|Prayer Request for Joe William Sheffield|
|Netlore Archive: By dialing an 800 number set up by the First Baptist Church of Tifton, GA, you can send a 'prayer beeper' message to 9-year-old cancer victim Joe William Sheffield and let him know you're praying for his recovery|
Email example contributed anonymously, 16 March 2004:
Subject : prayer request
GOD IS AWESOME!
The prayer request is for a little boy in Tifton, Ga...
Prayer is for Joe William Sheffield. His mother is a teacher in the school system in Tifton, Georgia. They attend First Baptist Church in Tifton (9 years old.) He has been diagnosed with cancer and began his Chemo on Christmas Eve.
First Baptist has a program called the Prayer Beeper. When you pray for this child, call this number 1-877-546-0248. (this is toll free)
Listen to the recording and input number 733#. What happens is this child wears the beeper and every time it vibrates he knows somewhere someone is lifting him up in prayer! What a wonderful ministry.
I just did this myself, what an awesome blessing for this little boy every time he gets a buzz...and what a blessing for us to know that we are showing him God's love in such a quick way. I do not know this child personnaly but was given this by a friend who lives in Tifton.
Comments: True. Nine-year-old Joe William Sheffield of Tifton, Georgia was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma in December 2003 and has been undergoing a course of chemotherapy treatments in hopes of arresting the disease. According to a Web page hosted by the First Baptist Church of Tifton following Joe William's progress, well-wishers can indeed dial the toll-free 800 number listed above to let him know via his prayer pager (aka "prayer beeper") that he is in other people's thoughts and prayers.
Sources and further reading:
Joe William's Miracles
Web page following 9-year-old Joe William Sheffield's progress in his battle against cancer
Prayer Pager Ministry
First Baptist Church of Tifton, Georgia
The Word Spy: 'Prayer Beeper'
noun. A beeper supplied to a patient and which displays a page for that patient after another person prays for them
Last updated: 03/29/04