Prayers for Andrew Brunson, EPC Pastor
Andrew Brunson has been held captive in Turkey since October 7, 2016. Until recently, he was held without charges. In May, President Trump and Vice President Pence, at a meeting with Turkish President Erdogan, urged his release. According to a letter from Jeff Jeremiah, EPC Stated Clerk, the Turkish response to that meeting is a statement of significant accusations against Andrew. The Turkish government views the accusations as nothing less than treason. Prayers are needed for Andrew and his wife, Norine, and their family. Please pray for Andrew’s release and safety, and pray for the family as they wait for his release.
Collecting Shoebox Items for
Operation Christmas Child
If you would like to collect items for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox for kids, you could either purchase items all at once, or collect a few per month leading up to the end of October. If you need boxes, please see Juanita MacMahon.
To catch you up-to-date, January-March are included in the suggested list to collect for each month:
January-Hats, Gloves, Scarves
February-Accessories (sunglasses, watches, hair items, jewelry)
March-Quality Crafts (pillow cases, tote bags…)
May-Hygiene items (washcloths, soap, toothbrushes, comb, hairbrush, deodorant)
July-Clothing items (socks, shoes, t-shirts, dresses…)
October-Letter & photo
There is mission information that is available on the Evangelical Presbyterian church website. The website for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church is https://www.epc.org, or you can go to www.epcwo.org for a direct link to World Outreach, the mission portion of EPC. There are multiple tabs on the welcome page of their website. If you click on World Outreach, tabs link to ministry descriptions including: news, projects, resources, videos, and go. The projects tab links to current projects, including Syrian/Iraqi Relief Projects and EPC Emergency Relief Projects. There are also WO projects that focus on outreach to Muslims, unreached people, and people in poverty. The Go tab is a link to opportunities to go and serve for a short or long term mission trip. There is also information about people who are serving and how you can pray for them and give to support their work.
Our church has purchased copies of “Going to Hard Places” 2016- 2017 Directory and Prayer Guide.” This gives information about teachers and people serving with EPC if you prefer a paper copy. A copy is available in the church library, or see any member of our mission committee for more information.