I’m writing this update from the Hespeler Library. Linda and a group of Heritage students are downstairs leading an ESL (English as a Second Language) class for new Canadians. It’s been a wonderful way for Heritage students to serve the community as part of our Love Hespeler initiative.
Last night groups of Heritage students went carolling throughout the neighbourhoods around Hespeler village. One group stopped by our home so Linda invited them all in for hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies. It was a grand time.
As the fall semester comes to a close, I have a deep sense of gratitude in my heart to God. He has given us the privilege of investing our lives in students who will serve Him in communities across Canada and in other parts of the world. What a joy!
Here are several prayer requests I’d ask you to remember this week.
Pray for our students and faculty as we finish the semester. The next few weeks will be filled with papers, final projects and exams. Ask God to supply us with the strength to finish well. Pray that students would be deeply impacted by what they have learned this semester.
Pray the relationships our students have formed through ESL classes and our Love Hespeler initiative will open doors for us to share the love and light of Christ.
Pray for the financial resources need to sustain and grow the school. This week I sent out a letter giving an encouraging update on the school and inviting people to partner with us financially. Ask God to move many people to invest in this ministry that impacts so many churches and communities. (You can read a copy of my letter here: Letter from President Rick Reed). If you would like to donate to the work of Heritage College and Seminary, you can do that here)
Those of you who regularly pray for us play a vital part in all God is doing in and through the students at Heritage. Thank you so much.