Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rockville, MD Outreach - Prayer Requested

In the will of the Lord, there will be a gospel outreach in the Rockville, Maryland area, this Saturday, August 23. We are thankful to the Lord of the harvest for the laborers that He has raised up for this work. Several of the believers from Rockville Bible Fellowship will be going door-to-door in one of the neighborhoods close to the hotel where the Sunday and Wednesday meetings are normally held. Seed sower packets consisting of a John 3:16 picture Scripture text, along with a copy of the "Uniqueness of Christianity" CD and other literature based on the Word of God will be offered/shared.
The "CHRIST died for you" team is scheduled to meet briefly at the hotel at 10:00 am for prayer, group assignments and supplies. The team will then proceed out into the harvest from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Lunch will be served at a nearby park at 1:30 pm. The team will then go back out into the field from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
We would greatly appreciate your prayers to our Lord for this outreach.
Please pray for the following items:
Glorification of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prepared hearts to hear the gospel.
Working of the Holy Spirit to convince of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
Holiness in the lives of those working together during the outreach.

In the Lord Jesus Christ,
The "CHRIST died for you" outreach team

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ken Hardisty update - 8/15/08

We finally arrived HOME in Baguio yesterday. Joyce is a bit worn out from the trip, and a bit sore, but doing well. Being home will go a long way toward her healing... It is so nice to be back in our own place and back to the quite and coolness of the mountains. We are planning on laying low for a couple of days and let Joyce rest. We are looking forward to seeing the saints at Navy Base on the Lord's day. Thank you all so very much for your prayers, it is nice to be on THIS side now of all the surgery etc....Ken

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Deep South Familiy Youth Camp - update

Please remember the following young people before the Lord: Ashley Miller, Brooke Scott, Addie Smith, and Morgan & Russell Kelly. These five, as well as perhaps others, professed to trust the Lord Jesus as Savior at the recent youth camp.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Update from Ken Hardisty 8/6/08

Thank you all for your prayers. We went to the oncologist last evening and learned that he had removed 47 lymph nodes during Joyce's surgery last week. All 47 are cancer free, for which we are thanking the Lord. Ken

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Joyce Hardisty Surgery Update 8/2/08

From Ken Hardisty:

"Greetings to you all. This has been a challenging week for us. Joyce entered the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. After a battery of tests she was all set for her surgery on Wednesday. We both slept well Tuesday night having committed the following day’s surgery into the hand of our Lord.

Wednesday morning at about 5 AM the doctors and assistants came to take Joyce to the OR. She left the room at about 5:30, and I did not see her again until almost 5 PM. The surgery began at 6 AM and was in two phases. The first phase lasted three hours, the second phase was an additional 6 hours, so she did not leave the OR until about 3 PM, nine hours later. She was in the recovery room until a little before 5, when she was finally rolled back into the room, awake but still a bit groggy. It was sure good to see her again. After the first phase the oncologist visited me in the room to let me know that his phase was completed and that it went well. He mentioned that a few of the lymph nodes, that he removed, were a bit inflamed. So we are awaiting the results of the biopsy. After the second phase that surgeon also came and visited with us to let us know that his part went very well. So we thank the Lord for the good work of these fine men, instruments in the Lord’s hand for this moment in our lives.

Larry and Kim had come down from Cainta to spend the day with me and keep me occupied, and I was certainly thankful for them. They were there to greet Joyce as well when she was rolled into the room.

It is now Saturday afternoon here and Joyce was released from the hospital this morning and is resting here at Rose Brooks’ home in San Juan, just about a ¼ mile from the hospital. She is still a bit weak but doing very well. She still has several drains in and we have to care for them for the next week or so, but other than that this phase of things is finally over. Thank you all so much for praying. We will be remaining here in the Manila area for at least another week or two depending on the doctors and Joyce’s progress. We have a follow-up visit on Monday with one surgeon and Wednesday with the other. We long to be back home in the mountains, but the Lord’s timing is best. We will look to Him for His guidance.

We will keep you updated. Thank you so very much for uplifting us in prayer…we certainly have felt HIS presence."