New House Guests and Up Dates here at Martha’s Vineyard !

Dear Family and Friends:

As everyone knows, we never stay quiet for long!  Welcomed in the family of David Sieber today.  “Davey” as he is called by his parents attends Pensacola Christian College.  A little more than a week ago, his parents from Spartanburg, NC got a call that Davey was sick and needed medical attention.  While at Sacred Heart Hospital, he was diagnosed with a serious entercolitis (severe irritation of his colon).  He is doing better, but working on getting his blood levels normal and his strength back.  Mom, Kay and Davey are staying with us.  Dad hopes to be back this weekend.  Such a sweet family.  Please pray for a full recovery for Davey.

Received a call from Brenda Frost.  Brenda’s mom was hospitalized this past February at Sacred Heart hospital.  She lives in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.  She required another hospitalization a few days ago and is being transferred to Select Specialty Hospital tomorrow.  Brenda is coming back from Maine to be with her mom again.  Told her we would have her room ready- again.  Please be in prayer of JoAnn Williams, Brenda’s mom.

Jim Webb got the “T” shirt!  He was discharged from West Florida Rehabilitation Center a few days ago!  Nearly seven weeks in hospitals, then rehabilitation centers, Jim is truly God’s miracle!  Having collapsed at home, he was transferred to Baldwin County hospital then to Select Specialty hospital.  We had the pleasure of getting to know his wife, Linda for a whole month!  Great people from Orange Beach, AL.  Jim has lots of “honey-do’s” to catch up for Linda- God just wasn’t done with him yet!

Yasuyo Lopez, along with newborn son, Hero, and daughter Julia were able to return to south Florida to stay with her in-laws while Felix finishes his tour of duty in the Middle East.  Felix is in the U.S. Navy.  As you recall, We got to know the Lopez family when Felix was seriously injured while stationed here at N.A.S.  His C-1&2 were fused.  He was able to return to duty.  Wife, Yasuyo was able to join him in the U.S. from Japan and delivered their second child here at Naval Hospital back in June.  She and the children have been staying with Penny & Bob Cavender, one of our back-up families.  Thanks SO much Penny and Bob for all of your support for our U.S. Navy!

Blessings to all of you!

Love, Always in His Name!

Marty & Dennis Tackett

Resident Servants

Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House

P.S.  Please continue to keep Chad Baxter, Judy Churchwell’s son (Judy is one of our most faithful volunteers here at Martha’s Vineyard).  Chad sustained a broken back, fusion, and paralysis of his lower body.  Transferred to Shepherd’s Rehabilitation center in Atlanta, he has been doing well.  Slight hiccup today.  The stitches taken out today.  The medical team has noticed some drainage from the incision site.  Judy is asking for ALL prayers.

Please, too, keep the Kairos (Prison Team Retreat) that is going on now until Sunday afternoon.  Dennis, along with MANY volunteers are giving up their jobs, home time, and personal time to show these guys the love of Christ.  All of us know that to repent, does not mean to “say one is sorry”.  Repentance means “change your life”.  A life with Christ is a life IN Christ!  Pray that God shines through this weekend and lives are changed! Martha's Vineyard Flag-Fall

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Prayer Up Dates Here at Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House!

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Dear Family and Friends:
Jack LeVault got to go home this past Thursday.  Jack had fallen down some steps, had a brain bleed, and surgery.  They made it back home this past Thursday.  Mr. Jack is back to his “old self”!  Prayers answered!
Bradley Walker is doing well at Vanderbilt University hospital in Tennessee.  Mom, Misty says he is responding more each day.  Bradley was beaten severely with multiple skull fractures, brain bleed, eye and ear damage.  Parents were so glad that Bradley could be transported back to their home state.
Jim Webb had his tracheotomy taken out today!  The stoma hole will heal and he will just have a small scar left.  He is now able to eat!  Loves his strawberry shakes and a real hamburger!  From literally a guy hanging on by a prayer, Jim is doing great at Select Specialty Hospital.  He is scheduled to move to West Florida Rehabilitation to further get his strength back.  Prayers answered here too!
Blessings to All!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House
P.S. For whatever the reason our home phone is not working.  ATT knows it is not and that it is their situation.  The earliest their technicians can get to us is this Thursday, the 28th.  If anyone needs us, please do not hesitate to call my cell.  Thanks much!
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Today was a day of Celebration!

Dear Family and Friends:

We are SO very pleased to honor the following people and/or groups:

Gus Silivos of Skopelos for their endeavors and fund raising event:” Skopelos Wine Festival, Wines Around the World”.  Mr. Silivos presented Martha’s Vineyard with a check from the proceeds of this event.

First United Methodist Women for their endeavors and grant from their “Forging Steel Magnolias with Designing Women”.  A check from the First United Methodist Women’s group was presented to Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola.

Laura Harrison, Minister of Children and Families, First Baptist Church of Pensacola. Mrs. Harrison’s ministry project for Martha’s Vineyard was fifty personal hand decorated gift bags for our house guests.  She had the children of First Baptist decorate and fill each bag with needed toiletry items for our family members.

Thanks SO much to all of these fantastic people!!

Love, Always in His Name!

Marty & Dennis Tackett

Resident Servants

Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House

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A Special Prayer Request and Up Dates here at Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House

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Dear Family and Friends:
Our friend, and one of our first volunteers here, Judy Churchwell is asking for prayers tonight.  Her son, Chad Baxter was trying out his tree stand at his hunting camp about 90 miles from here.  He fell 30 feet on his back.  Had to be life-flighted from this camp to Sacred Heart Hospital.  Chad cannot move or feel his legs.  The doctors are telling the family he has an L-1 spinal fracture and nerve damage below the Lumbar (L) 1 vertebrae.  The doctors are telling the family only time will tell.  Prayers, prayers, prayers.  Please.
Bradley Walker, our 24 year old young man that was beaten early this week has regained some awareness of his surroundings.  The doctors are still very concerned about his eyesight and hearing in one ear.  He was transferred by a flight team to Vanderbilt University hospital last night.  Mom, Misty Reinecke, grandmother, and Bradley’s brother traveled by car to Tennessee to be with Bradley.  Thanks so much Ken Horne for taking in the Walker family!
Jack LeVault made great progress today!   Moved out of the ICU after two trips to surgery to reduce the bleeding in his brain following a fall on some steps.  Wife, Frances has been very concerned about her husband.  Daughter, Jackie, son-in-law, Bruce are here from Chicago, IL.  Mr. Jack is just 85 years young.  We continue to pray for this family.
Mr. Jim Webb is now on room air!  He had a great day according to wife, Linda.  She was able to take him out for a little sunshine today!  She has shared with us that the next step is to start reducing Jim’s trach size to let the stoma heal shut.  He is doing great! Jim is at Select Specialty hospital here in Pensacola.
David Cliborne was released from West Florida rehabilitation center and arrived back to their home this morning!  Because of his six multiple broken ribs, the trip back to Harmony, FL– near St. Petersburg, FL took a couple of days.  Darlene his lovely wife is SO glad to be home.  Said their trip home encountered gas stations with no fuel, and restaurants with no food.  Please keep these good folks in your prayers too.
Blessings to all!
Love, always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House
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New House Guests and Prayer Up Dates here at Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House!

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Dear Family and Friends:
David Cliborne got to go home!  The blessing is that they have a home to go to in Harmony, FL!  Darlene, his wife had heard that their home is intact, and everything is dry there.  What an added blessing for them.  Blessings to their son, Lee and daughter-in-law who are both on the Orlando police force. Both have been pulling on 12 off 12 hour shifts since the hurricane Irma had go through last week.  Having dad home is going to greatly reduce all of their stress levels.  David is to continue out-patient physical therapy once he gets home.  With 6 broken ribs, he has a way to go. But God is always the great physician!
Jim Webb is continuing to improve slowly at Select Specialty hospital.  Now off the ventilator, he is learning to swallow, talk, and eat again.  Still weak from his infection, Jim is making great strides though according to wife, Linda.  Their son is flying in from Texas to see dad — the best kind of medicine for Jim!
Bradley Walker is slowly making some progress at Baptist Hospital.  According to mom, Misty, Bradley is showing signs of responding to his mom, and the nurses.  Bradley’s brother is flying in from Washington State.  He is in the Air Force.  Their prayer is that they will be able to transfer Bradley to Tennessee to be near family.  Thanks so much, Ken Horne for taking in this family!
We welcomed in the family of Jack LeVault.  The LeVault was trying to escape Hurricane Irma when unfortunately Jack fell down some stairs a the local hotel they were staying at an had a fairly serious brain bleed.  He has been to surgery now twice since his admission two nights ago at Baptist hospital.  Son, daughter, and son-in-law are all here for mom and dad.  Their son and his dog are staying at a local hotel while the Vineyard is hosting the rest of the family.  Jack is just 85 years young.  They are from the Port Richey, FL area. Daughter, Jackie and husband, Bruce flew in from Chicago, IL.
Blessings to all!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House
850-287-2144
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New House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard!

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Dear Family and Friends:
Need to add to our prayer list the family of Bradley Walker.  Bradley, just 24 years old sustained severe head trauma from a physical attack here in Pensacola.  Mom, Misty Reinecke is from Tennessee.  She has shared with us that Bradley is in critical condition in the SICU at Baptist Hospital.  Mom has asked for prayers for him.
Bradley’s condition is very grave prayer partners.  Please remember him and his family in your prayers.
Blessings to all.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House
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Prayer Up Dates here at Martha’s Vineyard

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Dear Family and Friends:
With the advent of Hurricane Irma very close to home here, we have been busy here this past week in preparation of supplies just in case Irma decides to come near us.  We are still taking care of our families and will do so even through inclement weather.  Please be in prayer for all of Florida, and the surrounding states that will be affected by Irma.  It is due to start coming into south Florida in the early hours tomorrow morning. One of our families, the Clibornes, may not even have a home to go back to when David is released possibly next week.  They live near St. Petersburg– on a canal.  Many of us have friends and families that will be affected by Irma.  Continue to pray for  their personal safety.
As we shared, David Cliborne is still recuperating from a very severe car accident now 4 weeks ago.  According to Darlene, his wife, he still has multiple broken ribs on his left side. Laying down on either side is very difficult to do.  He is walking with a walker.  He has come a long way.  Yet, has a long way to go too.  He is at West Florida rehabilitation center
Jim Webb is showing progress at Select Hospital also according to Linda, his wife.  Sitting up in a recliner chair, standing with assistance Jim is on his way back!  God is So Good!  Linda, his wife asks for continued healing prayers for Jim.
Talked with Kristy Shirley.  Husband, Michael is finally off the ventilator at Select Specialty hospital too!   Because of her job commitments, Kristy can come and see Michael only a couple of days a week.  She and daughter Christine live near Panama City, Florida.  We need to continue to lift up the Shirley family also.
Blessings to all.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House

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