Friday, March 30, 2007

Angel Tree Note from David Monie

Angel Tree Tutoring Ministry has continued to grow. The last couple of weeks, for instance, the tutoring ministry has had 21 and 20 kids to tutor, respectively. This ministry is clearly making a difference in the lives of these kids (the most at-risk group of kids in the City). Jennifer Barnett and Jonathan Bradenburg have done a great job in leading this ministry this year. The Bible-based group lesson teachings have been wonderful, bringing Jesus into the lives of these kids. Angel Tree Camping, that Tenth and Prison Fellowship Ministries subsidize, has been wonderful for the participating kids. The new church van has been a great blessing in providing safe transportation.

There is a need, however, for additional tutors since some tutors have had to be absent for good reasons. It is best when tutoring can be done on a one-on-one basis. This adds a mentoring aspect to this program and the relationships that are built are a great help to the kids, not to mention the tremendous blessing to the tutor.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Managing Your Money

Information about this seminar is posted on the Tenth website.

Graduate Parking Arrangement Update

Please check parking page on Tenth's website for current information.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Prayer for the Truthful Forum

Sharon Baine just sent this in -- please pray!

Please pray for the Veritas Forum being held on Tuesday, March 27 at Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Carl Trueman from Westminster Seminary will give a lecture entitled "The Banality of Evil: From Eichmann to the i-Pod Generation." If you or someone you know is interested in attending this free lecture, it will be held in Dalton Hall, room 300 at 7pm (for maps and directions click here.

Study Leave Report

My first week of study leave has been productive. I have been working on a series of messages similar in fashion to the Speaking the Truth in Love series. I had chosen the title last year - What Matters. They are the lessons that have impacted my life the most. The one surprise to me as I began to sort them out through some kind of outline is that they correspond to the five solas of the Reformation. The result is I have explored my spiritual pilgrimage through the five solas. Pray for continued productivity.

We are staying in Columbia, SC with my brother. This past Sunday we attended First Presbyterian and listened to the sermon by their minister, Sinclair Ferguson. He sounds a lot like our intern John, though not quite as polished as John. If you want to hear him preach go to the church's website at

Ginger and I walk every morning along streets lined with azaleas and dogwoods in bloom. We trust good weather will be waiting us when we return to Philadelphia this weekend. Tell Hugh Taylor and Tom Elliott that we rode to my hometown of Kingstree just to eat BBQ.