Pray that the Lord would continue to call young men and women to full-time Christian service in France, which needs nearly 1,000 workers. Pray that God would lead these young adults to enroll in our program and trust Him to meet their needs as they study.

Summer pastoral seminar
Because of remodeling work going on the educational building of the Institute, there will be no continuing education seminar this year. (See Building program below.) Please pray as plans are made for the summer of 2019.

Staff positions
In answer to your prayers, God has sent a biblical linguist with over 20 years experience to help out in our biblical languages and missions courses. A new director and his family, with years of experience in French-speaking Africa in both church planting and pastoral education, is scheduled to arrive in the summer of 2018. He will be taking over the leadership of the daily operations of the Institute as well as teaching several courses.

Building Program
IBPB is in the process of updating and remodeling its facilities to meet new French building codes and provide the students with an improved learning environment. The classrooms have been completely modernized as well as the living quarters for the visiting teachers. A new fire escape has been put in. Remodeling has also begun on the first floor that will get a new office space and handicap-accessible toilet. The Library will receive new flooring and new paint. The last phase of this remodeling will be in the dining and kitchen space, which will be scheduled as the Lord provides the funding. Thank you for your prayers and gifts !