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7/18/2019 Previous Issues

PRAYER REQUESTS

Don Combs went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17th. There will be a celebration of life service on Saturday, July 20th at Fellowship Greenville church. Visitation will begin at 12:30 pm and the service will start at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Francis Cancer Center or Fellowship Greenville

Please pray for those that are out of work and struggling. 

Maddox, the oldest son of Tyler and Ashley Rehn, was recently diagnosed with leukaemia. Please lift them in prayer during this tremendously difficult time. 

Jim and Mary Ann Carpenter, former members of Southside Baptist, are requesting prayer for Jim who recently had a kidney transplant (July 10). Pray for the donor, Cherie, as well as general continued health for both, their recovery, and that his body will accept the kidney.

A beloved Middle Eastern pastor whom we serve through our partnership with Kinship Network is very ill and will have emergency surgery later this week. Please PRAY for his healing!

GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Niger & Christian Refugees
"In June, Boko Haram kidnapped a Christian refugee woman in the middle of the night. They dragged her into the bush and stole all her valuables before sending her back to the refugee camp with a warning for other Christians: Get out of the area within three days or be killed. Many of the Christians left in a panic, and area churches are currently hosting 49 Christian refugees. Several thousand people have taken refuge at the camps in Niger after fleeing Boko Haram violence in nearby northeastern Nigeria. Although few of the refugees are Christians, believers in the camps face continual discrimination from Muslim refugees. This is just one example of the injustices that believers are facing around the world (via icommittopray.com)." Source: Voice of the Martyrs

Way to Pray: Pray for the refugees that have had to flee the camps. Please also pray that these Believers will stand strong in their faith and be a picture of God's love to those around them. 
MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Haas

Holly Beech (a graduate of Southside Christian School) began working with Trans World Radio (TWR) in 1997 during her studies at the Moody Bible Institute. That same year, Andrew Haas joined Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and began traveling as part of The JESUS Film Project. They met in 2006 during an Africa partnership project. Andrew soon moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, married Holly in 2008, and left Cru to join TWR. After serving together in Africa for nine years, God called Andrew to a video position at TWR headquarters in North Carolina. He serves unreached oral people groups by helping deliver God's Word electronically through video. More and more Bibleless people groups have access to smartphones allowing TWR to deliver series of short Bible story films designed to facilitate discipleship and church planting through social media.

Way to Pray: Holly and Andrew are licensed as a foster family in North Carolina. Please pray that–if fostering to adopt is God's will–doors continue to open for a sibling set to join their family this year.

OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY

This week, a group of 30 middle schoolers, high schoolers, and leaders are in Lexington, SC serving alongside Next Step Ministry. While there, they are working with families in Lexington doing home repair and construction as well as developing relationships with organizations in the area. Please continue to pray for this group as they travel and serve those around them. 

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Pray for the Shepperson family as they are back in the states this summer preparing their daughter Gwyneth for her first year of college!
  • Ellie McCracken will be starting a new school in September. Her parents, Scott and Vicki, were very pleased with the teacher and her team that will be working with Ellie. Please pray that this is a positive change!
  • Pray for Bernardo and Mildred Gonzalez as Mildred looks to leave her salaried job to join Bernardo full-time in ministry with E3 partners.
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that helps people in our community to build or improve a place they can call home. Right now, the Greenville Chapter of Habitat for Humanity has a significant shortage of volunteers. If you are interested in giving your time and skill set to help out with a Habitat project, you can check out their volunteer page. These projects are a great opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community!

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
Tita Salloum
Tom Spake
Karen Starring's father
Brittany Thomas
Tim Zeiss

GO JOURNEYS
Bogota, Colombia: Aug 03-Aug 10
La Vega, Dominican Republic: Oct 07-Oct 14
Barranquilla, Colombia: Oct 12-Oct 19
Vonzua, Liberia: Nov 30-Dec 09
Senegal, West Africa: Jan 17-Jan 26
Athens, Greece: May 02-May 16
Monterrey, Mexico: Jun 12-Jun 18
TBD: Jun 12-Jun 20
Cali, Colombia: Jun 13-Jun 20
Lexington, SC: Jul 12-Jul 18
Bogota, Colombia: Aug 01-Aug 08
Port au Prince, Haiti: Sep 18-Sep 24
Barranquilla, Colombia: Oct 10-Oct 17
MISSIONARY NEWSLETTERS
Anglea (11/19 Update)
Arellano (10/18 Update)
Christy (11/19 Update)
Clifton (9/19 Update)
Collins (4/19 Update)
Coppins (6/18 Update)
Davis (12/17 Update)
Emery (12/19 Update)
Foth (8/19 Update)
Gfeller (7/19 Update)
Gonzalez (8/17 Update)
Haas (10/19 Update)
Ingrassia (11/19 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 (11/19 Update)
Wells (12/18 Update)
Wheeler (10/19 Update)