A Blessed Ash Wednesday and a glorious Lenten Season!
O Lord, let your grace pour down on these, my Beloved Supporters, and all their loved ones this Ash Wednesday and through the Lenten Season! Amen.
School resumed exactly on the 2nd of February, and was immediately blessed with visiting professor from USA, the Rev'd. Fr. Prof. Peter C. Bender coming to teach for two weeks from the 4th to the 15th. Each day he taught 6 hours a day, preached every day in chapel, and conducted 1 1/2 hours of interviewing LCN members: laity, ministers and seminarians. He also taught the seminarians some hymns from the LSB that were not yet familiar to them. We cannot thank him enough for this. May the Triune God repay him and all those who prayerfully and financially support our work.
We received a bit of good news from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. We have been informed that two of our students, two of our pastors in the field, and one of our bishops has been accepted to begin the STM program in the fall of 2019, pending funding. This is part of the effort to train up indigenous pastors to serve as professors at JEM Lutheran Seminary and LCN-at-large, continuing to teach solid Lutheran doctrine.
1) Pray for the safety and peace of the country as it continues the election period and we await the results. Specifically pray for the safety of the seminarians, faithful Christians here, in general, and for myself as I travel to various communities in the face of this present radical Muslim administration which seems to be bent on imposing its will on the masses through the tactics of changing election dates and / or election results by any means necessary to create confusion, put forward their plans, and to try to forcefully convert all people to the Islamic faith.
Thank you very much for all your prayers and support. May the Lord continue to keep you all in the Shadow of His Wings, especially throughout this Lententide. Amen.
Have a glorious Lent!
1 Tim 1:15
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