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5/30/2019 Previous Issues

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please lift up all the 2019 graduates as they enter into this exciting new chapter of their lives! CONGRATS CLASS OF 2019!

GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Burkina Faso

"Pastor Pierre Ouedraogo of Burkina Faso was talking with church members after Sunday service on April 28, 2019, when 12 armed men on motorcycles approached and ordered the Christians to gather under a tree. After confiscating Bibles and cellphones, the men demanded that the Christians convert to Islam. When the believers refused, the men took them behind the church building one at a time and shot them to death. They then set fire to the pulpit before leaving. Pastor Pierre and five others were all killed. Shortly before the attack, Pastor Pierre had told people that he felt danger was imminent, but that he would rather die for the Lord than leave the village where he had served for 40 years. (via icommittopray.com)." Source: Voice of the Martyrs

Way to Pray: Pray for the families of those killed as well as for the church and the community. There are many fellow believers, like Pastor Pierre, all around the world who are being heavily persecuted, sometimes even to the point of death, please pray that they remain faithful and that their strong reliance on God will be an example to those around them. 

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 the 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: 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 begin the process of saying goodbye to loved ones. Please also pray for the Foths as they finish out their time at UNC Charlotte and continue to find ways to serve the international student population there.

OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY

This summer we've got multiple teams going to serve on mission with God. As the summer season begins, please keep these teams in mind. 

  • Monterrey, Mexico, June 14-20: Serving orphaned and vulnerable children in partnership with Back2Back.
  • Dominican Republic, June 14-22: Serving the community of La Vega, Dominican Republic with VBS, sports camps, and more in partnership with TEARS ministry.
  • Cali, Colombia, June 15-22: Evangelizing, discipling, and church planting in partnership with E3 Partners.
  • Lexington, SC, July 14-20: Participating in community development through home building and home project repair in partnership with Next Step Ministries
  • Bogota, Colombia, August 3-10: Evangelizing, discipling, and church planting in partnership with E3 Partners.

These teams are comprised of about 90 different trip participants. We are so excited to see how God works through each of these individuals over the course of the summer!

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • 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.
  • Please pray for Jes Arellano and Christina Wells (TEARS Ministries, DR) as they prepare for various short term teams during the summer months.
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: High School Outreach X-Day

To foster hearts and minds focused on serving others both globally and locally, high school students will serve and learn from some of our local and global partners! On July 22, from 9 am-5:30 pm students will do a hands-on, light construction project with one of our local partners to serve a local family and in the afternoon, they will learn from one of our global partners about refugee care and how to serve those around us. 

It will cost $15 per student for this service day to cover costs for lunch and dinner. There is limited space so make sure to sign up as soon as possible. Register online.

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
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
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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