7/2/2020 Previous Issues PRAYER REQUESTS "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble". Psalm 46:1"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land". 2 Chronicles 7:14Please pray for the leadership of Fellowship Greenville!Please be in continued prayer for Kristen Mixson. Overall she is recovering well. Just continued prayer for her recovery as she works to regain her strength and mobility. Prayers for her and Jordan's marriage. Jordan is going to be making as many trips as possible to visit her in Charleston over the next month/month and a half but this is challenging as they are in their first year of marriage. Please continue to pray for Austin Somerville. He is making amazing strides at the Shepherd Rehab Center in Atlanta. He and Kasie (his mother) continue to witness to those around them and bring people to the Lord! GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Lebanon & Syria Lebanon was once a prosperous nation but is now tethering closer and closer to the brink of financial collapse. Corruption has infiltrated government and business there. Last fall, protests started to pick up in the streets causing road closures and some occasional violence. Eventually, COVID-19 hit and has caused millions to be stuck at home. As restrictions have been lifted, many find themselves in a tough spot. Thousands have lost jobs, the currency does not have its previous buying power, and many are desperate for basic needs. For the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, things are even more difficult.In Syria, due to recent US sanctions leveled on the country, what little aid had been trickling into the county will likely be lost. Please pray that the physical needs of the people will be met. Pray for the churches and communities of Believers in these countries to serve those around them well and share generously. Pray for God to move in this situation and for many people to be introduced to Him. MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Gonzalez A native Colombian, Bernardo Gonzalez pastored a Colombian church and worked with several missionary organizations for over 13 years while working a secular job for 10 of those years to support his family. In 2011, Bernardo stepped into the role of Colombia National Director with e3 Partners. In this role, Bernardo now devotes all of his energy to reaching Colombians for Christ by coordinating the efforts of different Christian associations and churches to accomplish this goal. His vision is to help grow a passion for church planting in the local church. He and his wife, Mildred, have been married almost 15 years and have two daughters, Emily and Mariana.Way to Pray: Bernardo feels that they are seeing revival in Colombia, he asks for prayer to see even more revival and continue to minister effectively to those around him. Please pray for provision for the churches Bernardo and his team serve and for wisdom in next steps. Finally, please pray for protection and provision for the Gonzalez family. OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE Harvest Hope is in urgent need of volunteers! If you are in good health, at least 15 years old, can lift 15 lbs., and can stand for 2 hours, they would love to have you volunteer with them! Shifts will be available from 8:30 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1:30 pm. When signing up, please choose the shift "Crisis Volunteer-Upstate". Please only sign up for one shift per week.They will have hand sanitizer and gloves on-site, but they do not have masks to hand out. You will need to bring your own mask to wear.Check out their page for more info and to sign up. MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES Pray for the Jana Christy (daughter of Ed & Sylvia, France) who is due with her second child on July 1. Pray for a safe delivery and a healthy baby. Pray for the Shepperson family and their Josiah Venture team as they prepare for camps this summer. They will look a little different this year, but they are excited to be able to do the camps. Recently a security guard at the Set Free Alliance in India tested positive for COVID-19. They are currently testing all children and staff on campus. So far, six additional people (and counting) have tested positive. Please pray for the spread to stop and for quick healing for those who tested positive. OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: New Hope for Girls New Hope for Girls, a ministry based in the Dominican Republic, works with vulnerable girls and women by offering education, employment, safe housing, and more. The women that New Hope for Girls, partners with Vera Bradley to make and sell beautiful bags that benefit the now employed women and the ministry. They have recently rolled out a new line of face masks! Check out these face masks that will allow you to protect yourself, protect those around you, and support an awesome ministry! 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.