Many of you have already heard that I have been invited to teach the BLP in Europe for the third time. This will take place in late July to early August in a retreat center near Koeln, where I was campus missionary for more than 7 of my nine years in Germany.
This is a missionary assignment, which means that I will be raising my own travel costs. I am writing this newsletter to enlist people who are willing to pray and to help with the expenses. Because I will be bringing my newly adopted daughter, 10-year old LaMerria, we will need a lot of prayer and our costs will be over $3000. Tax-deductible gifts can be sent to:
The Center for Ancient Texts & Languages
302 Aurora Ave
St Paul, MN 55103
If you wish to sign up for our prayer team, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am very much aware of how significant your contribution is to this kingdom work and deeply grateful for your investment.
Closely connected to my teaching of the BLP in Europe is exciting progress at the Center for Ancient Texts and Languages. CATL has always been active in research and academic mentoring, as well as reaching out to churches and groups with the BLP and language programs (mostly Greek and German). But I haven’t done much by way of maintaining visibility or seeking funding. These deficits are beginning to be rectified this summer as we venture into fund raising and the development of publicity materials. We would be happy for any expertise or funding that you feel able to send our way! The email link that brought you to this newsletter also serves to connect you to the CATL website currently being developed by Andrea Chapin (missionary and NCU campus missions / SFC-Europe alum). Keep checking back as the site develops.