Balance

Hello friends and family!  I have just been able to fix my blog-post-writing app, which means it’s going to be a lot easier for me to keep you all updated. Hosanna!  The family reunion had some unexpected logistical turns, but … Continue reading

Gotta love good grades!

Praise: I just recieved my final grade for “A Biblical Theology of Suffering.” I recieved an A-. Please join me in thanksgiving for such a wonderful opportunity to learn and for the grace I recieved in regards to timing! I … Continue reading

Please Pray for Renewal for the Family Reunion

This weekend (through Monday) I will be at a small family reunion in Long Beach, Washington. Please pray for a time of rest and renewal for everyone present, as well as for the opportunity to draw closer to one another … Continue reading

Praises!

Hello friends! Thank you so much for your prayers for me these past few days and weeks. As I worked to complete my seminary course by the deadline, I sometimes wondered how I could ever get it all done in … Continue reading

Please pray for speed, effeciency, insight

So far I have been fairly hopeful about my ability to finish my coursework in time for the extension on the 31st, but right now it’s looking like it will take a maricle to get it all done. I have … Continue reading

Wow! What a week! …And what’s ahead.

Thank you everyone for your prayers. That was a really rough week, but God carried me through it. I am also very grateful for an extension that I recieved for one course, good until the end of the month. God … Continue reading

There is but one week left

Prayer: please pray that I would be able to get everything done.Praise: my ankle is pretty much healed! Thank you.

CanIL Training Ride a success!

  Hello! This morning the CanIL scholarship fund-raising 37K and 100K bicycle rides were a huge success, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars of scholarship funds for students going into Bible translation, and spreading word of the need for … Continue reading

Small injury, course work studies

  Hello friends and family! I hope you are well. Every day I thank God with gratitude for the blessing of studying here and for getting to be a part of His mission. You all are a part of that. … Continue reading

Studies and Training Ride preparations continue

Hello family and friends, Here are some updates. Praise! It appears that fall semester will be entirely funded with scholarships and the monthly supporters that have pledged to continue beyond this semester. This is a huge relief to me and allows … Continue reading

Pre-Ride a success! 

Thank you everyone for your prayers! The pre-ride 50K went really well.  All in all, I biked 59 Kilometers yesterday!  God bless,  Alex    … Continue reading

Biking for Bible Translation Training Scholarships

CanIL has a big biking event every summer to raise funds for Bible translation. This year, I have decided to participate. I love to bike and I want to take advantage of this opportunity to “pay it forward,” since I … Continue reading

Progress

Last week I was a bit too far behind, losing a few points on weekly assignments due to lateness. Over the weekend I was able to get at least to the point of turning in these on time. However, I … Continue reading

Continued academic pressures 

Academically, I’m a tad bit behind and a tad bit overwhelmed- I think I’ll take a week-long long leave of most all things social to get caught up. Please pray for a fruitful week.  On a more positive note, my … Continue reading

Academic pressures

Hello! I put my assignment calendar together today, and am starting to feel a bit burdened by the academic workload. I feel like to get on track I would have to hole-up hunker-down and not see the light of day … Continue reading

Good beginnings

Praise: The semester is starting out well! I’m reconnecting with current subject students, and getting to know the new ones.  One of my course projects requires me to work with someone involved in a Bible translation project, to see about … Continue reading

New arrivals

Please pray for the students arriving this weekend for classes! Most of the students come from all over North America, and some even come from far corners of the Earth! Visa mercies with customs officials! For a positive start to … Continue reading

Please pray for scholarship results

In about a week, I expect to hear from ACTS Seminaries in regards to my scholarship application. Please pray that those in charge would be able to see my passion for God’s Word in the language of every man, woman, … Continue reading

Two-way partnership!

Hello friends and family,  I must admit, I am not accustomed to blogging so much about myself, and asking for so many prayers!  I am glad to provide current prayer requests for my prayer partners. At the same time, I … Continue reading

I survived the hike! And other news.

On Saturday I hiked up Mount St Benedict, near Mission, B.C.  I went with three others, and at a fairly fast rate.  In spite of all my bike-riding, I was not as well-conditioned for that caliber of a hike as … Continue reading

The winds gather speed

Hi everyone,  Praise God I was able to finish my book, finally, last night! And today was the last of five class sessions. I have to do ten involved assignments, a significant reading report, and the term essay to finish … Continue reading

Class going well; still reading

Praise: class is going well! Prayer Request: I’m struggling to make time (“tame” time I kept typing by mistake!) for my studies outside of class this week. I even still have about 35 more pages of reading, never mind the essay … Continue reading

Good progress made today. Looking ahead.

Thank you everyone for your prayers- I was able to get a good chunk of reading done, in addition to some reflection on the first book. Tomorrow will be much of the same, with a bike ride to school to … Continue reading

Praises!

Two good things happened today! 1. I was surprised by the generous gift of a relatively-new friend, resulting in my full-time funding status! 2. I finished reading one of my required readings, “The Problem of Pain,” by C.S. Lewis.  Tomorrow … Continue reading

Studying continues

Please pray that I would be able to get through my assigned readings quickly! I have 340 pages to read by next Monday- It should be quite doable, but life has a habit of sending many interruptions large and small, … Continue reading

A full day

Praises!  The computer run at church, though not perfectly executed, went really well. I received complements from the lead pastor.  I had one close call on the bike, but was kept from harm. Ran errands around town from noon to … Continue reading

First computer run at church

My first time running the computer at my church up here in Canada is today, with setup around 8 AM, The service starting at 10, and ending a bit after 11. I am using new software on a new platform … Continue reading

Praise: 80% funded!

Praise: Overall, I am 80% to being fully funded. This breaks down to 95% of my class tuition and 70% of my living expenses. That is a strong contrast from when I started at about 33% two weeks ago. Praise … Continue reading

Daily prayer requests coming

Hello friends and family, If you are reading this because of an email notification sent on Tuesday May 19th, this message is specifically for you! I encourage you to read this to prevent possible inbox-overflow! ☺ Starting soon, I will … Continue reading