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!
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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
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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!

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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
850-287-2144
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