Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:
Update: We express our Christian Sympathies to Phyllis Nyboer in the passing of Junior Nyboer, who went home to be with the Lord this morning. We mourn for our loss, but we know that Junior is rejoicing in the presence of his Lord and Savior. Pray for God to comfort and strengthen Phyllis and her children with his loving presence in this sad time of loss.
We express our Christian Sympathies to Ken and Sharon Zeinstra in the passing of Gary Blok, husband of Ken’s niece, who went home to be with the Lord after a tragic construction accident. Pray for God to be with Ken’s niece, Pam, and her children as they mourn the loss of a beloved husband and father. Pray for the hope of eternal life in Christ to uphold the Blok and Zeinstra Families in the sad time of loss.
We praise the Lord for the birthday that Gary Van Hill will celebrate on Saturday. We praise the Lord for the many years he has given to Gary and we pray for continued good health and God’s blessing in the year to come.
We praise the Lord for the 54th wedding anniversary that Tim and Shirley Brown celebrated on Wednesday and the 51st wedding anniversary that Dale and Marla Nienhuis will celebrate on Saturday. We give thanks to the Lord for the love that they share and we pray for God to bless the Browns and the Nienhius’ on their special days.
We praise the Lord that Val Avink has returned home safely from Haiti for a three-week visit and respite from her work at Children of the Promise. Pray for God to be with Val as she transitions back to West Michigan and for her time at home of reconnecting with family and friends to be an encouragement to her.
Please pray for Melinda Hamstra, Sean Hamstra’s mother, as she is appears to be nearing the end of her battle with an aggressive melanoma and is preparing to meet the Lord. Pray for God’s loving presence to comfort Sean, Kateyln, and the Hamstra family in this time of need. Pray for Jack and Dawn Redder as they also show love and support to their daughter and son-in-law, Katelyn and Sean, in this difficult time.
Please pray for Gene Sal, Lorraine Mokma’s brother, as his health continues to decline as a result of the ALS he has. Pray for God’s loving presence to be a daily strength for Gene and his family in this difficult time of need.
Please pray for God’s blessing upon the New Educational Year that we will be starting up again September. Pray for God to be with all of our students and teachers who will be involved in the educational programs at Noordeloos. Pray for God to provide for the educational needs that are still remaining and for God to work through all of our programs so that our kids can learn to know Christ more.
Please pray for the Campus Ministries at GVSU and WMU as they prepare to begin a new year of ministry to college students. Pray for God to be Rev. Scott Stark as he works with the campus ministry at GVSU and with Rev. Ron De Young as he works with Bronco Campus Ministry at WMU. Pray for the love of Christ to be known and shown through the ministry that will take place on these campuses this year.