Tuesday, March 7, 2017

UPDATED: Living Church of God: Richard Ames Hospitalized With A Stroke



Several LCG sources have emailed me today about Richard Ames.  He was rushed to the hospital today complaining of slurred speech, headache, and numbness on his right side.  It is feared that he has had a stroke. His doctors have been conducting numerous tests on him to determine the damage from the stroke.  He has had health issues for some years now, which have taken a turn for the worse.   With Ames out of the picture, Gerald Weston has free reign to implement his reign of terror.  Ames, being the senior Evangelist was able to reign in the more abusive elements of the church.  Many LCG members fear that protection is slipping away.  If Meredith and Ames both die soon from their health issues, the Living Church of God is destined for major  problems.

Tough times are ahead for LCG members

UPDATE:

Dear Fellow Ministers:
I want to update you on a situation that occurred this afternoon.  Mr. Richard Ames called me to request anointing as he was having a health problem.  It was clear that he was having trouble speaking as his speech was slurred and he reported having numbness on his right side.  Dr. Winnail, Rod McNair and I anointed him and he was better immediately, but reverted back to the slurring shortly thereafter.  We decided to call the paramedics and he was taken to hospital where he is going through a series of tests and will remain there overnight.  The problem seems to be intermittent and so far there has been no diagnosis.  Initial tests at the hospital were favorable. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated and we will keep you informed when we know more.
Kind regards,
GEW

March 9, 2017
Greetings from Charlotte,
As some of you are aware, Mr. Richard Ames had a medical emergency this week but is now doing very well. He called for anointing, which we did, but felt it was prudent to have him checked out. His speech at times was slurred and he had numbness and weakness on his right side. Tests indicated that it definitely was a stroke. The good news is that he was released from the hospital, his speech is back to normal and he is able to move about normally. For this we are most thankful to the God we serve! Mr. Ames would like to convey his thanks for all the encouraging messages, as well as your prayers and support. I had an hour-long visit with Dr. Meredith this morning at his home. I updated him on the Work in general and shared with him some goals I have going forward, and he had a number of points of advice to pass along to me. It was a good meeting. Dr. Winnail arrived safely in South Africa after a couple of long flights and a long layover. He will conduct Church business meetings on Friday. He will also be conducting Tomorrow’s WorldPresentations. We are seeing a higher degree of interest from subscribers than we normally expect. We need more laborers in South Africa, as in all areas, and God may be moving people to get involved in that part of the world while there is still time to act.—GEW 
 



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

"If Meredith and Ames both die soon from their health issues, the Living Church of God is destined for major problems."

Don't get your hopes up. I seriously doubt much will change. They have weathered far worse storms.

Byker Bob said...

It's a slow death, 9:52. Armstrongism has already passed the tipping point, and the scripture about God's Church never being stamped out has never applied to WCG or any if the splinters. Gamaliel does, though.

BB

James said...

The Living Church of God is the walking dead. Death awaits this failed work.

Black Ops Mikey said...

Entropy continues as predicted.

Anonymous said...

"Reign of terror"? LCG members are in "fear"? Puleeze. You all have no clue about what you are talking. Zilch. Nada. But it's still fun to watch you sling your mud. Very entertaining. Thank you for that.

Anonymous said...

well BB, the old WCG and it's splinters are but a small part of God's Church....even if all traces of WCG disappear, there will still be groups of Sabbath keeping, Feast keeping, law abiding followers of Jesus Christ somewhere on this planet.

Anonymous said...

What is your source talking about? Ames is one of the worst abusers. He has a wicked temper and will yell and scream if he does not get his way. If you dare to study the Bible and ask him a sincere question he will brand you a scoffer or a dissident, while he abandons HWA's teachings to establish evangelical ideas in LCG. Also his crazy idea about the marriage supper in heaven, which requires Christ to return twice, once to collect His saints to go to heaven and once to bring HIs saints to war against the world's armies. He only gets away with his behavior because of Meredith. Maybe Ames has realised that with Meredith gone he will be reigned in as never before, so he might as well die before he is disgraced.

Anonymous said...

While wishing ill upon no particular individual person, I wish all kinds of ill will upon the various cog corporate entities. I hope LCG soon fragments into pieces, the more the better. The sooner that each one will fall below critical mass.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making it clear again how thankful I should be to be shut of all that mess. My life hasn't been any endless joy ride, but it sure has gotten much more tranquil without a religious gestapo to deal with.

Allen C. Dexter

Byker Bob said...

Exactly. You are preaching to the choir, but hopefully these groups will exist without the abuses. And, there will be even more devout Sunday-keeping, Christmas and Easter observing New Covenant Christians.

BB

Anonymous said...

you scoffers have been wishing death upon the Church now for how long? fact is Matthew 16:18 cannot be broken; its Christs own Words, and the faithful believe Him...

it is also Written that among the Church many will begin to think the Lord delays His Return and that they will start to abuse their fellow members...

but ultimately it is we who Endure until the end that will be Glorified, not those who become offended and fall off...

Anonymous said...

6.57 AM
The ministers were abusing church fellow members even when they believed Christs return imminent. It's the ministers that are the master abusers in these churches. The body of evidence doesn't lie. Blaming the victims and whitewashing the abusers through silence, are not Christian traits.
Where's your conversion and endurance?

Anonymous said...

not sure what kind of logic leads you to conclude i am "blaming the victims" and "whitewashing the abusers"; that amounts to a false accusation...

i absolutely indict the ministers as being a problem, and the Scripture witnesses to them being a problem...

but just as Christ was persecuted by the establishment and hierarchy, endured and overcame, we who submit to the same Power to overcome will inherit a Crown of Glory, having endured until the end...

as a black man in america, i can truly relate to the concept of overcoming obstacles and injustice, and the Scripture is my crutch...