents (not sure whether they jumped in to save boys or if both were in shock).  Not only are the parents devastated after losing their only two children, but now they are being billed for all of the expenses incurred during the rescue and all bills related since the boys were in an area that was "off limits". 

Prayers of safety for Jan Curler's daughter Lyn and husband Bryan... they live in Keno, Oregon and the fires are moving in closer.


Please pray for my friend Donna who is recovering from a stroke. Asking for His strength and patience and a complete recovery  as she deals with right side issues with walking and eyesight and is having memory difficulties.  I appreciate your faithfulness in your prayer life. 
Audrey Ohanesian

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Healing and Comfort

Prayers of healing for Michael Caspersen, he has two bulging disks in his back.  He is having difficulty walking and is off work. The doctor will start a series of three shots next week.  Pray for comfort and relief from the pain.
Thanks.  Carmen

Friday, August 17, 2012


Praise the Lord!  Noah, the 15-year old with the blood disorder, has truly experienced a miracle.  Last Friday he was hospitalized to receive a special  infusion treatment, and by the next morning his platelets were up to a normal, 130,000.   He was also allowed to resume his full schedule of activities.  He had to be the happiest guy on the soccer field--with his excited family on the sidelines. 
Howard and Darlene


This is an update on Dawn Nickles, Sid's granddaughter.  She is home from the hospital now, her white blood count is still a little low.

Welcome Micah!

Congratulations to the Martchenke family on the birth of Micah Thomas on Tuesday the 14th.  Micah came on time and very healthy. Big brothers, Connor and Liam, are very excited and love their new baby brother.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Just to clarify the last email...
Dean Balk is still with us and he is still as his current address at Merrill Gardens, however his son Barry said any mail for Dean should be sent to Barry's address at...
41775 Chiltern Drive
Fremont, CA  94539

Friday, August 10, 2012

Peace and Comfort for a old friend

Continued prayers of peace and comfort for Dean Balk.... Cards should be sent to his son Barry:
41775 Chiltern Drive
Fremont, CA  94539

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Noah, our 15-year old friend, who has been treated for a blood condition with the potential to cause non-stop bleeding will have an infusion treatment on Friday.  This will require an overnight stay in the hospital.  Our prayer request is that the treatment be successful.  His body is not producing the necessary platelets to stop bleeding and his activities have been limited for several months as other treatments have not been successful.
Howard and Darlene Goldhammer

Pray for Dawn Nickles, grand daughter of Sid Nickles- she's in the hospital for a low blood count.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012



Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Dad's surgery went well. I was so nervous all day at work thinking about him. The lung re-inflated!!! His heart is in good shape too! So thankful!!! He's in a lot of pain moving from bed to chair every two hours. He was moved out of ICU and has his own room now. Keep those prayers coming :) 
Cindy Strom

Friday, August 3, 2012

Healing, Comfort, Concern

Dennis is the coworker we prayed for last year when he was going through some tough times.  He asked that we pray for a friend of his.  Dave Schultz….  See below.

My friends name is Joannie and she has been diagnosed for the 4th time with Lymphoma. If your church congregation could ask God to give her some help and be with her, I know it will help. The power of prayer is so strong and a direct link to Gods ear.

Thank you so much!  


Dean Balk is having more trouble standing for transfers and fell Monday.  We brought him to see Dr. Jokerst and she ran a battery of tests on him. Nothing looked terribly wrong, but he's very tired and weak.  The doctor suggested it might be time to start hospice.  So we met with a hospice intake person and a nurse and signed him up. He'll be getting more care from the hospice staff, which is good for him. Please spread the word and keep him in your prayers.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thanksgiving and comfort

Update on Melody, she came home from the hospital on Monday. Other than a headache, she sounds great. Jose' will be at home to take care of her this week she, is in good hands! Please continue Prayers for Melody and the family as she continues to recuperate. God is so great in answering our Prayers!
Praise the Lord, Marlene Mueller


Please pray for Liz Mullins, she is a close family friend of my cousin Maggie.  Last night Liz's mother committed suicide. When I have more information I will pass it along. 

Thanks.  Van Deckert


Please continue to pray for my dad, Lester Coolbeth. His one lung had an infection and was full of liquid and he could not breathe. Thankfully the biopsies on the liquid were negative for cancer. Unfortunately the lung did not re-inflate after being drained, so he only has one lung now. Please pray that both his lungs will heal. He made it home safely with his wife, driving their RV from Anchorage, Alaska back to their home in Ocala, Florida. He went to the lung specialist this afternoon and was directly admitted back into the hospital. He still has some pockets of infection on and around his lung, so they will be doing surgery on him but I don't know when. They will go in on his side and clean the area and scrape the lung to remove these pockets of infection. The doctor said this was the main priority, but he does have some other tests plus an echocardiogram scheduled. Please pray for my dad to be patient, as he can't do much at all without feeling out of breath. He is a strong man who has to be busy all the time. It's hard for me to be so far away from him. I love him very, very much.

Love in Jesus,  Cindy Strom

Monday, July 30, 2012

Comfort at passing

Prayers of peace and comfort for Karla Regnier and family and friends... Karla's brother died suddenly of a heard attack (3 weeks ago to the day, Karla's mother, Willene died.)  May the Lord surround this family with His loving arms.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


I went to check on Anna Beasely this morning and found out from a neighbor that she passed away on Tuesday.  They had transferred her out of Kaiser rehap to Sacramento to be closer to family and apparently had a stroke and passed away.  No funeral has been planned. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thanksgiving and hope

Thank you all so much for your Prayers, Melody came through surgery fine. Jose' was just going into recovery to see her! I will send updates.
Marlene Mueller

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thanks and Blessings

"I read the last e-prayer for Melody and I thought I should explain the statement on the visiting.... It's not that Melody doesn't want visitors, it's only that she is going to be there 2 to 4 days to recover unless there are complications and that's why we are praying for  her surgery to go well as God has planned it. My wife loves and needs all the people of God to know what's going on with her health and the great need of prayer. I want to thank the family of God at Calvary for all their prayers and help we have received.---- My wife is having a brain tumor removed on the right side of her brain and this is her 2nd time with brain surgery. This tumor has been treated with targeting radiation and with all the treatments she has had, her brain has swollen to the point of shifting over to the other half of her brain which causes her not to function in a normal way. I hope this will bring us (Gods people) to pray more to the specifics in need of prayer. we love you in Christ and we will keep you informed of the outcome."

Thank you in Jesus name,


Prayers of peace and comfort for the family of Wanda Grimm.  Wanda went home to the Lord on Monday after a long battle with cancer.  Services will be held in Michigan.

Prayers of peace and comfort for Louise Woodard whose son, John passed away on Saturday.
(call church office for contact info - 510-278-2555)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Healing and Strength

Please Pray for Melody Saldate' as she will be having brain surgery on Friday at 12:30. She will be at the hospital all day tomorrow for pre-op.  After surgery, Melody prefers not to have visitors. 
Thanks, Marlene Mueller


Thanks to all friends and family praying for Jacob. He LOVES his prayer quilt and immediately on bringing it home to him on Sunday he wrapped himself up in it and seemed so content to be covered in prayer! He's doing much better! He still feels  weak and nauseated but was able to fully participate in our San Diego vacation trip which was alot of walking in the heat, something he would not have been able to do a month ago, and such a blessing to see him be able to enjoy the family time. His blood test was back to normal as far as the lymphocytes/neutrophils ratio, but his WBC were still a bit low. Overall we will chalk this up to an unknown virus, and continue to pray that he continues to improve in these last weeks of summer so that he can get back to normal by the time school starts again. He's been working really hard on all the make-up work from the last quarter of school he missed. I cant thank you enough for all your prayers and support!

Anne Ellis

Strength and Comfort


Peace and Comfort

MaryLea Adams' brother Ron's life is coming to an end due to Renal failure! She's asked that we Pray for a peaceful passing for him. Please Pray for for all the family.


Prayers of healing and comfort for Jan Curler's friend Richard who was diagnosed with leukemia

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Healing and Comfort

Prayers of healing for Adolph Stafne, he is being taken to Eden Hospital.  Apparently he fell last night and was just found a little while ago.

X-ray on my dad's lung did not turn out as we had hoped. There doesn't seem to be much change. Several things are a concern, the lung is still white, the pocket of air, and something about the shape of the outside of the lung is abnormal. And of course, didn't want to scare us, but there is a possibility of cancer. He and his wife will be headed home to Florida tomorrow. Please keep him in your prayers.
Cindy Strom

Douglas Henry
work: - Ozarks Technical Community College
school: - Calvary Lutheran Church and School
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
- A. Einstein


Fernando Ramos is having a job interview today at 1pm please keep him in your prayers. Pray for peace of mind and the Holy Spirit  to touch his tongue to know what to say and when to say.  
Going in the love of God - Grace Ramos


Please Pray for my friend Melody Saldate' as she has swelling on her brain. The Dr. has  her on steroids to reduce the swelling. If this medication doesn't work, surgery will be necessary!
Thank you,  Marlene Mueller

Please pray for my friend Cindy Garcia.  She has been diagnosed with a disorder that shrinks the blood vessels in her brain.  There is no cure and it isn't reversible but is manageable with medication.  Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and that the medication works.
Thank you. Gloria Day

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Prayers of Thanksgiving for my neighbor, Suzanne, who came thru her 7 hrs of surgery successfully this afternoon. Both surgeons were pleased with the outcome and expect her to heal w/o complications.  She was resting comfortably when I left her last evening. Please pray for the Lord's continued blessings for her quick recovery void of problems.  Love in Jesus, Toni T. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Many requests...

Mabel Stafne will be going in for rotary cup replacement Thursday.  Pray for success.


Prayers of healing for Anna Beasley who had fallen, laid on the floor for sometime, nobody knows how long, and is at Kaiser re-hab in San Leandro.  She is really banged up and looking quite frail. 


Joyce Glock's son Bill requested prayer for coworker Norma Jean Mathews.  She was taken by ambulance from her job to the hospital.  She has a brain tumor , not operable and has been given a short time to live.


Please pray for my dad, Lester Coolbeth. He has been hospitalized while vacationing in Anchorage, Alaska. Dad's been having severe bronchial problems and antibiotics have not been helping him. One lung is completely filled so breathing is very difficult. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and a miracle to heal him.
Love in Jesus,  Cindy Strom


Please pray for my neighbor, Suzanne, who is undergoing a 6+ hr major surgery  this morning, July 11.  Please pray for the Lord's blessing on the surgeon to guide her hands and make all the best decisions as she operates.  Please pray for the Lord's blessing on Suzanne, and for her to feel His comfort as He holds her in His arms during this time.  Blessings, Toni Troya

Prayers of peace and comfort for Karla Regnier and family for the passing of Karla's mom, Willine Watson.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Prayers of healing for friends of Carole Adams:  for Kristen, who is in her 20's and is rejecting God, may the Lord use her circumstances to draw her near-  and for her 2 year old son, Jayden who has sleep apnea and will have surgery on Monday. 


Prayers of encouragement for our VBS team as they are preparing for VBS.  Please pray for what your role in VBS can be this year.  We still need help in some key being crafts (crafts are already planned for each day, we just need someone to lead crafts daily and organize)

Friday, June 29, 2012


Prayers of thanksgiving for Pastor Bothwell's brother's surgery. It is completed and the surgeon is confident that it went as expected. Prayers now for healing and that Dan will be able to eat and drink something this evening and be released tomorrow.
Thanks, PJ

Into Rehab...

Update from Ann Marie on Harry Stockes...Today, Harry had all remaining stitches and staples removed.  Healing seems to be going well.  He was told that he would likely be discharged on or about July 10th.  He will then become an outpatient at The Center for the Intrepid, part of the Brook Army Medical Center, to begin his rehabilitation phase.  His expectation is that this phase will last 4 to 6 months.

Healing of spine

Prayers of healing and for a successful surgery for Pastor Bothwell's brother, Dan (lives in Wisconsin).  He is having serious neck surgery to prevent continued deterioration of his spinal cord that will result in complete paralysis. Pray for the surgeon and for all attendants, and for his wife, Patti.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wisdom and Healing

A couple of months ago we asked for prayers for Noah, a 15-yr. old who was diagnosed with a blood problem.  His body is not producing blood platelets and he could bleed uncontrollably from even a minor scratch.  The platelet count was up a small amount for one week only and has now plunged back to no production whatsoever.  Please pray for healing, wisdom for the doctors and strength for Noah and his family to get through this difficult ordeal.
Howard and Darlene


Dear friends,

I'm sorry I have not updated sooner on Jacobs status. The best we can figure now is that Jacob has been fighting off a virus. The Addison's test was negative, but the Endocrinologist called and said his Vitamin D is very low. Vitamin D has an effect on your immune system which would make it harder for him to fight off viruses. He's also had changes in his blood work indicating a viral cause.  He's been tested for Mono a couple of times, the Dr can't completely rule it out based on his blood work, but  as long as he gets better, its not critical as there is not really any treatment other than rest, which he's been doing.  He's started on 50,000 IU once a week for 8 weeks for the Vit D Deficiency. He seems to be improving. (even before the Vit D) He's gained back 5  lbs, and his appetite is improving significantly. He's still nauseous, but to a lesser degree, and the fatigue is still a major problem. Hopefully this will improve with more weight gain and Vit. D supplements. Thanks to all for your prayers and support, it means the world to all of us! 

Blessings,Annie Ellis

Prayers of Praise and thanksgiving... Ron Borges is doing well and is to be discharged today.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fires in CO

Please pray for the residents of Colorado - especially Colorado Springs.  My parents have reported that 32,000 people have been evacuated due to the fires there and that the authorities are expecting it to burn for at least a month. Pray for peace as people are dislocated, rain, and safety for all families and firefighters. 
Bill and Colleen Martchenke

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Successful Surgery

Prayers of healing and salvation for Carole Adams sister-in-law, Dorothy.  Dorothy has been dealing with side effects that a stroke caused her and will undergo exploratory surgery tomorrow to find out if her arm can be saved.  May the Lord use these circumstances to draw her near to Him.

Peace and Comfort

Prayers of peace and comfort for the family of Paul Caspersen (Phil's brother).  Paul passed away on June 17 at the age of 77.  Phil and Carmen were able to attend services on June 21st.

Also, prayers of peace and comfort for Tammy Contier's friend, Anthony.  Anthony's mom passed away suddenly on June 22 at the age of 38.

Healing and Comfort

My wife Melody is having surgery to repair a broken elbow from a recent fall.  Prayer for a quick and effective procedure and rapid recovery, and peace during this time.
Thank you,
Rob Schultz

Friday, June 22, 2012

Comfort and Thanksgiving

Praise God for Ron Borges successful triple by-pass surgery.


Please pray for my good friend Michelle. She was engaged to her best friend and love of her life.  Her wedding was this summer. Her fiancĂ© Daniel tragically passed away Weds.. She is devastated and isn't able to communicate well right now. She need's God's love wrapped around her!


My Marvin went for his 6 mo MRI last week, which tracks the remnant tumor in his head from his 2009 surgery. (In 2010 it had increased in size and he then underwent 6 wks of radiation in Fall 2010).  This latest MRI showed a modest reduction in the tumor's size as a result of the radiation; his neurosurgeon is so pleased that Marvin doesn't have to go back to see him again until June 2013.  Praise the Lord for prayers answered! Please keep him in your prayers that the tumor will continue to die.  Blessings, Toni Troya

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Healing and Thanksgiving

Newborn, Nativity Justice who was having liver problems was given a clean bill of health.

Prayers of healing and a successful surgery for Ron Borges who is have by-pass surgery tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Coomfort and Thanksgiving

Prayers of peace and comfort for Edith Mena and family for the passing of her sister-in-law, Dee Lazaga.

Prayers of thanksgiving, Annie Bland gave birth to twins last week.  Both babies weighed 6 + lbs.  The little girl was put on oxygen for some breathing problems.  The little boy was doing fine.

Barbara Goldhammer



I was able to deliver Mr. Pittman's quilt today. He and his wife were very touched and were very appreciative. He actually said it took his breath away and even got a little teary eyed...we had a nice visit. What a wonderful couple.

His wife was so excited that he now has a special quilt to take with him to even has his name on it so it wont get lost :) Thank you for allowing me to share this gift with him. I did take a picture on my phone, so I will try and get that to you soon.

He wanted me to thank the ladies from the quilting group, Maria for her special addition of the cross and the congregation for their prayers. His treatments will continue until the end of the year. Thank you again for your continued prayers for Mr. Pittman.

Love and Blessings,
Ann Marie Mitchell

Thursday, June 14, 2012

For successful surgery

Prayers for a successful surgery and no complications for Ron Borges who is having surgery this afternoon at 1:30pm.


Prayers of thanksgiving for Diane Salo's successful foot surgery.  She is home resting and is thankful for all of your prayers.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Foot Surgery

Please pray that my foot surgery goes well tomorrow and that I have speedy recovery. 
Thank you.........Diane Salo

Thanksgiving x 2

Thank you for all your prayers of healing, for my cousin Sherre Prior. Her heart surgery was successful. Sherre may get out of the hospital as early as Monday.
Jerrie Moyer

Update on Sue, friend of Norma Jean and Bill Glock... she had surgery and a baseball sized tumor was removed.  She is home recovering.  The doctor called it a miracle.  Power of prayer. 
Joyce Glock

Friday, June 8, 2012

Strength and Healing

Update on Jacob Ellis....He has been seen by an Endocrinologist who also feels Jacobs symptoms are suggestive of Addisons Disease or another type of Adrenal Insufficiency. He's having another test for that on Monday morning. He's seeing a Pediatric Hematologist who is testing a number of different things as well, including evaluating a peripheral blood smear himself. 

He still remains extremely weak and tired, nauseated and dizzy, and heart rate elevates too much when standing and laying down.  Please pray that these symptoms disappear soon and we find answers and good treatments.  He has not felt well since his Appendectomy surgery on April 2nd (two months ago) At this point the doctors feel it is very unlikely that these symptoms are related to any after effects of the surgery.

Thanks for your prayers and support,
Annie Ellis

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Please pray for my cousin Sherre Prior and her surgeons as she goes through open heart surgery on this morning.
Please. Pray for healing.
Jerrie Moyer

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Prayers of healing for Sue (friend of Norma Jean and Bill Glock) she is being rushed to hospital.  She is having an aneurysm. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thanksgiving and Success

Prayers of praise and thanksgiving--
My cousin Shelia who had partial lung removal and chemo for lung cancer is now cancer free. She received a prayer quilt.
She thanks you all for your prayers.

John's nephew Sam completed his Air Force studies for Air Traffic Control and will now complete his apprenticeship for one year at Travis AFB. Prayers for his continuing success in this chosen field with the Air Force.  
Audrey Ohanesian

Monday, June 4, 2012

Comfort and Encouragement

Got a call from Van Deckert asking for prayer.  Legs are acting up again.  Going to a vein specialist.  Also, prayers for encouragement as he has had many challenges since moving to Virginia.  Thanks, Dave Mueller

If you want to send him a card of encouragement, contact the Church Office for his address.

Also, prayers of Thanksgiving for Chrystle & Stuart Vincent's baby grand daughter, born this morning at 9:35am.  Stephanie and baby are doing well. 

Comfort and Healing

Prayers for Nick Nickles (Sid the 3rd) who had a heart-attack over the weekend - Nick is the son of Sid Nickles . Prayers for healing, wisdom for the doctors, and the peace and comfort of Jesus.

Friday, June 1, 2012


The Lord has blessed me and us abundantly and we praise Him.  The doctor removed my huge cast yesterday and I have graduated to a boot and a walker, an enormous improvement!  My nurse and I are so grateful to the Lord!  We are so thankful for the awesome prayer support you are all providing as we go through this surgery and recovery.  May God be honored in this situation.
Howard and Darlene


Prayer request from friend of Gina Gerome:  Please pray for my Dad as he just found out he has stage 4 colon cancer, its also in his liver and lungs.  He is the rock of the family and this news is devastating. - not sure how much time is left.  He is 70 years Old.
Deanna Marion

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Prayers of healing for Michelle Geach who will be having surgery possibly next week, prayers for a successful surgery with no complications and complete healing.

Also, for Matthew Geach, Joel and Michelle's son- he recently had another seizure (first one in 2 and 1/2 years) Tests are being run to see what caused the seizure.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Doctors' Wisdom and Healing

Please add Jacob to your prayers...He's been sick with weakness, dizziness, nausea and weight loss for the past month. He has only been back to school a few days since the Appendectomy on April 9th. We have ruled out Mono, parasites, Celiac Disease and a few others. He is now being tested for Addisons Disease, a rare disease affecting the Adrenal glands and the hormones they produce. One of Jacobs teachers actually mentioned that he had Addisons and Jacobs symptoms are similar to his before he was diagnosed and treated. 
Please pray that we can find the cause for these symptoms quickly, or that they just go away for good!
Its like searching for a needle in a hay stack as these symptoms could have so many different causes. We just need to eliminate them one by one in order to find the correct diagnosis.  Jacob had the blood screening test for Addisons this morning and they should be back in about a week, hopefully sooner. 
Thanks for the prayers, 
Annie Ellis


Prayers of healing for Louise Woodard's son, John.  He is in ICU with doctors trying to diagnose a possible infection.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Thank you for all the prayers, Darlene is expected to be discharged on Saturday.  Continued prayers for healing and complete recovery. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Comfort and encouragement

Prayers of encouragement for Tiffany Contier's friend, Jennifer.  Jennifer's father was in a motorcycle accident a year ago.  He communicates by blinking or signing and has been hospitalized this whole time. Jennifer has been by his side through all this and is very discouraged.  Her dad has not opened his eyes at all this week (very unusual).  Please pray Jennifer to come to know the Lord and to feel His love with her as she goes through this.


Please pray for the Diaz family.  They have a kindergartener and a second grader in our school.  Mrs. Diaz's sister died suddenly on Monday.  Please pray for peace and comfort. 
thank you,
Amy Sosa

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Comfort and Recovery

Update on Darlene Goldhammer-  surgery was very successful.  Darlene is being moved this afternoon around 4pm to a rehab care, where she could be for up to 2 weeks, just depends on how long her recovery takes.  She is very thankful for all of your prayers.  Please continue to pray as she recovers and for no complications.

Darlene Goldhammer
ManorCare Health Services
1150 Tilton Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA  94087

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Prayers of healing for Diane Nishwitz. She is having internal bleeding and this is her second trip to hospital.  Doctors have not been able to figure out were the blood is coming from.  Please have David, husband of Diane, and Diane in prayer.   She is Vanessa Nishwitz's Mother-in-Law.


Darlene Goldhammer's surgery went well. As of 2:30pm she is in recovery doing well and will be staying overnight.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Healing and comfort

Please pray for my cousin, Thersa who has breast cancer & will
have surgery on june 2nd, also for radiation treatments. Also
prayers for my brother, who has prostate cancer,who will be @
Loma Linda hosp.nine wks. For proton radiation treatments.his
name is Robert & is fearful of the cancer treatment {peace of
Thank you all. & God bless,
Betty Cooper

Thanksgiving and Protection

I will be having ankle replacement surgery on Friday, May 18, and ask for your prayers for successful and uneventful surgery.  For 6 weeks I will be unable to put any weight on my right foot so I will appreciate your continued prayers as well.  Please remember Howard in prayer also as he becomes my caregiver.
Patti and Sydney, our daughter and granddaughter, are on a mission trip to Mexico with Sydney's 7th grade class from Twin Lakes School in Santa Cruz.  Please pray for the safety and well being of the group of 12 children and 7 adults.  They will return Friday, May 18. Howard and Darlene Goldhammer

Prayers of thanksgiving for a successful knee surgery for my dad's wife, Elaine.  Prayers for continued healing and full recovery.  Holly Contier

Monday, May 14, 2012

Comfort and Travel Mercies

Prayers of peace and comfort for Leah & Jason Aguilar and family for the sudden loss of a loved one in the Philippines.  Leah's husband, Jason will be making travel arrangements to go be with the family.  Prayers of hope and encouragement for Leah and Jason and family as they have experienced many valleys over the last few weeks. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Call Meeting

Just a reminder that this Sunday, May 13 is our Call Meeting where we will be voting on one of the two Pastors.  Please keep this in prayer and for the Lord to guide our decision.

Wisdom and Healing

Prayers of healing and for a miracle for Christina Grace's 5 year old niece, Danielle.  She is being treated for cancer. Doctors are trying to determine what type of cancer.  The tumor can not be removed until it shrinks, however it is now wrapping around her aorta and is growing at a rapid pace.  Pray for her parents Roxy and Mark and for wisdom as the doctors try to shrink the tumor so it can be removed as soon as possible. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Prayer request for Amy Goldhammer's family, her grandmother, Betsy Fong passed away Sunday night.  Please pray for peace and comfort for the family.

Barbara Goldhammer

Comfort and Healing

Prayers of healing for Rebecca Esparza's uncle Pete. (Rebecca is a former member), he has esophageal cancer, and had his voice box removed, stage IV cancer.  He had to go back to the hospital for an infection. We are asking for wisdom for the docs and comfort for the family.
Thanks for all the prayers! Jan Curler

Rest and Healing

Please pray for Noah Storm, a 15-year old who has been diagnosed as unable to produce blood platelets.  He has had to give up any physical activity where he might be bruised or cut for fear of bleeding.  The first treatment was not successful.  Please pray for healing and freedom from fear for Noah and for his parents and grandparents. 

Howard and Darlene Goldhammer 


Prayers for Annie Bland a friend of Amy & Jason Goldhammer.  She is pregnant with twins and has been put on full bed rest.  Pray that she will go to term (mid-July) and that the babies will be healthy.  They also have an 18 month old son. 

Thanks, Barbara G.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Peace and Comfort

Prayers of peace and comfort for Lisa Souza and family at the sudden loss of her sister, Karen Rippy.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Prayers of healing for Vivian Hunter who has been having bad head pain.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Comfort and Doctors' Wisdom

Prayers for the Pinkert family. They are a family who attends the church I went to in Lancaster and we were members of youth group. I just found out that tonight the mom (Marriane) lost her battle with cancer.  Thanks,  Christina Grace

Prayers of healing for Karen Rippy, 57 years old (Lisa Souza's sister).  Karen has been in the hospital for about 3 weeks, she is waiting for a liver transplant and is now in complete organ failure.  Prayers for wisdom for the doctors to find out what is causing this and for a donor.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Josiah had his surgery yesterday (Tues., May 1).  All went well.  Thanks to everyone for the prayers and especially the quilt ladies.  The prayer quilt went to the hospital with him!!
Judi Molini

Healing and uplifting

Just a correction from yesterday.... Prayers of healing and comfort for Judy Fagin's daughter (not Cindy) whose cancer has returned.  (Judy is a Wittenberg Resident)

Also, prayers of healing, emotional and spiritual uplifting for Edith Mena's sister-in-law Dee Lazaga.  She's been battling cancer for some time now and is spending a lot more time in the hospital.  She has three children, one 18 year old autistic daughter, another child in college and a 14 year old son.  May the Lord surround this whole family during this time and fill them with courage, peace and strength.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Comfort and Healing

Prayers of comfort and healing for Judy Fagin's daughter, Cindy (Wittenberg residents) who has just found out that her cancer has returned.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chest pains

Prayers of healing for Bryan Jones, Jan Curler's son-in-law.  He has been experiencing chest pain and has an appt. at 2:30pm with the cardiologist.

Strength and Healing

Prayers for our Spanish teacher Cecilia Guerra's mother who just experienced a stroke and is being transported to the hospital.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Prayers of healing for Linda Manrique's brother-in-law, Dale.  He left yesterday for the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and will be there for at least a month.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Please pray for my great grandson Josiah.  He will be having heart surgery next Tuesday, May 1st in San Francisco. 
Thank you, Judi Molini

Moving, Peace, and Thanksgiving

In case no one else heard this from Louise Woodard, I thought I would let you know.  Louise wrote me on April 3 that she was just leaving a month of rehab for a broken left hip and injured  left shoulder from a fall on March 1st.


She was moving on April 6, she hopes for the last time, to a senior citizens home.  Louise says it is nice and light with windows all around with a balcony deck.  Her address there is:


Louise Woodard

Gold Quarta Inn, Rm. 201

15 Bryson Dr.

Sutter Creek, CA 95685


Please pray for freedom from pain and His peace in adjusting to her new home.  


Also, a prayer of praise and thanksgiving as our son John and one of those he supervises have been offered permanent positions as of June 1 with Oracle, the company that bought Taleo. (They do not know at this time how many employees have been offered positions.)

Finally, a prayer of praise and thanksgiving as my cardiac stress test results were normal.

Thank you all for your prayers. 

Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Spirit and Calmness

Please pray for my daughter, Carrie, who is very depressed.  The move to Chicago last year has been very hard on her and she feels very alone.  Norma Smith

Also, prayers for Leah Aguilar who just found out that her uncle now needs open heart surgery.  Prayers of peace and a calmness as she goes through this difficult time first with her dad and now her uncle. Prayers of healing for all!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Peace and Comfort

Prayers of peace and comfort for the family of Jackie Stockton.  Jackie passed away on March 30 after a nine year battle with cancer.

Andrea Aldridge (Jackie's daughter)
619 Momar Lane
Escondido, CA  92027

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tests and choices

Please pray for normal results as I have an ultrasound test early Thursday morning.  Continue to pray for my new nurse friend who is busy looking for a position that the Lord would lead her to either with elder care or hospice.
(I still have not heard from my doctor about the stress test--I see him a week from Wednesday so I guess I will hear then.)  Thanks for your prayers dear Christian friends.
Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian