The guest speaker this year was Wayne Chen, who is serving with NTM in Papua New Guinea. What he shared was a real challenge to the students, but always ends up being a refreshing challenge and encouragement to all our staff, as well. After Wayne spoke, one student shared with us that she was “glad that we don’t sugar coat this ministry, but tell it like it is”. These students know they are headed into a very difficult challenge as they prepare to serve overseas in difficult and isolated locations. We want our candidates to not only gain head knowledge (What do we do? Where do we start? What is the goal? How do we get there?), but to really rely on God as their source for all that needs to be done both IN, and then THROUGH them.
Please pray for these students, as well as our staff, as we begin this Fall semester.