Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.
And be thankful.
Today, I want to share an update on David. It took a year to learn his two issues – MDA, red blood cells not producing enough blood, and non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. We don’t know the causes of these diseases, but David has been very sick. With good medical treatment at Ochsner, he has greatly improved.
I’ve been saying he is the best he has been since the first problems showed up. Yesterday, we got two good reports. David is doing more than “hanging in there”. He feels and looks much better! The two medical professionals we saw yesterday acknowledged he is doing well, not cured, but better than expected.
His blood level yesterday was 10, higher than it has been since he got sick. He is in the “low normal range” and was not given Procrit for the first time in many weeks. He has received 23 units of blood, but none have been needed in about four months. His liver is doing well. We go back in three months. If all continues to do well, he will be put on a six month schedule for his liver.
I want to thank God for David’s improvement. He has carried us through! I also want to thank many of you who have him on your daily prayer list. We are appreciative of all of you who tell us he has been prayed for daily. Please continue too do so.
Thankfulness – Day 5 – Today, I am thankful for the wonderful improvement in David’s health. Thanks to God for walking with us on the good days and the very difficult days. Thanks to you for your prayers for David (and me).
January 06, 1966 – November 02, 2019
John Murray Pierce, born in 1966 in New Orleans, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Amite, LA on November 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Murray Pierce and Dorothy Fowler Pierce. His grandparents were Basil and Myrtle ‘Snooks’ Pierce, Albert Floyd, and Alma Fowler. He leaves behind the love of his life, Anissa Pourciau; her son, Gene Pourciau; and beloved dogs Trigger, Hammer, Shooter, and Bullet. He was the youngest sibling of J. Michael Pierce (Teresa), Natchitoches, LA; Brenda Pierce Falanga (James), Metairie, LA; Patti Pierce, Kentwood, LA; and Sandy Pierce Shows (Marshall), Brandon, MS. He also left two nieces (Lisa Falanga Davis and Sarah Shows Odom) and four nephews (Joseph Babin, Jeffrey Falanga, Justin Tyler Pierce and Cameron Shows). John was employed by Smitty’s Supply, Inc., for over 15 years, working in Amite, LA, Shreveport, LA, and Jasper, TX. John graduated from Jewel Sumner High School, where he was a multi-sport athlete. A member of Lewiston Baptist Church, he was a wonderful friend who loved his family and was a master at cooking crawfish for the annual Pierce crawfish boil. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his Arctic Cat with his dogs, family and friends; and getting firewood, building wood racks, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He trained horses and raised many dogs that he loved. He was passionate about football, LSU and Saints! During his time with Interstate Batteries he enjoyed attending many Nascar races and was a big fan of Bobby Labonte. John will be greatly missed.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at Lewiston Baptist Church on November 12 (visitation at 9:00 AM and service at 11:00 AM). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lewiston Baptist Church, 74576 N. Lewiston Road, Kentwood, LA 70444.
Rev. Kenneth Istre moved to his heavenly home. We have know him a long time and always enjoyed our brief visits with him at Mike’s Catfish Inn. He was one of three preachers who attended our wedding as a friend. One of his daughters shared this information.
The Celebration of Life will be held in Jennings, La. on Saturday, November 9th. Visitation will be held at 10:00AM,
Jennings Church of Christ
1812 N. Cutting Avenue, Jennings LA.
with services to follow at 1:00.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to:
Christian Youth Encampment
Attention: Justin Simmons
PO Box 411
Scripture Writing – November 5 – Colossians 3: 12-17
Putting our thankfulness into printed words is meaningful! Try it. It can be done privately and kept that way or shared. The key is to express your thankfulness.