Pray for Missionaries

Danny Akin is a pioneering, intrepid seminary president. As proof, the CGCS recently highlighted his efforts as an elephant rider while visiting SEBTS 2+2 students serving overseas. In this post, Greg Mathias offers some specific ways we can pray for these missionaries (and students) while they serve and learn. Here’s an excerpt:

This past month, we were in Thailand with 20+ family units, hence the elephant riding picture. After pulling these missionaries together, hearing their heart, their struggles and joys, we want to pass along some specific prayer requests from them. Surprisingly enough, missionaries are human beings and they need prayer for much of the same issues we face back here in the states: family, interpersonal conflict, stress, etc. Today, set aside some time and pray for these twenty families and others that stretch across the 10/40 window and beyond.

For the full post, and the pic of Dr. Akin on an elephant, click here.

Pray for Missionaries this Christmas

The Center for Great Commission Studies does an excellent job leading our community in praying for the many missionaries connected to SEBTS. In the post excerpted below, Greg Mathias reminds us to pray for those serving cross culturally now–at Christmas–and throughout the year.

Missions is not a solitary effort. Our men, women, and families depend upon your prayers on behalf of their people and ministries. Each Tuesday you can invest in a missionary through prayer as we highlight their work and needs. Join with the CGCS in this incredible opportunity to touch the nations and to encourage our SEBTS international missionaries.

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CGCS: Greg Mathias on Diwali

Wednesday mornings are Great Commission mornings at Between the Times. Really, everyday is a Great Commission day, but on Wednesdays we point you to the work of the Center for Great Commission Studies. This week, Greg Mathias informs us about the Hindu festival of lights, which begins on October 23. Read it and pray for those walking in darkness as they celebrate light.

Here’s an excerpt:

Here are a few things to know about Diwali:

Lights and firecrackers are everywhere during this time. Homes, businesses, and streets are transformed with lights, candles, and other decorations. The lights serve as a sign of respect to the heavens. Beyond the lights, there is a lot of noise during this celebration due to firecrackers. Setting off firecrackers demonstrates the joy of the people.

Diwali represents the triumph of good over evil. The Diwali celebration is a happy one for Hindus. The physical lights are a spiritual reminder to Hindus of the hope of being lifted out of spiritual darkness.

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