Many in the Bethany community have sensed a need to gather together for worship, intercession and to listen, watch and be taught by the Lord. As a result, corporate prayer times have been set for Bethany International associates, interns, volunteers, and students:
- 4 PM Mondays (starting in February): focused gathering to launch each week
- 12 PM Tuesdays: Fasting, prayer, worship
- 9:30 AM Wednesdays: focusing on vision, values, and God’s Word
- Monthly: ½ Day Set Apart Sacred Assemblies
- Quarterly: Day Set Apart
BCOM welcomed seven new students this week! They will join the freshman class of 45, making an on campus student population of 52. We also have 27 ministry interns (post graduates) serving on campus and 59 interns on the field. Please keep them all in your prayers as they begin their spring semester!
Pray for Global Interns preparing to leave for the field. The Kenya and Central Asia teams depart January 15 and the France team leaves January 30. A team leaves for a 4-month Associate Internship in the Philippines in early February. Pray for all of these interns as they finish raising needed support, secure visas and make final preparations for leaving for the field.
A team just returned from the Dominican Republic and a second one is en-route from Haiti after serving there the past 12 days. One of the highlights on the team in the Dominican Republic was the way the Canadian/German team worked together on the construction project with the Dominicans. Our team leader said, “Many times they allow us to help in small ways, but this time we really worked together, both carrying equal load.”
STEM staff from Bloomington and Bemidji will be meeting next week for an extended time of prayer and strategy, seeking to know how we fit into God’s plan for our ministry this year. Please continue to pray that the Lord would connect us with teams we can send out. We are aware of many needs in nations where we have excellent partnerships. Now all we need is people to form teams.