Thursday, December 6, 2012

Eric H.

Eric Halseth
November 2012

Eric Halseth was in a motorcycle accident. He is the son of Mike and Sharon Halseth.  They have experienced a miracle of God's healing in Eric's recovery.  He was taken off life support and expected to die, then woke up and is making progress in his recovery.  We prayed for continued healing and patience for Eric, strength and peace for his family as they support him in the rehabilitation that he is going through; and for complete healing.  Praise God for the miracle of life!

Sharon Halseth

Jim and Caroll C

Jim and Caroll Cordts November 2012

Jim has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Pray for peace, endurance, patience and peace for Jim and his family.  Also pray for safe travels and for the doctors and caregivers.  Pray for healing and return to health.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dave and Susan M family

Susie is Joyce's daughter.  Dave and Susie live in Michigan with their children Lauren and Caleb.
Pray for stable employment for them, that they will not be discouraged while waiting for God's answer to their prayers.
Praise God that their needs are being met.
Pray for Joyce as she encourages them.

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

 You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need. (The Message)

Dear Prayer Quilt Guild,
Thank you for the beautiful quilt.  I have known about your ministry and today
really felt the support and strength from your prayers.  We have been out of 
full time work for over a year and so this was such a gift for us to have the tangible
reminder of those that are praying for us.  

Love, Joyce's kids - Dave, Susan, Caleb & Lauren Malec

From: []
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 12:53 PM
To: Jim & Joyce Schrepel
Subject: prayer quilt

Great tears of joy as I opened the prayer quilt today.
Please pass on my thanks to your group.  With being on the receiving
end I was so overwhelmed with the caring of people.  This has been a long
road and so many have come alongside us.  This tangible stitching is one
that I will cherish forever and we can teach our kids about the support and
care of community.  Plus, having Marian do the center hits close to my heart
as well.

My phone call with Mark went well.  He gave me names and numbers of
people to call.  Sioux Falls really must be doing well.  The unemployment
there is very low.  He actually said they need people like ourselves to
look at moving back - they need more workers in the state.

Very touched by your gift.  Love, Susan

Celebrating Friends

We took some time to celebrate some birthdays:
Carol, Amy, and Holly.
Carol made a cake and we lit up the candles!


Darlene and Lyle P

Darlene and Lyle Pence are Linda Fawbush's parents.
They have been dealing with illness, a diagnosis of cancer for Darlene who has chosen to not pursue treatment, and diabetes and macular degeneration for Lyle.  Due to age and need for additional care, they have moved to a nursing facility in Mitchell.
Pray for pain and symptom control, adjustment to a new home, and comfort from our Heavenly Father.  Pray for Linda as she also faces these changes, and for Betty who supports Linda.

Lauri S

Lauri Schmidt is Sharon and Elvin's daughter who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
Pray for comfort for the whole family, that they will all rely and trust in Christ as their Savior.
Pray for positive outcomes and for the medical team who are directing Lauri's treatment.

Courtney V.

In Memory of Courtney Vickmark

Courtney Kristina Vickmark, age 36, died at Amelia, Ohio on October 25, 2012. She was born at Madison, SD on March 15, 1976 to Carol Dockendorf and Chris Vickmark. She is survived by one son - Joshua and one daughter - Savannah both at home. Her fiancee - Todd Hamm of Amelia, OH. Her father - Chris Vickmark of San Antonio, Tx, her parents - Chuck and Carol Pulford of Madison. One brother - Charles Jr of Madison and one sister - Chelsea Pulford of Primghar, IA. She was preceded in death by one brother - Colin. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev Dirk Hagemaier officiating. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in Graceland Cemetery at 10:30 AM on Friday November 2, 2012. She grew up in Madison graduating from Madison High School in 1994. She entered the US Air Force and served during Desert Storm being released in 1997. She lived in Florida before moving to Ohio. She worked for 13 years for Consumer Programs Incorporated as a district manager. She was attending the University of Cincinnati. She also worked as a professional photographer. 


 This quilt was lovingly made and prayed over for our friend Carol Pulford,
 who is Courtney's mother.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Jordan L

Jordan Little is my 17 year old nephew from Watertown.  He is an avid swimmer and soccer player, and a Christ Follower.  This summer he had an MRI done for a cartilage tear in his knee and unfortunately they discovered Leukemia.  He is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Please pray for Jordan for strength, endurance, peace and total healing for him.  Also pray that his family  will continue to support him with their love and care and that they will rely on God for strength to do this.


Jordan was in the hospital for his Tucks Formal Dance; his sweet girlfriend took him along any way, and "carried him" in the Grand March on her Ipad via Facebook!

When the servant of the man of God got up early and went out, he discovered an army with horses and chariots surrounding the city. So he asked Elisha, “Oh, my master, what are we to do?”

Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them.”

Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, please open his eyes and let him see.” So the Lord opened the servant’s eyes. He looked and saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
1 Kings 6:15-17

Friday, October 12, 2012

Laura H

Laura Hanisch

Frieda and Laura
Laura is a friend of the Slaughters from Brandon.  She worked for FedEx and made many deliveries to their business over the years.  Laura has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is now considering Hospice care.  Pray for peace, joy and strength for her and her family as they face the days ahead.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Kyle and Michelle

September 2012
Farewell to Kyle and Michelle

Kyle and Michelle are moving to Council Bluffs Iowa.  They have been a part of our church family for many years.  Pray for them as they transition to a new home, new job, new church and new friends.  Pray for them as missionaries to the Council Bluffs area as they help plant a new church there and Build Healthy Disciples. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Jim and Mary Ann H

We made this quilt for Jim Hyland and his wife Mary Ann.
He has battled throat cancer and a stroke and now resides at
Bethel Nursing Home in  Madison.
Pray for Jim's health, for strength and endurance. 
Pray for Mary Ann and their family as they support and love Jim.

Jenna H

August 2012
Jenna H

Jenna is Emmeline Elliot's college friend who lives in Mankato.
She has been facing many serious health concerns.
Pray for healing, for relief of pain.  Pray for successful back surgery.
Also pray for her plans to go back to school.

Don and Darlene S

Don is Dodi Young's Dad.  He has had numerous health concerns and hospitalizations. 
Pray for his healing and health. 
Pray for his caregiver/wife Darlene and the whole family for strength and patience.
Pray for peace for the entire family as they care for Don.

Thanks from Japan!

              Here's the good news! postage Wed-Sun. Hitomi is a bit overwhelmed I think. Joy

From: Shan Reed <>
Subject: Thanks
Date: September 2, 2012 11:30:55 PM CDT
To: Mom and Dad <>

The quilt arrived!  I picked it up on Sunday morning on my way to church!  Hitomi really liked it.  She wasn't sure about opening it in front of us though, since that is rude in Japan.  :)  We told her please do because we wanted a picture to send you! :)  Thank you!!!!

Mr and Mrs S

 The Sakamotos are friends of Shan Reed from Japan. This quilt reminds us to pray for our friends throughout the world. 
Acts 1:8
.... you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Prayer Requets for Sakamotos:
*Praise God for the way He worked in this couples'life to bring them to church and salvation together, as a couple
*Pray for them as they continue to prepare for baptism, which will be held in October
*Pray for their witness to their sons, that they will see and experience God's love in and through their parents
*Pray for Mr.and Mrs. Sakamoto as they interact with friends, that Jesus' light will shine brightly in them.
*Pray that they will continue to grow in their faith!
Thank you for your prayers for this lovely couple!
Shan :)

October 24 2012
Straight from Shan today.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Shan Reed <>
Subject: Quilt pic
Date: October 24, 2012 6:54:38 PM CDT
To: Mom and Dad Reed <>

Hope you are having a good week!  Here are the Sakamotos and me with the lovely quilt. She loves it!  She was trying to figure out how she could display it in their home.
Love you!