Gages Lake Bible Church





Praise and prayer request From the Rice Family::

“...Jason was seen less than half an hour before closing! What a praise! The VERY good news is that our residency has been approved, though we don't know for how long. The bad news is that three of our cards are ready, but not yet at the police station. Two of our cards (mine and one of the boy's) are not even done yet. Without those cards we have no legal proof of residency in Europe, so that could affect our ability to travel outside of SK or Czech (apparently their systems are connected). We do have a trip planned soon, so please pray they either all come in before that or we don't have any problems. Thanks to all who prayed and especially to those who let us know you were praying!”



From the Rice Family:

“Would appreciate prayer for Jason as he goes to the foreign police early tomorrow morning. He is hoping to find out why our residence cards are so delayed. Please pray it goes well and that we get at least some explanation. Thank you!”



From the Rice Family: 

... in the next few weeks J will be providing pulpit supply for the international church twice, speaking to our church's youth group, going to a day conference for pastors and lay leaders with men from our church, and doing balloons for Open Door Day. We'll also be having a cookout for his English students next week. A's book study will wrap up in two more weeks. Thank you for praying!


From the Rice Family:

“.....J has had a good week of training regarding international theological education. They finish up today. We still have not heard from the foreign police about our residence cards. We'd appreciate your continued prayers for not only an answer, but peace and calm while we wait. Next weekend is a Slovak pastors' retreat, so please be praying for that as well. Thank you!”


From the Frazier Family

Good morning dear friends, 

We just wanted to send a quick update to let you know how we are doing. It is a little after 5:00 a.m. My days and nights get mixed up. These days when I get tired I take naps, consequently when it’s time to go to sleep I stay awake. Thankfully this doesn’t happen every night! 

Just yesterday I had a visit with my heart doctor. I’ve seen all of my doctors in the last month. All seems to be working well. They all told me to continue doing what I’m doing. 

Stan is holding his own. He is loosing some upper body strength, but that has happened gradually. He needs more help getting in and out of his bed and wheelchair. Our family has been a great help to us as usual. 

We thank you for your prayers for us. This note is going to a number of folks who have recently shared with us financially and we thank you for your gifts, too. God continues to meet our needs—physical, financial and spiritual. In everything we give Him thanks! 

Please keep praying for our need for a different handicap van. Our “old clunker” is still running, but we don’t go out of town with it. Stan gets to his doctor appointments via the VA Transportation service. We still have our Chevy mini-van, but I’m not driving any more. I get too tired when I go out to the doctors or shopping. We use our mini-van because it is easy for me to get in and out of it,  but someone else drives. Stan is not able to get into that van. It is not wheelchair adaptive. 

Well, folks, I think I’ve written all there is. 

Keep looking to Him and have a GREAT DAY! 

With our love and prayers,
Stan and Frieda Frazier


From the Rice Family:

....unfortunately we still have not heard about our residence permits. The deadline for their decision was yesterday. We are hoping they just haven't notified us yet, but we really don't know. J will be leaving and re-entering the Schengen Zone over the next two weeks, so please pray he is allowed to leave AND return without any problems at passport control. Thank you!


Dear Praying Friends,

Monday was my one-year post-chemo checkup, and the news overall is good. I have been plagued with a nasty cough for the last couple of weeks, and since that is a remotely indicative symptom that something could be "cooking" again, it was good to learn that it is most likely a bad case of bronchitis. 

My oncologist went on to say that there are other symptoms with my brand of lymphoma that would be manifesting if it was the culprit for my present issues. I am taking new medications for the rest of this week, and if that addresses the issue, then all is good. If not, then he does want me back soon for a new round of imaging just to be sure.

Your prayers for a good week of medications doing their job will be much appreciated. 

In service to Him, 

Henry A. Vosburgh



This from our Missionary Linda Johnson:

I am here!  Thanks for all the prayers for my trip to Brazil.  The trip was long, but thankful for a safe trip. Now looking forward to seeing many people.  By the way it was 71 degrees in São Paulo, but arrived in Cuiabá at 95 degrees!! Right now I miss our cool spring in the US!  :) 

Estou aqui!! Obrigada por tantas orações.  A viagem foi longo, mas bem.  Estou na casa de Jací em Cuiabá.  Não sei ainda quando vou para Campo Verde, mas vou mesmo.

Gages Lake Bible Church prayerfully and monetarily supports each of the Missionaries listed below. 


Bruce & Marti Brumfield
Mission Agency: AWANA
Serving in: USA - IL, WI

Mike & Sandie Campo
Mission Agency: Christian Jew Foundation
Serving in: USA - Chicago Area

Stan & Frieda Frazier
Mission Agency: New Tribes
Serving in: USA - Florida

Linda Johnson
Mission Agency: Crossworld
Serving in: USA - Now

Michael & Wendy Lambert
Kids: Zachary, Maxwell, Jackson
Mission Agency: Transworld Radio
Serving in: eSwatini Africa 
Contact: and

Jonathan & Wendy Latham
Kids: Gloria
Mission Agency: Gospel Fellowship
Serving in: Mexico


Brian & Carol Ann Lawrence
Kids: Janna, Jeremy, Isaac
Mission Agency: Christar
Serving in: Canada
Contact: AND

Mark & Joanne Mackey
Mission Agency: European Christian Mission NA, Inc.
Serving in: Ukraine, Peru, Israel 

John & Linda McGhee
Kids: David, Jeffrey
Mission Agency: New Tribes
Serving in: USA - Florida
Contact: AND

Jason & Adele Rice
Kids: Gavin, Payton, Dawson
Mission Agency: Association for Baptists for World Evangelism
Serving in: Slovakia
Contact: AND 

Henry & Linda Vosburgh
Kids: Matthew, Katelyn, Lucas
Mission Agency: Midwest Church Extension
Serving in: USA - IN, IL, WI
Contact: N/A