Prayer & Praise Items

November 13, 2019
First Mennonite Church

Praise the Lord that the Mission Festival budget of $218,000 was met. We were blessed with $218,872 being raised. We praise the Lord for each gift and giver.

Praise God for the Ministries Council. Pray that they may have wisdom as they make decisions concerning the overall ministry of our church.


Pray for our missionaries: Dan & Arlene Bauman. Praise: *Several recording team members have completed more Scripture recordings in the Gizrra, Kala, and Siane languages.*Opportunities to meet and plan with the whole team, as we were all at Ukarumpa several weeks ago. This does not happen very often, as many have been traveling for recordings and other work. *We heard an encouraging report from our distribution team about many people purchasing New Testaments in their languages during a book and media distribution trip to a remote island. Pray for: *Jonathan, as he travels out to the islands for several weeks to start recording the Ura New Testament. *David, as next week he heads out on his first PNG recording trip to finish up the Gizrra New Testament recording. *Bethany, who is recording more Bamu Scripture in our studios here at Ukarumpa. *Dan, as he helps David prepare for the recording trip. *Dan, as he adds instruments to several songs in the Kala language and adds that to the recorded book of Mark, which will be distributed this week. *Dan, who is helping the Branch produce a training report for the PNG government. *Ongoing development of computer programs to help manage and create audio and video productions from many language recordings. *Arlene, as she learns new email and calendar computer programs in her job as one of the Ukarumpa Clinic receptionists.

Pray for 5 unspoken prayer requests. (Thanks for upholding these needs in prayer.)

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of November 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 Arlene Bauman 28 Mary Bauman


Parkview Ortho: Bonnie Sprunger (knee replacement recovery)

Swiss Village Rehab: Fred Bixler, Connie Nagel

At Home: Jamie Cressman (chemo round finished; pray for strength); Sharon Wulliman (had an outpatient procedure & biopsy done on Monday); Infant Lila Stauffer, (great-granddaughter of Fred & Claudette Stauffer, now at home and will require full-time care).

Oxford, UK: Nelly (Chris) Wulliman (is in the hospital under observation for possible premature birth at 26 weeks).

Cancer: Mic Hodson, Don Graber, Jamie Cressman, Lena Nagel, Sharon Wheeler, Tim Breauchy

Rockport, Texas: Ryan Sprunger - serving with MDS

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Mike, Lara, Vienna & Gwyneth Collett
Ed Fox
Floyd & Renee Liechty
Derryle & Neva Pharr
Brandon, Jessica, Avery, Bracey, Calah & Griffin Hill
Bob & Vickie Beaman
Stan Beitler
Anna Jane Fennig
Doug, Teresa, Jordan, Lindsey & Kaitlyn Heckler
Regina Steiner

Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jim Schwartz, 525-0124.