Fall 2010 is here (even though it still feels like summer!). Students will be on campus for orientation and move in days the rest of this week. Undergrad Bible College students have orientation beginning on 8/26; Seminary on 8/27; and non-seminary Master's Programs already had theirs. Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘prayer’
Categories: General, Pray For MU, Seminary, Students
Categories: Alumni, General, Pray For MU, Programs, Students
As you frequent readers know, we post ways that you can pray for Multnomah on this blog. We're so thankful for all of you!
- Taste and See
Advancement's trip with donors to Tillamook on August 28th. We ask for safe travels and a time of honoring God. Also, pray that our donors would continue to see the fruits of their donations in the work that God is doing through students and alumni.
- Alumni PDX Chapter Service Event
Pray for a good turnout from alumni and that Jesus' name would be honored through this community service project.
- Adult Degree Completion's First Graduating Class
Pray that their commitment to finish their degree would pay off in the form of increased ministry opportunities and success wherever God takes them.
Prayer for You?
Remember, you can request that Multnomah staff and faculty can pray for you - just do it online or call. We pray for you every week!
Categories: Alumni, Dr. Lockwood, Faculty, General, Pray For MU, Students
Let me start by saying "thank you!" to all of you who faithfully pray for the ministry of Multnomah.
- Dr. Dan and Eric Rice as they travel to the Alaska Student Aid Banquet, Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 7:00pm at ChangePoint Church in Anchorage Alaska
- Multnomah staff, faculty and students who are travelling around the world in support of missionaries or on vacation.
- Alumni missionaries
- Staff who have been laid off or downgraded in hours - that they would find a new place to work before their MU end-date of June 30th, 2009 arrives.
- For ProCom and the Web Team as they embark on the Website redesign this summer and fall - while maintaining all the rest of MU's communications tools and current site.
- For our Advancement Department who is out in the field seeking donors to support scholarships and student aid.
- For new students who are still on the fence about coming to Multnomah - that they would make a confident decision for Multnomah if that is God's will for them.
- For the safety and energy of our Campus Services department as they embark on the many facilities projects this summer.
Thank you all for your prayers. May they be answered in the form of many future generations of ministers who love Jesus, know their Bibles, and advance God's kingdom.
Categories: Alumni, General, Missions, Pray For MU, Students
It seems that missions work has been taking many of my coworkers away this summer! Here's another one lead by our Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Peel:
- May 17-31 serving with Re: Hope in Glasgow, Scotland alongside alumni Brian (BA '98, MDIV '01) and Kellie (BS '99) Ingraham and Michael (BS 99) and Jaelyn (BS 01) Libolt
- June 1-8 serving with Tim (BS ‘99) and Rachel (BS '00) Uthmann in Rome, Italy. Ministry is with International Tteams
- June 9-30 serving with Don and Danielle Pierce in Jinja, Uganda.
The following is a letter dated, May 17th, 2009. The PDF's that follow are subsequent updates for you to download, read, be encouraged, and pray over. We will post new ones as we get them.
Good morning faithful prayer partners,
Warmest of greetings to you in the name of our precious Lord and Savior. I trust this greeting finds you well and enjoying His richest blessings on this beautiful Sunday morning. As we prepare to take off and cross the ocean today, I just wanted to drop a quick note to say hello and to thank you again for your prayers and your support for our team as we embark on this significant time of ministry in Scotland.
Our plan is to depart PDX at 12:20 PM today and fly straight through to Amsterdam and then onto Edinburgh (arriving at 10:20 AM tomorrow morning) where we will join Multnomah Alumni Brian and Kellie Ingraham, Mike and Jaelyn Libolt, and Brian and Shawna Luse to serve along side them in the ministry of Re: Hope for these next two weeks.
Please pray for a safe flight, that our luggage would arrive in Edinburgh when we do and for God to work in and through our team in powerful ways!
Excited to get there and to be a part of what God is doing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thanks so much for your prayers!
With deepest appreciation,
Michelle (on behalf of the team)
On January 13, 2009, in Convocation Chapel, Dr. Dan spoke from Jesus' last prayer in John 17:20-26. In those verses, Jesus prays specifically for us, and, of all the things our Lord could pray for, our unity is his central emphasis. He prays that we will be one-that we will enjoy visible community with one another on earth in the present and glorious reunion with Jesus in heaven in eternity.
To illustrate this unity, Dr. Dan distributed to each student, faculty, and staff person, a piece of a jigsaw puzzle.
He made 2 suggestions:
- First, keep the piece (or pieces) in a place where you will see it every day as a reminder to pray this semester for unity.
- Second, prayerfully consider steps you might take this semester to build unity and community-whether it be personal, institutional, ecclesial, national, or global.
Then, when you do something to promote unity, you are invited to participate in the Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge. Simply take your puzzle piece to the Prayer Chapel. There you will find a large picture frame with the outer edge of the puzzle already assembled. On the frame and in the puzzle box are many other loose puzzle pieces. See if you can fit your piece into another piece of the puzzle. If you can't, just leave it on the frame, or try to connect some of the scores of other loose pieces that are there. You might even drop by from time to time to see if you can help complete the puzzle picture by connecting more of the pieces.
By the end of the semester, let's see how much of the picture we can see in the puzzle that we assemble together. Let's see how much unity we can build on campus.
I'll make this brief:
- Constitution Day was on September 17th.
- All institutions enrolling students who receive federal funding for financial aid must "observe" this day in "some way" by "emphasizing the constitution" on the actual day.
- There is no mandate for "how" we are to "emphasize" the constitution.
- Multnomah University disperses financial aid from the federal government to our students, so our way to "emphasize" is to pray for our country that was founded on the principals laid out in the constitution.
Here's a brief quote from Dr. Dan Lockwood, President:
We’ve done different things: a panel discussion, a lecture by Dr. Scalberg, etc. . The last two years we have simply asked students who can to gather around the flagpole and pray for our nation...
...I wonder what Reed College does?
Well Dr. Dan, here is what they did last year:
This year, Reed is partnering with Seton Hall University and participating in a simulcast presentation entitled: Interrogation as a Means of Intelligence Gathering.
It's definitely a different approach.