Greetings from Arizona,
I pray the year has started out well for you. Being sick from the Dec. 28 – Jan. 8 with COVID was certainly no fun, but I’ve recovered well and am now just fighting the fatigue which some say lingers for a month. Prayers for the complete healing for my dad and I are appreciated. ☺
San Francisco Peaks, visible from IBC – Photo taken 12/21 courtesy of T. Fox, colleague
January-term and Spring semester
The Indian Bible College (IBC) students had a very successful 2-week “J-term” period. It was encouraging to hear some indicate they wished the classes could extend throughout the entire semester.
With the finish of the 2nd week I can say it’s been a wonderful start to the spring semester. I’ve been able to process the Pell grants for all of the eligible students and both of the classes I’m teaching (one co-teaching) are off to a great start. I have 2 young ladies that I’m Life Coaching this semester. It’s wonderful to see their eagerness for learning, growing and setting goals to improve in the areas of Academics, Ministry, Work, Finance, and Time Management. Please pray for Sarah and Jianna for their success in meeting personal goals in all areas of life coaching and for me that I’ll have the wisdom and guidance to assist them well.
Students – prayer and testimony
I am deeply grateful to all the ministry donors and prayer partners that allow me to represent you as a disciple of Jesus, making disciples through this ministry at IBC. It’s been so rewarding to witness students even after a few weeks or months growing in their faith, in relationships and working on making wise decisions.
Please pray with me that this semester will make a profound and powerful impact in all of their lives.
On January 27th, we enjoyed a delightful Connection Event evening where donors, prayer partners, friends and family members joined together both in person on campus and many from across the country via an online Zoom call to hear an IBC update, student testimonies and music in an atmosphere of unity for God’s Kingdom work happening in and through IBC.
I was touched to hear 3 of the student’s testimonies. God is at work! Life transformation is the goal in order for a person to not only know they are loved by a Savior, but to heal from past hurts and wounds in order to become all that God has for them to be as His child using their life to make a difference and serve others.
One of the school’s partnering churches (Mission Hills in Colorado) sent two staff to campus in November to do a video shoot of senior student, Will. We have permission to share the results, so enjoy the 4.5-minute testimony through this link.
Enjoying the view of the Peaks in mid-January while driving to work
May God bless you abundantly,
Rejoicing with a heart full of gratitude for each one of you,