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Still in the Hospital

Zola will probably not be released to go home until after Thursday, August 4. His strength remains good but they want to keep an eye on him a bit longer. Please continue praying for his speedy recovery.


17 Responses to “Still in the Hospital”

  1. Mary Jane Solomon Says:

    Shalom, Zola,

    I am so pleased to hear you are doing well. It is hard to believe you may go home as early as later this week! God is indeed gracious.

    I just finished watching your latest Internet TV program. I was touched by the people in the Samarian towns who are trying to keep their land and homes. And it was very poignant to hear Benny Elon describe the prophetic return of the Jews to the land because of the God of Israel. Thank you for bringing us interviews with these sweet people.

    I will continue to pray for your swift recovery and for God’s perfect answer to Israel’s current plight.

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  3. Dortha Mae Spurgeon Says:

    Shalom Zola,
    What a blessing to hear you are doing so well and my heart rejoices in knowing you will be going home in a few days……and since I have been there 2 times I know all the therapy you will be expected to go through and you know it really is important to do that….and in a way you can enjoy it…..just take it one day at a time, and enjoy the rest you are getting.
    You’ve been through it all before so you know what to expect……My heartfelt prayers are with you and just thank the Lord for you and what he is carrying you through.
    The Lord is so good and His mercies endure forever…I am praying for Israel and God’s will to be done…..Praise His Wonderful Name!

  4. Rhonwyn Dunn Says:

    Greetings Zola,

    I just received your newsletter today and read about your recent heart surgery. And, I’ve read comments regarding your progress afterwards.
    I’m relieved to know that you are recovering well; will continue to pray for your complete recovery from this procedure.

    Blessings to you and yours,

    Rhonwyn Dunn

  5. Betty Barnard Says:

    Many from our church group have been asked to pray for you. God is so good all the time. Your sweet face from your hospital bed blessed my heart, I love you and am thankful to a gracious God for your faithfulness to our King. May you have a speedy and full recovery, Israel needs you.
    Love to you and yours,
    Betty Barnard

  6. Kim Tweeddale Says:

    Dear Zola,

    I did not find out you were ill until the end of July. We had recently changed satellite providers
    and did not find out until they were finished with the installation that I could no longer receive your show on Monday mornings. Which by the way is one of the few TV shows I watch. Otherwise my TV works as a radio station turned to contemperary Christian music. So even though we have to break the contract, at a cost of $200, we are changing back to original satellite provider. They also give me IBA news out of Israel. Like you, I refuse to watch CNN.

    So since I have missed your shows this last month I did not know you were ill. I had called Claudia in early July to find out your midwest trip itinerary hoping we could here you speak while on vacation to visit family in Ohio. At that time, you were scheduled to speak at the Church on the Rock in St.Peter’s Missouri on the evening of July 27th. On our way home the 27th I called the church to make sure you would still be speaking, and of course they told me “no”. So I then called your Dallas office, hoping against hope, you would be speaking somewhere else near St.Louis that night. That was when I found out that you were scheduled for surgery the next day. I started praying for you right then in the car, the Holy Spirit even told me it was your heart. I have been praying for you every day since.

    We tried last year to hear you speak on your way to Kansas City after leaving Branson. But our schedules just didn’t mesh. It has always been too expensive for my husband and I to go to Israel.
    So, if the Lord taries I will try to hear you speak next summer.

    I have always thought you were a great man of God, and do so much for His chosen people and Israel. And you are the reason I started to learn Hebrew from your course study book. So now and alway I will pray for the peace of Jerusalem! Kim Tweeddale

  7. Audrey Mellevold Says:

    Dear Zola,
    Didn’t realize until today that I could get a “get well”
    note to you. You have been in my prayers for a speedy
    recovery. I wouldn’t know what to do without your regular
    newsletter. Your course has meant so much to this little old lady
    who has also had her share of surgery.
    As I continue to pray for you, I shall also never forget to
    “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem”.
    May our Lord heap His blessings on you!
    In His love,
    Audrey Mellevold

  8. Carol Zajicek Says:

    Dear Zola,
    As I continue to check in and see how you’re doing, I find myself smiling, knowing that God isn’t through with you in this life, and you’ll continue to teach us. We love the photo of you in the hospital, holding the great big heart. It’s a blessing to see you looking so well, with good color, grinning, and all. I’m so grateful you and your doctors had the knowledge and wisdom to bring about this decision for surgery! As a retired CCU nurse, I’ve seen a lot, and I know Who the Great Physician is! You have Him! And you have us, a small part of the family of God, praying for you and for Israel! Hugs and blessings to you, your family, and all in your ministry!
    In Him,
    Carol and Charles

  9. Glenn Simonsen Says:

    Glad to hear about your recovery process. God blessed me with a good recovery from colon surgery in April and I know He will do the same for you.
    God bless you and your staff for a terrific show. I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing it is! I grew up with a lot of anti-Semitism but in 1979 when I became a true believer in Jesus He took that from me, praise God! Now as I read your newsletter and watch your program, my heart has really found a place in the country and people of Israel. I’m proud to be a “Zionist”, my heart longs for the peace of Jesus Christ to be prevalent in Israel, and I pray for their safety and blessing.

    Thank God for His calling in your life, and blessing your listeners with the truth. May God give you great refreshment as you recover.

    Shalom my brother,
    Glenn Simonsen

  10. Larry & Lindy Eslick Says:

    Shalom, Zola!
    We’re thankful you’re doing so well. We’ve prayed for you often, and you’re in our thoughts. We met you 2 years ago in Eureka Springs,(we were the ones driving the new school bus). We’ve felt like family since. God willing, we’ll tour Israel with you one of these years before the rapture. If not, we’ll tour Israel with you after the Rapture!
    We pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem.
    Next year in Jerusalem!?!?!
    Larry & Lindy Eslick

  11. Jo Ann Mooneyham Says:

    Hi Zola!

    What a thrill to see you sitting up in bed with that wonderful smile of yours! I thought I would take this opportunity to thank you for your walk with Yeshua because it has benefited so many of us. Your walk and faith are a constant source of encouragement and I’m so thankful He left you here to further strengthen us in the faith.

    I’m praying for your continued healing and will look forward to hearing what He is sharing with you during your ‘down time’.

    Praying for the peace of Jerusalem………

    Shalom from Florida!

  12. Donna Lee Says:

    Zola, Our prayers have been answered!! You look so heathy in your hospital bed. It is good to see you with a smile on your face. It is a miracle that you are healing so fast!! God is truly a God of answered prayer. We look forward to seeing you back on TV, but make sure you do not over do it! Let God be praised!!

  13. James & Kai Says:

    Dear Zola,

    Wishing you El Elyon’s blessings and thanking him for blessing you with long life and additional burst of energy to perfect and complete his work.

    God’s word promises long life to those who fear him: Psalm 128 & Proverbs 19:23.

    Just yesterday we borrowed from the public library a video on the passover celebration that you had done in 1975, we were amazed that even then the truth you presented in Yeshua fulfilling the passover was so truthful that one couldn’t miss the point. Ofcourse you had more hair then.

    Shalom in Yeshua’s name,

    Yacov & Chai.

  14. Frank Bonarrigo Says:

    May our Lords healing touch place comfort on your being.
    I love you Zola; you are one of my heroes.
    I love Israel as you do.
    I asked the Lord to please allow you to stay here with us because I am in need of your strength. I know I sound self-center but I can’t help that.
    I have watched your show ever since I returned home from Israel in 1988.
    You bring the truth to all of us, believers.
    You look GREAT!!

  15. Jon Donaldson Says:

    Dear Zola,

    You are loved, and I just put my money where my mouth is with an order and a donation. Get well soon! You are needed at the front. That’s an order! JD

  16. lisa Says:

    Hello Zola. I ask for Jesus hands of blessing upon you.

    Jesus please send your healing hands on Zola. We know that as we grow older nothing is ever full
    proof until you return, but we also know that you make all things new. We ask this for our brother in your holy name. Peace to Zola and his family and peace to Jerusalem forever. amen.

  17. Cathy Cook Says:

    Dear Zola,
    Hope you are doing well.
    I am embarking on an adventure in Exodus with our small group this year. I pray I serve God well in it. The breif history of Israel on your site helps, back to 1917, anyway! We are going back to Genesis 15:18!
    Missed you this past Sunday night, but it was good to see Nehemiah Gordan(?) on again. Very interesting man. For him to know scripture so well and yet not see…We have prayed for him since the first broadcast.
    We are praying for you as well.
    Cathy (and David) Cook

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