Good morning friends and family,
We are heading into graduation week at Alaska Bible Institute.
Graduation is always a bitter-sweet season; students we’ve been working with over the years are preparing to embark on their own adventure with God. This week always seems to sneak up on us.
All of a sudden it’s here and we begin to panic. We regret not meeting with a student more. We remember all the wisdom we should have taught or imparted. Ultimately, we’re encouraged to trust God for each student — allowing them to have their own adventure with God.
…this will be an especially difficult graduation as we look at this being our last year at Alaska Bible Institute.
And for us… this will be an especially difficult graduation as we look at this being our last year at ABI. But, I’ll save the tears and ABI’s graduation for next week’s email.
For now, I want to recap this past month:
March 6, 2017
Do you have a sibling? Do you have more than one sibling? I have two older brothers. They liked to do what they affectionately called, “science experiments” on me. One such experiment was seeing whether or not their brother (i.e., me) would hit the ground before a feather. So they hung me and a feather over our porch and proceeded to drop both me and the feather…
March 13, 2017
I love Alaska Bible Institute. One reason is because we celebrate new life in Jesus. Yesterday we celebrated the baptism of five students… and it was so amazing… and amazingly cold…
March 20, 2017
When Nathan and I decided to move up our wedding four months and get married earlier than planned, it didn’t seem risky. It seemed necessary. When we received a call from a close family member asking us to adopt, it didn’t seem risky. It seemed like a miracle…
P.S. I would love to hear back from you. If you have any comments from this week’s email or prayer requests you would like to share with us, our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Below are the following projects that we currently need finances for. We will update the amount as funds come in.
- “Bethel, AK”
- Trip Cost: $1000 // Received: $0 // Needed: $1000
- April 17-22 – I will be teaching at a Pastor’s Conference in Bethel, Alaska on the subjects of identity and forgiveness.
- Trip Cost: $5000 // Received: $1000 // Needed: $4000
- May 26-June 3 – Lacey and I are teaching at a Marriage Conference in Iquitos, Peru.