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Jim and Janice Dahl - Netherlands

In our time at Tyndale it has been fairly rare to see this sight. Being from the Midwest and having lived in Romania which also has snowy winters, I love the quiet sense of peace and calm that comes from new fallen snow. There is something pure and cleansing about it. But when everyone starts walking around, going where they need to go and doing what they need to do, it doesn’t take long for the landscape to become dirty and messy.

Christmas reminds us that Jesus dwelt among us. He understands life through our eyes. He left the perfect calm and peace of heaven and endured the cross for me and for you – He delights in us. We all want to do something great for Him, but in reality, our submission to live for him in the ordinary is by far the greater challenge. He cleanses us and makes us pure, but life is messy. Daily, our struggle with ordinary jobs, people, places and things are where the life of Christ is lived out in us. He encourages us not to grow weary and lose heart. Lately, I have been challenged to worship Him by

submission and gratitude in the everyday mundane things of life. He is glorified through each one of us who loves and serves Him. I pray that this Christmas will be one of worship for all of us.

It has been a great joy for us to share life this fall with this group of people. Twenty-five nations are

represented in our overall student body this year – this includes people who attend on a part-time

basis (most of whom are not in this photo). It is always fun for Jim to look around his class and see

people from all over the world joining together to learn not only from him, but from each other.

This year marks Tyndale’s 30

th

anniversary as a school. Remembering is a big theme throughout

Scripture. It is good to look back and see what God has done through the lives of former faculty,

staff and students. On 4 November, the re-accreditation panel for the Dutch government assessed

our Master of Evangelical Theology (MET) program. Countless hours were spent preparing and

submitting documentation. During this process a good deal of time was spent interacting with

graduates hearing about what they are doing now. It really confirms our calling to see alumni

actively pastoring, leading denominations, reaching out to those in need, planting churches,

mentoring youth, serving as missionaries, discipling their people and educating them in handling the

Word of God. The global impact becomes very clear.

We praise the Lord for a positive outcome for this stage of the accreditation. Both the MET and the

Master of Divinity program will be assessed next year by the European Evangelical Accrediting

Association. Throughout this process we have been reminded of God’s provision and guidance for

Tyndale throughout the years and can look ahead with confidence to His future plans

This fall has been a transitional time for our family. It is a great joy to have Lauren studying here

with us. But the surprising thing is that it has caused us to miss Allie all the more. We have seen

God’s care for us and our girls and are grateful for that. Thank you for praying for us.

We end this letter with our gratitude to you. Your prayers and financial gifts

allow us to continue to serve here. We want you to know what a source of

encouragement and blessing that is to us. We pray for you and appreciate

you. Wishing you joy in loving and serving Jesus.

Jim and Janice Dahl

It has been a great joy for us to share life this fall with this group of people. Twenty-five nations are represented in our overall student body this year – this includes people who attend on a part-time basis (most of whom are not in this photo). It is always fun for Jim to look around his class and see people from all over the world joining together to learn not only from him, but from each other.

This year marks Tyndale’s 30th anniversary as a school. Remembering is a big theme throughout Scripture. It is good to look back and see what God has done through the lives of former faculty, staff, and students. On 4 November, the re-accreditation panel for the Dutch government assessed our Master of Evangelical Theology (MET) program. Countless hours were spent preparing and submitting documentation. During this process a good deal of time was spent interacting with graduates hearing about what they are doing now. It really confirms our calling to see alumni actively pastoring, leading denominations, reaching out to those in need, planting churches, mentoring youth, serving as missionaries, discipling their people and educating them in handling the Word of God. The global impact becomes very clear.

We praise the Lord for a positive outcome for this stage of the accreditation. Both the MET and the Master of Divinity program will be assessed next year by the European Evangelical Accrediting Association. Throughout this process we have been reminded of God’s provision and guidance for Tyndale throughout the years and can look ahead with confidence to His future plans.

This fall has been a transitional time for our family. It is a great joy to have Lauren studying here with us. But the surprising thing is that it has caused us to miss Allie all the more. We have seen God’s care for us and our girls and are grateful for that. Thank you for praying for us. We end this letter with our gratitude to you. Your prayers and financial gifts allow us to continue to serve here. We want you to know what a source of encouragement and blessing that is to us. We pray for you and appreciate you. Wishing you joy in loving and serving Jesus.

Jim and Janice Dahl


Missions to Europe

Tom and Barb Ward - England

Mary Gean Pegors March 25, 1929 – April 15 2016

We thank you all for praying for my mom and dad in these last days since we sent out our last update. Mom went to be with Jesus early this morning. She will be missed by us but we rejoice that her struggle is over and she is free. Dad, Paul, was by her side and two of her four children were near. Micah was also there as he had decided to stay the night with his grandpa.

Mom and dad married almost 65 years ago. They spent 37 years in Pakistan where mom was not only a great wife and mother but a wonderful friend, a school nurse at Murree Christian School and Karachi American School, a house parent at MCS, the administrator of Shikarpur Christian Hospital, field treasurer and a host of other jobs all of which she did with enthusiasm and great skill. After retirement mom and dad served together at Bibles for Mission Thrift Center for almost 20 years. They also did a 6 month term helping us here in London. She was involved in many ways in their local church, Oak Grove Church, Golden Valley, MN.

She loved and served the Lord Jesus throughout her life demonstrating to and sharing with others His grace. She was famous for her welcoming spirit and generous hospitality. We will miss her but know she is now with Jesus.

The memorial service will be on Saturday, April 23rd at Oak Grove Church. We will be there along with all four of our kids. Please pray that we will be an encouragement and support to dad.

We appreciate each of you so much and are so blessed to know that you are praying for us.

Barbara and Tom


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