It has been quite awhile since I last posted and I apologize for that. I wanted to take a moment and update you and what I have been up to and what my Senior year of Bible College looks like.
Some of you may know that my summer was incredibly busy due to the fact that I was taking Hebrew 1 & 2. (Two semesters of Hebrew in 10 weeks) This boiled down to 3 classes per week for 4 hours each day. Needless to say, this consumed much of my time. However, I am elated to share with you that I achieved an ‘A’ for both semesters. Now comes the challenge of retaining what I have learned. Thus far it has not been too difficult because I take my Hebrew text with me every Sunday in case the message is out of the Old Testament and I regularly translate a couple of verses in order to stay familiar with the grammar.
My final fall semester at Calvary Bible College has commenced and is shaping up to be quite the enjoyable semester. For starters, I am taking the beginner Greek classes, which is exciting for me. Due to the fact that I have learned Hebrew, my love for Scripture and the original text has increased. I consider it a great honor to be able to learn these two languages in order that I may accurately exposite the Scriptures in the future.
Apart from that, my classes include: Acts, Thessalonian Epistles, Senior Theology, and Oral Communication (which I put off until my senior year, much to my chagrin) It is somewhat difficult to believe that nearly four years ago I started my Freshman year and thought that it would take an eternity to complete. Yet, here I stand at the threshold of graduation and the reality that soon I will be genuinely on my own is starting to sink in and I wish this cart would slow down.
Another exciting update is that the LORD has provided me with a pastoral internship at my church: Lenexa Baptist Church. I had been praying for an opportunity for an internship since last fall, but the timing never seemed appropriate. However, the LORD has since then opened the door for a tremendous opportunity. Words can hardly explain exactly how grateful and humbled I am with this opportunity to work alongside one of the most genuine and God-fearing group of pastors I have come across. During the summer I committed to the LORD that even if the internship was unpaid, I would still seize the opportunity. The LORD did not forget because this internship is indeed unpaid. But this is where God’s faithfulness is again demonstrated.
Through my college career, it was vital to me to remain debt free in order that upon graduation, I could fully commit to ministry without a debt hanging around my neck. To date, the LORD has ensured that this was possible through a vast field of jobs I have worked the last three years. He has again provided to ensure that through my Senior year I would remain debt free. This now allows me to focus entirely on the internship without having to juggle a job at the same time. Praise be to the God of Heaven who provides for His children!
This pretty well sums up what I have and will be doing for the next year. I will do my best to maintain content here in order that what I am learning will also be a benefit to you.
Thank you for your support and prayers. Keep the Faith.