Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Quilting Party 2013

George B. November 2013

George Black has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and is undergoing treatment.  He is the brother of Franklin Black and former member of WCBC and also a missionary to Africa.
We prayed for healing for him and for comfort.  We prayed for his family and his wife as they care for him.  We prayed that the physicians and the health care team  will make good treatment decisions for his care.

Dale and Freda S

Happy 65th Anniversary Dale and Freda Slaughter
                      12-24-48 - 12-24-13

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lynne November 2013

Lynne is Chris Benning's sister from the Redfield area.  She is undergoing cancer treatments in Aberdeen.  Their mother also died last week.  We prayed for Lynne's health and healing, for her family and caregivers, and that she will be open to help from relatives, friends and neighbors.  We prayed for unity and understanding for the family in the face of these life changing events.

Reg and Marli W. November 2013

This quilt was made and prayed over for Reg and Marli.  Reg recently had back surgery and is recovering.  We prayed for healing, peace, comfort and pain relief.  We prayed for patience for Reg and his caregivers, and his faithful wife Marli.  We are thankful for their friendship and involvement with West Center Baptist Church.

John and Norma K November 2013

John is Thresa's friend from Tennessee.  He has had many health problems including  knee problems.  He is having his 8th surgery on this knee.  We prayed for healing of the body, peace, continued Faith, hope, physical strength, physical rest, and optimism.  We prayed for his care givers, doctors, and that John can accept God's plan for his life.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Barb F

This quilt was made for Barb Fiege who recently
 lost her son in a tragic farming accident.


Ashley is Gloria's niece whose 2 year old son recently died.  
We prayed for Ashley and her family as they mourn the loss of this child.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Susan October 2013

This Quilt is for Susan, Jane Nelson's sister-in-law who has cancer.

Rita L October 2013

This quilt  is for Gary & Deanna Smithers' daughter Rita and her family. Rita and her husband had a baby with Down Syndrome, and her husband had a heart attack shortly after

Friday, October 25, 2013

Alice October 2013

This quilt is for Holly's friend Alice A. who is expecting a baby boy in January. She will be a single mom. She lives with her mom. She's been blessed with lots of clothes and baby items (car seat, changing table, etc) already. She hopes to take some college classes and work after baby is born.  She came to our young moms Bible study this summer and has connected more with a few of those ladies.  Holly 

Beatha October 2013

This one is for my friend Beatha. She has Lyme's Disease and 3 co-infections. She takes over 220 pills each week. She and her husband Kevin have 4 children. It took a long time for them to figure out what was going on, so they're grateful to have a diagnosis and a plan. She still has days where she's really tired and has significant pain/migraines. Pray for the treatment to be effective and for energy to do the things she needs to do (like take care of her family). As a side note, she was my babysitter growing up, took our wedding photos, and took Abe's 1 and 2 year photos. Her family lived just down the street from us in Beulah, and we went to the same church. -Holly 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Don S

Don Seedorf October 2013

Don is a life long member of West Center Baptist Church.  He now resides in Assisted Living.  We praised God for Don's life and his generosity through the years.   We prayed that God will continue to bless Don in the years ahead as Don  has blessed others with his smile, his sense of humor, his beautiful singing voice and his love of children.

Bethany and Josh

Bethany and Josh October 2013

Bethany and Josh are expecting a baby soon.  The baby has some health problems and will need to have surgery soon after birth.  We pray for travel mercies and  a smooth labor and delivery.  We prayed that the Doctors and Nurses will know just how to proceed and that their baby will recover quickly and completely.

Feige Family October 2013

Feige Family October 2013

David Feige
David Feige, age 58, died as the result of an accident at his farm on September 23, 2013. He was born on June 29, 1955 at Canton, SD to Dale and Barbara (Hexom) Feige. He married Carolyn VanRosendale at Madison on October 10, 1975. He is survived by his wife - Carolyn of Wentworth. Two sons - Todd (Lindsey Krieger) of Brookings and Scott (Jill) of Madison. One daughter - Erica (Fiancee - Eric Anderson) of Sioux Falls. five grandchildren - Grace, Loghan, Natalie, Rhys, Tracer David, Nolan Keith David. His mother - Barbara of Madison. Five brothers - Dan of Wentworth, Dudley of Sioux Falls, Daryl of Birmingham, AL, Dennis of Watertown, SD and Donald of Honeye Falls, NY. In-laws - Merlyn and Ardella VanRosendale of Madison. He was preceded in death by his father in 1992. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev Constanze Hagmaier officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. He grew up on a farm near Wentworth graduating from Madison High School in 1973. He farmed near Wentworth his entire life. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and served on their Board of Trustees, LeRoy Township Board and on the Board of Directors of the Madison Farmers Elevator. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 PM on Wednesday at the Weiland Funeral Chapel.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gloria September 2013

We prayed over this quilt for our friend Gloria. She has been in Madison and WCB for a short time and is now building a house in Sioux Falls. She will be moving there in a few weeks.  We praised God for the time we have had to get to know her and her Servant Heart. We asked God to bless her and protect her in this transition, and that she may have a wonderful time being near family. Thank you Lord for allowing us to get to know and love Gloria!

Matthew 18:19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven."

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sharon S September 2013

We made this quilt for our friend Sharon who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and recently had surgery.  We prayed for healing for her, and comfort for her and Alvin as they face the results of the testing and the next steps in the process.  Sharon has developed a wonderful relationship with her surgeon.  She also loves Jesus; we prayed that they can Lean on Jesus for support.

Dear family & friends:  On October 18th I went to the oncologist.  She 
was very thorough in explaining things to me. She said "Sharon, I want 
you to know that as of now you have no cancer.  You carry a red flag as 
our marker to indicate to us that you are a high risk candidate.  I want 
you to go home and enjoy your life to the fullest."
I went to my surgeon on October 21st and he was satisfied with how 
things were progressing .  I asked him many questions and he told me 
what the oncologist had said about the red flag as their marker.   If I 
have any indication that something doesn't seem right I am to call the 
surgeon immediately.  I have an appointment with the surgeon in 6 months 
and will continue to see him every 6 months in the future.
 From the bottom of my heart I want to say THANK YOU although that seems 
so inadequate.  You have been so faithful in praying for me; sending 
e-mails; sending cards; sending scripture verses; phone calls & hugs.
In one of the first e-mails that I sent I stated that I knew that God 
had chosen the surgeon and now also the oncologist.  It has been 3 
months in which I have learned to enjoy each new day and to depend on 
God for my daily strength because He is always there for me.  As a 
portion of the song "BECAUSE HE LIVES"  says 'But still the calm 
assurance:  This child can face uncertain days because Christ lives.  
Because He lives I can face tomorrow.'             Sharon

SHOPPI September 2013

Shoppi is our new friend from Japan. She visited Shan, Joy and Roger Reed recently, and we enjoyed getting to know her.  She has a kind heart, and loves Jesus.  We prayed that she may touch many friends in Japan.  We prayed for her family.  We are thankful that she had some time to spend with the Quilt Ladies!

October 25, 2013
Hello, Joyce !
How have you been ?
Nice prayer quilt which Prayer Quilts members made for me arrived !!  Thank
you !!   I love it !!
                              Bless you !!
                                     In Him     Shoppi

Friday, September 13, 2013

Dennis and Judy September 2013

Dennis and Judy are friends from WCB Church.  Dennis has been facing some major health
issues lately.  We prayed for healing, strength and comfort for Dennis, for patience and endurance for Judy, and for the health care team to know the best means of treatment.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Langden is a child of Holly's friend in North Dakota.  While being treated for pneumonia
they found he had some heart issues that required heart surgery.  He is recovering from the surgery now.
We prayed for healing for him; for his parents and family as they care for him.  We thanked God that the heart problem was identified and could be repaired.

Marilyn B. September 2013

Marilyn Belatti is a friend and neighbor of Joyce's who recently broke her
hip and is now recuperating.  She has moved to Assisted Living.  We prayed
for her recovery, for patience for her and her husband Dick as they face the
many adjustments they need to make.

Shan and Shoppi

Shan Reed, our friend and Missionary to Japan joined us for quilting.  She brought her delightful friend Shoppi who is also visiting from Japan.  We had a wonderful time quilting and praying for Shan and her work, and then celebrating her birthday with a homemade Angel Food cake made by Joyce.  

Hellow, Joyce (*^^*)  This is Shoppi ^ ^
I was verry glad to see you!!
Joyce, You are nice and so cute lady ^_-☆
Thanj you for your time(^_-)
I was much impressed last night !!!
I'm happy we are sisters in christ!!!!!
I'm really looking forward seeing you (^_-)

                              Bless you!!!!!
                                                IN HIM

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Trevor and Stephanie S. August 2013

Trevor, Stephanie, Kinnley and Zoe S; August 2013

  Trevor and his family have recently moved to Madison to be Apprentice Pastor at WCB church. We prayed for their family and the transitions that are being made.  We prayed for them as they develop new friendships here.   We prayed for balance with family, work and schooling as Trevor has started Seminary and Steph is seeking work as a substitute teacher. We pray that God will bless them richly here in Madison. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rich and Barb S. August 2013

Rich and Barb Sample

Dr Sample is a long time Madison resident who as a physician has cared for many people in our community over the years.  He has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. His wife Barb has also been diagnosed with cancer.  We prayed for healing, for pain control, for comfort for them both.  We prayed for caregivers and family members and the medical team treating them.  We pray that they can trust in the Lord with all their hearts....

Dr. Richard G. Sample, age 64, of Madison, died Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.
Richard Gordon Sample was born July 15, 1949, at Yankton, to Glenn and Mae (Nelson) Sample.  He was raised at Wakonda and graduated from Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, in 1967.  Rich married Barb Beecher on Aug. 29, 1970, at Sioux Falls and earned his pharmacy degree from SDSU, Brookings, in 1972.  Following his pharmacy training, he served in the US Army and then attended USD Medical School with residency training at Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency before beginning his practice in Madison. 
Rich was president of Interlakes Medical Center and past president of the medical staff of the Madison Community Hospital.  He was certified in family medicine, geriatrics and was a registered pharmacist.  Rich was a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  He was medical director of three nursing homes -- Golden Living Center and Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison and Good Samaritan in Howard.  Rich educated medical students and residents, and mentored EMTs, physician assistants, and nurse practitioner students.   
Rich served on the ECCO board of directors and as Madison Health Officer, Lake and Miner County Health Officer, Head Start Medical Advisor, and United Way board of directors.   He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and New Beginnings music team.  Rich was an avid runner and bicyclist, running 30,000 miles since moving to Madison. 
Dr. Sample was known to his colleagues, residents, nurses, and patients as a compassionate, caring physician and was named SDAFP Family Doctor of the Year on Feb. 8, 2013.
Survivors include his wife Barb of Madison, three children, Deb (Chris) Peters of Hartford, David (Marie) Sample of Marshall, MN and Paul (Katie) Sample of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, Derick, Braden, Nichole, Natalee and Allyson; one brother Dale (Jan) Sample of Sioux Falls; one brother-in-law, Doug (Mary) Beecher of Madison; two sisters-in-law, Julie (Bill) Krell of Sioux Falls and Jan (Doug) Dunn of Aurora, CO; and ten nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation begins noon Sunday with the family present 4-7 PM at Ellsworth Funeral Home and continues one hour prior to the service.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Dakota Prairie Playhouse, Madison.  Family inurnment will take place at a later date at Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls.

Brenda M August 2013

Brenda McDonald is our friend from WCB Church.  She recently had hip surgery
 and is recovering. We prayed for total recovery, for strength
 and patience in the recovery process for her and caregiver/husband Doug.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Diane B

Diann Balling is our friend from WCBC.  She has recently been in the Heart Hospital and faces some serious health concerns. Pray for peace for her and her family, for God's blessings, and healing for her body.

Bob and Carol R. July 2013

Bob and Carol R.

Bob Reed is Roger's brother. He has been diagnosed with cancer
and is undergoing treatment.  We prayed for healing and comfort for
Bob and Carol, his wife, as they face the cancer and treatment.  We prayed that they
can rely on Jesus for His support and salvation.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


June is Gloria's sister.  She has faced many health problems recently, including colon cancer and heart problems.  She has 3 sons and is a widow.  June has a strong faith which has helped her through these challenges.  We prayed for healing for her, for strength and comfort for her and her family.  We praise God for her strong faith and for her caring sister who helps her along her journey.

Diane L July 2013

Diane Lewis is Pam Rowland's Mom.  She has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is facing Chemotherapy.
We pray for healing and strength for Diane and her whole family in this challenge.  We pray for peace and comfort for them as well.   Thankful that Diane knows her Savior and can rely on Him.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Marvin and Joann H.

Marvin and Joann are friends from WCB.  He was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.  We pray for a miracle of healing for Marvin.  We also prayed for strength for him and the whole family as they fight this battle, for patience and strength and that they will continue to rely on Jesus.

Jeremy and Angela

Jeremy and Angela Mains are friends of Dave and Susan Malec.  Jeremy was recently diagnosed with cancer and is in the hospital for 6-8 weeks for treatment.  They have 3 small children and Angela has gone back to work. We pray for healing, for strength, and for patience for them; for friends and family to come along side and support them as they face this battle.

JEREMY MAINS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jeremy Burton Mains, 41, a thirty-seven year resident of West Chicago, joined the Lord he loves on November 5, 2013 after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was born December 12, 1971 in Chicago, raised in West Chicago, and was a proud resident of his community. He graduated from West Chicago High School in 1991 and spent his life serving immigrants and refugees. Jeremy was an extremely dedicated husband, father, son, and family member. He was a faithful and cherished friend to many. He is survived by his wife Angela (nee Kinder); his three children, Eliana, Nehemiah, and Anelise; his parents Reverend Dr. David and Karen Mains; his siblings, Randall (Carmel), Melissa (Doug) Timberlake, and Joel (Laurie); and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Williams-Woodward Funeral Home, 820 Pine St. (corner of Route 59 and Pine), West Chicago. Funeral service Friday at Noon at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 1855 5th Ave., Aurora, IL. Please meet at church. Interment Glen Oak Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jeremy B. Mains Children's Fund.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

John and Kathy B June 2013

John and Kathy Barcanic are WCB Interim Pastor/Wife.  John has recently had back surgery and is slowly recovering.  We prayed for healing for him, for patience for him and for Kathy and Kaitlyn as they care for him.  

Luke and Tracey S June 2013

Luke and Tracey Sursley

We made this quilt for Luke and Tracey Sursley, a young couple from WCBC.  Luke is making a job change from the MHS band director to directing a marching band in Sioux City Iowa.  We prayed for patience and peace with this move.  We prayed for a smooth transition; that they can find a new home and church home there and develop new friendships.

Larry and Jane June 2013

Larry and Jane are folks who stay with Joyce in the summer months.  They recently experienced a tragedy in their family when their son died.  He leaves behind a wife and daughter and step children, as well as his sister Diane.  We pray for peace for this family in the loss of  a son, brother, husband, and father.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Chain of Love

Pray for the ministry of the Chain of Love Homes in Brazil. These homes are remarkable refuges for abandoned and abused children. Ask God to give the workers at the homes love, patience, and joy as they serve children who have deep emotional needs.

Pray for Chris and Ingrid Kidd, NAB missionaries at Chain of Love Homes, as they help oversee the administration and financial accounting for the ministry. Pray that God would give Chris and Ingrid great encouragement and hope as they work with the leadership at Chain of Love.

See more information about Chris and Ingrid’s ministry at

Saturday, June 8, 2013

NAB Missionaries in Japan

From NAB:
Pray for our NAB missionaries in Japan. Ask God for more oppor-tunities to build relationships with the Japanese people, opening doors to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for new Japanese believers to grow in their faith.

Please pray for Paul and Melissa Ewing, Carol Potratz, Shan Reed, Yuri Nakano, and Becky Lengefeld. The average church in Japan has less than 25 members and there is little interest in Christianity within the culture. Ask God to give these missionaries the ability to equip the Japanese church to reach others for Jesus Christ. Pray that God would strengthen the Christians in Japan.

To read more about the NAB missionaries to Japan click on this

James 1:6, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”