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Bethel Heritage Prompts Prayer Involvement

Bob and Marge Franzen

Bob and Marge Franzen

Bob and Marge Franzen have a Bethel heritage that goes back decades. Recently, Bob and Marge served as unofficial “ambassadors” for Bethel in the New England area for years, encouraging young people to choose a Bethel education. The couple’s two sons are Bethel graduates, too.

The Franzens’ lifelong support of Bethel’s mission continues as they serve as team leaders for the National Prayer Initiative. “Our prayer group is comprised mainly ‘snowbirds’ who meet monthly from November through April in Bradenton, Florida,” Marge says. “We also have a group in Sister Bay (Wisconsin, where they live the rest of the year). Both prayer groups include people who have either attended Bethel, or have children, grandchildren or young friends who have attended in the past or currently attend. “We all have a great interest in Bethel,” Marge declares.

“Prayer has kept us focused on the Lord’s work and keeps us interested in praying for Bethel administration, faculty, staff, teachers and students,” the Franzens assert. “The prayers of many Bethel friends have helped us both in times of critical need.”