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PRAYER REQUESTS

Marvin Harold Zufelt, the father of Kelly Stokes, passed away on September 1, 2019. Please lift up the family in prayer during this difficult time. Obituary

Able Nestor has been battling cancer for some time now and is back in the hospital. Please lift her in prayer during this difficult time. 

GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Syria
"A car bomb injured 11 people during a prayer meeting in front of a Syrian Orthodox church in northern Syria. Locals in the city of Qamishli said that if the attack had happened just minutes later, people would have been emerging from the service and the number of casualties would have been much higher. The self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility and Christians fear they will continue to be targeted despite the declared victory over ISIS. (via icommittopray.com)." Source: Voice of the Martyrs.

Way to Pray: Pray that God will rebuild His church in Syria, adding to those who have chosen to stay despite the atrocities of recent years and renewing in them a steadfast spirit. .
MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Melton

Phil and Debbie Melton had served in Japan with EBM since the 1980s. They serve three churches in the cities of Seki, Kani, and Sakaohogi, and have been working on the completion of Camp Raphayada, a 120-person Christian camp facility in Mugi Cho. Their ministry is expanding annually, and they are seeing individuals follow Jesus with some committing to serve him in full-time ministry. Phil and Debbie have six children and eight grandchildren. After over 30 years as missionaries, after the closing of EBM they are now serving with IBM Global in New Hampshire.

Way to Pray: The Meltons are looking to establish a new Japanese church in Sakahogi. Please pray for wisdom and discernment as they start this process. Please also pray for Phil and Debbie's son Nathan as he makes plans to go to Japan as a missionary and for their son Andrew who is facing an upcoming heart operation. 

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Ed & Sylvia Christy's son, Grant, is in the process of applying for a work visa to live in France. Please pray that this process goes smoothly.
  • Joy Anglea's mom's health has declined recently. Please pray for Joy and her father as they care for her well. 
  • Pray for Patrick Emery and his team who have just lost a loved team member.
  • Sam Ingrassia and the rest of the E3 Colombia team celebrated 1,650 public professions of faith in Jesus Christ during the recent Bogota trip!
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: UPDATE

United Ministries--who serves and empowers individuals in our community on a journey to self-sufficiency--has a lot to celebrate so far this year!

Since January, they've had 39 students pass the GED, 16 individuals began a job training course, 108 jobs were obtained, 940 families received food, and so much more! 

They have many different ways for people to get involved through serving. If you are interested in taking part in the transformative work that they're doing, check out their website and fill out a volunteer application.

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

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
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 (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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