Prayer Requests

Date Submitter Details
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.

11/24 R Case

John and Betty's truck was vandalized... fuel system destroyed.. Costs to repair $16,000 Would you consider taking a Love Offering to help in the repairs?
Not for John and Betty, not for the Truck, but for the thousands of people who are yet unsaved that they can still reach through their ministry.   Like the church at Antioch who financed Paul and Barnabas, you can help John and Betty still reach souls for Christ.  Any amount you can raise would be appreciated.  You can contact me at the email or phone listed or you can send it through a GoFundMe page.

11/17 J Peabody

"Herman Wesley Holden, 89, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019, in Hobe Sound, Florida, following a brief illness.  He is now safe in the arms of Jesus, rejoicing with his wife, Freda, who preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by a beloved granddaughter, Janette Joy Durham.  He is survived by his children, a daughter, Gwen (John) Wilson of Joplin, Missouri, son Wesley (Debbie) Holden of Hobe Sound, Florida, and daughter Heather (Edward) Durham, of Budapest, Hungary"

Bro. Herman Holden was one of the founders and charter members of the Kingston Pilgrim Holiness Church in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  Approximately 80% of the land that the present church sits on was donated by Bro. Holden.  We thank God for the vision, passion, and sacrifice of the Holden family.  Thank you for giving to the Lord!  "As new people began to worship with us, we felt the time had come for us to build a church. Four of the necessary five building lots, which were owned by Herman & Freda Holden west of the city limits, were donated and the church building was started in the Spring of 1975. It was with great anticipation the “Pilgrim family” at Kingston looked forward to the Hallenbeck “crew” coming to help on our new church. The evening of August 17, 1975, they arrived, all prepared to start work bright and early the next morning. For the next eight days, we saw these men “in action” and the people around Kingston witnessed a ‘miracle.’ In eight days, the “crew,” along with Rev. Whitney, some preachers and laymen from Lake Placid, Brushton, Pierrepont Manor and Kingston, framed the new church which is 40x70 with a vestibule 22x30, closed it in, put up the trusses, sheeted and roofed it.  We were ready to move in our new church building on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1976. The Church Dedication service was held August 20, 1976. Rev. A. J. Whitney, Conference President, gave the stirring dedicatory message from the question in II Chronicles 6:18, “But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?” The burning of the church mortgage took place May 17, 1981 with Rev. Whitney and Rev. Berry participating in the ceremony. In a little over five years the Lord helped us liquidate a $140,000 mortgage."

What a heritage and testimony for the Lord!  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Let us lift the Holden family up in prayer as they experience their loss at this time.  To the Holden family: On behalf of the Pilgrim Holiness Church of NY, Inc., I want to express to you our deepest sympathy, our sincere love, and heartfelt prayers!  "The Eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms..." Deuteronomy 33:27

Please click on the link below to view the obituary, sign the guest book, order flowers, and send condolences.

11/9 E Samborski Thank you to all that prayed for Megan! She was released from the emergency room about 5:30 tonight. They were not sure what was causing the symptoms. She has to follow up with a cardiologist in the next few days.
11/9 R Sickler

Bro Smith just called with the news that Megan went to urgent care this morning with chest pain.  They sent her on to Albany Med because of irregular heart beat.  Please pray for her and the family.

11/4 J Peabody

Greetings in Jesus Name!  The song writer pinned these words, "Not the one who runs the swiftest, nor the one who shines for a day, but the one who endureth to the end, he, he shall be God's grace I'm going to make it to the end, by God's grace I shall be saved."

Rev. Dale Frances Sherman finished the race a little before noon on November 2, 2019.  He was a warrior of the faith and a soldier of the cross.  He fought a good fight, finished the course, and kept The Faith! "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."  Matthew 24:13   He not only started the race but he finished well.  Matthew 24:13  Last Saturday Bro. Dale traded his cross for a crown.  Henceforth he is in the presence of the one who will present to him "...The Crown of Righteousness..." 2 Timothy 4:8 

The family is very appreciative for all the prayers that have been lifted and sent heavenward on their behalf for the last 7 months.  The family appreciates all who have traveled with them in "Papa's Journey".  Let us continue to hold Sis. Judy, Tonweya, Tasbah, and the whole Sherman family close to the throne in the coming days ahead.  May they sense "The Everlasting arms" of God underneath them sustaining them each day.  To the Sherman Family: On behalf of the NY Pilgrim Holiness Conference we extend to you all our sincere love, deepest sympathy, and heartfelt prayers, during this difficult time.

The viewings (wake) are Thursday and Friday each night at 6 pm.  The Funeral service is Saturday @ 10 am.

Please click on the link below to view the obituary, the schedule and place of services, sign the guest book, and send greetings and condolences.

In lieu of flowers it is suggested that donations be sent to one of the two places: 
1. If your interested in giving directly to the Sherman family please send your donation to:  
Judy Sherman
c/0 Society of Indian Missions
PO Box 1348
Mission, SD 57555 

2.  If your interested in giving for a special project for the Mission please send your donation to:
Society of Indian Missions
Dale Sherman Memorial Fund
PO Box 1348
Mission, SD 57555

Lastly, please click on the link below to listen to the song that came to my mind as I started writing this email.  God help us to make it!!  "By God's Grace I'm going to make it!"

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