April 12th, 2010 by Jamie Knowles
I was really inspired a week or so ago. The President for W.A.R. (Women At Risk International) spoke to the student body, and I was amazed by what I heard. I decided to get involved.
Women At Risk is collecting banquet dresses to send overseas to give to the women over there. Therefore, I am going to collect as many banquet dresses as I can by August 20, 2010.
My goal is 50 banquet dresses and I have 3 already.
I am so excited about this. This is the first time since I have come to BBC where I felt like I needed to do something to help a ministry. I want to get involved in this ministry, and I hope you do to. This ministry is trying to save women who are being trafficked all over the world for money and sex. This Christian program is looking for people to help fight the crime of trafficking by getting involved.
If you wish to help, look on facebook for the group I will be starting to get the word out about the ministry. The group is called Dresses For War. I have no clue what picture I will have, but just look for my name. There you will find ways that you can help me reach my goal and more information on W.A.R. itself.
February 9th, 2010 by Dan Nichols
This past Winter Break I went to Passion 2010 – a conference in Atlanta, GA for 22,000+ college students. The theme of this conference was Isaiah 26:8 which says, “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and your renown are the desire of our hearts.”
Pastor Andy Stanley was one of the speakers, and his message was simply this: Are you more concerned with what you do or who you are?
Honestly, most of my life has been totally consumed with what I do. I have been known by my schedule, my accomplishments and my future goals. I have not focused on being the man God wants me to be to the extent that it has defined me. I have focused more on doing what God wants me to do – which is only wrong when it’s out of place on the priority list.
I have taken many opportunities to grow here in my time at Baptist Bible College. This school has innumerable opportunities for personal growth. However, I regret that I did not take as many opportunities as I could have.
If you are a disciple of Christ, focus on being the person God wants you to be. Then He will show you what you are to do. Baptist Bible College is a great place to work on personal growth. The only wisdom I would give is to take advantage of it while you are here – FULL advantage.