Prayer Requests

Date Submitter Details
3/26 J Peabody

Sis. Marlene Sherman came through her surgery fine.  All is well.  The pathology reports all came back good.  The cancer was contained.  The surgeon was able to get it all with the surgery.  Praise The Lord!

is requested for Paul Durgan from Indiana.  He is the son of Roland and Geraldine Durgan from our church in Canandaigua.  A message from his sister, Betty, is below:

"I would like to start a prayer chain for my brother, Paul.  He is very sick with the Coronavirus which is more of a concern with his asthma.  Praying he can stay home and not have to go to the hospital!"  Let us hold Paul up in Prayer!  God knows and God cares!

3/24 J Peabody

Many may have already heard, but please lift Leonard Sankey and his family to the throne of God at this time.  

Bro. Leonard Sankey was scheduled for surgery this Thursday but the doctor cancelled it because of COVID-19.  Below is a recent facebook post from Sr. Janet Sankey...

"In light of all that’s happening around us these days it seems very important for us to remain connected despite our social distancing mandate.

With that said, our family,Beth Sankey Stetler Steve Stetler Vonnie Sankey Bryan E Andrew Bryan II Marc Sankey Melodie Sankey and our grandchildren feel the need of your prayer support now more than ever. It appears that my husband may have bladder cancer. All the tests thus far indicate a mass/tumor in his bladder that is worrisome for cancer. Also something suspicious in left kidney. With his family history (father and brother) having had bladder cancer it makes it very urgent for us to know what we’re facing. We had fully intended to share this information with you, our friends, after his surgery this Thursday, thereby having more information and treatment plans. However, his surgeon just called and canceled his surgery due to lack of supplies and his fear in the face of the corona virus for my 83 year old husband to even be in the hospital right now. We will endeavor to keep you informed as necessary, but the largest favor you can do for us right now is to pray for wisdom and strength. Our faith is strong, our confidence that God is in control is firm. At this point we don’t have answers so spare yourself from asking questions. We have been and will remain quarantined indefinitely "

2/12 J Peabody

Please pray for Mark Vosburgh.  He is asking for prayer at this time.  His request is copied and pasted below.

"Hello Brother. Please pray for me. For the last days since Friday night I have been withdrawing from a pain drug which was prescribed for me. It didn't work and now it has been said that it is worse than Heroine for me to get off. I am having terrible depression, nausea, terrible stomach pain, etc.  Please pray that I can get some help in this process and feel better.  This is not a private prayer request so as many people want to pray. Pray on. 


Let us as a conference lift him to the throne!

If you would like to send him an email telling him you are holding him up in prayer his email address is: or

If you would like to send him a card His mailing address is:

Mark Vosburgh
2210 Gifford Church Road
Schenectady, New York 12306

2/1 J Peabody

Please continue to remember the Heckman family in prayer tomorrow in your services.  Let us lift them to the throne room of God as the Word exhorts us, "Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus...Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 10:19, 4:16

The viewing and funeral is scheduled for Monday, February 10, 2020 @ The Hobe Sound Bible Church (CEC building)
Viewing is @ 1 pm and the funeral service will be 2 pm.  Rev. Matt Ellison will be officiating.

Please click on the link below to view the obituary, send condolences/share a memory, and/or send flowers.

1/28 J Peabody

I have just received word about an hour ago that Sr. Thelma Heckman passed away this morning @ 11:30 am.  Another saint has sailed safely into Heaven's Port.  Heaven's choir has a new member.  She will be missed greatly by family and friends.  She was the faithful wife of Charles Heckman, still one of our licensed ministers now for many years.  Both of them have been long standing members at our Middleburg Pilgrim Holiness Church.  In recent years now they have resided in Hobe Sound, Florida.  Sr. Thelma, you have now "...come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect..." Hebrews 12:22-23

Prayer is requested for her husband Charles as well as for all of the Heckman Family.  Let us lift the family to the throne during this difficult time.  May the family experience the presence of God and the peace that ONLY HIS presence brings.  To the Charles Heckman Family: On behalf of the Pilgrim Holiness Church of NY, Inc. I want to convey to you our deepest sympathy, sincere love, and heart felt prayers in this time of loss.  We love you!

1/23 R Case

I talked with Charles and Dan Heckman and they said that Thelma has been moved

to a Hospice House and has only a few days to live.

Please remember Charles and the family in prayer.

1/15 J Peabody Dear Pilgrim Family and Friends,

Please pray for Rev. and Mrs. Asa Sherman, our pastor at our Twin Rocks Church.  Last night I recieved a phone call from Bro. Asa.  His wife Marlene has endometrial cancer in the 2nd stage.  Sr. Marlene has a consultation appointment on January 22.  Let us lift the Shermans to the throne of God today and in the coming days!  I know they would deeply appreciate it!

Please pray for Charles and Thelma Heckman.  I recieved an email from Sr. Ruth Case and Sis. Thelma needs a touch from God.  

Pray for Revival throughout our conference churches and on our Mission fields.  I share the sentiments of the song writer as these words were pinned, "Send a Great Revival to My Soul, Send a Great Revival to my soul, Let the Holy Spirit come and take control, Send a Great Revival to my Soul!!"

"Search Me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24
1/14 R Case

Please remember Charles and Thelma Heckman in prayer.  Thelma is not doing very well.  Just wants to stay in bed.

12/21 J.Peabody

I just received a phone call from Bro. Peck, our pastor at Venus, PA.  He is requesting prayer for Sr. Donna Swartzfager.

Sr. Donna Swartzfager is a longstanding member and Church Treasurer of our Venus Church.  She has had a stroke over the weekend and is in the Pittsburgh Hospital.

Please pray for our dear sister in your services today.

May God's presence be near today to Sr. Swartzfager and her family.  There is healing in HIS wings.

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