Editorial -- By: Richard L. Mayhue
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“For who is our hope or joy or crown of exaltation? Is it not even you … ? For you are our glory and joy” (1 Thess 2:19–20). Paul’s words to the Thessalonian church over 1, 900 years ago are equally fresh today in expressing the faculty’s delight over our graduates, especially those who minister outside the United States (1 of every 6 TMS alumni).
From the e-mail I receive, here is a small sample of what the Lord is doing through TMS men.
From Jonathan Henderson ([email protected]) in Kiev, Ukraine (12/12/96):
We’ve seen God’s grace toward us in many ways this trip. Tracy, Josiah and I are all feeling much better than the day before we left for Ukraine. All of our baggage came through without difficulty, and we look forward to worshiping with Ukrainian believers tomorrow morning.
From Tom Shuck ([email protected]) in Pune, India (1/31/97):
First, I wanted to give thanks to our God for the training I received at TMS. Every class I took, from Pastoral Research and Records to NT Introduction has been very helpful to me on the mission field. There have been many challenges and opportunities that I have been able to meet, by God’s merciful grace, because of the resources, tools, and skills acquired at TMS. Thank you!!!
Secondly, Chris Williams (the Indian Pastor that Grace Community Church supports) and I are starting a training center for men who are called by God to pastor Christ’s Church. It will be called the Pastoral Training Institute and will be a 3-year program. Basically, I am modeling it after TMS. India is in desperate need of solid, biblical training. Most of the church is nominal. Expository preaching is almost nonexistent. There is little shepherding, therefore our desire to equip men of God to be pastors for Christ’s sake in India is strong.
From Frank Tetrault ([email protected]) in Tirana, Albania (3/4/97):
As I write, the entire country of Albania is in a “state of emergency.” This means that there are many conditions that everyone needs to follow. Such as:
1) Any arms of any kind or explosives need to have been surren
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dered by 2:00 p.m. yesterday, after which the police can shoot anyone carrying arms.
2) All schools are closed until further notice.
3) All sporting events, cultural meetings, etc., are disallowed until further notice.
4) No more than 4 people are allowed to group together in public.
5) The police have the right to stop an...
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