—Les Everts passed away on Wednesday, May 22nd. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Orchard Hill Church, with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be 4—7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and one hour before service at the church. Please keep Hazel and the family in your prayers.
—A friend of Tammi Degener took his own life on Saturday, leaving behind a wife and 16 yr old twins. Please pray for this family as they navigate the difficult road ahead.
(Update)—Please pray for Michelle Fink and her family. Her mom, Karen Meyer, passed away Sunday May 19th in the evening. The visitation will be Thurdsay, May 23rd, 4:00-7:00pm at Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg, IA. The funeral will take place Friday May 24th at 10:30 am at the First Christian Reformed Church, also in Wellsburg. Please continue to pray for Karen's husband, LuRay, her son, Myles (Sheryl) Meyer, and daughters, Melinda (Mark) Reding, and Michelle, along with their kids. Pray also for her mom, Elner Sassaman, and sisters, Helen (Herb) Bosley, and Liz (Dan) Gardner.
—Haiti has walked through the challenge of political unrest this past year but our partners continue with ministry despite these challenges and God is at work in many ways. Please keep praying for our partners, that they would feel encouraged in the midst of these challenges.
—Mozambique has recently gone through challenges as both Cyclone Ida and Cyclone Kenneth hit this spring. There was a lot of damage to both buildings and crops. Thankfully, all the Food for the Hungry staff are safe, along with the hundreds of children sponsored by Orchard Hill families. Please pray for them as they continue to recover and move forward. Please pray for the FH Staff who are very stretched with all of their responsibilities in the midst of recovery.
(Update)—Tammy Chambers would like to thank you for your prayers and ask for continued prayers for Nancy Habinck. Nancy made it through her surgery a month ago with much success and will be having surgery again on Monday May 20 for a neck fusion. Please continue to pray for a successful surgery, her recovery and her entire family as they walk with her through this time.
—Mary DeBerg passed away on Tuesday, May 14. Please continue to pray for her son and daughter-in-law, Al & Carrie DeBerg, along with other family and friends.
(Update)—Many have been praying for Sue Fowlkes' sister, Marsha and Sue want you to know your prayers have been answered in a very wonderful way! She recently had a biopsy done on two "suspicious-looking" spots in her mouth/lymph node and Praise the Lord, they both came back negative! She is CANCER FREE! Marsha would like to thank everyone for praying for her and asks that you continue because she is still experiencing pain from the radiation and is dealing with an issue with her remaining (bottom) teeth that may cause a delay in getting teeth put in her prosthesis (obturator). She said she feels "like the weight of the world is lifted off my shoulders"! God is so good!!
(Update)—Linda Koleno would like to thank everyone for their cards and prayers. Jim had a good scan and has started a new chemo. He has some hip pain now. Linda is much better. Please continue to pray for Jim.
—Emily L. asks us to please pray for her best friend whose dad past away Friday evening. Also pray for her family and for everyone that is close to her to be able to get through this difficult time.