prayer request for Mike and Ann Wade (missionaries the congregation ahs supported for a longtime)

Please keep Mike and Ann Wade (missionaries that St. John's has supported for a very long time) in your prayers.  Mike has been having sever headaches and has had to go on medical leave temporarily.   Attached is their "newsletter" about their current situation

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:50:13 +0600
Subject: [Wadereport] update

Please see the attached "newsletter" for an update on our latest happenings.
Thank you for your prayers.
Mike and Ann

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Wednesday, January 23, 2012

DEVOTION:  Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them.  Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.  Exodus 7:7
I have to confess that even though I have read through the Bible several times I don't remember reading this verse.  I thought Moses and Aaron were much younger when they began the process of the Exodus, but I guess not.  Most people nowadays are well into retirement when they reach 80.  Can you imagine doing what Moses and Aaron did?  Seems unbelievable, until you realize or remember that with God all things are possible.  Not only did Moses and Aaron lead the people out of Egypt, but they also led them through the desert for forty years afterward. 
Just goes to show you that God can use you whatever your circumstances and for whatever purposes he wants when HE wants.  You are never too old or too young to heed the Lord's calling and do what He wants. 
Maybe God is calling you to something right now.  If He is, He will make it happen.  Stop fighting it.  Stop coming up with excuses.  Do God's work and you will be blessed! 
One thing everyone can do, and something God has called all of you to do is invite people to worship.  Invite them to come with you.  The #1 reason people join a church is that someone from that church, that they know,  invited them. 
A long time ago I gave into God's calling for me, and even though there have been tough times, I couldn't be much happier or more fulfilled being a pastor.  I love my life!  I am surrounded by wonderful people who love me and care for me.  I get to go out every day and comfort people with the Gospel and tell many who don't know about the good news of Christ.  I get to spend time with kids at preschool and at Good Shepherd!  I get to bring the Lord's body and blood to people who need it.  I have a family to care for and love and that loves me back.  I am truly blessed beyond anything I could have ever imagined! 
How has God blessed you in your circumstances and situations?  Who can you bless with the Gospel?  Who among you needs care, concern, and love?  It is in those things that you will find true fulfillment and your life will truly be full! 
Prayer:  Lord God, help me to find fulfillment in doing Your will.  Bless me with opportunities to share your good news.  Give me grace when things are hard not to get down or discouraged but to know that you are shaping me and forming me into the person you want me to be.  Amen.
TUESDAY'S QUIZ:  What sea did the Israelites cross on dry land?  The Red Sea (Some have speculated that it was really the Sea of Reeds, but that has never been confirmed and is probably not true.)  Thanks Pam B. Dianne H. and Doug H. for answering!_______________________________________________________________________________________
WEDNESDAY'S QUIZ: What was the third plague that God sent on the land of Egypt?
Question: What is prayer?
Answer: Prayer is speaking to God in words and thoughts.
Fri- assemble newsletter
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- LIFE SUNDAY; worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; worship 11am

Delores Desemone, president of the Lutheran for Life Chapter of St. Charles County Area, will be here to make a presentation about Lutherans for Life and how we as individuals and as a congregation can be involved in honoring the sanctity of human life at all ages and stages.  She will be providing us with baby bottle banks, that we can fill with money to support LIFE in our own community and throughout the world.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 9 at 6:30 pm, with doors opening at 6pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
The youth will be selling tickets after church after church the rest of this month so get yours as soon as you can.  Every year is more exciting than the last, so don't miss out on a good time while helping the youth in their ministry!!  If you have any questions about ticket, please call Barb Hargrove at 456-2235, or Christy Winn at 314-479-5543!
The LCMS is asking for donations to help with relief efforts.  If you care to give, you may use a designated envelope, or you can go to and donate directly online. 
For JEANETTE KOEHLER who is recovering from an infection in the hospital.
For PHYLLIS HOELSCHER and her family at the death of her Aunt Sue.
For  ROBERT and BRITTANY BAX AND THEIR CHILDREN, grandchildren and great grandchildren of CAROL BOEGER, as they lost their home to a fire last week.

For SCOTT AND MARY QUIRK, as they lost their seven year old daughter to a brain tumor this past weekend.
For NORMAN AND MARIAN TEMME, brother and sister in law of Harold Temme and Lois Frick, as Norman is dealing with dementia and Marian is nearing the end of her life on hospice care.
For MARCUS HENDERSHOT, son of Marvin and Molly, as he goes through interviews to get a job closer to his family.
For JEFF WINN AND AMBER VOSSEN as their grandpa died yesterday.
For CHRISTIAN WENZEL, art teacher at Blackhawk Middle School, who will be going home from the hospital this Friday.