6/4/2020 Previous Issues PRAYER REQUESTS "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble". Psalm 46:1Pray for our nation!Nester McSween-Abel would like prayers for complete healing from his diagnosis of lymphoma cancer.Greg Cornwell is on day 14 of chemo...his white blood cell count is up and either his body has started the healing process way earlier than expected or the chemo is not working. Greg has asked to pray they don't find Leukemia when he is tested again and that God is healing the body faster than they could imagine.Please be in prayer for Kristen Mixson during her surgery in Charleston on 6/4 for a brain tumor.Please continue to pray for the recovery of Austin Somerville. He is making amazing strides at the Shepherd Rehab Center in Atlanta. Please continue to pray for his recovery and his mom Kasie. GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: The World As we continue to navigate Covid-19 as a community, let's remember to pray for all those affected worldwide. Pray for those in under-developed countries or areas with poor access to healthcare, health-care workers, and those sick from the virus.Pray for our black brothers and sisters who are hurting right now. Pray for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who have been killed due to racial violence. North Korea is the worst country in the world for persecuting Christians. Jang Moon Seok, an ethnic-Korean Chinese citizen living in China, and he was active in an underground church. Known as Deacon Jang, he served North Korean refugees who crossed the border by providing clothing and food, as well as sharing the Gospel with them. In 2014, Deacon Jang was kidnapped and taken to North Korea for trial, where he was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Please pray for Deacon Jang (five years into his prison sentence), as well as other suffering believers in North Korea, who all endure great persecution for the sake of the Cross. (Via: Frontline Missions) MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Foth Nathan and Rene Foth have been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) for more than 15 years and have served on college campuses in East Asia, Sweden, Argentina, and Dominican Republic. They have also served on short-term trips in Central Asia and South Asia. Most recently, the Foths served in Charlotte with Bridges International, an international student ministry on the campus of UNC-Charlotte. As of December 2019, the Foths are serving with international students in Sydney, Australia. They have three daughters: Anabelle, Elianna, and Lillian, whom they consider their secret weapons in welcoming and building relationships with international students from China, India and the Middle East.Way to Pray: The Foths are officially in Australia! Please pray for them as they continue to settle into their new home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been set back in getting fully plugged into their new ministry area and building community. They have worked hard, though, and continue to seek out ministry opportunities and new relationships. Specifically pray for their daughters to make good friends. MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES Continue to pray for Joy Anglea as she recovers from hernia surgery. The surgery went well, but the recovery is slow and painful.Pray for Carolyn Rice as she and her team develop oral-storytelling for post-abortive women. Pray specifically for discernment and creativity in developing this. Pray for Ben Ebner as he continues to mentor interns who had plans to serve abroad this summer but will not be able to now. OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: World Relief World Relief is an agency in the upstate that cares for refugees. They have continued to care well for the families in their program even during the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, they need continuing support to be able to do so. If you are interested in helping out, visit their website and consider giving a financial gift. 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.