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Roger Abels

Here is an update related to the prayer request for Roger Abels posted on January 6.

Donna and Roger Abels
Donna and Roger Abels

We’ve learned that Roger’s condition remains serious as he works toward moving to a rehabilitation hospital. Here is an update from Roger and Donna’s daughter Courtney:

Eighteen days ago, my dad fell down the stairs and broke his neck. He/we have been pulled through the roller coaster of heartbreaking diagnosis, continual fights for his life, victories and then more hurdles to overcome.

I ask for prayer that he can 1) breath on his own (he is off the respirator but breathing continues to be a potential problem) 2) overcome pneumonia, 3) not aspirate again, 4) permanently lower a mystery fever, 5) have full function of his stomach (eating continues to be a problem), 6) have relief from detrimental anxiety and panic attacks, 7) have mental and physical strength to endure procedures, 8) wisdom of doctors, 9) divine peace and wisdom for the rest of us, 10) glorification of the Lord in all ways, regardless of His answer.

I know prayer is more than positive vibes—it is a powerful plea to God for His intercession in the lives of His children. It is life-altering. It is a form of worship. We pray with reverence, yet bold assurance. If you wouldn’t mind pausing to pray for my dad, we’d be so grateful.

Hebrews 4:16—Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Cards may be sent to:

Roger and Donna Abels
1827 Ransom Dr.
Ft Wayne, IN 46845

12 thoughts on “Roger Abels”

  1. Dear Courtney and Donna and family:

    Praying for our dear friend and brother, Roger, for all the things you’ve mentioned, and for all the family…
    With love and blessings, Ross and Tammy

  2. Praise GOD, Donna has been gracious, and has kept us in the loop. So many prayers going up from around the world. Prayers continue for all the above. We know GOD is right there with you all. Heb. 13:5b. Thanks Courtney for the “specifics” for prayer. God bless and keep you all. love and best wishes

  3. Dear Roger and Donna,
    We love you, and pray for your circumstances regarding the family’s stress and for our dear brother, Roger. Our prayer is for God’s intervention for Roger, including the list provided by Courtney. David & Linda Husmann

  4. Mr. Abels,

    You and Mrs. Abels – the entire family are in our prayers.

    We send up our prayers and we send our love to you.

    Dave & Cathy Anderson

  5. We are praying for your recovery as well as for Donna and the children that you all have strength to get through this. Much love to you all old friends. Joe & Jan

  6. Roger, Donna, and entire family,
    We pray for healing, strength, peace, and for wisdom in the medical decisions.
    Love, from our family to yours❤️

  7. You are definitely in our prayers for strength, recovery, guidance. Love and hugs to you all.

  8. Roger I don’t know if you remember who I am but I will keep you in prayer. I often think of you. I was one of the group from Kankakee that came to church. May God lay his hands on you and heal you. May he be of comfort to your family too.



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