- Our Fall seminars in Hyderabad and Lucknow are the culmination of five years of teaching and study. Course #10 on missions, evangelism and discipleship is very important and all the participants are required to complete it promptly and successfully. Pray for us as we finalize the teaching schedule and for the teachers (Paul, Randy, Ryder and David). Pray for the effectiveness and fruitfulness of this last seminar.
- Many of the wives of the pastors will attend the seminars with their husbands. Pray for Susan, Flory, Tammy, and Diane who will minister to these ladies. These pastors’ wives not only play a important role in families and church but also have significant influence in the community. Pray that the teaching received at the seminar could make a profound impact in these lives. Pray for their children who would be left behind in towns/villages while the mothers are at the seminar.
- Graduation day to be a celebration in the cities of Lucknow and Hyderabad as many Christian leaders, and local churches will participate. Pray that many local believers will catch the vision to establish systematic Bible study in their churches. There is a great need for doctrine based study/preaching/teaching in the congregation due to assault of false prophets and false teachings that are rising in India.
- Pray for those outside the teaching staff who are planning to join the team to have a profitable, mission-oriented and eye-opening trip to India. Also, please pray for Ryder to have God’s wisdom and direction in leading this team while in India. Pray for those who need passports/visas and travel preparation. Orientation begins in September 2014.
- Pray for finances for the mission trip to India. There will be 10 team members traveling to this significant celebration. Pray for hotel booking, places to visit, travel arrangements etc.
- There will be opportunities of extra preaching and teaching for Paul, Randy and Ryder during the trip. Travel and ministry of the word, serving people etc. is expected to be very tiring. Pray for good health and strength for the whole team.
- Pray for Ryder and Flory as they look forward in relocating for the future ministry of STN India. There is a long list of things to be accomplished. Ask for God’s direction, wisdom, and power, along with financial provision through one-time and sponsorship giving.