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1/16/2020 Previous Issues

PRAYER REQUESTS

Mary Ellen Thomas is having lumbar spinal fusion surgery on Wednesday, January 22nd. She is scheduled to be at Greenville Memorial at 10 am and will be in the hospital for 1-3 days, depending on how well she does. Please keep her in your prayers. 

Patricia Warren Rhea, 85, after a brief illness, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 28, 2019 with her loving family by her side. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 beginning at 1:00 pm at Fellowship Greenville Church followed by a celebration of Pat’s life at 2:00 pm. Please see obituary HERE

Nancy Standish asks that we be in prayer for her son Jacob. He is in Navy bootcamp in Chicago & is on his 5th week. Please pray for emotional and physical strength to endure & finish strong. He is very homesick & has had moments of wanting to quit. Pray for his unbelief

Please persist in prayer for Dan Lampinen as he continues to battle significant health issues. 

GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: China
"Prominent Chinese pastor Wang Yi was sentenced this week to nine years in prison. This news comes after authorities remained silent for a year regarding his whereabouts or condition following his arrest in December 2018. Before he was arrested, Pastor Wang boldly wrote a public letter which included this statement: 'I hope God uses me, by means of first losing my personal freedom, to tell those who have deprived me of my personal freedom that there is an authority higher than their authority, and that there is a freedom that they cannot restrain, a freedom that fills the church of the crucified and risen Jesus Christ.' (via Frontline Missions)" Source: Frontline Missions.

Way to Pray: Please intercede for Pastor Wang, including that God will use him to shine as Gospel light while in prison. Pray also for his wife who was originally detained with him but has been released to house arrest. 
MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Shepperson

Zac and Kim Shepperson first experienced Slovakia with their Fellowship Greenville youth group in the summer of 1999, while on a short-term mission trip to the capital city of Bratislava. Their heart has always been for young people, so it wasn't too surprising when God called them into the movement He began in Eastern Europe through Josiah Venture. God led them back to Slovakia to serve full-time in 2001 with their two girls, Emili and Gwyneth. They now have four children: Emili, Gwyneth, Samuel and Hampton. They work with Kompas Training Center (Josiah Venture's partner organization in Slovakia), training young leaders through a leadership school, conferences, and camps. They live in Zilina and serve in their local church as elder and teachers.

Way to Pray: Pray for their family— Gwyneth started her first year of college at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), Hampton started at a new school this fall, Emili is in college at Wheaton (Chicago, Illinois), and Sam is now in high school. The Sheppersons still need $10,000 to complete their car fund in order to purchase an updated vehicle. Pray for God's provision for this family need. 

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE

Our missionary Joy Anglea is looking for nurses, doctors, PAs, NPs, and pharmacists to be a part of a medical mission trip that she will be taking to Cambodia early this summer. The trip cost will be around $2,400 and will be from May 29-June 13. Please email Joy at janglea@bmm.org if you are interested in participating. 

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Please pray for the Rhea family as Pat recently passed away during the holidays. You can read her obituary here.
  • Sam Ingrassia and e3 staff are in Bogota this week to focus on the e3 Colombia Mentor Network and discussing the future. Pray that God gives them clarity and excitement as they meet as well as a good opportunity to fellowship as a team.
  • Please pray for Katie Foth who is traveling to Sydney, Australia and Chiang Mai, Thailand during the month of January to help provide child care for Cru missionaries who will be attending conferences in those places.
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Jasmine Road

Jasmine Road is a two-year-residential program for adult women survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Fellowship Greenville is proud to partner with them in the transformative work that they are doing in our community and in these women's lives. 

Jasmine Road believes community is healing and that volunteers can play a vital role in creating this environment. Volunteers serve alongside their program staff to love and support the residents on their unique journey of healing, and to further the growth, development, and operations of the Jasmine Road social enterprise initiatives. If you are interested in serving with this incredible organization, check out their website and complete their 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
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
Senegal, West Africa: Jan 17-Jan 26
Athens, Greece: May 02-May 16
Monterrey, Mexico: Jun 12-Jun 18
Cali, Colombia: Jun 13-Jun 20
Lexington, SC: Jul 12-Jul 18
Nicaragua: Jul 18-Jul 24
Bogota, Colombia: Aug 01-Aug 08
Port au Prince, Haiti: Sep 18-Sep 24
Barranquilla, Colombia: Oct 10-Oct 17
MISSIONARY NEWSLETTERS
Anglea (1/20 Update)
Arellano (10/18 Update)
Christy (2/20 Update)
Clifton (9/19 Update)
Collins (2/20 Update)
Coppins (6/18 Update)
Davis (12/17 Update)
Emery (12/19 Update)
Fletcher (2/20 Update)
Foth (12/19 Update)
Gfeller (7/19 Update)
Gonzalez (8/17 Update)
Haas (1/20 Update)
Ingrassia (12/19 Update)
Martens (12/19 Update)
Martin (12/17 Update)
McCracken (7/19 Update)
Melton (1/19 Update)
Mung (7/19 Update)
Rhea (2/20 Update)
Rice (2/19 Update)
Sheppard (8/19 Update)
Shepperson (2/20 Update)
Wells (1/20 Update)
Wheeler (1/20 Update)