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5/16/2019 Previous Issues

PRAYER REQUESTS

Raleigh Lee Johnson, age 78, husband of Judy Johnson, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Please keep his family in prayer during this difficult time. See obituary HERE.

Please pray for Scott Harmon and his family. His mom, Judy Harmon, passed away in hospice care last Tuesday after fighting cancer for three years.

Jodi Cloer is battling cancer. Please pray for her and her family. 

Continue to pray for Lewis Votaw as he recovers from a recent heart attack. 

Please lift up all those that are graduating! May the Lord bless them as they embark on this new chapter of their lives. 

GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: China

"One Chinese city is now offering to pay for information on anyone involved in 'illegal religious activities.' Authorities in Guangzhou have offered rewards equaling as much as $1,500 to those reporting the activities. The largest rewards are paid for information leading to the arrest of foreign religious leaders, while smaller amounts will be paid for tips leading to the closure of a foreign religious group. One Christian told the China Aid Association that the announcement prompted his group to stop distributing Christian leaflets in public.  (via icommittopray.com)." Source: Voice of the Martyrs

Way to Pray: Pray for Christians in Guangzhou as the government continues its crackdown on religious institutions that do not submit to the Communist Party.

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 this Saturday. 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: UPDATE

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
Jodi Cloer 
Greg Cornwell
Ron Critser
Renae Davies
Elizabeth DeMarzo-Vallerand
Bill DeVaney

Karen Florenza
Lynn Gleason
Marty Gonzalez
Debbie Gonzalez
Scott Hannon
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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