As we pray today, let’s think about getting prepared. Go to a medical doctor and you know that doctor studied very hard to become a physician. Call someone to fix your furnace, and you hope that repair person was trained and knows what to do. How about someone who is going to minister for Christ? Well, most of us know that a school for pastors and missionaries is a seminary. We Baptists support six outstanding seminaries. They have a total of more than 18,000 students.
Steve and Amy Morgan wanted to prepare for a lifetime of ministry so they went to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. That’s one of our six schools. He got a master’s degree and she got a PhD. in counseling. Steve and Amy were appointed Southern Baptist missionaries and were sent to Italy. They got there just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, killing thousands. Steve and Amy are safe, but they have been on hold for months.
Today let’s thank God for New Orleans as it trains hundreds of future ministers and missionaries every year. Let’s pray for Steve and Amy — and ask God that they can put their training to good use for Christ!