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127 Responses to Leave a Note

  1. Michael Spacek says:

    Encouraging news! Praying hard for God’s hand to provide His piece in the midst of a difficult storm. Truely, brother Davis is 5 star servant of the most High and we very much miss his faithfulness, dedication and ministry.

    • Jerry & Dawn Judd says:

      Hey Bro. Davis – we just wanted to let you know that we pray for you all through the day when the Lord brings you to mind and we are praying for your family too. So thrilled to see God work and answer the prayers of many who are praying for you and your family.

    • Jim and Juanita Bowman says:

      How wonderful to read the note from Dave. God is Good!!!
      We continue to pray for you and Ellen and the family. We just returned from a week in Florida but Dave was always on our mind. We were thankful to receive daily updates from Linda Schwartz and it was a blessing to see God working. Please be assured Dave that we never doubted for a minute who is in control !!!! We miss you and can’t wait until you are back teaching and leading the singing!!!

  2. JANICE BOLDUC says:

    Praise the Lord! May God place His loving hands upon you dear Brother Dave and completely heal you. We miss you.
    “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” -Isaiah 40:31

  3. Chris McCauley says:

    Good News! Continuing to pray for you all.

  4. Scott Wendal says:

    We are praying for the Lord to touch Dave and reduce his fever and take away his infection. Love in Christ, The Wendals

  5. Jim and Juanita Bowman says:

    Praise The Lord for the encouraging report. We continue to pray for your Dave and the family. We miss you greatly.

  6. the Hoskinson says:

    So glad to hear the good news – we continue to pray daily for your recovery – church just isn’t the same without Dave.

  7. Larry and Joy Harris says:

    We’re praying for you while everyone else sleeps! Keep hanging onto the Rock.

  8. The Koechigs says:

    We are so happy to hear the good news! We are praying, praying, and praying for you! May God give you added strength and health.

  9. Wilcox Family says:

    We are praying for you and expecting the Reece’s PB cups to be flying off the store shelves in the near future.

    It’s sweet to see the Lord answer prayer, and we’ll continue to pray for you.

    Craig, Molly, Olivia & Mason Wicox….with the two new editions since we moved away……Evan and Levi.

  10. Tim and Stacy Thomas says:

    Dave, we have been praying fervently for you.
    We hope you recover quickly!

  11. Doug & Sylvia Perry says:

    We are praying for you and the family. It certainly has been a long road you certainly didn’t expect to take but God is faithful and has answered so many prayers. Rebecca Lantz noticed prayers requests for you on facebook so she was very concerned. I filled her in and so you have people literally all over the world praying for you. Brian is doing a great job with the choir but somehow it just isn’t the same without you! Nobody can yell at the choir like you do so PLEASE get well soon. You are sorely missed! Love & prayers, Doug & Sylvia Perry

  12. Todd Klein says:

    Our prayers are with you.Please get well soon. You are not only a customer of mine, but a FRIEND.

  13. Kevin and Beverly Nikerle says:

    We pray for you often and are so happy to hear encouraging news! You are beloved by our church family and we all miss you ! You are a true testament of God’s Grace. We are praying for the infection to go away and for your return to good health. Even though we are grateful for the fill ins, we want YOU back as our choir director! (Brian and Dave are doing a great job 🙂 ) We are praying each day for you and our family has been on our knees going before the Throne of Grace on your behalf. God is good all the time, all the time God is good. Much Love, The Nikerles

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  15. Becky Vallette says:

    We love you, miss you, and are praying for you!

  16. sherwood & Linda says:

    Dave & Ellen We are so happy for the great report. It has been a long road and it isn’t over yet. But God’s grace is sufficient and we are praying daily and earnestly for God to raise you out of that sick bed as soon as possible. Ellen, to has been a wonderful picture of grace through all of this. We love you both and are waiting your return to your chuch family. God bless you and your family. Keep on keeping on!!

  17. Jay & Joan McAtee says:

    Glad to hear your doing beeter each day.We both continue to pray for your complete and speedy recovery.

  18. John and Jackie Jeffries says:

    Dear Dave and Ellen,
    We are praying for you all the time. We are glad that we are able to hold you up in prayer. That is the best we can do. Lord Bless. Love you both.

  19. Sam & Susan Batterman says:

    Dave – we love you and are praying for you, Ellen and the kids everyday. If we can do anything to help – anything at all – please don’t hesitiate to call.

    Blessings to you,

    Sam & Suz

  20. Lew & Jeanne Hain says:

    We have been praying for you from day 1. So glad to hear the good updates. We praise the Lord for that. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. We sure do miss you at VF. May the Lord continue to heal your body. He is the Great Physician.
    Love you and Ellen and the kids

  21. Lew & Jeanne Hain says:

    Hi Dave, Praying for you that the Lord heals your body completely and you will be back with us at VF. Miss your humor very much. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. Love you and Ellen and your family

  22. Carol Rhoads says:

    Dave you and your family are constantly in my prayers and rejoice in God’s hand upon you for all that you need….Praise by unto God for his goodness. I keep praying..
    Love in Christ

  23. Frank & Maria Caprio says:

    Hi Dave.We pray for you 2 and 3 times a day.May God Bless you and heal you to the fullist..My Father in law who is from Indonesia and a Preacher there is also praying for your healing to..It dosen’t matter if we are close or 16,000 miles away.God still hears our prayers.There is a reson for all of this.We want you all better and back leading out song services and God will do this soon…God Bless you and your family thru all of this.Praise be to God ..Love Frank and Maria Caprio….

  24. Dan and LInda Schwartz says:

    Dave and Ellen
    Our prayers continue to be with you
    May the Lord continue you on your long road to complete healing
    We miss you greatly!!!!
    Dan and Linda Schwartz

  25. Dave & Sandi Weidner says:

    We are so glad to hear how well you are doing. We rejoice in seeing our God in the midst of a miracle. We miss you leading the singing and choir, but your new son-in-law Brian has done a terrific job. We pray for you daily and are sure you will soon be leading the songs again. Ellen and the kids have been in our prayers, also. They have all shown such strength in the Lord during your illness. We will continue praying!
    In Christ,
    Dave & Sandi

  26. Jim Darnell says:

    Bro Dave,

    My wife and I are certainly encouraged regarding reported improvements in your condition by the updates posted here lately. There is a theme in the daily posts that are uplifting to the reader. On 3/22, the post ends with “God is good.” On 3/23, the poster writes about “good small steps” in regards to the level of your improvement. Then on 3/25, we read that Bro Dave is in “good spirits.” And today we are told that you had a “stable day.” People ask me all the time how I can stay positive confined to a wheelchair and dependent on others to help with the most basic needs in my life. My answer never changes. God is good. We know your life exemplifies this simple truth also. Thanks for just being YOU. Looking forward to seeing you in God’s perfect will with a lot more of those stable days. Isn’t it great to be irreversibly forgiven? Love ya, Bro Dave.

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Jim & Joan Darnell

  27. DIANE OVERKOTT says:

    DAVE: Been praying for you and your family since the beginning. Glad to hear there are some signs of improvement and encouraging news. Just remember the GREAT PHYSICIAN is in your corner. When you are down, remember to keep looking UP. Hope to see you in Pottsville soon. Diane

  28. The Goins Family says:

    We also are praying! We love you and miss you. God is good.

  29. Cathy Eichner says:

    I’ve been keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, Dave. You sure have been through many trials since your first surgery. It is good to hear that you continue to take steps toward recovery. God continues to keep you in His loving care. I pray that He continues to bless you with His healing touch and your family with strength and comfort. God bless, Cathy

  30. Jared & Rebekah Stevenson says:

    We are praying for God’s healing and grace for your entire family. Love, the Stevenson family

  31. Carla and Bob Brodbeck says:

    Dave and Ellen,
    Our prayers are with you daily. Dave, we pray that your infection leaves so that you can continue with a full recovery. Ellen, we’re praying for strength for you, too, as we know this is a difficult, stressful time.
    Carla and Bob Brodbeck

  32. Bill and MIchelle Smith says:


    We are extremely happy to hear of your progress! Keep your strength and perseverance going…you have a huge support group behind you and a wonderful family by your side. We will continue to pray for your recovery. Keep fighting!

  33. Dee Ludman says:

    Dave & Ellen, your class is praying for you daily. No one teaches the Lord’s word like you do. Pastor Coulton is holding us all together for you. I am praying for your whole family & for the Dr’s wisdom. Our Great Healer will bring you through this trial. Much Love, Dee

  34. Maggie Fernandez says:

    We have been faithfully praying for you and your family here in Kentucky!! May the Lord continue to touch and heal your body.

    Maggie and Josh

  35. Rachel, Robin and Dave Bortz says:

    Dave, Ellen and family,
    We are praying daily for God to quickly and completely heal Dave and for strength and encouragement for the family. And by the Dave, Steve W. and Bill C. did hug the beautiful bride 🙂

  36. Kim Moore says:

    Brother Dave, You are in my prayers everyday a few times a day. God will take care of you abd bring you back to us soon. I miss you and your humor at church- God Bless You- Kim Moore

  37. John Isabell says:

    Hi there Prayer Partner!

    Nadine and I are praying for you daily. Get well soon…call when able.

    John Isabell

  38. Jaime Kline says:

    Hi Brother Davis, Ellen and family. This is Jaime Kline, I want to let you know you are in my prayers dayand night. I know first hand the power of prayers for healing, may the Lord heal you Brother Davis 100%. Love in Christ, your sister, Jaime Kline

    Ps: I love when you lead us in song and especially when you say oh Church do you love Jesus, oh yes we love Jesus, do you really love Jesus,yes we really love Jesus because he first loved Me!!! you are an insipration to me with your Music leading gift!!!

  39. Cindy Hartz says:

    We will pray without ceasing ’till we see you back at VFBT leading the choir again! We love you brother Dave!
    Doug, Cindy, Bill, Sam, and Karl Hartz

  40. keith and Debi Lynam says:

    Dave We are thinking of you and praying for you constantly. Services are not the same without you there leading the way. We look forward to you returning. God bless you and your family. Keith,Debi and Nicole

  41. Jennifer Long says:

    Dave and Ellen,
    Praying for you often!! Miss you at church!!
    My parents and my church at home are praying for you too!
    Take Care
    Jennifer Long

  42. The Briggs Family says:

    Dave – We just wanted you to know that everyone is thinking and praying for your speedy recovery. Your family is also in our prayers daily.

  43. Monda Holleger says:

    Dave, you are in our prayers throughout the day. Enough is enough already!!! vacation is OVER …. we need you back! You’re being sick is “killing us!!!!” We love you and pray you will be restored to full health and back in place leading our choir and serving together! God bless.

  44. Dear Heavenly Father:
    Please be with The Davis Family as Brother Dave continues to be treated in the hospital. Give them all strength and energy to be able to go on with their daily responsibilities and please dear God fill brother Dave’s body with healing. Heavenly Father you see how much this congregation loves Dave and his family, you hear our prayers being lifted up to you. Help us all to learn from this experience just how delicate our bodies are and how quickly we can go from being healthy to needing healing in a blink of an eye. Let us all not take this for granted. We love you so much Lord and pray continually for Dave’s recovery SOON.
    In Jesus precious name, Amen
    (We miss you Dave! Stan and Mary Hess)

  45. Jeff Buckman says:

    Hello Brother Davis,
    Nancy & I are praising the Lord for the good news of late last week. We have been praying for you 5, 6, 7 times a day, pleading that the Lord will heal you quickly! We were on vacation last week skiing in Zermatt Switzerland where the Matterhorn is. On Friday, Nancy & I were skiing without our group of employees and friends, just the two of us. We had worked our way to the base of the Matterhorn for the first time that week. It is one of those awesome sights that only our Lord could make. We skied off of the trail where there is a bench for summer hikers. We looked at each other and said we have to pray for Dave right here right now at the foot of this awesome creation! Then to get the email from Pastor Joyner the next day saying that you were awake and doing better brought tears of joy along with praises to the Lord. Please know that we and many others are praying for you! We love you in the Lord. Jeff & Nancy

  46. John and Bonniemae Bilboe says:

    “Miss your smiles, miss your face! No one can ever take your place! (This is Bonniemaes shot at a poem) You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.Trusting that God will grow you through this trial, as it has our church family. We love you Davis’es. Thanks for always being “Delighted to Serve” Looking forward to seeing you soon! John and Bonniemae

  47. Robyn and Ben Moore says:

    We miss you and love you! Praying for you everyday! Kristen’s wedding was beautiful and your presence was felt and missed! Praying everyday for strength and for the docs to have wisdom. And praise the Lord the choir has not stunk it up. 🙂 Get better fast.. We can’t be without you! Who will yell at us. 🙂


  48. Chris & Debie Grace and Family says:

    Dave, Ellen and Family.
    Our prayers are most certainly with all of you. It’s an incredible joy each time we hear a good update. I can’t quite find all the words to say but most looking forward to the day when you are “walking, and leaping, and praising God.” Acts 3:8.

    The Grace Family

  49. Marilyn Kobus says:

    Dear Dave,
    I’m praying daily for God’s healing hand to be upon you and God’s grace for your wife and family. Miss you leading the singing.
    In His Name,

  50. Wayne and Amy Paskel says:

    Praying for you right now, Dave. We miss you!

  51. Dave and Margaret Abbey says:

    Dear Dave and Ellen
    We just rejoice over the good news that you are waving your hands once again.
    We only wish we were there to help with those big kids of yours now, and they never get too old for Grandma and Grandpa to still call them our grandkids…..we love them so much.
    We love you so very very much and pray many times a day for complete recovery and that you’ll be up and back to normal real soon.
    We have all our friends in TN praying for you, and our church here in Florida praying also for you.
    Every church service everyone asks, “How’s your friend in PA?”…..
    God is able, and we await more good news.
    Love, Dave and Margaret Abbey

  52. Rob, Christine & Varner Family says:

    Dear Dave Ellen & Family,
    Just want to let you know we are praying for you morning, noon & night. We miss your beautiful smile.” Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7
    We love you!
    The Varners

  53. Wilcox Family says:

    Yay!!! PTL for your great strides! We are continuing to pray for you & Ellen & the kids!

  54. The Rymarowicz Family says:

    Dear Dave, Ellen and Family,

    There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think and pray for you all. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Miss you.

    The Rymarowicz Family

  55. The Holinka's says:

    Hi Ellen & Dave! We are all praying for you EVERY day. Wonderful to hear you are improving! We want to see you back soon- – smiling, throwing wisecracks, and making us laugh very soon! Keep those nurses in line.


    Pete, Tracy, Sydney, Sarina, Sophie, Shelby

  56. Dave, we are so thrilled to see God’s healing for you. We are praying for you, and miss you very much.

  57. The Clevengers says:

    So happy to hear of the good news. We’ve been praying for you and will continue to pray for you to get well, strong and back on your feet. My mother-in-law tells me how the Sr. Saints miss you as we all do too. Hope to see you soon.

    With Love,
    The Clevengers

  58. Tim and Debbie Grater says:

    Our family prays for you daily. We feel God is answering prayer through small steps everyday in your progress. God is good…all the time!

  59. Wayne and Amy Paskel says:

    GO DAVE!!!!! We’ll keep praying. Brandon wants to know if you will be in church tomorrow. 🙂

  60. The Grant family says:

    Trying to wipe the tears of joy as we are thanking God for the progress thus far. We miss you and pray for you and the family continuously. Can’t wait to give you a big Grant family hug. We promise to be gentle!

    Marlon, Desiree, Kaela, Kenneth, Keith, Kynnedy and Kingston

  61. Don Griffith says:

    I have your month end reports ready for your reivew any time you’re ready. No rush. We are praying for you and your family and looking forward to your recovery.

  62. Jeff Bell says:

    Hey Mr. Davis I’m praying for you to get better!

  63. Steve and Shirley Slater says:

    Dave and Family,
    Continuing to pray for you folks, especially you Dave that the Lord will lift you up. Good to hear you were on your feet yesterday. Miss you at church. Steve and Shirley Slater

  64. Jim & Terry Bracelin says:

    We just want you and Ellen to know that we love you and are praying for your multiple times everyday. We cannot wait to see you back in your regular spots again! Dad misses your teaching in Sunday School and we all miss you leading us in our music. Trusting God each day to use you there in the hospital like He has in our ministry at VFBT. See you soon!

  65. Monda Holleger says:

    Great news! Standing! I know everyone is praying for your complete recovery throughout each day and when we wake at night! Love Ya

  66. Bob and Mickey Adams says:

    Bro. Dave and Ellen,

    We are so encouraged by the latest reports and our prayers continue to be for your strength, patience, and complete healing. We sorely miss you and look forward to seeing you not only “standing” in the hospital, but standing again in front of the choir and the congregation. Our prayers continue many times each day.

  67. Hi Bro. Davis,
    Glad to hear of the progress and for a way to communicate better. Our 3 yr old Jay prays for you every night. Keep looking up!

    Love, Josiah, Tiffany, Dillon, JayDonn, and Truett Kuenzi

  68. Kathy and Jake Szabara says:

    So glad to hear you are on the road to recovery and found a way to talkwe are praying for you and your family everyday god bless

  69. allen leets jr says:

    Still praying for you bro! Hope to see you soon! Love in Christ always!

  70. Kevin and Beverly Nikerle says:

    ok, reading all these posts, you must be bawling by now, I know I am…:) From Matterhorn to California, to Collegeville and all over the world people are lifting you and Ellen and the kids up to our Great Physician. Every time we pray, your name is in it,I hope I can be like you, if I ever get sick….you have an amazing testimony. Keep getting stronger. God Bless, The Nikerles

  71. Diane Ferko says:

    We are praying for you fervently. Nic especially misses you and asks for you often. We are so thankful you are improving and look forward to seeing you soon.

  72. Stong family says:


    We are sooo glad to hear of all the good reports starting to come in.
    We are praying for you daily. Miss seeing you at church.

  73. Gary and Annette Kanost says:

    We didn’t learn of your illness until a few days before Kristen’s wedding, but have been praying ever since. Please know we will continue to pray for you and Ellen and your family. So glad to read that you are improving. God is truly good and gracious!
    Gary and Annette Kanost

  74. The Stephany Family says:

    Praying for you and praising God for all the good news. Stay strong and keep your faith as God touches your body and continues to heal you.

  75. Wayne and Amy Paskel says:

    God is good!!!! Can’t thank Him enough for the progress you have been making. We continue to pray constantly for you guys. Still missing you!

  76. Glenn & Tori Parson says:

    Miss hearing you say “You sound too good, follow the bouncing hand!”

    Praying for your full recovery, and for God’s continued hand on you and your family. We love you all and miss you greatly!!

    Glenn & Tori

  77. Richard and Bernadette Bauer says:

    Hello Dave,

    We are encouraged by today’s update and pleased to hear that you are doing better. You continue in our prayers as you journey towards recovery. Remember that you do not travel alone. You and your family are raised in prayer often and it is obvious that these prayers have been heard.

  78. Jack and Maureen Schlegel says:


    Know that Maureen and I are praying for you, and that we have entered you into our parish’s prayer list for your continued recovery. If there’s anything we can do for you, please let me know.

    All the best,
    Jack and Maureen Schlegel

  79. Bill and Judie Hunsberger says:

    We miss seeing you up front so much! We are so glad to hear that you are improving and are praying everyday for your soon recovery.

  80. Jack & Carolyn Legorreta says:

    We continue to pray for you to recieve Gods healing touch and to soon see you
    in church, leading the choir. Ellen and the children have shown so much strength,
    we know you are very proud of them.
    When I travel on down this weary road
    and I need someone to help share my load
    then I just look up to Heaven,up there in the sky
    and I know my Saviour is always standing by

    I’ll give you the rest of the song when you’re well and back to work.
    We really care about you and your Family and miss you.

  81. Lew & Jeanne Hain says:

    God is good. Praise Him for the progress you are making. So very glad to hear this.
    You are in everyone’s prayers as you continue to get well in His time.
    Love you all

  82. Dav and Pam Brott says:

    We are encouraged by your progress. God is good all the time! You and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. 🙂

  83. Bill and Carol Cobb says:

    We’re glad to hear the encouraging news. Our family is praying for you. You really need to get better because Pastor is starting to believe he’s in charge!

  84. Beth Cappelletti says:

    What tremendous answers to prayer! I have shared this with the other teachers and our entire China team is talking to our Father for you and your family faithfully. It is so encouraging to hear about all your progress.

  85. Monda Holleger says:

    We are praying for Dave’s healing and that the Lord will hold the family in His hands. Praise the Lord for the improvements.

  86. Monda Holleger says:

    Whoppeeeee and Praise the Lord… will continue to pray for progress.

  87. Stephen Ashmore says:

    We are excited to see the progress that God is giving Dave! We will continue to pray for God’s healing!

  88. the Pancoast family says:

    We have been and will continue to pray for your recovery. We are so thankful to the Lord for the progress you have made.

  89. Ann and Jack Gifford says:

    Bro Dave

    It is so exciting to see God answering prayer!!! 🙂 For the health that is coming back to you.You are deeply and effectionately missed. Praying and looking forward to the day to have you be home and back at church and eventually back as our music director. In prayer for you and Ellen and the kids.

    The Giffords

  90. The Coultons says:

    Sending hugs, love, prayers, and more hugs to you, Bro. Davis, and to Ellen as she tenderly stands by your side! Your friends and co-laborers in Christ, Pastor Ron, Pam, Grace, and Ben

  91. Dee and Tony Ioime says:

    Praise the Lord so great to see daily improvements!!! Miss you!! Remember that this road you are traveling is not alone. God is good all the time God is Good!! We will continue to pray for you and the family!
    Love Tony and Dee Ioime Christina, Too!!!!

  92. David and Michelle Foreman says:

    So pleased to hear of the steady improvement. We’ve been praying for the Lord’s healing during these difficult days and will continue our petitions for you and your family. Your Florida friends, David, Michelle, Grant and Blake.

  93. henry and thea miller says:

    dear dave…………..God is the great physician and we know He will heal you completely. you have a great spirit and a strong fight within you. we know that God will use these attributes as a great testimony to those who come into contact with you. not a day goes by that we do not lift you and your precious family up in prayers. we love you!!!

    henry and thea

  94. Dan and Linda Schwartz says:

    Dave and Ellen
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow – so glad to hear the encouraging news
    Our prayers will continue for you and your family. We can’t wait till you come back to VFBT.
    Dan and Linda

  95. Pastor Kanwal E. Edwin & Yolanda says:

    Dear Brother Dave:
    God is sooo Good. We have been praying for you and your family for strength and healing. Thank God that he surrounds us with love, compassion and faith. We stand with you and look forward to seeing you soon.
    The Edwin Family

  96. The Goins Family says:

    Wonderful to hear from you!! We are still praying for you, Ellen and the kids all through the day. Thank you for your great example to all of us. We look forward to the day you’re home and back to church. We sure miss you.

  97. Andy & Patti Smokowicz says:

    Dave, I’ve never witnessed such an outpour of caring words, prayers (both VFBT and globally), service and devotion in such an intense way; as I have from our church family. You are very special to us and have touched a lot of souls. We consider it personal when our “family” (in Christ) undergoes trials. But God is good… all the time.
    “Give thanks to the Lord, though your testing seems long. In darkness He giveth a song. When you are tried and purified, you will come forth as gold.”

  98. Norm & Bea says:

    Dave: I am so glad you are still in charge. We are praying daily for all of the family and know that God is in control, and when you come back we will all bring a box of Kleenex.
    Love you and so thankful to God for your progress.
    Christian Love
    Norm & Bea

  99. Drew Morris says:

    Hey Bro, God does answer prayer, AMEN. We have and will continue to pray. In charge, huh? Ask Matt about the fourth string comment by Pastor. Will be saving you a parking spot.
    Your brother in Christ

  100. John and Trudy Albitz says:

    Dave and Ellen,
    We are thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery. We are also praying for safe travels for Ellen and the children. We were so relieved to see that you are still in charge.
    Love in Christ,
    John and Trudy

  101. Jennifer Long says:

    Bro Davis,
    It was so great to see a note written from you. It made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!! and brought tears to my eyes!!! God is so GOOD!!!
    Thank you for sharing the lessons God is teaching you.
    What an encouragement and reminder to all of us to keep our focus on God!
    Can’t wait to see you in church again someday. I joined the choir again and I miss having you as our leader, but glad to know that you are still in charge even from the hospital bed. HA HA
    Will Keep Praying for you and your family!
    Take care
    In Christ,
    Jennifer Long

  102. John Jeffries says:

    Dear Bro Davis, It’s such a Blessing to hear todays Update from you personaly.
    Truly God is Greater in All. We are so thankful God Heard our Prarers of petitions
    as we beged God if we could Have you with us.We know God knows best and He also
    knows Just how much you mean to the VFBT Family. Just as you have learned some things We have learned a few things in Prayer during this time of waiting.You would be proud of Brian your new son-in-law He has done a Good Job Leading the choir he is a fine young Man. Matt Wendal also has done great leading congregation singing.
    But not a service went by when our Hearts were with You & Ellen. I ‘ve Been waiting for you every Wed eve with you Mints so I have quite a stack waiting. (just Kidding)
    We’ll Keep Praying, May God continue to Heal and Restore. Our Love in Christ,
    John& Jackie Jeffries

  103. Fred and Sue Tyson says:

    Dear Dave,
    Fred and I pray for you and your family on a REGULAR basis! We love you and miss you very much, but know that our FATHER makes no mistakes. We are DELIGHTED with your progress and are looking forward to having you back in our midst.
    Because of Calvary!
    Fred and Sue

  104. Doug & Sylvia Perry says:

    Dear Dave, I need to tell you a funny story about my great neice. She just turned 4. My sister who is 52 and her husband are raising their 3 grandchildren. I Offer to take Colleen for a day every few weeks to give my sister a break since the other 2 are in school all day. Yesterday I picked her up around 9:30 and we did many errands and didn’t get home to get lunch until after 12:30 and poor Collen was starved. So I put the mac & cheese in front of her and she started to eat before I could say grace. (My sister is not saved so they are not used to saying grace before a meal). So I said to her ,”Colleen, we need to thank the Lord for the food before we eat.” So she loudly yelled “THANK YOU” and continued to eat. Shortly after that when I read the update I too wanted to shout ” THANK YOU LORD!!!”. I am truly thankful that the Lord chose to answer our prayers and heal you!!! Looking forward to continue to hear more wonderful updates and continue to shout “THANK YOU!!!!” Sylvia Perry

  105. Lew & Jeanne Hain says:

    So good to hear your voice this morning @ VF. We are continuing to pray for you and know that God is doing His work and soon you will be doing yours. God is good.

  106. Stan & Mary Hess says:

    Hello to the Davis Family:
    There’s something just so beautiful and rewarding to be able to see a walking miracle. Dave, you certainly are one. We just thank God for all he is doing in your life small and great steps daily towards being able to continue living your life for the Lord. You will be and are a walking testimony for many miracles that you have experienced in the last 50 some days. I am sure you have become very intimate in the past weeks with our Father in Heaven and will be able to witness to many as a result of the rough time you have been through. We just thank God for your continued recovery. Dave, you have a beautiful, strong and most faithful wife in Ellen. She is a great testimony! Love, Stan and Mary

  107. Joel & Dina Hoskinson says:

    It was so good to hear your voice on Sunday! Hope you were able to hear Ellen’s testimony – it was a day of great rejoicing for VFBT!! Heard they gave you fish as your first meal – why not steak????

  108. Wayne and Amy Paskel says:

    God is GOOD!!!!!! Praise the Lord. We are continuing to pray.

  109. Amy Dubost says:

    So happy to hear the encouraging news. God is so good!! Our family is continuing to keep you all in our prayers. VFBT just isn’t the same without you, Brother Davis!

    Love In Christ,
    The Dubost Family

  110. Jeff Buckman says:

    Hello Dave,

    Ellen did a wonderful job Sunday evening in her testimony of God’s goodness and explaining in more detail what happened. I am not sure how she kept it together while speaking but she did! Nancy & I are praising the Lord for your progress. We are still praying for you mutiple times each day as we realize that you have some hard rehab work ahead. Keep making progress one day at a time!

    Yours in Christ,
    Jeff & Nancy

  111. Rob, Christine & Varner Family says:

    Dear Brother Davis, Ellen, & family,

    Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Let the earth hear His Voice! Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Let the people rejoice! O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, And give Him the glory- great things He hath done!!!!
    We will continue to pray, & Old Time Baptist, in Loylsockville (our Church in the mountain) has been praying for you since February.

    Love & Miss You, the Varners

  112. Karen Shaffer says:

    Praying for you Dave! You’ll find Bryn Mawr Rehab to be EXTRAORDINARY! My team of docs were thoroughly examining this for me after complications from removing a spinal tumor (almost 10 yrs ago) but God pulled me through just prior. They fly in people from all parts of the country! You’ll be in the best hands from God and docs!

  113. Sam & Susan Aylestock says:

    We continue to praise the Lord and marvel at His great goodness. A couple of verses that testify of what God has done is found in Luke 7:14b-16a: “And He said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And…they glorified God.” God has performed this miracle, too, through your life (young man!), all to His glory.
    We love you, and continue to pray for you. You would have been so proud of Ellen on Sunday!
    Sam & Susan

  114. Bob Rymarowicz says:

    Dear Dave,

    From the first day I heard about your situation, God has put you on my heart to pray for a miracle and a complete healing. I have not felt this type of prompting by God in a long time, and to hear all the good news and to see your miracle is really going to be a powerful testimoney. You are a witness to us all that God is a mighty worker of miracles. Can’t wait to see you directing the choir again. We miss your leadership.

  115. Andy & Patti Smokowicz says:

    Dear Bro Dave,
    Praising God for the miracles He has done. So happy to hear that you are in rehab and improving gradually each day. God is great! Just wanted to let you know that we continue to pray for your kidneys to heal, as well as your complete restored health and for the Lord to bring you back to us. Praying for Ellen and family too!
    The Smokowicz’s

  116. Chris McCauley says:


    God is so good! We are so thrilled to read about your progress and we continue to pray for you all daily. Keep up the good work in rehab.

    Love In Christ,
    The McCauleys

  117. Dave,

    It sounds like the worst is behind you and than kind of news couldn’t be better. We are glad that you are doing so well & we are even happier that you are one of God’s children and we know God is looking after you and your family.

    I’ve had my own share of health problems and I know how much of a toll they take on you and your family. We will continue to pray that God will heal & restore you. Don’t let all of this get you down. There is a purpose for all of this. It may not be until the next life until all of this becomes clear, but faith is just that – faith that God has your best interest in mind.

    It is encouraging to hear that your kidneys are functioning. You never thought that you’d be glad that you could pee!!!

    ~ Bob

  118. Lew & Jeanne Hain says:

    AGAIN the Lord has performed a MIRACLE for you Dave. We are praying for the kidneys and for the hard work in therapy. God is good. =)

  119. Doug & Sheryl Fort says:


    Praying really hard for the kidneys to function on their own completely. God is good and has brought you so far. We know He can bring you all the way through!! Will continue to pray for you and your whole family.

    Love you and miss you!

    Doug, Sheryl & the kids

  120. Dave and Margarita says:


    It was so good and encouraging to hear your voice at church and to listen to Ellen’s testimony of how the Lord worked in your darkest hour. Choir’s been faithful; the Easter music has been a joy to sing! We’ll be praying for continued strength and progress with the dialysis.

    We miss you and look forward to seeing you soon!

    Dave and Margarita

  121. Doug & Sylvia Perry says:

    Hello Dave, Sounds like you are “kicking dust” there in therapy! Keep up the good work!! Soon you will be walking faster and longer than I am!! Still praying for those kidneys to get working harder,too! Keep looking up because it’s ALL only by HIS grace!!!! Sylvia Perry

  122. Lew & Jeanne Hain says:

    We were so excited reading your update today. It will be good to know that you are home again. Praying that it will be Monday. Praise the good Lord for ALL of the progress you have been making.
    I guess we have to call you the MIRACLE MAN. GOD IS GOOD.

  123. Monda Holleger says:

    we are rejoicing in your recovery and praying for complete healing and return to full strength. the Lord has surely raised you up for such a time as this.

    God bless

  124. Lew & Jeanne Hain says:

    So very glad to see you at VF today Dave. Morning and evening. Still praying for strength for you to continue healing. Have a good week AT HOME.

  125. Doug & Sylvia Perry says:

    Dave, It was so wonderful to see you back at church. I think you did great for the first time out since February. I hope you filled out a visitor’s card! We are still praying for those kidneys to recover totally. Keep up the hard work but remember to rest some,too! God did an amazing work in your life and we give HIM all the glory!!!!!!!! Doug & Sylvia Perry

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