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7/30/2020 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 7:14

  • Janine Slocum passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 21 after a long battle with cancer. Please pray for her husband, Bill, and her family through this difficult time. 
  • Jim Barber passed away on July 20 from his battle with Covid-19. Please pray for his wife, Joyce, and his family during this difficult time.
  • Please pray for Jan Ishoy as he recovers from open heart surgery.
  • Cindy Batton lost her sister recently. Please keep her family in your prayers.
  • Cathy Wolff has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Please keep her in prayer as she begins the journey of surgery and treatments.
  • Wayne Stewart who has Esophageal cancer has been sent home from the hospital with a hospital bed and IVs. Please pray for him and his wife Sherry.
  • Rhonda Fox's father is in ICU on a ventilator with Covid. Pray that no one else in the family tests positive.
  • Gary Holeman, the brother of Eddie Holeman, is recovering from Covid-19. Please pray for his healing.
  • Pray for continued healing for Chan Wey Sam after her surgery and continued battle with breast cancer.
  • Sharon Wichert was released from McCall Hospice House to enter rehab at Rolling Green Village with for rehabilitation with the goal of returning home. This is an amazing praise! Please continue to pray for her continued healing.
  • Please be in continued prayer for Kristen Mixson. The doctor is planning to start radiation mid-August here in Greenville so she can be with her husband. 
  • Please continue to pray for Austin Somerville. He was able to go to the gym and work on some strengthening!
GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Malaysia

"Pastor Raymond Koh was kidnapped three years ago by masked men in a Malaysian government sting operation. He had been leading a mercy ministry to drug addicts for more than ten years, but over the years complaints had been lodged against him for trying to convert Muslims to Christ. Pastor Koh’s wife, Susanna Liew, was honored with an "International Woman of Courage" award, back in March by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for her tireless efforts on behalf of her husband and other religious minorities who have disappeared in Malaysia." Via: Frontline Missions

Way to Pray: Please continue to pray for strength and grace for her and for Pastor Koh, who has not been heard from in three years.

MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Ingrassia

The Ingrassias have been serving more than 20 years with e3 Partners Ministry, an international evangelism and church planting ministry headquartered in Plano, Texas. Sam has led evangelism/church planting teams and leadership development conferences to Russia, Sicily, Moldova, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, Haiti, and Guatemala. He serves on the senior executive team with e3 Partners, and his target country is Colombia where he serves as Strategy Coordinator.  

He attended Dallas Seminary, was a Bible College professor at one time and also a pastor at Jacksonville Chapel in New Jersey. Sam and his wife, Vicki, have been married for close to 40 years and have three adult daughters.

Way to Pray: Praise and prayers for the international expansion and influence of the e3 Colombia Mentor Network - equipping in healthy church establishing. Their Colombia leaders are now reaching out in Brazil, Peru, Amazon region, Mexico and even to Spain and France via internet connection and trainings. Pray for Sam Ingrassia's mother, Mary, who had an aortic heart valve replacement on July 6. Initially, the family was overjoyed the surgery itself went well. However, following the surgery, she had trouble waking from the anesthesia and suffered a stroke. Please pray for the family as they deal with the grief from this new development and as they continue to care for her in recovery. 

OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE!

Local ministry, Mill Village Farms (under the umbrella of Mill Community Ministries) is transforming vacant properties into bountiful gardens to grow locally-sourced produce for communities that often have limited access to fresh and local foods. While they grow fresh produce, they are also growing employment and training opportunities for community youth. Their goal is to empower youth with experiences in basic job skills, sustainable agriculture, and entrepreneurship.

In response to COVID-19, Mill Village Farms asked our community to come together to help feed families facing hardship as many found themselves suddenly and unavoidably out of work. In addition, many families had more mouths to feed at home due to schools shutting down. 

Since the first week of April, they have: 

  • Delivered 11,481 boxes of produce to families facing hardship
  • Distributed 172,215 pounds of fresh fruits and veggies
  • Employed 8 community teenagers on their farms (a smaller crew with extra precautions due to COVID)

We're thankful for ministries like Mill Village Farms for doing so much to care for our community!

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Pray for Andrew & Holly Haas as the Lord continues to open doors for them to share the gospel with their neighbors and answer questions that they have. Please pray for discernment and wisdom in the way they respond and share!
  • Horizons International (a ministry partner in Lebanon) continues to distribute food portions via 17 churches in some of the poorest areas of Beirut. Pray that the hungriest will be fed and that hundreds of hearts will open to the gospel.
  • Pray for Lauren Fletcher (Southeast Asia) as she has had the opportunity arise to lead an introductory Study with the 3 ladies who work at the Guesthouse. Not all of them are believers and the Fletchers are thankful for this opportunity to invest in their lives. Pray for cultural sensitivity, wisdom as she prepares, good communication across the blending of languages (i.e. English plus as much national language as Lauren can muster), and, most of all, for hungry and open hearts.
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Ananias House

Kinship Network is a partnership of local churches focused on the expansion of God's Kingdom in the Middle East. The work they do is facilitated by a couple of different organizations. One of these organizations, Ananias House, works in the middle east to educate and equip indigenous leaders, care for children, and more.

Every summer, Ananias House usually hosts kids camps as a way to provide a fun, safe space for kids and also minister to them in the midst of so much turmoil. Because Ananias House has been funneling funds needed for humanitarian aid, the summer camp funding for children has dropped. Will you pray that God will miraculously provide the money for many children to go to camp? There is a need for an additional $35,000. If you are interested in giving please contact them at contact@ananiashouse.org!

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.

GO JOURNEYS
Barranquilla, Colombia: Oct 10-Oct 17
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