Prayer Up Dates on Our House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard

Dear Family and Friends:
Rebecca Kalmach was moved from the ICU to a regular room at Sacred Heart Hospital.  She did undergo a surgery Thursday that replaced the section of skull that had been taken out right after her surgery due to brain swelling.  According to Jennifer, her mom, she is in a lot of pain from the surgery.  Once she is stable, the family hopes to transfer Rebecca back to a facility near New Orleans, their home.
Jason Russell was transferred to hospice care at West Florida Hospital last night.  According to mom, Jean, Jason’s kidneys, liver, and blood coagulation capabilities are not working any longer.  Jason’s sisters are here in town to support mom and Jason.  Jean asks for continued prayers for Jason.  Mentally challenged since infancy, he has been under his mom’s care for 36 of his 37 years.  Jason was adopted mom shared with us. Sadly, he had been abused in his first year of life that resulted in his mental disability.  But, he found a lifetime of love from his mom and sisters.  How blessed and fortunate that Jason has his family.  Please continue those prayers.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Dear Family and Friends:
We welcome in the family of Jason Russell of Niceville, FL.  His mother will be here at the Vineyard while her son is recuperating at West Florida hospital in the ICU.  Jason, 37 years young is in septic shock.  According to mom, Jason has been in the ICU on a ventilator for the past 10 days.  He is currently on a CPAP mask, but Jean Russell, is afraid he will require further mechanical ventilation.
The family of Kevin Futch will have his funeral tomorrow.  Thanks Mary Brunson for taking in his family!  A full military honor’s funeral is planned to Barrancus  National Cemetery.  She is hosting family from Louisiana and Maryland.
Rebecca Kalmach remains at Sacred Heart hospital in the ICU.  Rebecca, to date, still does not appear to recognize any family members.  The doctors are telling her family that damage to the front of her brain may be permanent. Her parents trade out each week to be with her.  Rebecca is just 37 years young too.
Heard from Kelly Kachele.  Her husband, Larry is still at Shepherd’s Rehab in Atlanta, GA.  Larry had a good couple of weeks, but reversed back to losing weight, nausea, and agitation.  As Kelly explains, it is the brain injury.  The doctors replaced his stomach feeding tube to go further into his small colon.  IV’s for hydration have helped a lot too.  He is back walking!  Kelly NEVER forgets to thank Our Lord for every step- front or backwards! She is just grateful for every day she has with Larry.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Dear Family and Friends:
Ms. Jo Ann Williams was able to go to her own home yesterday!  Her daughter, Brenda will be helping mom get re-acclimated back to living in her little apartment in Ft. Walton Beach.  Jo Ann expressed to me how grateful she was for all of the prayers sent her way.  According to her daughter, the surgeon was able to remove all of the lung cancer and mom does not have to undergo any chemotherapy!  What a praise!
Rebecca Kalmach is still in the ICU at Sacred Heart hospital.  According to mom, Jennifer, the surgeons put back in the section of her skull and put in a drain for the brain fluid that is unfortunately still draining.  Her infection in both her lungs and blood stream is better too, according to mom.  Dad spent a week here also to help take care of Rebecca.  Mom did share with us that Rebecca does not seem to know her parents now.  The doctors had warned them that this could happen because of the extensive brain injury that occurred.  Rebecca has a very long way to go.  Please continue those prayers.
Received a call today.  Family of Kenneth Futch.  Mr. Futch passed this morning at Baptist Hospital.  Family from Maryland.  Needed a place to stay while they made final arrangements.  Mr. Kenneth was a Vietnam War veteran.  He will be buried with full military honors at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Thanks to the wonderful group of college students from Vanderbilt University Baptist Student Union who gave of their time and talents to help out here at Martha’s Vineyard re-painting our porch, power washing our drive, re-stringing lights both front and back of the house.  They also assisted in many other various projects at our church and the community.  Great group to work with!  Many thanks!!!!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Prayer Up Dates on Our House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard and… A BIG Praise!!

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Dear Family and Friends:
Rebecca Kalmach from Louisianna has been making slow progress.  From an extremely serious motor vehicle accident accident a little more than a week ago, she is moving her extremities according to mom.  Rebecca unfortunately hit the back of a dump truck.  She has multiple facial fractures.  The doctors, according to mom, said she definitely has one severed optic (eye) nerve.  The other nerve is to be determined.  She was running a fever from a probable lung infection also.  She had a tracheotomy done, and a stomach feeding tube also placed earlier this week.  Mom and Dad are switching out each week.  Rebecca’s sister and friend, Eric are also spending time so that someone is with her 24/7.
Jo Ann Williams is doing really well according to daughter, Brenda.  She is at Select Specialty hospital.  She is recovering from her right lung removal for cancer and her tracheotomy is now being  “plugged” most of the day to allow her to talk.  She is eating soft foods too!  Jo Ann is ready to go home— but the doctors say at least another week.  Yeah!!!
Earlier in February, and with a lot of help from Christian Ministries, Martha’s Vineyard Foundation Inc., obtained our  separate 501-C3 non-profit status!  With that blessing in hand, we had our final interview the the I.D. Group.  Once a year this wonderful public relations company awards ONE non-profit organization the “Brand On Us” grant.  This grant literally builds, identifies, and works to develop the non-profit’s mission statement to the public.   With out the help of our dedicated board of directors, the Vineyard would never have obtained this blessing! This next year is promising to be an exciting year.  We cannot wait to see how “God grows a Vineyard”!!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Dear Family and Friends:
Welcomed in the family of Rebecca Kalmach.  Mom, Jennifer Pela, and sisters Allison and Ashley will be staying with us.  Ms. Rebecca is on full life support in the ICU at Sacred Heart Hospital.  According to mom, she has several facial fractures and severe brain trauma.  Rebecca’s dad lives here in town.  Mom and her sisters are from Louisiana.  The entire family asks for prayers.
Mr. Melvin Merritt was able to transfer back to Brewton, AL to a re-hab/nursing home close to his home.  Elizabeth Rose, his daughter, thanks everyone for all of those prayers but asks us to continue to pray for him as his left side is immobile from his recent stroke.  His speech is doing great.  His spirits are great.  God has a plan!
We need to continue to pray for Jo Ann Williams from Ft. Walton, FL.  Daughter, Becky is in from Connecticut. Mom is recovering from lung surgery and prolonged ventilator therapy.  She has a tracheotomy.
Heard from Kelly Kachelle.  Husband, Larry is doing a little better each day at Shepherd’s Rehab in Atlanta, GA.  His speech is improving as is his walking.  Kelly NEVER forgets in her messages to thank God for EVERY day.  Larry has come such a long way from nearly a year ago.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
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Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Dear Family and Friends:
Today we welcomed in the daughters of JoAnn Williams from Ft. Walton, FL.  According daughter, Brenda Frost, mom had a section of her lung removed for cancer, required prolonged ventilator support and now has a tracheotomy.  She is at Select Specialty Hospital for further ventilator support.  Brenda is from Connecticut.
Per Elizabeth Rose, her dad is doing well at Select Specialty hospital too recovering from his stroke now 4 weeks ago.  Marvin Merritt is his name.  Elizabeth has served our U.S. Army for 30 years.  She only gets to come on the weekends she is not on duty.  Otherwise, her aunt and other brother, Marty is here to be with dad.
Per Kelly Kachelle, Larry is continuing to progress at Shepherd’s Rehab in Atlanta, GA.  He is feeding himself, walking again with assistance, and using the correct words with his conversation.  Larry has come a VERY long way!.  Kelly never forgets to praise God for every step of his progress.
A very big praise report:  Our wonderful board of directors for Martha’s Vineyard met with the I.D. Group for our final “Brand On Us” meeting yesterday.  We felt like we put our very best “foot” forward in yesterday’s meeting.  The I.D. Group will have their last interview next Friday.  We will find out who is the winner of this public relations grant on February 28.  Dennis and I are so grateful to our wonderful board of directors.  They took time out from all of their busy work schedules to meet for the interview.  We are SO blessed to have this strong group of Christians that believe in this ministry.  We cannot begin to thank them enough.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Prayer Updates here at Martha’s Vineyard

Dear Family and Friends:
Had a wonderful visit with Marvin Merritt at Select Specialty hospital.  He is recovering from two strokes now 3 weeks ago.  His family has been taking turns staying with him during the day.  He is now talking and can move his right side!  The left side is still very sluggish from the stroke effects according to his family.  He told me he is tired of sitting!  Wants to get moving.  Please continue to pray for him and his family.
Heard from Kelly Kachele.  Husband, Larry had his best week yet!  Recovering from an horrific motorcycle accident last March, Larry has been at Shepherd’s Rehab since August, 2016.  He passed his “swallow” test and was able to eat beef mac and cheese for the first time in a very long time! Woo hoo!  Keep those prayers coming!  God is NOT done yet with this guy.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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