Praise and Prayer Update (December 16, 2022)

Last Friday I asked you to pray for our Heritage ESL (English as a Second Language) International Christmas Dinner. What a joyful, meaningful night it was. The friends who came from several countries enjoyed sampling foods from around the globe and hearing the message of God’s gift to us–the Lord Jesus Christ. Linda and I were thankful for the Heritage students who served so well (setting up, singing, welcoming, cleaning up!).

Last week I also requested that you pray for a course that Linda I taught all day Saturday. The focus of Saturday’s class was on global missions. We were challenged and encouraged to hear (via Zoom) from several Christian leaders in other parts of the world. The students in the class also reported on the outreach events that they had done as part of the course. We finished the day tired but exhilarated by what God is doing around the world and close to home as well.

Finally, I requested that you pray for our students as they finished their courses and took final exams. Most of the finals are now complete (a few still have exams today and Monday). There is a happy (and relieved!) feeling on campus as Heritage students get ready to head home for the Christmas break.

Thank you so much for praying for these requests. The Lord answered our prayers.

This week, I’d ask you to pray for all our faculty and staff as they wrap up the semester and get ready for a much-deserved Christmas break. We had a Staff and Faculty Christmas Lunch on Wednesday to thank everyone for their service. Please pray that we will all get some rest and refreshment. Even more, pray that our hearts would all rejoice in the coming of the Lord Jesus to be our Saviour, Lord, and Leader!

Merry Christmas to each of you and your families!

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