Friday, July 31, 2009

August Prayer Requests

It is hard to believe that the summer "vacation" is almost over. Both Joyce and I have had a pretty busy summer. My three main projects have been coordinating the preparation of our response to our accreditor's report after their visit in May (with a lot of help from the rest of our administrative staff - especially Melody Plaxton), dealing with the administrative issues for our name change and teaching a campus Bible study on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs. It is not hard to figure out which one of these I enjoy the most. Joyce has been teaching English during the summer session at the Japanese School of Guam. That session just ended and Joyce took off for a few weeks of vacation to see our kids and grandkids. She will be back in a couple weeks. I am hoping to post some pictures of her as soon as she sends me some.

We would very much appreciate your prayers for the following issues....
  1. Our response to the TRACS recommendations is due on August 15th. Pray for wisdom as we write up this response. We know it will make us a better school, but it is a lot of work.
  2. Student Admissions: We are excited to see so many new student applications already turned in. Now we have to make hard decisions on which students we will accept and which ones we will not. Pray for wise decisions by the admissions committee (and more space and more teachers so we could accept more students)
  3. Personnel Needs: Our #1 need is for a chief financial officer. Right now we are looking for a short-term, part-timer to handle our immediate financial oversight. We really need a qualified long term person to oversee our finances and daily operations. I am also trying to recruit a person to lead our teacher training program, an English teacher and people who would be willing to set up and teach distance education courses (DE courses can be taught from anywhere in the world) for us.
  4. Most of our staff and students will be traveling back to Guam for the beginning of the semester in late August. Please pray that everyone will get here rested and ready for a new semester.
  5. Finally pray for the administrative issues for our transition from PIBC to PIU. It is a lot of work to change the name of a non-profit corporation.
Thank you for your prayers for us and our co-workers and students at PIU. Ultimately it all depends on God and we thank Him for letting us have a part in His kingdom work.


Jen said...

You, the staff, and PIBC are in my prayers. Guam has been on my heart and mind a lot and I keep getting great signs. Lots of love and blessings to you all-

Anonymous said...

Its a cool photo,
Thanks for posting...

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