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Praise & Prayer Requests


October 24, 2021

(If you would like something changed or added to this sheet, please contact the church office at 616-895-6434 or at office@nbcrc.org — Thank you)


-Pray for peace, patience, and God’s protection.  Keep our Council in your prayers.


-Shawn Buist was called to her heavenly home on Friday, October 15.  Our Christian love and sympathy is given to Doug, Alexandria, and Carrington Buist, John & Sandy Driesenga, Shannon & Erika, Zander, and Carson Driesenga and to her extended family and many friends.  A funeral service was held at our church on Tuesday, October 19.


-Pray for Mike Lengkeek that his medications and treatments will be effective and that he will gain strength.  Pray for guidance for the doctors as they care for Mike.  Pray for encouragement for Kathy and their family.


-Happy Birthday!!  We extend birthday greetings to Bern Haveman as he celebrates his 86th birthday on Friday, October 29.


-Bev Hassevoort remains at home and is weak and extremely tired.  Please continue to pray that the doctors will know what will work best so she will improve. 


-Pray for peace for Don Kloosterhouse as he is having tests for heart and other issues. 


-Pray for our shut-ins:  Bea Haveman, Shirley Rietman


-Pray for those with special needs:  Jim Arntz, Jonathan Bosch, Art Bouwkamp, Harv Driesenga, Kyle Hassevoort, Dakota Jones, Nick Kooiker, Ashlynn Lengkeek, Bev Horinga, Bob Rietman, and Leona Zoerman.


-You are encouraged to pray for the following families, individuals, or groups this week:

     Sunday:  Jonathan Bosch and Lainey Bouwman                                                                                         

     Monday:  Art & Alma Bouwkamp                                                                        

     Tuesday:  David & Amanda, Aubree, Charlie, Lucy Bouwkamp               

     Wednesday:  John & Vonnie Bouwkamp                      

     Thursday:  Scott & Jennifer, Tylar, Matthew Bouwkamp                       

     Friday:  Lil Braun                   

     Saturday:  Brian & Sheri, Matthew, Caleb, Grace Bronkema               


-This month pray for our missionary Nancy Ten Broek who works with World Renew in Bangladesh and India.  If you would like to send her a note of encouragement you may send it to:  Nancy Ten Broek, c/o World Renew, 1700 - 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49508 or you may email Nancy at:  ntenbroek@worldrenew.net 


Thank You:

Thank you for the prayers, calls, texts, offers of help, and cards. Thank you also to Pastor Aaron for his calls and prayers. We are very thankful for improvement with the blood results and physical strength. All is greatly appreciated.   

Doug and Mary Scharphorn