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bruce & diane reid
October 18, 2018

Diane is having cataract surgery Oct 24 and Nov 19. The first one is more difficult as she has both anterior and posterior cataracts so the surgeon has not even been able to get a good look at what he will encounter. They would appreciate prayer for these surgeries and her continuing recovery from knee replacement surgery.

spirit of truth church
October 16, 2018

On October 7, 2018 (Thanksgiving Sunday), the STC hosted a Thanksgiving event. Around 300 adults and 30 kids attended. All of the attendees were coming from Muslim background, and 220 of them were still non-believers. Praise the Lord. Please remember STC in your prayers for more people to be saved, and for more faithful servants. Thank you and God bless each of you, your family and your ministry. - Pastor Siamak

brian & ann martin
October 16, 2018

To our church family,

As some of you  may know, Brian is a recipient of a double lung transplant in May of 2012, due to an invasive disease that attacked his lungs called Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. His quality of life improved greatly after the transplant, until with in the past year, as the disease has returned and has now attacked his new lungs. Since there is no cure for this disease, it can only be maintained. As a result, he is scheduled for a Lung Lavage on October 30. The transplant team at Toronto General Hospital has never performed a Lung Lavage on a transplant patient before, and so there are new risks involved. The transplant team will Lavage only 1 lung at this time and if it is a successful procedure they will schedule for the 2nd lung in a approx 4 weeks. There are many many questions that we cannot answer right now and may never have answers for.  Brian has had 17 Lung Lavages prior to his transplant, so this procedure is nothing new to us, aside from the new risks due to being a transplantee. We were told that he could remain in the hospital for 3-10 days, as we do not know what his recovery will be. I will be staying in Toronto for approx 2-3 days until he is stable, and will commute after that until he is home again. We ask for your prayers as we we journey through this time. We know the Lord is with us now and will be then as well. The peace and comfort of the Lords presence that we experienced during the transplant was unexplainable and was an obvious result of prayers. 

We trust in the Lord to walk us thru this and have no doubt that He will be there with us again.

Thank you,

Brian & Ann Martin

Darrell & liza brubacher
OCtober 12, 2018

As long as there are no complications Darrell will be checked out this morning. He's feeling dizzy and has a headache.  He'll be off work for 2 weeks.  Due to complications he'll require another surgery.  We'll see his doctor in 3 weeks. Thank you for prayers. (Refer to October 1 update for background details.)

Dave & norma martin
October 11, 2018

Dave and Norma appreciate prayer for Dave who has been scheduled for surgery on October 22 at University Hospital in London. Surgeons will take up to eight hours to remove a noncancerous tumor behind the brain which has affected hearing in his right ear. Dave will spend about five days in the hospital and up to three months off work.

Joy Frey, Dale & Darrell Brubacher
October 11, 2018

Please pray for Joy, Dale and Darrell’s sister Marlene Martin, as Marlene suffered multiple broken bones due to a motorcycle accident last night (October 11) in Orangeville. She was taken by ambulance to Sunnybrook in Toronto. Pray for peace and strength for Marlene as she recovers, as well as for the whole family as they support Marlene through this difficult time.

gavin & shannon shantz
October 9, 2018

Praise the Lord with us for Ethan's continued health following his open heart surgery. He has been medication free since May, and we see no signs of his heart condition slowing him down. We are so thankful. "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26

bella duncan & ben wideman
October 8, 2018

Ben and I have a prayer request... I woke up this morning to about 3 inches of water all over the basement because a pipe blew on our water heater. Praise God Ben is a plumber (very thankful for that on this thanksgiving holiday!) our new home will need a lot of TLC and we could use all the prayers we could get as we work together to fix this! Thanks!

joy frey, dale & darrell brubacher
october 4, 2018

Please pray for our mother Susanna Brubacher as she has recently been diagnosed with cancer again. She is booked for surgery in two weeks after which a treatment plan is pending.

Darrell & liza brubacher
OCtober 1, 2018

Darrell is having Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on Thursday October 11th.  This will require a short hospital stay.  Our hope is Darrell will have excellent care and this surgery will enable him to breath clearly.  The doctor has suggested 2 weeks off work.  We appreciate your prayers.
- Darrell & Liza

the spirit of truth church
september 27, 2018

*Refer to post from September 26 for more information.

Ron Seabrooke received the following update from Pastor Siamak regarding his wife Mina:

She (Mina) is feeling less pain, with some pain still left in her stomach. They want to release her and asked her to take more antibiotics at home. They told her “your spouse should take care of you for two weeks”. Your prayers are appreciated. Thank you.

ROd & Jen Clemmer
September 27, 2018

*Refer to posts from June 1 and September 7 for more information.

On October 2nd, Jen is scheduled for surgery. They would love prayer for the surgery to go well and that it will be successful. Please pray for peace for Jen and the whole family as the time approaches.

the spirit of truth church
September 26, 2018

Ron Seabrooke received the following email from Pastor Siamak concerning his wife Mina:

Dear friends,
Since Saturday night my wife Mina got severe pain in the left part of her stomach. She got some pain killer and managed to come to attend our Sunday service. After we came back the pain was more sharper. On Monday she saw her Physician and he sent her right away to the North York General Hospital. Today Tuesday Mina is still there under different examinations (ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, ...). It seems there are some kind of blockage with infections in her big colon which they try to reduce the pain with antibiotics. Please have Mina, our son, Sina and myself in your prayers.

cleason & evelyn brubacher
September 25, 2018

*Refer to posts from September 17 and 22 for more information

A huge thank you to everyone for your prayers and practical support! We have been so blessed by the WBC family. Your care for us has been a very positive testimony to the insurance company and restoration team! On October 1 we will be moving into a rental home in Elmira (covered by insurance). The address is 4 Finch Place, Elmira.

They could still use the following: small dresser, gift cards for Walmart, Foodland/Food Basics, Costco, Dollarama.

If you have questions please contact the church office (519-669-2319 ext. 1) or call/text Evelyn at 519-577-1045.

cleason & Evelyn Brubacher
September 22, 2018

*Refer to post from September 17 for more information.

A big thank you for all prayers and to those people who have been reaching out to us this past week. God has blessed in so many ways through you as a church family. An update: we have been blessed with a short term rental home in Elmira as of October first, and it is approved by insurance. Praise God!

September 20, 2018

Please pray for Clayton & Anna as they mourn the loss of Clayton’s younger brother, Enoch, who passed away early this morning at Grand River Hospital. The family will receive relatives and friends at Crystal View Mennonite Church (2167 Floradale Rd., Floradale) on Friday, September 21, 7:00-9:00 pm and on Saturday, September 22, 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm. The funeral service will take place at Crystal View Mennonite Church on Sunday, September 23 at 2:30 pm. Interment to follow in Crystal View Mennonite Cemetery. 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

We received a letter from our sponsor child Jose from Nicaragua asking for prayer for him and his family as their country has fallen into civil war. He can no longer attend school because of it. Please pray for their safety and for peace to return.

jasmine martin
September 20, 2018

Please pray for Jasmine and her family, as Jasmine flies out today to Ecuador to serve at the the Hope of Bastion School for 3 months!

alex & ellen shantz
September 20, 2018

Please pray for Alex and Ellen Shantz. Alex had a fall which resulted in the fracture of a small bone in his back. They are very thankful he is still able to walk and work. Alex is restricted to not lifting anything for 8 weeks. They are moving next weekend and would appreciate prayer for patience and healing.

perry & karen weber
SEPTEMBer 18, 2018

Please pray for Perry & Karen Weber as they mourn the loss of Karen’s father, Harry Eix who passed away on Sunday, September 16 at Grand River Hospital. The visitation will take place on Wednesday, September 19 from 7-9 pm at the Dreisinger Funeral Home in Elmira. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 27 Mill St., Elmira.

SEPTEMBer 17, 2018

Please pray for Cleason and Evelyn Brubacher and family, as they have had a house fire late Saturday afternoon/evening (September 15). Everyone got out safely, but please pray for the whole family in the coming days and weeks as they deal with everything that is to come. Pray that they will feel comfort and the love of both God and everyone around them.

Tim & Monica Jay
September 9, 2018

*Refer to post from August 7 for more information. 

We are so thankful to God for the news we received after Tim's moms last doctors appointment. Her cancer numbers have dropped from 48 to 4 (normal numbers are between 1.5-4). Her blood pressure is good and her cholesterol is great! She will continue monthly treatments until January but the doctors are very pleased with how well she is doing. To God be the glory!
- Tim and Monica

September 7, 2018

Congratulations to Jerome & Kirsten on the birth of their daughter Eliana Catharina on Sunday, August 26!

rod & jen clemmer
September 7, 2018

*Refer to post from June 1 for more information

Jen has finished her chemo treatments, and she came through them fairly well - Praise the Lord! Continue to pray for both Rod & Jen and family as they navigate this trying journey, and that they would feel the Lord's peace and comfort as they continue moving forward.


(See September 2 post for previous post.) 
We just found out that our sister-in-law Kelly passed away this evening.  Yesterday afternoon, we were able to partake of communion with Bruce (Dave's brother), Kelly, their pastor, and several others of our family at their house. Afterward, we were able to each say a few things at her bedside. She was able to actively participate in communion, and she understood who we all were and what we were saying. 

We are so thankful to have gotten to know Kelly over the past fifteen years. We are glad that her suffering is over, and that she is in heaven having a wonderful time.

Please pray for us as we go through this time of grieving. Pray for Ben (their fourteen-year-old son) who started high school today. Pray for Bruce as he grieves and also has to get used to life without Kelly.

Thank you,
Dave and Agnes Van Der Molen


Please pray for Marlene Bearinger as she mourns the loss of her brother Ronald Brubacher who passed away Saturday, September 2.  Visitation will be at Dreisinger Funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Interment at West Montrose Mennonite meeting House on Thursday at 1:00 pm followed by funeral service at Wallenstein Bible Chapel at 2:00 pm (refreshments to follow).


Please pray for our family and extended families.  Our sister-in-law (Kelly Van Der Molen, married to Dave’s brother, Bruce) was diagnosed with melanoma about 1 ½ years ago.  They have tried many different treatments and none are working.  The cancer has spread to her lungs and brain and there is nothing more the doctors can do.  She is currently receiving palliative care at home.  She seems to be slipping fast.  

Pray especially for Bruce and their son Ben (14 years) as they try to savor the last few days with their wife and mother.  Our hearts break for them.  

In spite of the sadness, we are grateful that Kelly knows the Lord and will soon be free of all pain and cancer. 

Thanks for joining us in prayer!

Scott & brittany albrecht
August 30, 2018

Congratulations to Scott & Brittany Albrecht on the birth of Lucy Marie Wednesday, August 29!

Bruce & diane reid
August 27, 2018

*An update from Diane. Please refer to post from August 20 for more information

Thanks everyone for your prayer support and care. I am starting to feel like the pain is being brought under control and that there is visible progress. I will see my surgeon for removal of the staples on Friday and a check on my range of motion. I appreciate your continued prayer for patience and endurance in this journey.

Brandon Wideman & Stephanie Clemmer
August 23, 2018

Brandon & Steph are getting married tomorrow (Saturday, August 24)!  

wally & Elaine remers
August 22, 2018

Please pray for the Remers family, as Wally's brother, Herb, recovers from heart surgery (August 21) following a heart attack last week. Pray that the whole family would find peace and comfort in knowing that the Lord's hand is in all things. 

Krystal Remers
August 20, 2018

Krystal left Saturday to return to Mercy Ships for a few months, and she has safely arrived at the ship! Please continue to pray for Krystal as she serves in this way, and that she will find the Lord's strength as the completes the work she has been called to.

BRuce & Diane Reid
August 20, 2018

An update from Diane regarding her knee replacement surgery (refer to post from August 9 for more information):

Surgery went well. I haven't been able to sleep in my bed since coming home due to pain, so I have been in the recliner. I would appreciate prayer for wisdom managing pain control since my body is having a hard time with the pain medication.

Please pray that the Lord would give Diane comfort and rest during this time of recovery, and that she would be able to look for the good, even through the pain. 

Wayne & Peg Hockley
August 18, 2018

We are grateful to begin to see a measure of recovery for my dad after very serious abdominal surgery to repair multiple aortic aneurisms. Recovery has been slow, the surgery more difficult than anticipated, but God's hand has been evident. Please pray for all of us as the new realities of life moving forward will require adjustment. Thanking the Lord for His strength and care through these past 3 weeks. 

August 18, 2018

Please pray for Brian (Ann) and Brent (Jan) Martin (and their whole family) as their father, Amsey, has been diagnosed with multiple myloma, a form of blood cancer that affects the bone marrow. The journey to get a diagnosis has been difficult and chemo treatments start on Monday. May the God of ALL comfort continue to walk with each one and especially Amsey through this difficult time. 

Bruce & 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.