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From the Parent Council

One of the best days on the George Fox campus happens each year during the Parents Day of Prayer. I remember when my wife and I attended during our daughter's freshman year. We knew that one of the key things we could do for her was pray. When we are willing to be available to God, he meets with us. We rejoice in how God met with us and the other parents.

One of the highlights was the walk around campus to pray for her and the other students in their daily lives. It has helped us understand the power of interceding on behalf of the faculty and students. We are looking forward to another great day of meeting with God and parents to impact the George Fox community.

Paul gives us an example of intercessory prayer from the book of Ephesians: "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better" (Eph 1:17).

Parents of George Fox University students are invited to gather on the Newberg campus or at regional sites on Saturday, March 15, 2008, to pray for their students and the university. Parents who live in the Portland metro area can attend a worship and prayer time on the Newberg campus from 9 a.m. to noon in Kershner Lecture Hall (Hoover 105). Parents who don't live locally may be able to lead or participate in a prayer gathering in the home of a George Fox parent. For more information and to register online, go to http://www.georgefox.edu/parents/events/dayofprayer.html.


Blessings,

Chuck Florio
Spiritual Emphasis committee chair

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