Praying Together

Psalm 62:5-12 (ESV)

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.

Thank you for praying with us. It is only through the Spirit’s work in and through us that disciples will grow and prove faithful..

Praise and prayer:

  • Pray for the senior students who are doing an internship (until just after Easter).
  • Praise for progress made on the book about evangelical churches in Belgium’s major cities. Pray for finishing the last chapter, and finding a publisher. We want to encourage believers and pastors in city churches.
  • The housing situation for the Maastricht church … well, just continue praying for it, that the right authorities would finally agree to rezone, sell, finance, renovate, etc.
  • Pray for the elderly (about 8 people) during the cold and flu season.
  • Pray for Jack (as chairperson of the department of Practical Theology) to find qualified people to teach courses on homiletics and pastoral care at the ETF.

Special prayer dates:

  • We, Feb 14, full day of teaching “Orientation to Practical Theology”
  • Tu Feb 20, Jack starts classes for “Models of Christian Leadership” in the Th.M. program.
  • Sat, Feb 24, Dinner Connect (second time) to bring people together by organizing groups of 6 people to share supper. The first time was a great experience for those participating.
  • Mo, Feb 26, Maastricht Church board meeting
  • We, Feb 28, Jack chairs ETF’s committee on spirituality to promote sound Christian living and discipleship among ETF students and staff.
  • We, Feb 28 + Th Mar 1, BMW Area Director Ken Heizer and his wife will visit the ETF and Maastricht ministry.
  • Fr, Mar 2, PhD promotion of Peirong Lin, one of Jack’s colleagues at the Institute for Leadership and Social Ethics. Her dissertation on Mission Drift focuses on helping Christian organisations maintain the right priorities and vision.
  • Sat, Mar 3, team building and training for people involved in the music ministry of the Maastricht church.
  • Mar 6 and 8: ETF students in Models of Christian Leadership go through an intensive leadership training seminar, led by a German pastor and PhD student (under Jack’s supervision).
  • Th, Mar 15, visit from a colleague BMW missionary in Paris for spiritual encouragement and planning this summer Field Conference in Germany.
  • Mar 27-29, Pat has flower workshops.
  • Su Apr 1, Jack preaches at the Baptist Church in Maastricht for the Easter service. Pray for outreach and visitors.