goEast Sponsors Mike Raiter
goEast was pleased to sponsor Mike Raiter’s visit to Vietnam and Nepal recently. Mike Raiter is the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching in Melbourne.
Here’s the latest update from Mike…
I’m writing this letter in the beautiful mountain town of Dalat in Vietnam. I’ve been teaching about 45 local pastors at a Langham Preaching Conference. Each morning we teach them principles of Biblical preaching, and in the afternoons they work on preparing sermons. Their enthusiasm and commitment to doing the best job they can is so encouraging. Before Vietnam, I spent two weeks in busy, bustling, fun Kathmandu, teaching 15 pastors and church workers at the Himalayan Graduate School of Theology. Sarah also had an opportunity to speak to women at the Himalayan Evangelical Church (which is attached to the Seminary).
And we thank God that CBP will end this year in a solid position financially. Of course, every year we need to rely on the Lord for our needs, but we are thankful for his grace and your generosity.
Normally, January is a quieter period as most people take the opportunity for summer holidays. We’ll also take a break for most of the month. Having just returned from a month away, the prospect of staying home and enjoying some of the delights of Melbourne is appealing.
On the family front, Joel has moved into a new apartment in central Philadelphia. Nate and Merrin will return from Pakistan. Nate begins a new teaching position at Williamstown High and Merrin will commence a Masters in Nursing at Melbourne Uni. Pip will take a needed break from her studies and spend Christmas with her brother, Joel. And after Christmas Lauren and Sarah are off to Eden for Beach Mission, where Lauren is a director.
Here’s what the next couple of months look like:
- Wed, 1st-Fri, 3rd – Langham Preaching, Ho Chi Minh
- Sat, 4th – Singapore Expository Preaching Centre – workshop
- Tues, 6th – Melbourne Mentoring
- Wed, 7th – Melbourne Mentoring
- Sat, 10th – Preaching Workshop, Entrust Women’s Conference
- Wed, 14th – Sydney Mentoring
- Thurs, 15th – Sydney Mentoring
- Fri, 16th – Sydney Mentoring
- Sat, 24th – Preach at St James Old Cathedral
- Sun, 25th – Preach at St James Old Cathedral
- Tues 27th-Sat, 31st – Hillview Convention
- Thurs, 26th– Sun, 29th – Engage Conference
- Tues, 31st – Fly to the Philippines