Dear Hope Family,
Greetings in the name of our crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ!
This is a quick update to let you know I passed Greek with flying colors. Praise God!! Now for the “real work”. Fall classes began September 6. I have a full schedule with Gospels I, New Testament Greek Readings, Church History I, Liturgics I, and Dogmatics I.
In addition to my classes, I have Field Education. Fieldwork, as students call it, involves being assigned to a local church to participate in the life of the church. I will be helping with services and possibly a Sunday school or confirmation class; basically, learning the ropes of the pastor’s job. This past Sunday, October 2, I was installed as a Fieldworker at Faith Lutheran Church, Churubusco, IN. It certainly was a strange feeling to wear a “collar”. The photo of Jeanette and I (below) was taken after the service for the newsletter.
This class load keeps me very busy and feeling overwhelmed many days. I know that the only way I am progressing through this journey is prayers from those lifting me up to the Lord. I am excited that you have joined me on this journey and will be praying for me; God knows I need your prayers! Thank you again for your support and prayers.
The Peace of Jesus be upon you,