Where Strangers Become Friends

PRAYER UPDATE #627

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DON BISHOP APR. 10, 2014

Don was admitted to Del Webb Hospital on April 8th and had surgery on the 9th of multiple blood clots in his left leg. His cardiologist said he removed 80-90% of the clots and the filter that he inserted should catch any that may not dissolve. He is well on his way to recovery.
Don & Loretta Bishop Email:
dandl1@frontiernet.net

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 The Lord , your God , who is among you,
is a great and awesome God.  
Deuteronomy 7:21

PRAYER UPDATE #626

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DICK MILLER APR. 6/14

Dick is still at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital Downtown Phoenix. Improvement very slow. Large clot in brain. Eye surgery went well  has three metal plates around eye. It has completely healed. Feeding tube in nose. Speech garbled but you do know what he is trying to say. He sings with me but voice light. Does know me but usually says my maiden name. I did know many are thinking of us. For no reason the picture on the fridge of the Old Hens just fluttered down. I took that as a sign. For now it is a watch and wait. Doctor son was here at first then week on my own and today Sun one dau is Coming for a few days. Keep those prayers coming for both of us. Thanks to all. We love you and miss you and the activities. Mary Miller. Email: dkmymiller@juno.com

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God doesn't call the qualified, 
He qualifies the called!

PRAYER UPDATE #625


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NONA & MICHAEL STEPHENS MAR. 27/14

Nona is recovering slowly from her stroke. She wants to thank everyone for the many cards and prayers. Michael has alzhiemers and is in the veterans home. He would enjoy hearing from you. His birthday is April 25th. His address is Michael Stephens, Room #227, Mo. Veterans Home, #1 Veterans Drive, Mexico, MO 65265. Thank you, Nona Stephens at #23 in PEM.

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JOHN JARVIS MAR. 28/14

Hi Guys, John was discharged from the hospital today,  we now have lots of exercise to do, walk, walk, walk, end of May will try to swing a golf club.   Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. Cheers Ada Sawchuk, 2 Scimitar Circle N.W., Calgary, AB. T3L 2C8
John Jarvis Email:
jarvijo@telus.net
Ada Sawchuk Email:
adasaw@telus.net


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ANN CUMMING MAR. 31/14

I want to thank all of you for your prayers, phone calls and cards during Bud's illness and passing.   Can't tell you how much that meant to me.   Without question, PEM folks are the very best.   I'm still hoping to get down to El Mirage for a few days before long - hope I get to see you. Thanks again.  Ann
Ann Cummings Email:
Murrayecumming@aol.com


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Do not ask the Lord to Guide your Footsteps,
If you are not willing to move your Feet!

PRAYER UPDATE #624


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DICK MILLER MAR. 22/14

Dick had a bad fall yesterday and is in the Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown Phoenix and is still being accessed. He injured his head in the fall. Asking for prayers for Dick for a speedy recovery.
Mary Miller Email:
dkmymiller@juno.com

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SALLY BROWN MAR. 22/14

Sally was taken to hospital by ambulance on Wed. Mar. 19yh after a fall. She was cleaned up and released with just bruises and scrapes. She is grateful for the loving support by neighbors and friends. There are at site #330 until the end of March. Cell phone is 253-307-6337
Sally & Cal Brown Email:
silvernat@wamail.net


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GENE KLOPFER MAR. 22/14

Gene and Ethel are appreciative of all the get-well wishes, etc for Gene and support for Ethel through these long months of recovery for Gene. He is staying in a care-home nearby. Gene attended the 3rd Street block party on Wed., Mar. 19th and was overjoyed in seeing so many of his friends. Gene will get his new prosthesis leg when they go home to Washington. Please continue prayers for total healing. Their phone number is 425-330-8132 or 425-355-2573. Site #329 Gene has his computer with him so emails will get to them.
Gene & Ethel Klopfer Email:
gandgklopfer@yahoo.com

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KAY BURNS MAR. 22/14

Kay has been having troubles with her pace maker & deliberator since she got it. She returned to the hospital earlier this week with atriel fibula-ion. They shocked her heart to bring her heart-rate down from 90 beats per min. to 80 and then she was released. They are working to reduce it to normal which is 70. They are thinking of having a watchman which is an umbrella-insert placed in her heart which will keep away blood clogs. Please continue with prayers that they can solve this heart condition with Kay. She also thanks all, for past support. She is at site #198 and Kay & Joe’s phone number is 623-875-0829 no email.

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When depressing thoughts seem to get your down,
Put a smile on your face and think, you’re alive and still around!

PRAYER UPDATE #623


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DENNIS CLARKE MAR. 18/14

Pastor Dennis united with our Lord on Mon. morning Mar. 17th, St. Patricks Day. It was 7 years ago that he had his stroke and had been wheel-chair bound since then. There is funeral services being held on Fri. Mar. 21st, 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. 12225 N 103rd Ave, Sun City, (103 & Alabama, just south of Grand). Eileen’s address is: 9611 W. Newport  Dr.  Sun City, Az  85351

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"Truly great friends are hard to find!
Difficult to leave!
And impossible to forget!"

PRAYER UPDATE #622


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DENNIS CLARKE MAR. 9/14

Pastor Dennis Clarke is currently in Boswell Hospital. Cards may be sent to: 9611 W. Newport  Dr.  Sun City, Az  85351
Sent in by Carl Conlin
profckc@cox.net

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What is most valuable,
Is not what we have in our lives, but.......
WHO we have in our lives!

PRAYER UPDATE #621


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ROBERTA SCHLICHTING MAR. 5/14

A celebration of life memorial for Roberta Schlichting will be held Saturday, March 8th at 12:30 pm in the old Rec. Hall. We will have a potluck dinner. Meat, potatoes and coffee will be provided. Bring your own table service and a dish to share. Please come and show your support to Duane and family at this time. Sent in by James Holstine: jrrmh@att.net

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AND for those who speed on the highway - a few hymns:
55 mph .................................. God Will Take Care of You
75 mph ..................................... Nearer My God To Thee
85 mph ................................ This World Is Not My Home
95 mph ...................................... Lord, I'm Coming Home
100 mph ............................................ Precious Memories

PRAYER UPDATE #620


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JOHN JARVIS MAR. 4/14

Finally better news from our friend John Jarvis who has been going through hell since Nov. 23/ 2013 in Arizona, after being attacked by a virus that put him in ICU in a coma in the hospital in Arizona for 19 days and then he was air evacuated to Calgary, AB where they live. In Alberta he was still in ICU until Jan.14th 2014 (35 days) and then he was transferred to a medical unit until Feb. 27th. Now he is in the rehab center where he will have all the treatments, physical, respiratory and occupational therapy that he needs to have for a full recovery. He is well on his way for this and we spoke to him on the phone Saturday March 1st. We were very pleased to be able to talk to him and Ron had a few jokes with him that made him laugh. I also spoke to him and he said he feels he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whoopi! Wishing John a speedy and complete recovery from all his friends and we all love you John. Not forgetting to give thanks to Ada for all the care and many hours she has spent helping her love to recuperate. Good job Ada and you deserve kudos. We are all cheering and praying for that full recovery that I'm sure he will get too. Keep up the good work John. Sent in by Fern, Ron & Richard Rowe fernric@telus.net and John, Ada & Jarvis Sawchuk adasaw@telus.net.

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Give me a sense of humor, Lord, Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
  And pass it on to other folks.

PRAYER UPDATE #619


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BUD CUMMING MAR. 2/14

Bud died Wed. 26th of Feb. from pneumonia and other complications in Edmonds, WA. Bud was an usher at PEM Christ Community Church for many years and his wife Ann is a choir member. Condolences can be sent to Ann at: 626 Glen Street, unit #202, Edmonds, WA 98020. Phone number is 425-775-3758. Memorial services to be held at a later date.

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GENE KLOPFER MAR. 2/14

Ethel and their Son are fixing up a ramp at their site #329. As soon as that is done, Gene will be released from the hospital. The plan is for Gene to come home this coming Wed., Mar. 5th. Continue prayers for Gene’s healing and adjustment and also for Ethel with her faithful care-giving. Phone numbers 425-330-8132 & 425-355-2573

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Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God!

PRAYER UPDATE #618


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JERRY PIERCE FEB. 16/14

Jerry was taken to Del Web Hospital Friday evening, Feb. 14th He had a stroke and was unable to talk at the time. Kay spend all night with him at the hospital while they took several tests. The next day he was able to speak again but they are still checking him out . Please pray for complete recovery. He is in room #408D. Kay’s phone number is 623.875.3839. No email.

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Joyce Loeppky & Family Feb. 16/14

Thank you so much. It means a lot to know that we are in so many people's prayers. Things going as well as expected here. Joyce (sister of Don & Gordon Hart), Elaine & Linda.
Elaine Dydra (daughter) Email:
elainedyrda@yahoo.ca

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR HYMNS?
Dentist's Hymn........................................ Crown Him with Many Crowns
Weatherman's Hymn........................There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

Contractor's Hymn................................... The Church's One Foundation
The Tailor's Hymn......................................................... .Holy, Holy, Holy
The Golfer's Hymn ...................................There’s a Green Hill Far Away
The Politician's Hymn..................................... Standing on the Promises!
Optometrist's Hymn............................... Open My Eyes That I Might See
The IRS Agent's Hymn...................................................... I Surrender All
The Gossip's Hymn..................................................................Pass It On
The Electrician's Hymn.................................................... Send The Light
The Shopper's Hymn................................................. Sweet Bye and Bye
The Realtor's Hymn.................. I've Got a Mansion, Just Over the Hilltop
The Massage Therapists Hymn...................................... He Touched Me
The Doctor's Hymn.................................................. The Great Physician

PRAYER UPDATE #617


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GENE KLOPFER FEB. 13/14

Gene had surgery again this morning at 10:30AM at the Banner Thunderbird Hospital, where they amputated his foot and leg up past his knee. They were 3 months trying to prevent this. He will remain in the hospital over the weekend and moved to rehab. sometime early next week. We have no idea how long he will be there with the healing process, etc. We are asking for prayers for both Gene and his wife Ethel. Their son will be with them soon. They reside at site #329 and home phone is 425.355.2573, cell phone is 425.330.8132, no email.

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WAYNE HOLLER FEB. 13/14

Wayne’s surgery was a success. He is still in the Banner Thunderbird Hospital and healing nicely. We have no idea when he will be able to come home yet. Please continue to pray for complete recovery.
Wayne & Barb Holler Email: wayneandbarbara@aol.com

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DONNA VEZINA FEB. 13/14

Donna had her back surgery on Fri. Feb. 7th and was able to come home on Mon. Feb. 10th. She is still having a lot of pain but seeing some improvement each day. Asking for a speedy recovery. You can visit her at site #134 or phone at 623.977.2469.
Donna & Florian Vezina Email: donna.vezina@yahoo.com

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JOYCE LOEPPKY & FAMILY FEB. 13/14

Don and Gordon Hart’s brother-in-law Henry Loeppky (age 72) passed away at 10:35 this morning, Feb. 13th, after suffering a lengthy illness. The Hart Family is asking for your prayers for their sister Joyce and her Family in this time of sorrow.
Don Hart Email: martidonhart@yahoo.ca
Gord Hart Email: beverlymariehart@outlook.com

All condolences will be forwarded to their sister Joyce in Calgary, AB.

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
The Lord is my Shepherd = That’s Relationship!
I shall not want = That’s Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures = That’s Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters = That’s Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul = That’s Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness = That’s Guidance!
For His name’s sake = That’s Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death = That’s Testing!
I will fear no evil = That’s Protection!
For Thou art with me = That’s Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me = That’s Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies = That’s Hope!
Thou Anointest my head with oil = That’s Consecration!
My cup runneth over = That’s Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life = That’s Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord = That’s Security!
Forever = That’s Eternity!

PRAYER UPATE #616


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WAYNE HOLLER FEB. 6/14

Wayne went in for open-heart surgery at 7:00 AM today. He got out of surgery at 12:15 PM and is in the recovery room now. We are asking for complete healing and recovery from this surgery.
Wayne & Barbara Holler Email:
wayneandbarbara@aol.com

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DONNA VEZINA FEB. 6/14

Donna was taken by ambulance to the Dell Webb Hospital on Tue. Feb. 4th. She was transferred to the Boswell Hospital on Wed. Feb. 5th. She is on complete bed rest till her surgery tomorrow morning, Fri. Feb. 7th at 7:00 AM for back surgery on three discs. Their computer is down right now so no email. You can phone Florian at 623-977-2469

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GENE KLOPFER FEB 6/14

Gene’s foot graph is mending so far. Gene and Ethel are so thankful for every ones prayers and concerns. He needs to keep his foot & leg up till next Wed. when the doctors will analyze the progress. He is in rehab at Sun Grove. No email but can phone Ethel at 425-330-8132

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Worry is the darkroom where negatives can develop!

PRAYER UPDATE #615


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NORA ZELTER JAN. 31/14

Dear PEM Friends, Many thanks for the cards, phone calls, emails and hugs when my sister passed. A special thank you to the people who helped me get away in a day and a half so I could get to her service. So appreciated Thanks Nora
Nora Zelter Email:
nzelter@hotmail.com

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MEL OTTO FEB. 4/14

Celebration of Life for Mel Otto is on February 20th 2014. Graveside: 11:00 AM (Thursday), National Veteran’s Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Take Hwy 101 North, Exit Cave Creek Rd. Go under Freeway and continue on Cave Creek Rd. It’s on the right side of the road. Approx. 1.5 - 2 mi on Cave Creek Rd. Celebration of Life: 4:00 PM Pueblo El Mirage Rec. Hall, Potluck (bring dish to pass), Plates, silverware, Tea and Coffee provided, No Alcohol is Allowed. After eating there will be a time of reflection. If you have a story about Mel or a comment about Mel the family would like you to share it. Contacts: Mary Ann Warju 623-583-3368 site #201 or Jo Randall 248-505-6609 site #6.

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Held In Prayer
In the quiet moments when
The hurt is hard to bear,
May love become your shelter.
And may the beauty of precious
Memories be your comfort.
You are held in gentle
Though and prayer!

PRAYER UPDATE #614


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JOHN JARVIS JAN. 28/14

Hi, We  just talked to Ada  (in Calgary) tonight and John is  making  progress little by little with physiotherapist, occupational  therapist and lots more treatments to get those weak muscles working, it will take lots of time for him to be back to his old self. Today they started giving him a bit of soft foods & he is swallowing OK (mashed potatoes & other pureed foods). He is not eating much because he still has his tube feeds.  Asking for a rum & coke or a beer at times. He stands up a little bit and also uses a walker (short periods of time) with the therapists. They also get him up in a chair for part of the day. His biggest problem is his lungs which causes him to have delirium a few times a week.  He is not on the ventilator anymore but has oxygen by nasal prongs. Ada is doing pretty good and is going swimming twice a week so it helps her to 'de-stress' and change her mind from going to the hospital nearly every day. His children go visit him on week-ends so it gives her a bit of free time to do housework, shopping, etc.  Hope this info helps you understand his condition. Cheers~ sent in by Fern Richard fernksric@hotmail.com
John & Ada Jarvis/Sawchuk Email:
adasaw@telus.net

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MEL OTTO JAN. 29/14

Melvin Otto passed away today, January 29, 2014.  His passing was peaceful. The family is grateful for your prayers.
Shirley Otto Email:
shirleymel@outlook.com

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GENE KLOPFER JAN. 29/14

Gene had a skin-graph to his foot on Monday. He must leave his leg straight for 2 weeks for this graph to adhere. He is being transferred to Sun Grove Village Care Center where they will give him 24 hour care and therapy. He will remain there for a month for more therapy. We would like prayers for a complete healing of his foot. Their son will be arriving this week to help with Gene’s care. Ethel is at site #329 and her phone number is 425-330-8132 cell or 425-355-2573.

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When praying don't give God instructions, just report for duty!

PRAYER UPDATE #613


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JIM & DEE ALVARD JAN. 26/14

Alvard’s son having cancer passed away. They have gone back to Washington for for the funeral. Asking for prayers for them in this time of their loss.
Jim & Dee Alvard Email:
alvardjd@gmail.com

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MEL OTTO JAN. 26/14

Mel has been hospitalized in serious condition. He has dementia and other complications. Asking prayers for Mel.
Mel & Shirley Otto Email:
shirleymel@outlook.com

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In the sentence of life,
the devil may be a comma,
but never let him be the period!

PRAYER UPDATE #612


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GENE KLOPFER JAN. 23/14

Gene was transferred from Rehab.,  back to Banner Thunderbird Hospital today. He is undergoing still another surgery either Fri. or Sat., on his leg and foot as the foot appears not to be healing the way it should be. The foot and leg doctors will both work on this surgery.  We are asking for prayers that the surgery will be successful and that Gene will be able to keep his foot. Their son is with Ethel here at #329 until next week, after the surgery. Ethel's phone number is 425-330-8132 cell or land line 425-355-2573, no email at this time.

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way!

PRAYER UPDATE #611


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CYNTHIA KONDRK JAN. 18/14

I would like to thank everyone who sent my husband and I sympathy cards for the loss of our daughter Cynthia Kondrk.  They were a great comfort and consolation.  Thank you again.  Bonnie & Ron Bonnie and Ron McConnell Email: gata8175@yahoo.com


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ALLEN GABEL JAN. 20/14

Allen Gabel had Quadruple Bypass on 1/3/2014. He is still in the hospital (Banner) today with a Rare Serious Complication after Cardiac Surgery called CHYLOTHORAX (it is a draining of broken Lymph nodes into the body cavity). Allen is staying in the hospital with a tube to drain the liquid and feed him by IV only for the next two-three weeks in hopes the Lymph’s can heal themselves. We ask for prayers for his recovery. He would love all the positive energy we all can give him!!! He is so funny…he wants me to sneak in our Kitty Minnie!!! I’ve been thinking creative ways to do it!!! Thank you everyone, Alice.
Allen & Alice Gabel Email:
alicega1956@comcast.net

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JOHN JARVIS JAN. 20/14

Here we are one week out of ICU, couple of bad days, delirium came back, couple of good days, hopefully the good days will outnumber the bad days forward. John is now in a 2:1 patient nurse ratio room, small for all his equipment, but MAY get a little bigger room soon. John has only blood pressure medication now, and a little Tylenol, got rid of all the others, hopefully, we will be able to get the food tube removed this  week. JJ can’t wait for a steak, in a month or 2. It will all depend on his swallowing. He has a great will, yesterday moved his feet to the side of the bed and with the nurses help stood up with the walker.  Physio comes twice a day, building strength, in his lungs, arms and legs. OT once a day.  Another month, JJ will be moving himself from the bed to the commode or chair.  By spring he will be pushing that walker everywhere. By November, golfing, look out you guys!!!! Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. Miss u all, Ada.
John & Ada Jarvis/Sawchuk Email:
adasaw@telus.net

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Life is too short for negative drama and petty things.
So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

PRAYER UPDATE #610


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BUD CUMMING JAN. 18/14

After finishing 6 weeks of radiation treatment, Bud is awaiting approval from medicare for a new drug. Hopefully it will help him regain some strength. Your prayers and cards are appreciated.
Bud & Ann Cumming Email:
murrayecumming@aol.com


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A lot of kneeling keeps you in good standing.

PRAYER UPDATE #609


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CYNTHIA KONDRK JAN. 11/14

Cynthia Kondrk passed away January 11, 2014.  Prayers are requested for her husband John in New Jersey & her parents, Ronald & Bonnie McConnell #718 in PEM.  She is also survived by four brothers & many friends & relatives. Sent in by Willard & Betty Carper
Ronald & Bonnie McConnell's E-mail: gata4bon@yahoo.com

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JOHN JARVIS JAN. 12/14

Over the past week, John has made great strides forward, he is up in a lounge chair, uses the commode chair, starting to bug the nurses. For the past 20 hrs. has the trach plugged, so he can speak a little, actually he is talking a lot. Knows the kids and Ada, what to eat, the feeding tube isn’t steak or pancakes, and is handling the nose prongs well.  Just very, very weak, but will stand for a minute to get from the bed to the chair. The Internal medical doctor was in today to evaluate his condition to see if he will be ready to move to internal medical ward next week.  I have concerns but will discuss them at the doctors meeting on Tuesday. In internal medicine he will have Occupational  & speech therapy, along with physio, which will help because he is bored and no patience’s. Hopefully next email will be from new location and another step forward. Cheers Ada
John & Ada Email: adasaw@telus.net

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Time Is Precious
Take the time to relax and enjoy friendships!

PRAYER UPDATE #608


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JOHN JARVIS JAN. 4/14

Happy New Year dear Friends: I'm so glad 2013 is done, it was a SH___ of a year, but 2014 has started very positive.  Johnnie Boy, is awake about 90% of the time, delirium about 10%, which a big step. In the last 3 days, is recognizing his kids and me, today I got a big smile and a kiss, and communicates with us by mouth movements. He wants to go home, I'm hungry, and bathroom.  He has lots of eye movements, rolls his eyes when the nurses want him to do some-thing.  He can be stubborn, today did not want to do his exercises. So have to negotiate.  The RT has John on very low setting, 8 & 8 on the respirator, for an hour 4 times a day, tomorrow the RT may try 0 & 0 for an hour. He has handled 8 & 8  pretty good. We need to get to 0 & 0 for days before they will remove the respirator. The nurses are working on a schedule, up at 8, in the chair around 9 and back to bed for a nap around noon.  Then up in the chair again. The doctors say it is important for a schedule.  Today we were able to get John to stand with 3 of us assisting and the standing machine and he sat on the edge of the bed. What an achievement that was.  He has physio every day and they make him work, usually he is ready for nap after.  Starting next I think that physio therapy wants his family to assist, I have not talked to the doctors yet. The way I look at it, we are on the first rung of a tall ladder.  Another 5 inches of snow, sure make me appreciate PEM.  I will see everyone some time the beginning of March when I come down to close up.  Thanks for all thoughts & prayers, I will have only positive thoughts in 2014. Cheers Ada
John & Ada Jarvis/Sawchuk Email:
adasaw@telus.net

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May 2014 be the best year of your life!!!

PRAYER UPDATE #607


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JIM PURDUE JAN. 1/14

Edie Purdue has asked for me to let you know that her husband, Jim, has passed away on Dec. 31, 2013 at Hospice of the Valley.  Jim's services will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, at 6 pm at the Skyway Church of the West Valley, 14900 W. Van Buren, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Sent in by Marge Dunn Email: margylu2@cox.net
Edie Purdue Email: epurdue41@cox.net

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TIM & NINA SMITH’S FAMILY JAN. 2/14

Thanks for all of your prayers.  Our daughter-in-law and son are back home from their hospital stays.  Now just a little R&R should put them back to good health.  We truly appreciate our PEM friends.  Happy, Healthy New Year to you all. Nina & Tim.
Tim and Nina Smith Email:
aliasqueenlil@yahoo.com

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GENE KLOPFER JAN. 2/14

Gene had his 3rd surgery this morning. They are pleased that the blood is flowing down into his foot. They applied something to remove the impurities. They will work with the foot but can’t work with his toe or he could lose it. They hope that the blood circulating will heal his whole foot. The bone seems to be fine. They will be doing therapy on him for some time yet in rehab. Their son will be here on Sat. to help out. Ethel (site #329) doesn’t get on the computer, so the best way to converse with her is on her cell which is 425-330-8132.

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2014 Menu
A Cocktail of Friendship A Supreme of Health
A Gratin of Prosperity
A Bowl of Excellent News
A Salad of Success A Cake of Happiness
Wishes for 2014

Health, Love, Joy, Harmony, Well-being and Peace!

PRAYER UPDATE #606


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CYNTHIA KONDRK DEC. 30/13

Please pray for Cynthia Kondrk who has been in a coma since Dec. 26 in the ICU of a hospital in New Jersey.  She is the daughter of PEM residents Ron and Bonnie McConnell, Site #718. Ron and Bonnie are presently in New Jersey with her.
Sent in by Will and Betty Carper,
wbcarper@yahoo.com
Ron & Bonnie McConnell Email:
gata8175@yahoo.com

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 He owe kneels before God, can stand before anyone.

PRAYER UPDATE #605


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TERRY SMITH & JUDY SMITH DEC. 30/13

We have two members of our family hospitalized right now, that we would appreciate your prayers for.  Our son, Terry is being checked out for possible heart problems and has influenza and other complications.  Our daughter-in-law, Judy Smith has been hospitalized for about 2 weeks and is still not recovering from an unknown illness.  Wishing all of our PEM friends happiness and good health in the coming New Year.  We miss you all. , former PEM residents. Nina
Tim and Nina Smith Email:
aliasqueenlil@yahoo.com

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Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life. Use it wisely.

PRAYER UPDATE #604


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NORM TATE DEC. 28/13

Norm Tate (formerly of #927) passed away on Dec 17/13 after suffering a heart attack.  You may want to put this out for we had many friends and he had golfing buddies in Pueblo El Mirage. Our permanent home is in Kelowna BC. Thanks, Jackie Jackie Tate Email: jackietate@shaw.ca

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It takes a minute to find a special person, 
An hour to appreciate them, 
A day to love them,
But shall never forget them!

PRAYER UPDATE #603

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JOHN JARVIS DEC. 25/13

Just finished a family meeting with the doctors regarding John’ past, present and future medical care. They are continuing with the same procedures for another few days, but have requested for a team of lung specialist s to do testing on John lungs. Just can’t figure it out what’s in them lungs.  Everything else seems to be relative stable.  He does open his eyes, but we do not know to what level as he does not always react to me. One day at a time, next meeting Dec 31, address is 2 Scimitar Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3L 2C8 Ph. 403-239-9350, Ada
John & Ada Jarvis/Sawchuck Email:
adasaw@telus.net

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GENE KLOPFER DEC. 27/13

Gene got infection in his right lower leg and foot after his surgery and was taken back to the hospital (Banners Thunderbird Hospital) last Friday, Dec. 20th. They discovered that he wasn’t getting blood circulation to his foot and he was in danger of losing his foot if they didn’t get blood to that area. They discovered that he had a blockage in his leg below the knee. Yesterday, Dec. 26th he went for a 2 ½ hour surgery and found they couldn’t put a stent or balloon into the blockage so needed to do a by-pass. Today Dec. 27th he had another 2 ½ hour surgery where they took a vein from the left leg and put into the right leg to by-pass the blockage. He will be in the hospital for several days yet as they need this procedure to heal and then they need to work on getting rid of the infection on his foot, etc. Please pray for a speedy recovery for Gene.
Gene & Ethel Klopfer Email:
gandgklopfer@yahoo.com

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KAY BURNS DEC. 27/13

Kay went to the Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix on Fri. Dec. 20th to get a pace-maker defibrillator to resynchronize the rhythm and other heart problems. She was there for 2 days. She is at home now doing good and getting better each day. Kay and Joe reside at #198 on 2nd St., phone number is 623-875-0829 & they have no email.

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May you always have Love to Share,  
Health to Spare, 
And Friends that Care!
Wishing you
  THE BEST IN 2014!

PRAYER UPDATE #602


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RON & MARILYN GEORGE DEC. 19/13

Ron & Marilyn George, who were residents of PEM a few years ago, would like to be remembered in your prayers.  Ron recently had open heart surgery (triple by-pass) which then lead to infection in his leg and had to have his leg amputated below the knee. He is in one rehab facility and Marilyn is also in a different rehab facility for her back as a result of the polio that she had earlier in her life.  They are both working hard to get better and to get their family together again. Marilyn can be reached at: Wynwood of Grand Blanck, 5080 Baldwin Road, Holly, MI 48442 Phone #810-695-1308.  Prayers, please.
Sent in by Barb Meldrum  
barbmeldrum13@yahoo.com

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JOHN JARVIS DEC. 19/13

Dear Family of Friends: I do not know where to begin! John is now in the new Calgary South Health Center ICU, he was transferred by medical ambulance on December 12th, to Calgary. This all started out as pneumonia on Nov 24th, then all hell broke loose, which lead to a ventilator on Nov 26th, he was heavily sedated for nearly 3 weeks, the doctors have tested for everything from A to Z, but cannot pin point anything. The understanding is "”community viral pneumonia"", where it came from no one knows. Over the past week, the doctors are trying to wean him off the sedation, he is doing pretty good, but very irritable, which causes blood pressure to rise. You try and fix one thing and another rises.  On Monday the doctors inserted a trach, which has relieved some stress for him, over the past couple of days, he has opened his eyes a bit and may react to voices, but does not react to commands yet.  I guess some individuals take longer to work the sedation out of their bodies. John will do things his way like he always does. I just wish he would hurry up.  Ada is staying at her daughter's for a couple of weeks. John has a team of 7 doctors and they say it takes time, maybe even months, so I will hang in there. Sure do miss all our PEM friends. There is 3 feet of snow around our community and -20 C, and I have very little winter clothes, going shopping soon. We want to thank all our friends for their thoughts and prayers; you are all present in my mind during my sleepless nights. I tell John his golf clubs are getting cold, no reaction!!  He will someday.  To all our PEM friends, do have very Merry Christmas and celebrate the New Year. Bless you all: Ada.  adasaw@telus.net

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Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon,
And some days you're the statue!

PRAYER UPDATE #601


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Marlis Oscarson, who has worked in the office at Pueblo for many years, has passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15th. Services shall be at Sunland Memorial Friday 20th, at 10 AM at 15826 Del Web Ave. Viewing is on Thursday at 5 PM. For more information, please contact Marion at site #1234 or phone 623-933-8250 or cell 480-252-3083.
Marion Martin email:
baquilter2@aol.com

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We don't change God's message,
His message changes us!

PRAYER UPDATE #600

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JOE SCHAFFER DEC. 16/13

Joe passed away on Fri. Dec. 13th. A Mass is being held Dec. 20th in Michigan. Marion is at 6209 Woodmoor Drive, Burton, MI 48509. Marion Schaffer Email: jomern@msn.com

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He owe kneels before God, can stand before anyone.

PRAYER UPDATE #599

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DONNA VEZINA DEC. 14/13

Dear Family of Friends, I wanted you to know that I spent the last two nights at Del Web Hospital after sufferings what I thought was Mini Stroke at the Hockey Game on Thursday evening...  Where else would I be when the Coyotes are playing hockey? I was disoriented & things happened that  I did not even remember at all so Florian took me to the ER where I spent 2 nights. As the result of 5 big tests I was told that I had a seizure resulting from the Mini Stroke I had 15 years ago.  The Neurologist could see an old injury which manifested into a seizure but assured me that the medication he put me on would clear up the problem even tho I will probably have to remain on the medication twice a day. I want to  thank all my friends who have been asking about me & assure you that I am OK & will see you tomorrow at church.  God is very good to me & all of us. And by the way the Coyotes won 6-3 against the Islanders. Thanks for the prayers, Donna.
Donna & Florian Vezina Email:
fdvezina@yahoo.com

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FAITH is not knowing what the future holds;
But knowing WHO holds the future!

PRAYER UPDATE #598


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BEVERLY WHITSELL DEC. 11/13

Bev had knee surgery done at Boswell Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 10th.  She is doing very well.  She is currently in rehab.  She has no email.  Her phone number is: 360-708-4420. Space number is 1238.

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PS Please note I will be updating the PEM website (with Ned) twice a week only, Tue. & Sat., unless there is a very important message that needs to be done right away. Marti

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Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time; Because then you won't have a leg to stand on!

PRAYER UPDATE #597


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JIM PURDUE   DEC. 7/13

I received word that Jim Purdue, husband of Edie, is in the hospital with pneumonia as of this morning.  Please pray for them for a full recovery.  They are full time residents of PEM. Sent in by Marge Dunn.
Jim & Edie Purdue Email:
epurdue41@cox.net

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GLENN PETERSON  DEC. 7/13

While visiting in California, Glenn took sick. They came home immediately and he was taken to the Boswell Hospital on Monday, Dec. 2nd.   He had bleeding ulcers in the esophagus. They got the bleeding stopped. His blood was infected because of a bad gallbladder, so that was removed. He also has phenomena so he will be in the hospital for a while yet.  Please pray for a fast recovery.
Glenn & Janet Peterson Email: 
gpeterson26@cox.net

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Man's way leads to hopeless end,
God's way leads to an endless hope!