Fort Wayne Bible College - Light Tower Yearbook (Fort Wayne, IN)
- Class of 1930
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THE LIGHT TGWER
Published by the
BIBLE TRAINING SCHOOL
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ITH happy remembrances of bygone school
tlzlysfwith a vision of inspiring every
member of our family, scattered far and near-of
thrilling the hearts of every friend and prospective
studentfwe have sought to put into concrete form
the spirit of the NB. T. S." It is our fervent hope
that this publication will be the means of renewing
the bond of love and fellowship which we enjoy in
Christ .lcsuswthat it might carry untold blessings
to many heartsfto these ends we prayerfully
submit this second edition of-THE LIGHT
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ITH the founding of the Bible Training
School, twentyffive years agofour beloved
President--Rev. J. E. Ramseyerfgave his life of
faithful devotion to the promotion of the welfare
of the school-to the spiritual progress of every
student. To his fatherly discipliningfkeen judgf
ment-life of unswerving perseverance in faith
and prayer-the establishment and maintenance of
this institution are greatly indebted-so to him We
respectfully dedicate this twentyffifth anniversary
number of-THE LIGHT TOWER.
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TABLE CF CQNTENTS
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Beautiful Lindenwood Cemetery of Fort Wayfne-where Sammy Morris, the
converted Kru boy, lies buried. A historic spot to Christians from far and near.
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God alone can save the world, hut God cannot save the world alone. He is
dependent upon human instrumentality to carry the glad tidings of salvation into all
the world. The commission, "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to
every creature," is still in effect, and He is calling out young people who will go for
To participate in this most high and noble calling young people must
necessarily have preparation. For this God has made provision. Educational centers
have heen provided where training for his service can he acquired. Thus, under the
wise providence of God, the Fort Vxfayne Bilale Training School came into existence
twentyfiive years ago.
The school is evidence of the truth that God always prospers His work.
Since January iirst, nineteen hundred and live, when the first students enrolled,
hundreds of young people have carried out from its halls the light of salvation into
the darkest parts of the world. The influence of the B, T. S. has reached the
uttermost parts of the earth.
Not only has God hlessed the school, hut with the commemoration of the
twentyffifth anniversary He is blessing it more abundantly. This is a year unequaled
in its history. Growing demands for training and increasing opportunities for service
have prompted our Heavenly Father, who supplies all needs according to His riches
in glory by Christ jesus, to give the school a silver anniversary present. This
present was a new dormitory, hetter known as Bethany Hall.
Bethany Hall, as already intimated, was 11Ot a superfluous gift. It was just
that equipment of which the B. T. S. stood in need. The past two years God has
manifested His seal of approval upon the school by calling to its halls a number of
students that exceeded by far the dormitory accommodations. The first year, under
The LICLHT TUKYIER
His providence, a large apartment house was rented and used for the boys' dormitory.
Bethany Hall was kept on the reserve shelf awaiting the twentyfiifth anniversary.
Wheil this memorable school year opened, the apartment house was no longer
availableg consequently, the boys were placed in private homes. Qur class rooms also
were limited in number. For a few months school was conducted under severe
handicaps. Butwhy should we complain when better days were awaiting us? just
out on the campus the workmen were now busy constructing our beautiful new
anniversary present. Such rapid progress was made in building it that by February
twentieth it was ready for usem How happy we were when the appointed days
arrived and we were privileged to meet and dedicate Bethany Hall to God's service!
How significant the name! Bethany was the home where Jesus loved to be.
Our sincere prayer for Bethany Hall is that it will always be kept a place where
Jesus loves to dwell.
just what the twentyfiive years of service of the B. T. S. have meant to the
world awaits a revelation. God has answered prayer in behalf of the school and kept
it among the fewicomparatively speaking-that proclaim the unadulterated Word
of God. lt stands tofday a monument of God's power to keep through severest trials.
Although the past history of the school tells a remarkable story, its mission
is not complete. The world at large is groping in darkness. Multitudes of sin'
stricken souls have never heard the soothing name of jesus. The field is ripe and
ready for harvest, and God is calling for laborers.
May the B. T. S. continue to stand, a beacon light by which many will be
guided into the bulwark of safety, so that if Jesus tarries twentyfnve years longer, our
Father will be pleased to crown the years of service with a golden anniversary
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P. L. Eicher, Chairman .........,.................... Fort Wayne, Indiana
G. R. Schroeder, Secretary ........ ......... C leveland, Ohio
C. bl. Gerig ..
J. K. Cferig .......
J. A. Ringenherg ..
H. E. Tropf ........
A. B. Yoder ....
I.. H. Ziemer
J. E. Ramseyer
B. F. Leightner
P. L. Eicher ...........
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR DEAN
In this brief space allotted to me, let me remind you that you are in preparaf
tion for a ministry which is extraordinary. Yours is not a mere earthly vocation, you
have been called into the exalted service of the King of heaven. Jesus said: "Ye
have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and
bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain," and, "as the Father hath sent
Me, even so send I you," Students, you have received a personal call from Christ to
engage in His glorious service. As He was sent forth to the world to do the work
which His Father gave Him to do, so are you to go forth to carry out His great
commission. What a ministry!
Your task it will be to help carry to earth's remotest bounds the grandest
tidings ever known-a message direct from the bleeding heart of God to a world of
needy men, a message so dynamic that it can give pardon to the guilty, peace to the
conscience smitten, purity to the polluted and defiled, overcoming power to the
tempted, comfort to the sorrowing, healing to the sick, life to the dying. The
communication you are to transmit is absolutely unique. There is none other like it,
so vital, so necessary, and so adequate. Without it men are certain to persih, and
so vital so necessary, and so adequate. Withoilt it men are certain to perish, and
it forever in the presence and fellowship with God.
Inasmuch as the ministry to which you are called is so noble and its issues so
weighty, let me urge upon you to qualify properly for the position. Make the most
of your days of trainingg apply yourselves diligently to your studiesg cultivate the
gifts God has bestowed upon you, and by prayer and faith lay hold on every means
of grace He has provided that you may be able to fill your office well. Then at His
coming you will receive a full reward.
Yours, in His service,
Rev. B. F, Leightner
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C, A. Gerber Jacob Hygema S. A. VVitme1'
B. G. Smith Mrs. B. G, Smith Lillian Zeller Raymond Weaver
SERVANTS GF CHRIST
As a pond of clear sparkling water reflects the graceful trees dershadowing it,
so a school reflects the spirit of the men and women at its head.
For a quarter of a century the Wortl of God has gone out from the Bible
Training School and has been carried by young men and women to near and distant
waiting fields of the world. Vsfherever its representatives have gone the influence
of this school has been felt, that warm glow radiating from its firm foundation, the
established principles of the lifegiving teachings of Christ.
But for the lives of strong Christian men and women, rooted and grounded
in the Wtwrtl of Life, an institution such as this could not have been. To them then
belongs thc gratitude and affection of those for whom they have given their best.
President at its beginning, Rev. bl. E. Ramseyer still remains head of the
school. No one who has been a member of the B. T. S. family forgets the wise
fatherly council which comes from his lips. Fragments such as these linger in minds
of students: l'We can honor God in no other way more than to trust. Him," and
"The path of obedience lies along the river of God's blessings."
Mr. Leightner, the Dean, understands the ambitions and plans of those in his
care. Though a busy man, he is yet one to whom the students do not fear to come
for help and advice. On his desk have been two mottoes: one a prayer, "Lord help
me to accomplish the greatest possible good in the shortest possible time," and the
other the answer to that prayer, HI am the almighty God, walk before Me."
Rev. jacob Hygema is loved by his students. As he stands before them they
are reminded of that glory which unconsciously shone in Moses' face.
A lover of young people is the Rev. B. G. Smith. He sees the good in others
and is swift to sense the humorous. "lt is the busy man who finds time to accom'
plish things." Mrs. B. G. Smith also has the good of her pupils at heart and is
willing to sacrifice many home comforts that she may serve them.
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Mrs. Bertha Lugiibihl P. L. Eicher, Bus, Mgr. Mrs. J. E, Ramseyer
Miss Naomi Roth Miss Judith Bixlei' Miss Sophia Pauley
Miss Zeller is a confidante and friend of her students, a true prayer helper.
"He expects results and therefore sees them." Mr. S. A. Witnier inspires his
students to work and profitably use their time.
A lover of song and a teacher in the art of singing is Prof. C. A. Gerber.
Nineteen years of explaining the fundamentals of music have not exhausted his
patience with these young men and women who come and go as the years pass by.
Mr. Raymond Weavei', the B. T. S. piano instructor, uses his consecrated
talents in service for his Master. His music is a part of himself and he freely gives
himself in his work.
Herself a beautiful singer, Mrs. jared Gerig has also proved her ability as a
teacher of vocal students.
The daughter of the Dean, Miss Mildred Leightner, has served the school
well as an accomplished pianist for Prof. Gerber's music students.
Mr. Bert Eicher, a capable young man in the B. T. S. as a student, uses his
knowledge of English to good advantage as a teacher of firstfyear college English.
Then there is the group known as the workers. Here we find the big
hearted Business Manager, Mr. Eicherg the snowyfhaired Matron, Mrs. Bertha
Lugibihl, affectionately known as Mother Lugibihlg the faithful AssistantfMatron,
Miss Bixlerg Miss Pauley, whose important task is caring for the diet of this big
family, Mrs. Ramseyer, the Presidents wife, a willing helper in the schoolg the
efficient bookkeeper, Miss Gaskellg Miss Roth, the office girlg and the janitor, Mr.
Winkler, who conscientiously performs his every duty.
Day after day the lives of these faithful men and women teach the students
" 'Twill matter little by what path He led us,
If in it all we sought to do His will."
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God bless the good old B. T. S.,
Which we have learned to loveg
It stands for truth and pow'r and grace
Of God in hezlv'n above.
We love the good old B. T. S.,
With fellowship so sweetg
We kneel for her in humhle prayer
At Gods dear mercy seat.
Live on, thou good old B. T, S.,
Throughout this vast domaing
And may thy halls all nations bless
Till Christ returns to reign,
God bless the good old B. T. S.,
In faith and hope and loveg
May it stand secure and long endure,
The good old B. T, S.
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MARY L. HOWLAND-eMarkle, Indiana
"He that spared 'not his own Son, but
delivered him up for us all, how shall
he not with him also freely give 'us all
' things?"-Rom. 8:32
ESTHER V. PFUNDALima, Ohio
"Commit thy way unto the Lordg
trust also in Him ,' and He shall bring
it to pass."-Ps. 37:5
ELSIE F. RUPP-Archbold, Ohio
"And the Lord shall guide thee con-
tinually, and satisfy thy soul in
drought, and make fat thy bones:
und thou shalt be like a 'watered
garden and like a spring of 'lUl1ff6??',
whose waters fail not."-Isa 58:11
CECIL M. DAVISON-Decatur, Indiana
"But he knoweth. the way that I take:
-when he hath tried me, I shall come
forth as gold."-Job 23:10
RUTH L. BROOKS-Alexandria, Indiana
"Cast not away therefore your eon-
fidence, 'which hath great reeompenee
of reward."-Heb. 10:35
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The Post Graduate Course was first offered in the school year of 192728.
Three students enrolled for full time work, while several others took only a part of the
course. The second year the number increased to five.
This year there are three taking the full Post Graduate Course-Elsie Rupp,
Mary Howland, and Esther Pfund. Flora Egle enrolled for the second semester.
Ruth Brooks and Cecil Davidson were graduated from the Bible Music Course in
1929 and are special graduate students.
The class, although small in number, does not lack in interest. The course
offered is very practical and beneficial to any one preparing himself for Christian
john Hopkins once said, "A college is a log with a teacher at one end, a
student at the other, and the two exchanging thoughts." This is certainly true of
the Post Graduate Course. In a small class daily preparation is necessary, but this is
a decided advantage at "exam" time. One student said she had more time for
herself during examination week than at any other time. As well as lessening the
work at the end of the term, we believe this method of preparation is more effective
than a great deal of cramming,
The following lines from the members of the Post Graduate class express their
I am very grateful to the Lord for the privilege of spending another year at
the Fort Wayfne Bible Training School. I have enjoyed the Post Graduate Course and
feel it has been time well spent. I have received many blessings both spiritually and
The Post Graduate year so far has been the best of any year spent in the
B. T. S. As well as gaining useful head knowledge my soul has been blessed and
strengthened. After being out of school a year it has been a real treat to be back.-
Memories of past years spent in B. T. S. are still pleasant, but never has the
presence of the Lord been more real than while studying Missions, Philosophy, etc.,
of the Post Graduate Course. Many times God has been so near and filled the room
with His presence that tears and praises were intermingled.-Elsie Rupp.
Jesus says, "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good." We invite you all to
come and see for yourselves that the Post Graduate Course is worth while.
e The LHQHT TOXYER
Mottoff"Thy face, Lord, will I seek"-Psa. 27:8
Color-fOrchid, green, silver.
We're gathered here from near and far,
His calling to fulfill.
We're going out to work for Him,
And seek to do His will.
He has a plan for every life,
We'll scatter far and wide.
For some 'twill be the foreign field,
While some at home ahide.
We do not seek for earthly gain,
Our humble service give,
That some poor souls now dead in sin
Might hy our efforts live.
We need not fear the long rough road,
Or dread the darkest place
That may he just awaiting us
If we hut seek his face.
To seek His face and know his will
Our purpose e'er shall he.
And at the end of life's short race
His blessed face to see.
1 The LIGHT 'IUKYER
H. DALE MITCHELL, PresidentfIonia,
"Pray 'without C'ECLS1.7ZgH-
I Thess. 5:17
FRIEDA L. VANVI' HOOFT, Vice Presif
"He that clzvelletli in the secret place
of the most High shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty."-
RHODA ROTH, Secretary-Grabili, Ind.
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
'whose mind is stayed on thee: be-
cause he trusteth. in thee."-
NORMAN ZIMMERMAN, Treasurer-
'AMy grace is sufficient for thee: for
my strength is made perfect in weak-
ness."-II Cor. 12:9
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MARTHA WILMA AMSTUTZ-Petris
"That I may lfnow him, and the power
of His resurreetiozz, and the fellow-
ship of his sufferings, being made
eoiifornmble unto his death."-
DALE H. BAGGS-Lima, Ohio
"The Lord will perfect that 1l'lliC'h
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BESSIE L, BANKS-Battle Creek, Michigan
"Commit thy hwy unto the Lordq trust
also in him: and he shull bring it to
ESTHER BANNINGA-Muskegon, Mich.
"And they overcame him by the
hlood of the Lamb, and by the word
of their testinzonyg and thy loved
not their lives unto the death."-
MELVENA E. BASINGER-Pandora, Ohio
"For I the Lord thy God will hold
thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Feur not,' I will help thee."-
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PAULINE W. BECK-Piqua, Ohio
"And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love
God, to them who czvre the ccllletl
according to his purpose."-
JULIAETTA F. BIRKEY-Pekin, Illinois
"I can do all flI.'l'lZ.gS through Christ
which stretzgtheneth me."-Phil. 4:13
EARL W. COX-New Carlisle, Ohio
'lilly soul, wait thou only upon Goclg
for my 8L2l'1JGC'flLf'l0ll is from him."-
BERNETA GLADYS DAVIS-Lima, Ohio
"Be strong and of a. goocl courageg be
not afrtlficl, neither be thou tliisnzctyetl:
for the Lorcl thy God is -with thee
whithersoeifer thou goestf'-Josh. 1:9
A. M. FROESE-Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Although the fig tree shall not
blossom, yet I will rejoice in the Lorcl,
I will joy in the God of 'mg salvation."
-Hab. 3:17, 18
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CLARANCE H. FURMAN - Stillwater
"F'ru'f1 day in Hzy courts is I76f1'0l'fI1Cl1l
rz flzozmimcl. I had rather be 0 door-
Ifevper in the house of my God, than
tu cIw:'II in the fclzts of wiclfecZness."
R, NORINE GRUMMONS-Fort WH5'l16
'Lll'1zvn hc llffffl frivcl 1110, I shall COIN?
7'm'Hv as gold."-Job 23:10
NOKNIA l'lARDlNf-wKcwamia, lmliana
If firm run-et Iwlivlw, all things are
gn':f:il1lz' fu him Hint beIi6z'efI1,"-
'KI Iriww zvlzom I lzazw Izeliefvefl, and
wuz 1:01-Qlmclerl that he is able to keep
flzvf wlzirlz I hrrzie !'lHIIIIIIff6'd unto him
zzguimf ihut day."-II Tim. 1:12
FOREST KUHN-Celina, Ohio
"Follow ma, und I will Illlllff' you
fislzcrs of n1v11."--Matt. 4:19
H DONOVAN HOSTETTLER-Findlay.
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E. MAE LOUN-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
'I press toward the -mark for the price
of the high calling of God in Christ
VIRGINIA M. LUNDWALLfMuskego11,
"Be still, and lfnozv that I am God."
PEARL I.. MESHBERGER-Berne, Indiana
"Teach me thy way, O Lord."-
ANNA EVA MITCHELL-Clyde, Ohio
"That in all things he 'might have
the preeminevzeef'-Col. 1:18
RUTH ESTHER MORRIS-Lima, Ohio
"For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that 'who-
soever believeth in him should 'not
perish, but have everlasting life."-
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EDNA GERALDINE MUNDY - East
"They that wait upon the Lord shall
'renew their strength: they shall
mount up with wings as eaglesg they
shall run, and not be weary: and
they shall wizllf, and not faint."-
if Izqu Q ,,,:, MARDELL NISVJANDER-Bluffton, Ohio
L "1 will llI9fl'lll'f thee and teach thee
- ' ' 'in the wzry which thou shalt go: I
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CAROLINE NUSSBAUIV1-Berne, Indiana
"Fear thou notq -for I am with thee:
he not flisnluyeflq for I um thy God:
I will strengtllerz thee: yea, I will
help thee: yea, I will uphold thee
-with the right huml of my righteous-
ALBERT JOSEPH OYER-Fort Wayilc,
"Let not your heart be troziblecl: ye
lzeliere in God, believe also in me."-
MAY A. SHADICKfRegina, Saskatchewan
"Faithful is he that calleth you, who
also will do it."-I Thess. 5:24
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DORIS SMITH-Lima, Ohio
"I -will lift up 'mi-ne eyes 'zmto the hills,
from 'whence cometh my help."-
ELI G. STEINER-Woodburn, Indiana
'ALet the 'words of my mouth, cmd the
meditation of my heart, be accept-
able in thy sight, O LORD, my streng-
th, and my redeemerf'-Psalm 19:14
MRS. WILDAN R. TUTTLE-Omaha,
"Come 'unto me, all ye that labour
and are hecwy laden, and I will give
you rest."-Matt. 11:28
WILDAN R. TUTTLE-Omaha, Nebraska
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel
of Christ: for it is the power of God
mzito salvation. to every one that be-
lieveth: to the Jew first, mid also to
the Greek."-Romans 1:16
HARRIETTE ANN VAN DYKE-Muskef
"The Lord -is my strength and my
shieldg my heart trusted in him, and
I am helped: therefore my heart
greatly rejoicethg and with my song
will I praise him."-Psalm 28:7
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CLASS GF 1930
"The Lord has done great things for us: whereof we tire glad."-Psa. 12613.
As we look back through the years and see the Lord's guiding hand directing
the course of each life, we are made to praise Him anew. He who has said, "For
as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts," has used various means in leading each one.
A number of us responded in youth to the call of the One who said, "Suffer
the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not." We are truly grateful to
God for a Christian environment that influenced us to give the Lord first place, that
not only the soul but the life might be saved to be used in His service. Several
conversions were the direct result of mothers' prayers even though the answers were
long delayed. In one instance the promise to meet his mother in heaven followed a
son as he tried to run away from God. At last he found himself in Fort Wayne,
xx here he went to a tent meeting just to pass away the time. During the altar call a
worker touched a tender chord by asking him if he had a Christian mother. That
night "old things passed away, and all things became new."
The sacred family altar followed another while out in sin. A dare to attend
church, taken one evening while in college, resulted in a case of old fashiond conf
viction. A few days later he found peace at his bedside.
Others joined the church to justify themselves in the eyes of the world
or to gain favor with God. Each time the Holy Spirit was faithful, placing within
their hearts that indescribable longing to be free from all condemnation. At last
kneeling by a bedside or at a mourner's bench, they "let go and let God." There
they found sweet peace.
How characteristic of the world's unrest are the experiences of others among
us! Dissatisfied and troubled in soul, they sought joy and satisfaction among the
fleeting pleasures of time. In these cases the transforming power of God not only
saved from sin but from the desire for the pleasures that last but for a season.
The Lord has wonderfully proved to us that He is not only the Saviour
of the soul but the healer of the body. ln one instance poor health followed a
severe case of pneumonia, which at last developed into tuberculosis. She first pray'
ed concerning small ailments and was gradually led out into the light of divine
healing. At the time she was anointed she claimed for herself lsa. 535, "with
His stripes we are healed." She was instantly conscious of the Lord's healing power,
and others witnessed a physical change in a remarkably short time. "I am the Lord
that healeth thee."
All of us have found the Lord to be comfort in sorrow and a present help
in time of need. While in Russia, one of our members passed through experinces
so strange, and distress so great that waters of sorrow seemed to dash over his head.
Human comfort became meaningless. Faith mounted upward, from whence came
the quieting realization that "His way is perfect." Precious it is to know the One
who is able to deliver!
While each has had experiences different from all others, yet the Lord has
chosen to let us all enjoy one in common-that of sweet fellowship with Him and
one another in the "good old B. T. S." How we praise Him for the privilege of
sitting at His feet and learning of Him, the Master' Teacher. To many of us these
have been the most precious years, for here lives were yeilded to His control and
deeper Christian experiences realized.
Again and again throughout these years He has proved that "when He
putteth forth His own sheep He goeth before them." The Lord has wonderfully
supplied the needs of those who trusted Him. Phil. 4:19-has been tested and
found a safe promise on which to stand.
As we shift the responsibility of our lives upon Him, we are confident that
He will continue to lead. Let us as a class be concerned that we do not fail Him,
and that every one may be able to say with Paul, "I was not disobedient unto the
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THY FACE, LORD, WILL I SEEK
"The greatest thing asnyone can do for
God, in the short space of Iife's allotted
days, is to be 'much alone with God."
"Thy face, Lord, will I seek"-our class motto. But, what is in a motto?
Why have one?
There is little value in a motto unless we strive to put the ideal it expresses
into practice in our daily lives. And a class motto is of no use whatever unless its
meaning grips our hearts and we do our utmost to attain the goal it sets forth.
Look at our motto. "Thy face, Lord, will I seek." What will honor God
more than to seek his face? What will make us a more powerful instrument in His
hands and a greater blessing to the world? God is a rewarded of them that diligently
seek Him. If we earnestly seek His face, He will prosper even the humblest service
performed in His name.
This world is pleasure-mad. Sin abounds to an overwhelming degree on
every hand. We can go out and preach ourselves to death, but unless we seek
God's face, our labors will be of no avail. What the situation demands is men and
women who have a vision of the world's need, and who will spend time on their
knees before God in intercession-men and women on whom the Lord may call to
"stand in the gap."
We as a class can do great things for God if we will put our motto into
practice. Prayer is the power that moves the hand of God. It can almost be called
a lost art, but it is an art everyone can acquire. Let us as a class from this moment
on seek God's face that we may constantly be in the center of His will, and that we
may have a passion for humanity as Jesus had.
It is the desire of my heart that we may each have God's best. My fellow
students, may we wait day and night before Him that we may find His will for us
and that we may be profitable servants. It is possible for us to have His best. All
we must do is to put our motto into practice: seek God's face-and then obey. We
must pray, pray, and pray. We can be an unusual class if we will pray and be
yielded. We can win thousands of souls for Christ. Our lives can be a blessing in
the uttermost parts of the earth. There is no reason why there cannot be some
David Livingstones, some J. Hudson Taylors, some John Wesleys, or some Mary
Reeds from this group. With William Carey let us attempt great things for God.
We will succeed if we continue to seek His face and live close to Him.
O heavenly Father, I praise Thee for every member of this classg for the
blessings Thou hast poured out upon us as we have waited before Thee and studied
Thy word. I praise Thee blessed Lord, for the motto we have chosen. Wilt Thou
help us to put it into practice? Make us prayer warriors, O God, above everything
else. Give each one of us a greater vision of serviceg then lead us forth into the
places where Thou wouldst have us to serve Thee and make us a mighty blessing.
May Thy power be manifested throughout the world by the class of 1930, and may
each one have Thy richest blessing resting upon him. Keep us true, dear Lord, and
forbid that any should wander from the path of right. Keep us humble, and help
us to ever seek Thy face. In jesus name. Amen.
H. Dale Mitchell
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A The LIGHT TUXYER.
GREEN BUDS ON THE TREE OF LIFE
"Ch! this is the street the Bible Training School is on, I wonder what it
looks like?" Such was a snatch of our conversation as we turned on to South Wayne
Avenue in the month of September, 1929.
We came in view of a red brick building, and we knew we had reached our
destination. We were soon in the building and felt at home immediately, for the
place seemed so peaceful. Humility seemed to possess every one. This, as I after'
wards learned, is the true mark of Greatness in God.
Our first week of school cannot be quickly erased from our memories, for we
cannot help recall how very poorly we found scripture passages and with what
assurance-to our shame-we tried to answer questions difficult even for Bible
teachers to solve. Nevertheless, we came with our hearts open and ready to receive
the best here for us, and we have not been disappointed.
As we think of our lives and future work, let us liken ourselves to fruit as it
ripens and matures, Harvest is a time of ripeness when the fruit and grain are fully
developed in si:e and weight. Time has tempered the acid of the green fruit. It has
been mellowed and softened by the rains and heat of summer. The sun has tinted it
into rich colors and it has finally ripened. So we as students and Christians need to
have the acid of our green fruit ripened and mellowed by the rain of tribulation and
the heat of trials, and the Son of God to tint it into rich colors of experience. We
realize we cannot become mellow by trying, but like the apple we know we must be
still and let the weather of adversity and the valley experiences develop our lives:
thus we will ripen into luscious fruit, which is always useful. Usefulness, we know,
is the highest aim of every Christian.
Again let us draw a comparison of our lives with the mosquito tree which
grows in Texas, lt is a very slim, and willowy looking shrub, and would appear to
be of little use for industrial purposes: but it has extraordinary roots growing like
great timbers under the ground. These roots have great qualities of endurance and
have been valued very highly as paving material. This tree reminds one of those
Christians who make little show externally, but their growth is chiefly underground
-out of sight, in the depth of God.
Are we Christians of this sort? Are we growing in the depth of God? These
questions are facing every one of us, and our much loved Bible School is helping in
every possible way to enable us to answer these searching questions as the Master
would have us answer them,
We are trusting that each one in the class of 1931 will be like the tree in
Psalms 1 :Sz "and he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth
forth fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither and whatsoever he doeth shall
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Bark row flzfff fo rigbtj-Albert C. Eicher, Lowell Keiser, Alfred Jacolw, Emery N.
Masters, Everett Shumaker, Orville E. Miller, Williarii -I.
Zuercher, jasper D. Lehman.
Center ron'-Clarence G. Giencke, Ola M. Fusee, Marguerite Steiner, Elsie E.
Ackerman, Emma Vinkemulder, Nettie Mullican, Artimese Church, Catherine
Gratz, Eli:aheth Baker, Homer Meshherger, Harold E. Wisxxfell.
Front row-Esther Frey, Fanny A. Schmallenherger, Frances E. Willizrnis, Mrs. Enoch
B. Hartley, Alice J. Gillespie, Mrs. Elton j. Ulrich, Arvada Habegger,
Evelyn V. Luginhill, Rhoda Lehman, Beatrice E. Harmon, M.
Marguerite Howard, Grace M. Holdeman, Luella Burley.
"Success is growing to your full spiritual
stature under God's slcyf'-Carlylle.
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Burl: row flcff fo riglztl-Edison Habegger, V. Odell Harrolrl, John Nussbaum, Clinton
Moser, William D. Koehnlein, Allen Frey fcleeeasedj, Llewellyn Fleek.
Front row-Icla Kneuss, Grace Fleek, Florence E. Powell, Violet R. Lehman, Mabel E.
Wittwer, Mildred Sutter.
In 19118 the Preparatory Course was introduced to aid students that did not
have sufficient training to pursue the study of the Bilwle with full profit. Now it is a
"Gateway'l for worthy students who have laeen denied a high school education to fit
them for matriculation in a Bihle school.
Most schools of higher learning admit only high school graduates. For this
reason all the "Preps"-for so we are calledfwho enrolled last fall count themselves
fortunate to have the opportunity of fitting themselves for their call.
With high spirits we went hopefully to our classes for the nrst time. Assign'
ments were given in English l, ll, Ill, and IV. Whiully uninitiated to this course,
we wondered why it was necessary to take so much English. But when we realized
that it was for our good and would enable us to express our thoughts correctly and
effectively, we prepared our lessons with a mind to master them. At times, when
our assignments were unusually heavy, we were inclined to feel that preparation was
useless. However, such thoughts were soon hanished by many helpful messages that
were given at chapel. One morning a speaker emphasi:ecl the truth: k'Time spent
in preparation is time gained." After that we never questioned the merits of a
course in preparation.
This course consists not only of studies in English, but an outlined study of
the Bible, Synthetic. Occasionally this suhject, lwecause of the extent of material
that it covers. is called, "The Lightning Express Through the Bible." Nevertheless,
it is a source of unending interest and joy. At the close of a Synthetic class we
always felt refreshed.
The Preparatory Course is not only a preparation for the regular twofyear
course which follows, hut is a definite training in itself and applicable in our service
for the Master-to teach lost humanity the way of salvation and a higher, nobler
plane of living.
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Back row tie-ft to rightj-Ericus Foor, Floran G. Maurer, Harvey Winkler,
Russell C. Kimble.
Center mu'-A. Burtt Greiner, Jr., Mrs. A. M. Froese, Mrs. H. A. Davis, Flora Egle.
Front Voir-Gladys Neuenschwander, Kathryn VVagler, Marion D. Jonswold, Mary
II Timothy 2:15-"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." This is the
command of God, that we as His children should have a deep and thorough knowlf
edge of His word, and so in fulfillment of this command we are here at the B. T. S.
We are all conscious of the fact that without preparation we will be of little service
There are three classes of special students. There are those who have only a
limited amount of time to spend in school and for this reason choose the special
course, electing those subjects which will be of most help to them. In the second
class are such that enter at the second term and who can not fall into the schedule
of the regular students. They choose a special group of subjects until the following
semester. The third class of special students are those living in the city who are
unable to attend the day sessions and who come in for the evening work only.
The advantages of being a special student are many. We are not a special
group by ourselves, but we may choose either preparatory, junior, or senior subjects,
thus mingling with all the students and teachers.
We are a cosmopolitan group representing many types, aims, and ambitions,
but all one in Him, and with one purpose-to do the will of God. Perhaps you will
wonder how we all fit into the routine of the B. T. S., but each one has found his
place in the school, and feels that his studies are very helpful and profitable.
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Allen Frey was born in Sanilac County, Michigan, June 26, 1905. On March
20, 1930, he died as a result of a severe and sudden attack of appendicitis.
Mr. Frey was saved fourteen years ago but he later wandered from God until
he was reclaimed last summer through the ministry of two of the Bible Training
School students, Forest Kuhn and Harold XViswell. He consecrated his life to God,
came here to school, began his course of study, and soon proved himself to be a
capable as well as willing student. During a Mission Band service on October 4,
1929, he was filled with the blessed Holy Spirit, and his face glowed with the
luminous joy which is peculiar to those who know God through personal communion.
One student who knew our brother well writes, "I was intimately acquainted
with Allen Frey for a number of years, and I truly cherish my memories of him for
he was a Christian gentleman."
As a memorial to their late schoolmate, the students of the Bible Training
School have subscribed the necessary money for the furnishing of a room in Bethany
Hall. Our friend has gone from us, but we feel, and will continue to feel, the in-
fluence of his spirit of consecration in our midst. The spark which burned the
incense of his life into an aroma has gone out, but the sweet savor of his godly man'
hood remains with us,
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Eli G. Steiner
Dale H. Baggs
S. A. Witmer
What is cooperation? Webster says it is 'Lthe association of a number of
persons for their common benefitg collective action in the pursuit of common well'
The greatest industrial revolution of all time was caused by a demand for
increased production of the many modern inventions. We must not forget, how'
ever, that before they were made known to the public, they were not in demand.
But incidentally, with their introduction upon the market, a knowledge of their use'
fulness was gained. Even though at first they were classed as luxuries, they soon
became necessities as the demand for efficiency increased. So to meet these demands
man has come to recognize more and more the efficacy of the principle of coopera-
ln the industrial world cooperation has meant the division of labor. In Henry
Fords little realm of production we have a good illustration. Each man's labor has
been simplified to the production of one small part of the whole with a comparative
increase in output and efficiency. These simple parts when combined generate into
the complex product.
However, the principle of cooperation was not originated by man. God, in
His infinite wisdom, was the Creator of the idea. This is illustrated iirst in His plan
of creation and later in His plan of the redemption of mankind. In spite of His
omnipotence, He solicited the cooperation of mankind in the completion of His plans
In recognition of the value of this principle as illustrated by the mind of the
business world and by Gods wisdom, we have sought to involve it in the comparaf
tively small task of publishing this yearbook. No one, two, or three people can be
given the credit. Whatever acceptance it may find among its readers must be
attributed to the cooperation of students and friends who have so generously conf
tributed by printed matter, solicitation, subscriptions, and prayer. We therefore
wish to express a hearty "thank you" to you all for your liberal cooperation and
V. M. I..
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WHAT ISI LIFE?
W HAT is liwfe?
That is a question which down through the ages, sage, philosopher, scientist,
religionist-unlearned as well as learned, have endeavored to answer.
And what are some of the answers given us? One person in a despondent mood
says, "Life isn't worth living." Another in a moment of so-called optimism glibbly
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.
But-life is indeed worth living. It is more than a mere dream, it is a very
tangible and serious reality.
Man has been sadly deceived as to the origin, nature, and duration of life.
He has at times even tried to create life. But man cannot even create a little worm.
It took the same God who created the vast universe to create the little worm in
Though men cannot answer this great question, our kind, heavenly Father
reveals such great truths as this unto His "babes," tMatt. 111251 He reveals the
mystery of life by explaining it has two great divisions, The one He calls timeg
the other He calls eternity. In dealing with tl1e former division, time, He asks
the question, "What is life?" and immediately answers it by saying, "It is even a
vapor that appeareth for a little time and then vanishes away." tJas. 4:14J O, if
life ended there, what a tradegy! One is hardly prepared for his Work here and time
is ended. Thank God for the other divisionfeternity, whe1'e Jesus has gone "to
prepare a place" for us, The Christian does not stop with time but crosses into
eternity to ever learn and grow in the knowledge of His will, "O, what is man that
Thou art mindful of Him?"
But these two abodes of life are .separated by a broad, inipassable gulf called
death. Thank God for the Christ of the Ages, Who, with His life on the Cross, bridged
that awful barrier from the shores of eternity to those of time and now says, "Come
unto Me and rest, walk across Me into eternal life." Yes, infinitely more than that,
He says, "I will bridge across the gulf up to and into your very heart and plant
eternal life within your very being." What a matchless gift! All we do to receive
it is to give up sin. And as we do so the terrible "wages of death," which sin pays,
is no longer our reward.
VVithout Ch1'ist man comes to tl1e shoreline of time, stands
gulf into eternity, As many have failed in attempting to cross
expanse of water separating our continent from Europe, sinking
so, as man endeavors to cross from time to eternity, he falls
and looks across the
by airplane the vast
into a watery grave,
into the awful gulf
and goes down, down, down into awful darkness. Life is not found there: it is
death. But the sad part is that it is a living death, death in actionfnever-dying souls
in a never-dying death.
O, fellow-students, do we see it? Yea, Lord, we do, but engrave it upon our
minds and deepen it in our hearts.
As we take Christ to those devoid of life, some of us perhaps labouring in war-
torn China, some in darkest Africa, some in sin-burdened India, some in the home-
land "holding the ropes," some of us to never see each other again this side of
eternity, 1nay God keep us true and faithful in our place in His vineyard to meet
around His throne at the glorious harvest time.
Now, we as students stand on the threshold of our life's work, at the crossroads
of choice, each leading to its respective destiny. As we choose and travel to the
setting of life's sun upon our earthly horizon, may We earnestly pray, "Thy face, O
Lord, will I seek, Thy leadings will I follow," ever remembering, as someone has said,
that were God to fail to keep His promises, the very earth on which we stand would
crumble from beneath our feet.
-D. H. B.
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ON WRITING THEMES
Reading -maketh a full man.
Speaking -maketh, a fluent man.
Writing 'maketh an exact man.
Perhaps you may have walked into the libra1'y of the Bible Training School at
some time and observed some young man seated at a table. Before him lay a Lttered
mass of paper on which he had been scratching. His mental sleeves were rolled to
the elbows. and in his mouth writhed his balky pen as he tried to gnaw a few dry
ideas from .ts much-chewed end. To all appearances he was a very much discouraged.
young man. We might easily believe that he was aspiring to literary fame in his
English class, for he was writing a theme.
I hear some one say, "I thought that this was a Bible School. Why have so many
courses in English? Why not study the Bible only?"
There are two extreme views of almost every subject. The first suggestion has
just been stated: that of Bible study minus all English courses. The second ex-
treme will follow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, that eminent essayist of the nineteenth century, has
summarized hi.s philosophy of beauty in the lines of his little lyric poem, "The
Rhodoraf' in these words, "Beauty is its own excuse for being."
Art is some times defined as life in chosen termsfnot necessarily pure or
beautiful as some judge beauty, but nevertheless, a true picture of things as they are.
There is a school of present day philosophers which claims that writing, whether
it be prose or poetry, if it is highly artistic, regardless of its content material in 3
moral light, is commendable o11 the premise merely that it is artistic in form.
Regardless of whether 01' not the entire work leads to good or evil living-for all
our 1'eading has its reliex reactions on charactereif the form be beautiful the work
is a commendable one. This is precisely the same attitude as was held by the
esthetes of Greece in her days of highest artistic triumph, Greece loved, worshipped
and served the creature more than the Creator, and we read in history what she
reaped for a love of material beauty only.
But you ask, and with good reason: what has all this to do with the subject,
"On Writing Themes?"
It has just this much to do with the subject: 'Art for art's sake' as we so often
hear the phase used, is not the primary objective at which the English department
of this Bible School aims.
By this statement we do not intimate in the sightest way that we disparage the
studying and reading of the finest of English literature for its intrinsic worth. We
encourage it. And because we study English merely as a means to an end and do not
treat it as a goal in itself does not necessitate a lack of appreciation for the best of
our literature. 'There is a place in our scale of values for a love of the materially
beautiful, but that place is far below spi1'itual grace and moral purity.
We feel that the primary motive for the study of English in a Bible School is
to better train young people in the use of the mother tongue in order that they may
both understand the meaning of the Scriptures more clearly and give out the truths
they have found in as forceful a way as is possible.
As there is not sufficient time allotted in a Bible course to enter into an ex-
haustive study of literature, the student is referred to col.egcs where it is possible to
take up such work. This is not the task of the Bible School. Only sufficient work
is allotted to the English department to establish a firm foundation in the rudiments
of our language.
We do not wish that a study of the mechanics of English-for after all, that
is what teaches us exactitude of expression-should be used merely for the develop-
ment of a facile imagination and ready pen, but rather that through humility we
might so speak and write that all praise, honor, and glory would be given to our
Father who is in heaven.
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I The I..i.GHT TORX ER T
DAVID SHOWS THE KINDNESS OF GOD
The day was far spent. Already the night shadows had begun to darken the
land of Lo-Debar. In a low cottage door a woman stood peering into the da1'kness.
She had stood thus for some time waiting for the return of her husband and son.
Early that morning the boy with his father had taken the sheep of Machir to the
mountain side, and they should have been back long before this,
As the woman stood there she heard sound of sobbing, then she saw her son
coming toward her.
VVhen Micha saw his mother he ran and threw his arms about her. "O mother,"
he cried, "Machir will be very cruel to father again."
"Hush, Michal' said the mother softly, "some of his servants may hear ye say
that, and ye know it would be worse for us than it is if they did. Though, goodness
knows, it is hard enough now."
She drew Micha down to the door step with her as she cautioned him to speak
lower. "Now tell me all about it," she said. "VVhere is your father now?"
Choking back his sobs as best he could, he began. "We couldn't iind pasture
low on the mountain side so we took the sheep higher up. Every thing Went Well
until the third hour when Father saw a restlessness in the big dog. 'Michal he said
to me, 'there is trouble aheadl' And almost before he had finished speaking a pack
of wolves had attacked the flock near the forest. The big dog after a brave battle
was killed. Father blew the horn with all his might, but ye know, mother, he
c-Ouldn't iight because he isn't strong enough, and his feet were so tired from coming
up the mountain. All the fighting I could do was with my sling, and of course that
wa.sn't much. We were up so high the men in the plain didn't hear the horn at
first, then, when they did, it took so long for them to come that almost all the flock
were killed before they came. Father went right to Machir and sent me home to ye.
I know Machir will be angry with father."
As Micha finished speaking, they heard the slow dragging footsteps of his
father as he came stumbling up the path. Both sprang to their feet and ran to
"O husband," his wife cried, "what did he say to ye?"
'tHe said I wasu't even fit to tend the sheep and was not worth taking care of.
I-Ie did not pay me or the boys for our work to-day. He vowed he had lost enough
by us, and I suppose he has. He said because I was lame he didn't have a thing I
could do. I don't know how we'll live. The pittance Micha could make wouldn't
The wife drew them into the low room and lit a candle. "YVell, never mind,"
she consoled her husband and son. "We have porridge for supper, and God will take
care of us to-morrow."
XVhile they were seated at the table, the sound of many feet was heard, and
then, a rap on the door. The father rose and shuifeled to the door only to be met by
a troop of the king's men.
"VVhat is thy name. and whose son art thou?" the leader asked,
"I am Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan," he replied.
"We have a message for ye from King David then." the captain declared.
"These a1'e the words of the king, 'Go and fetch him.' You are to return with us to
After several days journey Mephibosheth and his wife and son came into the
court of David. In fear and reverence he cast himself before the king. And David
said 'unto him, "Fear not, for I will surely shew thee kindness for .Ionathan thy
father's sake. And I will restore unto thee all of thy father's land: and thou shalt
have servants to till the soil, and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually."
So Mepliibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem and ate bread at the king's table, and
wanted no more for any good thing.
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POWER IN PRAYER
To have power in prayer does not necessitate a long repetition of wordis.
Christ said, "When ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do." Moham-
medans pray five times daily, but it doesn't profit them.
There are four essentials to powerful praying. Prayer must be earnest, fer-
vent, prevailing, and effective. Unless one is burdened to pray and sees the need of
answered prayer, it will not he earnest. Of Jesus it is recorded, "He prayed more
earnestlyg and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the
ground." Jesus' prayer was fervent as well as earnest. The fervency of His praying
showed that he was under a tremendous burden. It is readily seen how earnest and
fervent Daniel was for he prayed twenty-one days. He prayed until he prevailed in
prayer. George Muller prayed for ten years for the salvation of some of his friends
before he was finally permitted to witness their salvation. By prevailing, his prayer
became effective. Another example is the importunate widow who persisted in her
request until it was given her. The importunate widow did not ask something of the
unjust judge which was impossible for him ito give her, but only that which she had
a right to ask. By her continual coming he finally became willing to grant her the
request. If an unjust judge concedes to the request of an importunate widow, will
not our heavenly Father answer the heart cry of His children?
Petitions must be in harmony with the will of God. The beloved disciple
wrote, "If we ask anything according to his will, He heareth us." However, the
human mind cannot always ascertain the inscrutable will of God. It is written, "We
know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh inter-
cession for us." Only God's infinite mind knows what we should pray for, and He
will lead us to pray. He will put the thought in our minds that He wishes to be
expressed in prayer. God burdened Daniel to pray that his people might be led out
of captivity. Daniel prayed in the Spirit according to the will of God, and his people
Daniel was only the instrument through which the power of God passed to
liberate his people. Steam is the power tha-t drives a locomotive. A small pipe is
used through which the steam passes from the boiler to the cylinders. If it were not
for the small pipe, the steam would never reach the cylinders, which drive the loco-
motive. The intercessor is only a pipe through which the power of God passes to
make things move.
Power in prayer moves God to do the impossible. NVhen king Ahasuefrus'
decree was sent forth to have all the Jews destroyed, God's chosen people fasted and
prayed for three days and three nights. During the third night the king slept no-t.
Why? God's people were moving Him by prayer to retract the King's decree. The
story, in the book of Esther, of God's answer to His people's prayer is well known.
Through prayer George Muller moved God to supply over seven million dollars with
which he built five orphanages, which sheltered twenty-one hundred orphans. For
nearly two years I was in a sanitorium, hopelessly sick with tuberculosis. After
being there for four months, three godly women in a distant town were burdened by
the Holy Spirit to pray daily for my recovery. They prayed earnestly for six months:
there was no improvement. They prayed for one year, I steadily grew wo1'se. After
twenty-one months of fervent prayer, I was instantly healed of my disease. Think
of the power in such praying! It moved God to heal my emaciated body.
As the Holy Spirit prays through you, nations can be delivered: souls brought
to Christ: monarchs moved to obey God, financial difficulties overcome, and the sick
healed. Power in prayer moves God to action.
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SNATCHED FROM DEATH'S DOOR
One who has always enjoyed health cannot begin to realize what it means to
be suddenly plucked out of the jaws of death and placed right into the stream of life.
Could he know he would undoubtedly exclaim with the poet,
"Are things really as they seem:
Or am I only in a dream?"
This was my experience when God suddenly met me after ten years of invalid-
ity. During that time I suffered from anemia, chronic appendiciitis, inside-goitre, and
arthritis. My pa1'ents did all in their power to bring about a recovery, but to no
avail. Suffering became intense and convulsions resulted. Hips were strapped in to
keep joints in place, while the eyes were covered most of the time because of the
swelling and severe pain. I took medicine twenty-two times a day, without which
suffering was unendurable. The doctors said they could do nothing for me. I was
facing the two worst months of the year--February and March. Oh, how could I
ever pull through!
'Twas then I heard of the remarkable healings as announced over the air from
t.he Chicago Gospel Tabernacle. I sent in my request for prayer.
On Sunday morning I heard Rev. Paul Rader sing,
"Look to the Lamb of God,
Look to the Lamb of Godg
Jesus alone is able to save you:
Look to the Lamb of God."
That was all I could understand. I changed the word "save" to "heal," knowing
that the Word "salvation" involved "healing" I was too ill to grasp more of the
services. All that day the song rang within me, "Look to the Lamb of God, Look to
the Lamb- of God." And oh! I saw Jesus as I had never seen Him before,-saw
Him on Calvary, suffering for me, in indescribable agony. Then I thought, didn't He
stiffer physically as well as spiritually that I might be healed physi-cally as well as
The Word gave the answer: "VVith His stripes we are healed," and "Himself
took our infirmities and ba1'e our sicknessesf' Jesus took my sickness as well as my
sins and bore them in His own body on the cross for me, and when He said, "I-t is
finished," my sickness as well as my sins were crucified with Him, All I had to do
was to believe and receive.
At night I listened in again, hearing but one message, the song, "Oh, It Is
VVonderf'ul!" All that night and all the next day I kept praising the Lord as the
song' continued within-"Oh, it is wonderful, so very wonderful!"
That night a strong urge came over me, "Get out and pray."
I said, "I can't."
Time rolled on-again, "Get out and pray."
I thought, "I can pray just as well in bed. If I try to get out, I'll only faint
and there will be no one to pick me up." I had been warned never to try it unless
someone was near. All that night the urge to get out and pray continued. Finally
at daybreak I said, "Lord, that's enough," and I got out. To my surprise, I received
the strength. W-hile thus in prayer the whole room was filled with His glory. The
words came, "I am the Lord that healeth thee."
That was early Tuesday morning, February 21, 1928.
Then followed a test of faith. For five days I suffered far worse, but I didn't
care for I was happy. I just kept praising Him for healing me. I couldn't do other-
wise. Saturday, however, found me out walking. Praise God! I've been walking
I've never taken another drop of medicine or had my hips strapped in at any
time since. I can use my eyes at will. The operation I was to undergo for appendici-
tis was gloriously foregone by the operation of the Holy Ghost, "The life which I
now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave
Himself for me."
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OUR GOSPEL TEAMS
Left to right-upper left-lzuncl Corner-Elizabeth Almen, Marguerite Steiner, Harriette
Van Dyke, LICCOIIIDHIUSI, Marguerite Howard, Mardell Niswander.
Upper -right-Norine Grummons. Nettie Mullican, Juliaetta Birkey, Virginia Lundwall.
Center, fprac-ticczl 'work vonzmitteej-Miss Lillian Zeller, Rev. B. F. Leightner, Prof.
C. A. Gerber, Mr. S. A. XVitmer.
Lower left-Norman Zimmerman, H. Dale Mitchell, Harold Wiswell, Jasper Lehman.
Lower 'right-Wildan R. Tuttle, Mrs. W. R. Tuttle, William Zuercher.
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I l lAl The LIGHT TOXVER
The work of the gospel team is an outstanding feature of our practical service.
Teams variously constituted, such as duets, trios, quartelttes, are organized and sent
out to witness for God in song and testimony. Often they are accompanied by a
speaker. It is really te-am work for it is coached by the Practical Work Department,
and performed in a spirit of cooperation for the glory of God. Our victories are not
based upon scores in competition, but rather on souls won in loving service for Christ.
Jesus believed in "training for service and service in training." This is evi-
dent from the manner in which He directed His disciples. For three and a halt
years the twelve were in Jesus' training school, sitting at the feet of the master
Teacher, becoming enriched as they became more intimately acquainted with Him.
After much careful instruction Jesus would send the disciples out on gospel
team trips, so to speak. In this Way each had an opportunity to put into practice
what he had learned. Meeting with new problems which they could not solve, they
would bring them to Jesus, who was always a master for the situation.
In a measure, this is what we do. We consider it an exceptional opportunity
to be in a school whose motto is "Training for Service and Service in Training." In
coming into contact with lost, hungry souls, one realizes that it requires more than
book knowledge to be of any assistance to them. Practically every gospel team trip
results in new experiences. These necessitate new thought and more prayer in order
to come through more than conquerors. Some times mistakes are made which are
very humiliating, but there are manifold lessons which could be learned in no other
way. Then, too, there is the privilege of going over these problems and difficulties
with our teachers, Who a1'e men of experience,
In choosing the twelve, Jesus challenged them to follow Him and He would
make them fishers of men. Are not the terms for discipleship the same today, and
the promise the same? Wi-th this confidence we are sent out, trusting Him for
Calls for teams come from many churches of various denomi-nations within a
radius of two hundred fifty miles. These calls for help often vary, makiing it
necessary to adjust the personnel of the teams to meet the requirements of the en-
The question may be raised, what are the results of such work? They are at
least twofold-to those who minister, and to those to whom ministered. It would be
impossible to estimate the actual benefit to students who comprise these teams.
The summary of gospel team work for the first semester of 1929-30 follows:
eighty-nine services held, three hundred twenty songs rendered, thirty services ad-
dressed, and fifty-eight professed conversions. Churches of ten denominations were
served in this capacity.
"Inasmuch as ye lzaiie clone 'it unto one of the least of these my
brethern, ye have done 'it 'unto me."-Matthew 25:40.
How glorious it will be when we stand before Him uns-hanied because we have
fulfilled His commands to visit the "least of these."
The students have always done some house-to-house visitation. In the earlier
years the homes for visitation were not especially selected, but in the last two years
we have been able to go out under the supervision of' city churches that assign
homes to be visited. Through this arrangement the gospel has been taken into
approximately one thousand selected, truly needy homes.
This work is carried on exclusively by young women of the school, who are
sent out, two by two, some to definitely selected homes and others to every home in
One object of these visits is to encourage people to attend Sunday School and
Church services. The primary purpose, however, is to plant the seed of the Word
in the hearts of those who are hungering for the satisfying portion.
Visitation is one of the most sublime missions God has given. Through it one
is able to enter the poorest hovel or the wealthiest home, and to minister to the
temporal as well as to the spiritual needs of people.
Many times the hearts of the students have been made to rejoice as some
sin-clouded face witnessed to the change of heart when told the story of the love
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"So shall my -word be that goeth forth ..... , it SHALL NOT 'return
'unto 'me void ..... "-Isaiah 55:11.
Most people little realize how many souls have been and yet will be b-roiught
to the Saviour through the reading of a gospel tract. Many times in t1'act distribu-
tion we can only plant the word and leave the Holy Spirit to water it and bring
forth fruit for the harvest. Still at other times we have opportunity, through the
passing of a tract, to witness for our Lord and point the way of salvation to a soul.
There a1'e many instances of men and women who have been saved through
the reading of a tract, and who have then gone forth to be great soul-winners. Let
us look at two of these, J. Hudson Taylor was converted through the reading of a
little tract which he found in his father's office. He later founded the great China
Inland Mission which has been the means ot salvation to thousands of souls, In 1819
a young physician in New York read a tract on missions which resulted in his
spending thirty-six years on the field as a medical missionary. 'The outcome was the
famous missionary family of Scudders, who have thus far given to India five hundred
twenty-nine years of service.
In our tract work we go as Jesus sent his disciples, two and two. We visit
the Saturday night rendezvous of unchri-stian men and boys, bowling alleys, pool
rooms, soft l'?l drink parlors and gambling houses. For the sake of convenience we
have divided the city into four sections, XVe cover a different one of these each
Even in these haunts of vice and sin we ,find those who, down deep in their
hearts, long for something better. Thus we have opportunity of supplying that
something-the gospel in tract and testimony to hundreds who doubtless never go to
church, and would otherwise never be reached with the gospel message.
In the school year of 1928-29 we distributed approximately five thousand
tracts. Each of these silent messengers contains one or several passages of God's
Word. True, many of these are never read, but one J. Hudson Taylor or Dr. John
Scudder, or even one live, active Christian convert in the home land would repay us
a 'hundred-fold for all our time and effort.
Another fruitful activity of our practical work is the street meeting. These
are held in the fall and spring when the weather permits. They afford splendid op-
portunities for students to witness for Christ to many souls who probably never at-
tend church services. lt is tragic but true that many people have become dissatisfied
with the lifelessness of churches and withdrawn from them, These as well as other
classes of hungry souls can often be touched by a message in song supported by the
baby org-an, a personal testimony, or a simple gospel message proclaimed on the
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Much interest in these open air services is manifested by the student body.
Despite the often inclement weather, Saturday evening finds students loading the
gospel bus to capacity, and others boarding the street car, street-meeting bound,
God blesses our efforts in unusual ways. Every night, with but one exception,
that street meetings were held this year. there we1'e those who apparently prayed
through to victory. It was a common occurrence to see students kneeling in prayer
with seekers on the sidewalk.
Only our heavenly Father has the true record of the results of all these
meetings. Praise Him for an opportunity of representing Him on the busy city
"Where cross the crowded ways of life,
W-here sound the cries of race and clan,
Above the noise of selfish strife,
VVe hear Thy voice, O Son of Man!"-North.
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SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHING
"The temple the teacher builds
Will last while the ages roll,
For that beautiful unseen temple
Is a chilfl's immortal soul."
Realizing the truth of these lines and how the Scriptures magnify the office
of teaching, many students of the Bible Training School are sent out each Sunday
either to conduct schools or to teach classes i.n the city churches and missions.
As builders of life with these precious living stones Dlaced in our care for a
short time each week, we try to lead the scholar into confession of Christ as his
Saviour, and into a definite Christian life where he may "grow in grace and in the
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." ln all our teaching we endeavor
to give Christ the preeminence, to lift Him up as a perfect Saviour, and to magnify
and honour Hi.s precious name.
Fifteen studen-ts are in charge of the Sunday School held each Sunday after-
noon at the County Chiildren's Home. Upon the arrival of the B. T. S. bus, a number
of little faces are seen pressed against the window panes in an effort to catch a
glimpse of the teachers. Even the smallest children look forward to the Sunday
School hour. Their little hearts seem hungry to hear of Jesus, the Friend of
children. The teachers take their places in a bright spacious room, where chairs and
benches have been arranged. Then come the boys and girls, most of them wearing
a smile. In talking with the matrons, we find that very few of these children are
real orphans. The parents of most of them have been divorced and the little ones
placed in this home. How our hearts are saddened as we notice some dear little girl
or boy who has been blighted by sin, and for whom no one but God seems to care.
We are reminded of Psalm 27:10, "When my father and my mother forsake me. then
the Lord will take me up."
Everyone enters into the singing with all his heart and voice. Prayer its
offered by one of the teachers asking wisdom and guidance from God in teaching the
lesson of that day. Each class goes to its respective place, and the lesson is taught
with the sincere desire to point the child to Christ, the One who cares for him. The
teachers try to bring a message of comfort and cheer to these unfortunate little ones,
whose hearts readily respond to Him who said, "Suffer little children to come unto
me and forbid them not."
It is a joy to see how fondly these little ones cherish the small papers they
receive. They scan them for a picture or a story of Jesus. The last few minutes of
the hour are devoted to a short talk given by the Superintendent or one of the
teachers, to the whole school. After a short prayer is offered, teachers and scholars
part for another week.
There are three other Sunday Schools of which the students have sole charge,
namely, Sunny Side, Anthony Wayne, and Oak Grove. A Christian lady in the new
suburb, Sunny Side, very kindly opened her house to us for Sunday School. This
school has been on the increase both in number and interest since the very beginning.
We are looking forward in prayer to God for a mission 01' church building in this
district. These other two schools are held in school houses just outside the city
Students also teach classes in the Grace Re-formed Church, the Pilgrim
Holiness Church, and the Missionary Church Mission.
What a pri.vilege and opportunity is ours to bring to so many, glad tidings of
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Left to 'riglzt-Prof. C. A. Gerber, instructor in voieeg Mrs. J. Gerig, assistant in-
structor in voiceg Mildred Leightner, accompanistg Prof. Raymond
Weaver, instructor in piano.
STEPS AND HALF-STEPS IN THE BIBLE-MUSIC COURSE
Music is ancient. Genesis 4:21-"And his brother's name was jubal: he
was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ." The schools of the
prophets cultivated music as a preparation of the mind to receive spiritual influences.
David introduced music into the worship at the sanctuary.
Music is not only magnified in the Bible, but it has also a large place in our
worship and devotion to God. ln out times it is also widely used as a means of
evangelism, for many souls are touched through music that would not be Won other'
wise. Since it has such a vital place in our religious life, the study of music was
introduced into the curriculum of the Bible Training School.
The first one to teach in the School was Mrs. J. E. Ramseyerg she taught
piano and voice in 1904f06. In 1907 she taught the piano students, and Prof. Edwin
j. Gerinainn taught those taking voice. Prof. Mark Evans taught both piano and
voice in 1908f09. In 1909 Notation, General Chorus, Conducting, and Sightfreading
were introduced as subjects and have been continued to the present time.
Last, but not least, of all, our very efficient vocal teacher is Prof. C, A. Gerber.
Many times has he cheered ourlhearts, and his life has been a great blessing to us.
He came in the fall of 1911. Prof. Holsworth taught piano in 1911f12g Miss M. E.
Orniciffe from 1913f17Tg Mrs. Stella Bixel Marshall from 1916f17, Miss Laure Am'
stutz in 1918, Miss Esther Pohlmann during 1919f21. Miss Pohlmann left school in
1921 and Miss Ruth Heber finished the term's work. Mrs. Rosina Ramseyer Parlee
taught from 192228.
The interest for music in the B. T. S. has been continually rising, especially
with the last three years. Prof. Raymond Weaver came to the School in 1928 and is
teaching at the present time. He is an efficient, capable and helpful piano teacher.
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Thr! LIGHT lrlomia
Every one appreciates his extraordinary ability, and he has worked hard to cultivate
the talent entrusted to him. The music courses under Professors Gerber and Weaver
have grown, and much has been accomplished within the last few years.
Music has had a place in the curriculum from the very beginning. Private
voice and piano, classes in theory, chorus, sight reading, conducting, harmony, and
composition have been given. Qnly within the past twelve years-since 1918-has
there been a special course for those who wish to devote more time to music. So
the BiblefMusic Course was established.
Too much stress cannot be laid upon the importance of music as a medium
for the propagation of the gospel. Therefore, as Christians, we should use music as
God intended that we should, and wholly consecrate it to His service. The course
was not given merely that students might appreciate good music, but mainly to im-
press on them the sacredness of this gift entrusted to them and to fit them to sing
and play in such a manner as best to carry the blessed message.
Several times during the year programs are given by students of voice and
piano in the chapel, These programs were introduced by Professor Gerber. The
students who listen enjoy these programs, but I think those who play and sing enjoy
them more. They are exciting as all student programs are! They do help to show
the effort put forth in hard work from day to day.
At the close of every school year a musical program is given by the entire
student body. The first annual program was given in 1910, and ever since they have
grown more interesting. They are generally held the last Wednseday night of the
school term. These programs consist of piano and voice numbers given by the more
advanced students and also choir and chorus numbers by the entire school.
We feel that the B. T. S. is very fortunate in having such a wellfbalanced
BiblefMusic Course with capable instructors, We bow before God with humble
hearts and consecrated lives that He may use our talents to honor and glorify
Despite the fall of Babel in ages far away
Which left the speech of nations confounded in a day,
One tongue escaped the judgment that thrust the race apart
It was the speech of music-the language of the heart.
No matter where you wander on journeys hard and long,
None needs that you should teach him the spirit of a song.
No matter where you meet him, or what may be his land,
Speak to his soul in music and he will understand.
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COMPANIONS IN PRACTICE
It was a late September afternoon toward the close of the first week of school
-a most interesting week. It is always interesting to peer out of one's little corner,
to look around at the wide world, and to realize there are other fields to explore,
other things to learn, and other friends to make: and it's all so new and strange. It's
satisfying to learn new names, to become acquainted, and to find that there are good
Christian young people in Illinois as well as in Ohio, and it is pleasant to learn that
people from Michigan can really be as interesting as those from Indiana! If there
are lonesome feelings in some hearts, they quickly vanish, for they are only a small
part of the first week of school.
The second week begins, and with it begins study and practice. It does mean
work to be in school if one is to learn something. This is the time to learn to study
seriously, and to practice faithfully.
Practice! To so many people that word brings memories of the time when
they were small, and an exacting parent kept them at the piano while the sun was
shining, and the boys were playing marbles outside. Uh, what drudgery then! But
the second week of school comes:
"I had my first piano lesson today, and I never felt so small, I'm just be'
ginning to see how little I know about music. I wish I had practiced more when I
was a youngster and had so much time. It means more work now," was one music
student's first impression, expressed to her chum, who was also a beginner in the
The second girl remarked, "That's true, isn't it? And did you hear how
many hours we are expected to practice every day?',
l'Yes," was the answer, "so the catalogue says, but Mr. Weaver says four
"Four hours in one day! And to think one of the Bible students said to me
last night that I should be glad I was a music student because we have it so easy!"
These two Bible Music students, just starting out on the long journey of four
hours' practice in one day, besides classes, studies, and innumerable other duties, soon
find out it isn't so easy! They soon learn that it takes many weeks and some times
months of persistent practice every day to master a Bach or a Mozart. They find
out, too, that they are expected to learn more than reveries and flowery "pieces"
It's not all work and no play, for once in a while come those wonderful eve'
nings when they can go to a good concert and hear an artist sing or play. They
then come back with a wider vision of the possibilities of achievement, and return to
work just a little harder than before.
They will always remember the first time Mr. Gerber said, "Now I think
we'll have you conduct for us today. just come right up on the platform."
Tremblingly the one called on walks up on the platform and grasps the baton.
There never was a gentler teacher than Mr. Gerber, and it is impossible to remain
ill at ease very long. And soon the audience is really singing! Aftr a few similar
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experiences, conducting comes to mean more than downfleftfrightfup. It means
making the audience see the message in the song, carrying them along by the rhythm
of the music, and helping them to sing from their hearts the words of praise, "to
Him from whom all blessings flow."
Sometimes it might seem that Notation and Sight-Reading classes are a waste
of time. But they aren't, for
"Notes and rests, and sharps and flats
All seem such simple things,
But think of all the music that
Such small notation brings!"
That view makes commonplace things appear in a different light, and the uninterf
esting details become intensely interesting when they are seen as a means to an end,
which is to create music.
General Chorus means real work and real pleasure when the students study
the "Hallelujah Chorus" and other classics that are really worth while, along with our
just wait until the second year of school when these two music students study
Harmony and begin struggling with chords and diminished sevenths! We hope it
will be easy for them,
Bible study and Christian fellowship in and out of classes make the course
seem more dear to the student. No matter how well one plays with the fingers, the
seat of music is in the heartg and a sincere, truefhearted Christian will lend the
music a spiritual touch that cannot be gained from anything but a love for Gods
Word and a desire to use every talent for His service.
The evening of the May recital had come. After it was all over, the same
two music students were earnestly talking together.
'kDo you know, this has been a lovely year for me. Many days I couldn't
practice four hours a day, and some days not even three or two hours, but I've en'
joyed every day of this year."
"And I haven't been as faithful either as I might have been, but next year
I'll do better. All the teachers have been faithful in helping us, haven't they? And
now in a few days this school year will be over, but-hasn't it been wonderful!"
"The four necessities of life are food, shelter, raiment, and music."
A youngster once asked Mozart to show him how to compose. The master
replied, 'LYou are too young to compose."
"But you composed when you were a mere infant!"
"True, but I did not ask any one to show me how!"
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Illission Band Officers Ucft to riglztl Back row-Geraldine Mundy, Albert J. Oyer,
Elsie Faye Rupp, Albert C. Eicher, Mardell Niswander.
Front -row-Eli G. Steiner, Rev. B. F. Leightner, Dale H. Baggs.
The Mission Band is an organization in the school for the p1'omotion of mis-
sionary spirit. The first meeting of the Band twenty-live years ago displayed a
warmth of spirit, which has not diminished through the passing of the yea1's.
For several years the speakers at these meetings were students, Sometimes
reviews of great missionaries or of particular fields were given, A few times debates
and extemporaneons speeches were featured. After a time the student program gave
way to addresses by returned missonaries and home mission wo1'kers.
By stereopticon views some missionaries transplant the land of their adoption
into our little chapel and we see for ourselves the pain, the sorrow, the suffering, the
emptiness of the heathen heart without a Saviour. VVe feel anew the force of the
command of Christ, "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel."
The Mission Band services have a detinite place in the hearts of the students.
We look forward to each service because God always meets ns. Some of the students
have received definite calls while listening to a missionary tell of a needy field.
The purpose of the organization is not only that we ourselves might be fed the
bread of life, but that we might send the Gospel Story into heathen lands. The only
way in which this can be done is by placing our own representatives on the foreign
field. In order to support a missionary offerings must be taken. In the earlier years
the oiferings were small. But when it was learned that we could have our own repre-
sentative the students began paying most of their tithes to the Band, and many
sacrificed from their meager supply. The olferings steadily increased until the
students were able to support a missionary. In the year of '25-'26 the Band chose
Mr. Clayton Steiner, a former student of the school, as their 1'epresentative.
One night in January of 1928 tears of sorrow at parting were stayed by tea1's
of joy at service as Mr. and Mrs. Steiner gave their farewell messages. Not long
afterward final good-byes were said and the Mission Band representative and his
companion were on their way to Peru, South America.
Until last year a new motto was chosen with every new term. Though the
various mottoes were good, we felt we should have one we could look back to in
future years. After many suggestions were submitted, the final choice was made.
The permanent motto became "Ambassadors for Christ." God grant that we may
always live true to our motto.
WVhen we stand before God, I believe we shall know that many souls have
been born into the kingdom because of the Mission Band.
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Missions began in the heart of God when He foreordained the redemption of
mankind and gave'Christ Jesus to be tihe spotless Lamb Slain fI'0I11 the f0Ul1dati0H Of
the world. God was the first Giver, the first Sender, and Jesus Christ, the only given
Saviour, the Sent one, God's only begotten Son. Now we have a Saviour, a Redeemer,
and a Good News to proclaim.
Let us consider the challenge and the nature of service that a missionary is
called to perform in a strange land amidst strange gods and evil spirits. In the face
of many other so-called gods, the God of Abraham must hold with him an undisputed
right and place in all religious things, and be to him the supreme and only God. "He
is the God'of wonders," should be the message. The worker must testify that God
in Christ reconciled the world unto Himself. He proclaims Christ as the only
Saviour of men even though his hearers know of other so-called incarnations. In
the name of God'in Heaven he speaks, and being sent b-y God in obedience to Christ's
last command, he has confidence in His message. We dare not question the
authority and divinity of Christ if we would take any ground from the devil's ter-
ritory, In this respect I am so oft reminded of Rev. Dinwiddie's emphasis of the
words of Jesus, "ALL POWER is given unto me in heaven and in earth."
Further, he, the God-called missionary, has a friend in the enemy's camp in
the person of the Holy Spirit, who applies the truth to the bearers. The Spirit of
God witnesses to every heart of the truths of righteousness, of faith in Christ, and of
The missionary is to do the work of an apostle of God. He therefore needs
to be a man of prayer. He must take time for the fragrance of the presence of his
Master to rest upon him. He must take sufficient time to read the vision clearly, so
tl1at "he may run that readethf' and not forget the plan of Jesus or the mind of the
Spirit. The men and women who have moved India were those who have had intimate
dealings with God and who prayed until they prevailed, You too can be a prayer
intercessor as they.
The early missionaries did not serve tables, but they spent most of their time
in the ministry of the Word. The Apostle Paul preached the word, "not with en-
ticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit 'and of power."
KI COP. 2141 The ministry of the WOl'd includes the preparation, delivery of the
message, and the instruction of disciples. Considering the importance of this latter
phase of his ministry, it is readily recognized that more time is required for it than
for any other.
The Apostle Paul witnessed wi-th great joy as well as great care the spread of
the gospel throughout all the province by the church of Achaia. This is the normal
way of spreading the gospel, by the witnessing and gossiping of the gospel by be-
lievers to their neighbors. The Apostle Paul took every opportunity, every where,
in every circumstance, in honor, in di-shonor, on land and on sea, of diffusing the
knowledge of Jesus to all classes of people, insomuch that he could say that he was
free from the blood of all men.
Paul was stirred to missionary activity through vision. He obeyed the
heavenly vision on the road to Damascus, and he was directed to Europe by the
Macedonian vision. At the end of his earthly pilgrimage he saw the vision of the
reward that the Righteous Judge would give him at the Last Day. Two visions
ever evident in a missionary's life, the vision of Jesus and the vision of lost souls.
We find Paul at the end of' his career forsaken by men and alone. We must
not get discouraged if men do not see the value of our service, for their eyes are
blinded as to ete1'nal issues and glories. Paul was' not lauded by men, b-ut God will
express His appreciation by an incorruptible crown. "They that sow in tears s-hall
reap in joy," and "they that turn many to righteousness shall shine as the stars
forever and ever." Paul was not only unpraised but held in disrepute and scorned
by the wise of this world. He was unaided at times, but the Lord stood with him.
He was unasked for by many, yet he hesitated not to preach "Christ and Him
crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Gentiles foolishness." The other
day a man told us, "Your preaching of sin and righteousness was good, but why do
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you mix Jesus Christ into your sermon?" But like Paul, we must not only profess,
but know Him, believe Him, obey Him, and follow Him, and with Paul determine not
to know anything among men save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
Yours for Christ, India
THE FIVE O'CLOCK MEETING
One of the great essentials to Christian service is forming the habit of a
prayer life. In this respect this institution has carefully provided for the devotional
culture of its students. Several devotional periods which are in the regular schedule
are set aside each day: quiet hour before breakfast, chapel service in mid-morning.
and evening worship. Besides these scheduled periods for prayer and devotion the
students have set aside a half hour before supper for missionary intercession and
In previous years the missionary prayer meeting was held at noon, but on
account of the change in our schedule this year it was found feasible to combine this
with our group meetings at five o'c-lock. The boys gather in the Administration
building and the girls in Bethany Hall. Our prayer leaders are appointed for one
month to lead one night of each week. fThe schedule is so arranged that in one
week all pa1'ts of the WO1'ld are reached by prayer. The first five minutes are used
in presenting requests for the field which is represented on that night, and for
personal requests: the remainder of time, in intercession.
These meetings have been the means of broadening and deepening our
missionary vision. XVe no longer see only the need at home, but our hearts go out
in intercession for those in other lands.
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Fellou-ship Circle Officers tlcft to rightj-Rev. W. O. Klopfenstein, Mr. Armin C.
Steiner, Miss Susie Guiff, Mr. Ernest Zehr, Mr. Carl Parlee.
"THE TIE THAT BINDSU
A few short years and student life at the Bible School is a matter of history!
Throughout his school days the student is sheltered by a unique spiritual environ-
ment and lives in a little world apart, whose atmosphere is fragrant with sympathy,
courtesy, and grace. During these years, he learns something of the joyous art of co-
operation with others in preparation for a life task. His chaotic religious ideas are
gradually crystallized into positive Christian ideals. His entire life is stabilized as
it is aligned with the will of God. His experience is immeasuriably enlarged and in-
calculably enriched as he discovers the secret of finding himself as he loses himself
in fellowship with Christ in suffering and service. His fellow students have gone
each to his own way, and he begins to appreciate, as he could not heretofore, his
responsibility as an individual to convey the Gospel message to an nnsympathetic
Our student suddenly finds himself, diploma in hand, 1'emoved from the
hallowed precincts of the school of the prophets, thrust into an environment that is
lonely, uncougenial, and foreign to grace. He longs to release the cumulative in-
spiration of student years, b-uit the very magnitude of the task overwhelms him. The
world is so indiffe1'ent to his message. Perhaps he is a bit lonely, too, and dis-
couraged, but he recalls that his former colleagues are similarly situated in this and
other lands, Through class letters and the alumni maigazines he learns that his
companions in tribulation are many. He remembers the ideals which were be-
queathed to him by the Bible Training School. He is determined to incarnate those
ideals and to proclaim God's message at all costs. He dare not fail.
It must not be inferred, however, that our student has suddenly attained to
the summit of Scriptural knowledge: or that, by rowing his little barque through a
Bible Training School curriculum, he has circumnavigated the universe of truth. He
has only begun. He has merely learned how to use in some measure the Bible as
the key to every life problem. And he has discovered that it is only as he lives and
labors under the anointing of the Holy Spirit that he can enjoy in any degree the
approval of the Lord, whose ambassador he is.
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And thus time hastens toward eternity! Each year the Bible Training School
has made a distinct contribution to the interests of our Master's kingdom in the
trained and consecrated groups of young people who have gone fortlh. Many of the
former students and graduates have served with distinction and bear the scars of
many battles. Some have gone to China, India, Africa, South America, Cuba, and
Hawaii, as well as to the Jews and American Indians of our own land. Others are
strengthening the home base as pastors, evangelists, teachers, city mission and
Sunday School WOl'kGl'S. Still others have returned to the regular walks of life
better fitted to minister in their homes and churches. Year by year these consecrated
groups have gone forth with but one message-"the glorious Gospel of the blessed
God." Streams of blessing have thus encircled the earth. Indeed, an angel could
easily find his way around the world by the light of living sacrifices whose fires
were kindled at the Bible Training School.
Now arises this question: What tie binds this scattered host to their hearth
and home? As the devout Jews, though scattered far and wide, instinctively turned
toward Jerusalem, so the members of this globe-girdling fellowship return, in person
perhaps, but more frequently, in spirit, to the Bible Training School, their Bethel, the
place where they learned to know the Word of God, and better still, the God of the
Unlike secular institutions which maintain pretentious alumni associations,
the Bible Training School cannot boast of a worldly-wise organization. Nor would
she choose to do so, for her interests are best promoted through the influence of
those whose torches were lighted at its altars, and who,
"Though sundered far,
Meet round one common mercy seat."
And who can say that the Bible Training School is not justified of her children?
With few exceptions, it may be said that her sons and daughters are adorning the
Gospel they have learned to love.
With a view to fostering interest in, and loyalty to, the school, and in order
to "maintain and promote the fellowship of its students and workers, both past and
present," an organization known as "The Fellowship Circle" came into being in May,
1916. The motto, I John 1:3, defines its purpose and scope of effort. There are
now nea-rly six hundred names on the mailing list of "The Fellowship Circle
Bulleiti.n,," the official organ ofthe Circle. Some years ago the Circle through its
treasury aided needy students. More recently it sponsored the purchase of a Gospel
truck and contributed substantially toward the erection of a new building, Bethany
Hall, which was dedicated in March of this year.
And what shall we say of the future? How can the influence of the Fellow-
ship Circle be extended? It goes without saying that each of us must endeavor
always to maintain the high Christian standard that has characterized the school
since its inception. Each of us must strive conscientiously and consistently to
exemplify those ideals in his own sphere of service. Anything less than his best is
unworthy of a Bible Training School alumnus. Moreover, let each member bear in
mind his oft forgotten obligations to the Circle of which he is a member: information
concerning changes of addressg regular payment of subscriptions to "The Bulleting"
an annual offering and an occasional article for publication. Again, each of us ought
to encourage and if possible, aid other young people to enter training for Christian
service. Finally, let us pray for one another as fellow warriors in a common cause.
Let us pray for the work of the school and for the enlargement of its borders. If
every member of the Circle will thus bestir himself, we shall witness not only an
enlargement and enrichment of individual life and ministry, but of our corporate
ministry as well. And who can estimate the results for eternity of such whole-
hearted devotion to imperishable ideals?
W. O. Klopfenstein, Class of 1922
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THE THRILL OF EXPECTANCY
Every student felt a thrill of joy on registration day when he was told that the
initial service of the year was to be a groundfbreaking service for the erection of
I could hardly wait until the evening shadows fell and it was time for the
service to begin. At last the time came and I hastened to the grounds. There I
found the area on which the building was to stand, roped off. A large crowd had
already gathered. Sweet strains of music came to me over the heads of the people,
and I made my way to the west end of the plot in order that I might better see what
was going on. There under the light of two powerful electric bulbs I saw Professor
Gerber directing an orchestra.
After the orchestra had played two numbers, Rev. David Roth of Grabill and
Mr. C. C. Welty' of Fort Wayiie, trustees of the School, prayed.
Rev. J. E. Ramseyer then read II Kings 6:1f7 and commented on it. fHow
good it was to hear him speak againlj He showed four ways in which the present
conditions were similar to those in II Kings 6. "First, a school of prophets. Second,
the need of larger quarters. Third, a willing people to cooperate, Fourth, the seal
of God upon the project."
As Mr. Ramseyer finished speaking, some one brought two spades. I noticed
that almost all of the crowd were on their tiptoes to see what was going to happen.
Mr. Ramseyer took one spade and Mr. S. A. Lehman the other, and they began to
dig. After several spades full of earth had been removed, the orchestra again played.
Dean Leightner dismissed the meeting with prayer.
I went back to my room. I was happy beyond Words to think that our new
building had already been started.
The work progressed rapidly. About the last of October it was announced
that the following Sunday, on the twentyfseventh, the corner stone would be laid.
Sunday came bright and fair. Soon after two o'clock I went to the First
Missionary church, where the first part of the program was to be held. The crowd
gathered rapidly and the house was filled when Rev. J. E. Ramseyer began to speak.
He gave an interesting history of the School, telling of its beginning at Bluffton, O.
Rev. B. G. Smith spoke on "Our Privilege in Sharing," and was rewarded by
an offering in pledges and cash to the amount of eleven hundred dollars.
After the service in the church we all went across the street to the new
building site. A large platform had been erected to accommodate those who were
to have part in the laying of the corner stone.
Rev. B. F. Leightner, who was presiding at the service, spoke briefly, showing
us the significance of the laying of various corner stones in Bible times.
Every thing was ready for the laying of the stone. As usual I was where I
could see very well. After our President took the trowel and laid the mortar, Mr.
Lehman and Mr. Von Gunten lifted the corner stone into its place. Two songs were
sung by a men's chorus, and Rev. J. Hygema closed the service with prayer.
As I started back to my room, I joined a group of girls who were discussing
the services. Every one was happy to know that such definite advancement had
been made, and we began to look forward to the time when we should occupy the
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AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
"O give thanks tanto the Lord, for he good."-Psa. 10711.
Ours was the privilege on March 23 of witnessing a long anticipated event-
the dedication of Bethany Hall. We unite in thanksgiving for this occasion,
made possible through prayer. Thus has our heavenly Father manifested His
approval of the School's twenty-five years of fruitful service. March 1803 was the
time set apart for the commemoration of these years.
Many friends rejoiced with us as they passed from room to room during
"openfhouse" hours. We feel confident the sentiment of all was expressed by the one
who said, "Bethany Hall is beautifully furnished and occupied."
We were privileged to have a number of well-known men of God with us
who ministered in power from the Word. Rev. L. H. Ziemer of Toledo, Ohio was
one of the principal speakers, His messages were characterized by earnestness and
depth of spirituality. In the opening service he answered the questions facing the
world today: "What will restore this earth to its pristine glory? lsn't there some
way out of the dilemma? Will the League of Nations succeed? Will democracy
save the world? The Scriptures alone reveal the way of the distress of sorrow,
sin, and strife. Jesus alone can save the world and make it a fit place to live in as
He comes in glory to rule with a rod of iron."
His addresses were brought to a climax by his message, "Satan's Masterpiece."
Appalling, yet true, are the statements: "Every modernistic preacher and advocate of
higher criticism is a forefrunner of Antichrist and is hastening his coming. Every'
where faith is being undermined by these leaders. They are helping in the
damnation of souls for whom Christ died!" ls not this a challenge for us that we
"earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints?"
Dr. John Paul of Taylor University used Psa. l19:l30 as the basis for his
address. L'Man cannot find God with a telescope, neither with mathematics, books,
reasoning, nor arguments, Man cannot find God unless God finds him. Man canf
not climb up to God, God has to come down and get him." How wonderful that
the Creator of the universe should reveal Himself to man through His Word! May
our sincere purpose be not only to know about Him but to truly know Him, "whom
to know is life eternal."
During the ministry of Rev, A. C. Snead, Foreign Secretary of the Christian
and Missionary Alliance, we were conscious of the fragrance of the Rose of Sharon.
"A glimpse of Jesus will give life, but one must gaze on Him to be like Him."
Surely one so like the Master in meekness and humility must have become so by
close communion with Him. Rev. Snead's sermons were a series on "A Fulfilled
Ministry," based on II Timothy 45. We were again reminded that if our message
is to be effective it must show forth the life that is in Christ Jesus and present men
face to face with Him. It is not only the duty of thepreacher to preach the Word
but every child of God should go about heralding the glad tidings of salvation.
Sunday was the crowning 'day of the week. Following the afternoon service
at the First Missionary Church, students and friends gathered on the campus as our
president, Rev. J. E. Ramseyer, reverently dedicated Bethany Hall in prayer.
Rev. C. L. Eicher of Chicago brought our Anniversary services to a close.
Again we who have the truth at our disposal were urged to be faithful in testimony
and prayer if we would help stem the tide of atheism. Unknown and unopposed by
many, its subtle and undermining influences are now set in motion even in our own
Should not we, as students, be deeply grateful to God for an institution
where our faith may be firmly anchored in the Rock of Ages? "God bless the good
old B. T. S." is our earnest prayer. May we ever be true to the faith of our fathers,
for which she stands.
The stout Towsa ire
REV, A. C. SNEAD
Again, we speak on the general theme-a fulfilled ministry, this afternoon on
the blessing and the glory of a fulfilled ministry. Turning our thoughts for the
central message to the iirst part of Romans 15:29, Paul says to the church at Rome,
"And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the
blessing of the gospel of Christ." ....... .
Then he says, "I come unto you." After all, that is one of the essential
elements of ministry, man going to mang woman going to woman, the individual that
has seen Jesus Christ going to other individuals that have not as yet seen Him and
telling them by their transformed lives and their glorious testimony of Jesus, who is
able to save and deliver .........
Not only do you see Christ in Paul's life and in Paul's message, but in Paul's
ministry, for no man can adequately reveal Christ's life save as Christ lives in him
and lives through him in his ministry .........
Turning from the blessing for a little-don't lose the blessing-but let us see
the glories. We are about to dedicate through the grace of God a building for the
service of God, and that building will be of the utmost value only as it is a sanctuary
of God's glory ......... It isn't the building God wants to fill, it is the human life.
Let us pray that every room will be filled with the presence of God and every life a
sanctuary of Cvod's dwelling .........
When the Israelites were traveling through the wilderness, God said, "I would
like to dwell in your midst. Build me a tabernacle." .... We have this testimony of
the building of the tabernacle, "Then a cloud filled the tabernacle. And Moses was
not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon,
and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle' '... .... .
And then we turn over from the tabernacle of the wilderness journeys, and
we see established in their kingdom first David, then King Saul, and later his son,
Solomon. "And Solomon built a house for the Lord, and finished it." ,... "Solomon
stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of the congregation and dedicated
the housef' And it says, "That the cloud filled the house of the Lord." ..... . . .
Then we look into the future a bit .,... We see from the Word that we
have yet to see the temple of the Millenial Age, according to God's plan and under
God's orders ...... We read this glorious testimony concerning the temple in the
Word of God, "Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house. I
saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about it. This was
the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord." ...... "The spirit took me
up and brought me into the inner court."
Thank God, we don't have to stand outside for these visions. The spirit of
God will pick you up and take you into the inside ..... Then again God spoke to
him. Oh, that we might in these days, when the world is rushing on, have such a
vision of God and let Cfod speak to our hearts, that we would forget even the temple,
forget the symbols of worship, just see and hear His voice and go out in the glory of
that spirit where we can look up and see Jesus .........
May I call your attention to Psalm 72:18, 19. L'Blessed be the Lord God, the
God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name
forever, and let the whole earth be filled with his gloryg Amen and Amen," ..... .
The brethren have labored for the building of the house. The contractors and work'
men have followed the plans of the architect, and many friends have given for the
paying for the house, but in it all and through it all the benefits and blessing of
Bethany Hall will be because of the blessing of the gospel of Christ which flows into
it and in the blessing of Christ which flows out in service.
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The LIGHT 'TOXVER
CLASS OF 1909
Artus, Mrs. August tMartha Leichtyl-Upland, Calif.
Bowen, Nellie-Died in Chi Kong Shan, Central China, as a missionary.
De Garmo, Mary-Missionary, Tsao Hsien, Shantung, N. China.
Gautschy, Alfred H.-Preacher and farmer, Hayes Center, Neb.
Herr, Walter S.-Farmer: former missionary, Denair, Calif.
Hirschy, Mrs. William tMatilda Lehmanl-Phoenix, Ariz.
Oyer, Lydia-Domestic employee, Sterling, Kan.
Pea1'son, Anna-Glanham, S. Dak.
Perfield, Mrs. J. W. rEdith Heffelfingerl-Gary, Ind.
Quince, Dersie-Professional nurse, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Regier, John R.-Pastoor of U. B. Church, Modesta, Calif.
Regier, Mrs. John R. LAddie Roth!-Pastor's wife, Modesta, Calif,
Sharp, Mrs. George 4Mary E. Amstutz-Deceased.
Smoots, Affie-Missionary, Yema, Congo Beige, W. C. Africa.
Sprunger, Agnes-Missionary, Charlesville, Congo Beige, W. C, Africa.
Thiesssen, Henry C.-Dean of Evangel University, Jersey City, N. J.
CLASS OF 1910
Gautschy, Mrs. A. H. lKatherine SchiedeggerJfHayes Center, Neb.
Goosen, Helena-Missionary, Kitui, Kenya Colony, S, Africa.
Geyser, Mrs. John 4Clara Gratzl-At Home, Bluffton, Ohio.
Janzen, John H.-Mechanic and Christian worker, Springer, N. Mex.
Locker, Mrs. Anton 4Martha Kienitzl-Missionary to Hopi Indians, Ariz.
Neufeld, Mrs. 4Wilhelmine BoehnkelfDeceased,
XVitmer, Samuel R.+Employee in factory, Grabill, Ind.
CLASS OF' 1911
Baltzer, Mrs. Peter tLydia MeyersJ-Missionary, Shanhsien, Shantung, China
Beyerle, Edith M.-Missionary on furlough from Tibetan border, VV. China.
Bowen, Minnie I.-Bible teacher. Hickman, Ky,
Greisser, Martha-At home, Flanagan, Ill.
Greisser, Mrs. Albert fDora Krieger-Fort Wayne, Incl.
Hilty, Minnie-Missionary on furlough from Hansheo, Hunan, Central China.
Hirschy, Menno S.-Employee in printer's oiiice, Berne, Ind.
Hostetter, George M. Associated with Hesston Bible School, Hesston, Kan. l?l
Lohrentz, Abraham-Medical missionary in China.
Lohrentz, MaryaNurse, Mennonite Hospital, Newton, Kan.
Niswander, Cassie-City mission worker, Portland, Ore,
Shumaker, John W.+Char1otte, Mich.
Sudernian, Anna-Caring for mother, Reedley, Calif.
VVoodford, Mrs. Norma LGreenfieldJ-Christian worker, Virginia.
CLASS OF 1912
Baltzer, Peter P.-Missionary on furlough from Shanhsien, Shantung, China.
Bartels, Mrs, A. F. tLydia Fetti-Portsmouth, Ohio.
Beard, J. G.-Baptist minister, Marion. Ohio.
Fitch, Mrs. E. B. tlone Reynoldsb-Pastor's wife, Winnipeg, Man.
Hirschy, Norman-Baptist minister, Evans City, Penn.
Leichty, C. A.-Carpenter, Pandora, Ohio.
Olshafsky, Elizabeth-Nurse, Milwaukee, Wis.
Roth, Mrs. Elton tEmma Scherrer!-Nyack, N. Y.
CLASS OF 1913
Clasper, Mrs. John lAnna Roth!-Pastor's wife, Rochester, Mich.
Eicher, Benjamin L.iBaptist pastor, Temperance, Mich.
Gerig, Mrs. S. S. ltSadie Garmanm-Pastor's wife, Salida, Colo.
Herr, Mrs. Walter tGertrude Bally-Denair, Calif.
Hilty, Mary-Ofiice employee, Pandora, Ohio.
Kinser, Zearle A.-Pastor of Christian Church, Hickman, Calif.
Leightner, Benjamin F.-Principal of B. T. S., Fort Wayne, Ind,
Linz, Michael-Contractor and Christian worker, Cleveland, Ohio.
Niswander, James-Farmer, Randolph, Ala.
Porter, Bertha P.-Nurse in Calif.
Schumaker, Mrs. Sam tLillie Rothi-Phoenix, Ariz.
Strayer, Mrs. Peter iJosephine Gerigl-Minister's wife, Maumee, Ohio.
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Amstutz, Jesse M.-Grocer, Berne, Ind.
Amstutz, Menno N.YPastor of Missionary Church, Pettisville, Ohio.
Amstutz, Mrs. Menno tJessie Pritchard7ADeceased.
Funk, Ma1'ie H.-At home with aged parents, Hillsboro, Kan.
Harms, John A.-Teacher Northern Baptist University, Chicago.
Hirschy, Mrs. Norman 4Esther SprungerifPastor's wife, Evans City, Penn
Hooven, Mary S.-Pastor of Alliance Church. Columbus, Ohio.
Kinser, Mrs. Zearle tEthel MoorelfPastor's wife, Hickman, Calif.
Lanby, John Ef-Pastor of Missionary Chuch, Van Nuys, Calif,
Roberts, Charles A.+Teacher in Bible Institute, Hunan P1'ovince, China.
Roberts, Mrs. Charles 1Florence Suterb-Died in Hunan Province, China.
Rogers, Ida C.4Stenographer, San Francisco, Calif.
Roth, Elton M.fInstructor in Music, Bible Institute, Nyack, N. Y,
CLASS OF 1915
Sharp, M1's. Lee Bishop 1Metta HirschylfPastor's wife, Joiletville, Ind.
Steiner. Edison, O.-Missionary, died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1922.
Stuckey, Mrs. D. C, LMargaret En1ersonIfCity mission worker's wife,
Highland Park, Mich.
Yaggy. Walter V.fPastoi' of Alliance, Detroit, Mich.
Yaggy, Mrs. VValter V.-Pastor's Wife, Detroit, Mich.
CLASS OF 1916
Albro, Arthur-Pastor of lN1issionary Church, Grovelantl, Ill,
Albro, Mrs. Arthur tDaisy Roth!-Pastor's wife, Groveland, Ill.
Amstutz, FredfEn1ployee, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Dowler, JamesJPastor of M. E. Church, Coleraine, Minn.
Dowler, Mrs. JamesfPastor's wife, Coleraine, Minn.
Greenwood, Mrs. Frank tAnna Staehlil-Lorain, Ohio.
Hall, Norman A.-Pastor of M. E, Church, Patchogue, N. Y.
Kriege, M1's. Gilbert lEr1na SchindlerbfEdwardsvil1e, Ill.
Lamb, VValter T.-Pastor of Pentecostal Ch-urch, Sask, Can.
Lamb, Mrs. VValter T. lFlorence SchlatterlfPastor's wife, Sask. Can.
Moon, Mrs. Robert Holden lSarah Steinerj-Pastor's wife, Oakland, Calif.
Sharp, Lee Bishop. Pastor in M. E. Church, Joiletville, Ind.
Stautfler, Mrs. XV. Paul tLillian AmstntzlfFort VVayne, Ind.
Tropf, HenrygPastor of Missionary Church, Detroit, Mich.
CLASS OF 1917
Amstutz, Sylvia-Mission worker, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Anistutz, Titman-Missionary in Khamgaon, Berar, C. P., India
Bixler, Mrs. E, J. tMe1vina EicherliElkton, Mich.
Clasper, JohnfBaptist pastor, Rochester. Mich.
Greider, Joseph-Pastor of Missionary Church, Phoenix, Ariz,
Greider, Mrs. Joseph-Pastor's wife, Phoenix, Ariz.
Hager, Levi-At home with aged mother, Pandora, Ohio.
Monroe Mrs. Forest tA1ga Blankenship7-Blutfton, Ind.
Monroe, Mrs. Sarah Janegllankato. Minn.
Plunkett, Dallas R.fPastor, Lomita, Calif.
Roth, Henry-Pastor off Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, Ga,
Sandercock Mrs. J. H.-Deceased.
Siemens, David F.+Missionary in Ecuado1', S. A.
Tropf, Mrs. Henry 1Clara Steinerl+Pastor's wife, Detroit, Mich,
XVanner, Barbara+Factory employee, Berne, Ind.
CLASS OF 1918
Baucher Mae-Missionary, Yenping, Fahien, China.
Brindley, Minnie M.-Housekeeper, NVauseon, Ohio.
Broeker Louis H.-Baptist pastor, Chicago, Ill.
Dirstein, Annafln charge of Missionary Rest Home, Minico Beach, Ont., Can
Dirstein, Emma-In charge of Missionary Rest Home, Minico Beach, Ont., Can
Fulton, Jess W.fPrinter, Mansfield, Ohio.
Haberling, Eleanor-Missionary, Tengyueh, Yunnan, S. China.
Kiehn, Mrs. Peter D. 1Susie Baltzerl+Missionary on furlough from Yu
Cheng, Honan, China.
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Kliewer, Gerhardt-Returned missionaryg pastor of Union Church, neai
Fort VVayne, Ind.
Kliewer, Sopha-Employee, Glendale, Calif.
Kuhnle, Mrs. Ernest tMary Perkins!-Pastor's wife, Detroit, Mich.
Leightner, Mrs. E. J. tRhoda Niswanderl-Pandora, Ohio.
Oyer, Mary B.-Christian worker, Fresno, Calif.
Pauley, Sopha-Cook in B. T. S., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Roth, Ezra-Missionary from China, Attending School, Chicago, 111.
Roth, Mrs. Ezra tHelen Siemensl-Missionary from China, Chicago, Ill.
Rupp, Mary E.-Employee, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Saunders, Mrs. Walter tEdna Potterl-Palisade, Neb.
Schug, S3.lOIl16+-T8B,C116I', Berne, Ind.
Siemens, Mrs. David lVera Bixlerl-Deceased.
Sprunger, Mrs. Leo tMary WannerJiWestfield, Ind.
Sutton, Omar-1VIissionary, Charlesville, Congo Belge, VV. C. Africa.
CLASS OF 1919
Abrahamson, Dagny M.4Santa Barbara, Calif.
Acosta, Mrs. Primitivo tLuella Benzb-Pastor's wife, Havana, Cuba.
Etzel, Albert H.fCleveland, Ohio.
Geiser, Mrs. Marvin tSarah SpenglerJf'l'oledo, Ohio.
Lundgren, Ruby-Missionary from China, Chicago, Ill.
Oyer, William D.e-Missionary, Honolulu, T. H.
Richert, Louise S.fTeacher, Gotebo, Okla.
Schlatter, Nina E.-Stenographer, Chicago, 1.1.
Shepley, Reginald-Dennison University, Granville, Ohio.
Shepley, Mrs. Reginald 4Grace lN1urbacl1lfDennis0n University, Granville, O.
Stock, Louise-Chicago, Ill.
Suter, Leroy R.-Oflice worker in Y.M.C.A., Los Angeles, Calif.
VVanner, Marthafl-Factory employee, Berne, Ind.
Zollinger, Christine-Nurse, Fort Wayne, Ind.
CLASS OF 1920
Applegate, Amy+Missionary from Ebenezer Mission, Honan, China.
Bracy, Hannah-Missionary to Angola, P. W. Africa,
Glock, J. Frank-Evangelical Work, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Glock, Mrs. Frank-Fort Wayne, Ind.
Houston, James H.-Pastor Baptist church, Quinten, Okla.
Klint, Clara C.fMissionary from Kankan Par Conakry, Guinie Francaise,
Rediger, Ruth-Missionary work, Peoria, Ill,
Ringenberg, Jesse-On furlough from Dholka, Gujerat, India.
Roth, Aaron L.fBaptist pastor. Buda, Ill.
Roth, Mrs. A. L. tLillian Schumacherb-Pastor's wife, Buda, Ill.
Stautfer, Emanuel-Colporteur, Fort Wayne, Ind,
Steiner, Clayton D.-Missionary, Peru, South America.
Steiner, Olga M.-At home, Pandora, Ohio.
Thompson, Mrs. Paul tMade1ine RinteouljkChristian worker in the East.
Wieland, Paul A.-Baptist pastor, Louisville, Ky.
CLASS OF 1921
Amstutz, Elda-Missionary, Ramabai Mukti Mission, Khedgaon, India.
Barnes, Mrs. George QVerena LoulfFayette, Ohio.
Bartel, Marie H.-In nurse's training, Bethel Hospital, Newton, Kan.
Becker, Alvin G.+Missionary from Charlesville, Congo Belge, W. C. Africa.
Burkholder, Lydia-City mission worker, Chicago, Ill.
Dodgson, Arthur Stanley-Pastor of Baptist Church, N, Dak.
Dodgson, Mrs. A. Stanley tRuth Naomi Rothl-Pastor's wife, N. Dak.
Hewsin, Mrs. Thomas R. tEdna Sayresb-Stony Creek, Ont. Can.
Johnson, C. Nettie-Employee and Christian worker, Toledo, Ohio.
Lindstrom, Mrs. Fred tEsther Andersony-Beloit, Wis.
Moser, Rachel-Evangelistic singer, Berne, Ind.
Oyer, Alvin D.-Missionary, Honolulu, T. H.
Parlee, Mrs. Carl tRosina Ramseyerl-Singing evangelist, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Ramseyer, Daniel E.-Pastor of Baptist Church, Butte, Neb.
Siemons, Margaret F.-Nurse, Los Angeles, Calif.
Stauner, Christine-Employee in factory, Fort Wayne, Ind.
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CLASS OF 1922
Ackerman, Mrs. Reuben tLydia B. ZinimermanJ4Pekin, Ill,
Byroads, Mrs. Charles 1Esther M. Beckerl-Fort Wayne, Ind.
Hager, Albert-Contractor, painter and pastor, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Halle1', Archie P.-Missionary in pioneer work, Belgian Congo, W. C. Afrifca.
Hansser. Sylvanus J.-Missionary in Venezuela, S. A.
Hartzel, Mary-Worker in Orphans' Home, Defiance, Ohio.
Klopfenstein, VVe1don O.fPastor of Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Richert, Emma E.4Returned missionary from Africa, Goetbo, Okla
Rithaler, Mrs. Frank tJennie Moser!-Groveland, Ill.
Seitz, Edward E.-Farmer and gospel worker, Sterling, Kan.
Seitz, Mrs. Edward lMildred Barndollarb4Sterling, Kan.
Stauffer, Vilallace Paul-Factory employee, Fort XVayne, Ind.
Squires, Edith D.-Sunday School and Christian worker, Fort Wlayne, In
Thiess, Agnes A.-Domestic employee, Fort XVayne, Ind.
VVitmer Safara A.fInstructor at B. T. S., Fort Wayne, Ind.
CLASS OF 1923
Angus, Gertrude-Business woman, Detroit, Mich.
Becker Mrs. E. 1Maude Becker!-Pastor's wife, Berne, lnd.
Clarence I.-Missionary, Boma, Congo Belge, W. C. Africa.
Ina K.-Missionary to China.
Roy-Pastor, Missionary Church, Elton, Mich.
Chant, Franklin P.-Pastor of Friends Church, Knightstown, Ind.
Chant, Mrs. F. P. lLil1ian RothlfPastor's wife, Knightstown, Ind.
Dille1', Herbert-Phoenix, Arizona.
Frank, Mrs. Herman 4Gladys Aeschlinian1-Pettisville, Ohio.
Gaskill, Myrle-Teacher in Correspondence Business College, Fort Wayne, Ind
Gerig, Chris-Pastor of Missionary Church. NVoodburn, Ind.
Hansser, Mrs. Sylvanus J. lEunice Diller!-Missionary in Venezuela, S. A.
Hirschy, Kathryn-Nurse, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jackson, Bessie+Nurse, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Moser, Raymond-Manager of chicken hatchery, Montpelier, Ind.
Rose, Hattie-Office girl, Detroit, Mich.
Rodgers, Mrs. Thomas 1Martha Clarky-Lorain, Ohio.
Roth, Esther+At home, Grabill, Ind.
Sclilatter, Mrs. XYilliam lJosephine Roth!-Pastor's wife, Stryker, Ohio.
Taylor, Margaretw-Business woman, Detroit, Mich.
Thiessen, K. Irene-Office work, Co1'n, Okla,
VViederkehr C13l'E'I1CQ-EHIDIOYCGQ in charge of gospel work, Fort XVayne, Ind.
VVitmer, Mrs. S. A. 1Edith McLean!-,Fort Wayne, Ind.
VVo1fe, Mrs. Adolph tOlive Bedford!-Elkton, Mich.
CLASS OF 1924
Eicher, Ruth V.fMission House, Ellechpur, Berar, India,
Everett, Mrs. Charles 4Martha Schultzb-Pastor's wife, Bremen. Ind.
Haller. Herbert-Missionary in pioneer work, Belgian Congo, NV. C, Africa.
Harrison, Edith-Church worker, Detroit, Mich.
Honderich, Silvan+Carpenter and Christian worker, Detroit, Mich.
Hygema, William-Pastor of M. B. C. Church, Pottsdani, Ohio.
Imbach, Marie-Keeping house for brotlier-in-law, Bluffton, Ohio.
Liechty, Barbara-Employee in factory, Berne, Ind.
Manges, WarrensPastor of M. B. C. Church, Nappannee, Ind.
Manges, M1's. VVarrenfPastor's wife, Nappannee, Ind.
Moyer, Lillian-At home, Hamilton, Ont., Can.
Rich, Mrs. Melvin 1Esther NVaglerJ-Return missionary to Africa, Peoria, Ill
Ummel, Paul-Missionary, Zurn, Nigeria, W. Africa.
Umniel, Mrs. Joseph tMabe1 HygeniabfMissionary on furlough from
Zurn, Nigeria, VV. Africa.
CLASS OF 1925
Amstutz, Mrs. Omen 4Selnia Hirschyb-Berne, Ind.
Bartel, Loyal-Missionary, Isachsian suny, North China,
Becker, Emanuel-Pastor of Defenseless Mennonite Church, Berne, Ind.
Browetht, Harold-Civil engineer and Christian worker, Montreal, Can.
Brown, Marie-Shanibaugh, Iowa.
Grabill, Jacob-Pastor of M. B. C. Church, Elkhart, Ind,
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Grabill, Mrs. Jacob 1Sadie Bontragerl-Pastor's wife, Elkhart, Ind.
Griener, Mrs. Elmer fLydia Seitzl-Morton, Ill.
Grosh, Marion-Pastor of M. B. C. Church, Picqua, Ohio.
Kliewer, MarthaiGlandale, Calif.
Lewis, Viva-Deaconess of Alliance Church, Monroe, Mich.
Marker, Harvey-Pastor M. B. C. Mission, Altoona, Pa.
Marker, Mrs. HarveyfPastor's wife. Altoona, Pa.
Niccum, Mrs. Joseph lMargaret Baker!-Elkhart, Ind.
Nittrouer, Laura-City Mission worker, Covington, Ohio.
Schlink, Mrs. Harold LLenora LeightnerJ-Northern Baptist University,
CLASS OF 1926
Ackerman, H. A.--Marion College, Marion, Ind.
Ackerman, Mrs. H. A. lMary Ann KlopfenstenJ-Marion, Ind.
Beckhart, AdafVictoria, Chili, S. A.
Birkey, M1's. Roy 1Elizabeth KlopfensteinJ-Pastor's wife, Elkton, Mich
Bowman, Clyde-Missionary in Quetta Dist., Baluchistan, India.
Bowman, Mrs. Clyde, Missionary in Quetta Dist., Baluchistan, India.
Copp, Mrs. Clarence lLaverne Shulll-Fort Wayne, Ind.
Dammann, Arvilla-House Work, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Diller, WaldogPandora, Ohiog Deceased.
Duvall, Hallie-Practical nurse, Frankfort, Ky,
Everett, Charles-Pastor of M. B. C. Church, Bremen, Ind.
Figg, Edna-Missionary Quito, Ecuador, S. A.
Gerber, Katherine-Mission worker, Fairview, Ohio.
Gerig, Clarence+Pastor Missionary Church, Angola, Ind.
Gerig, M1's. Clarence Qldella Neuenschwanderj-Angola, Ind,
Gulick, Mrs. Wilfred H. lGrace Dye!-Detroit, Mich.
Haller, Clyde-eFarmer and Christian worker, Bucklin, Kan.
Hartman, Revera-Pikesville, Ky., in Methodist Hospital.
Hughes, Golda-Covington, Ohio.
Klopfenstein, Mrs. Joseph lMary Clauserh-Pastor's wife, Wauneta, Nebr,
Lehman, Iva-Goshen, Ind.
Leonard, Mrs. Earl 4Gladys Amstutzl-Gordon College, Boston, Mass,
Morton, Dr. Beatrice L,-Chiropodist, Fort Wayne, Incl.
Moyer, Anna-Offuce work, Fort WVayne, Ind.
Oyer, J, Harold-Student in University of Indiana, Bollmington, Ind,
Parlee, Carl-Evangelistic singer, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Potts, Elizabeth-Secretary for father, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Schlink, Harold-Chicago, Ill.
Schott, Ora-Hutchinson, Kan.
Smith, Emma?Nurse, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Steiner, Armin-Pastor of Missionary Church, Clyde, Ohio.
Steiner, Mrs. AI'111lll-P2lSt0l"B wife, Clyde, Ohio.
Steiner, Oliver-High School Instructor, New Bremen. Ohio,
Steinman, Lois--Nurse's training, Methodist Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Stockman, Otto-Pastor of M. B. C. Church, New Carlisle, Ohio.
Stockman, Mrs. c01ive Wrightl-Pastor's wife, New Carlisle, Ohio.
Tung, Mrs. S. D. lMary Leeb-Professor's wife, S. Manchuria, China.
Wishart, Mrs. Gordon LMyrtle Bradley!-Regina, Sask., Canada.
Yoss, Sophia-Oflice work, Fort Wayne, Incl.
Zehr, Ernest-Christian work, Berne, Ind.
CLASS OF 1927
Amstutz, Allen-Pastor of Union Church, Delphos, Ohio.
Baker, William-Pastor, Councilville, Penn.
Bowman, Floyd-Missionary to Africa lStudying in Francej,
Brooks, Spencer-Student in Missionary Institute, Nyack, N. Y.
Burkholder, Juanita-At home, Bluffton, Ohio.
Canen, Irvin-Pastor M. B. C. Church, Antioch, Ind.
Crowe, Mrs. Burl tAimee Vernonl-Christian worker, Lafayette, Ind.
Diller, Goldie-At home, Phoenix, Ariz.
Burlong Boyd-Employee in factory, Laura, Ohio.
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Guiff, SusieNMissionary work, Jackson, Mich.
Haas, Alfred-Employee in factory, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Klopfefnstein, Joseph-Pastor of Missionary Church, Wauneta, Nebr,
Lehman, Martha-Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Leonard, Earl-Gordon College, Boston, Mass.
Maurer, Floran-Helping father,Wakarusa, Ind.
Meier, Ezra-Christian work, Peoria, Ill.
Martquart Mrs. Keith 1Helen J, Oyerl-Fort Wayne, Ind.
Preston, Mrs. Harvey 1Dessie Meyerl-Long Beach, Calif.
Reid, Jean-Evangelistic singer, Detroit, Mich.
Rich, MelvinfReturned missionary from Africa, Peoria, Ill.
Ringenberg, Esther4Housework, Fort Wayne, Ind.
R-upp, Elsie-Post graduate student, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Schmidt, Oscar E.-At home, Gotebo, Okla.
Smith, F.Mae-Nurse, Frankfort, Ky.
Stubbleiield Mary-Employee, Dayton, Ohio.
CLASS OF 1928
Albright, Frank-Employee, Fort VVayne, Ind.
Allen, Lucile-Office work, Memphis, Tenn.
Altar, Ruth-Studying music, Detroit, Mich.
Canen, Mrs. Irvin 1Laura L6hIll2i1llfPElSf0l"S wife, Antioch, Ind.
Egle, Flora-Post graduate, B. T. S., Fort VVayne Ind,
Everest, QuintinWPastor M. B. C., Elkhart, Ind.
Everest, Mrs. Quintin 1Mae Yoder!-Pastor's wife, Elkhart, Ind.
Gerig, Mrs. Jared lMilrlred EicherlfPastor's wife, Auburn Jet., Ind.
Guy, VVi1liam-Pastor, Levering, Mich.
Guy, Mrs. XYil1iam-Pastor's wife, Levering, Mich.
Haller, Thelmaf-Housework, Bucklin, Kan.
Hirschy, Ida-Asbury College. XVilmore, Ky.
Kronman, Alice-Employee, Toledo, Ohio.
Martins, Mrs. Bernard-Mennonite Brethren Mission, Minneapolis, Minn
Nichalos, Alta-Christian XVork, Langdon, Alberta, Canada.
Pfund, EstherYPost-graduate B. T. S., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Ringenburg, LoyalYTaylor University. Upland, Ind.
Robison, John-Employee, Lima, Ohio.
Sando, C1i1'fordfPastor M. B. C., Laura, Ohio.
Schlink, Margaret-Phoenix, Ariz.
Steinman, Esther-Teaches piano, Woodburn, Ind.
White, Virginia-Normal College, Memphis, Tenn.
Wagler, Mrs. Elmer C, 4Margaret Ogdenlf Peoria, Ill.
Zimmerman, Clarence-Pastor Missionary church, Detroit, Mich.
CLASS OF 1 929
Brooks, Ruth-Special student, B. T. S.. Fort Nvayne, Ind.
Clauser, Homer K.-Student, Missionary Institute, Nyack, N. Y.
Davison, CecileSpecial student, B. T, S.. Fort Wayne. Ind.
Garman, ErmaiEniployee, Goshen, Ind.
Gerig, Jared F.-Pastor, Auburn Jct., Ind.
Grabill, Clifford L.-Pastor Missionary Church, Bluffton, Ohio.
Habegger, Tilman-Pastor Missionary Church, Buicklin, Kan.
Hawkins, Gladys-Telephone Operator, Anderson, Ind.
Howland, Mary L.fPost graduate, B. T. S., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Lehman, Sylvan S.-Pastor Mennonite Church, East Freedom, Penn.
Mitchell, Harvey L.-Pastor lvlissionary Church, Sterling, Kan.
Mitchell, Mrs. Harvey L.-Pastor's wife, Sterling, Kan.
Moss, George F.-Employee, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Musselman, Hattie M.-God's Bible School Orphanage, Cincinnati. Ohio.
Roth, Naomi-Oflice work, B. T. S., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Schlenker, John A.-Christian worker, Peoria, Ill.
Schindler, VValdo-Employee, Berne, Ind.
Stockman, Laura-High School student, Johnson. Kan.
Ulrich, Eltonh-Employee, Fort NVayne, Ind.
Weber, Eleanor-Evangelistic singer, Detroit, Mich,
Wulliman, Arveda G.-Employee, Berne, Ind.
The Lions! frowen ee
Sept. 18, 1929-Registration. Another epoch in the history of B. T. S. The
ground-breaking service in the evening marks an impressive beginning of the
Sept. 19, 1929-The first chapel service-Rev. Rickerts.
Sept. 20, 1929-Rev. B. G. Smith, first Mission Band speaker.
Sept. 22, 1929-Welcome, B. T. S, students, to the Sunday School Rally at the First
Sept. 24, 1929-Evangelist Turley, speaks in chapel.
Sept. 27, 1929-Rev. and Mrs. Garnett G. Philippe, missionaries to China, addressed
Sept. 30, 1929-A very practical message on "Reliance upon God" by Miss Minnie
Hilty, missionary to China.
Oct. 4, 1929-Mr. Floyd and Rev. Clyde Bowman, former B, T. S. students, give
heart-searching messages at Mission Band. Impressive consecration service.
Oct. S, l929iRev. W. O. Kloptenstein, chapel speaker,
Oct. 11, T929-Something different-an illustrated chapel messages o11 "Gospel
Truths Taught by Geometrical Figures," by Rev. P. R. Schroeder, President. South
Dakota Junior College.
Oct. 10, 1929fStop! Look! Listen! Little white slip presented by the Dean. Miss
Brooks, iirst u-p.
Oct. 18, 1929-Mr. Baggs takes us through God's Grocery Store-We see wholesale
quantities of Patience, Grace. Love, and all needed commodities.
Oct. 19, 1929-Another member of the "family," Rev. Jess Ringenburg welcomed as
the Mission Band speaker.
Oct. 22, 1929-Rev. B. G. Smith, our capable Field Representative, presents need of
additional funds for the new building.
Oct. 24, 1929-A special treat. Miss Kaitray, inissionary-evangelist, speaks in chapel.
Oct. 25, 1929-Chapel speaker, Rev. Cohcn, converted Jew and native ot Jamaica.
Mission Band speaker, Miss Grace Shramm, missionary to Africa.
Oct. 27, 1929eCorner stone of Bethany Hall laid in the afternoon.
Oct. 28, 1929-Day of Prayer. Time of g1'eat blessing. Rev, S. B. Shaw, author of
"Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers to Prayer," presiding.
Oct. 31, 1929-Chapel speaker, Miss Pohnert, missionary of the Ebenezer Mission in
China. Message from Jas. 4:2. Very practical and heart-searching,
Nov. 1, 1929-Mission Band service in charge ot Rev. D. C. Stucky and family of
Nov. 2, 1929-Rev. Philip Hinkey, missionary to China, is welcomed as a house guest
for four weeks.
Nov. 7, 1929-Chapel speaker, Rev. W. H. Johnson, M. B. C. Evangelist,
Nov. 8, 1929-Rev. Philip Hinkey, garbed in Chinese native costume, addresses
Nov. 15, 1929-Mrs. Hinkey gives personal testimony.
Nov. 22-24, 1929-Thirteen delegates attend Y. P. G. L. convention at Taylor
Nov. 25, 1929-Student body attends stereoption lecture given by Rev. W. H. Oldfield
at First Missionary Chu1'cl1. Graphical presentation of famine conditions in
China and the causes underlying these conditions.
Nov. 27, 1929-Musical recital during General Chorus. Thanksgiving vacation begins.
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Dec. 2, 1929-Mr. and Mrs. Elmer VVagler give survey of mountaineers in
sing funeral dirge as "rendered" by mountaineers.
Dec. 4, 1929fEnglish Department launches Good English 'WVEAKI'
Dec. 6, 1929+Mr. Furman secured Mr. and Mrs. XVagler as his second substitute
speakers through "sheer importunityf'
Dec. T, 1929--Humorous but pathetic Mission Band message-Rev. E. A. Fiddler,
missionary to India's lepers.
13, 19294Mission Band+Bert Eicher relates life of Ernest Fenton Hall.
20, 1929-Christmas vacationfbiizzardfsnow driftsfhome a long way off!!
1, 1930-Happy New Year!
9-Joshua class resumed after Rev. J. E. Ramseyer's return.
2, 1930+Lecture in First Missionary Church by Rev. Henry Ramseyer.
3, 1930-Rev. Henry Ramseyer, chapel speaker, Mission Band speaker-H. A.
arangeopa, Malay missionary.
6, 1930-A profitable chapel hour: speaker Mr. Blair, missionary to Korea.
9, 1930-Three students as Mission Band speakers. How our hearts were
stirred as we heard their testimonies!
Jan. 17, 1930-Miss Minnie Hilty, missionary to China, 1'elates interesting account
of work in Hunan, Central China.
Jan. 20, 1930-Mid-term exams. Alarm Clocks in demand. Little need for the
Jan. 21, 1930-Election of Mission Band officers.
Jan. 24, 1930-Rev. Thomas Davies, former member of the faculty, speaks at Mission
Band. Subject: "The Spiritual Approach to the VVord of God."
Jan. 27, 1930-Registration day.
Jan. 30, 1930-Rev. . C. Poole gives lecture on "How VVe Got the English Bible." VVe
came away with a deeper gratitude to God from His precious Word.
Jan. 31, 1930s-"Birthday shower" on Mr. S. A. Witmer. We heard there was danger
of its being a literal shower. Mission Band speaker F. B. XVhist1er of India,
Feb. 1, 1930-Students kept busy addressing envelopes for dedicatorial announce-
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Feb. 4, 1930-Smallpox! Three victims sent to the "pest house"3 vaccination follows,
Miss Baker receives a "taking" birthday gift.
Feb. 6, 1930-Another Day of Prayer in which God manifested His presence in a
Feb. 7, 1930fClaim was laid to the Greek Room by Mrs. B. G. Smith tEng. III!-
and by Rev. B. G. Smith tApol. Il the fourth period. Division of the house ot
Smith amicably settled when Mr. Smith smilingly agrees to the priority right of
Mrs. Smith. At Mission Band, Rev. Eash presents stereopticon lecture of Africa.
Feb. 9, 1930-Church service held in the chapel because of smallpox epidemic.
No practical work. Rev. J. E, Ramseyer and Rev. Jacob Hygema bring messages.
Feb. 12, 1930-Professor XVeaver plays a L - O - N - G solo for Ruth Morris in chapel,
Feb. 20, 1930-Girls move into Bethany Hall, and boys into Administration Build-
ing, XVe observe new and amazing methods of conveying luggage. Bert Eicher
leads the display.
Feb. 21, 1930-Two students again address Mission Band, Miss Elizabeth t'?P
Baker and Mr. Jacob, speakers.
Feb. 25, 193UfMrs. Smith adopts new methods of imparting instruction to Hist. II
class. On her desk, in easy reach, is a hammer and a screwdriver. Let us hope
the mere display of the new method will be effective.
Feb. 28, 1930WMission Band speaker, Rev. John Clark, missionary to South America.
Mar. 7, 1930-Rev. H. E. Nelson of Beulah Beach, Ohio, speaker at Mission Band.
Mar. 12, 1930-Classes excused for the afternoon to clean up the campus. Some
acquire a coat of foreign coloring matter. Weiner roast at the end of a perfect day.
Mar. 14, 1930-Mrs. T, H. Robertson of Pandora, Ohio, shows ns that "God expects
every Christian to be a missionary."
Mar. 18, 1930-First address of Anniversary program delivered by Rev. L. H.
Ziemer on Revelation 5.
Mar. 19, 1930-Afternoon service, Rev. L. H. Ziemer. Subject: "Bethlehem or
Calvary." Dr. John Paul of Taylor University brings the evening message. Text
Psa. 1l9:130. Stresses spiritual knowledge as more important than acquired
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Mar. 20, 1930-Rev. Snead of New York City, afternoon speaker. General theme for
these services, "Fulfill thy ministry," 2 Tim. 425, Evening service addressed by
Rev. L. H. Zieiner. His subject "Satan's Masterpiece or the Anti-Christ." This
afternoon, about 3 o'clock, Allan Frey went Home.
Mar. 21, 1930-Short funeral service held for our brother. Rev. J. E, Rarnseyer
reads the Scripture and makes a few comments. We sympathize with the family
in their bereavement. The afternoon and evening services continued the theme:
"Ful1il1 thy ministry."
Mar. 23, 1930-Rev. A. C. Snead addresses both the morning and afternoon services.
Following the afternoon service the congregation assembles before Bethany Hall
for the dedication. Rev. C. L. Eicher of Chicago preaches at the evening service.
Message: "The Day in VVhich VVe Live," based on 2 Cor, 5:10-14.
Ma1'. 28, 1930-Rev, R. E. Shaffer of the Africa Inland Mission, presents interesting
pictures of the Masai tribe at Mission Band.
Ap1'. 1, 1930-Mr. Greiner's birthday. Didn't taste the birthday cake but heard it
was delicious. Happy Birthday!
Apr. 4, 1930-Rev. Reuben Larson, Mission Band speaker. Pictures conditions in
South America in graphic way: reminds us of the white man's neglect and abuse
against South America.
Apr. 18, 1930+Easter vacation. Glad for a short time of rest before the busy
Apr. 21, 1930-Back at school after a delightful vacation.
May 18, 1930+-Baccalaureate service at the First Missiona1'y Church. Address by
Rev. Jacab Hygema. Just a few days left,
May 21, 1930aAnnua1 Musical Recital at the First Missionary Church at 3 o'clock.
May 22, 1930-Glad to have the privilege of meeting former students at Fellow-
May 23, 1930-Class of 1930 graduates from dear old B. T. S.
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