Pray for these churches in Pastoral Transition:
 
(1) Seaford, DE

BLESSINGS:

Joshua Woods has been called to serve as lead pastor of the Martinsburg, West Virginia First Church of the Nazarene. He will be installed during his first Sunday, August 6, 2017 with the service at 10:45AM with the Rev. Terry S. Sowden, Assistant District Superintendent

Pastor Joshua is married to Rebekah and they have a one year old son (Metzger) and are expecting the arrival of Charlotte in October 2017. They come to Martinsburg after serving as lead pastor in Pearl City, Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL PRAYER UPDATES:

Please pray for the Teen and Children's Camps coming in the next few weeks. These are important times for our children and for our teens as they worship, commit their lives to God, and learn to live out their faith.  Teen Camp is July 17-21, and the Children's Camp is July 31-August 4.
 
We have been asked to pray for Leann Brittain (Pastor Fern & Belinda's daughter).  She had been in Christiana Hospital with Pneumonia and feeding challenges.

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A few days before Christmas
Janet Fry, wife of George Fry, pastor at Gettysburg, PA was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer.  UPDATE: 
Janet had her last chemo treatment on July 3. She has recovered well from the side effects and she is glad that this is the end of the chemo infusions. Both of us want to thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. Our gracious God has answered all of these prayer. (7-15-2017)


Pastor Greg Lesniewski
of McConnellstown, PA has been diagnosed with stage 4a metastatic prostate cancer. This cancer has recurred following his surgery to remove his prostate. UPDATE - Greg reports:  "
I am done with all radiation treatments. I will be receiving Lupron, androgen depravation therapy, for another 18 months. As it stands now I am considered NED, no evidence of disease. I return to Cancer Treatment Center of America ZION in September for scans and blood work.  All the treatments have done what they were supposed to do. My prognosis is very good praise God!"  (7-15-2017)


Janet Johnson
, associate pastor at Melwood Church...  UPDATE from Janet: "
I'm doing much better! Thanks for all your prayers.  My energy levels are about 75-80% of what I would consider normal and I'm trying to work full time again. I must pace myself, take more breaks, and delegate more but I'm doing a great deal better.  I am also able to keep up with some of the housework and do some work in the yard at home, which I haven't been able to do for the better part of two years. We have had to change my daily cancer medications 3 times due to some rather bad side effects and now they've added a new medication to counteract some significant neuropathy and muscle spasms that are part of those unacceptable side effects.  While I still have to just deal with other muscle, joint, and nerve pain, which are expected on the cancer meds, I really can't complain.  There was no evidence of cancer recurrence at my April/May appointments so if these medications can keep the cancer at bay, I'll deal with the side effects!  My biggest concern now is for Melwood and the ministry of our day care. Since I've decided I must retire, they need to find a new Director for the center and that is a difficult task. Please pray for us as we seek the right person to fill that position and pray for me that I'll have the strength to continue working until the right person is found and trained."  (7-15-2017)