Monday, February 8, 2010

Long Awaited Up Dates

For many different reasons we were not able to keep up with this blog this last semester and for that we apologized. It is our goal to do much better this semester. We have "borrowed pictures from our co-workers so that we can give you a glimpse into life here. We are so grateful for each and everyone of you that support us in prayer and giving and as Paul says, we "make mention of you in our prayers" often. You are making a difference in God's kingdom and we want you to know that. Several of our students who thought they had a relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ, began true relationships with Him this last semester. We feel that this is in direct answer to your prayers and ours as a staff and faculty of PIU.
Every other Sunday night, the staff and faculty meet for prayer and fellowship. We have out grown most of our homes as a place to meet. Another answer to prayer as God sends us co-labors. Keep praying to the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers.
Nightly devotions are an important part of campus life. Some times the students meet in small groups and some nights they meet together. This is a picture of an all women's devotion night and the girls are doing an "action" worship song that is a favorite - "O, My Feet Are Made for Dancing"
Chapel is held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 AM. These times are a set aside for all to worship and be encouraged by the Word and prayer. When Steve discovered that he had severe osteoparosis, the leaders of the school called for a time of prayer over him. What you can't see is that the whole of PIU is link in prayer - each with a hand on the person in front of them with these in the center with their hands on Steve. God's grace has been sweet and He is providing strength, encouragement and a treatment plan we can afford for him.
Often Friday's chapels are lead by the students. Here is a picture from one the skits they shared that went with the message they had prepared. Our students are quite creative!

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