Yes, I have reached home and thankful for the safe travels; and thank you for your prayers. My return was postponed a couple of days (due to mechanical problems with the plane). Those extra days actually provided time for me to recover from a rather serious cold, so that I was able to travel with less issues from it. The Lord rules in all things, even such details He turns to the good of His own. PTL!
To just encourage you to continue in prayer for the students in College and Seminary, here is what a RITS student wrote in an exegesis course:
This has been a great reminder to me that the power of preaching lies completely in the Word of God. Salvation and the effectiveness of the sermon does not lie with me. I am commanded to let Scripture interpret Scripture, use proper exegesis, avoid eisegesis, and let the text speak for itself. Doing this allows the congregation to hear God speak to them through the text.
I also just received this update on the student population at CLA, from Rev. Hamid:
We currently have 271 students enrolled, that includes 55 new students this year. We have several (I am sure close to 50) on the waiting list. Continue to have parents come in to see if they can beg their way into getting a place. Some are still being tested so that we can know their grade level. Praise the Lord!
What a great blessing this is from the Lord; that He sends so many to CLA. PTL with us.
The construction work at CLA in Suriname is continuing and going well; although in the past week or so it may seem to be going slower, it is really just a very tedious work of preparing for the pouring of the second floor (see pic below). Thank you for your prayer for this work.
Please also continue to pray for all who work at CLA, and for Rev. Hamid (now that I am not there his workload increases).
In His service, together with you all,
The ministry of SALT (Scriptural Advanced Leadership Training) includes:
- Director of RITS & RIC (Reformation International Theological Seminary & Reformation International College).
- As Dean of Studies, I work with students in College studies (especially teacher training for a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree).
- As Dean of Studies, I work with students in Seminary studies (especially training for ministry and eldership in the M.Div. degree program).
- My work, together with Rev. Hamid, in Administration of CLA (Christian Liberty Academy) in Suriname. I serve as Headmaster, and he is Administrator.
- I also serve as Elder in First Presbyterian Church in Suriname (FPC).
Pray for my preaching ministry at King’s Reformed Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Florida.
Link to church website (and live stream of Sunday worship): https://www.krpc.us/
Link to RCM website: https://www.reformation.edu/wp/
To support this ministry (tax-exempt), you may write the check to “Reformation Christian Ministries” and designate it to “SALT” (Scriptural Advanced Leadership Training).
Mailing address: 1300 East University Blvd. Melbourne, FL. 32901
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