I want to tell you about several reasons we are rejoicing this morning. Please join me in giving thanks to God for these good gifts from the Father of lights (James 1:17).
Heritage Preaching Lectures: Yesterday we had a great group of students and church leaders on campus for our annual Preaching Lectures. This year, Dr. Kent Edwards from Talbot Seminary, was our guest presenter. He challenged us all to deepen our engagement with the Lord as we prepare to preach and to increase our engagement with listeners as we speak. Linda led a parallel track for ministry wives and women that dealt with the important topics of taking care of your soul and your marriage in the midst of ministry.
Debt Demolition: We are rejoicing in God’s provision that continues to lower our debt. No all that long ago, the debt was over 3 million dollars. Last October, through the generous donations of friends of the school, the debt was lowered to just under $700,000. Over the past year, another $400,000 has been donated. As of today, our debt is down to $280,000. Praise the Lord. We still have until Monday (October 1st) to further reduce the debt without penalty. Pray with us that God would completely eliminate this debt!
Linda’s health: Linda recently was diagnosed with a “mass” in her abdomen (two ultrasounds). This past Wednesday, we met with her doctor to get the results of an MRI that she recently had done. The good news was that the mass is no longer a mass. There is no sign of cancer and no need for surgery at this time. We are rejoicing in God’s kindness to us–once again.
Please join us in echoing the words of Psalm 107:1: “Oh give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”