Sarah Bruins will undergo a left hip revision on Thursday, September 19, at Blodgett Hospital. The surgery will address complications from a hip replacement performed two years ago. Please pray for correct healing and management of pain.
Immediate Prayer Requests
Mark Burgess will undergo a series of tests on Wednesday, September 18. Please pray for encouraging and healthy results that require no additional treatment.
Megan Rocha-Adams will be having foot surgery on September 18.
Reese Tornga and her 7 year old daughter, Brielle, are traveling to Malawi, Africa, for a mission trip September 18-28. Please pray for safe travel and a powerful witness for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Rich Walkotten has been experiencing ongoing symptoms from the chemo and radiation that was used to treat his cancer in the past. He underwent a brain MRI on Monday, September 16, and will undergo an EMG on Thursday, September 19. Please pray for conclusive results and a course of treatment.
Elaine Buchholz will undergo a knee replacement at Spectrum Blodgett on Tuesday, September 24.
Gerrit DeVree will be traveling to Duke University the week of October 14. Specialists will perform a series of tests to determine what has been causing unrelenting headaches. Based upon the test results, treatment may be provided that same week.
Carrol Granzo had her EMG moved from October 18 to September 11; results are currently pending. Please pray for a course of treatment and for relief from the extreme pain.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Scott and Barb Stuive upon the passing of Scott’s father, Joe Stuive. Mr. Stuive passed away on Saturday, September 14. Visitation will be at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home in Grandville on Tuesday, September 17, from 5:00-8:00pm. The funeral will be on Wednesday, September 18, at 11:00am at Ridgewood CRC in Jenison with additional visitation preceding from 10:00-10:45am. Additional FRC family includes grandchildren: Tara and Adam VanDis (Connor, William, and Annalise), Cody and Kristi Stuive, and Colten Stuive.
Kathy Meyer, regular attendee, fell on Saturday, September 14, and broker her hip. She is currently at Zeeland Hospital.
Faith Smit has recently undergone tests that show swelling in her neck near her spine. Two EMG’s also show some concern with her forearms.
Esther Feenstra was hospitalized on Friday, September 13, due to an elevated calcium level. Additionally, there is concern that she may have a reoccurence of cancer; additional tests will follow. She returned home on Saturday, September 14.
Jan Warners was admitted to Spectrum Butterworth on Tuesday, September 10, for low blood levels. Doctors performed several tests and determined the blood loss was associated with a cancerous polyp in the colon; fortunately, the cancer is contained. Jan returned home on Friday, September 13. She will consult with her doctors to determine a schedule for surgery
Don Benninger consulted with his surgical oncologist on September 11; they drained the fluid from the cavity surrounding his lungs to improve his breathing. Additionally, they scheduled surgery for October 8 to remove the pancreatic tumor, spleen, and perhaps a portion of the stomach
Ron Carlon has been experiencing Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter as well as increased shortness of breath. He will be wearing a heart monitor for two weeks to determine the cause. Please pray for clear test results and course of treatment.
Sara Drougel has been diagnosed with breast cancer. An MRI reveals that the cancer is attached to the pectoral muscle--but the lymph nodes appear clear. Results of a genetic test are pending. Those findings will assist to determine if Sara is a candidate for chemo.
1. Please pray for those who are battling pornography and sexual addictions.
2. Please pray for families considering and/or pursuing the opportunity of adoption.
3. Please pray that God would protect those involved in struggling and/or abusive marriages. Please pray that God would open doors of communication–providing the means to talk with one another.
4. Please pray for those who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.
5. Please pray for those who endure chronic pain on a daily basis–battling illnesses and diagnoses that have minimal treatment options.
6. Please pray for those struggling with suicidal behaviors.