Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Valentine Banquet is in the Works

Just wanted to send out a big Thank You to everyone involved in the planning. This is sure to be an evening filled with fun and laughter.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monthly Supply Items

Last night at our Ladies Meeting we ended up with a pretty good start of monthly supply items.
At this point I think we are ok on the dish towels, dish cloths and aprons. So please try to focus on the other items listed at this time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Peggy R. Personal Testimony 4

I believe God allows us to go through events in our life to make the person stronger in faith and that somewhere in the future you will be able to help some one with your testimony.

My husband was laid off in 2007. Our insurance coverage was cancelled in September 2007. I worked for the state during this time, so in order for me to receive coverage I had to apply in October and coverage would not start till January 2008.I became sick around the first of October 2007.

The pain in my lower right abdomen at times was unbearable. My thoughts was cancer because this is where my mother hurt with colon cancer. I knew that going to the doctor was not possible due to no insurance coverage.

I turned to the great physician...God.

When you are at your lowest and no where else to go this is who you put your faith in. I would pray Lord you know my sickness and it is in your hands. What do you want me to do about? He laid it on my heart to anoint my side with anointing oil every time I hurt and pray. I was also led to fast. What ever he put on my heart to do, I did.

The month of January came. My insurance coverage had started, so I made a doctors appointment. The doctor sent me for a CT Scan. I went for this the following Friday. After the CT Scan was performed, I went to work. I was at a patient's house when the phone ringed. My supervisor called to say my doctor was trying to get up with me. The test had came back bad. I went home immediately to call the doctor. When I got up with her, she said,"Mrs. Runion it is your appendix. We do not know how you have lived in the shape you are in ." I said " I do. It is because of prayer and faith." She gave no response other than I had an appointment with Dr. Graham at 4pm that evening and should keep it.

I went to see Dr. Graham that evening. He said they could not get the results of my CT Scan . He said what I had was a smoldering appendix. He set me up for the following Monday for surgery. The surgery would remove my appendix through my navel, thirty minutes in and thirty in recovery. I would go home that night. This sounded good.Monday came and I went for the surgery. I was in surgery 2 hours for a 30 minute procedure. The doctor told my husband that my appendix had been ruptured for 5 weeks and he was sending it off to pathology for possible cancer. I told my husband this can not be. If my appendix was ruptured that long I would be dead. I stayed over night in observation. The nurses could not tell me nothing about my appendix being ruptured 5 weeks.

The next morning Dr. Graham's PA Holly came to discharge me. I asked her what they found during surgery. She said " Mrs. Runion we started through your navel and had to pull out. Your appendix had already ruptured. We made an incision and found that your appendix had been ruptured for about 5 weeks. When it ruptured, it crusted itself over and isolated it self. We just do not understand how you have lived." I told her it was because of my faith in God and praying.

( The pathology report came back no cancer!!)

I believe with all my heart that if I had not obeyed God when he laid it on my heart to do something, I would have not received my healing. Obedience is better than sacrifice. I might have come close to death but it is worth my suffering to know that my testimony would make a difference in someone's life. I can tell it has made a difference in my family especially my husband.


Saturday, January 10, 2009



April Shepherd, has a 4 year old little boy, Hayden Nicholas McQueen, who has an aggressive form of brain cancer, an astrocytoma, which he has had since birth. It wasn't until he was a few months old when local doctors mistakenly diagnosed him as a "failure to thrive" child. As the weeks passed, Hayden was not eating, growing, or gaining any weight.

After extensive testing, doctors and oncologists at UK Children's Hospital discovered that Hayden had an inoperable brain tumor behind his eyes. The tumor, which has star-like tentacles, had grown so large that it was pressing against Hayden's eyes causing them to jerk uncontrollably to the left and to the right (like a bobble head doll).

The doctors and oncologists advised April from the beginning that Hayden would be a lucky little boy if he reached the age of 3 years old. In all likelihood, he would die before his 3rd birthday.

They began an aggressive regimen of chemotherapy and put in a feeding tube.

After 2 1/2 years of month after month of chemotherapy and countless prayers, the doctors finally found a type of chemotherapy which did not cure Hayden, however, it stopped the growth of the tumor and it had begun to shrink somewhat.

With the faithful prayers of our friends and family members, Hayden surpassed all odds and reached his 4th birthday. In celebration, the Make A Wish Foundation gave Hayden the choice of an all expense paid vacation for Hayden and his family to Disneyland in Florida or a shopping spree at Wal-Mart.

Before Hayden made his decision, he asked the Make A Wish Foundation rep, Bill, if he could buy his little brother, Trevor, a Spiderman big wheel. The rep told Hayden "anything you want little man." Hayden replied, "well, then, Bill, I want to go to Mal-Mart."

During their shopping trip, for every item that Hayden bought, he bought his little brother, Trevor, one just like it. Even through the countless chemotherapy treatments, Hayden was always smiling, cheerful, and inquisitive. He soaked up information around him. Hayden is very special to me because his mom, April, lived with me, Michael, and Ashley, for 2 years.

Ashley considers April her big sister and Hayden her "adopted" nephew. As we are prone to doing, when things seem like they are at their greatest, old Satan swoops back in and kicks us in our backsides to remind us that he is ever present.

Last week, April took Hayden back to UK Children's Hospital for his 6 month checkup and an MRI. Yesterday, she received the devastating news that the astrocytoma has begun growing again at an alarming rate. However, this round, Hayden, this little, precious, 4 year old boy, will have to endure adult strength chemotherapy.


Please pass this on to everyone you know who has faith and believes that through Christ all things are possible. I believe with the help and prayers of our spirit filled people that Hayden can and will be healed.

May God bless and keep you, and please "PUSH" PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


"May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered. I pray that faith enters a new height for you; I pray that your territory is enlarged. I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Valentine Banquet Update

The date for the Valentine's Banquet is set along with the theme.

For More information scroll down the page to the first post.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Watch & Communion

We brought in 2009 with a Wonderful watch service and those that were there participated in Communion. We heard amazing testimonies and spirit filled messages from some of our Ladies. Pictured Below is Beverly and Keta.