Prayer Changes Things

Prayer Requests

As a church family we want to be in prayer for one another and we are asking our Christian brothers and sisters
in the Lord to continue to lift up those who are reaching out for prayer. Please be sure to keep us updated with
any new developments or praise reports
We currently have the following requests:


Prayer Requests:


David Hertzler - Dave is Roberta Popp's son. On Tuesday, September 5, Dave was hit by a car at the intersection of Paxton and Cameron streets while riding his bike. He sustained multiple injuries including head trauma, a broken shoulder, and broken fibula among other superficial injuries. Dave underwent surgery to put his shoulder back together and is revcovering from that operation with more to follow. Please pray for Dave's healing as well as for all those who will be taking care of him. (9-9-23)

Vance Crawford- One of the RLC elders is experiencing health issues and his wife is asking for prayer as he undergoes testing. She is asking for prayer for complete healing. (8-13-23)

Ken Flechsig- Ken just lost his wife to cancer. They have 2 small children and the family needs prayer at this very difficult time. Pray for peace and healing for the family to be able to grieve and move on. (7-9-23)

Bill Reynolds - Bill recently underwent a procedure to place a stent in his bowel duct and everyting went very well. This follows another fairly recent procedure several weeks ago involving his heart. Please continue to pray for Bill, his recovery, and that his strength will be restored quickly. Also, pray that his body will adjust to the various medications he needs to be taking during his recovery time. (7-9-23)

Micki Kautz- Michelle Davis, the daughter-in-law of Micki has asked prayer. They are praying for strength for Micki to be able to get back home after being in the hospital to rehab to assisted living for respite care. Let us ask the Lord to not only stengthen her but to bring her back to full health. (6-18-23)

Bill Rudolph- Bill contracted the highest level of Lymes Disease and as his church family we are asking to keep him lifted in prayer until the Lord heals him. This is the 4th time he has contracted Lymes and one of those times he developed meningitis. Let us pray protection from this over Bill and ask the Lord to accelerate his healing. (5-14-23)

Brandon Halbrook- This young child is fighting aggressive cancer. We are being asked to lift him before the Lord in prayer for a miracle healing. If you have connection to other prayer chains, please add him to it. (4-30-23)

Jen McCreary- This dear lady was diagnosed with a having a disease in her stomach and she is asking for prayer for healing. (04-16-23)

Brittany and husband Beau- Grandchildren of Jane Swope. Jane contacted us to ask for prayer. Brittany and Beau were on a motorcycle and someone pulled out in front of them. Beau was airlifted to Tyler Hospital in Texas and is in surgery. Brittany was taken to Athens to be evaluated and may be taking her to Tyler as well due to her leg being badly damaged. Please pray for these two people to receive God's healing and recovery. (3-1-23)


Cheryl Hall.- Cheryl started to have stroke like symptoms during a holiday in Florida. It turned out to be glioblastoma (brain cancer). She started chemo and radiation. Cheryl works in the medical field. (12-28-22)

McKinsey- Is a young woman co-worker of Tara Saksek, McKinsey, was just diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). Tara is asking us to lift her in prayer. This is an awful disease and she needs the Lord's healing and covering. (12-14-22)

Dr. Douglas Di Raddo - Pastor Dave's brother will be undergoing extensive back surgery on December 6. Please pray that God will guide the hands of the surgeon for this very delicate operation and that he will undergo a speedy recovery and thorough healing. (11-18-22)

UPDATE - It has been 8 months since Doug's surgical procedure and he continues to deal with pain. There have been follow-up consultations and there is on-going discussion regarding further treatment. Please pray for his continued healing. (7-9-23)

Jackson Davis - Michelle's son underwent corrective eye surgery on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Everything went well but a follow-up has revealed that the eyes are still not corrected to the level they should be. Please pray that they will become properly aligned in the next 2 weeks otherwise an additional surgery may be needed. (11-18-22)

Tara S.- Her family and RLC church family is asking for prayer for the doctors to find a solution to her current medical issues. Tara is a very healthy woman but her blood pressure is not regulating. After many tests and a few stays at the hospital, the family is praying that an answer will be available. (11-6-22)

Brent Kissinger- The family of Brent has asked for prayer. Brent is young but has an enlarged heart and the enzymes are showing a problem. In addition, he has bronchitis. (11-6-22)

Trisha Buffington's Son - Lucas has been told that he will require surgery in a year or two to treat a condition called Pectus Excavatum. It will require that his chest be opened and titanium rods be inserted into his rib cage in order to help it expand properly. It is a painful procedure and the rods must remain in place for between 12 and 24 months before they can be removed. Please pray that the surgery will not be necessary and a current, non-surgical treatment, will be successful. Also pray for Trish and Ryan for the strength they will need for him and each other. (11-1-22)

Tom Stephenson - Our dear brother Tom will be having knee replacement surgery on Wednesday, November 9th. Please pray that everything will go smoothly and he will have a quick and relatively easy recovery time. Tom misses us all very much and covets our prayers for him and Karen in Kansas. (11-1-22)

UPDATE - Tom's surgery was a success and he now is facing the rehab portion of his recovery. Please pray for Tom to have strength to complete each day and to listen to what the doctor's tell him he can and cannot do :-)

Will Rutherford- He is having surgery on his neck on September 19th. His family is asking for prayer for Will. (9-18-22)

Ben Groff- Had a bone marrow transplant over a week and a half ago. His friend is asking for prayer for Ben. (09-18-22)

Debbie Cassell - a friend of Dawn Beaverson, Debbie is dealing with colon cancer that was in remission. It has now aggressively returned and has mastisized to other parts of her body. Please pray for a miracle and wisdom for the doctors who are treating her. (7-11-22)

Corkie - a friend of Roxanne Crawford who had a brain shunt put in place a while back. She had to be taken to the ICU and the shut removed due to an infection. She is being treated there now and needs prayer for the infaction to be healed so that they continue with her treatment. (7-6-22)

Sam - Roxanne's uncle who is dealing with a tumor on his pancreas. He is scheduled to begin chemo and will undergo a 3 month treatment regimen. Please pray for his revovery and healing. (7-6-22)

Leslie- An old highschool friend of one of our members has just lost her infant daughter to SIDS. There is a concern that this will cause Leslie to become lost and lose her faith. She is new in Christ so let us pray not only for the Lord to be close and to comfort those who are broken-hearted by this event but also to help Leslie maintain her faith in Christ. There are no comforting answers for tragedies like this so we lean fully upon the Lord for help. (1-17-22)

Joanne - This is the mother of Karen Flickinger's son-in-law, Justin. She has been diagnosed with colon cancer, and even though the doctors feel they have caught it in the early stages, she will have a difficult road of treatment ahead of her. (1-17-22)

Prayer Requests 2021 and earlier

Roberta and Bill Popp
- Bill underwent an EKG as a part of his recent annual physical and it revealed an abnormality in the upper lobe of his heart. He is currently on medication and will be seen by a cardiologist. Roberta will be having an MRI on her neck to determine what the cause of her discomfort is. Please pray for both of these dear ones that God will intervene supernaturally and bring full healing. (8-7-21)

Roberta Popp's Sister - she came through her surgury on Monday, September 27 very well and is recovering. Praise God for His hand on her through this difficult situation. (8.28.21)

Mike Popp - Bill Popp's brother and Roberta Popp's brother-in-law had a heart attack last week and is recovering in Holy Spirit Hospital. He is only 55 so please be praying for a full recovery and reversal of any damage to the heart. (8-30-21)

Cindy Berger - Roxanne Crawford's aunt who has been diagnosed with Colitis and is currently receiving treatment in West Shore Hospital. (8-30-21)

Deanne and her mother Louene- Jeff Beane, one of our members and board director, is asking for prayer for his co-worker Deanne and her mother Louene Warrenfeltz. Louene is struggling with end of life lung cancer. There will not be any treatments and hospice has been called in to assist in making her comfortable. This has taken its toll on Deanne and on her health. We need to lift these women to the Lord and pray protection over Deanne and for her health to be restored in Jesus' name. (6-21-21)

Katy- A niece (who lives in Texas) of Jane Swope, had a test show a growth on her thyroid. They will not know if it is malignant or not for about a week. The doctor was not concerned but Jane is asking for prayer for her niece since she has been through a lot lately with a knee and hip replacement, as well as losing her father. (6-15-21)


Lauren- Aged 27 was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia that has a sudden onset and moves quickly. She is currently receiving chemo. Please keep her before the Lord for a miracle and pray protection over her organs. (11-08-20)

Mary Conrad- The sister of Margie Reynolds is starting to shows signs of dementia and her family is asking for prayer for healing. (8-09-20)

Sherri Hopple- She has had cancer return and her family is asking for prayer. We are asking the Lord for every cancer cell to die within her body and for her healing and renewed hope. (8-3-20)

Neil Johnson- Neil is an old military friend of Bill Reynolds from Fargo N.D. Neil has prostate and lung cancer that is currently in remission. He notified Bill that he had a heart attack and a stroke. Bill is asking for healing prayers for Neil. He said Neil seems in good spirits in spite of everything he has been through. Let's ask the Lord for a accelerated healing for him and for God to protect him from the cancer returning. (7-12-20)

Willy- A friend of Miles Saksek, has a nephew Willy, 13 years old, who requires brain surgery. The doctors have come across complications while trying to do the procedure and this has caused Willy to be put on a ventilator. They need the swelling in his brain to go down so the doctors can perform surgery. Let us lift this young man up and keep him in prayer until we hear good news. We ask for the powerful Blood of Jesus to be poured over him because it is that blood that defeated sickness and disease on the cross. (5-28-20)

Doris Berger- Doris is 86 and the sister of Bill Reynolds who attends RLC. She fell in the bathroom on March 18th and broke her hip. She is being operated on for a pin to be placed in her femur bone. Her family is asking for prayer for her recovery. (03-25-20)

Sam Litzelman- Sam is dealing with lymphoma cancer for the 4th time and his family and friends are asking for prayer. (02-02-20)