Please pray for the family of Byron Lopez, Lead Pastor of the College Park, Maryland Fountain of Grace church. On Friday, October 25 Roberto Lopez, younger brother (age 34) of Bryon Lopez was killed in a work related accident in the New York City area. He has been taken back to Guatemala and will be buried in his native city of Ipala, Chiquimula, Guatemala. Byron Lopez left for Guatemala this past weekend.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Byron Lopez, 31 Olive Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
Word has been received of the home-going of Alfred (Al) Kessler, who passed away Monday, October 28 at his home in southern Maryland. Al Kessler was the husband of the Mid-Atlantic District NMI President Sharon Kessler.
Please keep Sharon Kessler and the family in your prayers. Expressions of condolences may be sent to: 17315 Whitaker Court, St. Inigoes, Maryland 20684.
Prayer for Pastors & Others:
We have received the following from Everett & Valerie Mitchell. Everett is the man in charge of the sound at Mission Advance, Family Camp & Pastor & Spouse Retreat. Valerie is in charge of the salad bar at Family Camp.
Last Thursday evening, our son Eric Mitchell was injured in a work related accident. He is at St. Mary's Trauma and Medical Center here in West Palm Beach. God has provided miracle after miracle. He is doing well but recovery will take time. He has no broken bones other than minor fractures of his spine to the L2, L3, L4, and pelvis that will NOT require surgery but six to eight weeks in back brace and limited mobility. His right arm from shoulder to wrist suffered severe crush injuries to muscle tissue, nerves, vanes and arteries. He was in surgery three hours with six surgeons Friday morning, November 1 from 2 to 5 AM. He had more surgery yesterday and has one or to more to go. He does have full movement of and feeling in his fingers. He does have bruising, scrapes and cuts on his legs and feet. He is in good spirits and working hard at getting better. Thanks for your prayers and support during this time.
Please continue to keep R. Larry Taylor (Lead Pastor at Washington, DC Community of Hope) in prayer following a car accident and surgery.