Saturday, September 05, 2009

September Prayer Requests

We have finished our first week of the semester and are now well into our classes. I have 3 sessions of my class already done. I appreciate very much your prayers for our August prayer requests. Our response has been turned in to our accreditor TRACS and we will now await their evaluation of it at the commission meeting in early November in North Carolina. We are also thankful for a very busy admissions process. We are grateful for the students, but we need to work on our admissions processes. We are also thankful that all of our staff and students got here from their places all over the world and are now back on the job at PIU. We would appreciate your continued prayers for our name-change issues as I mentioned in August.

Here are some of our key prayer requests for September...

  1. Students: Pray for the spiritual, personal and academic growth of our students. Part of our mission is to provide an environment that the Spirit can use to move our students to His goal for them. Pray especially for the new students as they make the transition to this new environment.
  2. Faculty and Staff: God had provided us with a great faculty and staff and almost all of them are responsible for more than one campus job. Pray for their energy and strength to do the job and for deepening relationships with the students.
  3. Nino: Please pray for a speedy visa approval for our new Institutional Effectiveness Director Nino Pate. Nino is planning to come to Guam to join our staff in October if Uncle Sam approves.
  4. Chuuk Teaching Facility: We are still in the process of setting up our new Chuuk Teaching Facility at Mizpah High School. We need to get things set up this week so the students there can join the distance education classes in time.
  5. Personnel Needs: Please pray that we can fill these positions: 1) VP of Finance (God has blessed us with a great part-time person but we really need a full time person) 2) English Teachers - We need teachers with Masters Degrees and bachelors degreed teachers with TESOL certificates and/or experience. 3) We need an education professional to head up our planned Teacher Education program 4) Distance Ed. teachers - We need qualified people to teach Bible, general education and other courses from home through our distance education web site. We would love to find some teachers that already have experience setting up DE classes.
We do appreciate your prayers and support for our ministry here in the Pacific. May God bless you as you serve him.

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