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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Prayer and Praise 3.27.12


Our Community Concerns

  • Current student, Shirley Ostrander, is in Methodist University Hospital with an infection. She is receiving IV antibiotics and expects to be hospitalized for a couple of weeks. Visitors are welcome and encouraged!
  • Jill Westbrook, current D.Min. student, is home recovering following surgery to remove a brain tumor which was benign, but will have a kidney ablation on March 27th to remove cancer in the kidney. If all goes according to plan, no further treatment will be necessary.
  • Dan Anderson, father of Admissions Director, Barry Anderson, is in the hospital. Decisions are necessary for living arrangements once he is released.
  • Melissa Hamblin, MTS Librarian, recently had surgery on her arm.
  • Chuck Lindsey, current D.Min. student, recently had a heart attack and subsequent angioplasty. There was no permanent damage and he is recovering well.
  • Current student, Barbara Fitzhugh's husband, Johnny, has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is undergoing radiation treatments that seem to be helping.
  • Long-time MTS supporters, Bob and Jane Little. Bob is 92 nearing life's end and Jane is home as care-giver.
  • George "Duke" Williams, current student, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer with little time. He continues to attend classes as he is able.
  • Current student, Todd Lemmon, is home recovering after having a heart valve replaced. He is doing well.
  • Current student, Laura Terrell's sister, Mary Lucas, recently underwent surgery for colon cancer at the Mayo Clinic. She is home recovering.
  • Mother of current student, Laura Todd, has undergone tests and new medications.
Those Grieving
  • for Neasbie Alston, husband to Bishop Bettye Alston
  • for the nephew of Barbara Fitzhugh, current student
  • for Rocky Brockwell, father-in-law of current student, Jason Mikel
  • for Lewis Hurst, father of current student, Elizabeth Shaw
  • for Chris Clark, son of MTS alum, Tim Clark
  • for Greg Knox, brother to current student, Tracy Knox


Prayer and Praise is a ministry of Memphis Theological Seminary published about once a week. In order to keep this newsletter current, items will remain on the list for two weeks. Should you wish to submit prayer concerns (either new or renewing), please make sure that you have the permission of the individual before submitting it for publication.