Praises and Prayers Throughout the Missionary Church...
-Neil Rinehart, Director of Finance for the Missionary Church, received good news from his recent PET Scan: things are almost normal, and he needs no more chemo at this time. He is in remission!
-Len Sunukjian, Ministries Director of the Western District: had three stents successfully implanted in a major artery with 99% blockage-avoiding heart damage.
-Rev. Tim Bohm, Moline Missionary Church, Moline, IL, received good news regarding his heart tranplant: there are no signs of rejection, and his doctors are pleased with how his heart is functioning.
-Phyllis Phipps, wife of Rev. Ron Phipps, retired Missionary Church Support Ministries Coordinator, is continuing to gain stability and use of her legs.
-Pastor Ron Boggia, Trinity Missionary Church, Yale, MI is recovering from pleurisy and continuing to gain strength.
-Rev. Stan Liechty, Colonial Woods Missionary Church, Port Huron, MI, has been cleared to drive, and the wound on his foot has completely closed.
-Crossroads Missionary Church: Rev. Bryan Balasa: The church received a first-time Harvest Home Offering with the goal to pay off the church mortgage. They received just over double the amount needed..
-RUSSIA: A disciple of Jayne Johnston who attends her Chinese Bible study every week, accepted Christ as Savior last week.
-Emerson June, granddaughter of Rev. Joe (Jeanne) Focht, Nappanee Missionary Church, Nappanee, IN, was born on November 28.
-Pastor Gary A. Hahn, Associate Pastor/Adults at Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, IN, received his license October 11.
-Pastor Tristao Neto, Pastor at Fountain for the Nations Church, Nount Vernon, NY, received his license November 9
-DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Pray for partners of World Partners living in the Congo, especially in the region of Goma, where the work of God is being done. War has broken out in Goma, many people have been killed, and water, food and electricity are scarce. Pray for the people of the Congo.
-Len Sunukjian, Ministries Director of the Western District: retiring effective December 31.
-Rev. Rick Ferguson, Michigan Region minister, has been hospitalized in Grand Rapids with symptoms of congestive heart failure.
-Duncan Bridell, four-year-old son of Pastor Jeff (Becky) Bridell, has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is in a 6-8 month chemo regimen.
-Rev. Bob Keller, Colonial Woods Missionary Church, Port Huron, MI: receiving treatment for prostate cancer at the Cancer Treatment Center in Zion, IL.
-Buck Newsome, father of Sue (Rev. Curt) Swick, retired Michigan Regional pastor, is in hospice care with pancreatic and liver cancer.
Rev. Olen Schlatter, retired Michigan Regional pastor, is suffering from declining health and dementia: the family is praying that he would depart quietly and easily into Glory and ultimate healing.
-Dorothy Yerke, mother of Rev. Al Yerke, Regional Ministries Coordinator,, has been sick with an infection, disrupting the therapy she was undergoing after suffering a stroke in August.
-Bobby Smith, father of Terry (Rev. Frank) Taubitz, Warren Community Church, Warren, MI, has stage four kidney cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
-Krista Patch, daughter of Rev. Tim (Barb) Patch, Redeemer Missionary Church, Shelby Twp, MI, had an emergency appendectomy after her appendix ruptured. She will be fighting infection over the next few days.
-CYPRUS: Jim Roussos, retired World Partners missionary: hospitalized due to several physical difficulties.
-UNITED STATES: World Partners staff serving in the United States will meet to share reports and encourage one another December 6.
-UNITED STATES: Staff Member is meeting with five Israeli believers who may be part of his ministry team in Chicago. The men will discuss the details of outreach for Israelis in Chicago.
-URUGUAY: Staff Member is leading a group of women (not all of whom are believers) in a Bible study to discuss choosing life over spiritual death on December 8.
-SOUTHEAST ASIA: Staff Member and the other leaders of the children's English Club in their village are planning for an annual village party-outreach that over 300 villagers will attend December 8.
-IRELAND: Denny and Linda Collins and the leadership of Emmanuel Community Church are in the process of clarifying Emmanuel's ministry in relation to their core values. This will be an ongoing process taking several weeks.
-UNITED STATES: Bill and Debbie Jones are discipling a couple, desiring to impart a continued vision for discipleship.
-UNITED STATES: A Staff Couple is discipling Jane who is in need of a spiritual breakthrough. They have also had several physical setbacks this year.
-IRELAND: Randy and Carolyn Fudge are guiding disciples through weekly Bible study and The Purpose Driven Life.