[Thanks to ShirleyS9, a poster in Mark Tabladillo’s message board Jesus Love Fellowship, December 14th. You may agree or not with some of his scholarly works but that’s besides the point. Let Shirley explain]
Below is a copy of an urgent prayer request I received today for Samuele Bacchiocchi. Dr. Bacchiocchi holds a special place in my heart because of the encouraging words he emailed me back when I was grieving over leaving the WCG. He was a light in a dark time in my life and my prayers go up for him and his family. I emailed his daughter Loretta today to let her know my family and I will be praying for her dad and family. I hope others will join me in prayers for Dr. Bacchiocchi and his family.
Prayer Request is copied below:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am Gianluca Bacchiocchi, Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi’s son, and am writing to you on behalf of the entire Bacchiocchi family. As many of you know, my father has been battling 4th stage liver cancer for the past two years. God has displayed his incredible power by giving my father healing and strength to continue his ministry which he is so passionate about. Yesterday, my father was taken to the emergency room and is currently in the intensive care unit at Goshen General Hospital, in Goshen, Indiana. He has been very weak and had internal bleeding, which prompted my mother to have him brought to the emergency room. We are praying, and ask for your prayers as well, that God will work another miracle to strengthen and heal him and allow him to go home for the holidays.
If any of you have tried to communicate with my father by phone or email in the past week, but have not heard back, you are encouraged to write to either my sister, Loretta Bacchiocchi, at email@example.com or me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and one of us will attempt to get back to you. My brother, Daniel, is unreachable due to a mission trip he is currently on, otherwise he would be happy to respond as well. In addition, if any of you would like to communicate with my father, we encourage you to write to either Loretta or me as well, since he needs to regain his strength and will probably be in bed for some time. We will provide a further update next week.
Thank you immensely for all of your prayers and for supporting my father’s ministry. It means very much to us. God Bless,