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10/10/2019 Previous Issues

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Cile Vickery and her extended family as her sister, Carol Copeland, passed away on Friday, October 4th, after battling primary progressive aphasia for four years. 

GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Syria
SYRIA EMERGENCY: Christians need urgent prayer and support as conflict escalates in northern Syria!
40,000 to 50,000 Christians are caught up in the escalating conflict in northern Syria, as Turkish troops attack Kurdish-led forces. Please pray for all those fleeing for their lives. The Christians fleeing have even more to fear: not just the fighting but the freedom that extremists will have as the situation unravels. Please pray urgently!




MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Rhea

Al and Pat Rhea have been staff members with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) since 1973. They served in Kenya and Uganda for 21 years, then 10 years at the Christian Embassy in Washington, DC. Currently they are part of the local Cru Executive Ministry, ministering with professional and business leaders in the Greenville area. However, their primary ministry thrust is gathering and distributing prayer requests for ministries in Southern and Eastern Africa (SEA). This is accomplished using the interactive website www.pray4sea.org, weekly prayer focus emails, and several Facebook postings. Al and Pat have three married children and a single daughter who is also on staff with Cru. They have twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Way to Pray: Pray for an increase in the number of faithfully committed to Pray4SEA prayer partners. Pray for Pat as she adjusts to her limited activities. Pray she can have more opportunities for encouragement from home.  

OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE

This Sunday, we will be launching our 2020 short term mission trips! Stop by one of the tables in the Commons to see the list of trips and ask any questions. We will be serving in Greece, Colombia, Mexico, and more this year alongside various partners. Come see where God might be leading you to serve this year!

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Pray for Sam Ingrassia as he is in Barranquilla, Colombia this week!
  • Joy Anglea's mom's health has declined recently. Please pray for Joy and her father as they care for her well. 
  • Pray for the Foths as they continue to prepare to move to Australia and do ministry there!
CITY INVOLVEMENT
The American Cancer Society is holding a fundraising gala on November 8th from 7pm until 11pm and they need several volunteers! They are looking for volunteers for before, during, and after the event including auction package pick up, arranging decor, IT help, coat check, auction runners, tear down, and more. If you are interested in helping out, contact Tammy Harrison at 864.420.2839 or tammy.harrison@firstcitizens.com for more info!
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: HOPE Challenge

This week is the third part of our annual HOPE Challenge! We will be collecting winter-wear items (socks, gloves, socks, scarves, etc) for Miracle Hill Ministries. Bins will be located at various locations around the building. 

The next part of the HOPE Challenge will be to serve our missionaries through prayer commitment and financial gifts. 

If you have not returned food for Harvest Hope we will have bins in commons east and we will have a bin for PWC baby bottles at the Next Steps table. 

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
Karyl Brandon
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
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 (11/19 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)

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