New This Month
- Edward Leners hospitalized with heart issues and blood clots.
- Rick Hayes transferred to Rochester for continued treatment.
- Jim Watt’s father recovering from hernia surgery.
- Laura Behrens, cousin of Gena Main, having heart surgery this week.
- Mike Reekers father recovering from pacemaker surgery.
- Justin, son-in-law of Jill & Tony Jennings, traveling to get his ruptured ear drum treated.
- Neil Heiser recovering from surgery.
- Jim Loetscher being treated for blood cancer.
- Gary Eaton recovering from a fall.
- Brian Nebelsick recovering from Covid.
- Phyllis Attema recovering after eye surgery.
- Les Noll recovering from knee replacement surgery.
- Nelda Broocks recovering from surgery.
- Jerry and Tony, two friends of Bernie VanRoekel, both starting radiation and chemo.
For Continued Health/Healing
Please pray for our members and friends of this church family who are facing various health concerns: Maddie DeWitt, Chris Koehler, Jody Ferguson, Lori Johnson, Pat Kelly, Mike Wiley, Denice Wiersma, Macy Jennings, Elaine DenHerder, Kristen Martin, Marty Jenkins, Bill Cramer, Tom & Sherry Fuhrman, Bob & Martha Graham, Colin Jensen, Denise Beimer, John, Jacinda & Braylynn Tracy, Joan Sterner, Mary Larsen, Todd Livingood, Ashlyn Clark, Terry & Bev Cother, Dave Ashlock, David Render, Norma Thompson, Curtis Stover, Ron Harris, Paul DenHerder, Travis Caskey, Jack Burrell, Barry Holtgrewe, Laurel Webber, Betty VanderZwaag, Thea Ennema, Rick Hayes, Marilyn Rees, Jeff DeWall, Oz Nelson, Sharon Caskey, Jaris Bronson, Laurie Phillips, Phyllis Walburg, Jamie Nebelsick, Ron Niebruegge, Jeremiah Knabe, Pastor Norm Erickson, Josh Ullom, Gena Main, Ron Kindwall, Russ Thomson, Charlene & Jim Radcliffe, Gary & Pauly Eaton, Owen Primavera, Jordan Wetzel, Rochelle Franzen, Bruce Dougal, Nancy Evans, Lynn Wells, Roger (Mike Frangenberg’s father), Ruth Ann Kelly, Cassidy & Stacy Howard family, Jay Anderson
- Family of Keith Dannatt (father of Jody Jenness)
- Family of Wayne Kurle
- Family of Phillip Partello (brother of Purl Partello and Marcia Hill)
- Family of Craig Cobb
- Family of Jeff Lenz
- Family of Wayne (uncle of Jill Jennings)
- Family of Steve Christensen
- Family of Steve & Karrey Lindeberg’s niece, Megan
- Family of Sheila Robinson
- Family of Stanley Tryon (JoAnn Asa’s brother-in-law)
Each month we pray for Missionaries that we support:
- Spenser’s Underground Teen Ministries 1801 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Spenser’s Underground is a place where at-risk teens come there to hang out, share meals, play games, join in a Christian–focused activities and talk with caring adult mentors. It’s a non-denominational, non-profit organization and it is open to the public on Tuesday from 6 – 8:30 pm and Saturday 7-11pm.
Spenser’s Underground opened its doors in the Spirit Lake Carnegie Library June of 2007. It began when Steve and Sandy Baskerville made the decision to honor their son Spenser, who passed away in Nov. of 2006. Spenser was an outgoing person who did not let his affliction with severe rheumatoid arthritis dampen his spirit in the least. He was always willing to talk to anyone about anything, and he had an excellent ability to share his faith in Jesus, his Savior, with ease. A teen centered ministry seemed to be a great venue as a memorial to Spenser.
The ministry’s greatest needs include funds to purchase food for meals, materials and manpower for building improvements including the new East entrance, and volunteers.
Their goal is to shine the light of Christ’s love into the lives of every teen that comes into contact with our organization. Our guiding verse is John 8:12…
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
- Saki Raphael Legle Lome, Togo, Francophone Africa, 01 BP 1227 Lom’e, Togo Africa firstname.lastname@example.org
Saki is the Area Operations Director for the Francophone Africa area of Cru’s global ministry (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Francophone Africa is made up of the sixteen French speaking countries in West Central Africa. Francophone is one of thirteen Cru areas encompassing developing ministries in emerging nations around the world. There are four global areas in Africa alone.
As Operations Director, Saki oversees the operation of staff in these sixteen countries. These countries are vastly different in ministry development and therefore require a great variety as Saki strives to implement standard systems for all of the ministry staff to follow. Eight of the countries have Country Operations Leaders but Saki has to lead the remaining eight himself. Developing ministry in these countries is a big challenge for Saki as his leadership in operations affects over 330 Cru staff.
In addition to his work with Cru, Saki is also involved in preaching in several churches in and around Togo. He has planted churches and in the process has personally led many people to Christ.
Saki has known Dave Butterworth since 2011. They have been in a coaching relationship for the past two years and have just extended that relationship for another two years. They are great friends from opposite sides of the world.
First Presbyterian Church began supporting Saki’s ministry in June of 2018.