In loving memory of David R. Mullineux

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Walk Down Memory Lane...

This week I find myself at Harborview Medical Center again.  In order to get to my sweet patient I have to travel straight to the Neuro ICU waiting area and then across a center bridge to the east side of the hospital, over to the CICU.  This is a tremendous walk down memory lane for me, especially coming in here, at first, on a Friday night, in January, walking into a situation that I was fairly unfamiliar with.  I’ve never worked with an amputee before and this situation is very special.  My special patient is the mother of a very dear friend of mine and we’ve never been able to meet face to face, until last night (Friday, January 14, 2011), just hours after emergency amputation of her right leg, at the knee joint.  We’ve been able to speak on the phone & have a great rapport but our original plans to meet were abruptly changed Friday morning.
Originally Miss Arlene (72) had asked if I could pick her up on Friday and bring her into Harborview for a Stress Test which was ordered by her surgeon to insure that she was, indeed, healthy enough for right leg amputation, at the knee.  I was looking forward to meeting Miss Arlene at her home and accompanying her to this appointment, meeting her doctor and being able to be there with her throughout the Stress Test.  As I was readying my vehicle to leave I received a phone call from her roommate that she’d had to call for an ambulance to take Miss Arlene straight to Harborview.  She’d had a painful night, was having trouble breathing and apparently her leg was swelling.  Last I’d spoken with Arlene she’d been in very good spirits & told me she was feeling very comfortable heading towards this surgery.  As I got the news that she’d been taken via ambulance I felt so bad for her, almost as if I’d let her down.  I wished I’d have been able to have been with her that morning, so she wasn’t alone.
Having experienced the wait time in the Harborview ER waiting room, I decided to wait two hours and then head down to Harborview to be with Arlene once she cleared the initial stages of the ER assessment.  I phoned her daughter to tell her what was happening and then headed downtown when the time came.  As I drove through to the University District I received a call from Arlene’s daughter, Cindy, telling me that they’d just taken Arlene in for emergency amputation of her right leg, so I turned around to head back home, feeling like the second ship of the day had just sank.  Arlene had had to go through the Emergency Room and face emergency surgery completely alone. 
While I was turning around, I received a call from Florida with some good news from another friend whom we’ve been praying for, letting me know that Natalie, who had had a lumpectomy earlier on Friday morning had come through surgery with flying colors and that her doctor had just told their family that she was now Breast Cancer free.  What a tremendous relief to feel at a moment when my worries for Arlene were rising in the pit of my stomach & my guilt for her being so alone throughout the day were eating me alive.  Natalie’s husband, Robert, and I have been friends since Jr. High and over the last few years she, like Cindy, has become one of my most precious friends.  Many days have come and gone where these ladies are the reason I get up in the morning.  They mean the World to me, so to hear from Robert that Natalie is now cancer free was absolute music to my ears!  Things were going to be alright for Arlene too, I just needed to keep praying!
As I headed home on I5 the thought crossed my mind that perhaps Arlene’s roommate was sitting in the Harborview waiting room alone & I’d just turned around leaving her there without anyone to sit with.  And my heart just sank to the ground.  I don’t ever want to be “that Pastor” who leaves anyone sitting alone, EVER.  I quickly called their home phone and left a message for her roommate thanking her for calling the ambulance for Arlene earlier in the morning, on behalf of both Cindy & myself; & telling her that I was sincerely sorry if she was sitting at Harborview right at that moment alone.  I left my number and asked her to call me as soon as she received the message.  I had spoken to Cindy just minutes earlier and she thought it was probably just a 50/50 chance that Arlene’s roommate was at the hospital, so not to worry, just go ahead and leave the message for now.  I was going to head back to the hospital in a few hours once Arlene was in recovery and I’d touch base with both of them at that time, if she was there with Arlene.
Soon enough I got a call from Cindy and the surgery was done…and Miss Arlene was doing well.  No sooner was I loaded back up heading to Harborview & Miss Arlene was already in the CICU.  Kicking myself once again that I was enroute and not there, I jammed it down I5 to Harborview and got to Arlene as soon as I could without speeding.  And there’s always that moment in time when you take a deep breath, sit back and scratch your head…wondering to yourself, as much time as I spend with God each and every day, why on earth have I wasted energy feeling guilty, worrying and fretting after I’ve spent so much time in prayer, giving God this very situation?  Where was my faith today?  Over 200 people were praying along with me and I was worrying?  Really?
I don’t know if it was the building that I was walking into Harborview, where my late husband lost his life or the concern that now that I’m “officially” a Pastor I could do this wrong, despite having done this same ministry forever, or what exactly got me, but I didn’t walk in faith yesterday.  I didn’t exercise it or perhaps I didn’t want to take it for granted.  I’m not sure which.  But please know this, worrying is always a waste of time.  Loving & exercising Faith, those are never a waste of your time.  When you give a situation to God, trust Him fully, because He’s got it covered!
When I arrived Arlene was very groggy and had no memory of the day.  Even today, she has no real memory of yesterday.  She recognized me every time she woke up, by my voice and then eventually, by my face.  As Cindy described it after we spoke on the phone & I told her what was happening, it was like Groundhogs Day.  She would drift off and then wake up again suddenly every 15-20 minutes as if it was a completely new day.  She thought perhaps she was at the library, or at the clinic, or at the library at the clinic.  She was quite certain that she was going home soon, so please do put the side of this darned bed down.  She was not going to sit with her back on the back of the bed, thank you very much and when she was falling over to the side, do not push me!  When we would try to wake her to resituate her, she very sternly told us young people to kindly not raise our voices at her.  She had us in fits of giggles and put us all in our places in one fell swoop!  But she had absolutely no pain and her roommate finally returned my call in the evening.  She hadn’t come to the hospital at all, so she hadn’t been waiting in the hospital alone.  And again, Arlene was rushed to the ER and then rushed into surgery very swiftly.  When I talked to her today and told her how sorry I was that I wasn’t with her yesterday & that she had to be alone, she said “Well, how do you know that I didn’t want to be alone?  Guilt is just silly, it doesn’t change the outcome and I’m just fine.  Feeling guilty isn’t going to help you or me so I wouldn’t waste my time with that.  Maybe I wanted to be alone going into surgery, did you ever consider that?”  No, I said.  I didn’t consider that because I didn’t want you to face your surgery alone.  I wanted you to have someone with you who loved you, who could pray with you and comfort you.  And she smiled “But today I don’t remember yesterday and the surgery is done, so I don’t have to think about having the surgery next Thursday.”  And she kept smiling and looking into my eyes as she squeezed my hand.  So again, when you give it to God, trust Him with it.
Arlene’s nursing staff is absolutely spectacular.  Gail, who was her nurse Friday night and today, is just exemplary; an extraordinarily beautiful human being.  A woman I’d like to have the time to know better.  She is a lover of souls and it just shines in her, she has truly listened to God in her calling in life and has followed that calling perfectly.  She has a wonderful rapport with the other nurses & staff and truly loves her patients.  We were able to talk quite a bit today & share many similarities in our lives, as I say, I would love to have the time to get to know her better! 
We always pray that those who are caring for our patients will be just like Gail, but to see those prayers answered with my own eyes, was truly amazing.  We pray for people all over the world and so it’s become more rare recently for me to be able to minister to those on our prayer list in person.  I wish this wasn’t the case, but as the ministry has grown, the prayer requests that we’ve received have spanned the globe and we will, of course, never turn down a prayer request.  But as Critical Outreach Ministries is in this transition and balancing both local & global cases, I am finding myself inside hospitals less often.  This is just a transition, as the goal of this ministry is for me to be in hospitals every week and I’m determined to see those goals reached; sitting at home in front of my computer is not where God wants me to be.  As Gail has followed her calling & is making such a remarkable difference in the lives of her patients each and every day; I too must follow mine in order to see the same results. 
Because of the extraordinary care Arlene has received, she is being moved out of the CICU and into a private hospital room this evening.  Just one day after having her leg amputated and she is 72 years old.  Please pray for Arlene’s continued recovery, she’s doing remarkably well to date.  She’s just an amazing lady, I really wish you could all meet her.  Her daughter Cindy is well on her way to Washington and has had a safe journey so far.  We are praying for travel mercies for her as she has many mountain passes to travel through in order to get here and flying is not an option for her, so please keep her in your prayers.
As I left Arlene this evening, she held my hand and I kissed her sweet face goodbye.  She held me very tightly for a long time.  She had so many kind words to share & stories to tell me before I left, it almost broke my heart to come home.  If we weren’t celebrating my daughter’s birthday tonight, I think I would have stayed with her.  I got a huge hug from Gail as I headed out and though I know it’s a step up for Arlene to be moved to her own room, I did ask if she could just stay there, with Gail.  And though Gail understood what I meant, she knows that Arlene’s health is too good to stay in the CICU.  So my prayer tonight is that Miss Arlene will not be lonely in her new private room at Harborview and that I’ll have more than an hour or two to spend with her tomorrow and Monday.  Please say an extra prayer for Arlene, Cindy and Natalie tonight and take a moment to pause and think about the people in your life.  There are dozens of people that you know personally who need your prayers tonight.  Of those dozens, I would ask you to search your heart and narrow it down to just 5 people who really need your prayers and spend just 5 minutes in prayer for each one of those people as well.  You will get so much out of praying for these people than you could ever possibly imagine.  And there are many cliché comments that I could add here that would fit.  Life isn’t about the amount of breath’s you take, it’s about the moments that take your breath away.  It’s better to give, than to receive.  A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.  And so on.  The bottom line is that we’re not here, on this earth, to take on an air of self entitlement; to gather as much as we possibly can for ourselves.  There is nothing we can collect here, that we can take with us, aside from that which we give away.  That which we give of ourselves.
1 Corinthian 9:24-27
 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.  
Critical Outreach Ministries is unlike any other.  We aren’t here to preach, we, quite simply, walk the walk.  We endeavor to walk the walk, just like the wonderful people we come across, the ones who inspire us along this journey, like Arlene’s nurse, Gail.  Truly authentic people, with pure hearts, are a rare find in this World.  Integrity is hard to come by.  I pray every day that when people encounter this ministry, they walk away having felt that they met and encountered a “Gail” in their life.  I pray that the ministry I provide & the prayers our Prayer Warriors pray each day brings forth an authentic ministry.  I pray that those I am able to touch find me authentic, of pure heart, integrity and a rarity in this World.  My prayer is that you will support me in prayer to insure that I am accountable to these qualities.
God Bless.
Pastor Dana

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I will not be shaken.

It's been an arduous and long day today, but not one without a rainbow of hope.  Just so many hurting souls out there, in very critical condition and I'm not that many years out of my own tragedy to not feel the depth of their despair.  Many might think that a bad thing, but I don't.  Who better to minister to a soul in despair than one who can still touch that despair with their own soul; and consider it an honor.  I know it must sound very strange, but I do consider it an honor of the highest order.  When I hear back from people after we've prayed for them & they have experienced miracles in their lives, there are truly no words to express how honored I feel to be a part of this ministry.  I'm awestruck by how mighty God is!
"He is your God, the one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done mighty miracles that you yourself have seen."  Deuteronomy 10:21
Tonight may very well be the last night for a woman whom we have been praying for.  Her name is Roberta and her body is ravaged with cancer.  As with many families today, there is much discord among Roberta and her siblings.  She has begged for her sisters to come to her side, but they have refused; leaving just her daughter & a wonderful friend to care for her.  Please take some time out of your busy schedule tonight, right now, to say a prayer for Roberta, Kerrie and Sue.  Just 5 minutes to pour out your soul for these three women.  Roberta isn't going to make it for much longer & she doesn't know the Lord, Kerrie is her daughter who also is not yet saved and she will be left with more grief than she can currently bear and Sue, a Christian, needs all the strength God can grant her, to be there for Kerrie for this long journey. 
"I can do all things through God who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
"And we can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask Him for anything in line with His will.  And if we know He is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that He will give us what we ask for."  1 John 5:14-15
I often wonder, as I walk this long journey after David's death, this new journey, where I am going.  I'm not lost, I know the destination but I ponder the wanderings of the journey.  Each step is one that I think about, where in the past I just walked.  Now every step is a gift because I realize how quickly it could all be gone. 
My life and future was always clear to me prior to his passing, but with his passing my life is now split into two.  The "before" and the "after"…and I am not the person I once was.  My character is the same, my strength of character is the same, I still possess integrity, I'm still pig headed and stubborn, still combative at times (when I find it necessary to tug that chain), I still stand firm in my convictions, I parent the same way, I work the same way, I still hate housework, I still struggle with the same weaknesses; so what's changed? 
What's changed is that I've been shattered & once you realize that you can be shattered, nothing is ever the same.  I will always know that I'm not invincible, & I mean really know it, because I've lived it.  Once you see death shatter you & your family, in the blink of an eye, you realize how precious every blink of the eye is.  In many ways you become less tolerant of people who don't understand how precious life is and how important their decisions are & on the flip side of that coin, you also admire those same people for the innocence (or ignorance) they possess that you & your family will never again know. 
So here I am, four years later, my innocence gone & my "myth of invincibility" BUSTED.  I'm still on a journey to Heaven, gathering as many who are willing to take this journey with me, along the way.  I used to be very focused on where I would end up in life, now the journey is just about landing in Heaven when all is said and done.  So it's all about the journey…the destination has already been chosen, and with each new day, comes new twists and turns in the road.  And each day, I'm honored to be alive to experience the journey & I trust God fully with all He brings my way. 
"So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in His good time He will honor you.  Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you.  1 Peter 5:6-7 
He cares about what happens to me, and to you.  He always has & He always will.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.  Hebrews 13:8
The journey is tough sometimes, absolutely devastating the next and in many cases there is absolutely no one who can fathom your pain, but Jesus.  You are so alone, in your devastated world, and all you will find from the outside world, is judgment.  This is commonplace after tragedies because human beings are cruel and hateful, and we love to judge and gossip; but God is always on your side!
"I love you, O Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.  He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.  The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.  The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.  In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help.  From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.  The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.  Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.  He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.  He mounted the cheribum and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.  He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him--the dark rain clouds of the sky.  out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.  The Lord thundered from Heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.  He shot his arrows and scattered the enemies, great bolts of lightning and routed them.  The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of your breath from your nostrils.  He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.  He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.  They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support!"  Psalm 18:1-18
I've been there.  The vultures tried so hard to devour me, but the Lord was my support.  I followed the rules to a "T", but still they came…and God was always there. 

"I have set the Lord always before me.  Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:9
Amen & Amen!
God Bless you,
Please pray for Roberta, Kerrie and Sue tonight.
Pastor Dana

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Daily Jot

Monday, January 3, 2011

The mirror of national and theological failure

A nation is a reflection of its people and its leadership. There are many who have been telling me that our nation is lost; that there is no way to get it back; that we as a people are relegated to just living out our days in a quiet Christian manner. This Jot is to give you hope and understanding that that is not God's will either for your life or your nation. As a Christian people, and I am talking to just those who know Christ, we are told by Jesus through a parable in Luke 19:13, "Occupy till I come." This is not a passive word, it is an active word, meaning to "busy oneself with." By accepting the dark conditions around us as merely "the times we are living in", we are not measuring up.

The generation in which we now live and the one previous has either failed or is failing at Christianity. We have allowed ourselves to get so far off track with various winds of doctrine that serve as distractions that we are not about occupying, but rather indulgence. Many of us think that by following this preacher or that doctrine that we are doing something for the kingdom. Perhaps we are, but perhaps also, we are not being as effective as we could without the distractions. There are many well-meaning, God loving people who write me every day asking "What can I do?" Others say that the idea of a "Revivalution" in this nation will not work, that our country, as our Founding Fathers knew it, is finished.

If our country is finished, and there can be no revival of God's Word, ethics, mandates here in this nation, then we as a people have lost our way--I mean, truly, we as Christians have lost our way. I, for one, can not and will not accept it. And I ask you to join me in refusing to accept it and in dedicating this year toward reviving your heart and renewing your mind with the gospel, the gospel only. When we understand the gospel, we will revive our Church first, and our nation will follow. It is not about buildings or hefty salaries or numbers in attendance, its about winning souls by allowing the Holy Spirit to work through you; by being obedient to the Lord's words. And yes, our task will not be without difficulties.

Jesus told Paul in Acts 18:9,10, "Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace. For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city." This is for us as well. With media the way it is more people know of Christ than ever before, but we can see that they do not embrace Him. Romans 10:14 says, "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" I might ask one more question: How do you know what to preach if you do not know the gospel, or only know it through someone with another agenda? You are Christ's ambassador...embrace it, change the world.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2, 2011

Wow, it's certainly going to take a bit of time getting used to writing "2011".  I think I've just become accustomed to writing 2010 when January 1st rolled around again...I think this is a sign of age.  :(  And yet, with age, in most cases anyway, comes wisdom; so I won't complain...I'll simply continue to pray for wisdom!

I received a prayer request from one of our Prayer Warriors, Bob, this evening.  This is his note to me:

"To all my Prayer Warriors out there...A cousin of mine will be taking care of her aunt this coming week. Please keep her aunt Mary in your prayers...

She had breast cancer, two aggressive bouts of it, and this last recurrance, about 2 years ago, is now in her brain and the spinal fluid, She's had a brain shunt placed for local chemo (to the brain), and it's been very difficult, to say the least. I am going down for a week, next monday, to be her care-giver for a bit. I kinda wonder if she'll make it, or bounce back!! She's not very old. She is dad's youngest sister (she's 60)."

I can't speak for everyone, but I am 42, so 60 is very young to me...merely middle age.  I'm literally begging everyone to pour out your hearts in prayer for Mary and her family, including Bob as he goes down to help take care of her and is able to lay hands on her in prayer & healing.

"You are the God who performs miracles & wonders; you display your power among your people."  Psalm 77:14

I interpret this verse to mean "among and through" your people, as I have seen God's miracles in the 21st century, delivered through His people.  Having said that, I am also a believer that being delivered to Heaven is a miracle in and of itself.  We, as human beings, want our loved ones to live forever.  We never want to see them pass away, it is in our nature to desire their full healing and this is something that we, at Critical Outreach Ministries, pray fervently for every single day.  But we do know that when a Christian is delivered to Heaven, into the arms of our Lord and Savior, it is the greatest day of their lives, a day for celebration.  It is but a transition of life. Not the end.  So we pray for comfort, peace, love & salvation for everyone on our prayer list and for everyone whom I minister to on a daily basis as well as those whom our Prayer Warriors minister to on a daily basis; for we are vast and mighty, by the grace of God.  After four years in the making, we are near to 200 Prayer Warriors strong; and this ministry, if you remember, grew out of tremendous tragedy. 

You see, in all things, God has a Heavenly purpose.  We can't see it, touch it, smell it or taste it.  It does not seem tangible to the human senses, but in hindsight it is incredibly mighty, inspirational and productive.  Nothing God does or allows is in vain; and it's always extremely important to remember that God gave us free will here on earth.  God does not rule this earth, Satan does.  We have been given the divine right to choose between the two and many confuse this point (and yet, look around you at how many of us are Christians, what a Victory Christ has made, what a triumph He has upon this World!).  "How can your God allow this or that to happen?" "Aren't you angry with your God for allowing your husband to die?" and so forth.  These questions are fruitless, God isn't the ruler here...yet.  But He is the Supreme Ruler, over everything, and the "being" who is responsible for all of the disease and pain of this World, Satan, will be the first to be cast into the fiery pit of Hell on Judgement Day.

If I were to hold any anger, it would be with Satan; but I hold no anger as it does me no good.  It only hinders my relationship with God and with others.  It is very true that I am extremely justice driven & slow to hand over my trust; that being said, at this place in my life, that drive has brought me to begin this very ministry.  Because so many people are in critical situations and have no Pastor or Chaplain, who is a Christian, who is willing to be at their side, from beginning to end.  They don't have a Pastor who is dedicated to them from start to finish, no excuses.  Someone who will be "present" everyday and dedicated to their family.  This is the ministry that God has called me to and I refuse to dismiss His calling. 

I know, and have known for years, without a shadow of doubt, that God has called me into this ministry and it was shared with me a few evenings ago, by a perfect stranger, that my late husband (who he referred to as my angel) had his hand in making sure this came into fruition.  He always knew that I wanted to get out of Law and into the ministry.  This man told me, without knowing any of this, that David was now an angel for our family.  I'm struggling with what I believe in that regard but I do know that my mind is open.  "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?"  Hebrews 1:14  It certainly makes you pause and ponder, does it not?

God's blessings to everyone & may your angels guide you!  Thank you so much for taking the time to read our blog and pray over the prayer requests posted here.  Eternal love in Christ,

Pastor Dana

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to one an all.  I hope this posting finds everyone safe and well after the New Years festivities.  It is a beautiful Sunday morning here, north of Seattle, and we are finding the snow that fell here, earlier this week, has finally melted off the streets but remains beautifully crystalized on the grass.  The sky is a bright blue and it's an absolutely stunning view from my office.  Mornings like these make it so incredibly easy to see God in every bit of nature; but then I can see God in the greatest of thunderstorms as well.  I guess I see Him in all things, and for that I am very thankful! 

"He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."  Ecclesiastes 3:11

This past week has been a very busy week for us at Critical Outreach Ministries and I have many prayer requests to share with you.  For those inclined to pray with us, I would ask that you pray for each person listed below and for the crisis they are currently facing; pray for their peace, healing, salvation (though many are Christians already) and for their families and support structure.  For those facing chemotherapy, radiation, other forms of therapy and surgical intervention; for their surgeons, physicians & therapists, that God will intervene through them and guide their hands & hearts as they treat each person.  Thank you & God bless!

Please pray for;

Charles - Charles has prostate cancer, has been undergoing chemotherapy since March 2010, this is his 3rd recurrence of prostate cancer since November 2000 & he is currently facing a huge prostate tumor.  He will begin targeted radiation treatment Tuesday, January 4, 2011. 

Gary's widow & family - Gary died in a 4 wheeling accident on the night of October 30, 2010.  He was riding 4 wheelers with his wife.  She was following him.  Without going into great detail, the family was extremely close before this tragedy.  He and his wife have two teenage daughters together.  His wife was following him, both traveling at a high rate of speed, when Gary turned around to check on her and ran head first into a tree.  His wife is extremely traumatized by what she witnessed and is dealing with his passing in a way that is hurting his daughters and their extended family.  Please pray for Gary's widow, their daughers and the entire extended family. 

Natalie - Natalie is facing breast cancer.  She is scheduled for a lumpectomy on January 14, 2011. Please keep Natalie in your prayers as well as her husband Robert, their 3 children and their grandson.

Krystal - Krystal suffers with Raynaud's Syndrome and a myriad of other autoimmune issues (not to be confused with AIDS).  She's had a lot of worrisome symptoms lately but has no health insurance or funds to assist her in finding out what is going on.  Please pray for her, for her salvation, for her complete healing and for her parents as they work together to help her through this difficult time in her life.

Jessica - Jessica is a young mother who was diagnosed with cancer in late 2010.  She had a complete hysterectomy & gall bladder removal on December 8, 2010.  Upon release from the hospital her doctors felt they had successfully removed all of the cancer.  Please pray for her continued recovery, for her mother who is helping her raise her children & for complete healing.  We pray that this cancer never returns.

Mickie - Mickie was recently diagnosed with uterine cancer.  Please pray for her while she goes through further testing and surgery, we want to see full healing.

Dave - Dave is recovering from back surgery, please pray for full healing.

Brandon - Brandon came down with a fatal form of pneumonia in November.  He was put into a medically induced coma for two weeks but was still not recovering.  He then encountered an hour long seizure which the doctors were unable to find a reason for.  He had a lot of blood & kidney issues but was stabilized and was able to be released to his family on December 23, 2010.  Please pray for his continued healing.  He spent a complete month in the hospital, most of that time in the ICU, he has a long recovery ahead of him.  Pray for complete healing for Brandon.

Jason - Please pray for Jason's work & financial situation.  We pray for financial blessings for Jason and his family, for favor.

Buddy - Buddy is recovering from a very serious motorcycle accident.  We just pray for full healing & no pain for Buddy.

Angie & family - Angie's baby daughter passed away from SIDS in early 2010.  We pray for peace for her family, a peace that only God can provide.

Paul - Paul and his wife have had significant health issues this last year.  We pray for complete healing for both.

Linda - Please pray for Linda's salvation.

Shayla - Shayla's dad passed away in 2009.  Please pray for continued healing for Shayla and her family.

Luke - Luke was hospitalized due to seizures, which were caused by drinking too much water during the night which was depleting his body of sodium.  He was to be released from the hospital yesterday but will need to be closely monitored by his family to insure that this doesn't happen again.  Please pray for Luke, that whatever is causing him to over-hydrate will be cured.

Tom - Bone marrow cancer.  Tom's doctors really don't know what's keeping him alive, his story is truly a miracle and we would love to see complete healing; however, this man is a very strong Christian and is ministering to thousands from his bed in the hospital and he is very ready for Heaven, whenever God is ready to take him home...but still, we pray for a miracle.  Tom is a diabetic and his kidneys have shut down, he is on dialysis, and the cancer continues to spread throughout his body.  As he walks this journey and we beg God for a miracle, we pray for peace for Tom and his family, we pray that he will be pain-free and able to continue his ministry & everything that brings him joy.

Thank you for reading these prayer requests and for praying along with us for all of these wonderful people. Your time and your prayers are very much appreciated. 

"For where two or more come together in my name, there am I with them."  Matthew 18:20

If you wish to become a part of this ministry by becoming one of our Prayer Warriors, please email me directly at

Thank you & God Bless,

Pastor Dana

Friday, December 31, 2010

The beginning...

My name is Dana Mullineux Perrault.  I'm a Pastor/Chaplain who works with critically injured/ill patients and their families.  I'm working to get my foot in the door with our local Fire Department, local LEO's and Harborview Medical Center as a Christian Minister.  This ministry is in its' infancy & your prayers, to see this ministry grow, are greatly appreciated. 
Many ask me how this came about.  It's very simple.  For the last 18+ years I've been working on the legal end of auto accidents, witnessing the aftermath of significant tragedy again and again and again.  In 2007 my late husband fell backwards, down 18 cement stairs, to his death.  It was winter & below freezing outside.  There was a witness to his fall, but it was a young teenager who believed him to be a Christmas tree that someone had thrown down the stairs (it happened at an apartment complex).  90 minutes later some passersby found him, deceased, at the bottom of the stairs.  Due to the temperatures being well below freezing, the paramedics worked to revive him, with the thought in mind that his vital organs had been preserved due to the freezing temperatures.  Paramedics were somewhat successful & David was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, our local Trauma Center.  At Harborview David's life was saved only to leave us, his family (really just me, his wife), in the position of having to remove him from life support 12 weeks later.  On April 19, 2007 my husband, David R. Mullineux, the father of my children, died in my arms. 
This ministry is in honor of my late husband David.  When a family in a situation like we found ourselves faced with calls me, I will be there & the team of Prayer Warriors that stand with me, who span the globe, in this ministry, will be praying for everyone who comes to us in need.  We're here to follow in the footsteps that Jesus walked in.  Jesus always had time for the sick, the hurting and those in need of Him.  We aspire to do What Jesus Would Do with every resource available to us.  I found myself, at the time of David’s fall, in the position of having no one willing to come to the hospital to sit & pace with me, aside from my uncle (Dan Munro – God Bless him) through my darkest hours.  Even the Pastor that we had, at the time, wouldn’t  come until the following morning & my husband’s life was hanging in the balance.  Below you will see the my first sight of David, as soon as I was allowed to enter his room in the Trauma ICU.
This ministry isn’t one of convenience. My constraints consist of my two youngest children, who still live at home; my husband can work around my schedule and the children want to help by working around the needs of those less fortunate than we are. I am available, my time is God's to use as He sees fit.  I have established a history at Harborview Medical Center over the last four years and would ask for your prayers as I apply to work with our local Fire Departments, Hospices, Police Departments and Hospitals.  My soul aches for others who are facing the Hell that I have lived through and ministering to those very people is what God has called me to do.
If you wish to join us as a Prayer Warrior, please email me at  If you wish to follow our progress, please follow us at
God Bless!
Pastor Dana