As I write this brief letter for the Vision Update, I have returned from my trip to Egypt and then Israel, coordinated by Dr. Gail Stathis and Dr. Brian van Deventer. The reason for my excursion was for strategic meetings and teaching on Leadership for our Graduate program in Cairo. I also had the wonderful opportunity of meeting with the President of Bethlehem Bible College in Israel, the President of the University of the Holy Land, and hanging out for a day with Dr. Kim Sam Seong and family at the Dead Sea and their ministry headquarters in Jerusalem. Dr. Kim is our Central World Zone leader, who lives in Jerusalem. Alot is happening in that part of the world (even President Trump was there). There are multiple interpretations for our call to Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, American, Arabic, Jewish and others, and I won’t get into that quagmire here, but suffice it to say that it is a most interesting region of the world, and God is certainly up to some great things, and we get to be a part of it. Thus, I hope you will take some time to watch the video to follow, featuring Dr. Brian and Dr. Gail (and me) as they discuss the region, and also the importance of our preparation for accreditation of our graduate programs..
Also to follow in this update are some wonderful articles from our Director, Dr. Eric Riem in Austria, challenging us on European outreach, and from our dear friend Dr Harold Eberle and his partner and wife Linda, as they share a bit about their ministry and also their incredible book, Victorious Eschatology.
Again, I want to thank you for your faithful assistance in helping us fulfill the Vision of Vision. God is good. Your gifts, prayers and encouragement to me and the staff help sustain us…and bring Glory to the Lord. Blessings, and enjoy the update.