Prayer Update – August 9, 2013
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Prayer Update – August 9, 2013

“The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous.”
Psalm 146:8

Dear Prayer Team,

These are busy conference months for many of our training centers. The ITA (Italy) sponsored singles/young adult conference “Transformation” just ended with around 60 people attending the week-long event. Pray for the upcoming marriage conference, August 13 – 17, which will be taught by Lou Priolo and Martha Peace. This will be followed August 20 – 24 by a Biblical Counseling conference.

EBTC (Germany/Switzerland) is also hosting a conference August 12 – 17 “God’s Plan for Men and Women” taught by John Street. Immediately following, August 22 – 25 is a conference on Sexual Purity. Pray that the Spirit will impress God’s Word onto the hearts and lives of the individuals and families who will be attending these teaching times in both Italy and Germany.

Thank the Lord for the more than 400 people who attended the SCBT (Russia) sponsored annual Preachers’ Conference in mid-May. Many were encouraged to persevere in ministry because of their time there. The conference coincided with the graduation of eight men from the full-time, Level 2 program. One of these graduates is continuing his studies at The Master’s Seminary for the next two years with plans to join the SCBT faculty upon his return. SCBT is nearing complete indigenization even as foreign-born faculty and staff are departing for reasons both foreseen and unforeseen. Please pray for grace and unity in all these transitions.

Most of our training centers are concerned with producing quality texts for students and conferees by either translating books which already exist, or in some cases, writing original works. Albania and Croatia are two places where this need is critical. Including translating, proofreading, graphic design layouts and publication, the cost can be as high as $25 per page. Please pray for wisdom in the selection of titles and financial resources to continue providing helpful, edifying resources for current and subsequent generations of believers in these countries.

Pray for health and strength for Josiah Grauman as he directs IDEX (U.S. based Spanish ministry). Thank the Lord for preserving him through some serious health challenges earlier this summer. Pray that God would continue to bring understanding and conviction for the IDEX students’ hearts and minds in spite of their previous, varied backgrounds.

Thanking the Lord for you!

The Master’s Academy International