June Germeraad suffered two mini strokes and was admitted to Metro Hospital on Sunday, January 20. She is in stable condition and doctors continue to evaluate next steps in care.
Immediate Prayer Requests
We extend our Christian Sympathy to Neil and Marilyn Lampen upon the passing of Neil's brother, Vern Lampen. Mr. Lampen passed away on Thursday, January 10. Additional FRC family includes a brother-in-law, Ray and Linda Plumert.
Cal TerHaar returned home from Butterworth Hospital on Saturday, January 19 - praise God. Please pray that his blood count continues to increase and that he remains free from infection.
Marcia Tift underwent a heart catheterization on Friday, January 18, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Gary and Holli Land (Rob, Cameron, Taylor) upon the passing of his father, Robert Land. Mr. Land passed away on Sunday, January 13. The Funeral service is on Friday, January 18, at Standale Reformed Church at 11am. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Thursday, January 17 at the Cook Funeral Home in Grandville.
Linda Folkert will undergo outpatient knee surgery on Wednesday, January 23, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Sue Doerr, regular attender of FRC, underwent outpatient foot surgery on Thursday, January 17.
Carol VanderWall has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She will begin a 3-5 month chemo treatment plan in the coming days.
Sandy Riksen underwent outpatient cataract surgery on Thursday, January 10, and will again on Thursday, January 24.
Suzanne Raglin, wife of Mark Raglin, will undergo surgery to remove a spot between the brain and skull on Monday, January 21, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Cindy Zuidema returned home on Monday, January 14, following an extended hospitalization due to a neurocognitive disorder. Please pray for full healing.
Pastor Mike VanBuren will be having back surgery on Thursday, January 24. He will be having two herniated discs removed and the vertebraes fused in his neck.
Anabelle Graham returned home on Thursday, January 17, following 29 days at DeVos Children’s Hospital.
Aaron and Avery Haarsma will be in Uganda from January 22 through February 4. They are traveling for adoption purposes and to serve at Welcome Home Ministries Africa.
Sally George returned home on Saturday, February 12, following a failed stent placement procedure at the Meijer Heart Center on Friday, January 13. Doctors will attempt another stent placement at a later date.
Kal and Christe Avink and Troy Avink will be serving in Guatemala from January 10-17. During their ministry, they will be constructing a home, distributing Audio Scriptures, installing water filters, and participating in leading a Vacation Bible School. Please pray that Christ will be made known in their actions and witness.
The Mexico Mission Team is departing on Saturday, January 12 for Juarez, Mexico. They will be working at a local orphanage—installing a window, painting the interior, and constructing a storage building. Participants include:
Brandon Bouma, Tim Bouma, Curt Kipen, Doug Kramer, Judy Kramer, Nate Leese, Neal Leese, Ruel Lirio, Sophia Lirio, Nick Miller, Andy Odehnal, Karen Rookus, Chris Warners, Stephanie Warners, Sydney Warners, and Tony Zapata.
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.