Update (02.13.08)

I was not able to attend the college's mission conference but Krista was able to attend a couple of sessions. Overall, it sounds like the conference went well. Krista met with some of the girls on Saturday after the conference to talk about what were challenges to them. Please continue to be praying for students who are pursuing missions.

Last night was supposed to to be the big snow/ice storm and I was scheduled to work. It was not bad here.

The second half of this week is going to be very busy.
Tomorrow (Valentine's Day), I am preaching in my Expository Preaching class. The sermon is "Strength in Number?" taken from Judges 7. I would appreciate your prayers as I preach tomorrow at around 10:00.
There is also a concert here on campus. Shane & Shane and Starfield.

On Friday I am also going to be speaking (about 15 minutes) in the Junior class chapel. The junior is also sponsoring a school social Friday and Saturday. A Sweet Time of coffee and cheesecake.

The boys are doing great. Sleeping well and working hard.


This Week's Missions Conference

Today is the start of the college's missions conference. It is a great week.
Students are challenged by speakers who are serving God around the world.

There are several missions organizations here recruiting.
Please pray that God would work in the hearts of the students. There are many students who are not sure where they are going to serve God.

Below is a write up about the conference from the school website.
http://www.bbc.edu/chapel.asp is the link to here the chapel sessions.

Conference highlights life-changing missions

Baptist Bible College students will get a full view of the lives of missionaries around the world at this year's Missions Conference. The three-day event features alumni speakers from six continents.

The theme is "The Whole Gospel for the Whole World." The conference will be February 6 - 8.

"There is more to the gospel than just the plan for salvation," says Student Missions Fellowship president Niall O'Niell, a native of Ireland. "We want that to be the focus of this year's Missions Conference."

"The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians that he preached the gospel'in which also you stand, by which also you are saved.' We want the speakers to show us not just how they evangelize, but also how they live their lives daily in the gospel."

The conference will include several main sessions and a variety of workshops in which students can participate. Workshop topics include preparing for global impact, 21st century global ministry and how to support your missionaries.

Speakers will include Dr. Do Suan Mung, president of Faith Baptist Bible College in Myanmar, Elisabeth Bowman, a teacher in Australia, and Tim and Barb Vermilyea, church planters in Quebec, Canada.


A Praise...

This morning all four of us were able to go to church together as a family.
Josiah is doing so much better now.