We extend our congratulations to Breanna Veldman and Ty Lopez as they will be united in marriage on Saturday, July 27.
Immediate Prayer Requests
Bonnie Beerens was admitted to Spectrum Blodgett on Wednesday, July 17, for muscle spasms and severe pain in association with her recent shoulder surgery. She is now receiving rehabilitative care at Freedom Village in Holland.
Shelby Baum is expected to be released from Mary Free Bed—returning home—on Tuesday, July 23. She will return daily to MFB for half-day sessions of therapy.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Jim and Marlynne Goeman upon the passing of Jim’s sister, Thelma Kruse. Mrs. Kruse passed away on Thursday, July 18. Visitation will be at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home (315 E 16th St., Holland) on Sunday, July 21, from 5:00-8:00pm. The funeral will be held at Maplewood Reformed Church in Holland on Monday, July 22, at 3:00pm.
Pray that each of these students and leaders would be awakened to the love of Jesus and the joy-filled adventure of living with Him. Also, pray they would overcome fears, grow in community with one another, and dream wildly about what God has for them. Lead Camp is July 24-29.
Claire Barkel, Aiden Bohl, Brian Boom, Emma Bruins, Rebecca Burgess, JD Dyer, Lucas Gryzen, Avery Haarsma, Jayse Hill, Lorelei Hower, Sky Hower, Brad Kleinjans, Violet Lutz, Hanna Miller, Sawyer Richards, Luke Rozema, Zeke Sadler, Mason Timmer, Brayden VanderWall, Jayden Volk, Bretyn Vruggink, Jack Wiercinski, and Cole Williams.
We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Rick VanNoord. Rick passed away on Monday, July 15. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 21, from 2:00-4:00pm at VanderLaan Funeral Home. The funeral will begin at 11:00am on Mon., July 22, at Fellowship; an additional hour of visitation will precede the service.
James Katje underwent surgery on July 9 to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck. The pathology report reveals that the tumor was removed in a fully contained condition. Praise the Lord! The lymph nodes were also clear.
Pastor Lou Kraay has been experiencing additional hemorrhaging in his eyes--causing limited and impaired vision. Please pray that ongoing injections will prevent additional bleeding and that the vision will stabilize and improve.
Dave VanDam underwent hip replacement surgery on July 15 following a fall. Surgery was successful and he returned home on Wednesday, July 17.
Cherie Miller underwent a colonoscopy on July 16. Doctors discovered a mass that will require surgery in the near future.
Dave Hinkle underwent a weight-bearing test with his foot on July 16. He was approved for limited weight-bearing. No additional hyperbaric treatments are required.
Bob Wabeke has been rescheduled for knee replacement surgery at Blodgett Hospital on August 7.
Cal TerHaar completed a six-week check up with his oncologist last week. The myeloma remains in remission—and his blood counts have increased positively. Praise the Lord!
Camp Geneva: Lindsey DeBoer, Megan DeBoer, Vincent Giannecchini, and Justin Gortsema
Cran Hill: Geneva Wagenmaker
Barb Stanley underwent surgery on Wednesday, July 17, for meningioma (a benign tumor in her neck) at Metro Hospital; she returned home on Friday, July 19. Please pray for increased healing, freedom from complications, and management of pain.
Marlene VanKomen underwent hip replacement surgery on July 17. She returned home on July 18.
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.