Well here we are again! Another year has passed and we are coming up to another graduation of students from Emanate. Twenty two of our students are faced with a decision; a choice that can impact a people group that is distant and far off, especially when it comes to hearing the gospel.
As they graduate and leave this campus they will have to decide on one key thing. With all of this information and exposure to the need of the unreached and unengaged people, what will they do with it? Some might go into vital support roles like that of logistics, supplies, repair, member care, and much more. Others might go into another language and culture in order to share the gospel, translate God’s Word, and plant a thriving church.
“We have come to the understanding of this task and know there is a greater resource within the body of believers. Realizing what we have in Christ and the body of Christ for ministry encourages me to keep continuing on. Trusting the Lord to use us in all our weaknesses for the future. Graduation will not be the end of the training, but truly the beginning. We are going to be equipped all throughout life for this purpose: Getting the Gospel to every tribe, tongue and nation.”
– Tyler, Graduating Student of 2018
These twenty two graduates have been given a immense responsibility in what they have learned. This is not something to be taken lightly! I personally have heard their prayers and seen the consideration, the work, and the time they have put toward this goal of preparation! Preparation for engaging a group of people that has been long detached from Yahweh. What a weight! What a privilege it is to know of these things!
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
– 2 Corinthians 5:20-21
From this understanding the graduating class of Emanate will be able to further engage as ministers of reconciliation. In doing so, they will expand their faith to a wider degree than just the salvation secluded to their own lives. They will bring it to the lives of many who don’t know what has been offered to them.
Would you pray for these 22 students as they face these big decisions? Pray that they would continue to rely on God’s strength and His Word as they endure hardship. Pray that God would continue to use the training that they’ve gained from Emanate to further the gospel for His glory.
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