Ambrose University





Pray for Ambrose

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

First Year Students: Winter Term Update

From Lisa Moran, First Year Experience Coordinator

Every January we are glad to welcome new students who have enrolled in their first semester at Ambrose.

  • Please pray that these new students will make connections easily with other students, as they often feel that they’ve missed out by starting later than everyone else.
  • Pray also that they will adapt quickly to their surroundings, be able to navigate in their new environment and begin to understand Ambrose culture and our expectations of students.

Additional prayer requests

  • for students who are on Academic Intervention this semester because of their poor grades. Please pray for their confidence, as this status often rattles students, and that their frustration will motivate them to hone their skills and seek out the resources they need to be successful.
  • for our many international students – both those who started in September, as well as those who started in January. Pray for their adjustment to a new country, culture and educational system. For many, the stress of being far from home can negatively impact their studies.

 

Athletics Update

From Colin Kubinec, Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation

We’re at mid-season with our volleyball and basketball teams and our futsal teams are gearing up to host the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Championships here at Ambrose on March 2-5, 2017.

We’re thankful for this past semester of growth for our athletes on and off the floor: we are learning what it means to persevere and focus on the process of growth in these early days in the ACAC. This process, involving hard work, team unity and character development, is best expressed in our athletics mission statement: “Pursuing Excellence, Building Family, Becoming Disciples.”

Please pray:

  • that we would be an Athletic Department that honours the Lord in all that we do.
  • for the deep character growth in our athletes and coaches that can flow out of the daily grind of practices, games, workouts and personal relationships on the teams
  • for our ACAC application to play outdoor soccer
  • for the athlete recruitment process, that God would continue to draw the right student-athletes to Ambrose
  • for one of our mentor coaches, Brad Kilb, who lost his 28-year-old son to a heart attack in September

 

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.