Importance of Prayer & Planning
Prayer is one of the keys to our growth. Each year after our semester ended, John would have the volunteers and their spouses meet at a restaurant (his favorite was Golden Corral until it closed) for a wrap-up meeting to discuss what had gone well that year and what changes were needed. He always closed with a challenge to pray for a specific number of students and teachers for the next fall. Each fall we were amazed when God answered those prayers so precisely.
Before the fall session began, John would have another meeting, this time to talk about how to get the word out about our ESL. We put up flyers in nearby businesses and on the bulletin board at the SWBTS international office, and Linda Jo Galvan would put an ad in the Wedgwood Shopping News.