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The Bridge: April 5, 2024

A Note from Brian  

It is hard to believe that our students are down to the last full month in the classroom for this school year. Then, it will be on to a tremendous summer of ministry! Having your child as a student this year has been an honor. Our student bodies (Florida and New York) are full of young men and women who will change the world in the name of Jesus Christ. I am reminded of these verses when I think about how God will use this class of students. “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21  


Latest News 

New York 

Since our last Bridge Blog, we finished Snowcamp and went on Spring Break, so there isn’t a whole lot to cover in March. See below for all our camp numbers!  

Campus Preview Days—We welcomed about 85 guests to Campus Preview Days on March 21. We try to have a campus activity on the Friday of Campus Preview Days. This time, it was dodgeball and game night! Our next Campus Preview Days will be May 2–4. We have limited availability, so you’ll want to sign up at the link below to join us! 

Over Spring Break, our Overflow band ministered to churches in FL, GA, and AL. We also had a team of students from FL and NY go on a missions trip to Panama. They ministered in churches and schools, and over 800 people heard the gospel throughout the week!  

March 21-23, we had about 60 visitors for our Campus Preview Days! We had activities on Thursday night, and then on Friday night, some of them went to the Chasco Fiesta, where the Overflow Band was playing on Friday night.    

Upcoming Events  

New York 

  • Missions Conference: We will be having our yearly Mission Conference April 12–14. The conference will include five sessions, mixers, and breakout sessions for the students to hear about different missionary agencies. The theme for the conference is “On The Victory Side,” and 2 Corinthians 2:14 is the theme verse. 
  • Missions Reality: Between April 16 and April 29, our Sophomore students will go out to Argentina, Belize, the Philippines, Quebec, Romania, Uganda, and Wayumi (a cross-cultural missionary training experience in the United States). Please be praying for safe travels, for many to hear and respond to the gospel, and that the Lord will produce life change in your students from their experience.  
  • Open Air Evangelism: From April 24-28, our Freshman students will go on an Open Air Evangelism trip. This is where we encourage our students to share the gospel on the streets of New York City.  
  • Before we know it, Summer break will be here. Break begins after the 8 AM exam on May 17. Please plan their transportation a few hours after 9 AM on the 17.   


  • 48 FL students will be flying to New York from April 13 to 17 to visit the campus and consider attending Second Year in NY.    
  • Students will have their Spring Celebration Banquet on Thursday, April 11. The Student Council is planning to have it outdoors (weather permitting).  
  • Our next Campus Preview Days is April 25–27 with our annual Luau!    
  • Summer Break begins after the 8 AM exam on May 3.    


Total Camp Numbers:  

  • Throughout January and March, we had four Winter Camps: seven weekends in NY, six in Florida, two in Ohio, and two in California. Below are the numbers from all of the camps.  
  • Total Attendance: 4625   
  • Total Salvation Decisions: 328   
  • Total Dedications: 3094