January 2019 Newsletter

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Ps. 103:2-5)

Dear Friends and Family,

Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus! As 2018 has drawn to a close, we have much reason to rejoice in God’s goodness. Whatever blessings we have received and whatever trials we have faced, I pray that we can look back and see how God has used them to draw us closer to Him in faith. My prayer for each of us in the New Year echoes the the words of Peter, that we would grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Messiah (2 Peter 3:18).

Update from the Bible Institute

As most of you know by now, the past year at the Bible Institute was very difficult. Many challenges remain. Please pray that in the coming year God will be glorified in the lives of the faculty, the staff, and the returning and incoming students. Pray for the restoration of the many relationships that have been damaged, and that slander and false accusations would cease.

Support Update

Thank you to all who have supported us financially in the past month. Our deficit has been reduced to $6,000. Please pray that our current need will be met soon.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray that January’s TEFL consultation in Ethiopia will bear fruit for God’s kingdom (see last month’s newsletter for more about this project).
  • Please pray for me as I return to BI to begin preparations for the new academic year.
  • Please pray for Anna and Sarah as they consider switching to the distance programme at BI for next semester due to the recent problems.

Blessings in Christ,

Tim & Kristina Churchill