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Prayers for Our CLC Family

December 1, 2021


Please be in prayer for Jerry and Elizabeth Betten and their family as they mourn the loss of Elizabeth's Dad, Ernie Scheltema who passed away last Saturday. He was 3 weeks away for 89 years old. Prayers for peace and comfort for the whole family, and for Elizabeth's mom in her transition of life without him.


Please be in prayer for Bobbie and Pat Twa. Pat was taken by ambulance late last week from Mercy Hospital to Ann Arbor where he remains on a ventilator.  Pray for God's healing power to restore Pat's lungs and health. .  


We praise God that Don Palmer was released from the hospital. Please be in prayer for Don and Pat as they continue their recovery from Covid.


We offer our sympathy to Kelli and Mike Meyer and their family in the loss of Kelli's grandmother, Ruth Tompkins, at age 95. Pray for God to be near the family as they celebrate the life and mourn the passing of their grandmother and great grandmother.


Please be in prayer for Linda Burgess and those at Robbinswood Care Facility as they mourn the loss of a friend and resident.  Robbinswood Assisted Living, 1125 Robbins Rd, # 230.  Cards are welcomed!


Please be in prayer for Len and Kathy Troast's son Michael who was has Covid pneumonia and is recovering at home at this time.


Please be in prayer for Brian and Samantha Sipe and their family as they mourn the loss of Brian's mother who passed away Sunday night at the age of 72 due to complications as a result of Covid. Please be in prayer for her husband Keith at this time.


We express our sympathy to Pat and Bruce Ballast, and to Kelly and Ryan Dubois, and their families, in the passing of Pat's mom and Kelly's grandmother, Phyllis Boonstra, this past Sunday morning. Pray that God's grace and peace would be their comfort as they gather for a graveside service this week and a memorial in early January.


Pray for Dianna and Carl Hordyk in the passing of Dianna's brother, Jim Miller, on Wednesday, November 24, at age 55.


Jill Oosterbaan who is now recovering at home after being admitted to the hospital due to High Blood Pressure and a need for a pacemaker. Jill was not able to receive a pacemaker at this time. Please pray for Jill who also is in need of more caregivers. 



November 24, 2021


Please pray for Jennie Neusiis. Pray for healing of a broken bone and torn ligaments in her foot as a result of slipping off a curb.


Please be in prayer for Bobbie and Pat Twa. Pat's condition has worsened and he is now on a ventilator in Mercy's ICU in critical condition.  Pray God's healing power to restore Pat's lungs and bring health to his body and mind.  


Please be in prayer for Lisa Hawke who has been hospitalized with pneumonia resulting from Covid. Pray for Lisa to gain strength and experience healing. 


Please be in prayer for Don and Pat Palmer who were recently diagnosed with Covid. Pray for Don who was brought by ambulance to Mercy on Monday. Pray for healing.


Pray for Linda Burgess and other residents of Robbinswood Assisted Living as Covid numbers rise.  Robbinswood Assisted Living, 1125 Robbins Rd, # 230.  Cards are welcomed!


Please pray for Jill Osterbaan who continues her recovery from high blood pressure and covid at Holland Hospital. Pray for the doctors seeking a new treatment plan for Jill as they were unable to put in a pacemaker. 


Please be in prayer for Diana Robinson who is recovering at home after a minor stroke and anticipates further surgery soon. 


Continue to pray for Len and Kathy Troast's 12 week old grand nephew Mateo who underwent surgery on Wednesday for a large cancerous tumor in his chest. Mateo faces chemotherapy. 




November 17, 2021


Please be in prayer for Bobbie and Pat Twa who are struggling with Covid at this time. Pat was brought to Mercy in Muskegon by ambulance on Friday morning and is recovering at this time. 


Please be in prayer for Lisa Hawke who has been hospitalized with pneumonia resulting from Covid. Pray for Lisa to gain strength and experience healing. 


Please be in prayer for Don and Pat Palmer who have tested positive for Covid. Please pray for their recovery.


Pray for Linda Burgess and other residents of Robbinswood Assisted Living as Covid numbers rise.  Robbinswood Assisted Living, 1125 Robbins Rd, # 230.  Cards are welcomed!


Pray for Sherry Becker in the sudden passing of her brother.  May they know God's peace and comfort in their grief.  


Pray for Lois and Gerb's daughters; Jill as she is being treated at Holland Hospital for high blood pressure and has tested positive for Covid.  Please also be in prayer for Jill who is scheduled to receive a pacemaker on Friday at Holland Hospital.  Lynn gave birth to a daughter, Sarah Grace, last Sunday, following a premature C section. Lynn had preeclampsia and sepsis.  She is home now, recovering.  


Pray for Melody Pierce who is facing dialysis relating to a kidney failure.  


Please be in prayer for Diana Robinson who is recovering at home after a minor stroke and anticipates further surgery soon. Please pray for Diana and Clare who are recovering from Covid.


Please pray for Bev and Steve Vandyke as they recover from Covid. Pray for healing.


Continue to pray for Len and Kathy Troast's 12 week old grand nephew Mateo who underwent surgery on Wednesday for a large cancerous tumor in his chest. Mateo faces another procedure Friday night, an MRI on Monday, and chemotherapy on Wednesday. 


November 10, 2021


Let's join our mission partners, Bob and Marcia VerMaire, as we pray for the return to peace and the rule of law for the country of Haiti. Pray for Bob and Marcia as they wait here in the US and for the staff and hospital on La Gonave as they continue to meet the medical needs of the Haitan people there. 


Pray for the kidnapped, not just the Christian Aid Ministries members, but for all others being held for ransom and for their families.  Pray for those who are so desperate or deceived to enter into the gangs. 


Pray for our global partner in Spain as she struggles to get the necessary documents from the US for her visa renewal. 


Pray for renewed strength for Bob Schouman as he continues his recovery and therapy at Medilodge at the Shore. Pray for Bob as he anticipates transferring into an assisted care center. 


Please pray for Len and Kathy Troast's 11 week old grand nephew Mateo. He has a large cancerous tumor in his chest that has collapsed one lung and is compromising his other lung. 


November 3, 2021


Let's join our mission partners, Bob and Marcia VerMaire, as we pray for the return to peace and the rule of law for the country of Haiti. Pray for Bob and Marcia as they wait here in the US and for the staff and hospital on La Gonave as they continue to meet the medical needs of the Haitan people there. 


Pray for the kidnapped, not just the Christian Aid Ministries members, but for all others being held for ransom and for their families.  Pray for those who are so desperate or deceived to enter into the gangs. 


Pray for our global partner in Spain as she struggles to get the necessary documents from the US for her visa renewal. 


Pray for renewed strength for Bob Schouman as he continues his recovery and therapy at Medilodge at the Shore. Pray for Bob as he anticipates transferring into an assisted care center. 


Please pray for Len and Kathy Troast's 11 week old grand nephew Mateo. He has a large cancerous tumor in his chest that has collapsed one lung and is compromising his other lung. 


October 27, 2021


From Bob and Marcia Vermaire: Paul is making great progress and will be spending the next 2 to 3 months at Walter Reed Hospital for speech and occupational therapy.  Pray for community, faith and trust and a sense of calling in whatever situation they find themselves in.  


Pray for the kidnapped, not just the Christian Aid Ministries members but for all families being held for ransom and for their families.  Pray for those who are so desperate or deceived to enter into the gangs. 


Please pray for healing and renewed strength for Bob Schouman as he was transferred this week to Medilodge at the Shore (900 S Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven) after being treated for a serious infection at NOCH.  Cards/notes of encouragement are welcome.  


Congratulations to Eric and Chelsea Applebach on the birth of their son, Caleb James, on October 19.


October 20, 2021


Please pray for God's comfort and peace to surround and uphold Jeff and Lisa Hawke's family and relatives in the passing of Jeff's mother, Leota Hawke, this past Monday at age 82.


Please pray for Jeanette Quada's granddaughter, Alayna, who received a concussion following an accident. Also pray for Jeanette's daughter, Samantha, who is being treated for mental health issues.


Please pray for the family of Ron Boelema, who passed away early Wednesday morning in Florida. May they know God's peace and comfort in their grief.


Pray for Pastor Marshall as he makes his way through Turkey and Greece with a study group over the next two weeks. 



October 6, 2021


Pray for Paul VerMaire and his family as they are transferred to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC for continued treatment and therapy. Join Bob and Marcia in praising God for the amazing progress Paul is making in regaining his speech. Bob and Marcia thank everyone for their faithful prayers. 


Please pray for healing and renewed strength for Bob Schouman as he was transferred this week to Medilodge at the Shore after being treated for a serious infection at NOCH.


Please pray for healing for Berkley Samdal as she recovers from a broken foot.