It is hard to believe there are less than three months remaining in the Bible college until the students graduate. Graduation is scheduled for the 26th of March 2019, so this will be the last quarterly letter until then. There appears to be a great spiritual struggle inside a couple of the students, which has continued almost from the beginning. At times, along the way, they seemed to be headed on a new course, but then once again returned to carnal priorities and strongholds in their lives. Please pray that the Lord would use these last couple of months to accomplish all He wants in the lives of the students to prepare them to serve Him rather than themselves. Please also pray the Lord would get a hold of each of us that we would have a surrendered heart and be in the center of His will, knowing His direction for our lives. Finally, please pray for us as teachers to have wisdom, so we might be used by Him in the students’ lives. Once again, here are their names to help you better pray: Maa-paa, Pē-sut, Srī lē-ap, Sō-pak, Tē-vē, and Rāt.
The Lord has given great grace in allowing our furlough schedule to fill in well, though we still have a few openings. However, many things remain to be done here in preparation for that time, such as help the Bible college students complete their studies, finalize the ministry here, sell most of our possessions and ship back anything that might be super important, design prayer cards and then complete a furlough presentation and sermons for the meetings. Unfortunately, both the presentation and prayer card are on hold as we wait on the Lord to reveal His direction, but fortunately, He knows the plans He has for us, and it is a great comfort and peace as we rest in Him. Please pray for the Lord’s guidance during these next few months, and if He so pleases, that He would give us some indication of where He would have us go. Please also pray for Rebekah as she continues to seek the Lord’s will and direction for her life as well.
Due to ministry changes and transitioning, we will no longer send out the Pomegranate Prayer Requests letter. Praise the Lord for the 344 Pomegranate Prayer Requests (not counting quarterly and special prayer letters) that have been sent over the past eight years. Thank you very much for your faithfulness in praying. It has truly been amazing to see the Lord use your prayers to answer so many needs, to work in hearts, to further His kingdom and to bring honor and glory to His name.
Take care, God bless and have a wonderful 2019. May you truly see the abundance of God’s grace and love in your lives and ministry throughout the new year. We hope to see many of you during our upcoming furlough.