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We in the Ambrose community believe in prayer and value your prayers. Please join us in praying for our campus:
From Tim Moore, Director of Internship and Field Education; Associate Professor of Youth Ministry
Internship provides our students with extended and in-depth practice of ministry for the purpose of integrating classroom input with experiential learning and learning the art of theological reflection on their experiences. All of this takes place in the context of building a working relationship with another person in ministry.
Twenty-eight Ambrose students (15 undergrads and 13 seminary students) are serving in ministries across the country, from Truro, NS and Caledonia, ON through Saskatoon, SK, Calgary, Muir Lake, Marwayne and Red Deer, AB to Princeton, BC. Four of our intercultural studies students are interning cross-culturally: with Samaritan’s Purse in Dease Lake, BC; with Envision at North Shore Alliance, North Vancouver; and with Punjabi and Filipino churches here in Calgary. Additionally, two of our seminary students have just completed a summer internship at Calgary’s Mustard Seed.
Some interns are serving in decidedly rural settings, others in urban environments; some are close to home and others far away from familiar surroundings. Pray that they will receive a warm welcome as they adjust to the responsibilities of their new roles and deal with their fears.
I always pray that our students will approach their internship with humility and confidence, and a little swagger. The big issue with interns is often the fear of a new location, of deepening the relationship with their mentors and, of course, being responsible for representing the Lord Jesus in their new vocational roles.
Chaplain’s Office, Spiritual Emphasis Days (Update)
From The Chaplains, Terry Fach & Katherine Gibson
Thank-you for faithfully praying - our God heard those prayers and answered them in power!
SED Day 1 (September 25)
Thank-you for all your prayers for the first day of Spiritual Emphasis Days. Steve Kerr spoke with courage, insight, confidence, and wisdom about God’s love for our Ambrose community. Multiple students spoke highly of Steve’s messages over the course of the day - the Holy Spirit definitely spoke clearly through every message that he gave. Praise God!
The community lunch was also a success. God faithfully orchestrated the right faculty, staff, and students to sit together and used the conversations at the lunch to build deeper community at Ambrose.
SED Day 2 (September 26)
Thank you for your prayers for our workshops and events on Day Two. Students spoke enthusiastically about the encouragement and formative impact of the all-day seminar on encountering the Holy Spirit, and the half-day workshops on prayer, Sabbath, relationships, and spiritual biography. Some students had hands-on experiences that challenged them to think about creation care as a way of loving God, and were inspired by learning about and volunteering at several organizations that minister to Calgary’s poor and homeless.
Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives (Fall Update)
From Lauren Goldbeck, Research & Program Coordinator
The Jaffray Centre is a collaborative training, project development, and research hub that examines the way Canadians engage in global missions.
Thank you for your prayers over the past few months. We had a good summer, and we appreciate your continued prayers as we launch into our fall schedule.
- The 6th annual ReBoot Camp for Third Culture Kids was held at Ambrose in August. It was a great success and a meaningful time for both the students and leaders. Please continue to pray for the students as many of them begin their first year of university in Canada.
- The Jaffray Centre is continuing to work on developing resources for a Cultural Fluency initiative which will be launched as a pilot project in November, as well as continuing the process of editing a collected volume of papers which will be published in spring 2020. We appreciate your ongoing prayers as we continue to move forward in these projects.