Prayer & Praise Items

PRAISE & PRAYER
July 11, 2018
First Mennonite Church

PRAISE....
Praise God for the Biblical challenges that we receive every Sunday in our services. Pray that we will each open our hearts and respond to the Holy Spirit as He teaches us to live as true disciples of Jesus.

Praise God for the healing power of the Lord in the many surgeries recently. We praise God for the wisdom and skill He gives to medical personnel.

PRAYER....
Pray for our missionaries this week: Doug & Kerry Bryan. Pray with us as we consider a new mission organization. We are strongly considering B2theWorld (www.b2theworld.com). Ask God to reveal His will in this decision. At the end of July, we will be traveling back to Kigali. Pray for safe flights and that Elias and Adeline would sleep during the flights. Please pray for KICS staff & students entering a new school year. Ask God to transform students with the gospel and His presence in their lives. Finally, pray that we would seek first His kingdom and righteousness. Praise: God has been faithful to keep us safe during all our driving in June & July. We praise Him for his provision and His calling to Rwanda. Praise God with us as we celebrate all He has done in Rwanda, KICS, and our lives.

Pray for 6 unspoken requests. Thank you for upholding these needs in prayer.

Pray for Steve and Mary Sommer and other family in the death of Mary’s father, Harold Loof, on July 6; also for the family of Jerry Nussbaum, who died on Monday. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, in our chapel.

Pray for the students who are attending Camp Luz this week: Cole Hyman, Will Sheets, Wesley Summersett, Josh Linthicum, Haden Meyer, Zain Bailey, and Easton O’Dell.

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.
12 Doug Bryan           14 Janet (Hugh David) Sprunger
26 Vernelle Yoder      29 Barb Wulliman

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL:
Lutheran: Tim Bauman (acute leukemia); Modjeska Hawkins (pacemaker implanted); Fred Wulliman (back surgery today)

Parkview: Claudette Stauffer (kidney stone surgery)

Bluffton Regional: Elaine Liechty (surgery for broken ankle)

Swiss Village Rehab: Lydia Lehman

At Home: Paul Lehman (pain issues from hip surgery); Sadie Lautzenheiser (great-granddaughter of Doyle & Anna Lehman; was scheduled for eye surgery last week but now postponed)

Cancer: Sharon Wheeler, Byron Fox, Jerry Flueckiger, Clyde Wulliman, Mic Hodson, Tim Breauchy, Phil Sprunger, Larry Reinhard, Tim Bauman

Mission Service: Rebekah Steiner in Sierra Leone, Africa

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Ernie & Janice Steiner
Bob & Betty Reinhard
Jeff, Megan, Nate & Josh Linthicum
Jeff (teacher) Lehman
Don & Nancy Graber
Jim & Linda Eicher
Mary Bauman
Loren, Pat, Kenneth & Kyle Claassen
Dave & Judy Fox
Ruth Habegger
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Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00
a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jim Schwartz, 525-0124.