Urgent: Pray for Pastor Gardner (Update #1)

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On Wednesday, May 20th, Pastor Austin Gardner was taken to the hospital by ambulance because he had very low oxygen levels. He was admitted into the ICU and is being treated for pneumonia and COVID-19. He is in serious condition and could use your prayers.

It is time to mobilize all our prayer warriors to pray for my pastor and friend. He is a man of God who has helped so many of us. I know he would do the same thing for me if I was in his situation.

As I sit here in Taiwan, in relative safety and health, my heart is broken for my mentor. I feel helpless, but I know I can pray. I believe God still has much for him to do here on this earth, thus let us pray! Will you join me in prayer?

  • Pray for God to heal his body. To restore and sustain his health.
  • Pray for wisdom for the doctors to give the right treatment.
  • Pray for a peace that passes all understanding and a strong faith that continues to reject anxiety and panic.
  • Pray for comfort for the family (and all whom this affects), especially since they can’t be together at this time and family that is on the mission field.

Thank you for praying!

In His Joyful Service,

Mark


Verses Of Encouragement

Psalm 46:1–2
1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Philippians 4:6
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Peter 5:7
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Psalm 23:4
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

2 Corinthians 1:10–11
10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

Psalm 57:1
1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: For my soul trusteth in thee: Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, Until these calamities be overpast.

3 thoughts on “Urgent: Pray for Pastor Gardner (Update #1)

  1. Mark Post author

    Update 5/21: They have now intubated pastor. He will be asleep for 5-15 days and hopefully this will help him get better.

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  2. Josh Pendergast (JP)

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:3-5‬ ‭

    “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭14:13-14‬ ‭

    Praying for sure ! Pastor is HEALED IN JESUS NAMED! We ALL ARE IN AGREEMENT

    “Just then, a man named Jairus, the leader of the local Jewish congregation, fell before Jesus’ feet. He desperately begged him to come and heal his twelve-year-old daughter, his only child, because she was at the point of death. Jesus started to go with him to his home to see her, but a large crowd surrounded him.
    Instantly her spirit returned to her body and she stood up. Jesus directed her stunned parents to give her something to eat and ordered them not to tell anyone what just happened. When Jesus returned to Galilee, the crowds were overjoyed, for they had been waiting for him to arrive.
    In the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered greatly for twelve years from slow bleeding. Even though she had spent all that she had on healers, she was still suffering. Pressing in through the crowd, she came up behind Jesus and touched the tassel of his prayer shawl. Instantly her bleeding stopped and she was healed. Jesus suddenly stopped and said to his disciples, “Someone touched me. Who is it?” While they all denied it, Peter pointed out, “Master, everyone is touching you, trying to get close to you. The crowds are so thick we can’t walk through all these people without being jostled.” Jesus replied, “Yes, but I felt power surge through me. Someone touched me to be healed, and they received their healing.” When the woman realized she couldn’t hide any longer, she came and fell trembling at Jesus’ feet. Before the entire crowd she declared, “I was desperate to touch you, Jesus, for I knew if I could just touch even the fringe of your robe I would be healed.” Jesus responded, “Beloved daughter, your faith in me has released your healing. You may go with my peace.” While Jesus was still speaking to the woman, someone came from Jairus’ house and told him, “There’s no need to bother the Master any further. Your daughter has passed away. She’s gone.” When Jesus heard this, he said, “Jairus, don’t yield to your fear. Have faith in me and she will live again.” When they arrived at the house, Jesus allowed only Peter, John, and Jacob—along with the child’s parents—to go inside. Jesus told those left outside, who were sobbing and wailing with grief, “Stop crying. She is not dead; she’s just asleep and must be awakened.” They laughed at him, knowing for certain that she had died. Jesus approached the body, took the girl by her hand, and called out with a loud voice, “My sleeping child, awake! Rise up!””
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:40-56‬ ‭

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