Monday, February 17, 2014

UPDATE on Brother John-MONDAY

Please continue to keep John in your prayers.

His doctor gave me an update this morning, Monday, 02/17/2014. John has developed bleeding in his stomach now. Due to an intestinal blockage and other factors, he cannot eat and may have a feeding tube inserted, or receive nutrients from an IV.

 His foot condition has worsened, and the doctor mentioned that it even  might have to be amputated. His lung condition has improved somewhat.

However, the doctor admitted that John is now in critical condition.

As you can imagine, to hear this about someone you love is quite devastating.

But not nearly as much for me as it is for John, who has to go through all of this.

Please continue to keep both of us in your prayers. In the midst of this crisis and deep sadness, I continue to praise God and worship Him in everything. He is there for us when the sorrows of life come. And His Son Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us.

Last night, I took out my musical instrument called an autoharp, and began to worship and praise God,even through tears and sorrow for my brother and what he is suffering. The Bible tells us God dwells in the praises of His people. And He does!

And so I invited His holy presence into the place where I was staying last night, and we enjoyed worshiping God that evening.

Remember to praise God continually throughout every crisis you are going through. For this is how you welcome His Presence into your crisis, and He is able to help bring you through it triumphantly.

God bless you all. And thank you for your "Happy Birthday" wishes and your prayers.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert-


  1. Matthew 5:3-11 KJV
    [3] Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    [4] Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

    [5] Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

    [6] Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    [7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

    [8] Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    [9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

    [10] Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    [11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you , and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

  2. Praying for brother John!