Have you ever watched someone run a marathon? Have you seen someone grind it out mile after mile? Running in this manner can exhaust a runner’s body to the point of wanting to give up. That’s where the “on lookers” come in. All along the race path people stand cheering the runners on with encouraging words that can will them to the finish line. “You’ve got this!” “Don’t stop!” “Finish strong!” The power of an encouraging word can raise someone up and get him or her moving in the most difficult times with the result being something spectacular. This past Sunday, Pastor John challenged the church to be people of encouragement and seek out those who are in need of an uplifting word. It says in Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” This week look for those that God has placed in your life that are in need of an uplifting word of encouragement and watch what good works God stirs up in you both.
Gay Woods Clark and family as they mourn the loss of her husband Sam. Services have been scheduled for Saturday, March 7th @ 1 pm in Henderson, TX at Zion Hill Baptist Church.
Judy Austin at home in need of healing of impairments on right side after a stroke.
Hal Holcomb (Tranquility Personal Care Home) undergoing rehab & dialysis.
Rosalie Kellerman (Brookhollow Hts 116), needs healing & encouragement.
Jean Stark in Kindred #421 with difficulties following gastro surgery.
Steve Bugge’s dad (Mem Cty Hosp) with ulcers and heart problems.
Ashleigh Range a friend of Joey & Allison Dean battling an extremely rare and aggressive form of triple inflammatory breast cancer. Ashleigh came to MD Anderson for tests last week and was scheduled for surgery immediately. Praise God after a nearly four hour surgery the doctors said everything went well (“textbook, no complications”). Please continue to pray for Ashleigh and her family as she will be coming to Houston to receive radiation treatments. Pray for God’s provision as they seek housing near the Med Ctr.
Ron Holmes, IMB Missionary to Russia. He is at MD Anderson for radiation treatments for a brain tumor. They have now found cancer in his lymph nodes and possibly his lungs. Please also pray for the salvation of his parents.
Manuel Castro has requested prayer for Phillip Parks, 13 years old, of Louisville, KY currently receiving treatments at MD Anderson for a brain tumor. Please remember his mom Lydia Parks.