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diane reid
August 9, 2018

Diane appreciates prayer as she goes for knee replacement surgery this coming week (August 16).

Phil, andrea & Cara bauman
August 9, 2018

Please pray for Andrea and Cara as they depart for Niger August 12 for Cara to start classes August 14. Phil returns to Ghana on August 15, arriving about the same time as Andrea coming from Niger.

August 7, 2018

Tim's mother was diagnosed with cancer and a blocked carotid artery back in June.  She was scheduled to start chemotherapy this week.  Monica sent this update this morning:

Over the past week and a bit Margaret has been having dizzy spells. Yesterday things took a turn for the worse and she was taken to hospital via ambulance. On the way to the hospital the paramedics actually said her heart had stopped for about 3 seconds. She was admitted to the ICU for observation and is now going in for surgery today to insert a pace maker.

Thankfully most of the family was there when all this happened and we were able to take our boys to see her in the hospital as it was scary and confusing for them to see her leave in the ambulance. Tim is still in Peterborough with his family, but I had to come home for work.  Lucas is also still there as he starts 2 weeks of camp up there today. 

Her heart was never the problem, at least we didn't know it was, and now the chemo she was supposed to be starting today will be postponed until they can get her heart problems under control. 

Thanks for your prayers!

Wayne & Peg hockley
August 7, 2018

Peg and I would appreciate your prayers for my father who we are expecting will have a surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm this coming Friday morning (August 10). The LORD's hand has been evident in both the discovery and timing of tests so we know God's hand is with him. We pray that the surgery will do well and we can be a strong testimony for the LORD through this difficult time.

July 29, 2018

Please pray for Henry & Alicia and their family as their youngest, Kassidie, will be leaving soon to live with her biological mother.  They invite us to pray for Kassidie - for her safety and the transition of her not being with the other Boese kids. Also for Avery, Arianna and Abigail as they learn to deal with their sister not being with them as the have formed a special attachment with her.  And also pray for Henry & Alicia as they manage this transition as it has been pretty hard so far. Avery especially is going to be taking it the hardest.

keith & Lorraine Clemmer
July 26, 2018

Please pray for Keith & Lorraine as they mourn the loss of Lorraine's father, Henry Bauman, who passed away Wednesday, July 25. Visitation will take place at the Dreisinger Funeral Home in Elmira on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 4-8pm (there will be no public service).

Russ & Meredith Martin
July 23, 2018

It was great to have Russ & Meredith and family with us at WBC for a few weeks! Please pray for them as they have began the drive back to Florida today.

gareth & katelyn martin
July 19, 2018

We wanted to express our thanks for your prayers, support and care for us as foster parents to baby D. Our time with her was truly a blessing from the LORD and we grew to love her deeply. D is now placed with family and for her we are believing that God has a bigger plan and we desire to faithfully serve him in whatever doors open as a result. Please continue to pray as this transition time is difficult both for us and our families.

ron bauman
July 19, 2018

Please continue to pray for Ron Bauman whose sister, Verna Frey, passed away Sunday, July 15.

Evelyn Hoffman
July 19, 2018

Evelyn came home from the hospital last evening and is slowly getting to normal activity. The heart issue has been narrowed down to atrial fibrillation needing to be controlled with proper medication. Thankfully the pain is gone but it is still mysterious what caused the pain. Continue praying that there won't be any more problems and that Paul & Evelyn can have a good family vacation at Wildwood Bible Camp in August.

Evelyn Hoffman
July 16, 2018

Please pray for Evelyn Hoffman who was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital on July 14 regarding pain and concerns all related to her heart. Thankfully Evelyn isn't having pain today, but will stay in hospital for more monitoring and tests until the doctors feel they have found the cause of her arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation. Although Evelyn isn't in pain, the hospital isn't a particularly pleasant place to be, so please pray for peace and comfort for Evelyn for the duration of her stay.

Leavea Wiens
June 19, 2018

Pray for Leavea as she is back in the hospital. Please pray for rest and that the doctors can find what is wrong quickly.

Kevin Kraemer
June 19, 2018

Kevin had back surgery on June 12. Please continue praying for healing of his back and for patience.

June 19, 2018

Pray for the family as they grieve the loss of Darlene's father, Amsey Bowman who died Monday morning. Details of visitation and funeral will be posted when they become available.

Nebraska Missions Team
June 19, 2018

"Nebraska was exciting, exhausting, bittersweet and filled with Jesus! We made it 16 hours with hardly any oil in our van, only to find out on the last hour! Got there safely, reunited with lots of people, and spread the word of God to some pretty amazing kids! Thank you for your prayers and support! The finances that were donated went to the church we stayed at, some families in need, and a gentleman in debt with hospital bills. We appreciate the love!" - Bella Duncan, Ben Wideman, Kelsie Freeman, Lisa Penner

June 19, 2018

James had surgery back in February to remove a small tumour from his bladder. He had a check-up today and the Dr's report was "Everything looks really good"! Another check-up is scheduled for the end of the year.

June 10, 2018

We had three encouraging baptisms this past Sunday! If you missed the baptisms you can watch them in the links below
Jordan Shantz
Jill Sebben
Chad Frey

Stephen Ministry
June 3, 2018

Please pray for our newest Stephen Minister graduates as they get paired up with people in the coming weeks. All of the ministers put in a lot of time and effort to helping those that are hurting in our congregation, so please pray that they can be motivated by the work that they do.

QUENCH & Junior youth Leadership
June 1, 2018

Please pray for the youth groups as Rod & Jen are stepping back from their leadership roles. Pray that God would reveal the right people to take over the position moving forward. 

Rod & Jen Clemmer
June 1, 2018

Jen has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Please pray for the Clemmer family and that the treatment would be effective and as painless as possible.