Thursday, April 17, 2014

More Miracles of Grace: Post Surgery UPDATE

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

Wonderful things have been happening since Vincent Albanese' surgery on Monday. After he was wheeled out of surgery to post-surgery ICU for observation, his recovery proceeded so quickly that he only spent a half day in ICU. He was sent to his assigned room after that, and was talking with his happy family the very next day.

Vinnie shared how the hospital staff was completely amazed at how quickly he recovered after surgery. His extended family was jubilant as well.

Perhaps the most wonderful words out of Vinnie's mouth however were, "....PRAYER did this! GOD did this miracle! Thank you, God! Thank you, Jesus!" Amen.
In fact, prior to this surgery, we sponsored a prayer meeting in the home of Vincent and his wife. It was a wonderful event. I enjoyed catering the entire affair as well. Prayer ascended on wings of praise to the Almighty God, Who always does wondrous things for His people when they cry out to Him. And it is all through the name of His glorious Son, Jesus Christ.

Vinnie asked me to thank all my readers on this blog for your prayers worldwide at this time. He KNOWS this was the power of God to bring him safely and expediently through this crisis. Halleluia!

However, Vinnie is still being held for observation in the hospital, to monitor his immediate recovery and to make sure that no complications are arising at this critical time. There is a potential for post-op crises to arise due to the nature of this kind of surgery, TAVI transcatheter implant. 

Therefore, Vinnie and his family thanks you for your continuing prayers at this time.

Praise God! For His mercies endure forever. And thank you, readers, for your faithful prayers at this critical post-recovery time for Vincent Albanese. 

We, the Body of Christ in the world today, are determined to make a difference through our faith, our prayers and our love to a lost and dying planet. And by His grace, we shall. 

No amount of tribulation or persecution can stop the Body of Christ united in faith and love and His power in the world today!

Death, hell and the grave could not stop the Living Son of God from rising up in victory, nor can it stop His elect from proceeding with the glorious message of the Kingdom of God. He is RISEN! And by His stripes, we are healed!
Celebrating the resurrection 
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

"Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and do not forget all His benefits, Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction..."
                                 From Psalm 103:1-4

"but He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED."

Isaiah 53:5

-Pamela Rae Schuffert-

Monday, April 14, 2014

Heart Surgery Completed Successfully!


Transcatheter aortic valve implant surgical procedure

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

Once again, beloved readers, your heartfelt .prayers helped to make the difference. Vincent Albanese' transcatheter aortic heart valve implantation (TAVI) surgery was completed without any complications. He was wheeled out of surgery late Monday afternoon, and is now recovering comfortably in the post-surgery ICU room.

The main complications that may arise are strokes developing during and after surgery, and cardiac tamponade (blood building up between the heart and the protective tissue around it). Also the threats of cardiac arrest,  cardiac and multi-organ failure can accompany this kind of heart surgery.

However, his surgeon was very pleased with the outcome this afternoon. We breathed a collective sigh of relief upon hearing this good news. Later on Monday, Vincent will be evaluated for any evidence of strokes having occurred during or immediately following his surgery.

I will inform my readers tomorrow of all updated information regarding his health status.

Sylvia, his wife, thanks all my readers profusely for their wonderful prayers of support for both of them at this difficult time. Vincent let me know prior to surgery how thankful he was as well for your prayers.

But perhaps the greatest miracle of all, is the fact that Vinnie sincerely gave his heart and life fully to Jesus Christ, asking forgiveness for all his sins and confessing Jesus as his Lord and Savior. 

This is exactly what God has been waiting for.

With risky surgery such as this, the potential for post-op complications to arise following successful surgery is always a possibility. 

But now that Vinnie has fully surrendered his life and destiny to Jesus Christ, he has eternal life. Whether his body lives, or dies, this man has eternal life through Jesus his Savior! It has become a "win-win" situation. 

I have learned throughout years of ministry, that God can choose to take His children home for His glory and hidden purposes. The decision is totally up to Him, and in His hands of divine wisdom completely. It does not mean that somehow, "God has failed," when prayer seemingly is not answered and someone is not healed, but instead dies.

It is impossible for an ALMIGHTY God to fail! "Failure" may be a part of mankind's vocabulary. But failure is never a part of His heavenly vocabulary! 

Should health complications arise, and should Vinnie go home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ at his age of 82, this is not a tragedy. Nor has God or prayer failed. God is entitled to take His children home, as His wisdom determines the timetables for each person's lifespan on earth. This world is never the permanent home of His redeemed! He has a better place prepared for each one of His beloved children.

We will choose to praise God regardless of the 
final outcome of this surgery.

God bless you all, dear readers, and thank you for standing with God's children during such a time as this. Once again, we can testify that prayer works! 

Praise to You, Lord God the Almighty, through 
Jesus Christ your wonderful Son!

Pamela Rae Schuffert reporting from Florida

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Major Heart Surgery MONDAY, May 14, 2014

A Special Prayer for Palm Sunday


The family of Vincent "Vinnie" Albanese requests your compassionate prayers for his heart surgery scheduled for Monday, April 14, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

Pray for Vincent to experience the peace and love of God as he faces serious surgery with several potential dangers to his health, including the possibility of experiencing a stroke due to the procedure.

Let us pray for the surgeons and surgical staff involved as well, that the merciful hands of Almighty God may strengthen and direct their hands throughout the four hour surgery.

May Vincent experience a safe and peaceful recovery period following surgery, and may the Holy Spirit fill and comfort him throughout all of this upcoming ordeal. And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bring him safely through to full recovery.

Vincent and his wife Sylvia and his extended family all thank you for your kind and compassionate prayers for him at this critical time. Thank you for being the Body of Christ to this family. 

May God bless you all.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert on behalf of the family of Vincent Albanese of the Orlando, Florida, area-

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UPDATE-Good Things Happening Here in Florida!

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

Miracles are happening so fast in response to prayers, that I have to update my articles about the situation here in Florida! I previously shared with you about my friend Sylvia, whose husband is facing serious heart surgery on April 14th, 2014, here in Orlando. I came because she needed a temporary home health assistant for her husband's situation, and prayer support as well.

Ever since I have come and we have been praying daily for her husband's heart situation and other things, wonderful things have been happening on a daily basis. Today, Sylvia feels like she is on top of the world! 

She is resuming selling her elegant "Lady in White Shabby Chic Creations" furniture rapidly now. This means her financial situation is improving and her business can now move ahead. Her husband Vinnie did remarkably well during his visit to the doctor this afternoon, and he was actually smiling and said he felt much better. Now, he loves to spend time in prayer with us every day.

Every single thing we have been praying about, and asking my readers to pray about as well, is being fulfilled daily by the grace of God. Miracles of grace are occurring on a daily basis. Praise the Lord! Who could ask for more?

Look what your prayers helped to accomplish! This is what true discipleship Christianity is all about. We are here to impact our world for the glory of God, and to lift up people by ministering God's love and mercy and grace in difficult situations, all throughout the world.

Thank you so very much for standing in the gap with your prayers about this situation. The hands of God are always moved through faith and prayer. Once this crisis is resolved, I will then resume my PRAYER JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA. But for now, it is good to be where God needs me, to minister to His people in crisis. 

Let us always remember that someday, we shall all face various crises in our lives and family. The mercy that we sow now, is the mercy we shall later reap, according to the infallible Word of God. He who sows abundantly shall also reap abundantly. Let us be lavish with sharing His mercy and love to people all around us!

Thank you again, beloved readers.
And praise God for His mercies 
which endure forever!

-Pamela Rae Schuffert reporting from FLORIDA

Health Crisis-Please Pray for Vincent Albanese

Welcome to sunny Florida!

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

I am honored to be a guest in the home of Vincent ("Vinnie) Albanese and his dear wife Sylvia here in Florida at this time. They have needed my help as a health care provider due to critical health problems Vinnie has experienced. They cannot afford home health care, and so I am providing my services free of charge completely. This is a Biblical thing to do, and I am happy to do this to minister to them. They have been wonderful hosts during this time.

Long before I began a career in investigative journalism, I was ministering to families through the field of home health care. I have chosen to put aside my journalism for a brief season, as I minister in both spiritual and practical ways to the needs of this precious family.

Vinnie requests your prayers today. Following breakfast this morning, he expressed to me his struggle with deep depression and also concern for his upcoming surgery. He was on the verge of breaking into tears. He is so discouraged, due to financial and health problems.

This led to a powerful time of prayer around the breakfast table, lifting up everything in prayer that Vinnie is struggling with, to an Almighty Father in Heaven Who CARES about His people. Jesus is honored in this household, and we stood together on the promises of the eternal and infallible Word of God.

As Vinnie looked at me with sadness today, I reminded him that God's promises cannot be broken, and what He has promised in His eternal Word, He will fulfill. He disappoints no one who puts their trust in Him and His precious Son Jesus Christ. 

Vinnie, Sylvia and I stood upon every promise we could find in the Bible for His health and a miracle, for miracles of financial provision, and more.

Please, will you kindly add your urgently needed prayers to this situation? Vinnie earnestly desires now to see the mercy and the power of God working his life and their circumstances. I assured him, based on the eternal promises of God, that as we look in faith to Him Who is mighty to save, God's promises will be fulfilled perfectly.

I also want my readers to know that the support I have received recently is now going to help this family through their financial and health crisis, enabling me to purchase necessary food and vitamins to help them through this difficult time. And this is exactly what true Christianity is all about.

Thank you for your prayers. My prayer is that Vinnie will witness the power and the glory and mercy of God in his present situation, helping him to put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ completely.
"God is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of man that He should repent. Has He not promised, and shall He not do it???"

Numbers 23:19

"All the promises of God and yes and amen in Christ Jesus."

I Corinthians 1:20

"Father....Thy word is truth"- Jesus Christ

John 17:17

Thank you for supporting this important ministry bringing hope and healing to others.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert-

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wonderful UPDATE About My Brother John

My brother, John J. Schuffert

I have some wonderful news to share with all my readers. There is only one reason why I felt finally released from being close to him, to go on this PRAYER JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA. 

My brother has experienced a dramatic recovery from his most recent struggle with death in the ICU. The doctor warned me then that his prognosis was poor, and that he might not live. And, that if he survived, he would never be in as good condition as before he went in.

I want to announce to the world that the doctor was WRONG!  Amazingly, my brother's health is now the best it has been from the time I arrived to minister to him last September of 2013. 

When I went to visit my brother in the nursing home only a few weeks ago, he looked fantastic. We talked for several hours. I noticed amazing improvements in his health and strength. Hands that had become almost too weak to feed himself, were now so much stronger. His mind was clearer and we enjoyed our conversations together. He actually told me that God was healing him, and he could feel the power of prayer helping him every day.

The most amazing thing I heard from him though, was that he wanted me to proceed with whatever God had for me, including returning to Montana or traveling to minister. "Don't ever let me hold you back, " he said as he looked at me. "I am doing fine and I want you to feel free to do whatever God wants you to do."

His words set me free that day. I would never have felt released to fulfill this present prayer journey if he had begged me to remain with him, or if I felt his health was endangered at this time.

And so I am sharing with you this wonderful news of what God has done for my precious brother John through all of our prayers. Thank you for praying for John. He so appreciates what you all have done to help him recover throughout the past 8 months. I thank you all as well.

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! 
His mercies never end.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert-

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

UPDATE-Your Prayers and Being Heard!

Heart surgery procedure

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

Thank you, dear readers, for your prayers! Amazing things have been happening since my previous post. Our friend Vinnie here in Florida has undergone two medical testing procedures, both serious and fraught with potential dangers to his health. But we prayed, and he came through each test flawlessly. Praise the Lord Jesus!

What is even more important, is that Vinnie KNOWS IT IS GOD! Every day now he asks his wife to make sure we are praying for him. The hospital has been providing premier care for Vinnie, and I was blessed to hear Vinnie say the other morning that he attributes this TO GOD!

Sylvia, his wife, has been amazed as well to see what God is already doing in Vinnie's heart and life. Truly, it is beautiful to see God work in challenging situations such as this.

I want to thank my financial contributors to this ministry especially. Due to Vinnie being ill, his business deals have not been able to continue. Sylvia, devastated by his health crisis and the loss of her precious family pet, a treasured Himalayan cat that died from a painful disease, found it difficult to continue to her work in restoring fine furniture. Sylvia had lost all desire to eat. They were in desperation financially as a result.

There was little food in their refrigerator when I arrived, and both of them needed restorative health foods and vitamins immediately. And so, I went shopping at a local WHOLE FOODS health food store and purchased top of the line vitamins and ingredients for power smoothies and other healthy food selections to minister to them immediately.

Every day now I have been preparing quality meals designed to help heal Vinnie's heart, and to boost his wife's health and energy levels. Praise God, BOTH are responding wonderfully to all this!

I want to thank you, dear readers, for YOUR prayers and financial support making this all possible. This is what true Christian love and ministry is all about: showing love and compassion to others facing crisis, and all for the glory of God.

Vinnie's spiritual heart is being deeply moved towards God and Jesus as a result of this. His wife is amazed, and so thankful.

And so, I will be with them until his operation April 14th, and throughout the recovery time as well to assist Sylvia at this difficult time in her care of Vinnie.

I must mention that your financial help is deeply appreciated at this time as well. The other day, after shopping for food and vitamins for them, my bank account was emptied completely as a result. 

But it was a sacrifice well worth while: an eternal soul is at stake. And Vinnie is watching carefully to see what real Christianity is all about. I have told Vinnie repeatedly that GOD WILL SUPPLY! And that Jesus Christ and His true servants will never let him down. Every day I am performing professional home health care services, including meal preparations and shopping, for this family, free of charge.

If God lays this on your heart, your gift of support would be greatly appreciated at this time as I continue to minister to this family.  My mail is being rapidly forwarded to me here in the Orlando region, so you can safely send support to my mailing address. 

OR, you may use PAYPAL instead, below. Above all, your prayers of faith for Vinnie and Sylvia are greatly appreciated at this important time. 

Thank you so very much. YOUR prayers are being answered! Your financial support is changing lives. And this is all a part of what true Christian discipleship is really all about...changing our world one life at a time, all through the love and power of Jesus Christ. 
Jesus longs to reach out to the perishing.

Pamela Rae Schuffert
PO Box 724
Montreat, NC 28757