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Isaiah 60:1

Arise, shine; for your


Gifted With the Journey
light has come, Volume 5, Issue 2 - November 2017
And the glory of the
Lord has risen upon ARISE and Shine
you.
Every year, BFA has a new "theme" that chapel time in particular Joshs Highlight
focuses on. This year, the theme is "Arise!", taken from Isaiah 60:1.
In the passage, the Israelites are later told how "darkness will cover Ive been excited this semester that
the earth," but also how God's glory and blessings will be that much weve been able to start the
Prayer - Praises & Requests
more obvious in contrast, and how the whole world will be drawn to process of replacing our current
Praises it. We need to remain ever faithful, and in boldness "arise" and phone system. For several years,
* Praise that the volleyball season ended "shine" for Him! While the ultimate fulfillment of this promise won't our old system has been difficult to
well. come until Christ's return, there is still much truth in it now as we manage, limited in features, and a
share the light of Jesus' love with those around us. significant part of the the IT
Requests Katie just returned from volleyball tournament. She has been doing budget. We have now been able to
* Pray that we will have wisdom, insight statistics for the Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls teams, and assistant start the process of setting up a
and sensitivity as we lead our freshmen coaching for the Varsity Girls Volleyball team this year. She chose to new phone system that will be
small groups only a fraction of the cost, be a lot
serve in that capacity to have another avenue to build relationships
* Katies maternal grandmothers health easier to manage, and we will gain
is failing. Katie is anticipating needing with the students. It was interesting because several of the Junior
Varsity volleyball girls are in her freshmen small group and two of lots of new features. All in all, it
to return to the states to help, or for a
funeral sometime this winter the Varsity volleyball girls are in her classes. It was a stretch for a will be a huge step forward, and I
* Pray that we would extend His truth music teacher, but she enjoyed it and had several opportunities to not have found myself surprised to
and love, with Jesus-like balance, to our just build relationships, but speak truth into lives. feel EXCITED about phones!
students, our colleagues, our German The fall sports teams at BFA all finished in the top 3 or 4 in
neighbors, that we would risk being tournament/championship rounds. The Varsity Girls Volleyball
bold for His sake, and that we would
Katies Highlight
specifically finished third. We were proud of them! We are proud of
arise and shine for Him. them all and pray that the teams were a positive influence and I dont know how to put it,
* Pray for Josh as he continues His consistent light of Jesus to their fellow teammates and competitors.
masters except this is just a different season
Josh has been surprised by his new, freshmen, small group of young for me. Im not even sure what
men as they have shown great interest in studying the Bible, title to give the season, but it is
Calendar memorizing scripture and praying for each other. They are a special one of having more time, less
group of young men, and not the typical freshmen boys group. responsibility and requiring of
November Please pray that he would have special insight in leading them, and humility.
9-11 MS Play walking along side them as we are all seeking to become more like One of our church leaders
12 Dorm Thanksgiving Jesus. recently encouraged the
15, 16 & 20 HS Musical Auditions Josh also had the opportunity to go with a group to the city of Essen congregation to be at an 80%
25 HS Christmas Banquet to help promote a new church plant. He and the group that he went capacity and leave room for God to
with had several good conversations and encounters with some of the be spontaneous with the other 20%.
December
German people there about spiritual matters. Hopefully some good I am definitely in a season where
1 First Home Basketball Game
seeds were planted, and they will feel compelled to seek out more this is possibleits a season for
& therefore First Pep Band :)
about Jesus. Overall it was a great trip, and was a good kind of filling up, refreshment, looking for
10 Christmas Concert
stretching for Josh. ways to serve others moreand
15 Last Day of classes before
ability to be available/spontaneous.
Christmas Break Address: Hauptstrasse 54, 79400 Kandern, GERMANY Phone: 904-701-3129
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Local Culture Circle of Friends


Featured Pictures Below
Soon there will be several strands of
1 - Volleyball Team lit, plastic (yet they look like paper), Josh has been enjoying an early
stars across the main street of Kandern.
2 - Adult Small Group Each year the Germans decorate, morning mens Bible study group.
simply, traditionally and festively for It has been a great encouragement with
3 - Girls Freshmen Group Christmas. a strong emphasis on prayer, scripture
Herr Fritz, a neighbor down the road, memorization, and openness with
4 - Herbstmesse (in Basel) has already cut and is selling pieces of each other. Two of the others had
pine tree greenery for people to memorized Philippians 1 last year,
5 - Various Friends decorate with. so Josh has joined in with working
The grocery store is selling on Philippians 2 this year.
6 - Essen Missions Trip centerpieces of greenery outside the
door.
Its almost Christmas time!
****Pictures are on the next page down. This is our new prayer calendar. We thought you might like to walk
and pray with us a little more specifically and be blessed by the answers as well. Please print or just use for
your own guidance or pray whatever you feel Spirit-led to pray for us. Enjoy!

Prayers for the Month of November

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Churches BFA School Ministry Marriage/ BFA Staff/ Evangelism Germany


Family Students
1 - on previous 2 - on previous 3 - Our students at 4 - Pray for those
calendar calendar BFA are not all in leadership
walking with the positions, to come
Lord, or saved. to know Christ as
Pray that their their Savior. Pray
hearts would be that they will then
open. Pray that be used to turn
they would accept Germany back to
Him as Savior & the Lord.
Lord of their lives.

5 - Katie is 6 - Pray for our 7 - Katie is still 8 - Our marriage 9 - We have some 10 - For the men 11 - Pray that
coordinating the dorm staff as they praying about how would be healthy, students who are in the Mens Choir, Christianityand
church nursery lead large to be involved in growing, and hurting/confused that Josh is in. the number of
workers. Pray that families that the German focused on the with their That he would Jesus-seekers
she would know they would have community. Join Lord. That our identitytheir have the and followers will
how best to lead the strength, another band or relationship would culture, their opportunity to grow in Germany.
the development energy, love to something else? reflect Him. parents work, share about God
of young hearts/ give from God to She tried one, but their clothes/ with them.
minds to know the kids each day. it did not work out. hair..pray they
God, and organize would find Him.
her team.

12 - Of the four 13 - BFA needs to 14 - We want our 15 - We have the 16 - Pray for the 17 - Pray for two 18 - Pray that
churches in town, reinforce a major home to be a desire for a family. auditions for the young ladies from Germany will
three of them wall in the school place where God That the Lord HS Musical, the town band, come up with
need a pastor. after its recent is worshipped, would grant that if Fiddler on the Chiara and Steffie, workable solutions
Pray that God construction. honored, reflected. it is best, or give Roof, that those that I would have for the many
would bring Please pray that Please pray it us contentment who need this a door to talk with refugees they
pastors to fill the this process will would be sensed . or different experience right them about God have taken in.
positions. go well and by all who enter - children, not our now, and will learn They are a very
smoothly, as for their own. from it, will have it. efficient culture.
obviously school is encouragement.
in session.

19 - The church 20 - Pray for the 21 - We want our 22 - Pray that we 23 - A VERY 24 - Pray for our 25 - Pray however
that most of the teachers, that we work offices to be would have HAPPY house mates,
BFA staff and would have insight a place where balance. Pray that THANKSGIVING Heidi and the you feel led.for
students attend is with each growth happens - we would be DAY TO YOU!!! Wittstock family,
seeking a pastor, studentseeing to be more like keeping our We are thankful and our landlady any of the
Black Forest the intellectual and Christ. We have devotions daily for you, our Prayer Frau Feldheim,
Christian spiritual needs invited Him into and eyes on the Warriors! that we would be categories.
Fellowship. Please wisdom with how our ministries. Lord as there is Thank you so lights for Jesus to
pray for wisdom to address them. Please pray that much to do, but much for them. Pray for Thank You for
for the search He would work. we need Him. partnering with us opportunities. praying for us!!!
committee. in this way!

26 - Several lead 27 - Pray for our 28 - We have 29 - Pray that we 30 - Pray for our
couples in our administration as started an adult would keep That new staff. The first
church will be they make many small group. All May Know year is always the
leaving next year. decisions each Our goal is Him, as the grid hardest. You feel
Pray that there will day, that they becoming more through which we like you are in
be appointed would have like Jesus. Pray run all our some kind of time
people who will direction and that we would be decisions through. tunnel that is
step up to serve sensitivity to Gods faithful to do just turning. Transition
and lead. leading. that. is just hard!
1 - Volleyball Team

2 - Adult Small Group

3 - Girls Freshmen Group

4 - Herbstmesse (in Basel)

5 - Band Students & Various


Friends

6 - Essen Outreach Weekend