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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

  • Loretta Trimble, long time member of Fellowship Greenville, went to be in the presence of Jesus on April 28th. She freely shared her time, patience, musical talents and love with everyone who was blessed to know her. A celebration of Loretta’s life will be held on Saturday, May 7th in Auditorium Two at Fellowship Greenville at 10:30 am, preceded by a drop-in visitation starting at 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Hospice, 429 North Main Street, Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29601.
  • David Rowles has been diagnosed with colon cancer and had surgery on May 2nd.
  • Kelsey Johnston has been battling thyroid cancer for over a year. She is praying for encouraging lab results reflecting that the radioactive iodine treatment worked and that God has performed a miracle in her body.
  • Emily Sewall is at Duke with surgery scheduled for May 4th. Please keep her and the family in your prayers for the upcoming surgery.
  • Please pray for Phil Chavez's mom, Lorraine. She lost her hearing, has memory loss, bad posture, body pain, and high blood pressure.
GLOBAL NEWS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY: Myanmar

The widespread, long-running civil war directly affects Christians when they are targeted for attack by the warring factions. Villagers with animistic beliefs take vengeance on Christians, claiming they are angering the local spirits. Church gatherings and church buildings are allowed in many parts of the country, but tolerance varies from state to state. Active believers who share their faith face difficulties. Within tribal groups, families oppose conversion and new believers are subject to close government monitoring. Buddhist monks have actively opposed new Christian converts and evangelists. Pastors face arrest and are usually held for a few days at a time. (via: Voice of the Martyrs)

Way to Pray: Pray for churches in Myanmar as they navigate political instability and uncertainty. Pray for the complicated political situation in the country. Finally, pray specifically for our missionaries, the Mung family, as they minister to those around them. 

MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Macura

Goran and Metka serve as church-planters in Slovenia. Goran heard the Gospel for the first time clearly while in a Rehab Center in Croatia. The acceptance and embrace from our Heavenly Father was exactly what Goran needed to turn his life around. Upon Goran's return to Slovenia, he met Metka who served with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), and they were soon married. Goran has been transformed by the Gospel, and he and Metka are now planting gospel seeds in Domzale, a city of 12,000 people and no evangelical church. This past year, Goran completed an Acts 29 CiHP Apprenticeship. This was training specific to planting churches in hard places.

Goran currently partners with ECM International while Metka continues working with CEF. He presently works at a small restaurant in Domzale and shares the gospel every chance that he gets. He and Metka have linked arms with another couple from Ljubljana and are praying that God will open the doors in Domzale to successfully plant a church. He and Metka have two children, Timea and Josiah.

Way to Pray: Pray that God will open the ears and hearts of people around Goran and Metka so that they will be ready to receive the gospel message. Pray that God will grant Goran wisdom to know how to be a good father and husband. Pray for Goran and Metka as they continue to grow the church plant in Domzale and have new people join them. 


OPPORTUNITY: Set Free Alliance & Premier Arts Collective

Set Free Alliance is partnering with Premier Arts Collective here in Greenville to develop and implement an art therapy program for the kids in India to help them process and deal with the trauma they’ve experienced. They are so excited about the potential of this program and are hopeful that it will lead the children to the feet of Jesus for healing. Join them on Friday, May 6 or Saturday, May 7 for KNOWN: a therapeutic art event, celebrating this new art therapy partnership!

You'll experience a glimpse of the healing power of art and the freedom in Christ found in expression and creation Art supplies, materials, prompts, and light snacks will be provided.

Check out the website for more information.

MISSIONARY AND PARTNER UPDATES
  • Scott McCracken (Portland, OR) is still trying to discern the Lord's leadership concerning a discipleship system/strategy that is a good fit for their non-traditional church/community context. 
  • Chad and Cherry Gfeller (Berlin) request prayer for their two daughters as they are close to finishing the school year. Pray that they finish the school year well!
  • The Emerys (OLX) praise God that they found a home in Greenville! Please pray for them as they continue to settle into the area and Patrick settles into his new role with OLX.
  • Pray for the Fletchers (Southeast Asia) as they minister to and encourage a man in their community who is facing a family member's surgery, potential loss of a job, and more. 
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Piedmont Women's Center--Baby Bundle Collection

Want a tangible way to serve one of our local partners? Piedmont Women’s Center (PWC) provides “Bundles of Joy” for the women they serve in the Upstate. Fellowship Greenville has the opportunity to donate these much-needed items as they tend to often run low on inventory.

On Thursdays during May, at lunchtime, you can drop off items (see below) at the PWC Greer location at 100 Collins Dr, Greer, SC 29651. If you’re unable to stop by physically, PWC has an Amazon Wishlist available for items to be delivered directly to their offices. Check out our website for the list of items and other details!

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
Monterrey, Mexico: Jun 10-Jun 16
Jackson, MS: Jun 18-Jun 24
Lexington, SC: Jul 10-Jul 16
Zilina, Slovakia: Jul 13-Jul 25
Cali, Colombia: Jul 23-Jul 30
Berlin, Germany: Sep 14-Sep 20
Barranquilla, Colombia: Oct 15-Oct 22
MISSIONARY NEWSLETTERS
Anglea (7/22 Update)
Christy (4/22 Update)
Collins (6/22 Update)
Coppins (1/21 Update)
Emery (5/22 Update)
Fletcher (6/22 Update)
Foth (5/22 Update)
Gfeller (6/22 Update)
Gonzalez (7/20 Update)
Haas (3/22 Update)
Ingrassia (5/22 Update)
Martens (5/22 Update)
McCracken (6/22 Update)
Melton (6/22 Update)
Mung (3/20 Update)
Rhea (6/22 Update)
Rice (9/21 Update)
Sheppard (8/20 Update)
Shepperson (6/22 Update)
Wheeler (6/22 Update)