Reflecting: January 2-8, 2010: Anticipating: January 9-15, 2010:
Beeson International Center: “Incoming Beeson Pastors”
Usually the Beeson Center is bustling in January. This year, the 3rd year international cohort arrives in February. So get ready to welcome back our brothers and sisters as they leave their ministries and families for a 6 week intensive stretch toward their Asbury DMins.
Campus Life: “Students Serve in Haiti”
MDiv Students Colby Cuevas and his Wife Brittany and Jonathan Hansen devoted their holidays to ministry. They served a in a local church and her community on the ouskirts of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Colby reflected on the ministry:
Overall, the trip was a huge blessing to me as my heart was once again “strangely warmed.” Ironically, seminary has a way of making
bones dry and hearts weary from the amount of books to be read and papers to be written. However, I have looked into the eyes of God
through the people of Haiti and have seen the flames of love burning in His heart. Although poverty, disease, and corrupt politics ravage
Haiti, God is at work and cannot be stopped. I am also confident that God is doing a mighty work in me and will continue to work through me after seminary thanks to your encouragement and prayers. God willing, I hope to return this summer with Brittany by my side to further participate in God’s work of advancing His Kingdom in Haiti. Please keepthe people of Haiti and Brittany and I in your prayers. Again, I cannot thank you enough and look forward to seeing you soon. “To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen” (Phil. 4:20).
Administration: “Asbury Hires New Dean.”
Asbury has named their new dean “Dr. Anne Gatobu” who will preside over the School of Practical Theology. Of Asbury’s four schools (Theology and Formation, Practical Theology, World Missions and Evangelism, and Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation), the SPT trains future pastors, leaders, and counselors, for the challenges of global and local ministry.
Dr. Gatobu brings her years of training and experience into this new leadership role. She and her Husband Harun, along with their three boys, also run FOWCUS-Kenya a ministry to orphaned children and women.
Global Community Development: “MLK Events”
In 1983, President Ronald Regan signed a bill enacting the Federal Holiday to remember and honor Dr. King. In 1994, communities began honoring the day off as a “Day On”. In that spirit, the Asbury community will gather with the Lexington celebration on January 17th, 2011 and return for an afternoon of service.
- The caravan for the march leaves at 8.30 am on Monday, January 17th, 2011. The festivities last until noon.
- We will gather back up at the student center lobby at 2.30 pm for an afternoon of service.
Campus Life: “Church Planting Seminar”.
Wed. January 12th at 12:00pm (Cordelia A & B) Come and HAVE LUNCH ON US as we hear Rev. Matt Johnson, pastor of The Community United Methodist Church in Boone County, KY, and Rev. Kevin Burney, District Superintendent of the Covington District, tell us the exciting things happening with this innovative idea for church planting.