Prayer & Praise Items






February 21, 2018
First Mennonite Church

Praise God for the work of the Berne Preschool and the Christlike example of the teachers to the children.

Praise God for our youth leaders who help in the youth ministry week by week. Pray that each one of our youth may allow the Holy Spirit to guide them in the critical decisions they need to make.

Praise God for the Junior High youth who attended the Junior High retreat this past weekend at Camp Luz. Thank the Lord for their safe return.

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Tad & Barb. Through a partnership with Tad and Barb, 1st Mennonite has invested and partnered with the Ayta (eye-ta) languages for the past six years in the Philippines. Praise God; the translations are nearly complete. The Review Committees are reading through two entire NTs one last time to assure that the translations are accurate to the original manuscript, clear in understanding and natural in the vernacular of the Ayta Culture. There are only four more books to review. Praise God for allowing the project to reach this milestone after ten years of tedious and painstaking work, but for the glory of God. Pray for Roger Stone, (Kansas farmer turned linguist) and his family as Roger oversees this project. Pray for the endurance of the Ayta Mother Tongue Speakers and the Review Committees as they work towards the goal of July 2018, when these two NTs will be ready for final typesetting.

Pray for 3 unspoken requests.

Pray for the seminar this Thursday and Friday here at the church, Facing The Addiction Crisis, with Jackie Pullinger.

Pray for the family of Billy Graham, who died today at the age of 99. What an inspiration he was to so many people in all walks of life.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of February 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.
27 Laverne Steiner 27 Conner Hyman (Brent)


Parkview: Twyla Sprunger (knee surgery today)

Other: Doris Sprunger (Swiss Village rehab.)

At Home:
Stuart Lehman (following back procedure)
Mic Hodson (waiting for test results, pray for continued recovery)
Stanley Royer (Bill Beachey’s brother-in-law, lung cancer, started chemo)

Cancer: Sharon Wheeler, Betty Stuber, Byron Fox, Jerry Flueckiger, Clyde Wulliman, Cindy Habegger, Mic Hodson, Tim Breauchy, Phil Sprunger, Larry Reinhard

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Stuart Lehman
Greg & Sara Meyer
Jessie, Jaci, Vivian, Grant & Easton O’Dell
Catherine Smith
Randy & Sara Jo Sprunger
Lack, Melinda, Lily & Hannah Taing
Fred & Elsie Wulliman
Dwight Zurcher
Jeff, Julie, Liz, Adam, Anna & Audra Chrisman
Jerry & Bonnie Flueckiger

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