One of the Bible school theme verses is II Timothy 2:2:
And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
Over the last years we have been blessed to see this passage of scripture lived out in many of our former students. Young people have come to the school through their local church or a youth outreach. Many have left difficult situations in hopes of a new life walking with God. As they are at school and later in field training, they grow in wisdom and knowledge and maturity. By the time they are ready to leave the school and venture into “normal” life, they are much more mature men and women. Some of the students choose to continue their education at a secular school, others are sent to either pioneer a new church or assist those that are already pastoring.
Jack Benson, Darryl Earnshaw, and Lorrie and I just returned from the annual Pastor’s Conference in Virac. This year we had some sessions that were designed for just pastors and wives as well as some that were open to the entire conference. Jack was the main speaker and he and Darryl did a great job. Lorrie spoke many times to the women as well as jointly with me. We were blessed and we believe the attendees were blessed as well!
Lorrie and Amy taught at the school and Amy taught at the church before the team’s arrival. She will continue teaching two classes per day at the school for the next several months.
Last year Kevin and Yvonne Temple with Jon Dufendach hosted a fund raiser to supply water filters (designed and made by Jon) for some of the villages in the Philippines. This past spring they came to Virac and Jon trained the pastors on the operation and maintenance of the filters. I was encouraged on this trip to hear that all of the filters are in use. Some of the pastors are using them for an evangelical tool and some are using them for a means to help with their personal support.
Ephesians 4:16 states “…every joint supplies… unto the edifying of itself in love.”
Thank you for doing your part to build up the body of Christ!
Nels, Lorrie, and Amy