Becky and Kevin’s daughter Hayden is having surgery today for what is called craniosynostosis of the metopic suture. Her surgery began around 9:30am and the first update was at 12:45pm. Here is what Becky said:
The Neurosurgeon just came out finished with his portion. She had a small dura tear (the membrane that protects the brain) at the bridge of her forehead. The bone was a little extra thick and the dura had kind of grown into the bone. He didn’t seem too concerned, sutured and placed small graft. Plastics are rebuilding, putting back together and it should only be a couple more hours.
We praise the Lord for his protection thus far and the success he’s given through the surgeon. Continue to pray for little Hayden, for a successful surgery and recovery in these coming days and weeks.
Also, as we mentioned on Sunday, Mark’s mother is in hospice care in New York. The doctors have told the family she may live a few more days, or a week. She is beginning to be delusional, and is progressively getting worse. She is in much pain. Please pray for relief for her and for God’s comfort to be with the family. They are more mindful and more thankful than ever of our hope we have in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
Further Updates to either of these situations will be in the discussion below. You are encouraged to comment as well to assure these families of your prayers for them.
Our church is in partnership in ministry with two different families. One of those families is the Gudeman’s who have just began to train for missionary aviation service. You can check out there most recent newsletter here.
Make time this week to pray. Simply think about the people God has placed in your life, and pray for the needs you know they have. Think about the people who have been really getting on your nerves lately, and pray for them. Think about all the stuff you need to do and pray for it. Pray for your work, your rest, your family, and your church. If there’s something that you’d like us to pray for, let us know here. Pray the prayers of Scripture like the Psalms and the Model prayer of Jesus. You can listen to musical renditions of the Model Prayer of Jesus by Jon Foreman, Andrea Bocelli, or even Susan Boyle on Youtube if that helps you to pray. What is stopping you from praying? Maybe you should pray about that too.
Find time to pray this week. Steal a few minutes from your schedule, from your sleep, or from your TV watching, and pray. Pray for your neighbors, co-workers, and the people of Shore Community Church. Pray the Model Prayer of Jesus that we are preaching through this summer. Pray the Psalms…Psalm 1, 23, 51, 91. There are 150 of them, pick one. Ask us to pray for you. Your circumstances may or may not change. But, the people around you need you to pray for them. Let your heart and mind influenced by God in prayer. Let your will and desires be shaped by God in prayer. Let your anxiety and troubles be affected by God in prayer.
Please pray for Randy’s mother today. She is having gallbladder surgery today. Other folks in our church also have various needs, that I’m not going to put online. Take time this week to pray for each person in our church. Pray for someone to invite to church Sunday, and then invite them!
We are grateful to be in partnership with Andy and Trisha Gudeman as they pursue God’s calling in aviation missions. You can find out more about what they’ll be doing at MMSAviation.org. Please remember them in your prayers, asking God for the financial support, so that they can move this June to MMS in Coshocton, Ohio.
As you take time to pray this week, remember your brothers and sisters in Christ from SCC:
There are a couple of different people in our church that are looking for housing. Pray that God provides a place for them this month that suits their needs and is within their budget.
Pray for Tom’s mom and Kathy’s mom. Ask God to strengthen their health. Pray also for Tom and Kathy as they care for their mothers.
We have had new people visit our church every week for the past 5 weeks. Be in prayer for our Sunday services and for these new people who are seeking the Lord.
If you know of a need within our church that I’ve left out, feel free to add it in the comment section.
Sara has asked that we pray for her niece, Elizabeth. She was only recently diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer, along with liver and spinal tumors. The situation is desperate and she is at a special clinic in CA.
Continue to also pray for Lou and Vicky’s health. Pray for Judie, Michael, and Leigha, for continued comfort through their mourning process.
Take the time to think through the people who make up our church. Pray for each of them. As we get to know one another, it becomes more and more evident that all of us need others to pray for us for something.