Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March Prayer Requests and Some Guam Scenery

We are having beautiful March weather here on Guam (not too hot with occasional cool rains and breezes) and have hit the mid-point of the semester. Normally I post prayer requests at the beginning of the month but have just now been able to get to them. I better do it today because Joyce and I will be heading to Palau tonight. So here are our main prayer requests for the month of March...

  1. Our students seem to hit a slow spot every year this time of the semester, right before Easter vacation. Pray that they will be able to keep their excitement and discipline going and avoid the temptations that often seem to come after them at this point.
  2. Our Voices of Micronesia traveling team is raising support for their summer trip to the US Mainland. They have been doing yard work and house repair along with performing at several Guam churches. They need to get the support raised for their airfares by the end March. 
  3. We are working on re-establishing and/or growing our Teaching Facilities in Chuuk, Palau and Yap. I was in Chuuk last week (another post on that will be coming) with Steve Stinnette last week and we made some great progress on getting our facility going again there. Joyce and I will head to Palau tonight to meet with church leaders there and I will teach 4 sessions of my Old Testament History class. I plan to go to Yap in April to work on the planned grand reopening of our site there.
  4. This may be the most urgent prayer request of the month.... We are interviewing candidates for our VP of Finance and Operations position. We need prayer for discernment to find the person for this key position with the right skill set combined with the desire to minister to staff and students. We are taking a big step of faith here, trusting that God will enable us to raise the money to pay this person, but we believe that God is leading us to hire a local person for the job rather than fill the position with a missionary. 
We appreciate your prayers and interest in what Joyce and I are doing here in Guam and Micronesia through Pacific Islands University. May God Bless!

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