August, 2009 Dr. Paul Martin, who founded Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center, died of leukemia this month. Please pray for Wellspring, which is continuing in its capacity to help survivors. Here's a heads-up to those who have considered attending the two-week in-house recovery program: Wellspring is currently offering one scholarship each month of a 65% rate reduction for those who qualify.
January 10, 2008 Becky E., AK from the Fullerton Assembly, was in Ethiopia on a three-month mission, after completing training at Torchbearers International in Capernwray, England. She gave us permission to post the emails she sent home to family and friends....lots of prayer requests! Becky arrived home March 27, 2008.
December 31, 2007 Carolyn Wenneborg in Springfield, IL. underwent chemotherapy for advanced non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Brinda M. set up a CaringBridge site for her where she records her progress in a journal. Update: As of March 15, 2008, Carolyn's cancer is officially in remission!
October 16, 2007 The following obituary was published in the Orange County Register: "Kennedy, David S., 41, passed away October 13 2007. Survived by wife, Christine; children, James (11), Rachel (9), Ben (5), Faith (3); mother, Peggy, and sister, Kathy. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct 17 at Yorba Linda Friends Church, Yorba Linda. Graveside services to follow at 2 p.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Smiletrain.org (cleft lip) or American Cancer Society. McAulay & Wallace Mortuary." The Kennedys were in fellowship in the West LA Assembly prior to 2003. Please pray for the family. And for ourselves--something so unexpected as this is a wake up call to seriously take up the struggle for faith.
August 15, 2007 Debbie (Cannaday) Hohulin - Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Contact the editor for an address if you would like to write to Debbie. Update: Debbie had surgery, which went well. She greatly enjoyed hearing from all of you.
August 15, 2007 Stephen McC. - Stephen survived childhood brain cancer (see Brinda M.'s history of the Midwest and Tuscola). This year he had a vegas nerve Implant to control seizures. Brinda writes, It could take up to 2 years to see if the implant is going to do all we want it to. His body has to get used to the “feelings” he gets every 5 minutes 24/7 and then increase the stimulation about every 3 months. I do think it has helped slightly, but not enough to reduce any medications etc. at this point. He sees the Dr. at the end of the month to increase the stimulation—if he feels he can adjust to it. It will be a time factor and we will just have to play it out to see if it will do what we want."(Back to top)