Thursday 26 March 2015

Prayer Letter: April 2015

Wednesday, April 1: Congratulations to Junior Member Caleb Ratzlaff and his wife Jenica, on the birth of their son, Ezra Caleb last month. We thank God for this wonderful new life!

Thursday, April 2: Today we pray for blessings for the Friends of ICS Board and all those who are doing advancement work in the US.

Friday, April 3: As we look forward to Easter this weekend, we remember that the triumph of Jesus Christ over death gives us hope even in difficult times. We pray that everyone has safe travel and the gifts of peace and joy as they spend the Easter weekend with family and friends.

Monday, April 6: This is the final week of the semester! We offer prayers of thanks for another semester of learning. We also ask God's blessings on Junior Members as they balance their course work with their families and jobs.

Tuesday, April 7: 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, April 8: The Academic Council meets today. We ask God to guide them in their discussions and decisions.

Thursday, April 9: 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.

Friday, April 10: On this last day of classes we offer prayers of thanks for a fruitful semester and for energy and enthusiasm for students as they complete papers and assignments.

Saturday April 11: We offer prayers of praise for the talents of Rebekah Smick, who will be responding to two papers in England today.

Monday, April 13: Today Patricia Webb starts her new position as the ICS Director of Advancement. Please pray for blessings on Patricia and her work.

Tuesday, April 14: Today Shannon Hoff will be traveling to India. We pray for safe travel.

Wednesday, April 15: Today we pray for the general well-being of the ICS.

Thursday, April 16: We pray for blessings for Jeff Hocking as he continues in his role of ICS Registrar.

Friday, April 17: 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.

Saturday, April 18:  This weekend President Blomberg is meeting with supporters in Chicago and Grand Rapids. He will also participate in the Friends of ICS Board Meeting on the 20th. We pray these gatherings will be a rich time of interaction between Doug and members of our American community, who are vital to our mission. 

Monday, April 20: There is a FICS Board meeting this afternoon. We ask for God’s wisdom to guide this meeting.

Tuesday, April 21: We pray for blessings for Senior Member Doug Blomberg as he continues in his role as ICS President.

Wednesday, April 22: We ask God to bless Senior Member Ron Kuipers, Director, and Allyson Carr, Associate Director of our Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics as they continue their work.

Thursday, April 23: Today we pray for those who are struggling with illnesses. We ask God for strength, patience and for good results from treatment.

Friday, April 24: Our Librarian Isabella Guthrie-McNaughton is attending the Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA) meeting today. We pray for blessings and a fruitful session for all who are attending.

Monday, April 27: The Finance Committee meets this evening. We ask God for guidance and wisdom for this important committee.

Tuesday, April 28: Work continues to prepare the next edition of Perspective. We ask God's blessing and guidance for all those involved.

Wednesday, April 29: We pray for stamina and wisdom for everyone who is preparing for the upcoming Senate and Board meetings next month.

Thursday, April 30: Many of our Junior Members are working on their their Masters and PhD thesis projects. We pray for our Junior Members and ask that they will have time, concentration, and wisdom.