The Week of Prayer is a special set apart time during the
first week of each New Year. All classes are cancelled and
the week is spent in the Chapel seeking and waiting upon the
Lord. Many of the visitors who came to be here during this
special week testified that they had a personal meeting with
A brokenness of spirit was evident as the Lord brought many
to a deeper level of commitment. A spirit of intercession
for the Nations moved upon us in an unusual way. Especially
toward the end of the week, the Lord manifestly met us, and
all were brought closer to the Lord.
Some individuals, and several groups of students are making
missionary trips during March and April. This includes a trip
to Kenya and Uganda. Also, a group under the direction of
Dr Forde is going to Jamaica and Cuba. These are going with
great anticipation. Also, a men's meeting held in a local
restaurant recently was well attended. Many students travel
to Churches in an ongoing out-station ministry and the reports
of their ministry has been encouraging.
The MEMORIAL DAY Convention will be May 26-29. This convention
is always a special blessing. If you plan to attend this,
or the July 4th Convention, please be sure to call or write
soon to make your room reservations.
Recently, two different Church leaders came to Pinecrest
with a group from their Church for a Retreat. This was a very
special time for each one who came. We encourage other Churches
to bring a group to Pinecrest for a special retreat.
As we begin the fourth quarter of this school year, there
is a special sense of the presence of the Lord in the Chapel
and classes. Much has been accomplished within lives during
this school year. This transformation is very evident in the
spiritual atmosphere on the campus. We are thankful also for
each of the several new students who came each quarter this
year. It is a blessing to see these quickly fit in and feel
"at home" in a short time.
We trust you will visit, or come to stay for a term or more
as a student in the days ahead. Call or write the Registrar,
Maureen Garret. She will be a great help in answering questions
and in praying with you for direction.
Pinecrest, in each part of its life and ministry is intended
to be a blessing and help to you in whatever way may be possible.
If you know others who would appreciate receiving the Banner,
please send their names and addresses.
May our Lord bless you and truly meet with you during this
Spring and Summer.