Steinbach Bible Institute - Star Yearbook (Steinbach, Manitoba Canada)

 - Class of 1949

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!, tOr Endeavouring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. eph.4 :3 tfa JT- •T ' . Jf Tear IhcoK of the ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■A Rev. B. D. Reimer Missions Church History Theology Exegesis Synthesis Doctrine Pedagogy Christian Evidences Dispensational Truth Principals messacr “Lift up your eyes and look’’ . John 4:35. The first look we take is at God, the Almighty One; the Creator of the heav¬ ens and the earth. The One who “hang- eth the earth upon nothing”, and lo, it hangs; the One who sets the limits of each star and planet, and they are set; the One who says, “Let there be”, and it is, in all its immensity and glory. The One who made man “fearfully and won¬ derfully”. as the psalmist exclaims after pondering the wonderful functioning of each member and organ of his body. Truly we acknowledge with the apostle Paul, as we look at the creation, “the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being un¬ derstood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead.” This leaves the unbelieving without ex¬ cuse. But what are the invisible things of God? we ask. God does not leave us in the dark about them. He has revealed them to us as far as we need to know them in His own Word, the Holy B.ble, or as Paul says writing Timothy, the Scriptures. As we look into the Word we see the holiness, righteousness, purity and justice of God in all His glory, om¬ niscience and omnipotence, there comes the realization that no sin or impurity can enter His presence. Every lntle as well as bigger, sin, even every idle word spoken will receive its just punishment. Being only fallen human beings, even the best thing we do falls short of the expectation of a Holy God. We are com¬ pelled to fall down with Isaiah and cry, “Woe is me, for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.” This brings us naturally to the second look, the look within - at ourselves. After CONTINUED ON PAGE 34 — 2 — S. S. Administration Personal Work Child Study Notation, Voice Mr. J. N. Wittenberg Bible History Orientalism German Menn. History Study of Prayer Bible Geography HIGH SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆A S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 4 — ?■☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆£ YEAR BOOK " g orgen Cn£ adj ten (itfon @. q. ifgeterg) M T SjBy i,_t Jn feltituerftanblic i, bag ber Unier • w iu i3CL ibclafabciuie jcben SWorgen jnit J " t‘.. 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Sann toirb ein 2lbfd;nitt aug ber 83ibe[ gelefen unb iurg be banbett. gum ©djlufe toirb nod; jebem, ber fid; gebrungen fu[)It, ©elegenbeit gegeben. Graduate BIBLE DAVE SCHELLENBERG Appreciation of his abilities has been shown by his being elected president of the student body. Takes special interest in Children’s Work and is active in the same. Is kept busy in his many appoint¬ ed duties. He is active in bringing the gospel to surrounding districts where salvation in Christ is still unknown. LOUISE REIMER Imparts a ray of cheerfulness to those she meets. Is treasurer of the Year Book Committee and sings in the trio. Have a serious talk with her and you will find that she is seeking the Lord’s will for her life. HARVEY BARKMAN Is president of the third year graduat¬ ing class. He also takes care of both dormitories. He is a quiet, sincere Christ¬ ian worker who has been out in service under the Western Gospel Mission dur¬ ing the summer months. Practices the piano-accordian. MRS. EVRIL BARKMAN Sincere. Active in school activities. Mr. and Mrs. Barkman were engaged in Christian work in Canora, Saskatchewan this past summer. May the Lord bless them as they go into full-time service. JOHN GIESBRECHT Generally speaking. Lets the chips fall where they may. These characteristics have helped him to keep the school and those in it functioning properly these last few years. Worked in a lumber camp in Ont ario last summer and did part time mission work. Ambassadors YEAR BOOK k ☆☆☆■£☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆• MGr CtA; SCHOOL WILLIAM WIEBE Holds to his principles with a great deal of tenacity. You find him on the farm in summer, but for the past three winters he has attended Bible School. Is an ardent student and a man of few words. Is systematic in his work. LYDIA KROEKER Is apt to see the bright side of a situation. She thoroughly enjoys her studies, though she doesn’t aim for the highest marks. For future service she trusts in the Lord’s leading. PETER MARTENS Instructor in woodwork, the results of which you will see at the spring sale. Plays the accordian and is looking to Northern Saskatchewan for his mission field where with his family he has labour¬ ed during the past summer. MARY WIEBE We love and respect her quiet and firm Christian character. She knows how to do the art projects at school and conducts a weekly children’s meeting. She intends to finish grade eleven after graduation. ABE KOOP v Particularly interested in Children’s Work, has been active in several Sun¬ day Schools in South Spencer. Serves as one of the librarians. Has varied inte¬ rests. The dinner problem does not worry him; he makes his own meals. In Febru¬ ary Brother Koop left for California to take a missionary training course. for Christ“ — 7 — S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆A Q usAuatinx2, GIgAA, HIGH SCHOOL Jesus first, Others next, Yourself last. JAC. HIEBERT The Lord has put a new song in his heart which he brings torth clearly. Instructor in grammer in the Bible School Department as well as choir lead¬ er. Is especially concerned that Christ¬ ians come to a fuller realization of the fact that Christ lives in us. HELGA PETERS Shows that even mathematics can be mastered. Lover of nature and books. Likes to serve others before herself. Plays piano and sings in the trio. WILMA LOEWEN Life of grade 12. Finds other books interesting besides those on the grade 12 course. Will not easily succumb to mel¬ ancholy. Generous. Pet aversion, doing homework. HENRY HILDEBRAND Editor of the Year Book. Henry’s conversation indicates that he entertains aspirations of becoming an incarnate lexicon. His casual manner disguises a dual personality. — 8 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ YEAR BOOK Tj ati GlaM (lefvo. ' U “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abound¬ ing in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord,” 1 Cor. 15:58. Much is being said about the needs of the world of to-day. Men of great learn¬ ing, leaders, kings, etc. all have their ideas of the world’s need. The spiritual Christian, however, can readily see what the need is. The need is Jesus Christ! Then our eyes are turned on the Chris¬ tian Church and we see another need. The Christian Church is in great need of men and women who will put them¬ selves one hundred per cent on the altar of sacrifice, tnen seek God’s will for their lives. Are you willing with Paul to cry out “Lord what wilt thou have me do?” Then answer with Isaiah, “Here am I: send me.” Many lands have opened their doors to the Gospel. Lands that were kept in -— heathen darkness and superstition, such as Japan are now opening up to the Gospel. But where are the missionaries to take over? The words of Jesus in Luke 10:2 ring in our ears as they did to the apostles. “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest.” As third year students we covet your prayers that God may guide us into the right place of service. Quite a number of us are looking forward to service in the foreign field. Others plan to go into home mission work. The need is great. There are still many people in our land who have not yet heard of the finished work on Calvary for their sins. Therefore let us be up and doing, for the shadows of evening are lengthening and night com- eth, when no man can work. Harvey Barkman. GRADE XII CLASS REPORT Seldom have the possibilities in specu¬ lative reasoning been so nearly exhausted as they were by the ancient Greek phi¬ losophers. The profound impressions ef¬ fected upon human life and thought by these men have continued to influence the course of humanity even to the pre¬ sent day. Prom them we receive the first known hypotheses regarding atoms and molecules. Euclid and Pythagoras discovered certain geometric functions which still take a prominent part in high school mathematics. Because of their lofty achievements in the field of science they present to us a still clearer example of the futility of the human mind to en¬ deavour to fathom the depths of truth in the spiritual realm without the reve¬ lation and illumination of the Holy Spirit. Plato, aware of his limitations in this respect stated that man was incap¬ able of discovering divine truth unless it were revealed to him through a super¬ man. Socrates said, “It may be pos-ible for God to forgive sins, but I do not see how.” Years later a wizened little Jew came into Athens bearing the message of the one true religion. Yet it only provided them with a new impetus for their spec¬ ulations, and though the sermon that Paul preached that day on Mars Hili was one of the most scholarly orations he had ever delivered, they did not see in it the key to all of their philosophic conjectures. To them knowledge had be¬ come an obstacle to the reception of the Truth, for they pursued learning for learning’s sake. Since the natural man does not like to retain God in his knowledge he has frequently endeavoured to make science comply with his godless theories. His endeavours like those of all Christ-re- jecting men, have failed and ended in frustration. Theories which once seemed quite plausible, now are flimsy and faul¬ ty. All that has been proven satisfactorily is that man’s wisdom at best is partial and unreliable. This has led some people to make the statement that secular education is de¬ trimental to the spiritual welfare of Christians. Since certain ungodly scien¬ tists have tried to make science disprove the existence of God, some have been led to believe that science and the Scrip¬ tures are at variance. This could not be the case, for both the Scriptures and nature are of God. Theology is the study of facts which we have received by re¬ velation; science is the study of facts which have been revealed to us in nature. Again this year we have seen abund¬ antly the indications of the hand of Almighty God. In our chemistry course we marveled at the remarkable ingenuity of the Master Designer. The creation of the world was no hap-hazard procedure. There was provision made for every minute requirement of plants, animals and man. Into this environment God placed his crowning handiwork; man, en- CONTINUED ON PAGE 20 9 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ l2 T ro i fFr FOR TO ME TO LEFT—TO " —ftfGffT: DAVID DTTECK — has a genial disposi¬ tion and seldom wears a frown. He is a diligent and enthusiastic student. Has a keen sense of duty to Jesus Christ. Soci¬ able. Applies his interest in music by singing in the quartet. DOROTHY HIEBERT — is a joy to us as we see her grow in the Christian faith. LIVE IS CHRIST She participates in a Children’s Bible Class as teacher. Dorothy sincerely de¬ sires to be in the centre of the Lord’s will. MENNO KROEKER — is a wiry fellow packed with pep and determination. He has opinions on all questions and seldom loses an argument. He would make an excellent cook with a little more practice. Sings in quartet. Has convictions and principles and is not afraid to voice them. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ CLASS REPORT Mr. Wittenberg opens the door and all eyes are fixed upon him and an ex¬ pectant hush fills the room. German, the language that is rapidly becoming extinct in this community, is brougnt to life again with all its complicated forms. Yet it is a class that most of us enjoy, not because we find the language inter¬ esting, but because our teacner is in¬ teresting. This is not the only subject we enjoy. In all we have fifteen captivating sub¬ jects. One of the most interesting is theology. In it we have a study of man’s origin, nature, and moral history, and what God has done for him in the work of redemption and reconciliation. God created man in His own image. He was like God in that he was without cm. Having a free moral nature made him capable of deciding for himself the course he wanted to take in life. It is sad to note that when Sat_n tem ted him, man chose sin and became depra.ed. After the hopeless condlt ' on of man¬ kind has been impressed on our minds we study the doctrine of salvation. “Sal¬ vation is the work of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) whereby the believer on the Lord Jesus Christ is redeemed from the curse of the Law, justified, kept, set free from the dominion of sin, sanctified, and Lnally perfected in the image of his Lord.” (Scofield). Through our study we see the conse¬ quences of the fall and the eternal dam¬ nation of the man without Christ. We are grateful that a Holy God had com¬ passion on us, sending His Son into the world to suffer for us so that we might be raised to a height above that of Adam before his fall. This helps us to be thankful, giving us a desire to bring this remarkable plan of salvation to those that have not yet heard or experienced the joy, peace, and security that the Lord Jesus gives to a faithful believer. Since we have come to the conclusion that the Gospel must be propagated we now consider how this can be done most effectively. This brings us to three subjects that go hand in ha nd and cannot be taken apart without loosing some of their ef¬ fectiveness. These three subjects are Child Study, Sunday School Administra¬ tion, and Pedagogy. Some good examples of child training in the Bible are Sam¬ uel and Joseph. Joseph had received enough home training to enable him to stand firm in the moment of trial. A- CONTINUED ON PAGE 27 YEAR BOOK -wwwwwwwwwwwwt? .P R A TER We pray, not because we believe in prayer, but because we believe in God. Our God lias manifested over and over again that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. That is why every believer, who is righteous through the merits of Jesus’ precious blood, should avail himself of this privi¬ lege of prayer. A hymnwriter says, “Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, un¬ uttered or expressed, the motion of a hidden fire, that trembles in the breast.” This, I believe, pictures to us very beauti¬ fully the fellowship of individual Christ¬ ians as such, with God. The necessity of prayer meeting among Christians, how¬ ever is proved to me by the manifesta¬ tions of the Spirit’s mighty working due to them, as practiced by the Apostles and early Christians. Every Thursday afternoon most of the students of the Academy gather for pray¬ er meeting in the Third Year Classroom. The teachers of the Bible School then join us and one of them leads the meet¬ ing. After a suitable song, a few minutes time for testimonies or special prayer re¬ quests, we voice our petitions and praises before God as we feel led. These are the times of blessing which we miss most during the summer months. Some of the greatest blessings I have received during my three years in school have been at the Monday after-four pray¬ er meeting of all the Brethren in the school. We each take our turn at leading these. After testimonies, confessions, brief Bible study and prayer requests, we separate into three groups for prayer. At these prayer-meetings I believe each one participating finds new hope and courage to meet life’s problems and to be a better witness for our Saviour and Master. — William Wiebe I LI S( NAI W ' OI- ' lx A new day was dawning in the east; a day that to me offered a marvelous op¬ portunity, but also a weighty responsi¬ bility. Was there any unconfessed or un¬ forsaken sin in my life that would hinder in the all-important task that confronted me? Was I absolutely surrendered to tne Lord? Was I so filled with the Holy Spirit that the Lord would be able to use me? These were questions that now es- specially, demanded my prayerful and heart-searching consideration. I had an appointment with an unconverted friend from the city. Once again I studied the Scripture passages which I thought would be most appropriate in dealing with this soul. Oh that she might only accept Jesus as her own Saviour! Earnestly I entreat¬ ed the Lord for her salvation. The truth of John 15:5. “Without me you can do nothing”, was very real to me. I did how¬ ever have the confidence that the Holy Spirit through the Word of God could convict and convert her. If only I might not in any way hinder the working of the Spirit. I drove over to the home where she re¬ sided. A number of Scripture verses were pointed out for her to read, and different questions were asked about them, so that their truth might sink into her heart more deeply. I also had the joy of telling her how the Lord had saved me, and what a prayer-answering Saviour He had been in my Christian life. She saw herself a lost sinner, and expressed her desire to be saved. What a privilege it was to show her the way! We then prayed together, and she claimed Jesus as her own sin- bearer, as risen Saviour who is able to save from sin’s power, and also as Lord of her life. How she rejoiced in her new- found peace and joy. Truly it was “joy unspeakable” for both of us. It is not so much our words God has promised to bless, but His own precious Word. How important it then is to get a practical knowledge of the Bible if we want to save souls from eternal death. Will you not come and study together with us? -— A Student. — 11 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ft S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ft FIRST FEAR " I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. " Phil. 3:14. Standing, LEFT TO RIGHT — ANDREW BRANDT -—- Willing to serve as opportunities come even though sacri¬ fice is involved. Being conscientious and sincere, he is interested in deeper Bible study and biographies of great men. Has a cheerful disposition and a sense of humor. BENNY EIDSE — The student body has taken advantage of his abilities and Brother Eidse has found himself elected into nearly every Committee of the school. Rather inclined to look serious outwardly but is all smiles underneath. An ardent personal worker. PETE N. REIMER — Not given to ver¬ bosity but will sometimes come out with profound statements. Immutable and im¬ pertu rbable in his way ; and we like his “way.” VERNON ERIESEN — Believes in im¬ proving his health by physical excercises and subsequently is a habitue of the football field. His convictions are based on deep thinking, and expressed in no uncertain terms although at times some¬ what abstruse. SITTING — JOHN DUECK — Even during the first term the teachers have learned to depend upon him. He obviously appre iates tne opportunity of attending S. B. A. Never seems to be in a hurry and consequently is not seen excited or doing rash acts. AGNES RUHR — Her sincere Christian attitude and confidential manner has won her many friends. She is conscienti¬ ous about her studies and is always ready to lend a helping hand. May the Lord use her in witnessing in her home com¬ munity. WALTER GERBRANDT — Considers it a wonderful opportunity to be able to attend the academy. Walter en„oys study¬ ing and meditating on God’s Word Even though his mind is deeply buried in his studies, he is never too busy to lend a helping hand whenever needed. Prayer meeting and morning devotion are a special blessing to him. HARRY NICKEL — Accepted Christ as Saviour just before coming to school. Thinking it gain to learn from his new Master he gave up his job in the city. Is quiet and reserved. He found it necessary to leave at the end of January. CLASS REPORT ON PAGE 3 4 WWWWWWWWWW YEAR BOOK — MISSIONS Why Missions? There must be a tre¬ mendous motive behind all the mission¬ ary efforts that have been put forth dur¬ ing this last age. The two most outstand¬ ing motives are the deplorable state of the heathen and the express command of God’s Son to go and preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15. Considering the state of the heathen we find that their temporal condition is one of suffering, cruelty and almost endless toil. Were there no eternal sou»s at stake, the temporal condition alone should a- rouse enough pity in the hearts of men to leave all and teach these poor ignorants. To top this they are morally corrupt and miserable (Eph. 4:17). And yet their temporal and moral conditions are of very little importance compared to their spi¬ ritual condition. They are lost, doomed to an eternal existence with the Devil and his followers in everlasting separa¬ tion from God (Rev. 21:8 2 Thess 1:7-9). Not only does Scripture teach this but they themselves confirm it. They know that through their evil deeds they bring about enmity between themselves and a Higher Being, as evidenced by their con¬ tinual sacrifices. Also many a missionary has heard the heathen testifying to the fact that they are lost. Even if the horrible condition of the heathen were unknown, yet there is the command of Christ to go and tell. This command came through Christ from the Father Himself (John 20:21). We there¬ fore conclude that this divine message must be of extreme importance, for only the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, for the redemption of mankind made possible the sending forth of this message. God has also wonderfully supplied for the execution of this command. To those who carry it out He gives the power of the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8) and the pres¬ ence of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself (Matth. 28:19-20). With this fortifica¬ tion the mirsionary can sail into the very jaws of death itself for he is now only a tool, that God can use for His glory. Looking from this viewpoint, the really concerned Christian cannot but yield to God and go. But so many Christians never view missionary motives from this angle because they are ignorant, willing¬ ly or unwillingly, not realizing that the fruit required of Christians is more Christians. The only reason for those who do realize their obligation and don’t go seems to be lack of faith and obedience. Oh that more might consider these mis¬ sionary motives and obey the command of God in love and with joy. — 13 — — Mary Wiebe. S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■A GRADE XI LEFT TO RIGHT — BACK ROW: John Reimer - ambitious and jocular, takes grades ten and eleven at the same time. Easily engaged in conversation. John Warkentin - maintains remark¬ able control of his emotions no matter what the situation. Well advanced in the art of cooking. His achievements in sports and algebra go hand in hand. John Schellenberg - finds the chemistry lab. an endless source of interest. His successful academical accomplis unents are due to his hard work. His alter-ego is found in John Warkentin. Melvin Reimer - easily attains good marks, in spite of the fact that he doesn’t study hard. Lends a willing hand wherever it is needed. President of his class. | |! Pete Wiebe - as a member of the Year Book Committee he proves that he has the ability to do his part, and does it with determination. Cheerful but not light-hearted. SECOND ROW: Matilda Friesen - has the will power to study in spite of her inclination to be dreamy. Matilda has a sympathetic nat¬ ure and is loved by all the girls of the dormitory. Nita Reimer - secretary of the Year Book Committee and a member of the trio. Equally capable of giving us a solo or a dramatic monologue. Helpful in or¬ ganization of student activities. Martha Loewen - has a keen sense of responsibility and performs her duties as vice-president of our class. Martha takes her Christian life seriously and has a deep desire to win souls for her Saviour. Helen Loewen - thorough and sincere in fulfilling her duties. Stud.es liaru and her high marks show it. Is very firm in her Christian principles. FRONT ROW: Mintie Reimer - studies hard, has been permit teaching up north and has taught D.V.B.S. during the summer. She is al¬ ways ready to witness for her Saviour wherever she goes. Betty Ivroeker - has an understanding nature which has endeared her to the girls at the dormitory. Lends her voice to singing in the trio. Margaret Plett - is quiet but friendly— a sincere Christian. Recess frequently find her engrossed in Algebra. She is per¬ severing in her endeavor to take two grades at the same time. William Schellenberg - has a smile which seems to be difficult to control. Due to physical conditions he looks down on most of us, although he is quiet, he is wrapped up in wisdom. (Not on picture). Continued on next page, column 2, 14 — YEAR BOOK fyfyQQQfyfyQfyfyfytyfyfyQfyfyfyfyfyfyQfyfyfy grade xi QUu Refut ' d Day after day we enter the stately por¬ tals o f our Academy to seek for wisdom and knowledge. Every morning we won¬ der what the day will have in store for us. We start it off with morning devotion. Then in the right frame of mind we pur¬ sue our studies. Some of the knowledge imparted to us during the weeks seems to be in vain, for it goes right over our heads. But we are fortunate in having teachers who are gifted with a lot of patience, and so final¬ ly, after much repetition, a faint glim¬ mer of light appears on the subject. Take Physics for example. This subject bears a lot of explaining and discussion. One brilliant scholar was puzzled over a problem like this; if a bird is put into an air-tight box, would it make any dif¬ ference in the weight of the box and bird together, whether the bird rests on the bottom or flies around in the box? Concerning History, it is hard to un¬ derstand sometimes, why, we have to stu¬ dy the agonizing procedures of a hund¬ red years ago, when the responsible go¬ vernment of today was drawn up. The political squabbles of olden days are boring beyond description. Mr. Peters tells us that stiff algebra problems have a stimulating effect on the brain and provide tne necessary exercise. I am sometimes inclined to believe that algebra is the most nonsensical stuff, but if you know how, it is an enjoyable pas¬ time. In chemistry we gain a vague knowledge of the greatness of God’s creation and the tremendous power and energy it contains. We also see that our God is a God of order and everything to the most minute particle that exists, is created according to some definite law. On our Grade eleven “Program of Studies” is also a Bible School subject, Christian Doctrine. As well as teaching us of our Faith as authoritatively set forth by the Holy Scriptures, the study of Doctrine lays a foundation for deeper study along these lines. For in whatever field our Master calls us for service, we need to be thoroughly grounded in the doctrines of our Faith. Many a blessing have I experienced in participating in these classes instructed by Mr. Reimer. In God’s Holy presence we study His Word, and our hearts are drawn closer to Him, and filled with a deeper desire to give our best to the Master — Matilda Friesen. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ P ' uilie. Qod frio+n wJtam all iledAin j.4. tf-laui I do thank God for His word which I learned as a child, because it has left a burning desire in my heart to know more. More about Jesus would I know, More of His love to others show; More of His saving fulness see, More of His love Who died for me. It has indeed been a privilege for me to spend a few hours in Bible School this winter, sitting at the feet of Jesus seeking that better part, that is so necessary in these last days. The coming of our Lord is near; pro¬ phecies of the last days are now being ful¬ filled. God’s Word contains many bless¬ ings and precious promises, but also shows us our tremendous responsibilities toward those who are still in darkness without Christ in the world. Personally I realize the necessity of preparing ourselves well in this business for our King; that we should put on the whole armour of God that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Amongst the French Roman Catholics we find that so much has to be done along the line of temporal things, in order to show them love that removes that fear of God’s Word, the Bible, where they will see their undone condition before God and also their substitute, the Lord Jesus Christ. We praise the Lord for those who have been saved, and are encouraged to carry on when we see those who search the Scriptures; ‘those that seek shall find.” I thank God for our Bible School and for those who give their time and talent to prepare young people for service for our Dord. May He also give some a burden for French Roman Catholics, souls for without Christ in the world. — Mrs. A. Gaudreau. GRADE XI CONTINUED Susie Stoesz - is attending the Acad¬ emy for the fifth successive year. She is preparing for service as a teacher. Arthur Fast - marked love for music, plays piano and violin and sings in the quartet. Given to hospitality. Well versed in his subjects. (Not on picture). — 15 — wwwwwwtxwwwwwww S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■ GRADE X LEFT TO RIGHT — STANDING: Tina Reimer - reserved and conscien¬ tious in her studies. Her actions are sin¬ cere and humble. Tina is willing to walk a long way to attend classes regularly. Donald Reimer - has a sense of humor, enjoys purposely misinterpreting you in conversation. Has a knack for ask¬ ing questions, which is appreciated by the teachers. Alvin Friesen - enjoys skating, solid in his individual way. Progressive in his studies, inclined to keep silent, and in¬ terested in radio construction. Peter E. Reimer - not easily convinced to the contrary of his sound convictions. He enjoys singing bass and probably un¬ awares contributes more zest to the rest of us. Herbert Penner - diligence of our class. Spends his holidays at their lumber camp. Frank in the few statements he makes. Has a keen sense of humor. Harry Schellenberg - as vivacious as he is small. Well accomplished sportsman. Since he is under the close supervision of the teachers in class, he has learned his geometry propositions well. Sincere in his endeavour to serve the Lord. Verna Reimer - small, but certainly energetic. Quick in getting her work done. Fond of reading. SITTING: Evelyn Reimer - an accomplished pia¬ nist and a member of the trio. She does her homework regularly and to the satis¬ faction of the teachers. Mary Goertzen - as well as being a dili¬ gent student, Mary excells in the art of cooking. Her cheerfulness adds a bright spot to the girls’ dormitory life. Fulfills her duties faithfully. Joyce Gaudrean - applies her know¬ ledge of the piano by playing for the choir. Usually quiet but when among close fr ' ends thaws up and her ironical humor puts the others on their guard. Margaret Sobering - outspoken in her opinions. Fond of music, doing her share at playing piano for morning devotions. Margaret and Verna are seldom seen a- part. Elizabeth Unger - its a woman’s privi- ledge to change her mind and Elizabeth avails herself of this quite often. How¬ ever as a rule we find her reliable and ready to give valuable advice. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ♦ A TESTIMONY I am very thankful to the Lord for throne of grace, that we may obtain this opportunity that is granted me to mercy, and find grace to help in time attend Bible School. Espe ially have the of need.” Hebrews 4:16. prayer meetings proved a great blessing. “Let us therefore come boldly unto the — 16 — Walter Gerbrandt. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ YEAR BOOK ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■ ☆☆☆■ GRADE X CLASS REPORT The majority of the boys are brave enough to play football in this cold weather, while the girls rest their weary minds by talking of other things than our studies. For a time this winter, attendance was rather poor. The popular excuse was, “We were snowed in.” We are somewhat forcefully enter¬ tained by the students taking voice-les¬ sons in the room just above our heads. Quite frequently we mistake th e weird sounds for the siren and gladly we put away our books. But lo! it is only 11:30 and reluctantly we resume our studies. The last period on Monday and Wed¬ nesday finds the Grade X’s in the third year classroom for German — learning the language of our forefathers. We do not w ant to undermine the German lan¬ guage but to our way of thinking all the die’s, der’s, dem’s, den’s and das’s should have been completely left out. Then there is that noteworthy subject called “Charakterbiidung”. This class is most appropriately placed at the very end of the week. As most of us are rather tired of studying by this time and look forward to the week-end we are in danger of forgetting our places and letting our inclinations have too much run, so we can often take these lessons as a repii- mand as well as for future guidance. Our SOCIAL GATHERINGS “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 13 3:1. Among the factors that contribute to the shaping of an institution, the social life of its members renders an important role. It is through the social relation-hip that opportunity presents itcelf for fir¬ ing, taking and enjoying in the company of our friends and equals, that wmich is great and worthy. It may thus become a great factor in the establishment of unity among its members. This endeavor of our social life has, at least in part, been realized by the members of our school family. It is with this aspect in v.ew, that a few special social gatherings have been enjoyed in our Bible Academy. Our “Teacher’s Reception for the Students”, held on the 4th of November, was a very informal gathering. The “homelike” atmosphere, the warm wel¬ come given to all, the friendly rivalry displayed in Bible quizzes, song congest, and riddles, the friendly conversation during the lunch period, all contributed toward the enjoyment and social value of the evening. Our thoughts were directed into deeper meditation as blessings, gain¬ ed either in school or out in ser ice for the Master, were related. The Christmas fest.val, conducted by our students, was enjoyed by many friends as well as the members of the im¬ mediate school family. As we entered the reception room, the smiling eyes of the students greeted us. The modest, but artistic decorations fulfilled their pur¬ pose — to aid in giving a feeling of re¬ verence. The whole atmosphere breathed a welcome to all present. — 17 During the program, whether in song, dialogue, or sermon, our thoughts were directed to Him Who long ago left heaven’s glory and became poor for our sake, that we through His poverty might become rich. May this precious truth have impressed us anew, and may it have gone with us throughout the Christmas sea¬ son and into the new year. As we fellowshipped around the table, enjoying the Christmas meal, prepared and served by loving hands, our hearts were filled with gratitude for the pri¬ vileges that are ours. May these blessings have caused within us that praise and thanksgiving that is manifested in works of love toward those in need; thus is our Lord honored. In years to come, when the present will have become history, and we as members of our academy will reminisce the past, among the memories that will fondly lin¬ ger with us, will be those gained at the social gatherings of 19 4 8-49. Miss N. Kroeker. Freedom from worry is faith in opera¬ tion. — Selected. Where there is no inner light there can be no outer radiance. — Selected. The best way of eradicating error is to publish and practice truth. — W. Arnot. Anchor to the throne of God, and then shorten the rope! — Selected. The Christian must carry his own cross, but he must lighten the cross of his neighbor — Nicholas Berdyaw. S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ GRADE IX Stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel. Phil. 1:27. Left to Right - STANDING — John Martens - accepted the Saviour soon after starting school. A taciturn lad - seems to suffer from momentary loss of memory when asked abrupt questions. Alternately listens to grades 9 and 12 teachers the latter of which he finds most interesting. Sydney Iteimer - one of the boys of the dormitory, which he finds rather boring, as expressed by his wandering propensi¬ ties at times. Enjoys to volunteer in the First Aid class. Ramona Loewen - is greatly interested in children’s work, and her sincerity for the work of Christ is revealed by her deep concern for the lost. CLASS A number of the subjects in our cur¬ riculum are taught in German. These classes are all instructed by Mr. Witten¬ berg. Bible Story is one our favourite subjects. We have often heard these stories, and yet Mr. Wittenberg has brought many new things to our atten¬ tion. Another interesting subject of ours is Biology, taught by Mr. Peters. In it we learn about the composition of our food, SITTING — Helen Gerbrandt - due to illness she is frequently absent from school. She finds studying difficult, but her determination to succeed brings good results. Johanna Vogt - found the Saviour short¬ ly after coming to school. Is a quiet, in¬ telligent student and a lover of the great outdoors. Regularly attending her voice lessons. Doreen Reimer - president of her class and on top in her studies. Steady and faithful, with a desire to serve the Lord. Nettie Cornelson - studious and deter¬ mined which becomes evident in her exams. Her desire is to serve the Lord as a teacher. (Not on picture). REPORT the different parts of the human body, and see how things in nature are made, and how carefully God has planned the universe so that life can continue. We have a number of spare periods due to the fact that there are only two tea¬ chers for all the subjects in the four high school grades. These periods are advant¬ ageous to us in that we thus have ade¬ quate time to do our homework. But CONTINUED ON PAGE 27 — 18 — YEAR BOOK BEN DUECK — “I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.” is the well-loved verse of this quiet and earnest student. His love for Christ is re¬ vealed by his heaxty participation in Children’s Work. Although he finds studying difficult he keeps on doing his best. ALBERT SCHWARZ — is greatly inte¬ rested in mechanics. Contributes to most conversation. He is helpful whenever there is something to be done around the dormitory. Also interested in research work along certain lines. Mrs. GAl’DREAU — Came to school to be more efficient in assisting Mr. Gaudreau in his gospel work among the French. She is deeply concerned about this work, has been a blessing to all who came in contact with her. ELIZABETH KOOP — A practical nurse at the Steinbach hospital. Her ‘“off” hours are spent in taking synthesis, theology and child-study classes. Her quiet and friendly manner will go a long way in cheering and relieving suffering patients. May the Lord bless her. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆A S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ The Evening Class Back Row, LEFT TO RIGHT — Alfred Friesen, Almon Reimer, Benny Eidse, Henry Hildebrand, David Giesbrecht. Front Row, Isaac Giesbrecht, Sarah Koop, Aurelia Peters, Wilma Loewen. Every Monday night finds the evening students engrossed in studying some of the many remarkable and wonderful truths of the Bible. The study of Christ¬ ian Doctrine directs us as to how to walk our Christian life, and gives us a better knowledge of divine Revelation in God’s Word. ?☆☆☆☆☆☆☆! Lord, what wilt Thou have me be, or do? Opportunities and needs arise on every hand . Which, oh which of these hast Thou as¬ signed to me, Wilt Thou me to some foreign mission send, Or is my field in this homeland of mine? Oh Lord I want to know that will of Thine. Thus I pray, and ponder in my heart, For God most surely has a place for me In this dark world that’s steeled in sin And longs for His salvation full and free. I’d like to see ahead and know The place where He would have me go. But Lord, I know that Thou wilt lead me Step by step into the future that is still unknown. I need not wonder what will be some • future task For if I put my will in Thine, I will not go alone. Dear God, create in me a humble and a willing heart And grant that I may never from Thy Holy Will depart. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ GRADE XII — Continued from Page 9 dowed with faculPes of self-determina¬ tion and self-expression, and with only ‘ one possibility of frustrating the pirn of God. In the history course we traced the results of man’s transgressions, and his ensuing efforts to better his condi¬ tion apart from the succour of the Lord, and it moved us to gratitude to realize that God has given us a light by which we are guided confidently through this world where wise men grope for the Truth. Knowing therefore that certain facul¬ ties have been entrusted unto us which are not found in any other creatures, whose development has been comitted to us, we study the more diligently, not with the aim of amassing knowledge for itk own sake, but to know the Lord better from the manifestations of Him¬ self in all functions of the universe, and to turn this knowledge into a direct channel of service for the Lord. — Jac. Hiebert. 20 YEAR BOOK DIRECTORS’ REPORT It is the task of the Board of Directors, with God’s help, to keep this Bible Aca¬ demy operating. While the job is not easy, it has not been without its bless¬ ings. The Lord has certainlly been with us in overcoming obstacles, and in taking up new challenges. The Board has gathered for thirteen sessions so far this school year. Two of our directors are now away to sunnier climes. Mr. Jac. T. Loewen who, during the early part of the winter was away on business, found it necessary to go to Florida on account of poor health. Rev. P. J. B. Reimer having been sec¬ retary-treasurer since the beginning of this Bible School, followed the Lord’s leading and last fall took charge of an M. C. C. unit at Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, where he supervises a hospital and Chris¬ tian worker’s headquarters. We rejoice in the fact that we have a greater student body and more gradu¬ ates this year, than ever before in the history of the S. B. A., and may God grant that through the lives of these students that go out of the doors of this school, souls may be won for eterni¬ ty, is our prayer. F. K. Friesen Board of Directors Benj. L. Reimer, President; Rev. G. S. Rempel, Vice-president; Frank Friesen, Secre¬ tary-treasurer; Abe F. Penner,, Member; Rev. P. K. Bartel, Member; J. T. Loewen, Member; John D. Loewen, Member. Where are the Graduates ? Dueckman, Sara - married; living in B. C. Regehr, Mary - employed by P. B. Rei¬ mer Sons Friesen, Tina - Mrs. Werner Reimer, liv¬ ing in Steinbach Wiebe, Henry - married; living in Stein¬ bach. Active in Sunday School Work Peters, Tina - office work in Winnipeg. Helping in children’s work in the North End M. B. Church Friesen, Mrs. C. K. - active in Sunday School work in the First Mennonite Church Bergman, Mary - helping on her parent’s farm in Ste. Anne. Unger, Cornelius - married to a graduate, Mary Thiessen; living in B. C. Thiessen, Mary - Mrs. Cornelius Unger; living in B. C. Martens, Peter W. - engaged in full-time mission work at Stuartburn, Man. Enns, George - teaching in the Winkler Bible School Giesbrecht, Margaret - takes Grade XII at the Collegiate Regehr, Tina - living with her parents in Steinbach Wiebe, Lydia - graduate nurse of the St. Boniface Hospital Loewen, Evelyn - now Mrs. Geo. Enns Friesen, Olga - training as nurse in Van¬ couver Froese, Mary - married; living in B. C. Reimer, Margaret R. - nursing in Chicago Enns, Annie - married; living in B. C. Reimer, John K. - in full-time mission work at Danbury, Saskatchewan Driedger, Katie - now Mrs. Driedger, Moorepark, Man. Loewen, Lena - now Mrs. John Hoeppner. Active in Bethel Mission, Winnipeg Stoesz, Susie - takes Grade XI in the Steinbach Bible Academy Wiebe, Aganetha P. - domestic work in Winnipeg Bartel, Jake - studies at home. Looks for¬ ward to Bible Camp work in summer Loewen, Marion - teaches at St. Martens Station, Manitoba Friesen, Elvira - now Mrs. Archie Penner, Goshen, Indiana Unger, George - takes Grade XII at the Collegiate Wiebe, Elizabeth - active in Sunday School work at Castle Point, Man. Loewen, Kathrvn - nurse in Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach Giesbrecht, Jake - engaged in full time mission work at Menisino Reimer, Helen - training as nurse at Grace Hospital, Winnipeg Goertzen, Helen - takes high school at the Prairie Bible Institute Friesen, Margaret - active in Sunday School work, Matsqui, B. C. 21 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆A S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■ft SPECIAL CHAPEL SPEAKERS Rev. Warren Adams — Missionary to Japan Mrs. Cecil Dye — New Tribes Mission Bolivia Rev. H. H. Dyck — E. M. B. Field Secre¬ tary Deacon Gustav Reimer — Germany Rev. Don Shidler — Gospel Missionary Union Rev. V. E. Brace — Venezuela, South America Miss Ida Twining — Child Evangelism Fellowship Rev. A. J. Schultz — Kitchener, Ontario John K. Reimer — Arabella, Saskatche¬ wan Rev. Wm. Schroeder — M. B. Steinbach Rev. John A. Penner — Northern Canada Evangelistic Society Rev. Peter Klassen — Children’s Christ¬ ian Home, Saskatchewan George Unger — Isle des Chenes Miss Helen Warkentin — Missionary to India Archie Penner — Goshen, Indiana Rev. G. S. Rempel — E. M. B., Steinbach Rev. John Friessn — Kleefeld Rev. P. D. Friesen — First Mennonite Church, Steinbach Rev. A. A. Regehr — M. B., Steinbach Practical Hour Every Wednesday noon the faculty and students gather in the auditorium for what we call our “practical hour”. The student body is divided into four groups, with a committee in each group which selects the mater al. Different types of programs are spon¬ sored; for example the grade XII’s had an educational dis:u sion on Scripture and Science. They showed us that true Science is always in harmony with Scrip¬ ture. The third year cl ss advertised a meeting called “Students in action.” When we came to the meet ' ng they had an interesting report bv one of the stu¬ dents who taught D.V.B.S. Then they showed slides of the students who were out in mission work for the summer, and of the Red Rock Bible Camp, where students from school taught children s classes. After each program the teachers offer commendation or constructive criticism. They are especially strong on grammat - cal errors and weak spots in voice, pos¬ ture, and the harmony in musical numb¬ ers. These meetings have been very beneficial in that they have given us more confidence in appear ' ng in public and developing our ta.ents. Our thanks to the teachers who have made this hour possible, and have been so helpful in pointing out mistakes made. Louise Reimer •☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■£ “Again I say unto you that if two of you shall agree on earth as touchi g any¬ thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” Matth. 18:19. Prayer has been termed the breathing of the soul. Just as physical life cannot be maintained without breathing so the spiritual life cannot continue without this communi. ation with God. Every Wednesday afternoon the sisters of this school gather to have fellowship together in Bible reading and prayer. Each one in turn reads a portion of Scrip¬ ture. A few helpful comments are made after which time is given for testimonies and prayer requests. We have benefited by Miss Kroeker’s visits to our meetings. She has given us helpful hints that will be useful to us in our future life. — Helga Peters. — 22 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ YEAR BOOK Fall Conference BISHOP C. F. DERSTINE Bishop of the Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ont. Pastor, Evangelist, Bible Preacher, Author, “World News Editor” of the “Christian Monitor” OCTOBER 19-23 1949 We are happy indeed to present this well-known preacher and teacher to our annual Bible Conference audience. We ex¬ pect that our Conference will be greatly blessed by his dynamic, unique and in¬ spiring sermons. Bishop Derstine has had an extensive ministry across the continent, preaching and lecturing in churches of many deno¬ minations and Bible Conferences. He has, during the 3 4 years of his ministry, travelled more than the proportionate distance of 3 4 times round the world. He has written a number of widely read books and has been a popular speak¬ er at Pounders Week in Moody Bible Institute. God has greatly blessed his leadership and we anticipate a rich feast from his ministry. He will speak on such vital topics as: “Divinely Directed Days” “Youth! Problem or Possibility” “The Master’s Crowning Method” “Life’s Most Dangerous Period” “As it was in the Days of Noah — So!” 23 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ I thank God for the opportunity He gave me to attend Bible School for three years. After finishing my second year, we had the privilege through the grace of God, to go to a place of service for Him. Although this was only part time, we received innumerable blessings. We went to Penner’s Lumber Camp at Quibell, Ontario. The scenery in this dist¬ rict is very beautiful, displaying many of God’s wonderful works in nature — waterfalls, rivers, lakes, flowers and a most fitting background of jackpine, spruce and tamarack. All this was new and interesting to us, and how we did enjoy it. Our Christ f an work consisted of con¬ ducting Sunday-school and services on Sunday morning. We also had Christian Endeavor at different times. On Wednes¬ day nights we had prayer-meeHngs which were well attended. The Christians of that district helped along as much as possible, which we greatly appre iated. We are thankful and praise God for the support in prayer at home. Souls pro¬ fessed salvation. This gives unspeakable joy. May the Lord bless those who are working with Him for the salvation of souls. When we returned from Quibell, in order that I could finish my last year at the S. B. A., another field of service open¬ ed for us. I accepted an offer to take over the meetings at Giroux. The weather per¬ mitting we went out there every second Sunday. Many bless ' ngs have come our way in doing this, and I am thank ful to God for these golden opportunities. Upon looking into the future I see doors open¬ ing. The question arises: “Who will go?” May we with Isaiah answer: “Here am I; send me:” and then go and trust the Lord for guidance and support. —- John L. Giesbrecht. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Daily Vacation Bible School “Suffer the little ch ' ldren to come un¬ to me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” With this verse as an incentive, the Castle Hill Sunday School started Daily Vacation Bible School in four surround¬ ing districts; Pleasant Point, Castle Hill, Arizona, and Great Carlton. The parents of all the districts showed an interest in the work and co-operated by sending their children. Since two teachers were required for each shod, six girls from Ste ' nbach, who were interested in the work, came out to teach. They were Martha Loe.ven, Nita Reimer, Margaret Plett, Noreen Wiebe, Emmeline Loewen, and Rose¬ marie Penner. Nita Reimer and I taught at Arizona School. We found on arrival that we were not the only ones who intended to make use of the school dur ' ng the holidays. In one corner of the schoolroom some bees were trying to swarm, so we had to use the other corner. Next morn ng how¬ ever, we found them all lying on the floor, dead. The Lord had undertaken. Seven children came the first morning. These cont nued to come. For various reasons the other ch’ldren of the district were unable to attend. It was really a pleasure to teach these children, who were so eager to learn the precious truths of the Bible. The weather was extremely warm dur¬ ing the first week. This made us even more thankful for the boarding place we had. Mr. and Mrs. Kneeshaw made our stay at the’r home very pleasant, and will always be remembered by bath N.ta and me. Since the Great Carlton school, where Noreen Wiebe and Emmeline Loewen taught, was only four miles from the Arizona School, we decided to have our program together at the United Chur h in Arizona district. Many parents and friends came out to see and hear what the children had learned during the two weeks. As a result of D. V. B. S. three of the older children accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. This is what one of the g f rls wrote to Nita Reimer: “Nita, we are so happy now that we are also saved. We are sure glad we went to D. V. B. S. and found the way to Salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. We never felt such peace and joy in our hearts before. I was sav¬ ed the night of our program and my sister a few days later, but my brother realized quite a while later what he was missing and also was saved. I never have yet regretted my great decision.” — Mary Wiebe. — 24 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■A YEAR BOOK €twa$ von der Arbeit in Iflenisino Sicbc greunbe! ©riifte Eud) mit Sufad 12, 34: „£ enn mo cuer Sdjaft ift, ba mtrb and) euer ©erg feirt.’’ SBir fitib tnutig an ber SIrbeit. ©ebulb ift un§ notmenbig, unb biefe ift cine grudjt bed ©eifted. SJtiftmodj tnurben tnir gcbctcu, nadj SJSita gum ©ofpital 31 : fatjren. Slid tnir Ijinfamen, rebetcn mir mit einem S?ater ciner gamilie. Er ift fdjon 65 $a!)re alt unb mufe Diclleid)t balb uan biefer SBelt fdjeiben. 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Slid Inir bann in ben einfadjften SBorten tpr unferen fiinbigen unb Derlorenen guftanb er flatten unb bie Stotmenbigfeit ber Siinbener fenntnid unb ber perfonlidjcn Slnnapme bed ©crrn $cfu betontcn, Dcrfdjloft fie fidj. ©attcn Inir ctlnad Don ciner 33erbienftmogIidjfcit burd) eigened Sun gefagt, mare fie barauf eingegan= gen. 93etet fiir foldje Scelcn, bercn ed niele, Diele gibt, baft fie erleuditet unb millig lnerben, bie ©uabe, loeldjc und in Eprifto $efu bargcreidjt tuirb, angunebmen. ©ritftenb, Eure ©efdftoifter im SDienfte bed SJteifterd. unb ©. SR’artend. MCC WORK IN EUROPE In our work, whatever the task may be, we invariably ask ourselves, why am I doing this, what am I doing it for, and is it worth doing? Relief work denotes that an effort is put forth to relieve suffering or some other need. What are the circumstances that have created this suffering or need, in certain parts of the world? This is a question that anyone is familiar with, be¬ cause so much has been said and written about it. It is the world war that has destroyed so tremendously much in cer¬ tain parts of the world. It’s God’s judge¬ ment upon a world that prefers to ruin CONTINUED ON PAGE 36 — 25 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆☆ A Teacher ' s Report “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not, I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:13. With this promise ot God I came out to this district to teach. I came, little knowing what I would encounter, but depending on the Lord for guidance. In marvelous ways have I felt and seen His guiding hand upon me. Away from the fellowship of church and friends I was forced to throw myself entirely at Jesus’ feet. At this fountain of life I received the needed grace and wisdom which urges me on to greater service for my Saviour. When I came here spiritual darkness greeted me everywhere. From the young¬ est to the oldest all were alike igno¬ rant of the Gospel of Salvation. To my pupils the simple stories of the creation, and the Lord’s ministry on earth,were all new and strange. What a joy I experienced when I notic¬ ed the eagerness with which they drank in every word of the Bible stories, pon¬ dered over the Scripture reading, and memorized the Scripture verses. But sad to say, their young hearts have not been left unblemished by the stains of sin and evil. Vulgar thoughts, language, and deeds are most prevalent. My heart aches at seeing them in such a condition. I would covet your prayers for the sal¬ vation of their souls. As their teacher, it is my greatest desire and daily prayer that God may use me in establishing in their hearts a faith and reverence for God. Yours for souls, Tina Reimer. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆• FROM THE HEART OF A TEACHER “These things command and teach” 1 Tim. 4:11. This is what Paul told Timothy after giving him detailed in¬ struction in the ten preceding verses. While these words were intended for Timothy, verse 10 has become dear to me also. “For therefore we both labour”— It is the command of our Lord that we work and that this work should be done well. I have often felt my incapabilities as a teacher of secular subjects, but much more did I realize how important it is to be able to point these children to Christ. In my work here I notice the different reactions these young souls have toward the Gospel. Most of them find it strange and cannot grasp it yet, others are either openly or se.,re.,ly scornful, and a precious few seem to realize, pin part what is meant and are interested. Paul continues with “—and suffer re¬ proach, because we trust in the living Gb ' “d.” It is trying to see scorn in the eyes of my pupils when I tell them “all are lost.” Most of them are so saturated with comic, movie and radio thrillers, that they are imitating them as nearly as they can. There must be some way to reach children like that. “. . . who is the Saviour of all men”— the only Saviour who can save all men. This is the Word that I have tried to teach them; that they are in need of a Saviour and that He is waiting to re¬ ceive them. One day I told them a little story of a hoy who was saved, and how his sta¬ tus in Christ was connected with his life after he had accepted Him. The record¬ ing of names in the Lamb’s Book of Life was very clearly brought out. In the end the little boy died and went to be with Jesus. My pupils’ reaction to this was as follows: “Teacher, will we go to heaven?” I answered that all those whose names were written in the book would. “Teacher, are all our names in that book?” came the query. “If you have accepted the Lord Jesus in your hearts then your names are there.” This seemed to puzzle them, for they asked no more questions. At such times I could cry aloud at the ignorance and sin these people live in. One short hour of instruction a week seems such a futile effort to tell them the wonderful story, yet I am thankful for this opportunity to serve Him. The last clause of verse ten has a vic¬ torious ring; “specially of those that be¬ lieve.” I would never have been able to live here without fellowship if I did not have a Keeper as well as a Saviour. So often when the sin around me would blur my vision, I would seek His face in prayer. He does not forsake His own, and I rest secure in this wonderful truth: He is always mine. Marian Loewen. The men that move the world are the ones who do not let the world move them. —Selected. YEAR BOOK DANBURY, SASK February 15, 1949 Dear friends in the Lord, Ps. 55:22, “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” What an invitation, and what a pro¬ mise! These words seem to be so timely for every child of God in these d ys of troubles and trials; yet not only are they comforting to us as individuals, but especially to our mission at this time. Heavy burdens are making them¬ selves felt quite keenly, but fr.ends, we are asked to cast them on the Lord who is able, and promises to sustain. Let us definitely pray for the mission and ask God to supply every need, and not only sustain the work but increase it. | We are glad to hear that you dear friends back home are rejoicing with us in the work. The Lord certainly has been good to bless so abundantly. Our souls and other souls have been streng¬ thened and refreshed aga n and again through His precious Word. Then, un¬ saved souls have also been drawn closer. I would like to relate one such instance to you of a family not far from here. Two girls of that home have been com¬ ing to our services regularly for some time. At first they had to leave secretly when going to a service in fear of their strong Catholic mother. Their father, on the other hand, did not care for any¬ thing spiritual. Now, however, they come to church quite freely, with their parents aware of it. What is more, they are dis¬ cussing our faith and doctrine in the home. One day the father is to have said to the girls that he would like to read the L ' kranian Bible to them as he was quite certain that it was different than the English. Following that, one of the girls was at Semenuik’s and men¬ tioned borrowing a Ukranian Bible for their father. Leona happened to hear this and immediately offered her one and just the other day we heard that the father was reading it to mother and the girls every day. The girls have also said that every time they attend our services they get a better understanding of the Word and the way we bel.eve it. Oh, friends, our hearts are aching to see these people saved. Please join with us in pleading and praying for them. We do trust that this account will en¬ courage God’s children to go all out in supporting His work. So far we have been able to carry on with all our meetings and other work this winter. The weather has kept people from attending to some measure, but we can say it has been good and praise God for it. In Christ’s service, John and Leona Reimer. SECOND YEAR CLASS REPORT - con ' t. from Page 10 nother striking case is that of Moses. On the other hand, training in wnich God is omitted results in ungodly child¬ ren. The Roman Catholic Church has realized the importance of child training and devotes not less than two hundred hours a year to religious instruction. The Jews’ child training program is even more intense. Few so-called Christians will take fifteen minutes a day to give their children religious instruction. Even Socrates, a heathen philosopher, showed more wisdom when he said, “What mean ye, fellow citizens, that scrape every stone to get wealth together, and take so little care of your children to whom ye must some day relinquish it all.” The importance of child evangelism in the home cannot be over-stre:sed. Since it is not done in the modern home the Sunday School must do it. This brings us to Sunday School Administration, a study o f how to operate a Sunday School. The Steinbach Bible Academy aims to send forth men and women who have: “Acquired a thorough knowledge of the Word of God to enable them to lead others to Christ and instruct them spiritually. Become Spirit-filled with a passion to win the Lost. Become willing and zealous to serve the Lord in their home church and wherever called by Him.” Feeling the vastness of our responsi¬ bility in that direction, together with many others not priviledged to go to such a school, we pray to God for guid¬ ance, strength and courage. If God be for us who can be against us. Rom. 8:31. — Menno Kroeker. GRADE IX Continued from page 18 then again, it leaves our teachers very little time for instruction. Mr. Peters’ favourite words to us at the beginning of a free period seem to be — “Well, if you have nothing else to study, than study your biology.” Our class has certainly not been for¬ gotten by our Heavenly Father. We thank Him for the new assurance we have received here at the Academy. — 27 S. B. 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Three square meals a day. 4. Cynosure of the dorm. — 32 — ■WWWWWWWWW ' i YEAR BOOK VVVVWQVQVVQVVVVVVQ VVVVK Me tX DORM. We have a. Heavenly Father who is omnipresent; and so, when we left our various homes and came to this dormito¬ ry, we found Him here too. This building to us, is not just another of the many that line main street; it has Income a home in which we are bound together in the love of Christ. In a home we look for a ‘head of the house’, and subsequent rules and regula¬ tions. Our ‘boss’ is Mr. Harvey Barkman and as to rules and regulations —- we have a large number of them, indeed, with nine boys in one building it could not be otherwise. A few of the main ones are: rising bell 6:45; breakfast 7:30; quiet hour 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. From 10 to 11 we are free to do as we please. (This period is usually used to verbally express the thoughts which have accumulated during quiet hour.) As you can well im¬ agine Mr. Barkman is not at all allowed to become lackadaisical. It is granted that students require a certain amount of physical exercise. To comply with this need we do what is cal¬ led ‘gratis work’; this consists of sweep¬ ing daily, washing floors and dishes (we do use separate rags) tending the furnace and other odd jobs. It is by an ingenious method that we are encouraged to keep our rooms in or¬ der. We call it ‘room inspection’. Two £r£n The Regions Beyond There are some who’ve never heard Of Jesus’ power to save, They stagger on and blindly run Into a Christless grave. Before stone images they fall, because They’re conscious of a God. The burden on them heavier grows As wearily they onward plod. They seek to ease their pairi at heart, That Christ alone can heal. They sacrifice their little ones When with their sins they deal. Now we’ve been born in Christian homes, Were taught, when we were small, That God loved us and gave HiS Son To die upon the cross for all. O sleeping Christian wake and see The suffering of that race, Who’ve never heard the Word of God, O see the future they must face. Scriptures say through Christ alone Can heaven be obtained. Go tell them of the Gospel, That souls for Him be gained. — Lydia Kroeker. people from different rooms are nomi¬ nated each week and given the privilege to enter the various rooms whenever they choose. They are indeed meticulous in their examination. Wednesday night we all gather in the kitchen to hear the re¬ port with the usual objections following. The maximum obtainable mark is 10 —- it has not yet been reached. In our midst we also have a couple of so called bachelors. We don’t know how Menno Kroeker and John Warkentin do it, but they seem to n anage to exist on the meals they prepare themselves. At times we do have peculiar odors issuing from their quarters, but on the whole it’s quite a tempting smell. Hospitality al¬ ways stands at the.r door and just in case you’re late for supper downstairs, they’ll gladly take you in. It is only when we have to, that we miss one of Mary’s meals. Before we star¬ ted our Christmas exams she incited us to greater exertion by serving the whole dormitory with a banquet. Wednesday mornings we gather for prayer meeting. We all sincerely enjoy these times of fellowship with each other and feel the Lord’s presence. They have served to draw us closer to each other and to our Saviour. — Henry Hildebrand. A Testimony Job 5:8-9 .... Unto God would I com¬ mit my cause; which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvelous things with¬ out number. Truly the Lord has done unsearchable, numberless, and great things for me during the past winter. Unto God did I commit my financial needs and he has wonderfully provided. With the aid of several donations my tuition has been cared for. Unto Him be praise, honour and glory! It is only proof to me that His hand is never to short to help in time of need. My faith and trust in Christ have been greatly strengthened. “His grace is sufficient and out of His infinite riches, He giveth and giveth and giveth again.” Agnes Buhr. The longer I live, the more confidence I have in those sermons preached where one man is the minister and one man is the congregation. — Henry W. Beecher. 33 — S3 ' ii±t Ljzax Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. 2 Tim. 2:15. This is our chief aim in coming to the Bible Sc.iool. Knowing that the material needs have to be met, it required a yielding to the Lord to give up one’s occupation and come to study at the feet of Jesus. We trusted the Lord to care for His own. Some students find it hard to accustom themselves to studying, but with the help of capable tea hers and with help from above we have been taught m..ny a truth. One of our main subjects is Bible His¬ tory which is instructed by Mr. Witten¬ berg. He has served the Lord for many years as a teacher and we are thankful for him. He starts his subjects with the words “Buecner zu machen” and then proceeds with questions from the p.evLus lesson. If we do not know the answers we re ceive words of admonition and exhor- tion for which we are thankful. When studying the history of the pat¬ riarchs we are impressed by the remark¬ able way in which God called out and led men like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. We marvel at what God has done in tho e days, and stop to think, “Is He still the same God today?” Scripture says “Jesus Christ (who is God) the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Heb. 13:8. We therefore expect great things from Him even in this age. L a±± We find that Christian Doctrine is beneficial to us in our Christian life. For this period the Grade Xi’s come in¬ to our room to receive religious instruc¬ tion. Christian Doctrine deals with tne teachings of our holy Faith as authori¬ tatively set forth in the Scriptures. Mr. Reimer has expounded many truths out of God’s Word, but knowing that man’s knowledge fails, we look unto the Lord for guidance, through the Holy Spirit. Then we have Child Study, emphatic¬ ally taught by Miss Kroeker. This study together with Bible History, is essential in Christian work, and especially in Sun¬ day School. In these classes the great need of Christian homes is brought to our attention. Scripture says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. Since homes neglect religious instruction, the need of the Sunday School is greater. Therefore we study child life so that we may be more efficient in teaching these little ones. It is sometimes referred to, that prayer is the breath of the soul, as air is the breath of the body. Therefore we study Prayer; what it is and the use and mis¬ use thereof. We realize how through our neglect of prayer our spiritual body has become undernourished. We learned that when we pray, we are not to command God, but to just tell Him our needs. God in His wisdom may not see fit to answer our prayers as we would like Him to, so we should pray in the name of Jesus. — John Dueck. PRINCIPAL ' S MESSAGE — Continued from page 2 beholding the glory and the holiness of God, that look within brings only conster¬ nation and the sense of impurity and unholiness. In desperation we are forced to admit that “all our righteousnesjes „re as filthy rags,” and “the heart is deceit¬ ful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” We have to admit that God’s estimate of the deprav¬ ed nature of man, as we find it in the book of Romans, is very fitting when He says, “There is none righteous, no not one-They are all gone out of the way, there is none that doeth good, no not one.” The only hope left for us is to cry, as the publican did, “God be mere ful to me, the sinner.” When a person has come to this stage there is hope. The third look is now pos¬ sible. It is the look at Calvary, whe :e the Son of God bled for the hns i the world. Jesus Christ said, “And I, if I be l.fted up will draw all men unto me”, and a- gain’, “As Moses lifted up the serpent m the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whosoever believ- eth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” All have been bitten by the serpent. All are sinners. All are doomed to eternal death. This death is separa¬ tion from God for eternity in a place of consciousness and unending torment. But there is a remedy; there is a cure; there is hope; there is a way out! It is not a cheap remedy, but a costly one. It cost God His Son. Jesus paid a tremendous price for it. Look at His humiliation; at His agony in Gethsemane; at His suffer¬ ing on the cross, and at His death. Listen to the awful cry forced from Him as God had to turn from Him because of our sin that He carried, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Me?” He tasted death for you. He felt what it was like to be lost eternally. Yes, He paid the price for our redemption. Listen again. Another cry is heard. It is the cry of victory. “It is finished”. The price was paid; the remedy procured. Now it is offered freely to all. The invitation 34 YEAR BOOK “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” is still valid. The Scripture injunction “Look unto me and be ye saved, ah tne ends of the earth,” is still in effect. His statement “And I, if I be lifted up will draw all men unto Me,’ is still true. There is life for a look at the crucified One, There is life at this moment for thee; Then look, sinner, look unto Him and be saved, Unto Him who was nailed to the tree. As John Bunyan so beautifully pictures it. The burdened sinner Kneehng ai tne foot of the cross. The burden disappears from his back into the opened toniu. He rises a new creature m Christ Jesus. ‘ we that believeth in the Son hatn e.erlast- ,ng life.” , Afier “looking unto Jesus, the Author and finisher of our faitn. ' thus receiv¬ ing forgiveness of sins and a new life, Jesus bids us take another look. Tnis ,s the look for our field of service. The look on the harvest fields. “Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest”. The whitened har¬ vest fields of the world are crying ror harvesters. The urgency is great. The responsibility is tremendous. If they are white unto harvest then many precious kernels will be lost. And if the harvest¬ ing isn’t done at once, Lie whole harvest will be lost. To better see the urgency of the task, and the responsibility that is on our shoulders, let us lift up our eyes with the rich man in hell after his ueara. He was in torment in the flame, and without any means of alleviating his suffering. To add to his remorse, regret and suffering, he saw Lazarus in Abra¬ ham’s bosom in glory, the glory that might have been his. Lazarus in heaven, in a state of eternal happiness, the rich man in hell, in a state of eternal torment, this is the picture that the Lord Jesus Christ draws for us to show the urgency of the harvest. Ail men are headeu tor one of tnese places. Heaven can only be reached by faith, and surrender to the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by tne Word of God”, the book tells us. bo the question of being in hell does not only depend on their decision, but on whether we preach Jesus Christ to them or not so that they can mane their derision. Souls are lost and dying without Christ, going to eternal torment. You are to life up your eyes and look on the fields a.- ready white unto harvest. A harvest of souls for whom. Christ died, but who are lost because you have not heeaea the command to bri ng the Word of life to them. As you look on the harvest that is waiting for reapers, you are to lay aside every other desire and work, roll up your sleeves and prepare for the enter¬ ing of the harvest. To our graduates, and to those of you who are ready for the work, we say again, “Lift up your ejes and look on the fields, already white unto harvest.” Heed the command of our risen Lord and Saviour to “Go ye into all the world” and “gather fruit unto life everlasting”. MORGENANDACHT - Continued from page 5 Siefe Quelle ber ®raft finbet ber Sljrift tin SBorte ©oited. Sroft, Slufmunterung, 23ele£j= rung, ©tartung, £ offnung, SJtut unb biele an here Ijerrlicfje ©alien lann man l)ier finben. ©otted SBort tnirb und feben SW ' orgen gu einem $ungbrunnen eioigen Sebend. Sim ©djluff ber Sllorgenanbadjt, tnie fetjon erlnaljnt, leitet einer ober and] mefjrere and ber SBerfammlung im ©ebet. ©omit Ijat ana; jeber ©d)iiler ©elegenljeit, im bffentlidjen ©c bet ein geugnid fur feinen £ errn abgulegen, toad oljne gloeifel gur ©tarfung bed ©lauben-j teitrdgt. 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Su fiibrcft fid)er nad) bed tpimmeld £ ob’, benn immer auftodrtd leiten Seine ©tufen. $d) fiird)t’ midj nid)t, toenn aud) bie ©titrate mitten: Sltein £ irtc baft i t iiLer mir bie tfjanb. ©ein ©teden mirb mein toebrlod £ aupt bebiiten unb fidjer fiibren mid) ind cimatlanb. IXnb freugt ber Sobedjorban meine iflfabe, unb brobet uttbcimlid) bie bunfle glut: id) llamm’re mid) an meined §irten ©nabe, benn er Dergofg fa and) fiir mid) fein 23Iut. — 35 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆A S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆£ MCC WORK - Continued from page 25 human lives and property, to walking in the of love and light as He has taught us. We as Christians might be tempted to think, we are not of this world, we did not have any part in this war so why should we be concerned about these circumstanc¬ es? But let us try to look at it impartial¬ ly- During the years of war we in America prospered just as much, and possibly more materially, then in peacetime. Wnat a direct contrast to these unfortunate countries of Europe. Not only have the many homes.places of business, and farms been destroyed, but in so many families the father or the son was killed, or is possibly still a prisoner in Russia, hardly hoping that he will ever come back. Wich that have gone the only means of making a living. Old people who had saved money to live a quiet life without being depen¬ dent on the help of others during the last days of their life, find that their money has lost its value through inflation and changing currency. We could continue to mention more of the hardships that are a direct result of the war, but I believe this suffices to make us realize that we are indeed a very fortunate people to have been spared of all these disappoint¬ ments. Can we stil 1 enjoy our luxurious living without helping the less fortunate people? The relief worker is entirely depen¬ dent on the home churches. It is only as they give food and clothing that we can hand them out. Handing it out is, no doubt, the more pleasant work, but the giving is really the first essential. The greatest emphasis on this work is that it is done in the name of Christ. It is a service that we do, not for our own glory, but for Him who is our Lord and Saviour. This gives an opportunity to testify to those who have almost given up hope. Unrighteousness seemed to be so prevalent that many a soul thought nobody cared to do a kind deed, but a gift of either food or clothing meant so much that many took new courage to live a life closer to Christ. The Bible says “giving is more blessed than to receive” it also promises that a cup of cold water given in His name will be rewarded. Let us not grow weary in well doing. — Peter Reimer. Mont des Oiseaux Wissembourg-Weiler (Bas-Rhin) France Congratulations to the Graduates and Students of the Steinbach Bible Academy WESTERN GOSPEL MISSION We are anticipating for you, a life of fruitful service. GO YE Mark 16:15 — 36 — RED ROCK LAKE PIKPE CAMP a4 a Vacaiian with a feleAAincj, CHILDREN ' S CAMP YOUTH CAMP Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God. And observe to do all the words of this law: And that their children which have not known anything, may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as ye live in the land. Deut 31:12-13. These words were spoken by Moses, the man of God who was faithful in all his house. It is his last command to the Levites and the elders of the people, given just before his death. In the year of release when the feast of tabernacles was at hand they should gather the men, the women, the children, and the stranger, to hear the law. All Israel should be present when the law was being read. The Red Rock Bible Camp again extends a heartfelt invitation to everyone, but especially to children and Toung People. There will be three camps this year-, two children’s camps, July 4-14 and 18-28, and the youth camp August 1-8. Come and spend your holidays with spiritual benefit. BIBLE CAMP ASSOCIATION - STEINBACH, MAN. — 37 — Congratulations to the FACULTY and STUDENT BODY from the STEINBACH BIBLE CLASS Bible Class Meeting every Tuesday at 7:45 in the S. B. A. AUDITORIUM The E. M. B. Church extends best wishes and prays that the Lord may bless the facul¬ ty, the students, and especial¬ ly the GRADUATES of 1948-49 “Finally my brethren be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Ephesians 6:10 “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” St. John 5:39 Emmanuel Mission Church Extends Love and Gratitude FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH of STEINBACH Faculty and Student Body Extends its best wishes to the Graduates and Faculty of the Steinbach Bible Academy “That ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will .... That ye might walk worthy of the Lord .... Strengthened with might .... Giving thanks unto the Father.” Col. 1:9-11 Steinbach Bible Academy “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teach¬ ing and admonishing one another in Psalm and Hymns and spirit¬ ual songs singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16 YEAR BOOK .vvvvvvvvvvvvvvQvvvvy-vvvvs Compliments of Penner Electric Phone 41-1 Steinbach Compliments of Penner Bros. Mafeking Man. CR — MOTORS PMMWCTS Compliments of Loewen Garage Ltd. Your GENERAL MOTORS Dealer Steinbach Man. Christian Publications Service Dealers in: Bibles, S. S. Supplies Good Christian Literature “Study to shew thyself approv¬ ed unto God, a workman that needeth not to he ashamed, right¬ ly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15. cvD Compliments of Landmark Purity Store H. S. REIMER, Lorette Phone Greenland 2-2 39 r☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Compliments of Compliments of Steinbach Fuel Supply P. H. W. Reimer Phone 74-2-1 Steinbach. COAL - WOOD - FEED Kroeker Sales Service Phone 44-21 Steinbach CONGRATULATIONS to the GRADUATES Loewen ' s Funeral Home Ambulance Service COMPLIMENTS OF Loewen Body Shop Phone 70-3 Steinbach COMPLIMENTS OF C. T. LOEWEN SONS LIMITED 40 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■ft YEAR BOOK Modern Grocery Congratulates with best wishes to the Student Body for a successful future Steinbach Man. COMPLIMENTS OF Steinbach Bakery The home of the best bread obtainable Steinbach Man. Compliments to the Student Body and Faculty of Steinbach Bible Academy J. E. Regehr Sons Ltd. “Your Chrysler Dealer’’ Phone 36-1 Steinbach Chrysler - Plymouth - Fargo Be strong and of good cour¬ age, be not afraid neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whither¬ soever thou goest. Josh. 1:9. May we extend our sin- cerest good wishes to the Graduates, Staff and Stu¬ dents of the Steinbach Bible Academy Reimer ' s Dress Shoppe Steinbach Man. THAT THE STUDENTS of the STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY MAY T REAL¬ IZE THAT “MORE ABUNDANT LIFE” IS OUR WISH John 10:10 Central Book Service " We Aim to Serve " 41 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■£?☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Compliments of K. B. Reimer £r Son Massey Harris Sales and Service Phone 84-2 Steinbach Qam ' pslimentl Qaad WuiteA Steinbach Hatchery Ltd Steinbach Man. Wishing the Student Body and Teachers every success and God ' s richest Blessing, not only for this year, but throughout all the years in His Service. FENNERS 1 GARAGE Steinbach, Phone 56-2 Man. 42 — — 43 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ S. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ COMPLIMENTS OF Cash £r Carry Store J. A. Reimer Steinbach Compliments of Steinbach Produce Co., Ltd. Steinbach Man. Compliments of Steinbach Flour Mills Steinbach Man. COMPLIMENTS OF Hanover Motors Mercury - Lincoln - Meteor John Deere Farm Equipment Phone 50 Steinbach Compliments of Barkman Hardware Steinbach Man. — 44 — — 45 — ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ s. B. A. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆■ft YEAR BOOK ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ft 3 %a


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