4/30/2020 Previous Issues PRAYER REQUESTS "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble". Psalm 46:1Please see the Global News Opportunity to Pray section regarding prayer for Covid-19!Praises for Kathy Firme as she received a report that her margins and lymph nodes were clear. Pray for clarity as she has a future radiation oncology appointment. Prayers for Phoenix (the 7 month old daughter of Matt and Ashly Tomlinson) as she continues to recover from heart surgery.Susan the mother of Rachelle Adams is having surgery at MUSC. She is alone and no one allowed to visit during this scary time. GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Covid-19 Situation As we continue to navigate Covid-19 as a community, let's remember to pray for all those affected worldwide. Here are a few different groups we can be praying for this week in particular!Pray for our partners who are serving vulnerable people in their communities right now, while also worrying about monthly funding potentially dropping.Pray for those in households who are facing domestic abuse. Due to quarantine, numbers of domestic and child abuse are rising. Organizations like Safe Harbor and others are continuing to work hard to serve those in danger and in crisis. Pray for all those working in the hospitals! This includes doctors, nurses, hospital sanitization workers, and more! Please pray for peace and direction for them. Pray for those who are struggling with the loneliness that isolation/quarantine is bringing.Pray for all those researching a vaccine for the virus. Pray that they find answers soon. MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: George & Debbie Collins Both George and Debbie Collins were born in Michigan. Debbie was raised as a missionary kid in the country of Bangladesh before meeting George at Cornerstone University. The Collins family first served for 10 years as missionaries in Bangladesh. Since the early 1990s, they have been serving with Live Global (formerly Global Access Partnerships or GAP), a ministry of ABWE, primarily in restricted-access nations. George consults with many North American churches regarding ways to effectively partner with our brothers and sisters in church planting and leadership training. The couple has three grown sons (Philip, David, and Benjamin). Benjamin serves as a missionary in Bangkok, Thailand.Way to Pray: Pray for the Collins' son and his family who are isolated at home in Bangkok. Pray for their ministry to be able to continue in some form even from home. Many of the Collins' ministry partners are serving in areas where there is a shortage of food. Please pray that God will provide for these communities. Finally, please pray as George and Debbie shift and re-prioritize different ministry aspects right now. OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY Please pray for our local partner Miracle Hill as they have been asked to provide space for and care for people who have tested positive for Covid-19. Pray for the volunteers that have stepped into this environment that they will stay healthy and positive and that they will be a light to all those they serve. MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES Please pray for the Foths (who have only been in Australia a few months) to be able to gain community and get connected. They had just started to get connected to a new church and new coworkers when the Covid-19 crisis began. Since then, they have not been able to get plugged in as they had hoped. Pray especially for their young daughters to be encouraged during this time in a new home!The Shepperson girls have made plans of where to stay through the summer since they cannot stay at school or go back to Slovakia. Please pray for them and the rest of their family as they are away from each other and navigating this time. Pray for Christina Wells as she discerns some next steps in ministry. Please also pray for her pastor's mom who has tested positive for the virus and is feeling really hopeless right now. Pray for Patrick Emery to encourage those he leads to spend their time well so they don't get exhausted. Please also pray for his family as they face different anxieties. OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Jasmine Road Due to Covid-19, the Jasmine Road women's schedules have been greatly impacted and they are unable to participate in their usual therapy sessions, work, and various outings. Here are a few tangible ways you can serve these women:WALMART & RESTAURANT GIFT CARDSGift cards to Walmart would be much appreciated, as we are currently using Walmart grocery pick up.Restaurant gift cards for Chik-Fil-A, Burger King, Arby's, Hardee's. GAMES & ART SUPPLIESBoard gamesPuzzlesSudoku booksWord search booksSketch pads for drawing / painting****These can be mailed to: Jasmine Road, 100 Orchard Park Drive, PO Box 25452, Greenville, SC 29616 MILITARY SERVICE Lt. Matthew ClarkCaleb Ford2nd Lieutenant Parker LewisSFC Josh McSpaddenCpt. Laura RodgersMajor Tiffany Scheivert...and the many others who are in active military service.