Prayer & Praise Items

PRAISE & PRAYER
September 12, 2018
First Mennonite Church

PRAISE....
Praise God for the life of every child who is attending our Preschool, and the opportunity for the teachers to teach them about the love of Jesus.

Praise God for His bountiful blessings day by day. Thank Him for His protection over us.

PRAYER....   
Pray for our missionaries this week: Brian & Noelia Fox. We want to thank you for all your prayers while we were traveling in Benin, Africa. The trip was amazing and we really enjoyed getting to know the kids in La Casa Grande.  It was an amazing experience for our family and we thank God for the opportunity we had to go and serve there for three weeks. School is starting up again here in Spain, which means our English academy will also be starting another school year.  Pray for this next school year, that as we continue to get to know these kids and their parents, God would continue to open doors for us to share with them the reason for the hope we have in Christ.  We have officially stepped down from our position as youth ministry leaders. We have been working with a young couple who are taking over leadership of the church's youth ministry. We are thankful for all the opportunities that God has given us to minister to youth and young adults. We are excited to start our next adventure, working with young couples and families. 

Pray for 5 unspoken requests. Thank you for upholding these needs in prayer.

Pray for families who have lost loved ones in recent weeks. Pray for loved ones of David Meyer in his untimely death on Sept. 8.  Family members include Dale and Mark Sprunger.

Pray for the In’t Groen family as Thom’s visa expires in October and he will have to return to the Netherlands before the end of the year.

Pray for people in India who have suffered the recent historic floods.  Pray that they may turn to the Lord in this time.

Pray for our nation and our leaders in government. Pray that those officials who know the Lord will be courageous and conduct themselves in a way that honors Him.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of September birthdays for missionaries and church staff.
15  Jenn Helmlinger    16 Yarna Claassen

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL:
Akron Children’s Hospital: Blake Stutzman (showing improvement; has begun rehab)

Swiss Village: Elaine Liechty (rehab)

At Home: Vernelle Yoder; Rich Wulliman (needs prayer for continued healing); Barbara J. Sprunger (has a continuing physical need); Josh Linthicum (had surgery on Friday in Indianapolis; surgery went well and he returned home yesterday )

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

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
   
Matt, Becky & Kate Buckingham
Fred & Mary Whitehurst
David & Sandra Flueckiger
Kris, Rhonda & Brayden Grandlinard
Scott, Greta & Tim Lehman   
Dick & Janet McKean
Marie Nussbaum
David, Lona & Brandon Shuey           
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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.