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Prayer Update – November 19, 2015

“Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things,
that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God,
to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered,
He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.”
Hebrews 2:17, 18

Dear Praying Friends,

CAPA (Malawi), in its second year, is pleased to have 51 students this year. There are 29 pastors in the diploma program and 25 in the new M.Div. program. Praise God for three more families who are preparing to join the work there as the training center continues to grow. Ask God to provide a suitable property for housing the training center.

Thank the Lord for the recent graduation of 26 students from IDEX (U.S. – Spanish-language). The students at IDEX represent nearly every country in Latin America. Online, internet “distance-learning” classes are also available to students who have barriers to traditional classroom attendance…including some students who are literally behind bars in prison! Thank God for His Word which penetrates into unlikely places.

Pray for the students and teachers at Berea (Spain) as they persevere in their work and studies. Pray for those who plan the conference schedules, choosing speakers as well as locations for the meetings. These have been well-received. They provide opportunities to expose attendees to the depth of expository preaching with which they may not be familiar and acquaint them with the resource for training available at Berea.

Continue to pray for the leadership team at SCBT (Russia) to be encouraged and unified as they teach in Samara and also oversee regional extensions and annual conferences. Several have also published books which are already being distributed.

Pray for the Expositor Fellowships and seminars that the TEA (Philippines) team members are hosting as they seek to cultivate relationships with like-minded pastors who are committed to the worthiness and inerrancy of Scripture and the centrality of preaching in church life. To some this is perceived as impractical or not suitable for the Filipino context.

Pray for the training centers in Europe as they support many of their pastor-students whose cities and churches are grappling with the very real challenges, as well as opportunities, of the massive influx of foreign refugees.

Thank you for your partnership with us in prayer!

The Master’s Academy International