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4/18/2019 Previous Issues

PRAYER REQUESTS
  • Courtney McNatty has asked for prayer over Christian Ray Fuller. 
  • Please pray over staff member Kate Zerndt as she faces health struggles while raising five children alone. 
  • Please pray for Cathy Scott as she daily battles Parkinson disease. 
  • Continue to pray for Merle Jeanne Albert as she is still struggling to regain her strength. 
GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Pakistan

"Pakistan continues to be a country where Christians are persecuted, sometimes severely. Pervaiz Masih was falsely accused of blasphemy against Islam during a dispute over wages in 2015. As a result, the police brutally tortured his wife, breaking her back, and the family had to leave their village. After a three-year trial, Pervaiz was finally acquitted in January for lack of evidence. 

Asia Bibi—whose acquittal was upheld by the Pakistan Supreme Court in January—has been blocked by Islamic hardliners from leaving the country. Unable to join her children in Canada, Asia has been in hiding with her husband. Read more of Asia’s story here. " (via Frontline Missions).

Way to Pray: Please pray for special grace for these and other believers who suffer for Christ in a country that is hostile to the Cross. 

MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Coppins

Jeff Coppins is the Southeast Regional Director of Development with Back2Back Ministries (B2B) and currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Jeff's personal involvement with orphans and vulnerable children began in 2005 when he and his wife Ashley adopted their first child, Haley. Since then, they have adopted three more children: Aidyn, Tyler, and Henry. Jeff and Ashley also started Fellowship Greenville's orphan care ministry, Hope for Children. Through this ministry, they have mentored numerous couples and families through the adoption process.

Jeff's relationship with B2B started in October of 2013 when he went to Monterrey, Mexico on a scouting trip to see if B2B would be a good ministry partner for members of Fellowship Greenville to serve alongside. Needless to say, the scouting trip was a success. Over these past few years, he has been blessed to visit Monterrey multiple times, each time leaving inspired and compelled to action. Following these visits, meetings with key B2B staff, and time in prayer with the wise counsel of friends and family, Jeff accepted the role of Southeast Regional Director of Development with B2B Ministries. With a professional background in sales and project management, it has been humbling and exciting to see how God has been preparing and shaping him for this role both professionally and personally.

Way to Pray: Please pray for Jeff as he and the staff begin to work with new Back2Back staff members. Please also pray for Jeff's wife, Ashley, as she balances her work schedule and parenting during the several weeks out of the year that Jeff is traveling. 

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Cherry Gfeller (Berlin, Germany) has recently started language classes. Please pray for her as she seeks to become proficient in German. 
  • Please pray for Scott McCracken's friend, Mr. Ali, as he is battling multiple myeloma. More importantly, pray for Mr. Ali's spiritual health. His main prayer request is not for physical healing, but that God would open his spiritual eyes and that God would help him to have faith. 
  • John Mark Sheppard has recently made great progress in translating several chapters in 1 and 2 Kings into the Manya language. He has also worked with an organization in the states to develop an app that contains the text and audio of the already translated portions of Manya scripture. 
CITY INVOLVEMENT
Join one of our "partners-in process," Jasmine Road, for their first Rooted in Love Community Day! This will take place on Friday, April 26 from 9-11:30am at Triune Mercy Center (First Floor Dining Room; 222 Rutherford Street, Greenville, 29609). This morning will be all about learning more about Jasmine Road (https://www.jasmineroad.org/) and the work that they do. If you're interested, please join!
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Miracle Hill in Motion

Miracle Hill in Motion is an annual event that raises funds for the amazing, ongoing work that Miracle Hill does. This year, the event is on June 1. Miracle Hill is currently in need of volunteers to help pull off this event! If you are interested in finding out more, check out the event volunteer page on their website.

MILITARY SERVICE

Lt. Matthew Clark
Caleb Ford
2nd Lieutenant Parker Lewis
SFC Josh McSpadden
Cpt. Laura Rodgers
Major Tiffany Scheivert
...and the many others who are in active military service.

SUFFERING WITH CANCER

Layla Barker
Robert Black
Caleb Chewning
Greg Cornwell
Ron Critser
Renae Davies
Elizabeth DeMarzo-Vallerand
Bill DeVaney

Karen Florenza
Lynn Gleason
Marty Gonzalez
Debbie Gonzalez
Scott Hannon
Judy Harmon
Joe Heaton
Susan Huggins
Linda James

Ron Jordan
Tom Koepke
Sandra Lipscomb
Laura Lewis
Vernon Long
Charlotte Mathers
Sue McElwee
Robyn Miller
Theresa Poole

Janine Slocum
Annick Pays's father
Tom Spake
Karen Starring's father
Welma Williams (Beth Cohen's mother)
Tim Zeiss

GO JOURNEYS
Vonzua, Liberia: Apr 04-Apr 15
Athens, Greece: May 04-May 18
Pereira, Colombia: May 18-May 25
Monterrey, Mexico: Jun 14-Jun 20
La Vega, Dominican Republic: Jun 14-Jun 22
Cali, Colombia: Jun 15-Jun 22
Lexington, SC: Jul 14-Jul 20
Bogota, Colombia: Aug 03-Aug 10
Port au Prince, Haiti: Sep 28-Oct 04
La Vega, Dominican Republic: Oct 07-Oct 14
Barranquilla, Colombia: Oct 12-Oct 19
Vonzua, Liberia: Oct 26-Nov 02
Senegal, West Africa: Jan 17-Jan 26
MISSIONARY NEWSLETTERS
Anglea (6/19 Update)
Arellano (10/18 Update)
Christy (3/19 Update)
Clifton (4/19 Update)
Collins (4/19 Update)
Coppins (6/18 Update)
Davis (12/17 Update)
Emery (5/19 Update)
Foth (2/19 Update)
Gfeller (6/19 Update)
Gonzalez (8/17 Update)
Haas (6/19 Update)
Ingrassia (6/19 Update)
Martin (12/17 Update)
McCracken (7/19 Update)
Melton (1/19 Update)
Mung (7/19 Update)
Rhea (6/19 Update)
Rice (2/19 Update)
Sheppard (4/19 Update)
Shepperson (4/19 Update)
Wells (12/18 Update)
Wheeler (6/19 Update)

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