Yesterday I (Rick) taught the final preaching class for this semester. My heart rejoices in knowing these students have a great confidence in God’s Word and a growing competence with God’s Word. I believe they will serve the Church well in the coming years. This week, Linda also finished up her final class in Teaching ESL. Again, we rejoice that these students are better equipped for effective ministry here in Canada and around the world (one student is headed for Italy to teach ESL with a missions agency).
Thank you for praying for us and for the ministry of Heritage College and Seminary. It’s been a very rigorous but rich semester. Our profs and students are ready for a break!
Here are several requests for the coming weeks.
Pray that our students as they return to their families and churches for Christmas. Pray they will be refreshed and also refresh others through what they’ve learned over the past months.
Today, I meet with our executive leadership team for a day of prayer and planning. Ask the Lord to guide us as we seek to follow His lead into the future. The passage of Scripture that I’ve been focusing on these days is from 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12: “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Please ask the Lord to accomplish His purposes through Heritage for the glory of His name.
Ask the Lord to meet our financial needs as we finish the year. Pray that many would be prompted to invest in this ministry that has such a multiplication effect for good! (If you desire to donate to the ministry of Heritage, you can do so here).
May each of you have a joyous Christmas!