April Newsletter

Volume 14, No. 4

Photo of Elvie sitting at her desk, smiling.

Mrs. Elvira E. Barner
BLC Directress (Principal)

Moving Mountains

"...You can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you"-MT 17:20

"Elvie, maybe I won't have to take a bath tonight before I sleep, since I am already soaked in sweat!"

   On my way home from giving the final exam to my college students, I joined a revival service with Elvie. By the time we got back from bringing friends home, it was 11 pm.

   At the house we were shocked that the 14 square meter truckload of river gravel we'd ordered for construction had been dumped right in the middle of the road, blocking traffic.

   The three night construction workers helped us grab some shovels and move the mountain. Since the kids were asleep, the babysitter even came out and dug with her hands. By midnight we were all drenched in sweat...but the road was cleared!

   Praise God that He continues to give us energy to carry out this exciting work. The third story of the new building already has its cement slab laid for the floor.

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BLC'S world-renown circulation department in New York, USA: (L to R) Steve, Bud, John, Ginger and Sue.

 

"Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

BLC's theme Bible verse, prominently displayed on the new elementary wing's exterior wall.

DO YOU HAVE A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION PROJECT? HERE ARE A FEW NEEDS THAT WE HAVE AT BLC:
FLAGPOLE: $400
SCHOOL STORE: $500
KITCHEN:$2,500
BLACKBOARD: $35 (PAID!)
2ND GR DESKS: 30 @ $8
SCHOOL CLINIC: $800
GYM FLOOR: $500
MAIN ENTRY ROOF:$250

WANTED:
VOLUNTEER SPOKESMEN FOR BLC

Exhibiting at Missions Conferences is fun. Churches that are serious about missions normally welcome more exhibits. If God's calling you to fill this need, please ask for a promotion packet at

PJLILTIM@DV.WEBLINQ.COM J


I Have a Zebra!

 "Por duh baby!" A big smile was on the face of the poor shaggy Sea Gypsy (ocean Badjao boat person), as he dug into his pocket and retrieved a handsome dark silver-colored shell necklace of a leaping dolphin.

   I was confused, as our baby sitter's name is Bhebie (pronounced "baby"). So I had Bhebie clarify who the jewelry was for. Sure enough, it was for PJ. Badjaos dive and retrieve wild pearls and shells and carve them into jewelry to sell. But this man was giving it as a free gift.

   He is one of the 32 workers on our school's construction site for the elementary wing. Although most Badjaos are Muslim, Rich and his brother are new believers, actively participating in their church plant. They are very hard workers, yet have difficulty communicating, since their language is unique. Each day I greet them with "I have a zebra", which is like their greeting, "Hop Zubah" (Good morning!)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

"Many children are sold into prostitution, pornography, or child labor rings." -K. Moala

A Running Witness

At forty, I have to stay in shape, so I run each morning 2-8 miles.  Being a foreigner, I am stared at by most everyone I pass.  What better opportunity to share the Gospel?  So I wear a blatant Christian T-Shirt every time I run.  Though out of breath, I witness! J

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