Prayer & Praise Items

July 19, 2017
First Mennonite Church

Praise God for His promises. Thank Him for his assurance and encouragement in Psalm 27:13-14 that we can trust Him in all things: “I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Tad & Barb Wulliman. We are praising God for 30+ fruitful years in the Philippines serving missionary kids through education and facilities at Faith Academy, and serving Bible Translation with Wycliffe as support workers. We cannot begin to express our thanks, but we know while God has supplied our needs through you, your needs have also been supplied. Barb is now in Ohio at our daughter, Lana, and Brad Amstutz’s house enjoying family and grandsons. Tad is still working at Faith Academy on the gym renovation, but will be joining the family this week. We will be attending a five-day workshop at Wycliffe Bible Translators headquarters in Florida in August. This workshop is to help us learn how to respond properly to the changing US culture! Pray for the spiritual nourishments each Saturday at Faith Academy with the male maintenance and construction workers. These were instituted each summer by Tad and hopefully will continue in his absence. Pray for Tad’s two Filipino associates who will be taking over for him, that they can maintain high standards of work and strong Christian testimony. Praise God for our newest family member, born to Chris & Nelly in Nairobi. Baby Delcina is a wonderful blessing after 4 miscarriages. Pray for our transition to the US as we will be taking time to travel to make contact with other supporters.

Pray for 8 unspoken requests.

Pray for comfort for Rita Augsburger, Wade & Taya Augsburger, Brian & Lee Anne Augsburger, and other family members in the death of Melvin Augsburger on July 14.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of July 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.
26 Vernelle Yoder     29 Barb Wulliman

Parkview: Kate Smith - knee replacement yesterday
Adams Memorial: Logan Sprunger (tests)

Doyle Lehman - hip surgery rehab at Woodcrest
Bertha Mae Neuenschwander - heart procedure on July 24
Carolee Nussbaum - SV rehab
Arleda Sorgen - SV rehab
Twyla Sprunger - SV rehab
Bertie Lehman - lung cancer - surgery on the 21st
Mic Hodson - recovery following radiation treatments
Sharon Wheeler - chemo treatments
Char Miller (mother of Jan Claassen) – serious stroke & not expected to live more than a few days; PTL that she indicated that she has believed the gospel
Claire Kuprowicz (cu-PRO-uts) - progressing, speaking some
Cancer issues - Tim Breauchy, Bob Beitler, Phil Sprunger

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Charlie & Waneta Habegger
Carol Lehman
Bud & Carol Lerdal
Joe, Jen, Haden & Colby Meyer
Mike & Deb O’Dell
Mark, Lisa, Jenna & Lauren Smith
Rick Nancy, Cora, Christian & Curtis Sprunger
Marjorie Zurcher
Fred & Claudette Stauffer
Jeff, Megan, Nate & Josh Linthicum
Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00
a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jerry Flueckiger, 589-4666.