Prayer & Praise Items

September 11, 2019
First Mennonite Church

Praise God for His bountiful blessings day by day. We in this community enjoy safety from terrorists, religious persecution, war, and other terrible events that many people endure day after day.

Praise God for the dedicated people who serve in various ways as teachers, helpers, committee members, and many other ways in our church.

Pray for the baptismal candidates who will be baptized this Sunday. Pray that we, as church members, may encourage them by our consistent life and testimony.

Pray for our missionaries: Loren & Pat. Returning full time to live in India has lots of challenges. We are happy to say we feel the Lord’s leading, and confirmation to go back for this next season, though we see all sorts of obstacles. The Hindu fundamentalist government is cracking down on Gospel sharing and similar activities. Pat is beginning to pioneer a new ministry in Pune, India. Pray for the Lord’s leading and provision as she begins a process of identifying Jesus- loving entrepreneurs who want to fulfill the great commission through small business. Since the boys have moved out, we have decided to rent out the house in Columbus. This is scary, as we have had previous rental experiences that were very poor. Pray for protection from bad renters. Pray for grace as once again we need to pack up a home, get rid of stuff and store things, while fixing up a few things. Pray for Loren’s upcoming School of Supernatural Ministry, which will again run in India, January through April. Pray for students, staff, and staff training. He has 12 brand new staff for this school who were students last year.

Pray for 6 unspoken prayer requests. (Thanks for upholding these needs in prayer.)

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of September 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.
15 Jenn Helmlinger 16 Yarna Claassen 25 Adeline Bryan

Lutheran: Janet Bixler (surgery today); Nancy Mock (daughter of Dave Nussbaum)

Swiss Village Rehab: Anita Marble, Deloris Christy, Orlando Sprunger, Betty Liechty, Dan Dawson

At Home:
Jamie Cressman (difficult week with headaches and dehydration; admitted to Lutheran on Friday and dismissed on Sunday).

Elsewhere: Harrisburg, PA: Jessica Meyer (total hip replacement recovery)

Riley Hospital: Infant Lila Stauffer, (daughter of Nate & Becca Stauffer, granddaughter of Bob & Judy Stauffer, great-granddaughter of Fred & Claudette Stauffer, was born on July 10, with multiple complications both physical and internal; she will be at Riley for at least two more months).

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

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Ben, Jenni, Lexi & Colton Garringer
Brian, Noelia, Mikaela, Elisa & Norah Fox
Brian, Susan & Andrew Culy
David & Sandra Kloepper
Derick, Lori, Tristan, Gabe, Zain & Niah Bailey
Gordon & Yarna Claassen
Mark & Debra Neuenschwander
Mike & Elaine Liechty
Paul & Lynn Steenburg
Sam Steiner
Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jim Schwartz, 525-0124.