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Prayer Request for Don and Marj Addickes

We received the following Prayer Request:

Prayer Request for Don and Marj Addickes

Dear Friends,

My New Year did not start off as I had planned.  On January 2nd I had an episode at home that eventually led to a diagnosis  of an aortic dissection. Initially the cardiology team in San Antonio had trouble diagnosing the problem.  My son, Mark and his family came to visit that weekend and Mark was convinced that my episode was indicative of a heart problem.  He consulted with his colleagues in Houston and determined that my aorta was tearing and that the condition required immediate attention.  Mark drove me to Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute in Houston where Dr. Anthony Estrera performed the the surgery by placing a Dacron graft on my aorta.  All of the family was present for prayer and support,  Mark and our beloved family saved my life. On Monday, January 6th, I awoke in the recovery room to a second birthday – Epiphany Day.  This is more than a coincidence. Marj has been by my side every step of the way to love, support and encourage me as I recover from this surgery. She’s the best!  Ten days after my surgery and recovery I returned to San Antonio and spent three weeks in a rehabilitation hospital. During my time in rehabilitation I had minor stroke. The stroke did not leave me with any long term effects. I returned home on February 12th and am continuing to recover. My recovery is slow and steady. I am taking care of my personal needs and am walking with a walker. I will begin in home cardiac rehabilitation next week.  Total recovery period for this type of surgery is eight to twelve months. I realize that the word of my condition spread quickly and we have received many cards, well wishes and acts of kindness. Indeed we have felt the power of your prayers! God is Good!

Peace, Love, Hope and Joy!


Philippians 1:3




Prayer Request for Chaplain (Colonel) Douglas McLeroy

Chaplain (Colonel) Douglas McLeroy, Retired has just been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. He will be undergoing surgery on Wednesday, 13 November 2013. The family and his worshiping community—First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, NC—request your prayers for Doug and his entire family.

Chaplain (LTC) Karen Diefendorf

Please pray for Chaplain (LTC) Karen Diefendorf as she under goes surgery on a lung. A needle biopsy done last week was inconclusive, so the doctors will do additional tests during surgery this morning. If it is cancerous, the lower lobe of her lung will be removed. Karen has faithfully served God and country as an Army chaplain (LTC) and is totally secure in the arms of the Father. Remember also her family, doctors and care takers….your prayers are so appreciated!

Prayer Requests

Ann walker, wife of Chaplain Conrad “Connie” Walker for Cancer surgery. (Could maybe put Cancer – Colan removal). Cards may be sent to 14811 SWALE in SAN ANTONIO, TX 78248
Chaplain Jim Shaw on the death of his 15 year old Great Grandson Caleb,Martin in  a traffic accident in Hobbs, NM. Cards may be sent to Chaplain Shaw at 101 Branding Iron Cove in GEORGETOWN, TX 78633-4885