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Deek Dubberly

Praying for y'all, brother.


Praying....continuously for Joanne and your family.

Marla Taviano

We love you so much, and we're praying so hard. Jesus, please touch our friend with your healing hands. Restore her to wholeness. We're believing you for a miracle.

Susie Palmer

Lifting you all in prayer!!!


Praying, praying, praying.

Praise and Coffee


Keith Jones

I was crushed to read that this morning. In constant prayer for all of you.

Christina Jay

A week ago a friend had a stroke. This past week has been a roller coaster. Everything you are posting is like déjà vu--we've just been there. Amazingly, people all over the world have joined together in prayer and the things that the doctors thought were insurmountable have been conquered through the power of Jehovah Rapha.

Joanne also has an army of prayer warriors storming heaven's gates with her name. We are praying and believing there will be incredible healing. All for God's glory!


I'm praying continually for her- I woke in the night and prayed as well. "God is within her- she will not fall"

Lemonade Makin Mama

Praying for you.


I'm new to this blog but read about Joanne on Twitter and have been praying. We're praying for Joanne, her doctors, your children, and for you and all of your friends and family. Know that you're being lifted up even as you read this!


My mama had a stroke on May 1, 2010. On May 5, she had the surgery (craniotomoy) that your wife has had. Mama is doing beautifully. Just wanted to encourage you.

You will be in my prayers. My heart hurts for you in a very real way!

Proverbs 31:25 Joanne is clothed with strength & dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Isaiah 40:31 Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


Praying. We've prayed as a family. Today I keep praying with my girls. And then I'm praying personally the rest of the time. This update is devastating on one level, but I believe in the power of the God to Whom I'm lifting these prayers. Blessings and Peace and Healing~Amy in Missouri


Going to my knees right now to pray



I've just now become aware of what has happened and am just floored by the news. I only know Joanne through my computer screen, but we have shared some wonderful conversations. Particularly on subjects brought up on your joint marriage blog. I am praying for Joanne and for the whole family whom I feel I know through reading this blog for the last few years. God is good and I know that right this very moment he is being bombarded with requests to heal Joanne. I am believing that God will answer our prayer.

Sarah Atkinson

Toben, the Tyndale family is praying so hard for you, Joanne, and the girls today. Please know that our hearts are there with you.


My thoughts and prayers are with you along with an enormous amount of love for you, your family and your girls. There is no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people praying for Joanne right now. Storm the gates!

Gail @ Pandemonium in the Parsonage

Continued prayers for you. Holy Spirit, turn these groanings into beautiful petitions!

Michelle V

Still continuing to pray!!


I just want to say I am praying for Joanne and your family. My heart truly aches for you. May God lift her up and may he keep your family strong and faithful during this difficult time. God is with you, and with him nothing is impossible.

God Bless,


Continuing to pray fervently, for Joanne and your entire family.

Andrea S.

Oh Toben- I wish there were words to lessen the load...but I know there are not. God is great....praying to our mighty God for a mighty healing.

Heavenly Father-
I lift up Joanne to you. I pray for your healing hand upon her, that you would do a mighty work and that you would lessen the swelling of the brain. Lord I pray that you would be the mighty fortress that I know you are for Toben and the girls, as well as all of the family and friends who are gathered together today. Lord be their portion, their strength, their comfort and their perfect peace.

In Jesus Name. Amen.


Been praying all morning!


Hello my precious friend and her amazing husband Toben....I'm praying without ceasing. Praying all over your family.



Toben- we are praying!!

Jenny Markmiller

Jamie Stephens

Praying and believing for a complete healing and peace for you and the family.

Lisa Chandler

Praying as a team for your family (Truefaced). We are shocked, but know that God is not and He's covering you with his strength and peace.

Praying for the medical team, for complete restoration of Joanne, and for you, Toben, the girls, extended family and friends.

Bev Brandon

With tears streaming down my eyes for our friend! Calling out to our Good God, the One Who touched the hand of Peter's mother and she was healed. Touching Joann's hand on the screen along with thousands of others. Matthew 8:15. My God pour His Grace over you all, Toben.

Celeste Hill

Praying for Joann she has been and will continue to be in my prayers.