Prayer Update – January 2, 2014
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Prayer Update – January 2, 2014

“O love the Lord, all you His godly ones!
The Lord preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses the proud doer.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord.”
Psalm 31:23-24

Dear praying friends,

Pray for TEA (Philippines) as their staff expands by three new couples. One couple has already arrived, the other two should arrive in January and March 2014, Lord-willing. Pray also for the ongoing assessment of the potential partnership with a church in Davao. If God allows, this could provide a home base for TEA in the southern part of the country.

Pray for the 240 students (as well as teachers and staff) at EBTC’s three locations in Germany and Switzerland. Pray also for the Jan. 13 – 16, 2014 Church History Seminar which will cover the period from the Enlightenment through the New Evangelicalism.

In 2014, ITA (Italy) will be praying toward local churches hosting “extension campuses” around the country in order to offer Bible training that is accessible, convenient and affordable. Pray that many Italian pastors would desire to partner with the ITA and see training offered in their location.

Pray for TSBC (New Zealand) as they seek to make their classes more accessible through modular classes, week on week classes, and block classes over weekends in various locations. These are in addition to the normal, full-time classes currently offered. Pray also for the transition in staffing as Greg Stephenson assumes the leadership post vacated by Nigel Shailer who has accepted a position in California.

Pray for the deaf program at IBS (Ukraine) which has experienced a huge spike in enrollment. The demand was so high that two groups of 35 students were accepted instead of the one group which was planned. Please pray for the funding needed to underwrite this unexpected increase.

Thank the Lord for His sustaining of the ministry of SCBT (Russia) this fall and His enabling of the Russian instructors to shoulder new responsibilities on short notice. Continue to pray for the ongoing legal challenges facing the expatriate staff.

Thank you for praying with us in this New Year!

The Master’s Academy International