Monday, May 05, 2008

Prayer for a friend

My friend in Christ, Orval Halley, needs the healing hand of God. He's very sick with pancreatic cancer, and will not live much longer unless God heals him.

Halley was my pastor for about 12 years. He has been a blessing to me and my family. He "retired" from his pastorate about 4 years ago to pursue full time missions in the 10-40 window. Pastor Halley is a man who is sold out for the kingdom. He has a commitment to God that I have seen in few other people.

If God places it on your heart, please pray for him and his wife Roberta, and for their extended family. I believe that God has more for him to do in this life.

[update: Pastor Orv went to be with his Father on 5-9-08]

6 comments:

SLW said...

Praying now.

Pizza Man said...

Thanks SLW. :)

Jnorm888 said...

praying

twinkbait1 said...

I'm one of Orval's nephews.

If this is the Orval Halley from Yakima, Washington who is also the Reverend Halley who is my uncle...then I'm sorry to report he died early Friday morning.

While I'm sorry he's gone and I won't see him again (and I haven't seen him for quite some time), I am very comforted by the fact(!) that I know I will see him again, in Heaven.

Thank you so much for your prayers and concerns; he truly was a man of God, and he will be richly rewarded for all he's done for so many. -T

twinkbait1 said...

Here's the e-mail I just got, forwarded by my brother via my uncle's oldest son, Steve. See below.

I'm sure going to miss my uncle's always-positive outlook on life and determination to bring the Word to the planet. -T

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To: Melissa Back ; Cindy Boast ; John & Ella Mae Durkee ; bdyrness@sbcglobal.net ; bdyrness@sparksnaz.org ; Dick & Sue Dyrness ; John & Laura Jacobs ; Kevin Jacobs ; Elizabeth Barman ; Mark & Rhina Halley ; Mark Halley ; Marco & Liz Barman ; Sandra Halley ; Tim & Chris Kulinski ; Noreen Marten ; Roberta Halley ; Buz & Karen Olson ; Gary Olson ; Rory Porter
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:25 AM
Subject: Dad / Uncle Orv's Memorial Service


You guys are great! Thanks for the way you've kept us in prayer and stayed in touch with emails & phone calls. It's a great help to feel the support of family during this time.

Just this morning we finalized arrangements for a memorial service. It will be:

Thu., May 22 at 2:00 pm

1st Nazarene Church
601 16th Avenue South
Nampa

Please forward this to any family who may not have received it - I may not have everyone's email address. We hope to see many of you there.

Steve

Pizza Man said...

Thanks for the info Twinkbait, I hope to make the service. Your family is in my prayers.

God bless,
Kevin