Prayer Request

Hello Prayer Partners this prayer request was sent to me, and I was asked to share in our community. What an honor that the Lord would use us to unite in prayer for the leadership and students at Dallas Theological Seminary

 July 2023 DTS Prayer Partners

July 2023

Dear partners in prayer,

I don’t know where you are but where we are…it is sizzling! Temperatures are climbing in Texas, but we are refreshed by the presence of the Lord! I hope you are doing well.

You are receiving this communication on the very first day of the new fiscal year. That means we have now finished our year-end campaign for fiscal year 2022-2023! Thank you for your prayers asking the Lord to provide. As we left for home yesterday, we were giving the Lord great praise because HE again has met the needs of the Seminary and we are “in the black” for our annual fund!

He has also been so gracious to provide for several capital projects on campus and I am thrilled to report we are sailing into the new year with wind in our sails. I am always amazed by the Lord in how He answers our prayers in new and creative ways year after year. We work doing all we can and then He works in the hearts of our generous donors to do more than we can ever ask or imagine. Oh, how grateful we all are!

Summer School

We still have a great group of students on campus and around the world working to complete the summer semester. Would you pray for them as they finish up the heavy lifting in their classes and write their final papers? The semester ends on August 25.

New Students

As our summer students complete their classes, new students are making their way to all our campuses getting ready to begin the fall semester on August 28. Please pray for their travel, safety, and provision for all their needs in this transition. Enrollment looks strong!

Specific Requests

  • Pierre Cannings (Dean of DTS-Houston) – Pray for the 5-year-old daughter of his church member who is in critical condition in the hospital and another member of his church contracted COVID after heart surgery.
  • Jose Cruz (DTS Espanol) – Pray for him and Dr. Jay Sedwick as they travel to Cuba for teaching the last class in the Spanish DMin Cuban cohort.
  • Scott Horrell (Retired) – Praise to God for the recovery of Josh Greve’s son from his heart and kidneys conditions. Pray for the DMin doctoral courses in Sao Paulo, Brazil, led by him and Dr. Murilo. Pray for multiple contacts there to increase DMin’s influence.
  • Paul Pettit (CS) – Pray for Dr. Stephen Bramer as he had a bad fall in Israel and ended up separated his shoulder.
  • Ramesh Richard (PM) – Pray for the mobilization of the G-Pro Congress in Panama, over 400 registered so far.
  • Daniel Steffen (NT) – Pray for the new student, Diego Moreno, as he was just diagnosed with Leukemia.
  • Kevin Wong (Theology) – Pray for his parents’ salvation.
  • Mark Yarbrough (DTS President) – Pray for David Strand as he has contracted sepsis from a broken rib and is in serious condition.
  • Tim Yoder (Theology) – Pray for his sister, Ann, as she is going in for back surgery in July.
  • Summer Travel – Pray for everyone in the DTS family who is travelling this summer.
  • Samuel Chia (Chinese Studies) – Pray for Visas of 11 students from China.
  • Alex Gonzales (BE) – Pray for he and his wife will be able to travel to China and teach there.
  • Charles Savelle (BE) – Pray for his son-in-low, Matt Miller.
  • Andi Thacker (Counseling) – Pray for her sister Ami who has been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and will begin treatments immediately.
  • Ana Aquino (Student) – Pray for her during the seminary readiness class and upcoming fall classes.
  • Patricia Lewis (Student) – Pray for her healthy condition so that she can continue her seminary journey. Pray for the Lord’s peace covering her and her husband.
  • Hasnain Rasool (Student) – Pray for him and his family as they start study and life at DTS. Pray for wisdom to be gospel-driven and grace-filled parents to his two girls.

It is with deepest gratitude that I say the biggest thank you to our prayer partners. You are an integral part of the DTS family and spur us on into God’s mission.


Kim Till

Sr. Vice President for Advancement

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2

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