As we turn the calendar page from July to August, we move closer to the start of a new school year at Heritage College and Seminary. This is an exciting time. It’s also a busy time as we prepare for the new and returning students.
We have a number of construction/renovation projects on the go right now. New showers for the dorms, a new prayer room (located in the chapel), new flooring and wall coverings for the Student Services suite of offices. And that’s just the start! We’re also doing renovations in the cafeteria and adjunct faculty offices.
Our admissions team is working with the many new students who will start their training at Heritage College or Heritage Seminary this fall. All indications point to another large incoming group of students.
I tell you this to invite you to join me in giving thanks to God for what He is doing at Heritage. We sense His favour in many ways. I also want to appeal to you to join me in praying fervently that God would work powerfully in the lives of our students, faculty and staff this year.
Psalm 127:1 reminds us, “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.” Proverbs 21:31 adds, “The horse is made ready for the day of battle but the victory belongs to the Lord.” Our best preparations are not enough to ensure a solid, successful year. We need the Lord to do a deep, lasting work in lives by His Spirit. That’s why I ask you to pray.
Here are several specific requests I would invite you to remember in your prayers.
- Pray for the new students who are registered to begin classes this fall. Ask the Lord to prepare them to study His Word, develop new friendships and actively grow in their faith.
2. Pray for the timely completion of the many construction projects happening on campus.
3. Pray for Linda and me as we head to Wesley Acres Christian Retreat Centre on Saturday. I’m speaking at the camp all next week on the theme of Gospel Clarity (from Romans). Pray that God would use His Word to shape hearts and lives for Christ.
Thank you for partnering with us in this vital work of training spiritual leaders for Christ’s church and His mission in the world.