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PRAYER REQUESTS
  • Barbara Guth's father, Lewis Votaw, had a heart attack on Friday and is currently at Greenville Memorial. Please pray for healing and his recovery.
  • Please pray for former FG missionaries Frank and Judy Musk who unexpectedly lost their adult son Jonathan this past weekend. 
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: Emery

Patrick and April Emery serve with Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO), an organization that strives to "transform college students to transform the world." Patrick has been a part of CCO's Experiential Design team for 10 years. As part of this team, he specializes in facilitating team building as well as leading wilderness trips which help students learn more about God, themselves, and others. Patrick and April reside in Poland, Ohio, with their three children: Grace, Abigail, and Gabe. 

Way to Pray: Patrick Emery asks for prayer for the CCO as they transition to being a national organization. Having staff located from FL to CA is exciting but is also presenting them with many new challenges. Specifically, pray for wisdom for the leadership as they write a ministry playbook that will have significant implications for how ministry plays out among the staff.

OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER

On May 12th and 19th, there will be a signup table in the commons if you would like to volunteer for the BMW Golf Tournament. The cost is $40, and 50% will be donated to Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The remainder will go towards the cost of the t-shirt, the visor, and the food you will be given for volunteering. If you love golf and you're looking for a serving opportunity, this is it! To volunteer, print the volunteer application and drop off at our signup table either Sunday.

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Gwyneth Shepperson, from Slovakia, has made her college decision and will be attending Calvin College this next year! Congrats, Gwyneth!
  • The Pereira team leaves for Pereira, Colombia next Saturday the 18th. Please pray for safe travels and an effective week of ministry. 
  • Carolyn Rice (Republic of Georgia) and her colleagues have several ministry trainings coming up in the month of June. Please pray for all those involved!
  • 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.
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.

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. Click here for more information and to register.

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)

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