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PRAYER REQUESTS
  • A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm for Carson Tollison. Carson, son of Chris and Stephanie Tollison, went home to be with Jesus on December 10, 2018. Please join the family for this memorial at Fellowship Greenville in Auditorium 2. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Ministries, 490 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607; or to FAVOR Greenville, 355 Woodruff Road #303, Greenville, SC 29607.
  • Colleen Carrier, the mother of Cathy Wolff, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Please see obituary
  • Please pray for Raleigh Johnson as he is facing significant health issues. 
  • Linda Hughes has asked that we pray for her son's father in law, Jerald Murray, as he awaits a heart procedure. 
  • Please pray for Sasha, the daughter of Robin Fleming, as she may have a possible bone infection in her wrist. 
  • Nancy Standish's daughter, Stephanie, is facing cancer for the second time. Please pray for her and her family during this difficult time. 
GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: India

"Anantram Gondi, a farmer in Odisha state, India, was murdered recently for refusing to return to Hinduism. He and his wife, Sukbati, had come to faith in Christ in 2018 and were active in their church. According to a Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) partner, villagers shunned them and their five children as a result of their new faith, even cutting off utilities to their home. Members of a Communist political party in the region, the Naxalites, warned Anantram to return to Hinduism and even beat him, but he refused to leave Christ. Finally, they dragged him from his home one evening, and his body was found lying along the roadside the next day. The Naxalites had shot him in the head and left a note warning others against following Christ. 'It will be difficult to take care of five children and lead our life without him,' Sukbati said, 'but I will not give up on Jesus.' The family has relocated to a safer place. Pray for their protection and that they will remain faithful to the Lord (via icommittopray.com)." Source: Voice of the Martyrs

Way to Pray: Please pray for believers in India who are persecuted every day for following Jesus, that they will remain strong and encouraged in their faith.

MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Davis

Roderick Davis, the executive director of T.E.A.R.S. Ministries (True Evangelism Always Requires Sacrifice), spent 16 years in urban ministry in the U.S. before God called him to the ghettos of the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 1995. Through T.E.A.R.S. Rod has founded a 400-student school in the Dominican and a 100-student in Haiti. He's also planted 28 Haitian churches and is directing a missionary intern program and several social service outreaches that include a water purification center, a clothing distribution center, and a housing resource center. His team has also hosted numerous short-term mission teams from the U.S. and Canada. Rod and his wife Twila have been married nearly 30 years and have two grown children, Shekinah and Isaac, all who have played a significant role in the ministry. 

Way to Pray: Please pray for a "grace awakening" for the people in their churches and communities, as the vast majority of them come from a Catholic background and struggle with a works-based view. Rod also has had two major back surgeries this past year, so please pray for his continued healing and strength. 

OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND

Want to use your business expertise to advance God's kingdom in Senegal? Ken Blackwell, an International Leadership Coach, will be in Rm 177 in between services on May 5 to talk about how you can use your business acumen for Jesus in West Africa. This link tells you more. Hope to see you there!

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • After 20 years of faithful service in Ukraine, Miriam Wheeler will start a new stage of ministry with ABWE in the U.S. on May 3. Please pray for Miriam as she prepares to leave Ukraine. 
  • Please pray for Scott McCracken's friend, Mr. Ali, as he is battling multiple myeloma. More importantly, pray for Mr. Ali's spiritual health. Scott's hope is that God would open his friend's eyes that he might trust in Jesus. 
  • 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 a mobile app that contains the text and audio of the translations.
CITY INVOLVEMENT
Kids (and Grandkids!) ages 4-12 are invited to help the homeless by participating in Miracle Hill in Motion on June 1st. The cost is $10 for children and the day will include the course, lunch, ice cream, and other fun activities. For more information and to register, please copy the following URL and paste it in your browser: https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Pickens/MiracleHillinMotion2019
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Miracle Hill in Motion

Miracle Hill in Motion is the ministry's annual fundraising event, scheduled for June 1. Miracle Hill needs volunteers for this event! If you're interested in learning more, check out the event volunteer page on their website.

MILITARY SERVICE

Ensign Blake Papet (Navy Submariner)
2nd LT Gabe Papet (US Army)
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)

Upcoming Opportunities