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Update On Bro. Cloud

02 September 2014 - 11:28 AM

From his wife:


To Those Who Prayed,

From my heart I wish to thank each person who offered prayers of petition for my husband's recovery. Until we sent out notice that he was in the hospital, the situation looked very grave. The doctors said there had been no improvement and downgraded his status from "acute" to "serious." With pancreatitis, that is not a good sign as that meant other organs were being negatively affected and anything could go wrong at any moment. The doctors said they had done all they could, but that he wasn't improving. In other words, they painted a grim picture. However, as soon as I sent out notice of his condition, people around the world began praying. Within 12 hours there was obvious improvement! This was totally in answer to prayer.

There would be other problems that would crop up from time to time in the hospital, and each time we prayed those problems would be resolved. The biggest was the fact that during his first eight days, he was oxygen dependent and could not breathe normally without the oxygen. On the eighth day he asked our church leaders for special prayer for that and within a few minutes he was able to breathe fine and able to totally discontinue the use of oxygen. The change was immediate and dramatic and was very definitely in answer to prayer.

One more thing I'd like to do is thank those of you who said you were praying for me. I never dreamed anyone would pray for me in the midst of all of this and it was very humbling to learn that all over the world just that was happening. (We heard from people in 37 countries.) Thank all of you so much. Through everything that happened, I found it true (again) that God's grace is sufficient. I experienced the peace that passes understanding and not one moment did I have to endure anxiety or tension. Of course I felt bad for David when he was in pain and struggling to breathe. But a divine comfort of peace was there cushioning my soul through everything.

Thank you for your prayers. We can report that they were 100% effective! Praise our Dear Lord!

From the Harvest Field,

Urgent Request For David Cloud

22 August 2014 - 12:13 PM

An email was sent out today about David Cloud. He has been in the hospital on the mission field for the last several days. He has pneumonia, a swollen pancreas, and swollen intestines. He will be in the hospital for a while as they try to clear up the pneumonia and get his pancreas functioning normally.  Here is from his wife this morning:


"His condition has been changed from Acute to Serious and the doctors most likely will move him to ICU. Only our pleadings have kept him out so far, because there is no privacy and no resting in ICU with the constant noise. His pancreas has not shown signs of improving. They are keeping him off of all foods and liquids, which of course has made him much weaker. His oxygen level drops significantly when he is off of oxygen for a few minutes.  If his pancreas does not kick in and begin working properly, then other organs can begin to become damaged and it could be a downhill road from there. I have peace as I know the Lord does the right thing at all times. But we do covet prayers and thank those who are praying.:


25 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

I thought of a game that I hope will be fun - entertaining, at least.  I was thinking the other day about how many people on here live somewhere that someone else once did, or have connections in another way - no matter how obscure it seems.  So...here's how the game works.


When someone posts something that links to you, you post how it links to you, and then put in a couple of facts about yourself that someone else might link to.


For example:

I might say that my hubby and son are Buckeyes.  And that at one time I lived in Oklahoma.  I also take piano lessons.  The next poster could pick up on any of these things, with a connection they have to it.  Does that make sense? Hope so - and I hope everyone enjoys playing along....Here we go:


I was born in Seattle, WA, ergo - I love rain.  :icon_smile:  My "granddogger" is a chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix. Northwestern Indiana summers are muggy.  



The Pope And Chrislam...

24 June 2014 - 10:14 AM





German website DW reports that for the first time ever, the Vatican is staging an unusual exhibition in the Emirate of Shajah. The show is seen as a sign of openness and cooperation between religions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It is the first collaboration of the Vatican with an Arab country,” said al-Khamis. Indeed, the exhibition is one-of-a-kind – not only because it presents excellent artworks but also because it furthers dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

(emphasis original to the article - I changed it from red because the red bothers some eyes)


Here are links to more articles on Chrislam:



I had never heard of this blog before (I don't think - candlelight may have mentioned it, because she knows a good bit about Chrislam), but apparently the founder is KJV, so that's good.

God Is So Good...

18 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

I wasn't sure where to put this because it could fit several fora, so I thought I'd just put it in the lounge.  Something happened this last week - and you'll see in a moment - that prompted this thread.  (as well as it being mentioned that there are never any threads like this...which, there have been, but here's another!)  I thought it would be a good idea to talk about how we've seen God's goodness in our lives or in the lives of others.


This past weekend, two brothers - 8 & 9 years old - drowned in a pit in a nearby town.  I would appreciate your prayers for the family. Losing one child would be terrible, losing two at the same time and in the same way is just, well, unthinkable.


Anyway...there is a praise in there.  God is so good.  See, we run a number of buses. Have done so for all the years of the church.  And we pick up children in all the surrounding cities.  We bring them in to church.  They hear the gospel in Sunday School, church, on the bus coming and going.  Bus workers visit in their homes every week, getting to know the kids and their families very well.


These two boys were some of ours.  They had ridden the bus to church for years.  They had gotten saved. Praise the Lord these boys are in Heaven.  The family has asked one of the men who worked with the kids to help them - be with them through this, etc.


Even through this tragedy, we can see the goodness of God. He knew their appointed time - and He made a way for them to come to Him in salvation.  Now the boys' family is grieving, but they can have hope because of this.


Sadness, but gladness intertwined.


God is so good. All the time.

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