Prayer & Praise Items

PRAISE & PRAYER
May 24, 2017
First Mennonite Church

PRAISE....
Praise God for the faithful staff of children’s church teachers, who have devoted much time, love, and patience in teaching the children throughout the year.

Praise God for our youth leaders, who bless, encourage, and walk beside our youth. Pray that the Lord will enable them to speak truth to students, who are facing a tremendously challenging and often hostile culture.

PRAYER....
Pray for our missionaries of the week: Bob & Deb Reusser.
1. On April 27, my good friend and fellow laborer in the Gospel work for over 30 years, Chuck Hill, passed away. He was sitting in his study doing some Bible study preparation and just fell over to the floor. I’m grieving this loss, but rejoicing in him being with Jesus, his Lord whom he dearly loved. 2. On May 30, Bob will travel to Colorado for a key meeting with other national leaders in The Navs. He returns home on June 7. Please pray for safe travels, good health and Spirit-led times of learning, fellowship, and planning with these godly men and women. Pray for Deb also, as she stays back in Valparaiso and entertains some family who will visit during these days. 3. Our youngest daughter, Michelle, is due to deliver our 13th grandchild the later part of June. This new granddaughter will join sisters, Josslyn (age 5) and Noelle (age 3) in Ben and Michelle’s household. They now live in Lansing, MI, where Ben became the head pastor of a small church there last December. Please pray for the timing of the delivery (Deb would like to be there if possible) and for good health for Michelle and the new baby. Pray also for their household as they adjust to an added family member in the midst of an already busy home.

Pray for 7 unspoken requests.

Pray for our high school and college graduates as they enter a new phase of life. Pray that they will set their hearts on the Lord above all else, believe His word, and follow His direction in their lives.

Pray for our nation and its leaders.
Pray for Bible School plans being made by the teachers and coordinators. Ask God to make the hearts of the children open and ready to receive God’s love.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of May birthdays for missionaries and church staff. A basket will be placed in the foyer in which you may place cards for them, and these will be sent for you.
25 Robert Reusser        26 Chuck Fennig        30 Judy Moser

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL:
Adams Memorial: Twyla Sprunger - hip surgery recovery

Others:
Bonnie Sprunger - recovery at home from skull fracture
Malcolm Stauffer - excellent report; further surgery not required
Ruth Mary Liechty - Swiss Village rehab
Mic Hodson - radiation treatment for prostate cancer
Sharon Wheeler - PET Scan results on May 24
Aaron Oyer - (grandson of Nancy Oyer) serious after a fall
Claire Kuprowicz (cu-PRO-uts) - progressing, has spoken for first time since surgery
Cancer issues - Tim Breauchy, Bob Beitler, Phil Sprunger

We pray for the following who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Wilmer & Kenlyn Sprunger
Emily Fox
Ryan, Lennie, Myah, Porter & Hattie Mounsey
Jeff, Cheryl & Maria Liechty
Michael, Melinda, Megan, Hannah & Joshua Mosser
Ed & Shirley Prentiss
Charles & Marilyn Spurgeon
Ben, Nicole, Aden, Blake & Kaylin Rediger
Julia Liechty
Doug, Teresa, Jordan, Lindsey & Kaitlyn Heckler

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Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00
a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jerry Flueckiger, 589-4666.