REALIZING ONES DREAMS
September 1, 2004
During the Summer Olympics, that have ended
just this past weekend, we witnessed hundreds of athletes from around the world
who arrived in Athens with a dream in their hearts.
It was exciting to see so many talented men and women – going for the
“gold” and struggling to realize their dreams.
Christians we have an added dimension to our dreams: God’s will for us as
individuals and members of His body. He
gives us dreams that excite and challenge us, just as the dreams the Olympic
competitors had; but the dreams God puts in our hearts also have the potential
to transform lives and change the course of human history because of the power
of the Gospel.
In the Old Testament, Joseph’s brothers
accused Joseph of being a dreamer. The
book of Genesis records for us that Joseph was a patient man of action.
We do not want to remain merely dreamers if God is sending a message
through the dream and He expects us to take action.
There is no contradiction between “putting feet to our prayers” and
acting in confidence and faith on goals and dreams that God places in our
Personally, dreams intrigue me.
During my lifetime, I’ve had some great dreams.
I enjoy dreaming, or thinking about future possibilities.
The challenge is to develop a strategic plan that takes into account
current realities, and a vision of what God can and wants to do in our lives and
As we desire to do God’s will, we all have
needs for which we have to trust God. As we make our plans, we pray for the
long-range goals and dreams God has given us.
Our vision at FLET University is the
realization of such a dream as expressed in our Mission Statement: “To provide academic theological and biblical education for
the Spanish-speaking world by means of distance learning.”
As we go about providing this training, we are helping to fulfill the
Great Commission by preparing servant leaders for effective Kingdom service.
fulfilling this purpose, FLET aligns itself with the purpose of Christ for His
Church to disciple the nations. Our
role in achieving the task of discipling the nations is to equip as many servant
leaders (professionals and lay people) as possible to live godly lives and serve
The primary means for achieving the purposes
of FLET are:
education and training through distance learning or extension education
Equipping leaders for ministry in the present
Graduating (training) students who will be
able to go out and do what God has asked them to do.
Trusting God to provide necessary funding
through people like you so that we can continue to follow our dream.
During these early days of September, scores
of new students will be beginning their studies with FLET – following through
on their dream of ministry preparation.
Hundreds of FLET students continue their studies this fall, with the goal
of receiving their diplomas or degrees during this next year.
But the most important goal is to be used by God in His service.
For many, they dream of winning people to Christ, and discipling
them to impact the communities where they live.
Still others dream of serving God as a missionary in another
country and culture.
God is giving us unique opportunities to
provide training to hundreds of Spanish-speaking Christians.
You have the opportunity and privilege of investing in students who will
have a Great Commission impact. One
of our many financial needs is the transferring of selected courses to an online
format. Please consider using the
return response envelope to indicate your intention to participate with us.
You may make checks payable to FLET.
And, please don’t forget to pray for us and the hundreds of FLET
students, who are acting on their dream.
May God encourage your heart today and give
you wisdom, peace, patience, and joy!