PFBC: Prayer List #30

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The following list of prayer requests can be prayed for in your own quiet time with the Lord, in your own family worship time, or in Growth Groups. Please keep the following requests in your prayers:

Rachel Aubrecht – Please pray for Rachel’s home church, Gospel Light Baptist Church, as they seek a new Senior Pastor.

Ise Beinhart – Please pray for this young child as she battles severe health issues.

Carl Benson – Unspoken Prayer Request.

Mike Boos – Unspoken Prayer Request.

Susan Davis – Please continue to pray for Susan’s father, Chester, that he would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Rick Fields – Pray for Rick and his overall health.

Diana Fordham – Please pray for Diana who was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is looking into treatment options.

Joe Goodlander – Please pray for Joe as he battles many different health complications.

John Hardt – Unspoken Prayer Request.

Marsha Jones – Please pray for Marsha and her many health complications.

Matt Latcham – Please pray for Matt’s mother, Linda, who is battling cancer.

Edwin Luers – Please pray for Edwin’s part-time employee, Wilfred Miller, and his salvation.

Adele McPike – Please pray for Adele and her overall health.

Bill Mouser – Pray for Bill as he recovers from his pacemaker/defibrillator surgery.

Arlena Tinnes – Please continue to pray for healing and strength as Arlena battles cancer.

Willie Van Der Molen – Please be in prayer for Willie’s father who was just diagnosed with cancer. Please pray specifically for healing, wisdom for the doctors, and opportunities for the Gospel.

Judy Wolf – Pray for Judy’s son, Todd, who is in poor health and needs healing. Please pray for Todd’s salvation as well. Pray too for Judy’s great-granddaughter, Errin, who has a heart implant and other health complications.

Heather Zieglowsky – Unspoken Prayer Request.

Our Missionaries – Please pray for our many supported missionaries as they serve all around the world.

Our Country – Please pray for President Trump and Vice President Pence (and their Cabinet) as they lead our country.

Our National Association – Please be in prayer for the General Association of Regular Baptist Church’s Council of 18 as they seek God’s will in the nomination and election process of the new National Representative.

Our State Association – Please pray for our State Rep, Tim Capon, and his Council of Ten that God would give to these men wisdom and discernment as they serve the 99 churches in our association.

Our Community – Please pray that we, as a church, would be bold with the Gospel and reach out to our community with the love of Jesus.

Our Church – Please continue to pray for wisdom, vision, and courage as we seek to be a church on mission for the glory of God!

Our Leadership Team – Pray for our Lead Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Deacons that God would grant to them wisdom, discernment, vision, and unity as they lead our church.

Our Widows/Widowers – Please pray for Prairie Flower’s many widows and widowers that God would be especially near to them and comfort them with His presence, power, and provision.

Please Note: We update this prayer list monthly. If you would like a prayer request to be added to this list, please let Pastor Dave or Pastor Jon know. Thank you!

Quarterly Meeting: Agenda Items (10-8-17)

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Below are the official agenda items for our Quarterly Meeting on Sunday, October 8th…

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Devotional and Opening Prayer – Eldon Yoder
  3. Reading of Past Minutes
  4. Update Membership Roster (Voting Item)
  5. Acceptance of Financial Report
    • Anonymous Donation For New Sound Board (Voting Item)
  6. 2018 Summer Intern (Voting Item) – Intern Selection Process. Compensation Discussion. Overview of Duties and Responsibilities.
  7. Lead Pastor Items:
    • Ministry Connections – I am currently serving as an IARBC Council of 10 Member and IRBC Board Member.
    • Sermon Series Update – We R The Church. Thanksgiving Mini-Series. “An Orderly Account” – Christmas 2017.
    • Annual Election of Officers – Nomination Process Opens on Sunday, October 22nd and Closes on Sunday, November 5th. Annual Election of Officers will then take place on Sunday, December 3rd.
    • Constitution Review Team – Activated to review the REVISED Biblical Principles of Church Membership…
    • Land/Building Update – We have decided to pursue the purchase of land and building at a slower pace. We will continue to pray and seek godly counsel on this initiative doing everything we do with wisdom, vision, and courage.
  8. Associate Pastor Items:
    • Youth Group – Fall Schedule…
    • AWANA – 2017-2018 Curriculum…
    • Other Projects – Men’s Bible Study…
  9. Old and New Business (If Any)
  10. Closing Prayer – Mark Tinnes
  11. Adjournment

From Satanic Priest to Child of God: The Rick Fields Story…

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My life was good, or so I thought anyway. I was raised in a family that could not have been described as anything but “good people.” Though my parents talked about God and I knew the basics of the Gospel message, I never truly believed it for myself.  I eventually turned into a thief and things much worse.

I graduated from high school in 1966, at the bottom of my class, largely due to a heavy dose of A.D.H.D., except in those days I was just labeled as “stupid.” So, after high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon graduation from boot camp, I volunteered for the Vietnam War out of some twisted need for revenge because my brother had died there. They gave me my request, along with some sideways glances, and (I’m sure) some belief that I was truly crazy.

So, on August 28, 1968, I arrived in DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I was quickly injured in the war and was sent back home in September of 1969. Suffering the effects of Agent Orange poisoning, I was given a medical discharge.

After my time in the Navy, I ran an underwater boat maintenance company in San Francisco, California. This, I thought, was a natural fit for me with all of my Navy experiences. It was during this time that I became a Satanic Priest in the Church of Satan in San Francisco. Let me explain…

While running my boat maintenance company, I learned how to become a D.J., which I thoroughly enjoyed. The idea of playing rock n’ roll and getting paid for it was really appealing to me. In fact, I eventually became the first music director of a top rock station in Davenport, Iowa called 97X. We went from nowhere to number one in just one year.

So, I began to make my money through being a D.J., and I loved every second of it. The rock n’ roll, drugs, women, and all the attention I could ask for were mine for the taking. Eventually, my depravity led me into the adult film industry and into becoming a Satanic Priest. It was under the delusion of my sin, and under the authority of the Church of Satan, that I engaged in some despicable, criminal patterns that led me to prison in 2004.

Yes, prison, but that was the best thing that could have ever happened to me because it was there, on the 20th of August 2007, that I finally came to know Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior. You see, it was while I was in prison that I was shown Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” and it changed my life. I knew the story, but I never really got it until that moment. It crushed me when it finally sank home. All I could do was cry and beg for forgiveness from the Savior who cared enough for me to die on Calvary’s cruel cross, a punishment that was rightfully mine. And praise be to God, He forgave me! Since then my life has been completely different. My new journey with Christ has not been an easy one, but the person who entered prison in 2004 is no longer alive…and I praise God for that.

AWANA UPDATE

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Hey all, Pastor Jon here:

I can’t believe it’s September already! Where has 2017 gone? School has started, sports are in full swing, and fall is knocking at our doorstep. This can only mean one thing for our church…AWANA is right around the corner! I hope you are all as excited as I am to get this new year under way. Since I have been back from vacation, Julia and I have been working hard so we can be prepared to have another great year. We have finalized the schedule, and are ironing out the fine details while finishing our new curriculum for this year. There is a lot do and we could really use your help!

We need two things from you:

First, we need you to ask yourself and pray to see if God might be calling you to serve in AWANA this year. It is a big commitment and sacrifice to give up one night a week to come and spend time serving children, but I promise that it is completely worth it. If you do think God is calling you to serve this year, then please sign up via our bulletin board once it’s posted.

The second thing we need you to do, is spread the word about AWANA! No commitment needed for this one, just a loud mouth 😉 We have less than one month before AWANA starts. Our first night of AWANA is Wednesday, Oct 4. AWANA is for children age 3 (by September 1, 2017) through 6th grade and runs from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (registration begins at 6:15 pm).

We included the AWANA calendar at the bottom, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (Pastor Jon) at jroc3497@gmail.com or call me at 319-653-2400. We hope to see you there!!!

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