Missionary In Need
Joel and Emily Tiegreen
Joel Tiegreen is a missionary sent out by Covenant Church in Siloam Springs, AR. He and his wife, Emily, have been ministering oversees for the past five years. They have been blessed with five children. Owen, their first born is 9. Emma, the only girl is 8. Judson just had his fifth birthday. Abraham, also known as Ibo, is 3. James, who was born only two weeks before Joel found out he had cancer, is now 5 months. These children are such gifts!
RECENT UPDATE FROM JOEL & EMILY TIEGREEN
The past few months have thrown our family into a new chapter, one of pain and suffering. Yet through even this, we place ourselves under the care of a good and merciful God.
In January a tumor was discovered in Joel's arm and we and the doctors thought it was benign. After removing the tumor it was discovered that it was a high-grade soft tissue sarcoma and we quickly returned to the U.S. for treatment. At the time cancer was not detected anywhere else in his body, and Joel quickly began medical treatment on his arm.
Following 7 weeks of radiation, Joel's most recent PET scan showed that the cancer had spread aggressively to his lungs, with many tumors present. Currently he was told the diagnosis is terminal, but Joel is seeking further treatment to extend his life and time with his family. If the cancer responds well to treatment his life could be much longer. The treatment plans are costly and must begin quickly to prevent further spread of the cancer.
WAYS TO PARTNER WITH THE TIEGREEN FAMILY
Pray: The first and most important thing you can do is pray. Designate a time of prayer to come together with your family to cry out to the Lord on behalf of the Tiegreens.
Support Financially: If you would like to support the Tiegreens by helping with their increasing expenses (medical treatments, living expenses, travel, etc.), Gifts of all sizes will be an encouragement to their family.
Share Their Story: A third way to support the family is by sharing Joel’s story. You can invite others to join in the process by sharing this GoFundMe link on your own personal social media pages.
Our Service Times
Since we do not own our facilities, our meeting times are a bit nontraditional.
Sunday Worship begins at 3pm
Thursday Evening Prayer begins at 7pm