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A 2006 graduate of ABC, Elsbeth is a missionary wife and mom of five, living and doing ministry in South Korea.
"There was a time, shortly after graduation, when I asked myself, 'What is the value of a Bible College education?' I needed a job and well, I felt like it wasn't giving me a 'edge.' But now, I can't even express how thankful I am for the experience."
"As I write this, I look down from my 18th floor apartment at the busy streets of my city. As far as the eye can see, tall buildings house thousands of people. I can hear my kids playing and laughing behind me. This is my mission field. I am well equipped by God to do His work in this place, at this time in history. I'm so grateful for the training at ABC that put the right tools in my hands and showed me the right path to follow."
"What is the value of a Bible college education? Priceless, because you are investing in eternity and reaching eternal souls. What is the 'edge'? In a world of empty hope and dangerous lies, God's word cuts to the heart. Don't enter the battle without this sword and the skills to use it!"
New academic offerings this fall include a Foreign Language concentration in the Missions major. Learn skills for ministry among Spanish speakers!
Find out more here: abc.edu/undergraduate/academics/majors/missions/foreign-language/
Like to hike? Southern West Virginia boasts all kinds of trails, short to long, easy to strenuous. Many are within an easy drive of campus.
Students and locals: comment with your favorite nearby trail!
Des Plaines Hall has a fresh coat of interior paint thanks to these volunteers from Danville, Virginia. They spent last week tackling that project and more. Thank you, Faith Memorial Baptist Church.
"And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel." (2 Samuel 24:25)
The context of this verse describes the occasion when King David had sinned by displaying an attitude of self-sufficiency. The evidence was his determination to number the people and thus validate his assumption that Israel was strong because of their populace.
While God regularly used people to accomplish His work, He never intended for people to become self-sufficient.
David did come to his spiritual senses and humbly acknowledged his sin (2 Samuel 24:17). He submitted to the Lord's demands to address his sin. He offered the appropriate sacrifices.
Thus we see the precious long-suffering of God: "So the Lord was entreated for the land."
At this time when our nation is experiencing such turmoil and anguish, I invite us to turn to God, obey His demands and pray that He will be entreated for our land.
Would you join me in this prayer?
(From Dr. Anderson's note to his President's Prayer Partners. Sign up for weekly emails at abc.edu/pray)
Next up in the graduate program: Dr. John King teaches Theological and Exegetical Perspectives on Spiritual Gifts. Course work begins this month; class module August 3-7.
NEW: take this course online!
50% discount on your first class in the program.
Churches, camps, and other ministries gave generously toward the Matching Scholarship last year! Just like the scholarship's name suggests, ABC matches up to $2,500/year, providing a combined total up to $5,000 of aid per student.
Maybe God would have your ministry get involved in training the next generation of Christian leaders. Find out more: abc.edu/matching
Even board meetings went virtual this spring. Pray for ABC's board of directors as they provide leadership and accountability for our ministry.
In order to communicate the gospel and facilitate discipleship, language must be used effectively. Through this summer's live online course, English Composition I, Mrs. Rowe is helping students improve their writing skills.
Read about Erin Rowe and her husband Tim here: