A Note From Brian
Your students have passed the halfway point of Snowcamp as we are getting ready to enter weekend 5 of 7. I continue to be amazed by the way they minister to campers on the weekends while keeping up with their studies through the week. This reminds me of 2 Corinthians 5 and the importance of work that is eternal. Continue to pray for your students as they minister over the final 3 weekends. To God be the glory.
Just a reminder, Spring Break is coming up! Please be advised that Spring Break begins after the 8:00AM exam on Monday, March 6th. Students are free to leave after the exam on March 6. If flying, flights should be booked for Monday afternoon (Not before!) to allow time to get to the airport. Any student not present for the exam on March 6th will receive a zero. Please plan with your student accordingly!
Easter weekend will come shortly after Spring Break. While your student is home for Spring Break you can plan what to do for Easter Weekend. Please note that although students don’t have classes on Friday, April 7th, we do not count this weekend as a break. They will need to fill out a special permission request if they plan to be off campus.
We are about 2 months away from 3 very big events that your students get to partake in! The first one is the Missions Conference to get us started. The dates of Missions Conference are April 14-16. This provides many opportunities for our students to hear about different ministries and how they could potentially get involved with them in the future! Missions Conference is also the time where we have a send off meeting for our two trips, Missions Reality and OAE (Open Air Evangelism). More details about both of those trips are below.
Every 2nd year student will be going on one of seven different missions trips around the world between April 20 and April 30. Teams will be going to Austria, Honduras, Paraguay, Portugal, Quebec, Taiwan, and Pennsylvania for the Wayumi program run by Ethnos360. Students have studied the Biblical foundation for support raising and have been raising support since October for their trip. Between now and April, students will begin to work on the ministry they will be doing in those countries. For many of them, this will be their first time traveling out of the country. Thank you for praying for them, for the staff who are leading the trips, and the ones they will meet around the world.
Open Air Evangelism
We will be leaving on charter buses from WOLBI on Wednesday, April 26 and driving into the heart of New York City. Our students will be staying at the iconic New Yorker hotel right across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. We will spend all day on Thursday and Friday on the streets of New York, sharing the gospel with the people we encounter. Saturday is a day we give the students to experience the city as a tourist and we expect them to see the sights and develop a heart for this massive, multi-cultural metropolis. On Sunday, our students will experience one of several local New York City churches and will return to our campus by Sunday evening. Please pray for our students, that God would provide their support, prepare their hearts and prepare the hearts of the people they will encounter.