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Pray for Ambrose

 

We in the Ambrose community believe in prayer and value your prayers. Please join us in praying for our campus:

Student Development

From

Jonathan Rosebush, Residence Director
Monique Verhoef, Director of Community Life
Elizabeth Jantzen, Student Development Coordinator

Living is residence is a formative time spiritually, as well as a time to grow academically and socially. These simultaneous processes can be draining for students, especially with the stress of mid-terms and co-curricular activities (such as Legacy Youth Conference). Pray for the students in residence to be refueled and empowered. I (Jonathan) think of the following verse when thinking of the students living on campus:

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

Residence Assistants on campus work hard to uphold a positive and loving community; a place where students flourish and are supported when they need help. Pray that our leaders would be empowered to continue in their ministry of fellow students and that they would see the fruit of their labor.

During this time, both resident and commuter students are not only trying to wrap up their classes, but are also looking for summer employment and some are anticipating moving home. Pray that they will be filled with wisdom and courage as they transition back into their communities and into their family homes.  Pray that they be given courage to navigate difficult conversations, changed relationships, and a new pace. Our prayer is that God would provide for each one to find the resources they need to continue in their studies.

Additional requests:

Praise for God who leads and guides us so faithfully and for an incredible team of staff and student leaders.

And please pray for:

  • discernment and wisdom as we move forward in our selection process for our student leaders for 2017/2018.
  • our selection process of our new Residence Director
  • continued unity and love in our student body

Legacy Youth Conference

From Matt Wilks, Spencer Young, Trent McDowell and Dori Taniescuk, Director of the Central Planning Team

Preparations are well underway for Legacy Youth Conference, to be held on our campus from March 17 to 19, 2017. This is the conference’s 71st year! Carefully planned and enthusiastically run by Ambrose students, LYC is directed toward high school students.  Youth groups travel from across the country to join with the Ambrose student body for a weekend full of worship, prayer, Bible teaching and much more! This year's theme is Created.

We’re thankful for our strong planning team of 10 students. Please pray that the students will have continued creativity in their planning and that they would be able to maintain a good balance between focusing on their academic assignments and on their LYC responsibilities. Please also pray that the myriads of details will come together in a timely manner.

We’re thankful that Brooklyn Lindsey is coming as one of our speakers. Brooklyn is a writer and speaker whose expertise in youth ministry comes from 16 years working in the trenches of youth ministry. Known for her down-to-earth style and transparency, her heartbeat is justice advocacy–her hope is to mobilize the church through the passion and influence of teenagers in order to interrupt the cycle of poverty and injustice in the world. Please pray for Brooklyn as she prepares to speak God’s Word to us at LYC.

Please pray that more Ambrose students will be eager to come alongside the planning team, realizing what a great impact this time can have in the lives of our high school delegates.

Please pray for the youth pastors from all across the country who are preparing to bring their students and that the delegates who attend will come with open hearts and minds, ready to engage in whatever God has for them while they’re here.