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

Dear Family and Friends:
Let’s just say it continues to be very busy here.  Now, when I get a call for space, I can tell the family, “Yes, I am full, but I do have an option– a hotel room for $47.95 a night at a clean, nice, place”  This happened again twice this week.  These families are grateful that they have a place to go.  With working with the Ronald McDonald house, we have partnered with this same hotel franchise and it is such a blessing to offer this.
Updates:
Larry Kachele, our motorcycle accident guy had a pretty rough week.  Beginning of the week had Larry running some really high fevers.  With antibiotics on board, he improved according to wife, Kelly.  They are hoping to move him from Sacred Heart hospital to Select this coming week.
Jessica Gajka had a second round of chemotherapy for lung and liver cancer.  Jessica, 34 years old is wife of active duty Air Force Tim, and three children, 5 month old, 2 year old and a 11 year old.  Penny Cavender has been their host home when they are in town.  Thanks So Much Penny!
Tom McCutchen got to go home last night.  His parents, Tom Sr. and mom, Jeannie are still with us because of our ability to provide a handicap accessible bathroom.  Tom is still in therapy, and his parents are going to help him get his home in order and stable for him. Great people from Michigan!
Leroy Johnson was discharged back to Andalusia Medical Center.  His mom, Barbara had been with us for a while, then this guy was moved to Andalusia and re-admitted to Sacred Heart.  Leroy had a traumatic car accident.  He is now challenged with a brain injury and congestive heart failure.  He has a 5 year old daughter that grandma Barbara is taking care of.
Zakk Gossett is still at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Room 450.  Zakk also had a traumatic car accident.  26 years old.  Flipped his car.  Brain injury and several broken bones.  Mom, when in town, stays at our hotel.  She is from Texas.
Please keep Alice Oakleaf in prayer.  She was admitted to Baptist hospital, SICU for sepsis.  Daughters are staying at the hotel also.
We had another family, Lois Kinsey that was admitted to Baptist for blood clots, but after three days of treatment, was released.  They ask for continued prayers too.
Thanks SO much for all these prayers.  We love to hear from our families the answered prayers of healing and recovery.  Yet, they all say the same, “Please keep praying!”
This is what WE ALL do best!!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Prayer Up Dates and New House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard

Dear Family and Friends:
Larry Kachele had his surgery today.  According to Kelly, he had a massive area of bleed that had stopped bleeding a couple of days ago, but had to be evacuated.  This was done successfully at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Also cleaned and debrided a lower spine sacral wound.  He was resting really well tonight.  Kelly and the family had a really long day today.
Alice Oakleaf is in Baptist ICU.  According to Ernie and Zoe Oakleaf, parents of Alice, she had a really serious infection going on.  Because we are full, this family is staying at our back-up hotel.  We will be checking on their needs and help out as much as possible.
Jessica Gajka is to have the next round of chemotherapy this week.  Jessica, Tim, and children will stay with Penny Cavender.  Praying and hoping this round will not be too severe on Jessica.  The results of the biopsy of the liver did reveal the same kind of cancer cells as contained in the breast tissue.  So, therefore, according to Tim, she is still at stage 4 level.
Eula Culliver was able to go home from Select Hospital!  Praying that she continues on her road to recovery.
We welcomed in some old friends here to Martha’s Vineyard.  Tom and Jeanie McCutchen have come in.  Jeanie and son Tom were actually our 3rd house guests here at Martha’s Vineyard.  Their son, Thomas is undergoing out-patient therapy at this time.  The McCutchens are from Michigan.  Tom normally lives in Crestview, but is doing this therapy in Pensacola.  They are all here at the Vineyard.
Zack Gossett, 26 years old, is still at Sacred Heart Hospital.  He is still recovering from his horrific car accident.  Because we are still very full, his mom will stay at our back-up hotel.  Michele Smith has come in from Arlington, TX.
Leroy Johnson from Brewton, AL, has been re-admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital.  He was initially transferred to Andalusia.  But, developed congestive heart failure according to mom, Barbara Johnson.  She is spending nights with him at Sacred Heart.  She was telling me that Leroy is for the most part fully aware of his surroundings, but because of the heart failure, he is retaining fluid really bad.  Leroy has a 5 year old daughter that Grandma Barbara is responsible for at this time.
Lots of sick folks.  But, Our God is there for us.
Jeremiah 17:14 “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: For Thou are my praise!”
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144

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Dear Family and Friends:
Last night, one of our house guests, Larry Kachele was moved from Select Hospital to Sacred Heart Hospital, PCU.  He has developed in internal bleed.  Larry “pooled” 4 1/2 units of blood!  His hemoglobin got down to 5.  Your normal hgb is 12 to 14.  He received 3 units of blood last night and is to receive another this morning.  A surgeon is going to shut down the bleed and put a drain in.  He will be working with a vascular interventionist also.  Kelly, sister Cathy are standing vigil over Larry.  Larry’s body has become so fragile since his motorcycle now 10 weeks ago.
His head injury has prevented him from normal movements of stretching and moving all his extremities.
Terasa Knoll is still at Baptist Hospital.  She is on the “wait list” to move to North Carolina’s Rehabilitation center.  Picking up mom, Merry, for laundry this morning.  Bless their hearts, they want to move, yet have to wait on the insurance approval!  Terasa still has very limited movement from her diving accident now 4 weeks ago.  Her hands still has “flopping” movements from no in-nervation from her severed C-7 spinal cord injury.
We are still waiting on the biopsy results for Jessica Gajka.  She was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of liver and breast.  She has had one round of chemotherapy.  Expects the next round next week.  When in town, they stay with Penny Cavender.  Thanks again Ms. Penny!
Eula Culliver is finally starting to make some progress!  She is staying at Select Hospital.  Daughters Carol and Janice have been with us going on a month too!  They are hoping mom is making the turn for the best from her pneumonia and sepsis.  Thank you Lord!
Zakk Gosset is still at Sacred Heart Hospital according to mom, Melissa Smith.  She is still hoping to come and see him end of the week.  Zakk, as you remember had a traumatic brain injury from flipping his car now 4 weeks ago also.  Please be in prayer for this young man.
Leroy Johnson is also at Sacred Heart hospital.  Mom, Barbara Johnson has been staying with us too.  Leroy, according to mom is also starting to make more progress every day!  He also had a traumatic brain injury.  But, appears to be “waking up”.  From his broken leg, now pinned, he walks some every day with assistance.  Another big “Thank you Lord!”.
I am only going to mention his first name, but Tommy, a former house guest of ours, and after he moved here in our area, became very good friends with us.  Tom needs your prayers.  He has some devastating personal issues that has caused him to become very depressed.  His parents, Jeanie and “Big” Tom are driving in from Michigan to be with him during this time.  Tommy and Jeanie were our 3rd house guests back in 2011.  Like a lot of our former house guests, we became prayer partners, friends, and “family”.  These are great people going through some really bad times together.  But, as we keep telling them, there is a GOD that is bigger than all of us that will send the Great Comforter.
John14:26 “But the comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in MY name, He shall teach you all the things, and bring ALL things to your remembrance, what soever I have said unto you.”
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Prayer Updates on Our House Guests Here at Martha’s Vineyard

Dear Family and Friends:
We are as busy as my last writing!  We need to be in deep prayers for ALL of our families.  So many of them have serious issues.
When I last spoke with Merry, Terasa Knoll’s mother, the insurance approval was still in limbo for her to move to Charlotte NC.  Terasa’s physical status has not changed much.  She can raise her arms, but has no feeling in either hands.  She cannot move any of her fingers.  She is paralyzed from her chest down.  We are trying to help by sending food, toiletries, and any supplies mom needs while staying with Terasa.
Larry Kachele, per Kelly, his wife, has had a little set-back.  He started running a fever yesterday and became listless.  According to the Infection control doctor, Larry developed a kidney infection.  When he had his motorcycle accident 9 weeks ago, the surgeons had to remove his spleen.  This organ stores our anti-body infection capabilities.  When it is gone, your body reacts to infections much more quickly.  EVERY organ has a purpose!  Kelly said Larry was started back on antibiotics.  This helps the infections, but ‘wipes him out physically”.  Larry is at Select Hospital.
Jessica Gajka had her liver biopsy Friday.  According to Tim, her husband, the doctors have sent off the samples and we just have to wait on when they are done for a full course of action.  This is such a sweet family.  Penny Cavender said they were SO appreciative for the home cooked meal and groceries.  They will be coming in next week for more appointments and chemotherapy.  They live in Crestview FL.
Eula Culliver, according to daughters Carol and Janice is not eating enough.  Eula’s sepsis and pneumonia has taken away all of her appetite.  She is seriously looking a a “peg” feeding tube in her stomach.  She now lacks the strength to walk.  She is at Select Hospital.
Zakk Gossett remains at Sacred Heart Hospital.  He has not improved much according to mom, Melissa Smith.  She is still hoping to make the trip back from Texas this week to see her son.  Zakk had a significant head injury along with broken bones from a car accident now 8 weeks ago.
Leroy Johnson, from Evergreen, AL is making some progress according to mom, Barbara Johnson.  He is staying much more alert, and with help, was walking on his good leg with a walker.  His right leg was broken and pinned from the accident.  BUT, he is following commands now!  This momma was really worried about this guy!  Many thank-you’s for all those prayers!
Lots of sick folks out there, but OUR God is there for every need!
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for HE is faithful that promised”
Hebrews 10:23
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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Prayer Updates on Our House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard

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Dear Family and Friends:
It continues to be crazy-busy here!
Victor Andrews, our active Navy guy is back in town with limited mobility of his right arm from shoulder-clavicle repair.  He is back on the base, going through Physical Therapy.  Taking groceries to him today.  He is truly a “one-arm” bandit right now.  Please continue to pray for ALL our active duty personnel.  They do and give so much to our country.  Monday is July 4th.  A wonderful celebration of our Independence.  Yet, we would not continue to have our freedom without ALL of the branches of our service!
Our other active duty Air Force family is having a really tough time.  Thanks again Penny Cavender for reaching out to the Gajka family.  Jessica Gajka had her first chemotherapy for now stage 4 cancer.  A biopsy is to occur tomorrow for her liver.  A recent PET scan shows a very suspicious mass there.  Either you have a “no-problem” effect from your chemotherapy or it is a bad one.  Unfortunately, Jessica had the nauseous effect.  Trying to take care of three children, on of which is 5 months old, two years old, and a 11 year old is exhausting for her.  Penny is taking a meal to them in Crestview today!  PLEASE be in prayer as Tim, her husband, tries to continue serving and take care of his family.
Terasa Knoll is still at Baptist Hospital awaiting transfer to her Charlotte NC rehabilitation hospital.  Mom, Merry is staying with her.  I will be dropping food and toiletries to mom today.  Terasa is making slow progress with her C-7 fracture that has paralyzed her from the chest down.
Please continue to pray for her and her family.
Larry Kachele is still at Select Hospital.  He is making slow progress.  Can now chew and swallow ice!  Got to eat pudding yesterday! Will actually say a few words now and then. Wife Kelly is standing on His Word that Larry is His child and will make progress.  He just got a confirmation to be here until July 18 for continued rehab.  Larry suffered a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Please pray for these amazing Christians!
Eula Culliver at Select Hospital still needs LOTS of prayers.  According to daughters Carol and Janice, mom just doesn’t want to eat.  The doctors are considering placing a stomach food tube (PEG) if mom doesn’t start eating better.  She is still recovering from pneumonia and sepsis.
Zakk Gossett remains at Sacred Heart hospital.  He also suffered a traumatic brain injury when he had a car accident now 4 weeks ago.  Mom, Melissa Smith lives in Arlington, TX.  Making the 11 hour trips here to see him is expensive, and very time consuming.  She is hoping to come back some time next week to see Zakk.  Please continue to pray for Zakk and his family.
Leroy Johnson had a traumatic brain injury now 4 weeks ago also.  He is at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Mom, Barbara Johnson is staying with us.  Leroy has a 7 year old daughter that is having a very hard time understanding why daddy sometimes recognizes her and other times not.  Please continue to pray for this family.
Love, Always in His Name,
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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June 30, 2016 · 6:36 PM

Prayer updates on our Martha’s Vineyard House Guests

Dear Family & Friends:
Terasa Knoll is still at Baptist Hospital.  She is our 27 year old young lady with a diving accident.  Paralyzed from the chest down with very little movement of both of her hands too.  To be moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina as soon as her insurance is approved.  Mom, Merry Acosta is staying at the hospital full time until she is moved.  Friend, Chris Brown left for Albuquerque AZ last night to help his mom move to assisted living.  Best of luck Chris!  Please continue to pray for Terasa and her family.
Heard from Cherida Andrews, our active duty Navy guy is due back this week and is expected to start physical therapy and light duty at the NAS hospital as a corp man.  He is still recovering from having his right clavicle pinned from a fracture and muscles re-stitched back in place.  Best of luck to Victor Andrews too.  He and his parents were wonderful house guests!
Larry Kachele is still at Select Hospital recovering from his motorcycle accident now 6 weeks ago.  His big improvement this week was to eat ice and

swallow!  He is still receiving intense physical and occupational rehabilitation.  Wife, Kelly is with us and is such a joy to have.  Please continue to pray for this family and Larry’s recovery.

Eula Culliver is still at Select Hospital also.  She is still recovering from pneumonia and sepsis.  Her daughters Carol, Janice, and Stephanie have been staying with us.  Really delightful people.  Please continue to pray for Eula’s recovery.
Jessica Gajka is to have a liver biopsy this week before they start the chemotherapy for her stage 4 cancer.  Jessica, her husband, Tim, and three children are staying with Penny & Bob Cavender.  Thanks again so much guys!  Please be in intense prayer for this 34 year old young mom and wife.  And, her entire family.
Heard from Melissa Smith, mom of Zakk Gossett, a 26 year old young man who is still in a coma from a car accident now 4 weeks ago.  He is to go to surgery Monday to re-set some broken bones.  Zakk is in Sacred Heart Hospital.  Please continue to pray for this young man and his family.
Leroy Johnson was involved in a severe car accident 3 weeks ago.  His mom, Barbara Johnson has temporary custody of his 7 year old daughter.  Ms. Barbara moved into the Vineyard today.  She has been on our wait list for 2 weeks.  Such a nice lady.  Her sister, and niece will be here too. The grand-daughter is staying with her cousins so that Ms. Barbara can be with Leroy every day.  Please be in prayer for this entire family as their lives have been flipped up-side-down by this event.
Each of these families are carrying tremendous burdens.  All of their lives have been disrupted.  Yet, there is a God that can handle all of this.
Matthew 11:28  “Come all to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden,  and I will give you rest”
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
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Prayer Updates and NEW House Guests here at Martha’s Vineyard

Dear Family and Friends:
Terasa Knoll, our 27 year old that had a diving accident, is very slowly improving.  She is to be transferred to Charlotte, NC this coming Saturday to a rehabilitation center close to home and family ! We are so glad for her.  Mom, Mary has left to prepare for her home-coming.  Is to come back to transfer with her.  Her friend, Chris Brown will be traveling behind them.  This is an answered prayer for Terasa as she will need to be with family to encourage her.  Apparently this is a pretty intense rehab and will work aggressively to get Terasa’s muscles in her hands and legs moving. At last word, she was having some sensations in her lower abdominal area.  This will go great lengths for her incontinence state.of affairs according to mom, Mary.  Please be in prayer for Terasa and her whole family as they all work to improve this young person’s quality of life.
Larry Kachele, our motorcycle accident guy is showing us everyday that his is coming out of his coma!  His tracheotomy is out and gone.  Yesterday, Larry chewed ice, and swallowed! He has a big smile on his face most of the time! He will start eating very soft foods starting today SLOWLY, according to Kelly, his wife.  She gets so excited with every baby step this guy takes.  If you visit him, he has hung behind his bed his Christian Motorcycle vest, “Life Riders for Christ”.  It is so cool!  Please continue to pray for this guy!  God has awesome things in store for him and his family!!
Jessica Gajka is to start aggressive chemotherapy tomorrow as an outpatient.  She and her husband, Tim, and three children are staying with Penny & Bob Cavender.  What a blessing!  Penny has helped the family arrange baby sitting while Tim is with Jessica.  Martha’s Vineyard is going to make sure all of their food, personal items, etc., is taken care of every time they stay with Penny.  We are in prayer with this family for Jessica to overcome and beat her now stage 4 cancer level.  God has His hand on this family.  Please be in prayer earnestly for ALL of them. Penny was telling me how “on board” Bob, her husband is with this family.  Seems his mother died of breast cancer when there was very little treatment options.  God did place them with the right family.  He ALWAYS does!
Eula Culliver is at Select Hospital.  Transferred from Andalusia, AL, Eula is still recovering from pneumonia, and sepsis.  She is also having some pretty severe blood pressure problems, according to Carol, her daughter and Stephanie, her other daughter staying with us.  We also have Janet, another daughter staying too.  Great people.  Please continue to pray for Eula as the doctors work to help Eula feel better.
Zakk Gossett, a 26 year old young guy from a MVA of now 3 weeks ago continues to make slow improvements.  Mom, Melissa Smith from Arlington, TX is back in town to check up on him.  He has not awakened from his coma yet.  He is at Sacred Heart Hospital. Please continue to pray for this guy.  The parents stay in our back-up hotel for now.
Just talked to Leroy Johnson’s mom, Barbara Johnson.  Leroy had a really bad car accident last week.  He is going to surgery this morning to have the leg “pinned”.  Right now he is in room 559 at Sacred Heart.  But, we think he may be in ICU for the night.  Barbara and family have been utilizing our “hotel” back-up for now.  She is next in line to get in here at the Vineyard!  Please be in prayer for this entire family as they wait for continued healing for Leroy!
What a list!  But, God is always good.  Even our back-up hotel was able to assist Tabitha Houston from the Elderly and Disability office for lodging for a elderly gentleman when he was forced out of his apartment due a fire. Wow.  Please pray that this gentleman is able to get back into his home quickly.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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