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David Muthukumar Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to David Muthukumar (LeaderStudies), who successfully defended his dissertation in mid-July. David teaches at Union Biblical Seminary in India, where his research upholds Christ’s uniqueness. Please pray for him as he continues to serve the Church.

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Prayer Community

Grace Al-Zoughbi Arteen from Palestine

In Palestine, things are getting more complicated politically, unfortunately. With the news of the proposed Israeli annexation of the West Bank, the future is all the more uncertain. It is in these times that we need to firmly place our faith in the Lord, and to continually pray for justice and peace in our region.

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Elias Ghazal from Lebanon

In Lebanon, the governance system is based on power sharing between Christians and Muslims. In theory such a system underwrites coexistence, but in practice it is a recipe for division and inter-communal conflict. As community gatekeepers, clergy have been framed as part of the problem, but I am investigating how they can be part of the solution. I hope my research can contribute to peacebuilding in Lebanon and to creating an environment that encourages Gospel growth.

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Thomas Traore Defends Dissertation

We congratulate Thomas Traore (LeaderStudies), who successfully defended his dissertation in June. In Burkina Faso, he directs the Maranatha Institute, which disciples and trains new pastors. He gives thanks for ScholarLeaders: “By supporting higher-level theological training, SL is contributing to the theological development of the Church around the world and, in particular, in Africa, one

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Gelu Paul Faina in Romania

Like most churches in Romania and beyond, our church has been holding Sunday church services on Zoom and YouTube, but we are slowly attempting to get out of Internet mode. We are trying to move out of a state of emergency into a transitional state of alertness.

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China Bible Seminary Celebrates 90th Anniversary

China Bible Seminary (CBS) in Hong Kong celebrated its 90th anniversary in June with festivities that complied with current pandemic-related restrictions. They offer thanksgiving for God’s grace and request prayer for His ongoing protection and provision. CBS is led by Julie Wu (LeaderStudies), 2012 ScholarLeader of the Year.

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Reeju Tharakan Completes PhD

We congratulate Reeju Tharakan (LeaderStudies) from India. He was able to finish his PhD this spring, although the graduation ceremony has been delayed by the pandemic. Praise God for him and pray for his ongoing ministry.

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Emad Botros Defends Dissertation

We congratulate Emad Botros (LeaderStudies), who successfully defended his dissertation the week of June 22. He teaches at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (VSI) in Lebanon, where his emphasis on Jonah equips the next generation of Christians to reach their neighbors with the Gospel. He asks for prayer for ABTS as it switches to a modified

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Global InSights

“The Only Place of Peace”: The Seminary as Refuge

In English, “sanctuary” means both “place of worship” and “place of refuge” – a double meaning that many Majority World seminaries live out. During COVID-19, several Majority World seminaries housed students trapped by lockdowns. Sudanese students in Lebanon were ten minutes from the airport when it closed; they returned to Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (VSI).

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Denys Kondyuk in Ukraine

Pray for the situation in Ukraine, for war to end, and for all the political processes to bring peace to our country, enable some financial stability, and preserve freedom of faith and ministry for our churches.

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Andrey Kravtsev in Russia

It has become a common thing to say the world is not going to be the same after the pandemic. Let us pray that the Church will come out of the crisis with fresh vision and strength to fulfill its mission in whatever circumstance we may find ourselves tomorrow.

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