My heart is filled with thanksgiving to God as I write to thank you for praying for us last week. We had a wonderful time in Ottawa, taking part in several gatherings for Heritage and attending the Christian Embassy dinner (where I had the joy of telling the Christmas story in three minutes—I’ll write more about that in a future post).
We arrived back in Cambridge on Wednesday afternoon–just in time for the Heritage Board meeting. Yesterday a good group of Heritage students went caroling in the neighbourhoods around our campus. This was part of our Love Hespeler initiative.
Through it all, we’ve sensed God’s enabling grace and strengthening presence. Thanks for praying for us!
Here are several requests for the coming week:
- This weekend, students from our music program take part in the Benton Street Christmas Festival—a wonderful Christmas concert featuring Steve Green and a full choir and orchestra. The concert is directed by Dr. Doug Thomson, the director of Music and Worship Studies at Heritage. Pray that our students would sing and play to the glory of God!
- The Heritage Christmas newsletter is being mailed out today. It gives an update on the school with a special focus on scholarships for students. Each year, Heritage gives out over $200,000 in student scholarships. We are able to do this because of the generosity of individuals who give to our scholarship fund. Pray that many would respond and invest in the training of future spiritual leaders by giving to the Heritage Scholarship Fund this Christmas. (If you’d like to receive our periodic newsletters, sign up at the bottom of the Heritage homepage.)
- This Sunday, I (Rick) preach at the English service of a Chinese Church in Mississauga. Please pray that I will present the glorious message of Christ in a way that points people to Christ.
Thank you for partnering with us in prayer!