The Lord blessed with a great anniversary Sunday for the Independent Baptist Church in Kabwe, Zambia. There were 404 in attendance, and two people trusted Christ as their personal Savior! Pastor Ron Royalty preached the anniversary service. Pastor Rich ('08 alumni) grew up under the ministry of Pastor Ron Royalty and Gospel Baptist Church in Poland, Ohio.
Dr. Thomas Strouse, Dean of Bible Baptist Theological Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, taught a week-long module on the book of Isaiah.
Our students are encouraged to enhance their college instruction through practical ministry service. A few of the students involved in the 2015 summer internship program are pictured below.
Fairhaven’s newest missionary family – Samuel and Hana Kim along with their two boys, Sammy (4) and John (2) – started full-time deputation to China in May. They plan to work under a veteran missionary in Beijing for two years while attending language school and then move to Yanbian, China – a border city of North Korea, which is home to 1.2 million Chinese-Koreans.
This spring, the Kim family took a six-week trip to Korea and China. They had the unique opportunity of ministering and sharing their burden for China in nine Baptist churches in South Korea. The highlight of the trip was seeing Samuel’s 82-year-old grandmother get saved! In Beijing, they saw the practical side of living in China. God used this trip to confirm the calling and the burden for China in the hearts of both Samuel and Hana.
The Kims have partnered with Fundamental Baptist World-Wide Mission (FBWWM) and attended FBWWM’s Annual Institute of Missions in June. Currently they have 20 meetings scheduled; please pray with them as they work to fill their deputation schedule. They believe that God already has the churches hand-picked that will assist them and help both financially and in prayer. They are working diligently to find those churches. Praise God – they already have over 10% of their support raised. Their goal is to be on the field by the end of 2016.
The Kim family’s information and video presentation are on a secured webpage on the Fairhaven Baptist Church website. We have chosen not to openly distribute copies or post videos online for their safety as they are reaching a Communist country. For inquiries regarding meetings, please contact them by phone at 219-628-1088 or by email at KimsToChina@gmail.com – a link to the secured website and a password will be provided for pastors.
Evangelist Eric Ramos has already had a busy summer itinerary. He has had the opportunity to speak in many churches, camps, and revival meetings across the country. He counts it a privilege to see many alumni faithfully serving the Lord. For more information about having Evangelist Ramos at your church, feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-508-4295.
Ura Schrock, men's dorm supervisor, recently took some college men on a trip to Colorado. They had a good time of fellowship as they explored the beautiful state. Some activities included bouldering in Colorado Springs and the Royal Gorge as well as rock climbing in Clear Creek Canyon near Denver.
Since college graduation, various FBC groups and representatives have traveled across the nation and to several foreign countries. FBC has been represented in many states (from Maine to Utah), as well as churches and mission works in Canada, Germany, France, and the Czech Republic.
Professor Clint Schreiber recently taught a "Life of Christ" module for Missionary Clint Rardin's institute in Mexico City. In addition to teaching the module, he preached for a special church service.
The Lord blessed with another wonderful graduation service. This year Philip Bishop, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, was our commencement speaker. What a blessing to see young people going out to serve the Lord.
FBC students did a great job in their adaptation of "Ye are the Branches." The play tells the life story of Missionary Hudson Taylor (1832-1905).