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Pray for Our Neighbor Mexico

Hill Country Institute joins with First Presbyterian Church San Antonio and other churches to encourage believers to pray for the nation of Mexico.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, has been set aside as a Day of Prayer for Mexico, a day of focused, coordinated prayer for this nation so dear to the heart of God.

A Prayer Service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church San Antonio from Noon to 1pm. If you would like to host a service at your own church, please contact us at 830-719-5812, and we will post the information on this page.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join in the prayers for Mexico that day.  Gather other believers from your church or community and pray together or pray as an individual wherever you are.  Contact us for suggestions on how to set up a focused day of prayer for Mexico at your church.

OCTOBER 13, 2015

12:00pm       First Presbyterian Church   210-226-0215

  • Pray for Christian leaders in Mexico.
  • Pray for Mexico to flourish.
  • Pray for God-honoring relationships between Mexico and the U.S.
  • Pray for the Churches of Mexico.
Hill Country Institute Live: Exploring Christ & Culture recently hosted the leaders of AMO Mexico, Chris & Francelia Chavez McReynolds. You can hear their thoughts on the current situation in Mexico, why education, and in particular Christ-centered education, can restore the nation, the ministry of AMO, and much more in this two-part podcast

Day of Prayer for Teachers

It's hard to believe it's almost time for the new school year to begin. Seems like this summer has flown by. There is a certain group of people in our society who are getting ready to go back onto the front lines, giving and sacrificing to shape the future of our nation. Do you know someone who is a teacher? Do you think about how important it is to pray for them, not just at the beginning of the school year, but all year long. They are truly on the front lines, and they go out every single day to love, nurture and influence young lives. We're excited to announce a special series Hill Country Institute Live is doing this month in which we will share interviews with teachers who have seen the power of God's love change the course of young lives. The interviews will be broadcast on our radio show each Saturday in August (stations and schedule listed below), available for streaming in our resource library, and downloadable as podcasts on iTunes and any podcast app.

Also, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, we are encouraging churches, individuals, families, and anyone who's interested to consider August 23 as a Day of Prayer for Teachers. We want to encourage focused prayer for teachers throughout the year, but this particular date is the Sunday before most schools begin their Fall semesters, so it's a perfect time to dedicate prayer for the teachers in our lives.

We have several resources for you to use including: sample prayers, scriptures related to teaching/education, quotes from well-known leaders/authors, and even a sample prayer service to follow. These are all available on our website HERE. Please feel free to download anything that is there and be sure to listen to the 4 stories of teachers who've experienced God's love and power in their teaching experience. You will be encouraged.

If you know of other resources that would be helpful, please click on Contact Us and send us a message.

Hill Country Institute Live Podcast New Episodes

Be sure to subscribe to our podcast, Hill Country Institute Live: Exploring Christ & Culture on iTunes. New episodes are added all the time with content related to issues of the day. Recently added episodes include Andy Crouch on human flourishing/injustice/idolatry, Os Guinness on religious freedom and current cultural trends, Greg Grooms on current attitudes about "truth", and the Cumberbatch family on race relations in Austin. Coming next week is an episode with Professor George Yancey from The University of North Texas on a Christian model for racial reconciliation. iTunes and

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