Update for Praying Friends Regarding Larry's Health

December 30, 2009 by Paul Chappell
Monday morning, December 28th, our oldest son Larry underwent an extensive surgery which succesfully removed cancerous lymphnodes from
his body. Larry has experienced extreme pain the first few days after surgery, but the grace of God is very evident in his life. His wife Ashley has been a picture of love and grace as she has
ministered to him.
While we are now awaiting pathology reports and recommendations for follow up treatment, we appreciate and need your prayers for continued grace, complete healing and wisdom.
Our doctors are positive in their comments about Larrys prognosis, and we continue to put our trust in God our creator and sustainer. (Psalm 71:5)
Terrie and I are spending this week at a hotel near the hospital here in Hollywood.  Our family has been here, along with Ashleys parents since Sunday. Brother David Gibbs has been with us at the hospital all week, and a few pastors have come by to pray.
Our staff is doing an incredible job with the many responsibilities at LBC and ministries. The church has many helpers, but Larry has only one father, and I am honored to be with him.
Please pray for his pain to subside, and for God to raise him up an use him mightily. Larry is a true man of God, and he is extremely grateful for your prayers.

Monday morning, December 28th, our oldest son Larry underwent an extensive surgery which succesfully removed cancerous lymphnodes from his body. Larry has experienced extreme pain the first few days after surgery, but the grace of God is very evident in his life. His wife Ashley has been a picture of love and grace as she has  ministered to him.

While we are now awaiting pathology reports and recommendations for follow up treatment, we appreciate and need your prayers for continued grace, complete healing and wisdom.

Our doctors are positive in their comments about Larrys prognosis, and we continue to put our trust in God our creator and sustainer. (Psalm 71:5)

Terrie and I are spending this week at a hotel near the hospital here in Hollywood.  Our family has been here, along with Ashleys parents since Sunday. Brother David Gibbs has been with us at the hospital all week, and a few pastors have come by to pray.

Our staff is doing an incredible job with the many responsibilities at LBC and ministries. The church has many helpers, but Larry has only one father, and I am honored to be with him.

Please pray for his pain to subside, and for God to raise him up and use him mightily. Larry is a true man of God, and he is extremely grateful for your prayers.


124 Comments »

  1. Dear Pastor and Family,

    “Thou tellest my wanderings”. Put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in Thy book?

    We love you and are praying fervently.

    Dale and Nancy Lusk

    Comment by Dale and Nancy Lusk — January 5, 2010 @ 9:24 am

  2. We just found out today (1/5/10) about Larry’s condition and our family will pray for him. I’ve also asked our church, Grace Independent Baptist, in Ocean Springs, MS (www.graceibc.org) to pray during our midweek service tomorrow night. God is alive! May His grace be sufficient for all of you.

    In Christ,

    Paul & Abigail Miller

    Comment by Paul & Abigail Miller Family — January 5, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

  3. We have been praying for Larry in our weekly prayer meeting. God can still do miracles!

    Comment by William — January 5, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

  4. Pastor,

    We have been and will be continuing to pray for Larry, Ashley, and your family!

    Love and Prayers,
    Austin and Jessica Rumbaugh

    Comment by Austin and Jessica Rumbaugh — January 5, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

  5. We are praying here in Uganda for his complete healing!
    Andrew and Jacky Stensaas

    Comment by Andrew Stensaas — January 6, 2010 @ 2:45 am

  6. Bro. Chappell,

    My wife and I are praying for your son and your family today here in Ocala, FL

    Comment by Matt Lahmann — January 6, 2010 @ 5:31 am

  7. Dear Pastor Chappell,
    Ever since we came to know about Bro. Larry’s health, we began praying for him. The church family and myself pray on a regular basis for him and for the entire Chappell family for grace and strength in this most needy time. You have been a great influence to me, to my family, and our church. May the Lord help you pull through this trial. In the meantime we will continue praying!

    Bro. Abrot

    Comment by Rudy Abrot — January 6, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

  8. I am praying for you all Pastor. My family back in Idaho is also praying for you and that the Lord will give you grace as you go through this trial.

    Comment by Deborah Wilder — January 6, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

  9. Pastor I am praying for you and your family as you go through this trial. I am praying that God will give you grace, strength, wisdom and rest in the storm. I love you all.

    Deborah Wilder

    Comment by Deborah Wilder — January 6, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

  10. Dear Pastor & Family,
    We are praying for you daily. Especially for Bro. Chappell and wisdom for the doctors as they attend to him.
    —–My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is
    made perfect in weakness.
    2 Corinthians 12:9
    Love you
    Bill, Fran & Julee

    Comment by Bill, Fran & Julee — January 6, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

  11. We just found out about this Monday. We are sorry that your family is going through this right now.

    Our church will be praying for you all in Springfield, Oregon.

    Comment by Nick Gillaspie — January 6, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

  12. We have been praying for Larry and your family faithfully Pastor Chappell, keep taking care of your lovely family (and yourself) and God Bless you all!

    Comment by Diana Rawdon and Raymond Weaver — January 6, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

  13. Dear Pastor, and family,

    We have been, and will continue to pray for Larry’s recovery, and God’s grace to you all through this difficult time.

    Love in Christ,
    The Schrievers

    Comment by Lee and Nicole Schriever — January 6, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

  14. Bro. and Mrs. Chappell,

    You have been in our prayers since we received news of Larry, knowing that God’s grace with the prayers of God’s people will sustain and give strength you know not of through this very dark valley. Everyone is praying with concerned hearts, but with faith in our Greatest of All Physicians. Be assured of our sincere prayers for Larry, Ashley, you and Terri and family each day until Larry is healed and for lives to forever be changed be
    cause of the grace of God seen in your lives.

    We love you,
    Mark and Rhonda Brown

    Comment by Mark and Rhonda Brown — January 7, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

  15. We at Royal View Baptist Church in Gilbert, Az. are all praying for Larry and your whole family.

    May God continue to bless all of you.

    Comment by bro. Marc Clark — January 8, 2010 @ 12:51 am

  16. Brother Chappell and family,

    We have been praying for you all and especially for Larry and Ashley. We are praying the doctors will have wisdom to give you the right advice concerning the upcoming decisions that need to be made.

    May the Lord use this in your lives to be a blessing and help to others.

    Earl and Beth Jessup

    Comment by Earl and Beth Jessup — January 8, 2010 @ 7:36 am

  17. Dear Pastor and Family, Oh what a wonderful day! Many times in this life not only all we can do but the most we can do is pray for one another. Praise God for his answer to prayer and the way He made for us to talk with Him which isalways a good thing especially in times of trouble and need.. We believe truly, the best is yet to come!

    Comment by John & Yong Smith — January 8, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

  18. Pastor Chappell and family,
    I just wanted you to know that you and your family have been on my heart and I have kept you in my prayers! Your family has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family! May the Lord repay you in return!

    Comment by Rebekah Rogers — January 10, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

  19. Wha and I are praying for a complete recovery for your son, Larry. 17 years ago Michelle had heart surgery in that same hospital.The doctors gave her a 50/50 chance. She is now 17 and graduating high school in June. God is the one who controls all thing for is glory. God bless you and your family. Bro. John and Wha Abbe.

    Comment by John Abbe — January 13, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

  20. Pastor Chappell and Family,

    We here in Okinawa at Maranatha Baptist Church are keeping Larry and your Family in our prayers during this time.
    Like you always told us college students Pastor, “Never doubt in the night what God has given you in the light.”
    May God’s richest blessings be upon Larry and your Family.

    Comment by Alicia Monteith — January 18, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

  21. Praying

    Comment by Caleb — January 19, 2010 @ 10:15 am

  22. We at New Life Baptist Church in White Marsh, MD continue to hold Larry, his wife, and family up in prayer.

    Comment by Pastor Johnnie Brewer — February 23, 2010 @ 3:08 am

  23. I pray that your faith will not be shaken. Love and prayers from Bible Baptist in Statesboro Ga.
    Prayer First Pastor Edmisten

    Comment by Jon Edmisten — February 23, 2010 @ 10:12 am

  24. We have heard that things are going well for Larry and his treatment, we and all our friends her at FRBC and the SWORD continue to pray for complete healing for Larry and a return to his serving the Lord, we are also holding every family member up in our prayers. It is also a blessing to see God working in the ministries at LBC. We love all of you and will look forward to seeing you all again. Please pray for our outreach in this Murfreesboro area.

    Comment by Richard & theresa Keefer — March 15, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

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