Very Special Prayer Request: Cheryl Tindell Needs Blood!

Dear Family and Friends:
Just got word from Natalie & Casey Tindell.  Mom, Cheryl is out of surgery!  According to them, she is stable at this time, but required 4 units of blood during the surgery and is to receive up to 4 more.
Cheryl is A+ blood type.  If you have this blood type, please go to the nearest Red Cross donor center tomorrow and give please!
According to her daughters, her blood pressure is running pretty low.  She is expected to be in the ICU for several days. We do praise Our Lord that she has made it thus far.  Cheryl has quite a way to go though.  Please be in prayer for her and her family tonight and the all those who will be taking care of her.
Just received word that Felix Vega is to have cervical surgery tomorrow.  His wife and 15 month old daughter are coming in from Japan to be with him.  They will not get in until tomorrow night.  Thank you Penny Cavender for taking them in!
Also, Bobby Jones is in the SICU at Baptist Hospital.  He has severe pneumonia.  His wife, Lydia was in need of a place to stay after sleeping the last 10 nights on the ICU waiting floor.  Thank you Grace Barry for helping out once more!  Pastor Bobby had preached 2 Sundays ago, collapsed after the service and was transferred to Baptist that day according to Ms. Lydia.  They are from the Evergreen, AL area. Please be in prayer for both of them.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

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Prayer updates on Martha’s Vineyard House Guests!

Dear Family and Friends:
Just spoke with Casey Tindell.  Her mom, Cheryl Tindell went into surgery at 7 am.  They just got an update on her.  Expected to be in surgery 2 to 3 more hours!  Per Casey: “There was more tumor than they thought and it’s been bleeding heavily so they had to give Mom a blood transfusion during surgery”.  She said she will let me know when she makes it out of surgery!  That makes Cheryl under anesthesia now 14 1/2 hours.  Wow!  Please keep her and her family in prayer as the doctors and staff continue to do this surgery to repair her back and kidney function.
Felix Vega was transferred from Baptist Hospital to Sacred Heart Hospital.  He is to have his cervical surgery done at Sacred Heart now.  Apparently this is where the orthopedic/neurosurgeon that is assigned to do this surgery, per mom and dad.  Please continue to pray for this 23 year old Navy guy!
Rodney Scott, at Select Hospital has had a “rough” day per his wife, Tasha.  Please continue to pray for him as he improves from his stroke too.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

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New House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard and updates!

Dear Family and Friends:

We welcomed in Cheryl Tindell who is going in early (5 am) tomorrow for spinal/kidney cancer surgery.  According to Cheryl, possibly 4 vertebrae will be removed and replacement (plastic ones) vertebrae will be put in.  Also, possibly a kidney will also be removed tomorrow if it is found to have cancer too.  This sounds pretty serious prayer partners.  Surgery will be done at Sacred Heart.  She may have to spend the first night in ICU according to her daughters, Casey and Natalie Tindell.  They are going to be here for their mom.  Natalie was a intern for our former Youth Pastor, Brad Gowen.  She is from the Birmingham, AL area.  Cheryl and Casey are from the Santa Rosa Beach, FL area. Please be in prayer for this entire family tomorrow.

Rodney Scott has been running a fever according to his wife, Tasha.  He has lost a number of pounds due to the fact he hasn’t been able to eat due to his breathing problems.  They have had to wait on placing a stomach feeding tube due to Rodney’s enlarged heart and irregular heart rate per Tasha also.  He did get one placed tonight.  Per Tasha, Rodney has lost just over 75 lbs since his severe breathing problems have started. Please continue to pray for him and his family.

Felix Vega suffered a C-1 cervical fracture and a knee fracture from a “long board” (skate board) verses a truck accident.  The big question will be when they can do his surgeries.  Where will it be done too is up for question too.  The Navy may move him to another facility.  He is presently at Baptist hospital.  His aunt flew in from Canada to be with Felix and his parents. Please be in prayer as decisions are made to improve Felix’s health.  He is in a lot of pain per his parents.

Love, Always in His Name!

Marty Tackett

Resident Servant

Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

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New Family here at Martha’s Vineyard and Prayer updates

Dear Family and Friends:
Today the Norris family was able to return to Crestview, FL.  Sally was telling me that John her husband was being transferred to a rehabilitation hospital near their home.  Please continue to pray for his eventual return home after back surgery.
Received actually two calls for my one available room!  Had to decide on who was the “most in need”. The first did have some other church family they could stay with.  The second had no one in this area to stay with.  Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Lopez from Leesburg, FL had received a call that their oldest son, serving now four years in our U.S. Navy had been hit while riding his “long board” skate board yesterday.  He was off-duty and had run to the P.X for some groceries.  With back pack, on his way home, a truck did not see him.  Felix Vega is in the SICU at Baptist Hospital.  He did get off the ventilator today.  He is still in a neck brace.  No broken bones according to mom, Zorida.  A aunt is here with them too.  They tell me Felix is going to be VERY sore when he is fully awake.  The Lopez family is very proud of their son in the Navy.  He had just finished one I.T. training school and was awaiting the next school transfer.  Please pray for this entire family as they wait for Felix to get better.
Rodney Scott, according to his wife, Tasha is showing signs of a possible lung infection.  With the stroke, this is going to delay his recovery according to her.  Please be in prayer for them too.
Our “reservation” family gets in on Thursday, February 4.  Will keep you all updated!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

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Special Prayers for Our Martha’s Vineyard Families

Dear Family & Friends:
Just talked to David Rice Jr. David Rice Sr. is at Baptist Hospital and after having a accident at work according to the family, he suffered a severe head injury.  Per David Jr., his dad has been declared brain dead and the organ procurement team is coming to harvest organs.  He asks for continued prayers for the entire family and they travel this final road with “Dad”.
Per Sally Norris, wife of John Norris, he is making progress from his back surgery last week at Sacred Heart Hospital. Please continue to pray for both of them.
Also, an update on Rodney Scott, a stroke patient now at Select Hospital.  According to Tasha his wife staying with us, he is now talking and doing “better” at keeping his oxygen levels up.  He even went to physical rehabilitation yesterday!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

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New House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard and Very Special Prayer Requests

Dear Family and Friends:
What a day it has been here at Martha’s Vineyard.  We want to be  in prayer for the entire Harrison family now.  Gregory Harrison went home to the Lord at 7:15 am.  According to Lori & Richard, daughter and son-in-law, his entire family was with him, including his wife.  Gregory had suffered a massive stroke Sunday night.  He was just 59 years young.
About 9 am received a call from Baptist Hospital.  David Rice of Daphne, AL had a terrible work-related accident yesterday.  According to sister Billie Roberts, a 4000 lb paver fell off the trailer and David was in it’s path.  He suffered a tremendous head injury according to his son, David Jr. We have now a rotating 5-6 people taking shifts to sleep in one bedroom.  Please keep in prayer this entire family as they wait for any response from David.  He is in the SICU at Baptist hospital.
About 9:30 am received a call from Tasha Scott.  Referred from the Ronald McDonald house too!  Her husband, Rodney Scott is at Select Hospital.  He had a stroke in Foley, AL.  Right now is requiring the CPAP breathing machine to keep his oxygen levels up.  He cannot take off this mask without his oxygen levels falling according to his wife.  Also according to Tasha, Rodney is a double amputee on both legs, and has congestive heart failure too.  They have a seven year old son being taken care of by Tasha’s sister right now.  Her very good friend and foster mother, Jackie Burkett is here to be with her during this time.  Please pray for this entire family as they wait on some improvement on Rodney.
Please continue to pray for John Norris.  His wife, Sally is staying with us also.  John had back surgery Wednesday.  Because this was a re-fix of his last back surgery, replacement of some screws, John, according to Sally is in a lot of pain.  Please continue to pray for this family too.
It’s a bit busy here.  I have a reservation coming in next week too.  Please pray for all of these families.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

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New House Guests and a Special Blessing to Martha’s Vineyard

Dear Family and Friends:
As always I am so grateful for my volunteers who assist us from donations here for cleaning supplies, food, magazines for our house guests, and especially those volunteers who are so faithful in helping me run and clean this house! We don’t know what we do without them!
We didn’t go but a very short time before our “reserved” houseguest from Crestview, FL came in Wednesday.  Sally Norris had called me a couple of weeks ago just to make sure she had a place to stay while her husband, John Norris had back surgery yesterday.  According to Sally, John had lost a lot of blood during his surgery and is still in the ICU at Sacred Heart.  Apparently this is a “re-fix” surgery on his back.  He is in a lot of pain this morning.  Please keep him and Sally who is due to return to her doctor for a follow-up appointment on her health also.
Also received a call from Pastor Phillip Royals of Foley, AL.  One of his members, Gregory Harrison had a massive stroke and was transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital.  Could I handle several family members and what was the cost?  I loved telling him we did have room, and there was no cost.  It is such a blessing to say this.  He has invited us in the future to come and speak at his church our our ministry here!
DO keep the entire Harrison family in prayer as they spend according to Pastor Phil some Palliative care time with him.  Only God knows the answer here prayer partners.
Finally, want to share with all of you TWO blessings that occurred here in the last week.  Received a call from Cheryl Deldna of Wisconsin.  Now remember I used to breed the tiny yorkies and maltese puppies.  Somehow she found me through my old puppyfind account. “God-cid-ence”.
She asked me if I had any puppies available.  I explained I didn’t.  Yes, I get a yorkie or maltese for the Autism Now and ARC auction every year for that event from my breeder friend, Pam.  I just happened to ask why she was looking.  Here is her story:
Cheryl and her husband have fostered over the years 12 severe, health related children.  She and her husband thought they were done when Sophie was introduced to them 8 years ago.  Born with heart valve problem, kidney, and liver dysfunction, Sophie won their hearts over and they even adopted her.
Sophie doesn’t have long to be here on this earth.  “Make a Wish” Foundation is full-filling one of two last wishes.  Going to Disney World is one.  She also wanted a puppy.  That’s where we came in.  I took her information and basically told her to “hold the phone”.  I remember Pam telling me she had the most adorable tiny solid black poodle that for whatever the reason, had not been snatched up.
The poodle was still available.  Yes, we believe it is a “God-thing” here.  Dennis and I don’t have a lot of funds, but we were able to pay down half of Pam’s greatly reduced price for this little girl poodle.  Pam is giving Cheryl a deal she can’t refuse and will be so surprised when they are on their way home tomorrow from Disney World to stop for “gas” and Sophie is surprised with her new puppy. Pam is going to meet them on I-65.  Cheryl has already assured Pam the poodle will stay after Sophie is gone.  Cheryl and her husband are about to retire, and they “believe” this is their last foster child.
God is Always good. All the time. “In His Time”!  Amen!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

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