5/21/2020 Previous Issues PRAYER REQUESTS "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble". Psalm 46:1Please be in prayer for our pastors/elders and staff as we prepare to open our doors on May 31st. There are so many details to think through, behind the scenes preparations, recruitment of volunteers, etc. Greg Cornwell was diagnosed with acute Leukemia this week. He will go into Memorial for a month long chemotherapy with the goal of remission.Elizabeth Shimmel is really struggling with depression and anxiety.Please be in prayer for Kristen Mixson and her husband as they wrestle with the difficult news of a brain tumor and what that means moving forward.Please pray for the recovery of Austin Somerville. He has a long road ahead after a serious diving accident but has already has some amazing strides in the positive direction.Aaron and Sarah Dixon adopted a sweet baby boy that just turned 1. The biological mother is pregnant again and asking them to adopt. Please be in prayer as they try and discern God's will, provision and direction. GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Covid-19 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!Continue to pray that the doctors and nurses caring for Covid-19 patients will have all of the necessary equipment and protection to care for them to the best of their ability. Pray for our partners who are serving vulnerable people in their communities right now, while also worrying about monthly funding potentially dropping.Pray for all those researching the virus to continue to understand more and more about it so that we can have helpful answers soon. MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Emery Patrick and April Emery serve with Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO), an organization that strives to "transform college students to transform the world." Patrick has been a part of CCO's Experiential Designs team for 10 years. As part of this team, he specializes in facilitating team building as well as leading wilderness trips which help students learn more about God, themselves, and others. Patrick and April reside in Poland, Ohio, with their three children: Grace, Abigail, and Gabe. April, a stay-at-home mom, homeschools all three children and still finds time to make and sell a variety of natural home remedies.Way to Pray: To see a generation of college students transformed by the power of Jesus Christ and His Gospel, in partnership with the local church, reaching the world for the glory of God. For unity among the staff team that Patrick leads. MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES Please pray for Dr. Mung whose sister is very ill and in the hospital with organ failure. Please also pray for the country of Myanmar as many people struggle to have their daily needs met. Pray for the Fletchers as they continue with language school online. Pray that they will be able to acquire the language quickly. Please also pray for Joel as he struggles with not being able to use his gifting for farming/agriculture in ministry as he and Lauren are in quarantine.Pray for Ben Ebner as he continues to mentor interns who had their plans to serve abroad this summer. Joy Anglea will be having outpatient surgery as she has developed a hernia. She will be required to rest for 1-2 weeks. Please pray the surgery goes well, the pain is not too bad, and that she recovers well. 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.