Monday 2 June 2014

Prayer Letter: June 2014

Monday, June 2: Senior Member Bob Sweetman’s mother passed away last week. Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers.

Tuesday, June 3: Michael Carr, father of CPRSE Associate Director Allyson Carr, has had a massive stroke and is hospitalized. Please keep Michael, Allyson, and their family in your prayers.

Wednesday, June 4: The annual Senate and Board meetings were held last month. We are grateful for all the work these people do for ICS, and for the talents and experience they bring us.

Thursday, June 5: Senior Member Emeritus Jim Olthuis broke his leg last month in a hockey accident. We pray for a full recovery.

Friday, June 6: We offer prayers of celebration for the successful completion of the academic programs of seven Junior Members, each of whom were recognized and honoured last month at ICS's Convocation ceremony.

Monday, June 9: The grades for spring semester courses are due this week. We give thanks for completed work and offer prayers for energy for our Senior Members as they enter what is often a busy time of grading.

Tuesday, June 10: We offer prayers of gratitude for the generous spirit that is always shown by you, our many supporters, who have encouraged ICS with gifts of prayer, money, and expressions of appreciation. We are constantly blessed with your interest and support.

Wednesday, June 11: Today we pray for blessings for the Friends of ICS Board and all those who are doing advancement work in the US.

Thursday, June 12: Today Senior Member Shannon Hoff will be giving a lecture at the Global Center for Advanced Studies in Grand Rapids. We ask for safe travel and for blessings on everyone attending this event.

Friday, June 13: We celebrate Father's Day on Sunday! We ask for God's blessing on all fathers, that they may spend a wonderful day with their loved ones.

Monday, June 16: We ask God's help and guidance for all those who are doing advancement work for ICS. Please pray that support for the vision and mission of ICS continues to grow.

Tuesday, June 17: As we wind up our annual Phone-a-thon, we offer prayers of thanks for the diligent work of the volunteers, and the wonderful support of the ICS community. We are truly blessed!

Wednesday, June 18: We pray for blessings for Senior Member Doug Blomberg as he continues in his roles as Acting President and Academic Dean.

Thursday, June 19: Today we ask for God's help for those who are struggling with cancer and other illnesses. We pray for strength, patience and for good results from treatment.

Friday, June 20: Summer is arriving and many people are planning vacations. Many members of the ICS community will be traveling in the summer months to spend time with family and friends. We pray for safe and pleasant journeys.

Monday, June 23: Senior Members often spend much of the summer developing course curriculum and giving attention to research projects. We are extremely grateful for the work of our Senior Members and ask for God's blessing on them.

Tuesday, June 24: We thank God for all the applicants to our programs. We pray that the successful applicants will be able to join us in our mission.

Wednesday, June 25: Today we pray for the general well-being of the ICS. We ask for blessings and energy for ICS faculty and staff as they work together to manage their many responsibilities.

Thursday, June 26: The summer months are often a time when Junior Members give sustained attention to their Masters and Ph.D. thesis projects. We pray for our Junior Members and ask for God's blessing on their research and writing.

Friday, June 27: We offer prayers of gratitude for the wonderful work done by Senior Member Ron Kuipers as Director of our Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics.

Monday, June 30: Junior Member Diane Bergsma will be defending her PhD thesis today at the VU in Amsterdam. Please pray for safe travel for Diane, who will be accompanied by her husband and six of their children, and for a successful defense.