Prayer & Praise Items

April 19, 2017
First Mennonite Church

Praise God for the wonderful Easter service on Sunday. Pray that as the message went out, it would bring forth fruit in the lives or our worshipers and other hearers.

Praise God for the beautiful spring blossoms which remind us of the new life we have in Jesus Christ.

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Tad & Barb. We have lots of praises this week. Tad had excellent sessions with 35 Filipino pastors as he gave 2 presentations as part of a world missions course. He also was pleased to help host a team from the US to attend a New Testament dedication on another island. These are always the culmination of years of service. This was the 66th language in the Philippines receiving God's Word in their heart language. We are also praising the Lord that we don't have to empty our rental house and sell all our household goods and furnishings before leaving Manila. The next renters will take nearly everything. This is a major relief. A very personal praise is the continued pregnancy of Chris and Nelly in Kenya. We expect a new grandchild in the next month after surviving many difficulties. Our main prayer requests are for additional staff for next school year at Faith Academy and housing for the Filipino family who has shared our house for 3 years. They need to find affordable housing for their family of 4. This is a major concern. Thank you for all your prayers and support as in the months ahead we will face big transitions in saying goodbye to ministry and long term relationships in our work and church.
Pray for 8 unspoken requests.

Prayer for the work MCC is doing in Sudan with the developing famine. Prayer for First Mennonite’s response to show Christian Compassion in this endeavor.

Prayer for our nation.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of April 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.
20 Cheryl Bauman    21 Monia Maxwell    26 Jerry Flueckiger    29 Daniel Fennig

Adams Memorial: Ernie Sprunger - tests

Isaac Andrews (Albert & Renee) - tonsillectomy today
Dan Wenger - throat surgery at Cleveland Clinic on April 26
Ruth Mary Liechty - home after hospital stay for blood transfusions
Sharon Wheeler - chemo treatments
Claire Kuprowicz (cu-PRO-uts) - progressing
Cancer issues - Tim Breauchy, Bob Beitler, Phil Sprunger

We pray for the following who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Ernie & Janice Steiner
Bob & Betty Reinhard
Jeff, Megan, Nate & Josh Linthicum
Jeff Lehman (teacher)
Don & Nancy Graber
Jim & Linda Eicher
Mary Bauman
Loren, Pat, Kenneth & Kyle Claassen
Dave & Judy Fox
Ruth Habegger


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