Prayer Update

Update from the Van Dyken Family

“We thank the Lord for His mercies to us.  Levi James was born around supper time yesterday.  7lbs. 1 oz. He was born naturally by inducement. When we arrived at 7am yesterday, they discovered he had turned on his own and no aversion was necessary, nor a c-section. Praise God! The labour was definitely longer and slower than what Jen was used to, but thankfully an epidural near the end enabled her to pull through. Both baby and mother are doing well, and Daddy is thrilled. “

“Thank you so much for all the prayers offered to God on our behalf, and for the encouragements.”

“I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry…He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.” (Psalms 40:1,3)


Curt and Jen

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We have an urgent item for prayer from the Canadian Presbytery.

Rev. Curt Van Dyken and his wife Jen are expecting their 5th child and the baby is in breech position. She is scheduled to be induced today, July 15, as they hope for a natural birth. If they are unable to manipulate the baby into the proper position, the baby will be delivered by Caesarean section. As a further complication, Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and is undergoing chemotherapy. Pray for this family that God’s hand of mercy and comfort be with them in this trial. Rev. Van Dyken is currently serving as the Stated Supply for West River Road Reformed Church in Cambridge, ON. This is a congregation that is hopeful of joining the fellowship of the Canadian Presbytery this fall.

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