Pray for Pastor Austin Gardner

On Wednesday, May 20th, Pastor Austin Gardner was taken to the hospital by ambulance because he had very low oxygen levels. He was admitted into the ICU and is being treated for pneumonia and COVID-19.

Early on Thursday, May 21st, he was intubated. He will be asleep for 5-15 days and hopefully this will help him get better. He is in serious condition.

Please pray for a man who has been a great mentor, pastor, and friend to so many.

  • Pray for God to heal his body – to restore and sustain his health.
  • Pray for wisdom for the doctors to give the right treatment.
  • Pray for a peace that passes all understanding and a strong faith that continues to reject anxiety and panic.
  • Pray for comfort for the family (and all whom this affects), especially since they can’t be together at this time and family that is on the mission field.

Thank you for praying! James 5:15-16 says, “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up…the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

About the author

Since 2004, Travis has been serving the Lord in the United Kingdom, teaching the Bible and starting churches. He and his wife Teri have three children and are sent out of Vision Baptist Church and Vision Baptist Missions in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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  1. Update from Chris Gardner: Dads oxygen that was being pushed to him was 100% but they watched it go down to 80 and now it is at 50%. Doctor friends have said that he might be able to be taken off as early as 40%. God is good and I wanted to say thank you for praying.

  2. Sunday Update: They have him on his stomach again and they are pushing in 50% oxygen. He is on day two of remdesivir. The doctor says that he is responding well to everything and they are encouraged. Thanks for praying everyone.

  3. Update: He is still on his back which is good because the goal is to keep him on his back. If his numbers change or he starts struggling they will put him back on his stomach. His oxygen is at 70% right now but they lowered his Peep number to 10 so it compensates with increasing the oxygen. His Peep was at 14 now at 10 which he said was a good sign.

  4. Allison Flowers

    Update: Doctor says he is the same, no change really, so they are going to do the plasma exchange later today. Normally there is an immediate improvement, might be small but normally there is some. They can do this plasma exchange several days in a row. He is still on his back and oxygen is at 55% which is great for being on his back. Peep number is still 10. His kidney is functioning well and still ok.

  5. Allison

    Wednesday Update from Chris Gardner

    I was just on the phone with Dr. He said that he continues to improve. The plasma from yesterday is working and they are getting ready to give him his second dose in a few minutes. His peep # is at 8 now. Usually 5 to 8 is normal range from what we understand.

  6. Allison

    Thursday Update from Chris Gardner

    Peep is back up to 10. Oxygen is at 60%. He Is on his back now and will be turned at 4:30 pm. He face is very swollen from being so many hours on his stomach and face. His kidney is producing an excellent amount of urine. You could hear a lot of fluid and they are getting ready to suck that out.

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