J.D. & Alice Atkins
United World Mission | Netherlands (J.D.)
InterVarsity/National Asian Americans Ministry (Alice) -
J.D. is a missional scholar with UWM’s Theological Education Initiative. He’ll be serving as a New Testament professor at Tyndale Theo-logical Seminary. Tyndale is a seminary near Amsterdam that trains pastors, missionaries, church planters, professors, and leaders from all over the globe. Today, over 80 different nations are represented among Tyndale’s alumni.
Alice serves as the Associate National Director of Asian American Ministries for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. She is leading the charge to launch a national movement with InterVarsity to reach Southeast Asian students. She also directs various projects within the National Asian American Ministries department to increase the reach of the gospel to the least reached groups (South Asians, Filipinos, students in secular orgs).
Prayer Requests -
- Pray for JD. Having 10-20 different nationalities in one classroom creates unique learning opportunities and teaching challenges. Pray that he and his students would humbly learn from each other and discern our own cultural biases in the interpretation of Scripture.
- Pray for Southeast Asian Ministries as Alice continues to pass on leadership to Southeast Asian staff. Pray for them as they discern next steps in the ministry. Pray especially as IV seeks to establish a hub of SEA ministry in Houston, TX.
- Pray for our family as we adjust to Europe. Pray that our children would be rooted in the gospel of grace and be a light and a blessing to those around them.