Barner Christian Academy

November Newsletter

Volume 17, No. 11

OUR BLC GIRLS PRESENTED AN EXHUBERANT AND JOYFUL TAMBOURINE DANCE DURING THE 2005 UNITED NATIONS DAY.


WHEN YOU GIVE…YOU RECEIVE!

“The bride caught her own bouquet!”

It was the first time, in all the many weddings I have attended and participated in, that the bride actually caught her own bouquet!

A ceiling fan was twirling high over the bride Lynn’s head. As she stood with her back to the single girls who were anxiously waiting with sweaty palms, Lynn’s arm stretched into the air and the bouquet went soaring.

Suddenly, as if reaching out with an invisible hand, the ceiling fan grasped hold of the bundle of flowers and spun it around 360 degrees, returning it right back into the gloved hand of the bride, from whence it came!

With a look of shock, and then a giant grin on the bride’s face, the reception hall suddenly burst into a roar of laughter! Lynn’s mother Bebing is our BLC janitor, and her boisterously resonant voice rose gleefully above those of all the rest who were present.

Our BLC administrator Dr. Ayoc gave a short challenge to the newlyweds, after which time Elvie and I were both asked to close with prayer, which we did. We reminded Randy and Lynn that, over the years as they draw closer to Jesus, they will also grow closer to each other.


BLC ENERGY FUND:

EVERY DAY AT BARNER LEARNING CENTER, WE SUPPLY TRANSPORTATION FOR NEARLY 312 STUDENTS. OUR BUSSES WERE BOUGHT WITH FUNDS SACRIFICIALLY & GENEROUSLY GIVEN BY FAITHFUL FRIENDS.

A CHURCH IN PENSYLVANIA, USA SENDS $100 EACH MONTH TO ASSIST WITH THE FUEL FOR THESE VEHICLES. HOWEVER, WE PAY $750 EACH MONTH FOR GAS.

WITH THE RECENT FUEL INCREASE, OUR ENERGY BILL FOR THE BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS HAS TRIPLED TO $800 PER MONTH.
MIGHT YOU BE WILLING TO ASSIST WITH THESE NEEDS ON A MONTHLY BASIS?


YOU KNOW YOU ARE A FILIPINO IF...

You use a rock to scrub yourself in the shower.


BLC’S TRAVELLING SPORTS TEAMS WIN YET ANOTHER ROUND OF COMPETITIONS THIS TIME IN TABLE TENNIS (PING PONG).

SPIRITUAL MULTIPLICATION

“How do you do it on $20 a month?”

“Look what happens when I put a pesos into this envelope…it doubled and became 2 pesos!”

Four years ago Faith Fellowship Church outgrew our alleyway church and moved temporarily into the BLC gym. Our building fund sets aside $50 each month to buy land for a church building. But at this rate, it will be 2020 before we have our own place to worship! Recently a friend in China challenged our congregation that he would match any funds given for the church building project from now until April, up to $1,000! So if the worshippers here give $1,000, it will become $2,000! After placing a box on the front table in the church, one-by-one each adult walked up to the front and placed his/her little brown envelope in, until the box was overflowing with little brown envelopes! We’ll do this each Sunday until April. The total today was $22, given by 77 people! That is an average of 28 cents (1hour’s wage) per person.


BLC KID HOTLINE

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DO YOU HAVE A FALL PROJECT?

THESE ARE NEEDS THAT WE HAVE TO SUPPLY FOR OUR 2005 BLC CONSTRUCTION:
  • 42 F1 Bulb Sets: $4 each
  • 60 Desks: $11 each
  • Jeepney-bus: $7,000
  • 82 Chairs: $6 each
  • Tools for LArts: $169
  • 20 Cafe Tables: $28 each
  • Tables for L.Arts: $650
  • MusicShelves: $204
IN THEIR CHESS COMPETITIONS, THE TRAVELLING BLC SPORTS TEAMS BRING HOME 2 GOLD AND THREE BRONZE MEDALS!

THE BIBLE- OUR TEXTBOOK

“Study to show yorself approved unto God”–2 Tim 2:15

“Ang yang haseo!” (Good morning, in Korean) Greeting 22 yr old James in his own language, I visit him twice a week to tutor him in English. After reading a few chapters in Swiss Family Robinson, it is time to check his grammar. “It’s not, ‘I went THE store,’ but ‘I went TO the store.’” Next, for sentence comprehension we read “Bible Pathways”. “James, in today’s Bible passage, who killed the giant, Goliath? Right, it was David. Now recite your Bible verses.” To internalize the language, James has now memorized half of the 1st chapter of the book of James, and is adding 2 more verses every week.

Maybe not word perfect, and pronunciation needs work, but… close enough. He does not have his own English Bible, so I let him borrow my old black preaching Bible. My parents replaced it with a new one last year for my birthday. After reading a few chapters in Billy Graham’s “Peace with God” book, James closes with prayer. This is an example of using every opportunity (even tutoring English) to glean more from scripture. An American, teaching English to a Korean in the Philippines!


LOVING PARENTS BRING THEIR BABY GIRL TO BE DEDICATED TO GOD AT OUR CABANTIAN CHURCH PLANT’S THANKSGIVING SERVICE.

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