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Prayer Update—August 2, 2016

“The Lord sat as King at the flood;
Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.
The Lord will give strength to His people;
the Lord will bless His people with peace.”

Psalm 29:10—11

Dear Prayer Partners,

Please pray for the Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA) in Malawi as they seek the necessary government accreditation for the school. Thus far, the process has been difficult and the government seems to be placing many obstacles in the path. Please pray for a quick resolution to these issues.

Thank the Lord with TBA (Croatia) for the progress on the needed physical improvements to the church building that also hosts TBA. Pray for the leadership as they look into the possibility of offering classes to local churches in Croatia and former Yugoslavia states.

The teachers at ITA (Italy) are very encouraged by the twelve men in northern Italy who are taking the classes for a certificate in expository preaching. Pray for them as they must prepare to preach for every remaining class until graduation in November. Pray also for the necessary funds to translate Steve Lawson’s biography of Martin Luther to be made available as a resource by the anniversary of the Reformation next year.

Thank the Lord for the partnerships with four different churches in the Philippines which have offered to host pastoral training in their respective regions. These regions stretch from northern islands to southern islands and involve travel for teachers and students. Pray for the teachers as they develop the modular curriculum and assignments to be completed between sessions all for the goal of seeking to strengthen the students’ biblical knowledge, ministry and character.

Berea (Spain) has been encouraged to have 32 students studying in Leon this year and is looking forward to adding an extension in southeast Spain for the new school year. There were around 20 men who expressed interest in this new program as a result of the May conference in Murcia. Pray that God would use this training to raise up a new generation of faithful preachers in this part of Spain.

Pray for the leadership of Christ Seminary (South Africa) as they seek to expand their training to new cities in South Africa as well as helping graduates begin training in more rural areas of other African countries. As they continue to wait for accreditation approval, the work of expanding their library goes on. Pray that this approval may be granted soon.

Trusting the Lord with you!

The Master’s Academy International