Thursday, March 24, 2005

VBC Missionary News

The importance of prayer was one of the key principles brought out by Valley Bible Church Missions Conference keynote speaker Kameel Kilada. The church body had a chance to put that into practice on the closing night of the conference, when the attending missionaries shared prayer requests. I've been (for the most part) posting one per day over the past couple of weeks. Now we're in the home stretch.

Steve & Brenda Van Horn / International Training and Equipping Ministries

Dr. Steve Van Horn is the founder and president of ITEM. ITEM was established as an international ministry in 2003, although Steve initiated it in 1998 in Nairobi while teaching theology there. ITEM exists to provide training for pastors and church leaders in the world who do not have easy access to formal theological education.

Please pray as the Van Horns begin full-time ministry in March. Pray for needed funding. Pray for their enthusiasm and passion to remain strong. Pray as they seek to establish validation for the mission through reputable, respected men on their Board of Directors. Pray for Mark and MaryAnn Hoover, raising support. Pray for more teachers and trainers.