The Middle East – an area of continued conflict between those who love God and those who seek to destroy them. One country in particular where there is conflict is Lebanon – and yet there is a hunger for the gospel. Paul Tanner, who works with BEE World, travels to Lebanon to meet with Pastors from other countries who are under great persecution. The stories would break your heart. Paul and his team were able to encourage those brothers, pray for them, and provide them with some basic resources. From that gathering, a new BEE group has sprouted. An Arab brother in Christ who fled one of the persecuted countries has begun meeting with others who have a hunger to study God’s word. It seems the greater the conflict, the more people are seeking after the truth and are driven to look for answers. Paul recently travelled back to Lebanon to help facilitate the new group, and to participate in a graduation ceremony in Jordan for other students who have completed their course work. Please pray for Paul, these pastors that have remained in the persecuted areas, the new BEE groups in Lebanon, and the ongoing groups in the Middle East. BEE (Biblical Education by Extension) is dedicated to making seminary level education available throughout the world in many languages and location. Paul and Linda attend the South Campus of Bethel, and Linda works for Marketplace Ministries. If you would like additional information, you may contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
TANNER PRAYER REQUESTS
1. Pray for our startup group in Lebanon – pray that the students will be enthusiastic and faithful in doing their studies (our first course will be Galatians).
2. Give praise that we have graduated students in our Jordan group who have completed the Basic Level training; pray that several will be motivated to start a 2nd generation group in the near future.
3. Pray that each of our three BEE groups in Egypt will be faithful and make good progress this year in their studies. Pray especially for our newest BEE group, specifically for Pastor F as he facilitates the next courses.
4. Pray for Linda in her work as a Chaplain with Marketplace Ministries. Pray she can build good relationships.
5. Pray for Paul in his continued work on the Daniel Commentary for the Evangelical Exegetical Comm. series – Perseverance and wisdom needed!