We extend our Christian sympathy to Mark and Laurie Mulder (Ashley and Nicholas) upon the passing of Mark’s sister-in-law, Jory Mulder. Jory passed away on Friday, October 18. Visitation will be on Monday, October 21, from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-9:00pm at the Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home in Grandville. The service will begin at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 22, at Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison.
Immediate Prayer Requests
Sue Werkema was admitted to the Lack's Cancer Center of St. Mary's on Thursday, October 17; she has been preliminarily diagnosed with leukemia. Additional tests are being performed to verify the diagnosis.
Sherri Wabeke has been diagnosed with bronchitis; please pray for full healing as she also cares for her daughter, Amy, who recently underwent surgery.
Megan Rocha-Adams recently underwent foot surgery. Unfortunately, the incision has partially opened and infection is present. Please pray for full healing.
Ardith Bos had emergency surgery to remove her ruptured gall bladder. She is recovering at Medilodge of Wyoming.
Hank Buchholz had five kidney stones successfully removed on Monday, October 14; he will have a stent removed on October 21. Hank has one functioning kidney.
Dirk Matthysse has been struggling with heart arrhythmia. Following several consultations and an ablation in Ann Arbor, doctors have decided to perform a second ablation soon.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Julia Wabeke upon the passing of her husband, Roger. Roger passed away on Monday evening, October 14. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 17, at Fellowship Reformed Church from 4:00-7:00pm. The funeral will be on Friday, October 18, at 11:00am at Fellowship Reformed Church with an additional hour of visitation preceding. Additional FRC family includes a sister, Carolyn Shoemaker; a sister-in-law, Carol Kramer; and the following nieces and nephews: Sally and Cal Bekkering, Judy and Harold Elgersma, Luanne and Tom Geurink, Doug and Judy Kramer, Cathy and Gary Merritt, Phyllis and Lee Schutter, Mary and Garry Smit, Bob and Laurie Wabeke, Jay and Char Wabeke, Kel and Angie Wabeke, and Ron and Judy Wabeke.
Gerrit DeVree underwent testing at Duke University on October 16 to determine the cause of unrelenting headaches. Tests results came back negative--providing no exact explanation or clear path of treatment. Doctors suggested that the headaches may be cervicogenic in nature--originating from a potential injury to the neck. Steroid injections might provide some level of relief.
Don Benninger underwent surgery on Tuesday, October 15; doctors were planning to remove a cancerous tumor, the spleen, and a portion of the stomach. However, during surgery, doctors discovered that the cancer had spread and metastasized throughout the abdomen. Please pray for wisdom and clarity as the family seeks to determine the next steps of care.
Lyle Blanshan, regular attender, underwent hip replacement surgery on Monday, October 14, at Zeeland Community Hospital.
Amy Wabeke, five-year-old daughter of Nick and Sherri, suffered a fall on Friday, October 11. She underwent surgery on Saturday, October 12, where doctors removed a portion of her skull to address bleeding on her brain. She is doing extremely well and returned home on Monday, October 14. Praise the Lord!
Sue Vosburg underwent a throat x-ray on Monday, October 14; she has been struggling with her swallowing. Additionally, she underwent a heart catherization on Wednesday, October 16, to evaluate her ability to have knee replacement surgery.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Ron and Chris Feenstra (Zachary and Jason) and Sue and Steve Menken upon the passing of their mother, FRC member, Esther Feenstra. Esther passed away on Saturday, October 12. The visitation will be on Friday, October 18, from 4:00-7:00pm at Fellowship Reformed Church. The funeral will be on Saturday, October 19, at 10:00am.
Sheryl Brower suffered two falls this past week—resulting in both bruising and a facial laceration requiring stitches. Please pray for full healing.
Paul Mast had an allergic reaction to medication following his recent surgery--resulting in an elevated heart rate. While receiving treatment for the allergy, doctors discovered approximately ten suspicious nodules. Please pray for wisdom, clarity, and healing.
Jan Warners returned home of Friday, October 11. The pathology report was encouraging—and no chemo is required. Praise the Lord!
Joyce VanTubergen has returned to Sheldon Meadows. She had been receiving rehabilitative care at Heritage in Zeeland.
Brian Boom has been diagnosed with Tachycardia—a periodic rapid heart rate. He will undergo a heart ablation on Friday, October 18, at the Meijer Heart Center.
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.