SPECIAL PRAYER UPDATES:
Pray for Mission Advance 2017, March 31-April 3. Pray that the gathering of our district will be an opportunity to hear from God and renew our vision for His kingdom in the Mid-Atlantic area.
Condolences: We received word of the passing of the father of Benjamin L. Spitler on March 9th. The funeral for Benjamin Paul Spitler was held in Columbus, Ohio on March 15. He was 81 years old. Ben is the Lead Pastor of the Gaithersburg, MD Church. Please remember the Spitler family in your prayers. Condolences may be sent to Benjamin L. Spitler, 22101 Goshen School Road, Gaithersburg, MD 21703.
Dr. Roy Carnahan, retired former district superintendent of our district returned home after a stay in a rehab in York, PA to strengthen muscles after a long hospital stay to manage blood pressure. Roy, Doris and the family so appreciate your concern and prayers. (3-13-17)
A few days before Christmas Janet Fry, wife of George Fry, pastor at Gettysburg, PA was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. The type of cancer she has is very curable. She has had one round of chemo treatment so far. Please pray for God’s continual healing and grace with the side effects after chemo treatments. UPDATE: Janet's tumor is now about the size of an M&M. She will be meeting with a surgeon on March 6 to make plans for surgery. Janet and George want to thank you for all your prayers (3-2-2017)
Pastor Greg Lesniewski of McConnellstown, PA has been diagnosed with stage 4a metastatic prostate cancer. This cancer has recurred following his surgery to remove his prostate. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy to treat this recurrence. UPDATE - Greg reports: “I am through with four chemo infusions with two more to go March 7th and the 28th. The church board has approved my sabbatical request, so I will be at Center Treatment Center America in Zion, IL from April 24th until June 16th for my radiation treatments.” (3-2-2017)
Janet Johnson, associate pastor at Melwood Church writes, “I had to have emergency surgery due to a severe infection that developed from my reconstruction surgery. After that surgery, a six day stay in the hospital, and three weeks of intense antibiotics, it looks like we've finally come out on top of the problem. UPDATE from Janet: “I just want to thank everyone for their prayers. I'm slowly getting back to work and getting ready for retirement this August.” (3-2-2017)
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