Thank you for your prayers for the students as they ministered both on the Navajo Reservation (Shonto area) and in Oklahoma and Texas. The two teams wearily pulled in to IBC on Friday. Many of the students are now home or elsewhere for some rest before resuming classes Monday, April 8. The photos give you a glimpse into several of the tools for sharing the gospel that they brought with them as a result of the teaching they received through the Creative Ministry Methods class.
The missions conference went well. Our speaker was an adventurous sort who spent several years in creative access countries among Buddhists and Muslims. He was blessed to see several churches planted and to leave indigenous leadership behind. He captivated us with his riveting stories. I pray the students’ hearts were touched.
I have a topic for my thesis: Lessons in contextualization from the Native American Church of North America (Peyote Cult). It will be a difficult topic and potentially offensive, if I am not discrete and sensitive. Please pray with me for wisdom both in whether or not to continue in this direction (I could still change the topic if I need to), and in how to best go about doing the research if I continue.
Join me too in praying for the IBC students to get rested up, to stand strong for the Lord during spring break, and to maximize the opportunities they have available to them both this week and as classes resume.
Next week I will be traveling to Albuquerque, N.M., to attend the Association of North American Missions annual forum. I will be assisting with leading music. Please pray for safety in travel, and that I would maintain a godly focus on others.
Pray with us for God’s clear direction in the choice of an academic dean and that Jason (IBC President) would be able to get some rest after traveling with the Oklahoma and Texas groups for the past 12 days.