Family and Ministry Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I want to begin with a word of thanks for your continued prayers and sacrificial gifts on our behalf. We are humbled at every reminder (and there are many) of your intercession and generosity towards our family and the work God has given to us.

Here are a few highlights of the past couple of months.

-A family vacation that included a few days at Virginia Beach and a couple more in the DC area.

-Brandi and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary.

-A retreat in Harrisburg, PA with many of our Live Global teammates.

-The start of a new school year for our four children at Grace Academy.

-Judah and Asher are both playing football for GBA’s middle school team.

-Tori’s fifth birthday.

The retreat was especially helpful as it gave Brandi and me some clarity about our roles on the team and how to proceed in them.

Coming up, the Lord is providing two teaching opportunities for me. The first is a two-week (8 total teaching hours) seminar for a network of church leaders among a largely unreached people group in Asia. About 60 pastors, deacons, and other members are expected to participate (online). They will take the material and then translate it and use it to disciple their people. My topic is “Holiness in the Midst of Troubled Times.” My part is one of six seminars in which these leaders will participate.

There is a need for some financial assistance for those who will attend. One of my teammates has written to say, “For the three-month leadership training, we have budgeted approximately $8,000. We will have three centers spread throughout the Odissa area. In each Center, 20 students will be attending for a total of 60. In each group, Pastors, Deacons, Women’s Ministry, and Youth ministry leaders will participate. Each student will have to stay at their respective Centers. Along with the costs of staying at the Centers, each Center will be equipped with a new laptop, a new projector, snacks, food, and bedding. Travel funds for the students to attend as some must come by overnight buses.”

Funds should be sent to the ABWE Soura account #0822141.

The second opportunity I will have is with a partnering Bible college in south Asia. I will teach an 8-week course on Hermeneutics (online) for students training for pastoral ministry and missions. Please pray that both of these opportunities bear much fruit.

We continue to have some support shortages and we are praying for additional monthly partners. If you are able to commit to a regular gift, please reach out, or put me in contact with others who might be interested.

For the glory of Christ and the growth of his church,

-David Prairie (and family)

Author: David Prairie

Husband. Father. International Theological Education for Live Global and ABWE. Doctoral Graduate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Twitter user: @DavidPrairie

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