Thursday, February 25, 2016

Praise and Prayer

The praise is actually a prayer request as well, but I like alliterations for titles, so...

Praise: We had a great student leadership training/recruitment/dealio this past weekend.  About 16-17 students came, which is a praise in itself (we've had a smaller leadership this past year).  Lots of learning, vision angling (casting, pun), theology and some fun and games.  We spend almost the entire morning on Saturday going over some important theological distinctives that we have a a ministry and as a church.  We also talk about evangelism, discipleship  It was great, and had some substantial discussion.  So, praise God for that! Please pray for wisdom for students as to whether they should officially apply for leadership, and then for us to figure out if they ought to be approved.  The majority of them present are also consistent attendees (as consistent as college students are, anyway) at church on Sunday mornings, and so that was greatly encouraging and makes the decision process a fair bit easier in some ways.

Prayer: I'm headed to "Byron Bible Camp" this weekend (late Saturday night) to do three teaching/preaching things.  I'm talking about "Joy in Christ", and haven't really had much time to work on it given the rest  SOO, please pray that God would grant great productivity in the next 24 hours, and that he would move in power, saving kids and greatly awakening their hearts and minds.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"The greatest regret of my entire college career is that I didn't find Equip sooner"

"The greatest regret of my entire college career is that I didn't find Equip sooner".  End quote, after our reading group yesterday.
I asked Kay if I could quote her on that, telling her that that's the sort of thing I love to stick on newsletters. :)
And it is, of course, the kind of thing that I like to stick on newsletter (and blog posts), because it is quite helpful for me to hear such a thing, and I hope it's helpful for you to hear it as well.  I'm blessed and certainly don't deserve this kind of sentiment that God saw fit to let me hear.  "He who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth".
I'm thankful to God that we can plant and water, and pray and plead that we give him all the credit and glory for the opportunity to be used by him.  Please pray for Kay, that her enjoyment and love of "Equip" would be (and continue to be) because of the experience she has of Jesus: knowing him more, seeing him more in each other, and in every other way that she would be sanctified by her time in this ministry God.