New House Guests and Prayer Updates here at Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House!!

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Dear Family and Friends:
Don’t forget, the “old” Martha’s Vineyard website is going away!
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With great sadness, and yet joy knowing that Ms. Imarie Glidewell knew her Lord and Savior, she left this earth late Thursday afternoon.  Surrounded by her husband and steady date of 62 years, Tommy, and all three of her children, their spouses, and grand-daughter.  Ever so softly, and peacefully Imarie left us.  She had told Tommy previously, she was ready to go home to the Lord.  The family expressed numerous times how grateful they all were that Dad had a safe, quiet, and spiritual place every night to lay his head.  Mr. Tommy had been with us gong on 4 weeks!  Time flies when you are having fun!
That very same day, we received a reservation for a place to stay Charles Heyn, from Iowa was down here to avoid the cold weather.  Diane, his wife said he abruptly got sick.  He i is on full life support in the SICU at Baptist Hospital.
Crystal Eads, per her own words, is having more bad days than good lately.  Becoming very nauseated during and after dialysis is first on the list.  She is at Select Speciality hospital.  Recovering from multiple cancer related surgeries.
Austin Mulligan’s parents are trying to work with the insurance company to “ok” him for therapy in Atlanta, GA at the Shepherd’s Traumatic brain and spinal injury rehabilitation. center.
Leroy White went home with his wife, Adelia, and children on hospice care.  They are from the Brewton, AL area.  Please continue to pray for this sweet family as they journey these final days with dad, and husband.
Betty Blocker is continuing to improve after chest tubes were positioned to drain fluid off her lungs the other day.  William, her husband, is staying with Ken H., a back-up family for Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House.
Jennie Goldon continues to run a fever.  Sisters Susan and Jennie are staying with us while mom is recovering at Select Hospital too.
Blessings to all.  Please include our families in your prayers tonight.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House
850-287-2144
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P.S. Judy Churchwell, our secretary/bookkeeper here at the Vineyard has her father, Gerald Clay in one of our area hospital.  Gerald is to celebrate his 94th birthday in February, Gerald is having some kidney function issues.

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

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Dear Family and Friends:
Please, before you go to bed tonight, keep ALL our families in your prayers. All of these families are at Select Speciality Hospital.
Imarie Glidewell, per her husband, Tommy had a respiratory arrest early this morning.  She in on full life support as you read this.  Tommy has shared with us that she is in multi-organ system failure.  Her doctor shared with us she is very sick and may not overcome these events.  Daughters Dixie and Pam have come in from out of state.  As well as son, Jeff.  They have been very grateful for all of the pastoral staff that have visited Imarie and Tommy today.  Her condition is very grave.
Leroy White is also not doing well.  Per his family, he is to be taken home on hospice care.  Adelia, his sweet wife, and children have been very grateful for all the prayers that continues to support them during the next few days.
Betty Blocker required a chest tube to drain fluid from her lungs per her husband, William.  He is hoping this is going to allow her extra strength and energy.  He shared with me she has been losing weight with all of her energy just trying to breathe.  William is staying with one of our back-up families, Ken H. Thanks again, Ken!
Jennie Golson had a rough night according to daughter, Wendy who is staying with us along with her sister.  Ms. Jennie has been running a fever according to Wendy, and the staff is afraid she is now septic with some unknown infection.  They are from Alabama.
Crystal Eads had a rough day today, also.  She was telling me she has been nauseated ever since her kidney dialysis this morning.  Recovering from multiple cancer surgeries, her kidneys have taken a toll on all the stress on her body.  She asks for continued prayers for her daughter, Chloe, who is just 9 years old.
Finally, Austin Mulligan appears to be doing some better.  He is now being evaluated for Shepherd’s Brain/spinal rehabilitation center in Atlanta!  Shepherd’s is on the top ten list in the USA for brain and spinal injuries.  This family has a whole lot on their plate.  Yet, they are so grateful for each other.  Austin, as you recall sustained a brain injury December 8, 2017 when his car slid on ice and hit a tree coming home from work.
Blessings to all of you.
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 and Prayer UpDates here at Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House!

Forest Friends
Dear Family and Friends:
We continue to stay really busy here.  Dennis and I keep saying, “Isn’t it just January?”  But, this flu has been getting a hold of so many of our senior citizens causing lung, heart, and kidney damage.  Many are starting out with the flu that quickly spreads to cause multi-organ system failure.
Tomorrow we welcome in Wendy Golson of Alabama.  Mom, Jennie Golson who was moved to Select Speciality Hospital yesterday.  Ms. Jennie is just 77 years young but again, started out with flu-like symptoms.  She is also a diabetic according to her daughter.  Her lungs are very congested according to Wendy.  They both want any prayers to help them through this ordeal!
Imarie Glidewell has had a rollercoaster week.  Last night, the doctors at Select had replaced her kidney dialysis port with a permanent port because right now, she is requiring dialysis every day.  In addition to Mr. Tommy, her husband who is staying with us, her blood pressure and heart rate fluctuates.  The doctors are hoping to move Imarie to Brooks rehabilitation in Jacksonville, FL.  Her blood count dropped.  Imarie has had 2 units of blood.  The doctors do no know why her blood count drops.  Her breathing is better though.  The next plan if they can get her stable is to move her to Jacksonville, FL at a rehabilitation center there.  Plus, the added bonus of a daughter nearby.
Austin Mulligan has also had a rollercoaster week.  According to mom, Tedie, therapy that had previously been done for Austin’s feet now was causing some circulation problems.  If he is not “just so” positioned, his feet will swell.  Austin’s dad, Joe, came in late Friday to be with his family.  The doctors are working to move Austin to the next step: A rehabilitation center in Jacksonville, FL.  The exact same one as Imarie is going to!  This is going to put a strain on this family as dad is only state-side for a short while.  Tedie and Joe Mulligan have 12 children.  Some are established adults, married, and a few grandchildren.  A couple are still in middle and high school.  Tedie is asking for continued prayers for all of them. Including, their other handicapped daughter, Elizabeth.  Elizabeth requires 24 hour, round the clock care.  Joe and Tedie have so much faith in Our God.  They have told me repeatedly how God has always taken care of all of them.  He will never leave them or forget them!
William Blocker remains a houseguest of Ken Horne.  His wife, Betty is making slow process in her recovery at Select Hospital also. They are from North-east Florida. Blessing to both the Blockers and Ken H.!
Leroy White is recovering nicely at Select Hospital also. Adelia, his wife is pretty much staying with Leroy 24/7 to keep him company.  Let’s please not forget both of these fine people from northern Florida.
Crystal Eads continues to make progress in her cancer treatment at Select hospital.  Due to difficulties from numerous surgeries, she needs the hospital care provided to her.  She has a “great and positive” outlook, according our our visiting pastor, Dr. Bob Greene.  Crystal is just 38 years young.  She has a beautiful adopted daughter, Chloe who is just 9 years old.
An unspoken request:  Received a call from N.A. S.  A Sailor has passed.  Family is coming in this coming Thursday-Saturday.  We need to lift up this entire family.  We, here, at Martha’s Vineyard will assist any which way we can.  Please be in prayer for this entire family.
Blessings to all.  Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola: The Family House!
850 287 2144
P.S. The “old” Martha’s Vineyard website is going away.  We are now able to post these weekly blogs on the new website!!
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Dear Family and Friends:
We continue to lift up all of our families and their loved ones in our area hospitals.  BUT, this is the first time that all five of our families are in one hospital! Select Speciality hospital is now hosting all of them!  Thanks Dr. Bob Greene for visiting them when you can.  But, we will be glad when you yourself is over this flu bug also.
Betty Blocker is doing a little better.  Her husband, William is staying with Ken Horne.  The Blockers are from Crestview, FL.  Betty’s breathing, sepsis, and kidney function is getting better.  We are so grateful for all of those prayers!
Leroy White is doing better also.  His dialysis is down to every few days or so according to his daughter.  Unfortunately, Adelia, his wife contracted that awful flu bug.  She has had to stay home in Century, FL to recuperate and get better.  She is hoping to be back here at the Vineyard this coming Saturday.  Pray for both of the Whites!
Austin Mulligan, just 19 years old is now opening his eyes on command, and doing some hand and arm movements.  Austin had his car accident December 8, 2017.  He sustained severe head trauma. Mom, Tedie and his two sisters trade off to have someone with him twenty four hours a day. Please continue to pray for Austin’s dad who is currently in Afghanistan.  He is hoping to be able to come back toward the end of this month.
Crystal Eads continues to gain ground slowly also.  Just 38 years old, Crystal has had several cancer surgeries.  I was talking to her justs a couple of days ago.  She has a lot of recovery yet to go through.  Please continue to pray for her, her daughter, Chloe, and her mother, Rhonda who had stayed with us.
Imarie Glidewell is also “turning the corner” according to husband, Tommy who has been staying with us.  Last week she was in ICU at Select.  As of yesterday, she is back on the floor and doing some physical rehabilitation!  Still on dialysis according to Mr. Tommy, but she is eating well, and slowly gaining her strength back.  Chest tubes out!  Woo- Hoo!
We are so grateful to a God that hears our prayers and comforts those who need rest.
Blessings to All!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House!
850-287-2144
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Prayer Up Dates, New House Guests, and a Special “God-ci-dence”!

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Dear Family and Friends:
Amber Saville and family sent us the sweetest thank you card for assisting their family with accommodations for all the family that came in for Greg Saville’s funeral.  What a blessing it was to host this family during the time of their loss.  It was crowded, but enjoyment here!  Amber and her two sons have lots of family support.  Please continue to pray for them especially this first Christmas without Greg.
Welcomed in Rhonda Eads from Wetumpka, AL.  Her daughter, Crystal Eads is now a patient at Select Speciality Hospital.  Crystal was recently transferred from Houston, TX after undergoing a series of complicated surgeries to remove cancerous tumors in her abdomen according to mom.  Rhonda is only 38 years old and has one adopted nine year old daughter.  She has a long way to go according to mom, but the mere fact that she has survived everything that she has faced is a “God-living” miracle according to Rhonda.  Thanks Dr. Bob for taking the time to visit them at Select Hospital.  Rhonda will more than likely be one of our Christmas guests!
Dennis and I were so proud of our grand-daughter, Cayla Helm of Buchkannon, WV.  She chose to go to a military school this past year.  She felt that if she could “tolerate” this military academy, getting into the U.S. Navy would be her next choice.  Well, let me tell you, she did great!  As we were leaving the graduation, she stopped by the office and signed her official papers for entrance into the Navy!  She has already been accepted!!  Cayla now will join her Uncle Marc, our son as #2 in the Navy!  What a proud moment for us!
Now, for our “God-ci-dence”.  As so many of you know, I am a detail person.  Check, re-check.  I honestly checked last week our flight information for this trip to Pittsburgh, PA and back several times.  Saturday night, I re-checked again the times.  We even got a hotel fairly close to the airport so as not to have to travel from Buchkannon, WV so early in the morning.  Our flight was 6 am.  Had to be there at 4 am.  Meant we were up at 2:30 am.  Ugh!  But, we made it.  As we were checking in with Delta, the ticket agent said, “Your flight does not leave until 11:15 am.”  How could I have made such a mistake?  Even Dennis said to me, “You have never made a mistake like this”.  The agent was very kind and said we were in luck though, and she would go ahead and put us on the 6 am flight.  We arrived in Pensacola at 9:30 am.  This was Sunday morning.
Dennis and I were exhausted.  As we woke up about 1 pm. Dennis flips on the news and he calls me in to tell me about the power outage in Atlanta, GA.  The very same Atlanta, GA airport we had just traveled through.  We would have been stuck on that tarmac for 10 hours along with all of those thousands of people if I made the “mistake” of having us at the airport at the designated time!  Only it wasn’t a mistake.  God is ALWAYS in control.  Never doubt it for a mili-second!!
Blessings to all!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard the Family House
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Prayer Up Dates and Special Visitors here at Martha’s Vineyard!

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Dear Family and Friends:
Corey Good had a great recovery after his surgery from the Navy Hospital.  Thanks again, Ken H. for taking in this family as we were busy with multiple families at the Vineyard.
Harris McDonnell was able to transfer to Pascagoula MS to a rehabilitation center for further recovery after his accident now 2 weeks ago.  His parents, sister, and girlfriend have been such a delight to have at Martha’s Vineyard.  Harris has a long way to go.  Per his parents, he will require further surgeries to literally get him back on both feet.  But, he is a miracle in itself from his survival of his truck accident.
Martha’s Vineyard is to host quite a number of family members traveling from afar to be with the Saville family this coming week as they honor  the memory of Greg Saville.  Greg, an active member of our U.S. Navy passed away quite suddenly just two weeks ago from an acute inflammation.  He leaves behind a wife, and two young children.  We are honored to host these family members.
Speaking of honor, we were so very blessed to have the U.S. Navy return to Martha’s Vineyard November 19 to assist with some much needed yard work.  I include some great pictures of just a few of these great helpers.  Plus, we had some students from Pensacola High School who also came at the same time to donate their time also.  Great work ladies and gentlemen!!
The following day, we were again blessed to work with Woodbine United Methodist Church.  This is our third year in working with this fantastic ministry in their pledge of feeding as many families as they can at Thanksgiving.  Working with Weis Elementary, We were able to identify 5 families that needed a Thanksgiving dinner.  Dennis and I picked up the meals, then met with Patricia, Family Coordinator at Weis.  She then delivered the meals!  I am including a couple of those pictures too.  Woodbine feeds over 2,000 complete meals each year.  Wow!  Just another way we are ALL working together for His Will!
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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Up Dates here at Martha’s Vineyard

Dear Family and Friends:
We feel blessed when we have returning house guests.  Corey Good, a student at Pensacola Christian College is to have surgery at the Navy Hospital this coming Monday.  His mom, Gena is coming back from Lynn Haven, FL to be with her son.  She returns to us this coming Sunday.
Spent the day recycling.  Literally.  Received a call from the Waterfront Mission.  Seems they had a tractor-trailer load of “Diaster Relief” meals.  How many cases did I want?
When I got there, they wanted to give me all I could carry.  I include a picture of these meals.  A can of beanie-weenies, spoon, M & M’s, and a Nutra-grain bar.  I called Jennifer Daniel who heads up the Back-Pack Buddies program.  They send home food each weekend during the school year for children at Weis Elementary to assure them they have food for the weekend.  She was thrilled to get 8 cases (30 meals per case) for her program!  All we did was recycle a good thing!
We want everyone to go to the new website we were able to attain through our grant from the I.D. Group. Please “Like” us on Facebook.  Pass it on.  We are SO thrilled with the new website!!!  The current website will eventually fade away.  Important information from it will be transferred to the new website.  The new site is so much easier to use too!
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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Prayer Up Dates here at Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House

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Dear Family and Friends:
David Sieber was able to return back to college.  Parents David Sr. and Kay were able to return back to Spartanburg, SC.  David is doing well according to mom.  David goes to Pensacola Christian College.
We hosted the Good family.  Another referral from Pensacola Christian College this week.  Per mom, Gena, Corey had undergone an out-patient procedure at the Navy Hospital and had a hard time waking up after the anesthesia.  He and his family got to spend some “quality” time with us along with a friend of their family.  Keep Corey in prayer.  He is to return to the Navy hospital the first of December for further surgery.  Family is from Lynn Haven, FL.  Mom has already told us she wants to come back!
Jo Ann Williams was able to return back to Ft. Walton Beach, FL after her stay at Select Specialty hospital.  Brenda Frost, her daughter from Maine, again was so appreciative of being able to stay with us.  She was our house guest back in February of this year.  Please continue to pray for her continued recovery from her lung infection.
A very big “Thank You” to everyone who had assisted us in this past spring as Martha’s Vineyard pursued a very important grant from the I.D. Group, a public relations firm that awards the “Brand On Us” grant only once a year.  We were the 5th recipient of this grant.  With it and a very talented group of people from the I.D. Group, and a whole bunch of people that represented printers, sign people, newspapers, restaurants, companies that donated their time and work space, photographers, video-graphers,  we worked through an amazing year of new beginnings for Martha’s Vineyard: The Family House.  The new website is to go “live” by the end of November.  We are sharing with you all just one of the amazing new logos that will be featured for the new website and our printings.  We pray as we begin this new chapter, that we NEVER forget to say “Thank You” for all who have believed in this vision called, “Martha’s Vineyard”.
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 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!

Poppies
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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