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Prayer Update and New House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard

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Dear Family and Friends: There is no easy way to say this.  Even though Kolton Hundersmarck was showing a small improvement, his nuclear brain stress test today showed “brain death” today at 1300 (1 pm) our time.  His parents, family, and girl friend, Lauren, are beyond devastated. Kolton is to be a total organ donor.  So far, nine people are…Keep Reading

Prayer Update on Martha’s Vineyard House Guests

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Dear Family and Friends: Met with Kolton Hundersmarck’s family early this morning in the SICU at Baptist Hospital.  According to mom, Meredith, Kolton had a very scary night.  His ICP (Intercranial Pressure) went very high.  The staff at Baptist was able to get it down to near normal.  According to mom too, his EEG (brain wave activity test) yesterday did…Keep Reading

Prayer Request for Our New House-Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard

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Dear Family and Friends: My ever-faithful volunteer, Marsha C. and I had just cleaned two rooms yesterday.  Felix Vega-Lopez and his family are still at Penny Cavender’s house recovering from his surgery last week.  Doing very well from what I have heard. Received a call from Eglin Air force base today.  A couple of days ago, active duty, Airman, Colton…Keep Reading

New House Guests and Prayer Updates

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Dear Family & Friends: Thursday, both Felix Vega-Lopez and Cheryl Tindell had their surgeries.  Felix had his C-1 cervical fusion from his skate-board vs. truck accident back in January this year.  Cheryl had her non-functioning kidney removed after she, too, had gone through cancer surgery back in January too.  Both had been doing great Friday.  Then, all of sudden according…Keep Reading

A Blessed Easter! And Prayer Update!

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Dear Family and Friends: Happy Easter today!  What a wonderful celebration day it was!  Every once in a while, we are blessed to have some of our previous house guests stop by and give us a personal update.  Such as it was yesterday evening.  Jackie & Ron Dozier stopped by. Just at a year ago, the entire Dozier family was…Keep Reading

Prayer Update on Martha’s Vineyard House Guests

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Dear Family and Friends: Bob Zitka at Sacred Heart hospital did have his sub-dura hematoma reduction this past Thursday.  Up until today, the drain was not showing signs of actually draining the blood collecting on the brain.  But Sally, his wife told us tonight that the drain is actually draining blood, which is what the neurologist wanted to see.  The…Keep Reading

Prayer Updated and New House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard

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Dear Family and Friends: Early this morning George Grady went peacefully home to the Lord surrounded by his family.  In talking to Mary, his sister, he had a bad weekend with great difficulty breathing.  He had told his sister he was ready.  After spending the night in CCU at Baptist hospital, they transferred George to a private room on the…Keep Reading

Prayer Updates and New House Guests!

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Dear Family and Friends: Received a call late yesterday, Palliative care from Baptist Hospital.  George Grady is in the SICU there.  He is on life support, extremely bad COPD.  His sister and niece have come in from Ohio and Iowa.  Mary Grady and Correna Strein are staying with us at the moment. Grady’s son will most likely join us from…Keep Reading

Martha’s Vineyard Prayer Update

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Dear Family and Friends: As I read my daily devotions this morning I felt the need to share with you all what “My Daily Bread” said for today. It does seem to us that of late we have had a number of “end of life” decisions that have needed to be made here from Martha’s Vineyard. At the Vineyard now,…Keep Reading