Volume 13, No. 5
One by one, the 100+ BLC pupils filed into the room, straightened in
their chairs, and smiled for the camera. It was Yearbook-Picture-Taking-Day at
The previous yearbook
was designed, laid out and printed entirely by the school president (me!). This year however, the
teachers are doing the work.
Summer School (April/May) has only half day classes, so the
teachers are organizing the pictures of children and events in the
THE PRAISE ALBUM is the
annual title of our yearbook, and the themes so far are,
1999-EXALTING GOD'S FAITHFULNESS
(In a card sent from a ladies' Sunday school class in Canandaigua, New York to their sponsored child on her birthday): Hello! We are so happy to know you & help you attend the Barner's preschool. Have a very happy birthday and a year full of God's blessings! In the love of Jesus, Milly
One of the most cheerful teachers we have at BLC is also the director of music at our Laverna church plant. Her name fits her well: Joy. During her summer break she joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) on a local crusade called DALUYONG ("the wave"). Her outreach was to share the message of Jesus Christ with the homeless street children of Davao.
At the end of each busy day of witnessing was a time of worship in the gym. I brought many from our church to these dramas, songfests, and presentations. During the altar call one evening, Joy looked up into the stands and exclaimed excitedly, "Look, there's my Pastor!"
Ezer attends a Bible College to be trained to become
a pastor. He recently accepted our invitation to come and be our
church's ministerial intern.
Weekly, Ezer gives me a report of his ministry at Laverna Church.
In charge of the cell groups, he has organized all the people in the
church geographically, and has one Bible Study a week with each of the 5
A sponsored pupil's mom scrubs the BLC floor
Running a Christian school requires attending
many meetings. During the past month, our family has traveled by boat,
plane, and land to attend them. Yet the joy inside is felt as you
worship together with other believers who also feel called to reaching the lost through the means of
While 2 weeks in Zamboanga, Elvie listened to
renowned speakers from three different countries in their analysis of
ideas in reaching the lost.
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