Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Spiritual Life Week

This week at school is our Spiritual Life Week (SLW). We have two speakers that have come to talk to the students. I have not heard any reports regarding the elementary and middle school groups, but have enjoyed the two high school messages so far. Craig (the HS speaker) has challenged the students (and staff too!) to look at the condition of our hearts. It is important that God has possession of our hearts and our desires.

Today he talked about our need to look to others. Craig used the example of Onesiphorus from 2 Timothy 1:16-18 and the way he was a support for Paul. He challenged us to be more aware of the needs of others and not to focus on our own selfishness. At the end of his message he gave a call to those students that had not yet asked Christ as their Saviour. From my seat I could see at least four students who raised their hands to accept Him. I'm fairly confident there were others as well. After Craig finished praying with them he led the whole room in a rousing cheer to give an example of the rejoicing that happened in heaven as these kids called out to him for the first time.

There are still three more days, and I know that God still has much work planned. Pray that we will be opened to the words he has for us. Pray that we put these words into action and that the changes would be lasting.

On Wednesday Craig will be talking about Satan's tactics; Thursday he will talk about relationships; and Friday he will focus on our need to give God our best.

After the chapel sessions we break into small groups for discussion. I have a group 9th and 10th grade boys. In that group four of them were able to give me a time and place that they accepted Christ as Saviour. One listed a variety of different religious backgrounds: Shamanistic, Judaism, atheism, etc. Another said his parents were Christians but that he doesn't believe in God. Please pray for these boys that they will all come to a better knowledge of Christ and be able to truly live a life that glorifies him.

Pray that God will continue to work in our lives. And pray for the new members of our Christian family!

Thanks for your continued love and support.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Hi Danny & Betsy! I came across your blog via Andy Bertz's blog, and was so excited to read about what you have been up to during your time in Singapore! I thought of you both just the other day as 2 friends from my college left with Wycliffe Bible Translators for Papua New Guinea. I hope you are both doing well, and what a BEAUTIFUL baby you have!
God bless,
Amanda Allen (from Lebanon 1st Baptist back in the day)