Tomorrow (10/11) marks the beginning of a series of speaking engagements at eight churches in eight weeks. Pray for safe travel, clarity in presentation, God-honoring interactions, and fruitfulness in forming new partnerships for our ministry in Asia.
We recently received sad news from the pastor of the Baguio Free Methodist Church. The son of one of the church members was stabbed to death while on his way home from school. Pray for the parents to receive God’s comfort and encouragement. Pray that the church members would experience and extend an extra measure of God’s love during this difficult time. Pray also that those who might be questioning God’s faithfulness will see His hand at work to redeem this tragic situation.
Please pray for the people being affected by the powerful typhoon striking the southern part of the Philippines. The news is reporting that more than 200 people have lost their lives due to the storm. We ourselves are not directly impacted, other than light, unseasonal rains. Pray for God’s protection against further loss of life. Pray that His people would be sources of strength and encouragement during the difficult days ahead. (This is the same area that was hit by a typhoon a year ago and where Jill participated in the medical relief mission last January.)
APNTS has eleven new students enrolled for second semester. These students come from five different countries, including one rarely represented in the APNTS student body, namely, Zimbabwe!
Pray that these eleven students will quickly adjust to life and study at APNTS. Pray that they will be able to make strong bonds of friendship with fellow students and faculty. Pray that they will learn (and teach) what God has planned for them here.
Pray for APNTS students facing final exams and papers this week (October 22-26). Pray that they will do their best. Pray that they will have good health despite the stress and long hours. (Pray for their professors, too, as they grade all this work!)
Pray for Darin as he prepares to preach at the Free Methodist Church in Cavite, Philippines on Sunday, September 30. Pray that he will deliver a powerful message from God’s Word.
Pray for students this week. It is Reading and Research Week. Pray that students will be able to catch up on all their assignments. (And pray that their professors will be able to catch up on all the grading!)