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:

Lexi- Joyce Tompkins asked for prayer for her friend's daughter Lexi who is five months old. She is continually getting sick. As soon as she gets over something she quickly catches something else. I am praying for God to boost her immune system to be healthy. (2-14-19)

Karen Flickinger - Karen was involved in a minor auto accident this morning attempting to get to work in the snow. We praise God that she was not injured but their car is banged up and anyone who has ever been involved in something like this knows it can shake you up and you will be sore. Please pray for her and Paul as they deal with this situation. (2-12-19)

UPDATE ON BARRY BASOM- Barry's surgery went very well. The doctors were able to place a rod in his leg to stabilize the bone and the outlook for a good recovery is very positive. He is also continuing additional treatment on the other leg where he sustained a pretty significant wound when he fell. He has been moved to VibraLife rehab (2-12-19) and it is our prayer that God will strengthen his leg in order for the physical therapy to go well. He is also experiencing a great deal of fluid build up in his lungs and we pray for the Lord to remove that from him so he can gain his energy back. (2-12-19)

Sean Latanishen- Sean has undergone surgery to remove a deep and very dangerous infection from his leg. He will have to forego his chemo treatments for about a month as he reovers from the surgery. Please pray strength for Sean's entire body and peace for his wife Liz as she goes through this very difficult time while caring for their toddler, Michael. (2-12-19)

Gerry Snyder- This dear friend who attends RLC is in rehab near York Hospital after dealing with a blood and bladder infection. Gerry also suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and due to being hospitalized she needs to gain her strength to walk. Prior to being hospitalized she had a fall which has left her discouraged. We pray that the Lord will touch her body and for the spirit of arthritis to be removed so healing can come. We pray for a strengthening of her body and for her appetite and will to return. (12-09-18)

UPDATE ON GERRY- Gerry has not been doing as well as we were hoping. She has stopped eating and has lost over 55 pounds to date. She was moved to a Rehab hospital but has been unable to walk or regain her strength in order to come home. We pray for a radical transformation not only of her physical being but her emotional one as well. We need a miracle here for this lady. Please keep her lifted up before the Lord. Also, please keep her husband Larry in your prayers. He is not eating well and this has taken a toll on him. (2-12-19)

Tony Johnson- A friend of Joyce Tompkins who attends RLC, got hit by a truck on January 13 walking home from work. He is in Georgia in the trauma unit. He has broken ribs, compression fracture in his spine and multiple broken facial bones and may need surgery on his face. Let us keep him before the Lord until we hear the good news of his healing! (1-23-19)

Phil- The brother-in-law of Paul and Wendy Golden has an aggressive form of Prostate cancer. They will be operating on February 14 to remove the prostate and will determine if it has spread at that time. Phil and Wendy's sister are strong Christians but this news has really unnerved them. The Goldens are asking prayer for their physical, spiritual and emotional healing. (1-23-19)

Pete Verbos- The neighbor of one of our dear members is a very badly injured marine from the Vietnam War. On 12/27/18 he and his wife Sandi went to the VA Hospital where he had tests and an MRI due to losing his ability to taste and to hear in his one ear. They diagnosed him with 2 brain tumors above his right ear. The one needs radiation treatment and should be surgically removed. On 1-8-19 they are going to the University of PA hospital in Philadelphia for a consult to confirm the other doctors findings and then perhaps schedule surgery. Please pray for a positive outcome and for strength from Sandi and their family. (1-6-19)

Andrew Di Raddo - Pastor Dave's nephew is an Army Engineer and is going to be deployed for his first tour of duty in Iraq. Please pray for safety for Andrew, his entire unit, and all of the American armed forces serving around the world. The engineers are the ones who go in before the ground troops to prepare and sweep the area. It is very dangerous duty. (12-31-18) Update: Andrew will be heading now to Korea in the next few months and will be allowed to take his wife and child with him. We thank you for your continued prayers of protection over our service men and women. (1-20-19)

Bob and Gail Inglis- The sister of one of our attendees is asking for prayer that she and her husband find and buy the home here as God would want them. Let us ask for favor and divine direction for them. (7-22-18) UPDATE: Gail and Bob have found and purchased their condo! Thank you Lord for answered prayers! (1-14-19)

Nicole Carney - One of our precious Messiah College students will be leaving February 12 for military basic training in San Antonoio and will not be returning until mid-April at which time she may be headed out again until late May. Please pray for her safety, favor and success in all that is required of her, and an increasing strength in the Lord. (12-10-18)

Melissa Woll- The daughter of Bill and Marjorie Reynolds has breast cancer and they are asking the church for prayer. We pray for every cell in her body to be restored and for the spirit of cancer to flee. We pray the Blood of Jesus to wash over her. (12-09-18)

Summer's daughter- Joyce Tompkins, one of our members, asked for prayer for Summer's 5 month old daughter who needs open heart surgery. Let us pray for a miracle and if it is God's Will for this surgery that He guide the hands of the surgeons involved. (12-09-18)

Phyllis Mariskovic- Her son-in-law Tom and daughter Karen are asking for prayer. Phyllis is 86 years old and is suffering from several health issues that need prayer. She has a difficult time moving around and is very weak. so let us continue to keep her lifted in prayer. (12-09-18)

The family and friends of Ethan Van Bochoven- Messiah College student, Ethen Van Bochoven lost his life in a traffic pile up on October 12, 2018. He was one of our treasured and loved students who attended RLC and blessed us with his musical talents from time to time. Please pray for comfort and peace for his family and friends during this most difficult time. Ethan and his family are from Pompton Plains, New Jersey. (10-15-18)

Jeff and Christy Beane- The enemy is attacking this family on several levels so we are praying God's divine protection over them as He gives them strategies to deal with each day. Christy has a very demanding and stressful job and we pray that the Lord will give her an extreme measure of wisdom and ability when dealing with personnel issues. We ask for the people that the Lord has given her charge over, will be changed by the Light of the Lord that she carries within her and the favor of the Lord will be evident. We ask that the Lord go before both Jeff and Christy each day to prepare the way for them so they can walk in accordance to His Will and His Purpose for their lives. Our burdens are light when we surrender and trust in the Lord completely to direct our path and all those who are placed in that path.

Jeff needs prayer for a greater measure of wisdom and guidance. He is asking for clear answers and to keep his eyes fixed on the Lord. He would like his children lifted as well as they are going through emotional changes with school and growing up. His daughter Addison needs prayer for separation anxieties as she is between two households. These are two precious, lovely people whom we love a great deal. Let us keep this entire family in prayer as we know the Lord will bless them with a tremendous testimony to share! (10-2-18)

Pauline- From Oklahoma. Pauline has lung cancer and has now developed pneumonia. She has been sent home from the hospital and is being cared for by Hospice. (8-15-18)

Melinda Valvez- From Texas.  She is 43 years old and has two small boys.   She was diagnosed with colon cancer and she is also a diabetic. We count it as an honor to pray for those who are sick and we will continue to lift Melinda up and rebuke the spirit of cancer and diabetes in Jesus name. (8-10-18)   

Lenny Freidhof- His family (Lenny is the son-in-law of our Reynolds family) is asking for prayer for multiple reasons. Lenny falls a lot. He fell down the stairs a few times and does not remember doing so. He also has a lump on his testicle. His wife, Tina, needs prayer dealing with Lenny and these issues. On top of this, Lenny has lost his job due to the issues he is having. The family needs the Lord's help, let's keep them lifted up until there is breakthrough! (8-5-18)

Kelly Bauman- The niece of Ed and Judy Swope. She was taken to the hospital with an absess on her spine. They will be doing surgery this week to remove the abscess it once it has been drained. This abscess is excruciating and painful and we are asking prayer for the pain to be removed from her. (8-5-18)

Kimberly Young- There are many issues that the family is asking for prayer regarding Kimberly. First, she suffers from chronic migraines and it causes her to have trouble keeping a job. She has received a recent diagnosis of HPV and precancerous cells in the cervix. She has 2 autistic sons; one is pretty severe and the other lives independently and has a job but his house was found to have bed bugs and he cannot afford to treat it. He walked into his mother Kimberly's house and may have had some of the bugs on his shoes. Kimberly also has 2 bad knees that are bone on bone. Let us lift this family before the Lord and keep pressing in until they have breakthrough. (7-22-18)

(7-13-18) PHYLLIS UPDATE: She has been moved to Messiah Village for physical therapy. She is doing very well but does go in and out of not feeling well. Let us keep her lifted! (7-22-18)

Louie Annibali- Cancer has returned after only a short time of remission. His family is asking for prayer of healing. This family has had too much tragedy over the last several years and we come against the spirit of cancer in Louis and against the spirit of death. Let us keep Louie lifted up and the family as well. We pray healing over their hearts and minds. We pray the covering of the Holy Spirit over the entire family and His Divine protection in Jesus name. (7-16-18)

Michelle- A co-worker of Miles Saksek (one of our members) had her grandmother pass away recently and now her mother has committed suicide. We ask the Lord to bring some element of peace and direction to her heart. If she is not close to the Lord, then we ask for the Holy Spirit to draw her in since a relationship with Christ can bring forth a peace and healing. He is the true Comforter through the Holy Spirit. (6-28-18)

Erica Flickinger- She is experiencing intense migraine headaches. She is under a lot of stress and she is to be married December 1st but has been unable to get any details done. We need to lift her in prayer and ask the Lord to not only guide her and give her peace, but also heal her of the headaches. (6-25-18)

Brooklynn Miller- One ofour young members has had issues with insomnia for years. The lack of sleep and varies stresses in her life has brought on depression. Let us pray for the Lord to restore her sleep and for her mind to be bound to the mind of Christ. (6-24-18)

Mike and Kathy Leib- Tara Saksek asked for prayer saying, "I have a friend's who's husband is going off chemo and now on hospice. Please add them to the prayer list. She is having a miserable time with this." We know how difficult this can be not only for the individual but also for the family members. God can do miracles so let us keep Mike in prayer! (6-20-18)

Tammy Wilson- An Alaskan relative of the Swopes/Sakseks who attend our church had a benign mass removed from behind her heart and around her spinal column and was recently readmitted to the hospital with an infection, fluid on her lung, and a hernia. So, she is on IV antibiotics and had her lung drained. Once everything is in the clear, they plan to repair the hernia. It's been quite an ordeal. Let's keep her lifted in prayer until we hear an update on her condition. (5-30-18)

Lisa Hadik- Her cousin who attends RLC is asking for prayer because Lisa was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer. (4-8-18)

Joe- a friend of one of our dear members has been diagnosed with colon , liver and lymph node cancer. She is asking that he be lifted up for healing before the Lord. By His Stripes we are healed! (4-1-18)

Sean Latanishen- This powerful young man of God contacted Pastor Dave to be put on our prayer chain. He had a cancerous mass removed from his abdomen as well as 3 feet of his intestines removed. He is the father of new baby Michael Timothy (see RLC News page). Sean is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments and needs our prayers to strengthen his body. Cancer must bow before the God we serve and we are asking all of you to keep Sean lifted and covered during this time. Please also cover his family as well. In particualar his wife Liz and son Michael standing against the spirit of fear. (3-31-18)

Fred and Jessica Verboes - Pastor Dave married this young couple 2 years ago and they recently welcomed their son, Wyatt. Their beautiful baby boy has been identified as having a minor congenital heart defect that will require surgery. He will undergo the procedure on Wednesday, April 4. Please pray for little Wyatt to come through the operation perfectly and for Freddy and Jessica to have peace and the knowledge of God's presence. (3-31-18)

Madea Smeltz and husband- They pay $1,200 per month to live in an old rundown hotel. They are asking for prayer to get good paying jobs so they can move into their own home. (3-25-18)

Karen Kute- Brittni Stuckey has asked for prayer for her mother Karen. She writes: 'We got bad news two Fridays ago that her cancer is back. She had surgery on Monday and its lung cancer on her ovary. All was removed but we will be going back to chemotherapy.' Let us lift Karen up continuously until we know she is clear of any cancer recurring. Our God is able! (2-2-18)

The Annibali and Saksek Families - On Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Tammi Annibali's daughter died suddenly. She was Miles Saksek's half-sister. Pray especially for her mother Tami as she is having an especially difficult time adjusting after the death of her daughter. (5-23-18))

One of the ladies on the staff of the Park Inn approached Pastor Dave before church last Sunday (12.17.17) and asked for prayer as she has been diagnosed with breast and lymph node cancer. Pastor Dave told her that we are her church family (she does not have one) and we will pray and walk through this time with her. (12-21)

Matt Evans - Matt is a friend of Tara Saksek and has been diagnosed with pacreatic cancer and difficulties with his liver. Please pray for God to flood his body with the power of the Holy Spirit to heal him completely! (12-21-17)

Todd Campbell- One of our members had asked for prayer for this wonderful husband and father who was taken to the hospital due to an emergency aortic rupture. He survived but is currently in critical condition. He has had 7 surgeries so far,so he has a long road in front of him. We pray that this time of healing will be accelerated and the Lord will spare his life that he may be with his family again and be a testimony to the healing power of our Lord! (8-6)

Milton- He has been diagnosed with Perkins Lymphoma on his chest wall. He is undergoing radiation. His family and friends are asking for prayer for his healing. (6-24)

Colleen and Mike- Colleen's father suffers from dementia and is under her and Mike's care. We pray for wisdom for them and healing for her dad for a sound mind and body. We pray for the Lord's favor in their finances as well as Colleen had to leave her jon in order to care for her father. (3-5)

Pauline- They found a mass in her lungs but haven't diagnosed it yet. Her family is asking for prayer. (2-6)

Linda- Linda's family who attend RLC are asking for prayer for her. Her vision issues are getting more serious and they are concerned she will lose her sight altogether. She has lost most of her vision in her right eye due to Macular Degeneration. She will require shots in her eyes. The eye drops required are extremely expensive. We are asking the Lord to restore her sight fully. (1-15-17)

Judy- Lives in Alaska and has family that attends RLC. She fell recently and broke her jaw. She developed a brain bleed and is being watched by the doctors. Her heart is being addressed as well. She is in her 70s. (1-15-17)

Sheree- Is undergoing treatment for Parkinsons. She is going into Hershey Medical Center because of an infection where the wires were implanted in her head. Her family are asking for the church to pray for her healing. (11-20-16)

Renee- She has lung cancer and has had surgery in November. They are asking for prayer for her healing. (11-20)

Chad and Jennifer- Jennifer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 2 months ago. It has moved into her liver and lungs. She and Chad have 9 and 12 year old sons. Please pray against the spirit of cancer and for her healing. (10-30)

Dalton- A baseball player at Messiah College was hit in the head with a baseball and suffered a seizure. We are praying for his healing and that there will be no further complications from this accident. (9-18)

Chris Warner- The family of Chris who attend RLC are asking for prayer for her and her family lost Chris' husband Chuck yesterday 9-17-16. We pray for the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit to be with them and for healing to come for their hearts. (9-18)

Messiah College Wrestler-This young man landed on his neck and was not able to move his arms. He had to be air-lifted to a hospital. We are asking for prayer for complete healing and recovery. (9-18)

Andrew- Has 3rd stage melanoma with lymph node involvement. The family is asking for prayer for healing. (7-31)

Judy- Is the mother of one of our members and has many physical ailments that need prayer. Now, she is fighting with dementia as well that is taking her away from her family very quickly. The family is asking for peace of mind and sound mind and body for her. (7-24)

Jennifer- This very precious lady has been suffering with an illness that has not been diagnosed as yet. We need to pray not only for the Lord to heal but also for favor for an appointment with a doctor who will see her and correctly diagnose her. (7-24)

Sam- He has had cancer 3 times and it has now returned. His legs have swollen but is not the cause of the cancer, which is slow growing. Let us pray for a proper diagnosis and for the Lord to touch and heal this man. (7-17)

Steve- This co-worker of one of our members was told that he is going blind due to progressive macular degeneration. Also, please pray that he will not lost his job.

Bud- Bud needs supernatural strength in his body. He is often left very weak and unable to do the things he would like to do. He has diabetes, which caused many complications, etc. We are asking for full restoration of his health. (5-15)

Judy- She has extreme phlebitis in her legs and is experiencing a great deal of pain where it becomes difficult to walk. Due to this condition, she has trouble with developing blood clots. We are praying for total healing of her body. (5-8)

Tiffany- This young woman of 42 was diagnosed with Lymphoma this week. She is the mother of 2 young children and she is understandably scared. We pray for the Lord to intervene supernaturally and if Tiffany does not know the Lord, we pray for her salvation. (3-13)

Harley- Is addicted to drugs and has been ordered to rehab. We pray for the Lord to breakthrough for her but more importantly, we pray for her salvation in Jesus. Only God can change a heart. (2-28)

Shelly- The doctors found a mass on her liver and spleen. We not only prayer for the Lord's intervention for healing but more importantly, we pray for her salvation in Christ. (2-28)

Josh- A young man was hit in a serious motorcycle accident and is in danger of losing his leg. We are praying for a complete and total healing of his body and that the Lord will supernaturally restore his leg. (2-28)

Anne- She has been diagnosed with a malignant lung mass. Anne is a 3 time breast cancer survivor and has 3 older children. (One son has just finished college, one has just started college and she has a doctor who lives and works in York.) We pray for a supernatural miracle for Anne and we pray for the family to have hope and peace in this time. We ask the Lord for a good report regarding the mass in her lung. We rebuke the spirit of death and speak life into her body. We command all cancer cells to die off, in Jesus' name. (2-28-16)