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John Shrader 19: FLYING VERMIN SCUM!

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squiddysquid

Well Esther believed the Fukushima disaster slowed down her labour by "radioactive particles attaching to the water molecules in her body" (well something like that - I can never remember that crazy illogical garble 100%)

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Gobsmacked
12 hours ago, squiddysquid said:

Well Esther believed the Fukushima disaster slowed down her labour by "radioactive particles attaching to the water molecules in her body" (well something like that - I can never remember that crazy illogical garble 100%)

Thank you. I was trying to remember that incident and posted a rather garbled version yesterday! 

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HerNameIsBuffy
12 hours ago, squiddysquid said:

Well Esther believed the Fukushima disaster slowed down her labour by "radioactive particles attaching to the water molecules in her body" (well something like that - I can never remember that crazy illogical garble 100%)

And someone who said that in all seriousness is being provided a living to espouse his beliefs to others?

They need to demand their money back.

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4boysmum

I've been lurking since you guys were on Yuku and honestly never had any intention of posting, but... seizures are something we unfortunately know all too well because one of my children has had a lot of them.  Fish oil has been proven to help reduce seizures.  There are legitimate studies and doctors do recommend it.  Maybe, maybe, that's the reason for the tuna?  We give our son fish oil supplements.  Fish oil.  Not canned tuna.  And also a lot of other medication and regular follow-up care with a pediatric epilepsy specialist.....

I can't believe that after almost a decade of reading here this is what prompted me to post, but there you go.

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14 hours ago, 4boysmum said:

I've been lurking since you guys were on Yuku and honestly never had any intention of posting, but... seizures are something we unfortunately know all too well because one of my children has had a lot of them.  Fish oil has been proven to help reduce seizures.  There are legitimate studies and doctors do recommend it.  Maybe, maybe, that's the reason for the tuna?  We give our son fish oil supplements.  Fish oil.  Not canned tuna.  And also a lot of other medication and regular follow-up care with a pediatric epilepsy specialist.....

I can't believe that after almost a decade of reading here this is what prompted me to post, but there you go.

I have a miniature schnauzer that developed idiopathic epilepsy when he was two years old. I've kept him seizure free since then using prescription medicine: first phenobarbital, then Zonisamide when the phenobarbital started to damage his liver. My vet wanted me to try dropping the Zonisamide and using OTC CBD oil, but I just couldn't face doing so, so he gets the CBD oil as a backup. Rion's seizures are very intense and fling him across the room. When he initially presented, he seized on an average of every two hours for twenty-seven hours. He had breakthrough seizures a few years later with the same pattern, and we upped his dosage. Fortunately his seizures are under complete control (touch wood) or I wouldn't be able to do agility with him. He loves his agility runs.

It's hard enough to watch a dog seize. I can't imagine what it's like to watch your beloved child do so.

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Palimpsest

Welcome @4boysmum!  Now you have finally delurked, please post often. :)  I hope your son is doing well.

17 hours ago, 4boysmum said:

Fish oil has been proven to help reduce seizures.  There are legitimate studies and doctors do recommend it.  Maybe, maybe, that's the reason for the tuna?  We give our son fish oil supplements.  Fish oil.  Not canned tuna.  And also a lot of other medication and regular follow-up care with a pediatric epilepsy specialist.....

Yes.  As I've said previously the dogs I have owned with epilepsy have had better medical care than Nehemiah.  Fish oil supplements are also recommended by vets to reduce seizures.

John made it clear back in November that he and Esther had categorically ruled out surgery and all pharmaceutical methods for Nehemiah.  He was diligently studying Dr. Google for other solutions.  He offered to share his chosen treatment plan with others by email or DM.  Probably because he knew it would be too controversial to post in public. 

Nehemiah was supposed to have another brain scan in December.  I don't think John shared the results publicly  if they even followed through with it.  But it did cross my mind that the mention of canned tuna was a not-so-subtle hint from John to his private followers that he needed more fish oil capsules mailed from the USA.

3 hours ago, FiveAcres said:

Rion's seizures are very intense and fling him across the room. When he initially presented, he seized on an average of every two hours for twenty-seven hours. He had breakthrough seizures a few years later with the same pattern, and we upped his dosage. Fortunately his seizures are under complete control (touch wood) or I wouldn't be able to do agility with him. He loves his agility runs.

It's hard enough to watch a dog seize. I can't imagine what it's like to watch your beloved child do so.

I absolutely agree.  Scary in a dog, far worse in a child.

I hope Rion's seizures stay under control from now on, and Agility is a lot of fun.  Two of my three dogs who developed seizures did well on quite low dosages of phenobarb.  The third had very violent and frequent seizures, like Rion's.  He also had a long post-ictal phase when he was so confused and scared he was a danger to himself and others.  Mr. C because of his "hard to control" seizures ended up on a cocktail of Pheno, Zonisamide, and Gabapentin.  His vets modified the dosages carefully whenever he had a breakthrough.  All these drugs do have long term side effects.  Sadly we had to let Epi-greyhound go when he developed cancer. 

If John Shrader is reading here, that dog's cancer was almost certainly not related to the seizure meds.  And controlling those violent seizures was very important.  I hope Nehemiah remains seizure-free.

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33 minutes ago, Palimpsest said:

 

I hope Rion's seizures stay under control from now on, and Agility is a lot of fun.  Two of my three dogs who developed seizures did well on quite low dosages of phenobarb.  The third had very violent and frequent seizures, like Rion's.  He also had a long post-ictal phase when he was so confused and scared he was a danger to himself and others.  Mr. C because of his "hard to control" seizures ended up on a cocktail of Pheno, Zonisamide, and Gabapentin.  His vets modified the dosages carefully whenever he had a breakthrough.  All these drugs do have long term side effects.  Sadly we had to let Epi-greyhound go when he developed cancer. 

If John Shrader is reading here, that dog's cancer was almost certainly not related to the seizure meds.  And controlling those violent seizures was very important.  I hope Nehemiah remains seizure-free.

Thanks. I read about the effects of seizures on dog life expectancy when he developed seizures. At that time, they were saying most dogs were only living to nine years old, but I don't know if they were considering size and breed of dog. Rion is now eleven, and I count every happy, seizure free day as a win. 

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Palimpsest
11 minutes ago, FiveAcres said:

Rion is now eleven, and I count every happy, seizure free day as a win. 

Yes.  This is just anecdata, but you may find it reassuring:  Little Nell (cocker spaniel mix) was on pheno for 11 years.  She was let go aged 14 for multiple geriatric issues, but still had good liver function.  That's not bad for her breed at all.  Murphy (retired racing greyhound) was on pheno for 8 years.  We lost him at 13, probably due to a slow growing brain tumor, and his liver function was fine.  Thirteen is above average for a grey (usually life expectancy is 12-14 years).  Mr. C (another RR Grey) was only 7, but he had a very aggressive osteosarcoma and the kindest thing was to let him go.  I still miss those dogs.

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Ozlsn
4 hours ago, Palimpsest said:

But it did cross my mind that the mention of canned tuna was a not-so-subtle hint from John to his private followers that he needed more fish oil capsules mailed from the USA.

You're more charitable than me - my first thought was "he does know that 'fish oil supplements' and 'tuna in oil' are not the same thing right?"

 

22 hours ago, 4boysmum said:

I can't believe that after almost a decade of reading here this is what prompted me to post, but there you go.

I can't believe you were able to hold off that long!  I wanted to jump in straight off but held off until I'd read all of the threads on the topic I wanted to talk about first. Three weeks of torture later I was up to date and haven't stopped since!  Welcome - and please post again.

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PennySycamore

Charlie, my granddog who may be part Great Pyrenees, has had seizures for quite a few years.  He's 14 and seems to be slowing down a little,  but he's doing pretty good for a bigger dog that age.  He's was on gabapentin and phenobarb, but I think now he's just on phenobarb.  My granddaughters love him especially Maizy.  I remember that one time two years ago when I went with my daughter to one of Maizy's speech therapy sessions.  She had been practicing her "d" sound and when she got home she petted Charlie, signed and also said "dog".  

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Ozlsn

John's edited his prayer request post withan update to say that Mary is doing better (per her husband). Which is nice.

He's also posted a quote from the missionary shot last year when he was being driven into the wrong place at the wrong time in Cameroon. I think John fancies himself to be in the same mould - which is amusing me immensely as the quote begins :

"Serving Christ always comes with a cost. And if you're not ready for that go back to your prayer closets.."

Well John is definitely ready for that cost. He has lived without an icemaker before, he can do it again...

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uber frau

Although he will complain every step of the way.  And if you find it in your heart to remedy the situation, well...

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BlessingsVonFundiePants

The Pecans are throwing some shade at John’s never ending sermons in their comments 😂 sometimes inverted commas say so much 

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One sermon went for 1 hour and 45 minutes and there was the rest of the service in addition.

The Pecans apparently got the "condensed" version.  😄

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HerNameIsBuffy
2 hours ago, CTRLZero said:

The Pecans apparently got the "condensed" version.  😄

Holy crap.  Catholics take this round...keep to about 40 minutes tops as we have pancakes to eat and important Sunday naps to take.

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Loveday
27 minutes ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

Holy crap.  Catholics take this round...keep to about 40 minutes tops as we have pancakes to eat and important Sunday naps to take.

My kids used to love it when Father Matthew was the celebrant. They knew the homily would last five minutes max and we'd be outta there in way under an hour. :pb_lol:

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Hane

@Loveday, when I was a kid our church had no air conditioning, so the priest used to omit the sermon in the summer and make the Mass only half an hour long so little old ladies wouldn’t pass out from the heat in the back pews!

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feministxtian

I used to pray for the really short Eucharistic prayer...the only hideously LOOOOOOOOOONG masses were the school ones. Damn the priest would talk forever. Easter Vigil sucked and so did Midnight Mass. I would play/sing both of those back in the day

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Pleiades_06
9 hours ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

Holy crap.  Catholics take this round...keep to about 40 minutes tops as we have pancakes to eat and important Sunday naps to take.

But that’s why Catholics are ebil 

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PennySycamore

When we were in Tanzania in November,  we went to some church services (Anglican) that lasted three hours.  My husband said that it was one of the only times that these friends get together.  I still thought it was too damn long!  There were three or four dances or dance sets by the dance team, lots of singing and a too long sermon.   I could not wait for it to all be over.  Fortunately, I brought my little copy of Emma which has a ribbon and gilt edging. Maybe the Tanzanians thought I was reading the bible.  I hope so anyway.  Long church services seem to be common in Africa.  

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squiddysquid

Yep, one of the Zambian students that accompanied us on our uni trip said it's more like a weekly neighbourhood brunch/party lots of singing and food, very little religion 😉

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Ozlsn
3 hours ago, squiddysquid said:

Yep, one of the Zambian students that accompanied us on our uni trip said it's more like a weekly neighbourhood brunch/party lots of singing and food, very little religion 😉

That makes me feel a little better about John's (still ridiculously) long sermons. More food, less blathering John! 

(Mind you now I'm wondering if some of the translation is more... free-form than literal.

John: " Something KJV something Romans something true Word.."

Translator: "Sister Mary asks for your prayers that she come home from hospital soon".

Crowd: "Amen!!")

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subsaharanafrica
17 hours ago, Loveday said:

My kids used to love it when Father Matthew was the celebrant. They knew the homily would last five minutes max and we'd be outta there in way under an hour. :pb_lol:

We used to purposefully go to the 7:45 on a Sunday morning because it was the “Father Mac Express”. No music and a super fast homily and you were out of there in 45 minutes tops. 
 

Once they invited a nun to come talk about her order’s charity work in lieu of the homily. She talked too long for Father Mac’s liking and after visibly checking his watch three times he pretty much ushered her off. 

18 hours ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

Holy crap.  Catholics take this round...keep to about 40 minutes tops as we have pancakes to eat and important Sunday naps to take.

Yeah, not African Catholics. An hour and a half is fast for a service here. Usually it’s more like 2. 
 

It’s a real Catch-22. You can arrive 15-20 minutes late, miss nothing, but be stuck standing outside the whole time because even the standing room at the back is packed. Then you can leave after the Eucharist but be prepared to listen to other people complaining to the priest that people who don’t stay for the entirety of the mass shouldn’t be receiving. 

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Palimpsest

Remember that John only has to have about 45 minutes of material to be able to preach for an hour and a half.  He has to pause for the translation.

Another update from John.

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Men, Meetings, Ministry, & Maternity

More Moaning, Moping, & Messaging.

In brief: 

  • John's strength is still limited.  Pray for him.
  • He tried to convert a Brit from a "false religion" and is pleased to announce that Stephen is returning to convert Scotland with the gift of a Defined KJV Bible.  I thought those were heretical.  Pray for Dora too.  She's Stephen's Zambian wife who is not returning to Scotland with him.  Odd that.
  • Pray for Eustas, who is from the Southern Province, and has been preaching that evil works based stuff for years.  John has him in his sights.
  • Also pray for Andrew, Mr. David, and an unnamed man who have visited Truthiness Historic Biblical Unaffiliated "Baptist" Church for the first time.
  • Finally, pray for Esther who will be delivering the 12th little reward and heritage at the end of February, with the help of the Lord and some missionary's daughter from Alaska.

Full text of the public post here:

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Dear Friends,

We are continually in need of your prayers. I am now just over 5 months post-op, and it appears that their 1 year estimates for recovery time was not exaggerated, especially for a 3 level disk replacement procedure. My strength is still very limited.

I recently met with a British man, Stephen, who was passing out some literature from a false religion, but he shocked me with his response when I commented how that "church" rejected Biblical Truth. Usually, they just want to argue.

"Show me from the Bible," he openly and sincerely replied, "I want to know the Truth!"

I cannot tell you how refreshing and encouraging that was to my heart. Stephen was the embodiment of Romans 10:1-3, and his passion and zeal is unmatched, but he was lacking Biblical knowledge of God's Righteousness, yet open and willing to listen, which is so rare! We met the first time for 7 hours, then another several hours earlier this week. I asked Stephen if I could request all of you to pray for him, and he agreed. He is leaving to go back to the UK in just a few days, but taking a Defined King James Bible with him, and he will be working in Scotland. Praise the Lord for a godly and doctrinally sound missionary, Bro. Don Clough, who should only be about 90 minutes or so from where Stephen will be based and working from! I am hoping and praying they can meet and spend some time together.

Please also pray for Stephen's Zambian wife Dora as she has to remain here. We will seek to be an encouragement to her in the Word of God as well.

I thank God for leading us to a man that is truly seeking to know the Truth. Thank you for praying for him and his wife with us. Stephen has agreed to start reading through the Gospel of John! He has already become a dear friend even in such a short time, especially with his very real desire to seek and know the Truth. He has a humble spirit and has already been such an encouragement to me. What a blessing.

I also met this week for the second time with Eustas, who is from the Southern Province. 18 years ago he met a "Baptist" "missionary," who taught him that baptism was necessary to be born again. He worked with that man for 4 years until he died, and then continued for the next 14 years trying to preach, but sadly preaching a works salvation.

A few weeks ago he traveled to Kafue to meet me after contacting and calling me, and we met for several hours, and then again this week. We met for 8 hours straight on Wednesday after he arrived, then another 6 on Thursday. Eustas also seems genuinely hungry to know the Truth of the Word of God.

Praise the Living God of Heaven, he CLEARLY saw that salvation is "NOT of works," "not of yourself," "not by works of righteousness which we have done," but truly and ONLY through Christ, and Christ alone! Please pray for Eustas and also his wife and small son.

I am weary in body dear friends, but God is working here in hearts, and we are seeing it, and anticipating what could be coming as He and He alone can change a heart.

We had three first-time visitors come to our Thursday night service, one man followed the map on the Invitation we have out with our Gospel tracts, and the two others came on the Bus from near where one of our members live. Bro. Whyte had invited one of them! The man that followed the map called me the next day to tell me how the message the night before had really touched his heart. His name is Mr. David, please pray for his salvation.

I spent time Friday with another man whi has been attending, who recently told me he is examining himself according to II Cor. 13:5 to see if he is truly saved. His name is Andrew. Please pray for him.

Indeed dear friends, "The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest."

Please also seriously pray with us for my dear wife Esther as she is due at the end of the month to deliver, God willing and helping, our 12th "heritage" and "reward" from the Lord (Ps. 127:3-5), and our 8th son.

Thank you dear friends,

js
Zambia

 

 

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CTRLZero
16 minutes ago, Palimpsest said:

Remember that John only has to have about 45 minutes of material to be able to preach for an hour and a half.  He has to pause for the translation.

That's a good point that I hadn't thought through.  Is it typical for all/some of the churches in the area to offer a translated service like this?    It's such a long time to sit--45 minutes plus of John's preaching, doubled.  I hope his translator is paid well. 

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