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
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!