Update 5.16.11

Posted May 16, 2011 by Bethany International in News

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Last week we welcomed back the college seniors from their Global Internships in Kenya, France, and Eurasia. They now begin their final term as seniors and will graduate in August. It was great fun hearing from them in chapel this past Wednesday.

Our GlobeServe Partners, including the GlobeServe Executive Committee, are on campus for our Triennial Gathering. Our last Triennial was in Kenya three years ago. This is a great opportunity to hear what God is doing through the more than 170 mission training schools in 40 countries who share in fulfilling the Field5000 goal of sending 5000 workers for church planting among unreached peoples.

This Thursday noon about 80 leaders from around the Twin Cities will join us for a luncheon to share together in what God is doing.

Next week our mission’s Area Coordinators will be on campus for their annual planning retreat.

In all, there is much going on and a need for much prayer.

Prayer is critical in all that we do. It isn’t harder work that will make the difference- it is the work of the Spirit that truly matters. We can create policies, design better processes, execute better strategies, and work harder and still not get better fruit…transformation in lives. But, as we contend in prayer and move in anointing there will be a difference in the hearts of people.

Short-term Evangelical Missions (STEM)

Kathie P. recently led a STEM Team from Faith Christian Academy, Wausau Wisconsin. They tutored Somalian and African American children, played with Tibetan children, and hung out with inner city youth at a Christian-sponsored Skate Park. They also presented the gospel message in English and Spanish at the Marie Sandvik Center for more than 200 people. Pray for these students and their leaders as they continue to seek God as to how they will serve Him with their lives.

Adam & Vicky C. from STEM north were invited to teach the subject of “Prayer walking” at the Minnesota State Capitol last week. Following their presentation, the organizers led the group of about 50 people on a route praying inside the capitol building. Prior to the session they were encouraged to see State Legislators coming to the prayer group to request prayer. Thank God for open hearts among these elected leaders, for this open door, and also for those He has called to press forward in prayer walking at the Capitol.

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