Prayer Requests

Requests will be added by the date they are brought to our attention. If you would like a request added or removed, please let us know by emailing Lawrence at lawrence@bensonbaptist.org.

Requests from The Current Month

January 24, 2020

  • Pete Calva – Pete is the brother-in-law of Jane Barnes. He suffered a stroke last week.  The cause of a brain bleed that has developed is unknown. He and Jane’s youngest sister Cindy live in Cary. Pete is currently at Wake Med.
  • Linda Martin – Sanda Jones asks prayer for her friend Linda Martin who is fighting for her life. She is on a ventilator and unresponsive. She has congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Her family is asking that we pray for her to come back to them and for her to be able to be transferred to an ICU. There are no ICU rooms available in the area. She is currently on a waiting list for the ICU at Rex. Linda and her husband, Jim, live in Buies Creek.
  • The Family of Watson Lucas – Waston was a longtime church member of BBC who passed away on January 24. Please join us in praying for his family as they mourn and remember.

January 23, 2020

  • The Family of Debbie Guill Spaugh – Debbie is the cousin of Betty Jo Bennett. Debbie passed away on January 23 after a long battle with lung cancer. Please join us in praying for her family. Debbie was the daughter of Mac and Louise Guill.

January 21, 2020

  • Jaydn McNeil – Jadyn is at UNC fighting for his life from Covid. He is on life support as his heart and lungs are barely working. He is a three-sport huge athlete at South Johnston and is one of the fittest and athletic young men at the school. His mom’s name is Elaine. Join us as we pray for God to intervene for him right now. He is only 16 years old.

January 20, 2020

  • Lester Kreh – Debbie Champagne’s father. He is currently in the hospital navigating health concerns. He lives in Ohio. Debbie appreciates the prayers!
  • Francisco Valdovinos – Had ankle replacement surgery on October 26 that didn’t go as planned. This resulted in an ankle fusion on December 1. One of his wounds remains open. We are celebrating that his infection is much better, his heart is functioning well, and he has very little pain at this time.
  • Shirley Johnson – Shirley is the mother of June Dunn. Shirley has been in the ICU off and on recently, currently in the ICU for congestive heart failure.
  • Jerry Register – See the ‘on-going request’ list for an update.
  • Rex – Rex is the first cousin of Bobbie Hall. He was severely injured last Friday in a farming accident after the hydraulics failed on some equipment, which crushed him. UPDATE: Rex took a turn for the worst on Wednesday and now has pneumonia and is on a ventilator with chemical sedation due to severe aggression and behaviors. His intestines and bowel were crushed in the accident.

January 19, 2020

  • The Family of Billy Massengill  – Join us in praying for the family of Billy Massengill following his death on Monday evening. Billy was a caring and kind soul who will be missed by many.
  • Lester Kreh – Debbie Champagne’s father. He is currently in the hospital navigating health concerns. He lives in Ohio. Debbie appreciates the prayers!

January 17, 2020

  • Sarah – Sarah is a friend of Felicia Fox whose mother passed away today.
  • Shane Stafford – The youngest son of Lisa and Paul Stafford. Lisa requests prayer for him.
  • Rex  – Rex is the first cousin of Bobbie Hall. He was severely injured last Friday in a farming accident after the hydraulics failed on some equipment, which crushed him. He has already undergone two emergency surgeries.

January 14, 2020

  • The Family of Kenneth Killebrew  – Join us in praying for the family of Kenneth Killebrew following his death last week. Kenneth was a leader in our community and congregation for many years and he will be missed.
  • “J”  – Join is in praying for an unnamed friend of Jenna Johnson.
  • The Family of Christine Adams Boone – who passed away this past week. She was a relative of Teresa Blackmon and Drucilla Adams.

January 11, 2020

  • The Family of Larry Massengill  – Larry passed away this week after a battle with liver cancer. He was a highly respected member of our community who was loved by many. Join us in praying for his family and all those that loved him.

January 6, 2020

  • Our Nation  – In the wake of the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol building, please join with us in praying for our nation.

January 5, 2020

  • Jo Ann Davis  – Jo Ann contracted COVID-19 and has been sick. She is home and doing better, but has not had an easy month.

January 3, 2020

  • Jerry Register  – Jerry is the uncle of Dennis Jernigan. He has COVID and was admitted to the hospital on Monday of last week. As of Sunday he has been placed in the ICU and is on a ventalator. He is alone and his wife is not allowed to be with him so she is at home.

On-Going Requests

  • Shirley Johnson – Shirley is the mother of June Dunn. Shirley has been in the ICU off and on recently, currently in the ICU for congestive heart failure.
  • Jerry Register  – Jerry is the uncle of Dennis Jernigan. He has had COVID and was admitted to the hospital early this month. He has now been in the ICU and on a ventilator for multiple weeks.
  • Linda Massengill – Linda is home recuperating from hip surgery that took place on December 3, after breaking her hip on December 2. Please join us in praying for her health during this time, and as she navigates the loss of her husband Billy on January 18.
  • Elizabeth Auman – Carolyn Auman’s daughter-in-law whose cancer has returned. This has been a hard time not just physically, but also emotionally, for her. Elizabeth will have surgery on January 26. Elizabeth is the wife of David and Carolyn’s son Bill. 
  • Robert and Cindy Rogers – Robert is the brother-in-law of Sandy Spears (Cindy, his wife, is her sister). He has been diagnosed with a rare & aggressive form of stomach cancer just before Thanksgiving. He is undergoing chemotherapy. The doctor will do a CAT scan on January 20th to see if the chemo is working. Robert and Cindy were just married on September 5, 2020.
  • Families Quarantined – We have multiple families in our church community that have been quarantined due to COVID-19 positive results or due to interaction with someone who tested positive. Please join us in praying for them as they navigate that time and in praying for continued improvement of health.
  • Gloria Dean  – Gloria is Becky Best’s sister. She was hospitalized in November/December due to Pneumonia and other health issues. She is now home, but not able to receive any more medical care due to insurance. Please pray for healing for Gloria and also pray for her husband, Ray, who is her primary caregiver at home.
  • Ken McGee – We continue to pray for Ken McGee and his family following his motorcycle accident a few months ago. Ken is now home in Benson. For the most up-to-date information on Ken, you can visit the ‘Warriors for Ken’ Facebook group page. You DO NOT need a Facebook account to access the group or to read the posts. Click here. 
  • Daniel Powers – Daniel continues his cancer treatments and has been feeling MUCH better over the last week. He still has a long road of treatments ahead.
  • Scott Barnes – Scott continues his cancer treatments and is doing ok. He appreciates everyone’s prayers for him and his family.
  • Larry Williams – Continue praying for Dr. Larry as he and Dottie continue forward in this health journey.

Our Homebound

  • Medwick Byrd
  • Jo Ann Davis
  • Bonnie Honeycutt
  • Earl and Hilda Honeycutt
  • Lois Hood
  • M.G. and Judy Johnson
  • Aleen Langdon
  • Darlene Martin
  • Linda Massengill
  • Dinah McLamb
  • Marilyn Penny
  • Sue Price
  • Miriam Rose
  • Laynelle Stancil
  • Laurie Stephenson
  • Betsy Stevens
  • Frances Whittington
  • Larry and Dottie Williams

Requests from Before the Current Month

December 31, 2020

  • Jerry Register  – Jerry is the uncle of Dennis Jernigan. He has COVID and was admitted to the hospital on Monday. He also has pneumonia. He is alone and his wife is not allowed to be with him so she is at home alone.
  • Jean Denning Beasley – Jean has asked for our prayers as her cancer has returned. She is a strong person with a strong family but please join us in praying for her.
  • Karen – The niece of Carolyn Auman who has been diagnosed with COVID. Last week she was in the hospital due to a broken hip. She lives near Charlotte.

December 20, 2020

  • Ann Hardcastle  – Ann is the Sister-in-Law of Beth Rogers. Anne is fighting lung cancer. She is living with her daughter in Cumming GA while receiving treatment. She was married to David Denning, Beth’s brother.
  • Daughter-in-law of Margene Holak – Margene’s daughter-in-law in Reno, NV, lost her mother yesterday to a very aggressive cancer. They didn’t have a great relationship for much of their lives so she may be feeling regrets as well as grief. Margene requests prayers as she seeks how she can be supportive to her, her son, and their children.

December 17, 2020

  • Vic Barfield – Vic is the father of Donna Johnson. He is moving in with Donna and Todd and they are having to make adjustments as he does. Donna requests prayer for patience in this!
  • Jackie Robbins – Jackie is the sister of Miriam Rose. Jackie tested positive for COVID-19 last week with mild symptoms. This week she was taken to the hospital with respiratory issues. Prayers for her recovery.

December 15, 2020

  • Family of Bruce Wilkie – Bruce passed away from complications related to COVID-19 on Monday, December 14. Please join us in praying for his wife Pam and family. Pam is Judy Johnson’s sister.

December 13, 2020

  • Mike Morrow – Mike is the husband of Julie Morrow, Carolyn Auman’s niece. Mike has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia and is very sick. He has been on a ventilator and his condition continues to worsen. He is now unable to talk. (We have been praying for Julie due to her cancer journey.
  • Bobbie Hall’s Manager – (From Bobbie): My manager has Covid after working in a facility last week with a HUGE outbreak. She is very sick…her symptoms are more fever and gastrointestinal on day 6 and not getting better. She is single and lives with her 10-year-old daughter. She needs our prayers.
  • High School Students – Please pray for students who have exams this week!

December 10

  • M.G. and Judy Johnson  – M.G. and Judy have both tested positive for COVID-19. They are currently quarantined at home with mild symptoms.

December 7

  • Karen Dumontet – Carolyn Auman’s niece who fell on Dec. 6 and broke her hip and a rib.

December 5, 2020

  • The Global Church, especially those persecuted – Join us in praying for Christians around the world who face persecution for their faith –– especially during this time of year. Christmas and Easter can see higher rates of persecution as more public events happen. While we enjoy religious freedom in the United States, the same is not true for many around the world. As we celebrate the coming of Christ, let’s remember those who join us from all over, but who cannot do it as freely as we

December 1, 2020

  • Lena Langon – Lena is had surgery on December 2 following complications from a fall she recently had.
  • Myra Padilla – Myra’s father passed away today (Monday) following complications related to COVID-19 after entering the hospital just one week ago. Join us in praying for her and her family.

 

November 25, 2020

  • Susan and Steve Mintz – Please pray for our Princess of NC State director and her husband, Susan & Steve Mintz. She is recovering from covid at home and is doing well. Steve has been admitted to the hospital and is in a drug-induced coma on a ventilator due to COVID. Please covet them in your prayers.

November 22, 2020

  • Family Friend of Belinda Kiziah – He was electrocuted last week. He has been flown to Chapel Hill in critical condition. He and Belinda’s son Douglas, are best friends. His mom works with new teachers for Sampson County. This same family lost their daughter a few years ago to an overdose. They have been through a lot. Please pray.
  • Co-Workers of Belinda Kiziah – One of her team teacher’s mother is in critical condition at Wake Med. They are not expecting her to live. Another teacher that she works with found out yesterday that she has a huge mass behind her liver and it is malignant. She started chemo last week.
  • JH Langdon – Recovering from surgery last week to have a pacemaker installed.
  • Amy Jo Godwin – She has numerous cancers and will begin treatment after Thanksgiving. Amy Jo is the daughter of Janna Dorman who is the cousin of Drucilla Adams.
  • Francisco Valdovinos – Francisco will have a 2nd surgery on December 1st followed by another six weeks non-weight bearing ability. He also has another infection. His heart is in synchronous rhythm, which is good news! 

November 13, 2020

  • The family of Van JonesPlease be in prayer for the family of Van Jones. Van was Dinah McLamb’s son who lived in Arizona. He passed away today after a short health battle. Dinah and one of her daughters were able to be with him this week in AZ before he passed. Please pray for Dinah, her daughters, and Van’s wife Tonya. 

November 10, 2020

  • The family of Thurman Whittington – Thurman died on November 10. He was the father of BBC member Amy Whittington. Join us in praying for Amy, her mother, brother, and all of those who knew and loved Thurman.

November 9, 2020

  • Martha and Tony McLamb – Their son Joshua passed away over the weekend.

October 29, 2020

  • Death Announcement – Please be in prayer for the family of Joyce Bryant who passed away on Wednesday.
  • Jan – Please be in prayer for Margene Holak’s sister Jan who did not quite get a perfect 100-day post stem cell transplant follow up earlier this month for her lymphoma treatment. She is back at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN to hear the next step of treatment options.

October 22, 2020

  • Death Announcement – Please be in prayer for the family of Johnny Brown who passed away this week. Johnny was the cousin of Carolyn Lambert.

October 19, 2020

  • Family of John Landi – John passed away in Burlington last week. Mr. Landi was the father of a close friend of Hannah Jernigan.

October 12, 2020

  • Death Announcement – Please be in prayer for the family of Roger Heffner who died in Florida on Friday. Roger was the nephew of Carolyn and David Auman. Roger was the son of Carolyn’s brother. The funeral was this weekend in Charlotte.

October 4, 2020

  • Jaqueline – Grandaugher of Carolyn Lambert who had a miscarriage this weekend. Prayers for comfort and peace in this difficult time of mourning.

October 2, 2020

  • Elizabeth Auman – Carolyn Auman’s daughter-in-law whose cancer has returned. Elizabeth will begin chemo treatment on Monday. It will continue over the next few weeks.

September 22, 2020

  • Family of Kevin Underwood – Kevin was the brother of Chris Underwood. He passed away unexpectedly this last night at his home in Tennessee.

September 17, 2020

  • Larry Williams – Larry is doing much better. Continue praying for him as he and Dottie continue forward in this health journey.

September 14, 2020

  • Prayers for a Co-Worker – William Massengill requests prayer from a co-worker whose niece is in the final days of a cancer battle. She has two children at home. Prayers for her family: husband, mother, children, and extended family that God’s peace will permeate their lives at this time.

September 4, 2020

  • Carolyn Lambert – Carolyn is a new grandmother to baby Emogene!