Blessed New Year to you! May Jesus Christ be honored through our lives this year as never before, and may He choose to use us for His glory as we seek to serve Him with passion and zeal!

Tomorrow it is back to work. I’ll be preparing to teach Introduction to Missions again, team teaching Personal Finance, and teaching Voice, Piano, and Guitar to 7 students. I may also be working on putting together another Creative Ministry Methods class, but that still remains to be seen.

Since I last wrote we have been blessed with the successful conclusion of the fall semester. All the students who began the semester finished it out. Prayerfully, they will all be returning for the spring semester, plus several new ones. We have two weeks of accelerated classes starting tomorrow

(Tuesday, Jan. 2) and then regular semester classes begin January 15.

I hope you enjoy a few photos from Christmas and then from my hike today on O’Leary Crater.

Please join me in praying:

  • That I might grow in humility, wisdom, and interpersonal effectiveness in 2018 and beyond.
  • For steadfastness, spiritual growth, and focus for IBC students and staff as we begin the spring semester.
  • For staff unity and a commitment to teamwork as we work together for the glory of God and the good of the students.
  • For wisdom for Wade Adakai and myself as we seek to revamp the life coaching program.