February 2014 Prayer Update

I guess I have neglected to post our prayer updates lately.  So to catch up a bit, here are our…

Praises for December-January


  1. We are so thankful that our Winter- Spring speaking schedule is now almost completely booked.
  2. We are thankful for great times in Dec. with ministry partners at Federated Covenant Church in Dowagiac  and in January with Thornapple Covenant in GR and West Bay Covenant Church in Traverse City.
  3. We were so thankful to be in the US to celebrate Christmas with family.
  4.   In January we thank God for Ben who turned 14.
  5. This semester Ron and I are pleased to have the opportunity to study together – a course called Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.  We look forward to a refreshed vision and understanding of what God is doing in the world.


Prayer Requests for February


  1. As I write, Jan. 27, we are supposed to be on our way to Chicago for the Midwinter Conference of Covenant ministers.  Please pray for safe travels there and back, as well as a time of learning, refreshment and fellowship.  We are also going on the Sankofa Journey (Jan. 31-Feb. 3) to visit places significant to the civil rights movement in America.
    Answer:  in spite of white outs, snow and ice, we experienced safe travel.  The Midwinter conference was wonderful, the Sankofa Journey amazing.
  2. Pray for connections with ministry partners this month:  Feb. 16 at Redeemer Covenant Church in Caledonia, MI and Feb. 23 at Fellowship Covenant Church in Hudsonville, MI.
  3. Pray for Heidi and Konroy Boeckel who are preparing to go to French language study and then on to Cameroon next year where they’ll serve as short term missionaries in children’s education and orphan care.
  4. Continue to persevere in prayer for Central African Republic.  They have an interim president who is a woman (first time ever), and her Prime Minister whose name is Nzapayeke, which means “God is present”.  Pray for peace and reconciliation between people groups who have spun into an evil cycle of retaliation.
  5. Pray for the friends, family, colleagues, missionaries and Cameroonians who are grieving the sudden passing of missionary Bob Lane in Yaounde, Cameroon.  He died last week of apparent heart attack, leaving his wife and son (12th grade friend of our kids) in Yaounde, and 3 grown sons in the US.

Thank you for praying for our ministry.

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