Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prayer Request for this Week

Dear Intercessors,

Please remember the following prayer request for this week and as often as the Lord puts them on your heart.

Pastor Brad & the series in Acts – Continue to lift Brad up everyday throughout this series in Acts as the enemy does not like the ground that is being taken and will continue his attacks on our body and it’s leaders…Brad being our senior leader takes many of this attacks head on so please join me in lifting him up for safety and health for him and his family. This week he will be teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit…so I’m sure the attacks will be flying, If the Lord would give you specific scriptures or words of encouragement for Brad I’m sure they would minister to him.

Steve Gazaway - Steve is now in rehab in Nashville and is doing well, continue to pray for him for complete healing and restoration. Pray as well for Barb for continued peace & strength in the weeks that lay ahead of them both.

Wayne Kaufman – I just spoke with Jan and Wayne’s heart cath went well. Wayne only had one significant blockage but the doctors said that it could be reversed by medication and so a stint would not be needed at this time. Praise the Lord! Please continue to pray for Wayne as he settles into a new regimen of meds, diet & exercise in the coming weeks. Also, Wayne was very appreciative of those of you who wrote prayer cards to him at the Well a few weeks back!

Women’s Retreat – Please be in prayer for our women’s retreat this weekend as around 180 women from Two Rivers will be meeting together for what promises to be a very powerful time. Pray for Mary Stone and her whole team as they put together last minute details, pray also for Peggy Price the retreat speaker for the weekend. We will be praying for the retreat and Mary & her team this Wednesday at The Well…I hope you will plan to join us!

As always, thank you for your faithfulness to pray!


Prayer for Robin

Please be praying for Anne Pharr's sister, Robin, who lives in California and has recently changed her living situation there. She is requesting prayer for peace as she makes this transition. I know it would bless, encourage, and comfort her to know that she's being lifted up by our prayer warriors here at 2RC.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Updates on Cindy Halbert and Steve Gazaway

Cindy Halbert had her gallbladder removed yesterday. They kept her overnight at the hospital and the surgery went well.

Alvin and Lynnette Payne visited Steve yesterday at the rehab facility. His spirits are up, he's doing well, and his son Ben is spending the week with him.

Thank you for your faithfulness to pray!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Steve in Rehab

Steve was moved to Stalworth Rehab Center yesterday!!! Barbara says the average stay at the rehab center is 13 days, but we all know that Steve is ABOVE average and our God is AWESOME! Barbara is staying in a nearby hotel. Once Steve is out of rehab they will be staying in Nashville for three weeks for follow-up care.

Please continue to pray for complete healing and peace for Steve as well as peace and strength for Barbara. What an incredible testimony this journey is producing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Steve has been moved out of ICU

As of yesterday, Steve has been moved from ICU to a step down room and is expecting to move to rehab today or tomorrow. PRAISE GOD! Please continue to pray for complete healing and peace for Steve as well as peace and strength for Barbara.

Remember you can send words of encouragement via Steve's CaringBridge website at: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevegazaway

Friday, February 11, 2011

The latest on Steve

Please pray for Steve’s digestive system. He has been suffering with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea yesterday and today. He is weak and miserable. The doctors believe it is a side effect of one of the medications. Please pray continue to pray for complete healing, peace, and rest for both Steve and Barbara. We are trusting God and believe He IS HEALING Steve even now. This is just a distraction from Satan, and it will not succeed. Our God is might and powerful to save! You can send messages of encouragement to Steve & Barbara through Steve’s CaringBridge website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevegazaway

Also, please pray for Dennis (Steve’s little first grader at Eaton School); he’s been quite upset by Steve’s illness.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No Well Tonight! Plan on Attending "Outpouring"

Dear Intercessors,

Just a quick reminder that we are not having The Well tonight and want to encourage everyone to come out this Friday evening 7:00pm – 9:00 pm for “Outpouring” a night of extended worship & praise!

Please be in prayer for this event and be ready for possible prayer ministry that night if the Lord would so lead.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Praise Report for Steve!

WONDERFUL NEWS! The kidney doctors have "fired themselves" because Steve no longer needs them! The catheter and 2 other lines have been removed, and he used a walkter today. Praise and thank God for Steve's continued healing! Keep praying for a full recovery, peace, and rest! and may others notice the power of God through the grace and strength Steve & Barbara have demonstrated.

Please be praying

Please be praying for these folks...

-Mary Lynn Tolar's mother, Mary K, had surgery to move an artery in her leg because of potential clots. Her hospital stay has been very hard and she has been very ill from medications. She may now have pneumonia and they are talking about temporary recovery care which is scary for her mom as well as her sister Kathy and brother Dusty and ML. Mary K needs a divine touch for healing and for peace. The family needs wisdom, grace and favor with Medicare/Medicaid.

-Steve Gazaway has been having nighmares either due to the meds or satanic attack. Either way they must stop. Please join me in praying for peace & comfort for both Steve & Barbara. I am praying Isaiah 41:10 over them: Lord, I thank you for making Steve and Barbara strong and for helping them rest. I thank you for giving them peace and supporting them in your right hand that saves spiritually and physically. You are their comforter and protector!

-Sheppard Tucker's father has had to skip his chemo for the 3rd week in a row due to low red cell counts. He has one more chance to stay in the clinical trial and receive treatment on Monday, after that he is out. Please join us in praying his blood counts up! And of course, for God's miraculous healing...He is ABLE! Thank you all for your prayers. Blessings in return!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Dear Intercessors,

Here are some updates on those we have been praying for:

-Steve Gazaway had surgery yesterday morning to repair a tear in his instestines. The surgery went well and they were able to fix the tear. As of Sunday evening, doctors were able to remove one of the four tubes (the one in his mouth). Steve is on a pump so that he can control his pain meds. Please continue to pray for healing, strength, and protection for Steve as infection is always a concern after this third surgery in less than a week.

-Dawn McGuire is now home. Doctors did not find anything, but please pray Dawn's body will adjust to the heart surgery she had recently and she will be headache free!

-**correction from the last blog post** Kathy Johnston was NOT taken to the hospital, she was taken to the doctor for her high blood pressure. She is now home and doing fine.

-Amy Shrewsbury is out of ICU, praise God! She has been breathing on her own for a few days now but is still in the hospital as she is unable to hold any food or drink down without vomiting. The doctors are unsure what is causing this and are running tests. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors, and Amy's continued healing.

-Josh Packet: in December I had told you all about Josh, a junior at Loudon High School who was in a car wreck November 5th , 2010. The accident left him without movement below his chest. Josh has had the trach removed and is off the vent, this is a HUGE praise report. He has more strength in his left arm but still can't use his fingers on either hand and has no more mobility below the waist. We will continue to pray for a FULL recovery which the doctors say can take up to two years.

Thank you for your faithfulness to pray.


Friday, February 4, 2011

A few prayer requests for today

Please be lifting these people up as we head into the weekend...

-Dawn McGuire has been having major headaches for a few days and is in the hospital. Doctor's are running tests trying to figure out exactly what is wrong. She does not want visitors, but please be praying for Dawn, that the doctors will quickly find what is causing the headaches and that her pain will be gone.

-Kathy Johnston has been taken to the hospital with very high blood pressure. Please be praying the doctors will be able to get her blood pressure under control.

-Amy Shrewsbury, a woman from 2RC South Florida, was taken to the ICU Tuesday night and put on a ventilator due to high blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart rate. There is an infection in her body which was worsened by a surgery she underwent recently. Amy is sedated and while she is stable, the doctor stated that she is not doing well. There is some concern of brain damage due to the lack of oxygen, etc. Please pray for healing for Amy!

-Dave Park is filiming the Lord's Prayer Journey on DVD tomorrow from 9:00am-4:00pm. This is an important resource for Integrity Ministries, please pray everything will go smoothly tomorrow.

We will update you on these requests as soon as we hear more information.

Blessings, Erin

Steve Gazaway

Steve said he can feel our prayers and asked that we continue to pray for him. Things are improving and doctors are pleased. However, there was an episode Wednesday night that set off the heart monitors. All tests yesterday were clear, but the doctors are going to keep Steve in ICU one more night as a precaution. Please join me in praying for both Steve & Barbara and that Steve will be moved into a “step-down” room today. Steve said he is not worried. He feels the episode was an attempt from the enemy to frighten him and it won’t work. Keep those prayers going up for complete healing, strength, courage, and discernment for both Steve & Barbara. You can send messages of encouragement to Steve & Barbara through Steve’s CaringBridge website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevegazaway

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Successful Surgery for Steve!

Yesterday, the doctors repaired three blood vessels and removed more than four litere of blood which had leaked into Steve's abdomen. Reports are that his new liver is doing incredibly well. The doctors are concerned about Steve's heart due to the stress he has been under, but Barbara is confident there is nothing to be concerned about. PRAISE GOD!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Steve out of surgery

Steve is out of surgery and doing well. 2-3 leaks found and repaired!

Steve in surgery, update on Amy

Steve Gazaway - Steve's blood pressure dropped last night and doctor's suspected internal bleeding. As of 8:00am this morning, they had taken Steve into surgery to find leaking blood vessels. Please pray for courage for Barbara, complete healing for Steve, and wisdom for the doctors.

Amy Haun- Danny visitied Amy last night after her surgery. Everything went well, please pray for a quick recovery.