Prayer & Praise Items

PRAISE & PRAYER
May 23, 2018
First Mennonite Church

PRAISE....
Praise that Tad and Barb concluded a meaningful 10 days as facilitators at the Wycliffe Linguistics Center in Dallas. They are praising the Lord for the 17 participants, mostly young professionals, who are committed to serving the Lord in missions.

Praise God for the ministry of music by the Chancel Choir, children’s choirs, bell choirs, and other musicians and musical groups of the church this past year.


PRAYER....
Pray for our missionaries this week: Eldon & Jan. ✶Pray for two ladies, a Chinese and an Iraqi, who have prayed to accept Jesus. Pray the Holy Spirit will have ready access to their hearts, to embrace Jesus fully. ✶There are several children's events planned at the "International House" this summer. PRAY they will believe the message of the Gospel, and share it with their families. ✶Pray for "Ella" and "Mike", a very young Muslim Bengali couple (Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh) who have a court "no contact" order. Eldon is regularly with Mike, who seems open to our frequent spiritual conversations. Pray Mike will be eager to pursue the truths of Jesus that Eldon shares. Pray for Jan and other Christian women who are surrounding Ella and her 21-month-old son. ✶ Pray God's love will overcome the fears many refugees face of severe rejection and threats if they step out to follow Jesus. Pray especially during Ramadan (May 15 - June 14). ✶Pray for us to have God's wisdom to avoid creating dependency while providing practical help. Pray we will listen for what the Holy Spirit wants us to say and do.

Pray for 5 unspoken requests. Thank you for upholding these needs in prayer. Praise the Lord for answered prayer!

Pray for the family of Harry Yoder, who died on May 17.


God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of May 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 Bob Reusser 26 Chuck Fennig 30 Judy Moser

FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL:
Lutheran: Tim Bauman (diagnosed with acute leukemia; no visitors or phone calls)

At Home:
Bob Reinhard (recovering at home following shoulder surgery)
Danielle Alberson (daughter of Linda Hodson, recovering at home following surgery)

Swiss Village Rehab: Marge Von Gunten (hip surgery recovery)

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

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Malcolm & Jeanne Stauffer
Lloyd & Carol Neuenschwander
Kent, Teri, Evan & Riley Liechty
Darren, Heidi, Caroline, Sarah, Joseph, Daniel, Will & Tate Kloepper
Brandon, Elizabeth, Brooklyn & Alyssa Fruechte
Vera Culp
Wade, Taya & Alex Augsburger
Ryan Sprunger
Marge Von Gunten
Gordon & Jarna Claassen
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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.