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5/23/2019 Previous Issues

PRAYER REQUESTS

Jodi Cloer passed away peacefully May 17, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Please lift up her family in prayer during this difficult time.  

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

Please continue to pray for those battling Cancer. 

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: Foth

Nathan and Rene Foth have been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) for more than 15 years and have served on college campuses in East Asia, Sweden, Argentina, and Dominican Republic. They have also served on short-term trips in Central Asia and South Asia. Currently, the Foths serve in Charlotte with Bridges International, an international student ministry on the campus of UNC-Charlotte. They have three daughters: Anabelle, Elianna, and Lillian, whom they consider their secret weapons in welcoming and building relationships with international students from China, India and the Middle East.

Way to Pray: Pray for the Foths as they continue to find ways to serve the international student population at UNC Charlotte these next several months. Recently, God has opened a door for them to continue with Cru in Australia. Please pray for them as they begin raising funds for this and finish out ministry here in the states. 

OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY

Please pray for our team of college and young adults in Pereira, Colombia this week. They will work alongside national pastors and Colombian believers to share the gospel there. They'll also help start a new church where they're invited to their life stories and the gospel through translators. They return home on May 25th.

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Gwyneth Shepperson (Slovakia) has made her college decision and will be attending Calvin College this next year! Congrats, Gwyneth!
  • Please pray for Patrick Emery and family as they are traveling these next few weeks!
  • Carolyn Rice (Republic of Georgia) and her colleagues have several ministry training events coming up in June. Please pray for all those involved!
  • Please pray for Dr. Mung as he begins the process of looking into starting an orphanage in his area of Myanmar.
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

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
Mercedes Benitez
Robert Black
Casey Clifton
Caleb Chewning
Greg Cornwell
Ron Critser
Renae Davies
Bill DeVaney

Karen Florenza
Lynn Gleason
Marty Gonzalez
Debbie Gonzalez
Scott Hannon
Judy Harmon
Joe Heaton
Don Heseltine
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
Brittany Thomas
Welma Williams (Beth Cohen's mother)
Tim Zeiss

GO JOURNEYS
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
Voinjama, Liberia: Nov 30-Dec 09
Senegal, West Africa: Jan 17-Jan 26
MISSIONARY NEWSLETTERS
Anglea (8/19 Update)
Arellano (10/18 Update)
Christy (8/19 Update)
Clifton (9/19 Update)
Collins (4/19 Update)
Coppins (6/18 Update)
Davis (12/17 Update)
Emery (8/19 Update)
Foth (8/19 Update)
Gfeller (7/19 Update)
Gonzalez (8/17 Update)
Haas (6/19 Update)
Ingrassia (8/19 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 (8/19 Update)
Shepperson (4/19 Update)
Wells (12/18 Update)
Wheeler (6/19 Update)

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