Praise and Prayer Update (November 1, 2019)

Linda and I have been on the road quite a bit in recent days.  We’ve been to Minneapolis to present at an academic conference (Society for Professors of Christian Education) and to Montreal for a meeting of Christian Higher Education Canada.  This week, it’s been great to be back home with the students, staff, and faculty at Heritage.

Rick in chapelI continue to be encouraged by the spiritual vitality I see in the Heritage community.  I wish all of you could be at one of our chapel services or sit through one of our classes.  God is at work shaping hearts and lives at Heritage.  Thank you for praying for us.

Here are several prayer requests for this weekend.

President’s Cabinet Prayer and Planning Day.   Today (Friday), I will meet with our executive leadership team for a day of prayer and planning.  We will be prayerfully considering the expanded assignment we sense God is giving the school.  What faith goals should we set for the New Year?  How can we deal with the opportunities and challenges we face?  Please pray for God’s Spirit to guide us and empower us for His agenda.

Resident Assistant Retreat.   Our team of RAs (Resident Assistants) is heading off for a weekend retreat.  These stellar students serve as peer leaders in the residence halls.  Several of them have been feeling under the weather this week.  Please pray for physical health and a refreshing retreat for these faithful servants.

Sunday Ministry.  This Sunday, I (Rick) am preaching at Hope Church Mississauga.  I’ll be speaking from Romans 7-8 about God’s Strength in our Spiritual Struggle.  I would ask you to pray for the Spirit’s enablement as I preach.  Pray that this message would be used by God to help believers grow stronger in Christ.

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