Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pray for Curtis Couch's Dad

I just got an email from missionary Curtis Couch and he said his dad really needs our prayers. Things are not going well at all and in fact they have but him in a medically induced coma. They are still trying to find the reason for his fever. He has also had problems with vomiting and breathing.

Please pray because Bro. Bill Couch is a very sick man.

Thank you so very much.

Update on Sherry Hogan

Hello everyone,

Sherry is resting well and her pain is being managed very well at this time. They have removed the I.V. to allow her to move around more freely. Her inr number is going back up which is good. They will now treat her pain with medicine by mouth to see if it can be treated effectively once at home. Thank you all for the prayers and calls and e-mails.

Yours for Christ,

Tommy Hogan

Please pray for Joshua Caleb Tinsley

Our grandson, Joshua [Josh] Caleb Tinsley has just today been diagnosed with some brain damage. He has been a sick little boy for all of his short life of five years. Please pray that God will touch and heal Josh, but of course in the will of God. The doctor is to continue doing tests to see how severe the damage is. The entire family is devastated, but we are still trusting and believing God.

Many thanks,

Bro. Tinsley

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Urgent prayer request from the Hogans

This came in from the Barkers this afternoon and we need to be praying!

We just receive a phone call from Brother Thomas Hogan. He was calling from the emergency room. This morning about 4:00 his wife began to hurt again real bad and to become nauseated. They called the neurologist and they said to bring her back to the emergency room this morning and they are waiting to have more scans done. Please remember Brother Hogan and Mrs. Sherry. If you haven't met this couple and their family, they are a precious family. Please pray for them. Thanks! I know that you will.

Jan Barker

Update on Curtis Couches Dad

Just a note to give an update on my dad. He is still in the CCU at memorial in Greenville #4525 but is stable and making progress. His organs have begun to work normally. Bowel and kidneys have started working again, fever had gone down also. He had an absest that they worked on yesterday. He is on a wide range of antibiotics. We hope that he will be soon back to talking normal instead of not making any sense. Thanks for your prayers for my dad.


Curtis & Debra Couch

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Update on Sherry Hogan

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know the latest. The Neurologist has ordered another MRI to check for swelling on the brain. The headaches are not getting any better even with the medicine. She did begin physical therapy today and that went well. We still do not know any time frame for release. They have also had to readjust the Heparin as her blood became too low. Thank you all for your prayers and love for our family.

Yours for Christ,

Tommy Hogan

Update on Curtis Couches Dad

Just a note to let you know how my dad is doing. They took him off the ventilator today and is breathing well. They drained some more fluid out today but only a half liter. The other day it was 4 liters. His stomach still has not woken up nor has his intestines. The colon specialist is still waiting on a bowel movement, 2 weeks now without one. We ask you all to continue to pray for him and my mom.


Curtis & Debra Couch

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sherry Hogan Update

Dear friends,
March 15th update.

We received the results of the MRI of the brain that was done on Friday. The news sounds worse then it is. So here goes. The scan showed that several tiny strokes had occurred and that there was some damage to the lower part of the brain. The damage however was minimal and the doctors expect a full and complete recovery. The doctors have told us over aging how fortunate we are that nothing more serious happened. We know that the Lord was watching over us. They have started the coumadin tonight and will take three days to get it regulated. So we will be here till at least Wed. Thank all of you for your prayers and concern for my wife and my family. May God continue to bless you all.

Yours for Christ,

Tommy Hogan

Curtis Couch's Dad

This is from March 14th.

Today the doctors put my dad on a ventilator machine to help him get some rest and to build his oxygen level back up. Fluid keeps building up in his body cavity and hindering his breathing. They are going to drain it out to help him. They are trying also to find what is causing the fluid to build up so fast. Please pray for him and my mom, she needs it also.


Curtis & Debra Couch

Friday, March 14, 2008

Newest Missionaries

Hello and just wanted to let everyone know who are newest missionareis are. I'm sorry I don't have any digital pictures of them yet. There acceptance date was March 13th, 2008.

Jonathan Anderson was accepted as a church planting missionary to Mexico. Jonathan is a young, single man, that is very dedicated to serving the Lord and reaching Mexico for Christ. He comes to us from Calvary Baptist Church of Smyrna, GA.

Kevin and Nikky Griffin were accepted as church planting missionareis to Arizona. They have three children, Maggie 11, Emma 9 and Claye 7. The Griffins come to us from Victory Baptist Church of Easley, SC.

See other acceptance dates of our other missionaries at,

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sherry Hogan

Brother Kindhart,

We just received a phone call from Brother Thomas Hogan saying that his wife has the two arteries in the back of her neck that feeds blood to the brain, torn. They are transferring her to a bigger hospital in Baton Rouge. They can not do surgery on her because of the location of the arteries. Would you please put this on Macedonia's prayer request that will go out to all the missionaries. Thanks!

I will keep you posted as he lets me know updates.

Dr. Allen Barker

Thomas and Sherry Hogan are MWBM missionaries to Arizona.

Curtis Couch's Dad

Yesterday they put my dad on dialysis for the first time in the morning and later that day the doctor had to go back in because the wound had busted open and leaking. It was not as bad as he thought it would be inside but it had to be done. He also checked out the bowels to make sure it was not kinked or blocked, it was ok also. He came through the surgery and responded better this time than before. He is in icu and his nurses have said that he has done good. All vital signs are good and he is more alert than he had been. Keep praying for him and my mom.

He was put back on dialysis again and all went well with it.


Curtis & Debra Couch

Missionaries to Chile,
South America

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pastor in Virginia

Could you please send it out to everyone.

A Pastor in Virginia who I went to school with is in his mid 30's has had a massive heart attack yesterday and took a turn for the worse last night. He is on life support and a ventilator. The heart attack blew apart the top of his heart (this is what I was told) and he maybe even looking at a heart transplant if he even pulls through. They said he has blockages in all arteries around the heart. He has 3 children and one on the way. His wife's name is Andrea.

Thank you for praying.
Bro. Patrick Gimenez

Gordon Horton


Here is Gordon and the girls in the hospital and a picture of their driveway after a neighbor cleared it off for them. Gordon is doing good. He was in church both services yesterday and they had good services. He plans to stay home this week and will start the Bible institute back next week. Again thank you for your prayers. Sis Dee


Hi Everyone,

Well Gordon got home about 5pm today. The snow storm was so bad it took them a long time but they made it safely. Gordon has a temporary, expandable cast on for two weeks and then they will put a permanent one on. He was in a lot of pain but otherwise doing fine. We cannot thank you all enough for your prayers and pray you will continue to pray for him and his healing.

God bless you all, Bro. Jerry and Dee


Gordon called this morning. He said he was in surgery about an hour. They put the plate in and nine screws. I think the plate will stay but the screws will probably come out. He is not sure yet if he gets to come home tonight or have to wait until tomorrow. They will keep him in a soft cast until the wound is almost healed then put a hard cast on. We sure appreciate all the prayers.

Bro. Jerry and Sis. Dee

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Prayer request for Bill Couch

This is from Curtis and Debra Couch, missionareis to Chile, now on furlough.

Dear Friends,

Please pray for my dad, Bill Couch, his kidneys are not working normally but a specialist is watching over him. The doctor said that his bladder cancer was affecting them and maybe had injured them. They are hoping that they will heal up and go back to working.

My dad said last night that he felt like giving up. Please pray for him and his need. His stomach and bowels have not woke up as yet and needs to so he can eat again and gain some strength back.

Please pray for him.


Curtis & Debra Couch

Pray for Gordon Horton and family

I really don't have much news on this situation and I got this in a round about way on Friday the 7th. Evidently this happened while Gordon was on visitation. I want to pass along this prayer request for one of our missionary families in Canada, Gordon and Lorri Horton.

Update on Gordon! The doctors said that Gordon shattered his fibula bone and they are going to have to put a plate and screws in his ankle. He is lying on a stretcher waiting for surgery so please pray he can go in soon and not have to wait a long time. Lori is dropping the girls off at a members house and going to the hospital but a big snow storm is starting and is suppose to snow until Sunday sometime. They have a plow on their truck but Lori has never worked it. We sure appreciate all your prayers.

Bro. and Sis. Nye

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Update on Long's car wreck in Honduras.

Here is an update from James and Marie Long, MWBM missionaires in Honduras.

Dear Friends,

I apologize for not writing sooner, but a lot has happened since we got back. All of Marie's test came back negative. We praise the Lord for this and thank all of you for praying for her. There were two men saved while we were in the States. Jose and Elvis were saved one night while Brother Trent Horten was preaching. Brother Scott Spires bought us a van for the church. He and Brother Harold Floyd brought it down to us. We had twenty people in it Sunday night. Brother Scott had lost his passport in Guatemala, so he didn't get to leave when Brother Harold left. I took him to the American Embassy to get a new one on Monday. We left on Tuesday afternoon to take him to the airport in San Pedro Sula. It was dark by the time we got close to San Pedro and as we were going toward the airport, there was a semi setting in the road with his lights off. We didn't see it until it was to late. As soon as we seen it, we hit it. Brother Scott said,"Look out!" and leaned to the left and half the car went under the truck. It pushed the top back to the back of the front seat. If Scott had not leaned to the left, he would have been killed. He hit his face on something and was cut over his left eye. It took five sticthes. His face and nose were scratched really bad and it blacked both his eyes. Marie was in the back on the passengers side. Nothing was broken, but the seat belt really bruised her and there is some imflamation on her lungs. Her and Scott spent the night in the hospital. All I got was one little bruise on my arm. God is eternally good, but He sure did prove it to us again that night. The police said it was my fault and I had to pay a fine. The fault was I am an american in Honduras. It totaled the Blazer and we don't have a car. We have the van, but it was for the church. I still owe about $3,000.00 on the Blazer. The devil tried to kill Scott for helping missionaeies and us for being here preaching truth to these precious people, but he found out again that the heart of the king is still in the Lord's hand and He still turneth it whithersoever He will. Marie is still not feeling so good, but we are not discouraged. We are more sure that we are in the center of God's will for us. Please continue to pray for us that God will use us mightly. Please pray also that we can get another car. We love y'all. Jim and Marie Long

Here are a few pictures of the car.