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

 - Class of 1951

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STAC 1951 live YEAR BOOK OF THE Endeavouring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. Eph. 4:3 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Jo tfioxz joxmzx ±tudznti. oj- tfiii. ac zoo 01 20 fiaoz [[y tuxxzndzxzd tfxzix to to (fjod, to UA£ 07 flZXZOZI ,nd fiourzozx ft tfiii kook i a jzxayzxfuChj dz.diaa.tzd. STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 4 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Cp, ZinapaL ± a [ THE CHRISTIAN’S WARFARE REV. B. D. REIMER SYNTHESIS, MISSIONS CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE PERSONAL WORK Eph. 6:10-18. “Finally, my brethern, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against prin¬ cipalities, against powers, against the rul¬ ers of the darkness of this world, against ‘wicked heavenly spirits.’ . . . Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Today, more than ever before, there seems to be a neutralizing of the work of God and power of God that should be mani¬ fest through His children, the church of the living God. The reason for this is ap¬ parent. Satan is still at work. He still comes as an “angel of light.” He is still trying with all his wiles to thwart the purpose of God in redemption, “that all men should be saved.” So whether it be in the home of the believer, in the field of education under Christian teachers, or in the professing church of Christ, he is busy with all his hosts to guide Christians in their daily life and activity, if at all pos¬ sible. You may think I go too far in saying that Satan is busy guiding Christians. But listen to Jesus speaking to Peter in Mt. 16:23, “Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence to me.” Peter was guided by Satan in this instance because he “savoured not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” So we can see that we are either savouring the things of God or the things of men, which are under direction of Satan. So in whatever we do, let us make absolutely sure that it is a thing of God. “Whatsoever ye do, whether in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord.” Therefore we need to be on the watch all the time. What am I planning? What am I doing? Is it of God, or of men? Am I denying myself? Am I taking up the cross daily to follow Jesus to Calvary and be crucified? To be able to better answer these questions and know who is our guide we should know some of Satan’s methods and works. Since God’s only means of loving the sinner and showing His love to them is through the believer, you as a Christian are the Object of Satan’s special temptation. This temp¬ tation will usually come in the form of substituting your own, or other men’s things, for those of God, and not direct temptation to what we normally call sin. The result as you can readily see will be more damaging and far reaching, because it is done as Christian ser¬ vice, recognized as Christian service, yet under¬ mines and neutralizes the efforts of the Holy Spirit. Thus this work is in direct opposition to that of God. This can be seen in the opposition to an appeal to the lost. Whether it be in schools, where the teachers should definitely make it a point to win the lost to the Saviour, and do nothing that would hinder the working of the Holy Spirit; or in the neighborhood; or even in the church, the more direct the appeal is, the greater the opposition — this is Satan’s influ¬ ence. Then again it is seen in the way Christians give. Think of the money spent for culture; the building of schools and their outfitting for the best possible results — seemingly no money is Continued on Page 8 B. D. REIMER FAMILY STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 5 Die @teinf)ctcf)cr 93t elfcf)itle ober ©ifjelafabemte. @d ift trtir bie Slufgabe geiuorben, einen ItcberBIicE iiber ben SBerbegang unferer 23ibeU fdjule ober 33ibetafabemie gu geben. Slid SRotto ntodjte id) bad SBort 2uf. 1, 66 anfiibren: „SBad, mcinft bu, mill aud bem .ftinbtcin luerben?” Stud fleinen Slnfangen ift ein itattiirfjcr S3 ait mit mol)! eingerid)tetcn fitaffengimmern ge= tuorben, mit einem gerdumigen .Softtjaufe fiir 3iingtinge an SRain Street unbjtinem freunbli d)en Sonntagdfdjulgebaube im Siiboften Stcin= bad)d. 3m af)re 1931 fammette fid) in Steinbad) eine Heine ©ruppe bon iinglingen unb 3mig- frauen um bie 23riiber 3- SB. Steimer, 3fcmf ©biger unb Jpeinrid) f aft, um ©otted SBort gu ftubieren, unb fid) in ber beutfdjen Spradje gu iiben. SRan fragte nidjt nad) ©emcinbegugebb rigfeit. Sie SR ' . S3, ©emeinbe git Steinbad) bffne te ipr S3erfammlungdl)aud gur freien Sierfiis gung fiir bicfeS Stubium. $dfj f)abe mit Skrfonen aud jener Qeit gefprodjen, unb fie maren fef)r banfbar fiir bad bort ©ebotene. So mar ed aud) im at)re 1932. Sarauf trat eine SSaufe ein bon I $aljren. Sad S3ibelftubium tear eingeftor« ben, nid)t aber ber ©ebante an eine Siibelfdjufe. m 3al)re 1936 bereinigten fid) etlidfe mm tige Siriiber Steinbadjd, unb im 83ertrauen auf ©ott riefen fie luieber eine Stibetfcpule ind Ceben mit einer .tttaffe unb giuci 2el)rern: 3oi)ann 33arg unb 3ol)ann ©iintber. Sie Sit. S3- ©emeinbe ftellte i£jr Sserfammtungdbaud frei unb be()eigt gur Sferfiigung; 9 Sdjiiter famen gu biefcm Uuterrid)t. MR. J. N. WITTENBERG BIBLE HISTORY MENNONITE HISTORY GERMAN, PRAYER 3m nddjften af)rc iuurbc aud) bie gtueite Maffe eingeridjtet; 27 Sdjiiter famen gur Sd)ule. 3 m grit[)jaf)r 1938 entfdjtofg man fid), einen S3ibelfd)utuerein gu organifieren. Sad SRotto bed Sfereind mar ©pi). 4, 3 „unb feib fleifeig gu batten bie ©inigfeit im ©eift burdj bad S3anb bed griebend.” 20 23riiber aud bier Sofalgemeinben mal)lten aud it)rer SR ' itte bad erfte Sireftorium im Sept. 1938 unb iibernal)men bie Skrantiuortung fiir bie Skriualtung unb S3etreuung ber 83ibetfd)ule. Ser britte Set) ' rer, 3- SBittenberg, itmrbe berufen unb im Cftober iuurbe bie Sd)ute mit brei Staffett eroffnet. 3 n bem Saate bed S3eH)aufed ber SR. S3, ©emeinbe mar Ioffe 1 unb 2. Sie Staffen maren nur burd) einen bi ' tnnen SSorpang getrennt. tperrfdjte in einer Slaffe ernfte Stimmung, fo iuurbe fie oft beeim tradjtigt burd) bie peitere Stimmung in ber anberen unb umgefetfrt. Sie 3. Sftaffe mar in bem fleinen bunften grauenftiibdjen; bort gab ed oft falte gitfge. SR ' an mar beforgt um ein geraumiged £ aud. Stad) bicl.cn Sieratungcn, Sforfdfldgeu entfditofg man fid), an SRitt Street in ber Stcipe ber ©.Sit.S3. Sird)e bad Sdfulgebciube aufgufiit)ren. Surg ‘oor S8eit)= nadften im 3 a b l ' e 1939 iuurbe biefed ©ebtiube Pon ber Sdiule eingenommen. Sie ©inmeibnngdanfpra- djen luurben in ber Sirdje ber ©.SR-S3. gebatten, barauf gingen atte Stnluefenben gur S3ibelfd)ule, luo S3ruber 3- 2B. Sieimer bad 28eif)egebet fprad). S3ei bem S3au ber Sdjule I)aben fid) nad) meiner Stnfidjt brei Skrfonen befonberd I)erOorgetan. Seljrer 3ot)ann ©iintber mar bie Seele bei bem S3auen, balb fdjleifte er mit einem SSferbegefpann bad Setters gefepof) aud, balb ful)r er bie fdjmercn Qementfarren, banu luurben nad) 6 Upr bei ©. S. Sbluend S3 rets ter gepobett, fo mar er liberal! immer babei. ©d ift bei bem S3auen aud) Diet freiluittige Strbeit getan iuor= ben. Ser Sefretdr bed Slereind, Sir. ' -( ■ 3- 23. Steimer, batte befonberc ©aben. bad notiuenbige ©etb gu finben unb f)er6eigutfixf)ren, aud) flare I)offnungdboIte Saffenberiditc gu geben- ©d iuurbe anfdnglid) geplant, uortaufig nur bad Selfergefdjof) fertig gu ftelten, um bort Sdiule gu tfatten. ©in iuerter Steinbadjer ift aber oft gum Sfaitplaij gefommen unb I)at tniebert)oIi angel)atten, bod) aud) gleid) ben Oberbau aufgufutjren. ©r fonnte fo iiberge ugenb fpred)en, bafg man auf feine @e= banfen einging. Sie Sd)itler famen aud Derfdnebenen ©emeinbeu. 3 n ©diule gab ed nur eine ©emeinbe, bie ©djulgemeinbe. Ser ©eift ber Sdiule mar tebenbig unb auf bad ©eiftlidje gerid)tet, unb I)at mein 3 n ' nerfted oft tief ergriffen. llnb fo ift ed aud) fieute nod)! Um ber S3ibelfd)ule mebr Sd)iirer gugufu ren unb il)r einen meiteren ©inffufg gu ermoglidjen, fam ber S3ibeffd)ul0erein unb f?reunbe bedfelben auf ben ©ebanfen, neben bem S3i6etfd)u(furfud einen ,s3od)fd)u!furfud eingufitbren. 3m .flerbft bed 3 a f)i ' e § 1947 murbe ein Sebrer fiir biefen Slurfud ange, fteltt. fiir ©rab 9, 10, 11, gfortfefsung auf .Seite 40 6 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK MR. C. WILBERT LOEWEN CHURCH HISTORY THEOLOGY. EXEGESIS CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES “Let’s not speak such things too openly. It might antagonize that person and maybe put us on the spot.” This could very well he Mennonite youth speaking. There seems to be an attitude of uncertainty and timid¬ ity amongst our young people, when it comes to Christian principles. This is even more so when considering the peace prin¬ ciples which are founded upon God’s Word, and have been upheld by our forefathers. Why is this “hush” attitude so prevalent in our day? Is there something of which to be ashamed? Are we following imagin¬ ary fancies and devised fables? These questions should spurn us to search and hunt for the true way, if it has been missed so far. If not, we should ground ourselves in the truths that have been expounded, and stay by them. The searching for truth is necessary. We need it for ourselves, and also for those to whom we shall speak. Where can we get help to find the right way through God’s Word? The individual can read books writ¬ ten on the subject, and study them himself. However, for a systematic study of the Bible in its entirety, the Bible School is ready to accept such a student into its classes. In the classroom the student will gain possessions, of which, up to then, he had not thought himself capable. Not that the books weren’t there before, neither that the teach¬ ers weren’t there before, but because these weren’t set in contact with the person who had a keen desire to know. When the student has finished his course, he need no more be ashamed of s ' olid Christian Mennonite principles. - domz dfyzjoLcincj “Go ye therefore into all the world.” Is His command. Will you be faithful then To this great challenge that to us is hurl’d, And go into the whitened harvest field To wield your scythe and reap the souls of men Whose eyes are blind — who do not even know The name of Him who came, and loved them so? The time is short, but will you say “I’ll go?” The fields are ripe, and truly we must reap Before the sun goes down, and wbrk is o’er. Then bring these precious sheaves unto the One Who gave you that command. And you’ll be glad That you went out unto that heathen race To tell them of the Lord’s redeeming grace. Doreen Reimer STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 7 Education Luther, in his “Sermon on the Duty of Sending Children to School,” begins one of the sections as follows: “Where were your supply of Preachers, Jurists and Phy¬ sicians, if the arts of Grammar and Rhe¬ toric had no existence. These are the foun¬ tains out of which they all flow.” If Luther were writing that sermon today he would mention more professions and more sub¬ jects that he did in 1524. He would no doubt have mentioned Nurses, Farmers, Engineers, Teachers, Mechanics etc. and amongst the subjects he would have in¬ cluded Science, Mathematics, etc. There was a time and not so very long ago when such a statement would have aroused the opposition of nearly all Men- nonites. During Luther’s time many persons condemned all forms of higher education. The leaders of the Peasant’s Revolt in South Germany, and the men responsible for this catastrophic anabaptist revolt at ( j warkentin Muenster, were of this type. Many of our , ancestors decried all higher learning. The proverb “Je gelehda, je vekehda” was cur¬ rent and accepted as true by many of our forbears. It is highly probable that many of the young people, who attained a slightly higher school standing than the average, swaggered so much when they came home that their behaviour became offensive and so arose the expression. Similar expressions are found amongst the French and English; witness the following quotations: “Jack has stu¬ died in order to be a fool” (French Proverb): “Learning and Folly often dwell in the same person” (English Proverb): “No man is the wiser for his learning, wit and wisdom are born with a man” (John Selden, 1584 - 1654) Such was the general attitude amongst us some fifty years ago, but today the things have changed. There is hardly one of us who does not regret, that his knowledge is so limited, and that he did not take full advantage of the opportunities for learning that were offered him in his youth. Even those of us, who brag that we only got as far as Grade III in school and yet have made a success in life, are not satisfied to let our children quit school with the completion of Grade III, on the contrary, we would like our children to complete the High School Course, and very few of us would deliberately put obstacles in the way if our children wished to enter the University. Today we realize that a good education is desirable, is necessary. We may differ as to which type of higher training would be most valuable, but we are in agreement as to its desirability. In general we feel that the course which will most directly fit us for future work would be the best course to take, yet this is not always the case. Moses was taught all the wisdom of the Egyptians by Egyptian Priests. Paul had an early education which did not specifically train him for his future work. Luther’s High School and University subjects were chiefly the Classics, Natural Science, Philosophy and Law. Neither does there seem to be any fixed rule as how much we should learn. However, there are three things we should consider; we should get all the school circumstances will permit, some¬ where in our course there should be included a definite training that will prepare us for our life work, and lastly our own attitude should be such that in our study of the creature the Creator and not the creature be exalted. 8 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK " The Water of Life " DON P. SHIDLER “Jesus answered and said unto her, whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but who¬ soever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst (John 4: 13, 14). It was noon in the French Sou¬ dan. The African sun was pouring down its vicious heat. There was no escaping it. We had been trav¬ elling since 4:00 a. m. and now, very much fatigued, we stopped at a native village to inquire the way to our destination. After receiving proper directions we started to leave, but the natives quickly stopped us and said “dye” meaning water. About that time a woman arrived with a large calabash of fresh water. I later learned that t ' o supply water to travelling strangers is a mark of native hospitality. After we had refreshed ourselves with it a large crowd had gather¬ ed and one of our party preached the gospel to them. In the incident were several thoughts. 1. The water was precious to them. It had to be carried fully half a mile from the nearest well, and there was not an over supply of it at this time of year. This water, precious to them, speaks of the Word of God which tells sinners of the precious blood of Christ that was shed and will cleanse from all sin. There is no shortage of the supply of this precious water of life for the Word tells us, “Ho, everyone that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, . . . and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will let him take of the water of life freely.” Again, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.” 2. The water so kindly brought to us was satisfying, cleansing and refreshing. In the twenty-third Psalm, we see how the Great Shepherd leads His own to green pastures, and still waters. This precious water of life truly satisfies every longing of our heart, it cleanses our lives from sin and refreshes our souls day by day. 3. The water is lasting. The re¬ freshment we received at the kind hand of these black natives lasted until we had reached our desti¬ nation, however that was only a short time. The water that Christ gives lasts forever, for He said, “Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst.” Friend, have you been to that everlasting fountain? Will you be a- mong the white-robed Saints that we read of in Revelation 7: 9, 16, 17? “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living waters; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” 4. They gladly brought us their water for the refreshment of our natural bodies. We in turn should give them water for their souls. “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” (I Peter 3:15). God gave His precious Son for you and me, that we might take this water of life to the uttermost part of the earth. Our prayer is that God will raise up many more graduates of the Steinbach Bible Academy to take this precious water of life to those that sit in darkness. PRINCIPAL ' S MESSAGE Continued from Page 4 spared. The spending on physical comforts in the house, cars, hospitals, etc. All in themselves good, but the percentage that is spent on this in comparison to missions or the spreading of the Gospel is definitely out of proportion. The one is for a short life, but the other has eternal issues ' of tremendous difference — heaven or hell. It is also seen in a partial recognition of the truth. Instead of taking the Word of God just as it is and applying ourselves diligently and completely to it in obedience, we use our own reason to decide which we ought to obey and which in our times will not be so important. We tone down the Word of God. So let us watch thereunto, recognizing that we battle against a mighty enemy, the enemy of souls. Stand on guard with the whole armour of God. Stand firm in the strength of the Lord and the power of His might. Be always sure that what you do is inspired of God, and not of men. B. D. Reimer. STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 9 10 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Third year—only two short words which are of no significance to others but which tb us as “third year” students imply far more than just nine letters. “Third year” to us is a milestone in our lives which we will soon leave behind us but which will re¬ main indelible upon us. It is our last year of study and fellowship together at this school which the Lord has led us to attend. In the near future we will leave its pleasant atmosphere, the untiring guidance of ' our devoted teachers; the daily contact with fellow students; and the numerous opportunities for practical activities which the school provided. Starting with the stimulating messages in our morning devotions, new and valuable truths have been brought to our hearts, which continue throughout the day in the various subjects studied. Especially vivid in our memory are the hours spent in The¬ ology class. Meditation upon the infinite¬ ness and depth of God’s holiness has grip¬ ped our hearts and made us realize that man is nothing in God’s sight . Yet that God in all His holiness loved us depraved crea¬ tures enough “to be made sin for us . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him,” has made us in the quietness of His presence yield our bodies entirely to Him as a living sacrifice. Missions is another subject through which the Lord has spoken to our hearts. Viewing the spiritual conditions of various countries, we have been made to see, as never before, firstly, the dire need that exists today, and secondly, the shamefully little that is being done to meet that need. Studies in the Word of God cannot be compared and as hour upon hour we have gleaned from it precious truths we can say with the Apostle Paul, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judge¬ ments, and His ways past finding out.” Rom. 11:33. Now as this our last year at the S. B. A. is drawing to a close, and we leave its ranks to take our place in the specific field of service the Lord has for us, we pause a moment in deep thought. Will others see that we have been drawn into a closer walk with Christ? It is our prayer that they might see in us what the rulers of Israel saw in Peter and John, Acts 4:13, “They to’ok knowledge of them, that they had been much with Jesus.” Tina Reimer STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 11 WILLIAM HANCHAR “My meditation of “Him” shall be sweet, I will be glad in the Lord.” Psa. 104:34. Here is our refuge from the things, and circum¬ stances that sour and embitter us. Turn from them to “Him.” We can overcome the gloom in “them” only by finding our gladness in the Lord. Here is our refuge from the weariness and worry of our lot. Resort to “Him.” The result is sure, but, for this result, we must “meditate” on Him. This never fails, because as we come to Him and continue to be in His presence then comes into our hearts the “peace of God” that surpasses all our knowledge. In His presence is the fulness of joy. “Thou, O Christ, art all I want, More than all in Thee I find.” (Selected) TINA REIMER My heart swells with amazement and worship when I think of how Christ trod every step of the Calvary road and drank the bitter dregs to the last dr ' op, because of His love for my sinful self. Because He has done all that for me and I now stand re¬ deemed by His precious blood I want to say with Paul, “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His suffer¬ ings, being made conformable unto his death.” Phil. 3:10. With His power I want to live “to the praise of His glory” in the winning of souls. Wherever this may be I want to be— “Ready to go — ready to stay Ready my place to fill Ready for service, Lord, I am Ready to do Thy will.” MELVIN REIMER I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and 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. Gal. 2:20. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Phil. 1:21. Wherefore . . . let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience, the race that is set before us. Heb. 12:1. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing. II Tim. 4:8. 12 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK EC0MD JOHN HARMS “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which Gcd hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Eph. 2:8-10. It gives me great joy to be able to say that I am saved by grace through faith and not of works. Even at my very best I had come short of the glory of God; and God can not be satisfied with anything less than that which is absolutely perfect. I find that I am saved unto good works and not by good works. It is my heart’s desire t ' o prepare for ser¬ vice, that the Lord will be able to use me in the saving of souls, which is the duty of every born-again Christian. May God’s purpose in saving me be fulfilled in my life. MARGARET HARMS “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Rom. 10: 17. I praise and thank God, that I have been so privileged to grow up in a Christian community where the gospel was preached. Hearing the Word, it pierced my heart and led me to my conversion. I accepted Jesus as my Saviour and Lord. My prayer is that by the grace ' of God, I might know the perfect will of God and follow Him more closely. Second Year Class Report In looking back over the months spent here in school it brings to our minds many precious blessings that we have had. As we are instructed from day to day we real¬ ize that we as Christians have a great res¬ ponsibility to bring the gospel to a lost and dying world. Each day of school is begun with a de¬ votional period which gives us spiritual strength and helps us through the day. Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” This verse has been especially stressed in our devotions. We as Christians are not to be ignorant of the devices of our adversary, Satan. After morning devotions we go to our various classes. Mr. Loewen instructs The¬ ology and Church History, our main sub¬ jects in the beginning of the week. Theolo¬ gy is a study of the great doctrines of the Bible. The doctrine of Jesus Christ has been very inspiring and interesting to us. We got a glimpse of how important the death of our Lord Jesus Christ really was. Why was Christ’s death necessary? The holiness of God (Psa. 99:9), the sinfulness of man (Romans 3:23), and the fulfillment of the scripture (Isa, 53) made Christ’s death necessary. Without His death we would have no Christianity, no redemption. Church History is a study of the history of God’s kingdom on earth from the time of Pentecost down to the present. The sub¬ jects, Missions, Mennonite History and Church History all impress upon our minds that obedience to God’s Word is necessary to promote the growth of the Church. We must also heed the great commission to spread the gospel. (Mark 16:15-16; Matth. 28:18-20.) This year in our Exegesis classes we are taking the book of Romans and I John. Many a precious truth is revealed to us as we take time to study more about His Word. Our prayer is that many more young people would come to school to know more about God’s Word. Personal Work, taught by Mr. Reimer, is another subject which challenges us to do more for the lost. We are convicted of the opportunities we have had to testify to the saved and unsaved and have failed to do so. A knowledge of the Word and a love and compassion for souls is needed to do personal work, yet how often these very things are lacking and this work is neg¬ lected. Continued on Next Page STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 13 YEAR DORA FRIESEN “He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15: 5. It is my desire and prayer that this verse might be true in my life, that I might continually abide in Him and be a fruit-bearing Christian. MARY ANN NICKEL I John 1: 7. If we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. I thank the Lord that He has saved me and that I now can have fellowship with Him and other Christians. I have greatly enjoyed the study of God’s precious Word. It has helped me very much in my life. My desire is to follow Him in whatever He has for me. Mr. Wittenberg, teacher of the German subjects, instructs grammar. Mr. Warken- tin instructs English grammar. We are thankful that the grammar teachers have so much patience with us. We sometimes wonder how we manage to pass in our ex¬ ams! During exam time we especially realize the need for us to be in prayer that the Lord would give us calm and clear minds so that we can put down on paper what we have learned. We do experience many blessings and answers to prayer during the time of exams. Studying and meditating upon God’s Word helps us to realize our great respon¬ sibility. I would like to express my desire in a little verse. Lord, of the years that are left to me I give them to Thy hand. Take me, break me, mold me to The pattern Thou hast planned. Dora Friesen ★ BBeauliful (SaslJe There’s a castle of marble and stone Unmatched by any around; And in it, the costliest gems Of silver and diamond are found. Though massive stones build the walls The little ones have their place too; They fill up the gaps and the holes, It’s something that big ones can’t do. We find also that mankind Is made of great and small And each one can do his best When he knows, he has answered God’s call. Though all cannot play a big role But all can pray, even though weak And as the prayers go up in faith, It will help someone to the peak. M. Harms. 14 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Class Report The question sometimes arises why we as young- people go to Bible School. It is evident that we do not go to Bible Scho ' ol to obtain a high honor in this world. In I Tim. 2:15 we read that we should study t ' o show ourselves approved unto God, and not unto men. I believe that a number of us, when we begin to look into the Word of God, real¬ ize what limited knowledge we have of it— not that we can ever fathom its depth, but there are many things that God reveals unto us when we delve into the Scriptures. Let us take Doctrine, for instance. How deeply we can go into His Word! We study the existence of God and His unlimited t power. We also find proof for the divine inspiration ' of the Bible. Then we study the Bible to find out what God is, who He is, and why He gave us the Bible. These and many other precious truths we find in His Word, and still it will take all eternity to fathom all those precious truths in the Bible. Then there is the study of Prayer, taught by Mr. Wittenberg. We study what prayer is, and how to get an answer to prayer. Prayer should be a natural act in the life of a Christian, and yet at times we find it so hard to kneel down for a word with our Master. Prayer is the breath of the soul. Just as we need air to keep our bodies alive, so we need prayer to keep our souls alive. What does God require of us if we want Him to answer our prayers, He wants us to come to Him in childlike faith. For example, the incident recorded in Mark 9: 14-28 tells of the father who brought his afflicted son to Jesus to be healed. Jesus said to him, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Because the man believed, his son was healed. This shows us that all we have to do to receive an answer to our prayer is to believe. Exegesis, by Mr. Loewen, is another sub¬ ject through which we have received many blessings. We are taking I John verse by verse. The book has become preci ' ous to many of us since we started taking it. The wonderful, yet simple way in which John has written this epistle, can be understood by every one. These and many other subjects make up our curriculum, so that we may be better prepared for His service in His vineyard. Let us therefore do our utmost to bring souls into the field, for “sure ly I come quickly, even so come Lord Jesus.” Rev 22 : 20 . Ramona Loewen. RAMONA LOEWEN “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” PETER BARKMAN “He that hath know¬ ledge spareth words.” HELEN HARMS “A merry heart mak- eth a cheerful counten¬ ance.” HENRY HARMS “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches and loving fav¬ our than silver and gold.” STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK ★ MY CALL When Jesus called I answered, I’ll go Lord, any place; E’en though the path be rugged, I’ll go, Lord, by Thy grace. But then the way grew rougher, Trials came on apace, And I began to falter, I could not win this race! Then Satan came to tempt me: “The dangers are too great, The work at home is better The far-off field can wait.” “Not so, not so, I shuddered Millions in dark despair Are waiting, hoping, longing For freedom from all care.” Oh give me grace, dear Master, And courage, bold and strong To do Thy will, obey Thy voice, E ' en though the way be long. — Selected EVELINA REIMER “A merry heart doeth good like medicine.” PETER REIMER “Knowledge is easy unto him that under- standeth.” MARY REIMER " She eateth not the bread of idleness.” ANNIE BRANDT “She openeth her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is kindness.” GLADWIN PLETT “A man of understand¬ ing is of an excellent spirit.” ALVINA PLETT “Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace.” LAWRENCE REIMER “A good word maketh the heart glad.” STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Every morning we enter the Steinbach Bible Academy and look for¬ ward to what the day will bring. Upon entering we hear pleasant sounds issuing from the first years classroom—somebody playing the piano or the trio practising. Both the High School and Bible School students participate in the morning devotions held from 9:00 to 9:30 o ' clock. God’s message for us and the short session of prayer puts us in the right frame of mind for the day. Mr. Warkentin teaches the secular subjects. We cannot as « yet see why we have to study all those propositions and theorems in geometry, and we are sometimes inclined to think that they were put in just to puzzle us. The physics and chemistry classes spent downstairs in the lab are always interesting, but in these science classes we must keep in mind that true science is always in harmony with the Scriptures. Can¬ adian History may be of use to us some day but all the acts, treaties and dates that we have to study are rather boring. Some students take bookkeeping and typing. German subjects are taught by Mr. Wittenberg. He shows a great deal of patience in instructing us when we go blundering through our " der’s, die’s and das’s.” We —■w d o hear this sometimes, though, " Come on, time mmm is money.” Mennonite J History i s another subject which we as High School stud¬ ents take by Mr. GLEN REIMER Grade XI To Glen (the tallest in the class) Much patience we ascribe: We do not doubt that he could pass As spokesman of the tribe. DOREEN REIMER Grade XI Do you hear that ardent chatter? Beyond a doubt, that is Doreen; Hark! — the typewriter’s clatter; On making noise she is quite keen. WILMER PENNER Grade XI To this fine chap we owe a lot, To lend a hand he’s on the spot. He’s cheerful, friendly and polite, To sum him up — he’s very bright. STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK ROSEMARIE UNGER Grade XI Her calm and stately attitude Bespeak her firm convic¬ tion; O’er troubles she will sel¬ dom brood, To teach is her ambition DAVID DUECK Grade X David Dueck, our presi¬ dent, On making his grade ten is bent; He wants to be equipped to do The work that God will call him to. Wittenberg. W e consider this as one of our most in- H| I teresting subjects. It is sad to see, though, that many of the Menno- nites, all through the ages, I have followed the modernistic teachings ' of men like Voltaire. Mr. Reimer teaches Christian Doctrine. This directs us how to | to live our Christian lives and gives I us a better knowledge of the divine J revelation in God’s Word. This is of great importance to us as Christians be¬ cause the only reason we are on earth is to honor and glorify God by winning souls for Him. What would a knowledge of algebra and A physics without a knowledge of God’s Word d’o H towards this? We are very grateful to the Lord that He has brought us to the Steinbach Bible Academy. The influence and the atmosphere at school has been of inestimable value to us as young Christians. We will all be sorry to leave the school in June. My prayer is that the desire of all the Grade XI’s might be to follow this precept. “Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.’’ Rom.21:1. — Rosemarie Unger. Four clergymen were discussing the merits of various translations of the Bible. One liked the King James Version best because it is more literal and comes nearer the original Hebrew and Greek. Still another liked Moffat’s translation best because of its up-to-date vocabulary. The fourth minister was silent. Finally he said. “I like my mother’s translation best. She translated it into life, and it was the most convincing translation I ever saw.” —Sunday. ELFRIEDA REIMER Grade XI And who is that — who is sitting there Buried deep in a book, and without a care? That must be Elfrieda, the tall quiet lass, Who seldom ventures out¬ side after class. STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 18 Night Classes MONDAY: Christian Doctrine. Synthesis by Rev. B. D. Reimer WEDNESDAY: Homeletics Exegesis by Wilbert Loewen A NIGHT CLASS A Challenge “ I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the Word of God abideth in you, and ye have overc ' ome the wicked one.” I John 2:14. The first phrase we want to notice is: “I have written.” We have a revelation from God in written form, which stands steadfast and sure, called the Bible. It does not make any noise or tumult, but bears its message to all the world. It does not change, for the Holy Spirit is its Author. 2 Tim 3:16. The Word was from the be¬ ginning before the foundation of the world (John 1:1) and will stand when heaven and earth shall pass away. Matth. 24:35. Although men have Sought out many inven¬ tions, and planned out a way that seemeth right unto men, still all men will be judged by the Word. Then we note in the next phrase: “unto you, young men.” The apostle John knows the strength and vigor of young men. He calls them to enlist in the army of Christ to hold the banner high, to go forth and conquer to the uttermost part of the earth. As the worldly rulers realize that strength lies in having a large army of trained young men, much more so in the spiritual army are all young men needed for victory. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world.” Eph. 6:12. Young men, what are you doing to win the victory? Finally we want to note: “Ye have over¬ come.” At the close of apostle Paul’s life he could write, “I have fought a good fight.” What blessed consciousness to be able to look back in one’s life and know that it was not in vain, but that God has accomplished something through our life. When the evening of our life comes, we want to hear: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into they rest.” I, among a number of others, have the privilege of attending evening classes at the S. B. A. We are thankful for this privilege and for the teachers whom God has raised up to teach others. Our prayer is that we might become more effective in our work. A. P. Unger. STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 19 20 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Personal Work Personal work is the most effective method of winning lost souls. The Apostle Peter was brought to Christ by his brother Andrew, John 1:40-42. We read very little about Andrew’s work, yet we read that Peter preached a sermon and three thou¬ sand souls were saved. What a great work Andrew, did that day when he brought his brother to Jesus! Jesus leaves us a good example for doing personal work. We have only to think of Nicodemus, the woman at Jacob’s well, the rich young ruler, and the home at Bethany, to be impressed by the fact that Jesus th ' ought this to be an important work. Personal work reaches all classes. So many people cannot be reached with the gospel unless we deal with them personally. Yet how often we neglect to do this. Speak¬ ing of other things, even of spiritual things in a general way, seems quite easy for Christians. Yet speaking to some ' one per¬ sonally about his soul seems difficult. All the excuses that we find! I know Satan gives us these excuses. Many souls around us need salvation. There are many Christians too, who need assurance, victory over sin, and a concern Why I Came “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. I came to school because I felt the need to know more about the Bible. In John 16:13 we read, “When he, the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth.” My desire is to study more of the truth. Without God’s help we cannot under¬ stand the Bible as in I Cor. 2:14, “The nat¬ ural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned.” I came to school with this prayer in mind — “Open thou Morning Ting-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling! There goes the bell which tells us that Morning Devotions are to start. One by one the students file into the first year classroom, and take their seats. Presently the teachers enter and the students rise. “Good morning!” the speaker will say, and “Good morning” echoes back from the students. The chapel service is started with a song, the contents of which give us a slight glimpse of what is to come in the following message. Especially helpful in our Christian lives is the series of messages Mr. Reimer gave us on the rulers of darkness of this World, and how we are to put on the whole armour of God. Eph. 6:10, 13. Our principal can so vividly illustrate these things to us from the Scriptures that we cannot but thank for the lost. It is such a blessing to help someone in his spiritual life. Not only do we miss these blessings, if we fail to deal with souls, but those in need do not receive what God has for them. Some conditions that must be met if we would do personal work are: we must be saved ourselves; our wills must be surrend¬ ered to God; we must have a practical knowledge of the Bible and of prayer; we must lead a clean life and be filled with the Holy Spirit; we must realize that men out¬ side of Christ are lost; and we must have a love for souls. People are won if they really feel that we love them. I remember the time before I was saved when I was under conviction of sin and knew I should be saved. I was so miserable, yet I told no one. Then one evening a friend wh ' o had recently been saved spoke to me in a loving way about my soul and prayed with me. I am so grateful and thankful to her even now, when I think of how she helped me to make a decision. Oh .that the Lord would give us a vision to see the need of personal work. D ' ora Friesen ★ to Bible School mine eyes that I may behold the wondrous things out of thy law.” In Luke 24:25 Jesus opened their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. In Hosea 4:6 we read: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, because thou hast rejected knowledge I will also reject you.” This gives us a great respon¬ sibility to study the Word of God. My pray¬ er is that many more might come to school. We have so many blessed hours while study¬ ing. My aim is to win more souls for Christ. Annie Brandt. ★ Devotions and praise God for His matchless grace and mercy, in that He keeps and protects us from these evil forces. Occasionally we have guest speakers, who are glad to share with us some of their experiences in the various mission fields. In closing, one or more of the students lead in prayer. To me these morning devotions are a source of real blessings. Firstly, we have an enlightening message every morning before classes. Secondly, it feels so intimate to be gathered with all the other students to listen to the exposition of the Word. It is after these devotional periods that we can with a clearer view see the position that we as Christians have in this present age. Gladwin Plett. ★ i y A 8« blk he. fke 6r. XI « 1h nk HW- f- ' oooL -for- f he So l Ju f o«e r °r Sk©u«lf ' ol lYo rootid Garners, - ' f ' jfJfcjif ' - t«- Jae. 22 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY Y Prayer “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: How tcflHMPi if any man hear my voice, and open the child! At one of my childrens rneeungs door, I will come in to him, and will sup one of the little girls imparted to me, how with him, and he with me. " Rev. 3:20. marvelously God had answered her earnest Prayer is the opening of our hearts’ door pleading prayer, in the recovery ' of her to Jesus. It is the breath of the soul, the sick mother, and how excited and happy organ by which we receive Christ into our she seemed about it! When we see what parched and withered s ' oul. Prayer is al- trusting faith a little child has, shouldn’t ways a result of Jesus knocking at our we, too, pray more in faith and persever- heart’s door. He knocks in order to move ance? us by prayer, to open the door and accept The prayer meetings on Thursdays have the gift which He has already appointed proved t o b e a great blessing to me. for us. Through these I have come to see more In Isaiah 65:24 we read, “Before they clearly the vital importance of an earnest call, I will answer; and while they are yet prayer life. Also the sisters’ prayer meet¬ speaking, I will hear.” This is certainly a ings on Tuesday after fours, have caused w ' onderful promise that God has for us, and me to realize keenly my obligation to be in order that He may answer our pleading more faithful and persevering in prayer, prayer, let us consider how we are to come I am very thankful that we can claim to Him. Helplessness is our best prayer. this wonderful promise of ours personally; It calls from our heart to the heart of God, that “if we ask anything according to His with greater effect than all uttered pleas. will, He will hear us.” I John 5:14. At the same time, we must come to Him in faith. Without faith our helplessness Alvina Plett. would only be a vain cry of distress in the ★ nigh - There is an old and well known proverb that reads like this, “Practice makes per¬ fect.” By this I do not mean that after a few practical hours, we will be perfect in our presentation of programs. It is by this means, the practical hour which we have every Wednesday noon, that we learn how to render programs such as young peoples’ meetings, prayer meetings, singspirations, etc., and do it more effectively. Since the program is held during the noon hour, each student is required to bring his lunch along. When twelve o’clock rolls around, the student body gathers in one room, and partakes of some of God’s mat¬ erial blessings, namely dinner. After the half hour allowed for eating is passed the program starts. These programs are made up by each of the three groups in turn, that the students have been divided into. When the program is finished, the students and the teachers criticize or commend the program as a whole and also the different parts that were rendered, whether more expression should be used or whether better posture was needed and so forth. This time spent here during the Wednes¬ day noon hour is not Only profitable and interesting, but also of great blessing to us. Peter Reimer. ★ Why Should We Go ? I think v e are all very thankful for all the privileges we have had from childhood: Christian homes, Sunday school, church ser¬ vices every Sunday, the open Bible, and a land of freedom thus far. Do we realize that all these privileges that we have, come only through the grace of God? If God’s love had not been so great for us poor sin¬ ful creatures, where would we be? God so loved us that He gave His only Son, Jesus, who was willing to leave hea¬ ven’s glory, to come and bear all our sin and shame. For all this that Christ has done for us, don’t we want to show Him our love in return? Will we be willing to follow Plis call, even though it leads over the cold dark mountains, seeking the lost— or to some field of service here at home? There are so many people living about us, in sin and shame, who do not know the wav of salvation. These people are n ' ot only temporally unfortunate and morally de- Continued on Page 37 24 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Life at the Dormitory It is seven o’clock. The lights reluctantly blink on. A group of bleary-eyed boys crawl out of their place of repose and, with despairing groans, assume the deceptive ap¬ pearance of wakefulness. After hastily re¬ moving the vestiges of their night’s ad¬ ventures, they tramp one by one down to breakfast. Another morning passes. At noon another period of turbulence erupts within the dormitory. The boys come home from school! After dinner comes the inevitable dish-washing, per¬ formed by the few privileged boys holding this office. You wouldn’t need a slow motion camera to snap these toiling laborers! In the evening, after study hours from 7:30 to 9:30 we indulge in a few games and other entertainment. Some even a ttempt to prove their musical ability by favoring us with samples of their vocal and instru¬ mental talent! Conversation is also a fav¬ orite pastime. Thus the days pass. With its quiet re¬ creation and scholastic atmosphere, the dorm is the ideal place to study. It will long linger in our memory. Wilmer Penner. ★ Our Sisters ' Prayer Meeting Precious indeed are the Tuesday after fours that we spend in meditation and prayer. As a group of sisters in the Lord, we have some of the sweetest experiences as we bow together before the Lord, send¬ ing our humble petitions up to Him Who knows our hearts and Who is ever ready and willing to hear us. The sisters take turns in leading the dis¬ cussion preceding our period of prayer. At our first gathering we made up a list of topics in which we wanted to gain more knowledge by searching the Scriptures. Oh, the depth and the riches of His Word! Would that we had a greater hunger and desire to study the Bible. We have been especially blest by the visits of some of the teachers’ wives. The thoughts and ex¬ periences they shared with us were very helpful. After our profitable discussion wherein we exchange our thoughts and often glean truths from the Word of God that we had never seen before, we voice our special re¬ quests and divide into groups for prayer. It is a time of spiritual uplifting and re¬ freshing. Truly is is like balm of Gilead to our souls to unite our hearts and voices in prayer to this great God ' of ours, who wants us to come to Him as children to a father. Jesus says in Matthew 18: 19, 20. “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two ' or three are gather¬ ed together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Should not this be an in¬ centive to earnest prayer, so that God may manifest His saving power? Earnest, fer¬ vent prayer is in reality an open doorway to unlimited possibilities. The ministry of prayer is the greatest there is — a ministry in which every Christian can, indeed should have a vital part. How much we need to really get down on our knees in these last days and pray! Christ said, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” This should challenge us to pray as never before. As we kneel together in the presence of God, pouring our hearts out to Him, we are filled with an inner peace that surpas¬ ses understanding. “When at the throne of grace I come to seek Thy face Then I can run life’s race all undismayed; When I petitions bear and plead Thy promise there, The answer to my prayer is not delayed.” Evelina Reimer. Sunday School Work It has been my privilege and ' opportunity _ to teach a Sunday School class in Giroux m for some time. I have been greatly blessed, first by studying the Word of God for my¬ self, and then to present it to the children. The Lord is speaking to their hearts and it is my prayer and desire that they would accept Jesus as their personal Saviour. Teaching children is much m ' ore import¬ ant and profitable than we often think. They each have a living soul. Experience teaches us that children in their state of innocence are won for Christ far easier than older people who are living in sin and have become hardened against the Word of God. In Psalm 51:5 it says “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me.” We kn ' ow that through the first sin, everyone has sinned and come short of the glory of God. Rom. 3:23. Therefore, as soon as a child reaches the age of accountability it is lost and needs to be saved to have eternal life. Children differ very much and we should watch them very carefully. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Prov. 22:6. Continued on Page 40 26 RTEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Science and the Scriptures The Bible is the most read book in the world, yet it is the most misunderstood book too. This Book claims to be true and claims to contain the very words of God. Skeptics may disagree with this fact and may try to prove their point by saying that the Bible is not in harmony with science. There are others who say, “because the Bible is not written in scientific langu¬ age it is not necessarily in agreement with science.” But we find that even though the Book d ' oes not use many “high sounding” words, with Latin origins, it does contain scientific facts and is true to science throughout. We shall look at a few points to show that the Bible is true. An important argument for the Bible is that it does not contain the errors of science that existed in the cultures of the time of the Bible authors. For example, archeologists have found on clay tablets writings of the scholars of ancient Egypt. These wise men, who were evolutionists, believed that at one time there was a wing¬ ed egg, flying around in space and from it the earth hatched. They explain the origin of men thus: In the slime of the Nile River lived white worms. These worms were be¬ lieved to have evolved, after a long time, into what we now call human beings. The wise men of Egypt had evidently seen worms change to butterflies and they ap¬ parently based their theory upon this fact. According to Acts 7:22 Moses “was learn¬ ed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.” Moses was the writer of the first five books of the Bible and is the one who writes about the beginning of the World. But when we turn to Gen. 1:1 we find he writes nothing about the winged egg but writes, " In the beginning God created hea¬ ven and the earth.” Then in verse 27 of the same chapter we read, “God created man.” We cannot help but agree with the Apostle Peter when he says, “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Pet. 1:21). Everyone, except a comparatively small number of infidels, to¬ day say that there is a God who created the world. Considering the wonders of modern sci¬ ence we cannot deny that it has made great progress in the last half century. But still more astounding is the remarkable way in which recent discoveries have been portray¬ ed in the Bible. For many years Bible crit¬ ics based their arguments against the Bible on Gen. 22:17 where God compares the number of stars with the number of grains of sand on the sea shore. Until recently it was believed that there were only a few thousand stars. Why, you can have that grains of sand in a few handfuls. But now through the newest and largest telescopes, men have seen millions of stars which were previously not known to exist. Astronomers now say it is quite probable that the num¬ ber of grains of sand equal the number of stars. Now let us turn to Isaiah 40:22. Here we find a fact that was “proved” less than 500 years ago by Magellan, in 1519. We read of the “circle of the earth” in a book that was written hundreds of years before Christ, yet till the time of Magellan most people believed that it was flat. Isaiah could never have recorded such truth if God had not guided his pen. In Job, chapter 38, verse 7 God speaks of the time when “the morning stars sang together.” Bible critics once said “Of course the stars don’t sing.” Now physicists have found that light, color and sound are fun¬ damentally the same. The differences are mainly wave lengths and frequency. Scien¬ tists have discovered that each light ray has a tonal value which changes with the changes of color. If our Creator had tuned our ears t ' o hear those tones, we could listen to the songs of the stars. “Canst thou send lightnings that they may go, and say unto thee, here we are?” This was a question God asked Job who had to answer, no. But were he living in the twentieth century, he could have answered, yes. Now we can send lightnings or elec¬ tricity which bring messages to far bff places. The telephone can now carry our words along wires for thousands of miles at an unbelievable speed. Radio is even more wonderful. It carries the voice around the world. In the same time that the human voice travels thirteen feet, radio will carry it a thousand miles. In fact, it is possible to send a message to any part of the world and receive a reply in one and a half se¬ conds! Did Job ever think of such possibil¬ ities? No, but God did! It is true that man has accomplished much in solving scientific problems of to¬ day, but it seems that the more problems scientists solve, the more they find still unsolved. Everyone is ready to admit that in past years men of science had many false ideas, but it is harder to realize how many wrong theories there still are, which have to be done away with. In the places where the Bible disagrees with today’s man-made theories, it is not because the Bible has not caught up with science, but rather, that science has not yet caught up with the Bible! These and many other scientific proofs are contained in the Word of God. Glen Reimer. ★ STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK LIBRARIANS Doreen Reimer Peter Reimer - S. B. A. COUNCIL Evelina Reimer, Secretary Dora Friesen Dave Dueck, President Rosemarie Unger Tina Reimer YEAR BOOK COMMITTEE Evelina Reimer, Secretary Peter Reimer, Adv. Mgr. Melvin Reimer, Editor William Hanchar, Asst. Ed. Rev. B. D. Reimer, Advisor Rosemarie Unger % 29 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 30 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK F ©REIGN IN TRAINING In our training, much time is spent in learning practical helps which will assist in the job of a missionary. In our classes we are pointed to God, to lean heavily upon Him alone. Also to take the Word as it is, and act upon it. It is particularly em¬ phasized that we must die to self if we want to be efficient in this spiritual task. The parable of the seed is a good illus¬ tration that we must die so that we can bear fruit. “Except a c ' om of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die, it brings forth much fruit.’’ John 12:24. We are looking forward to going to a portion of the harvest field where no one has ever reaped before. Henry and Betty Loewen. ★ I had planned on coming home on the plane to Vancouver, but since the weather did not clear up, the flight to Vancouver was cancelled and I came home by bus. The plane left Chico the following day I came home, and also crashed the same night. The Lord has seen fit to take 38 lives from our midst during the last six months. We may not be able to understand why, yet we know that God is more interested in reaching the heathen with the Gospel than we could be. Therefore we can rest assured that He has only allowed that which would cause the Gospel to spread the fastest. Our part is to obey and believe God more than we ever have before. We thank the Lord for the peace and joy in ou r hearts about these things. We can move on victorious for Him, for we can say with Paul in Rom. 8:37 - 39, “In all these things we aie more than conquerers through Him that loved us for I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life .... shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” When we have yielded our lives unto Him to use whichever way He sees fit, “Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Phil 1.20, 21. For God may choose to use the death of His saints even more effective¬ ly than their lives have ever been used. Therefore we cannot tell God just to use our life for He may see fit to take our life and use us in that way. I am here in Vancouver at the Mission’s camp for a short while, till the Lord shows me another way. I will be helping the stu¬ dents get started in Linguistics. There are five students now, a fine group to work with. The mission here is in a temporary place. They plan on moving out in May. the Lord willing, to the Okanagan Valley where they have a 100 acre plot of land. Since the loss of our plane, the Mission is planning on buying a boat, or may have already done so. It is expected to leave for South America sometime in March. I plan on going on this boat to S. A. and I would be glad to have you pray for me that this may be possible. When the Lord said, “Go,” He also said “I am with you.” May we have faith t ' o believe that God will supply all our needs. I expect to come to Manitoba at least for a short while before I leave. Yours for reaching those who know not Christ, Elizabeth Ko ' op. ★ Route 1, Box 282J Edinburg, Texas Dear Christian Friends: Greetings in the precious Name of our returning Lord Jesus Christ. This letter finds us at the Rio Grande Bible Institute, teaching young people to better serve the Lord. But to go back to the time since leaving Steinbach, during the summer we were travelling through an even dozen states, preaching as there was opportunity. I praise the Lord for His blessing. Since September we have been here, try¬ ing in some way to meet the tremendous challenges offered us. There is an alertness here, a determination to take advantage of every opportunity offered to glorify the Lord. Though this school is less than four years old, the Lord has greatly blessed. On the grounds are a girl’s dorm, housing also the chapel and class rooms; a music hall, with class rooms and library; a transcription studio, temporarily also housing some men; a dining room and kitchen; the president’s home. All these are of brick construction. There are also three dwellings and an office of frame construction belonging to the school, and a group of several other homes and buildings privately owned but on the school property. And other buildings are under construction or will be begun shortly. The Lord has also sent here, from all over the States, from Cuba and Mexico, workers to carry on His work, over twenty- five of us. He has also sent students and given them the desire to work for Him. At present there are nearly fifty services every week conducted under the supervision of the school, in missions, homes, jails, on street corners, plus hospital visitation, child evangelism classes, canvassing, etc. This is in addition to the pastors who are not sup¬ ervised by the school. The Lord has been blessing these efforts and saving souls. But the one thing which is perhaps most striking about the school is the spirit of unity and prayer which prevails. This, I believe, is the reason for the Lord’s great blessing in these very few years. Yours in Christ’s service, David F. Siemens, jr. ★ STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 31 l fJe ' ite ' iti Qaipel MtiAi n Danbury, Sask. Dear friends of the Gospel, Philippians 2:15 16. “Among whom ye shine as lights in the world: — holding forth the Word of Life.” Four years have elapsed since we entered the work in this north eastern part of Sask¬ atchewan. God has been good to us in giv¬ ing us many opportunities to hold forth the Word of Life. These have been in pers ' onal contacts, children’s meetings in various schools, D.V.B.S., street meetings and other types of services. The Lord has wonderfully blessed His Word in the hearts of young and old in that several have accepted Christ as Saviour. In time past these were dead in sin and lost in Romanism or Orthodoxy, but now are alive and rejoicing in Christ. Praise God it pays to serve Jesus. Just now I am thinking of an old grand¬ father who is in eternity. A few months before he passed away I had the privilege of pointing him to the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. To us it seemed impossible that a man of seventy- eight, and in his condition could be saved. With God all things are possible and so we are looking forward to meeting this soul in glory. Often we yearn for the Lord’s return, but whenever we see the multitudes around us who are not ready for the great day our heart’s cry is, “Lord tarry, there must be some more that will yet be saved.” Oh, that we could have a clearer vision of what it means for a soul to be lost. God hath not promised skies always blue, Flower strewn pathways, all the way through; But God hath promised, strength for the day, Rest for the morrow, help on our way. This has also been our experience. We have quite frequently been caught in snow¬ storms, spent almost all night ' on muddy roads, or in danger of losing life through some drunken driver. Even greater trials were the rebukes and reproaches of the very ones that we so desired to see saved. Yet we praise the Lord. The joy of the Lord is our strength. We realize our failures and shortcomings in this work and covet your prayers on our behalf that we may work in wisdom. Pray also that He may send more laborers into His harvest. Yours for the lost, John and Leona Reimer. ¥ Pelly, Sask. Greetings in the Redeemer’s name! Just a few words about the Lord’s work here. When I came t’o Pelly last May, I started out by having weekly Sunday Schools in four schools. The next school term I se¬ cured another six schools, so that now I visit ten schools (five a week). Attendance is good. In several schools all pupils stay. During the summer holidays D.V.B.S. was held in three of these schools. What a joy it was to see boys and girls decide for the Lord! We have had blessed times at our street meetings this pa st summer. A number of people take interest even though you can’t see them around. Gospel meetings that were held in the schools were well attended. But it is dif¬ ficult to keep a school for services very long. Besides the work in schools a number of homes have been visited. Hearts have been convicted. Souls have been on the verge of deciding. Please pray for over¬ whelming conviction and clear cut decisions for the Saviour. In closing I ask you to pray “for me that utterance may be given unto me that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.” Eph. 6:19. Benny Eidse. Benny Eidse Pelly, Sask. Albert Toews Rock Creek, Margaret Reimer 1524 S., 10th St. Omaha, Neb. U. S Mary Frlesen Casilla De Carree Paraguay, S. A. Marion Loewen Casilla 5, Quito, Equador Mr. and Mrs. John K. Reimer mb i m Mr. and Mrs. ' ■ - 1 Danbury, Sask. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Martens Dave Schellenberg Canora, Sask. Kamsack, Sask Mr. and Mrs. Otto Reimer Sprague, Man. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Giesbrecht Cumberland House Sask. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Giesbrecht Menisino, Man. Armand Gaudreau Steinbach, Man. Peter Reimer 226 Bad Durkheim Weinstrasse Sud 30 Pfalz, Germany Mary Loevven Box 18B Tahlequah, Okla. Abe Koop Brazil South America Bill Neufeld Caixa Postal 882 Belem, Para, Brazil 34 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK H o m e Mi s s i o ns Work Among Indians It has been our privilege for the last two summers to go to the Indians and bring them the gospel. I w ' ould like to tell you of just ' one home we visited about the mid¬ dle of January. One little boy had his legs uncovered, and a little rag over his should¬ ers which reached down halfway to his waist. The rest of his little body was bare, no shoes nor stockings. Others were dres¬ sed similarly. There were no tables, 11 no chairs, no cabinets; just a heater and a few empty shelves in one corner. There was no floor in the house. They had some willows which served as pillows and a single blan¬ ket on the ground. They had nothing to cover up with. How would we like to live in a home like that? God loves them as much as He loves us, and wants them to enjoy life as much as we do. Why do they live like that? Because we have neglected to bring them the Gospel. Our prayer is that God will help us to win those for whom there is yet a chance. We want to see them in glory. Will you pray with us? Mrs. Kate Klassen. ★ Dear Fellow-Laborers: Greetings in the name above every name. We have now been at our station here for seven months. During this time we have built our house, established in general, and become acquainted with the natives. The natives here are backward, shy, easily won, but more easily made hostile. They are filled with fear and superstition. They have mixed their forefathers’ super¬ stitions with the modern Anglican and Ro¬ man ideas and beliefs, and still there is no difference in their lives. They live in a very poor condition; they seldom have enough to wear. The average home con¬ tains a camp stove, a rickety old bed, may¬ be a broken chair or two, and a box or trunk for their total belongings. We find that about 50% of the children die in their infancy, even in this modern age. These frequent deaths are due to improper care of the mothers. Most of the children not going to school have no shoes, yet often run out in the bitter cold. The spiritual situation is very low. There are a few who read their syllabic Bible and Anglican prayer book. Praise God, many are coming to our weekly services. The boys and girls come to Sunday School. Their homes, too, are open to us for visitation, but the greatest barrier is the language. We are working with the language almost daily, both theoretically and practically. We have one great need, and that is a chapel. We pray that God will provide this for us. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Giesbrecht. ★ STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 35 D. V. B. S. Work Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. Ps. 38:6. Several years have passed since we at¬ tended the Steinbach Bible School. How¬ ever, many of the blessed experiences and times of meditation on God’s precious Word that we had there are still very dear to our hearts. Since then the Lord has enabled us to help in the organizing and teaching of Sunday School in our home district. During the summer months our Sunday School usually contacts and holds Daily Vacation Bible School in several surrounding dis¬ tricts. Last summer we had five schools with an average enrolment of a little over twenty pupils. Of course we could not man¬ age all these ourselves so the Lord laid it on the hearts of other Christians to c ' ome and help us, for whom we are truly thank¬ ful, and who did their work well. Before the schools closed there were several boys and girls who professed to have accepted Chint as their Savior. There are many districts which are just waiting for some¬ one to come and teach. Our prayer is that God may continue to bless the Steinbach Bible Academy with all the teachers, students, ex-students and friends. Happy in His service, Margaret and Betty Wiebe. ★ Our French Friends Mr. Gaudreau reports that after four years of service among the French Roman Catholics the Lord has blessed, and twenty- five have confessed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. One week was spent at Broken Head teaching D. V. B. S. with an attendance of fourteen on the average. Miss Helen De- Lange helped to instruct the pupils at their D. V. B. S. In this manner they were able to draw those French children closer to our Lord and Master. Sunday school was carried on all through the summer months till the cold weather set in. Then the meetings were carried to their homes as a few families gather to hear the gospel. Meetings are held in two different French districts. Prayer is requested that they may be more efficient in His service, and that souls may be won. ★ Charity Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. I Cor. 13:1. In our present day we have great orators who are able to explain very expertly what is wrong in the political world in our day. Why one nation cannot get along with the other, where mistakes have been made, and how relationships could be improved. Yes, many are much concerned about the pre¬ sent world condition and have many sug¬ gestions to offer to improve matters. Theo¬ retically they seem very sound and it would seem they should revolutionize the world. Inevitably the question comes, why do all these efforts seem to be a complete failure? Could it be that they are become as sound¬ ing brass or a tinkling cymbal? Only five years ago Victory was declared after a long and hard battle. The world was supposed to be liberated from all dangerous powers that threaten freedom to humanity. Much was done to promote international under¬ standing, which was the basis for avoiding another catastrophe - a world war. Today the war clouds are hanging as heavy as ever, the power of hatred and revenge are as strong as ever. Could the basic reason for the failure to come to an understanding between na¬ tions and individuals be lack of charity? Are we forgetting that we are but stewards of that which has been entrusted to us? Giving where we do not expect to get something in return is bound to leave an impression. It will make the receiving per¬ son aware of the fact that there are people who have a higher aim than merely the things of this present time. Naturally we cannot define charity as only the handing out of things which are the necessity for human existence. One that is born again realizes that men cannot live by bread alone, but this has certainly made the wit¬ ness of the churches much more effective, and has made it much more acceptable. “What you have done unto the least of these my brethern you have done unto me.” Peter Reimer. ★ 36 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK A Teaching Mission It is my privilege to teach twenty-three children in public school. We have a de¬ votional period in the morning. This time is spent in singing Christian songs, Bible reading, and memorizing the books of the Bible. There is a great interest among the children, some have already memorized all the books of the Bible. I marvel at the opportunities that are ours as teachers to speak about our Heav¬ enly Father in the daily studies and to bring the Gospel to our children. Young people, there is a great mission field among our children today! . . While the door is still open, shall we make good our opportunties, or will we wait till it is too late? Yours in Him, Harvey Barkman. ★ Teaching Opportunities “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.” St. Matth. 18:3. These words of Jesus have become great to me since I started teaching. I have often marvelled at the simple faith in the Lord my youngsters have expressed. A few days ago we discussed the second coming of the Lord. One bright-eyed eight year old boy pipes up, “Miss Friesen, I am ready for the Lord’s coming anytime. I wish he would come right now,” the radient expres¬ sion on his face verified his words. I had to ask myself, “Am I as this little child.” Bible Story seems to be the best part of the day for my pupils as well as for me. I have no discipline problems then — ex¬ cept when they in their enthusiasm forget to raise their hands and all ask questions at the same time. I must admit, however, that some of the questions I can not ans¬ wer to their satisfaction. Just yesterday they pondered over the question, “How can God always have been?” One little girl comes up to me at recess and asks, “How come I always want to hit back when some¬ body hits me?” The instructions I received in “Visual Aids” in school last winter are a great help to me in making these wonderful stor¬ ies live. Teaching my 36 youngsters is not easy, but the Lord has not failed in His promise in giving me sufficient strength and grace to supply my daily needs. He has given me a real love for the dear children entrusted to me. Should I teach them the 3 R’s per¬ fectly and fail to sow some seeds of eternal values into their young hearts, I would consider my year of teaching a failure. In His service, Rosaline Friesen. Permit Teaching Permit teaching has its good as well as its bad sides. For one thing, you have a chance of finding out whether teaching is your calling or whether you are better fitted to do something else. At first I found it rather difficult but I have gradually become a little more ac¬ customed to the work and now I even enjoy it. The children are always eager to learn something new. The best part of the day is the period we set aside for the study of God’s word. Many of my pupils come from good Christian homes but there are others who come from godless homes and these have a real need in their lives. I pray that I may be able to give them something that will he helpful to them in eternity. “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness, God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1 Tim. 3:16. Wm. Schellenberg. STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 37 Sowing the Seed I can truly say that I am happy in the work the Lord has entrusted unto me. I love teaching and it is interesting to note the progress the children are making from day to day. As I see this progress, however, I also realize they will all reach the time when they will have to decide either for or against Christ. I love everyone of my ten pupils and when I think that each of them has an eternal soul that will one day be spent in one of two places, So vastly dif¬ ferent, I tremble to think of the responsi¬ bility that has been laid upon me. My desire is that I may, with God’s help, sow a seed in the hearts of pupils and parents, which will bring forth fruits unto everlasting life. Hulda Plett. Chapel Speakers Rev. I. Friesen Winkler, Man., Rudnerweide Church Bishop Falk Rosenfeld, Man., Rudnerweider Church Rev. J. C. Schmidt Steinbach, Man., General Conference Mr. John Unger Weekes, Sask., Western Gospel Mission Rev. John K. Reimer Danbury, Sask., Western Gospel Mission Mr. Dave Schellenberg Kamsack, Sask., Western Gospel Mission Mr. P. A . Unger R.R. 1 Lorette, Man., Mennonite Brethern Rev. Peter Tsehetter Omaha, Nebr., U.S.A. Representative, Grace Bible Institute Rev. Robert Dalke Missionary to Cuba, Bible School, Radio Work, West Indies Mission Mr. Isaac Thiessen Altona, Man. Founder of Evangelical Tract Mission Rev. Peter Martens Canora, Sask., Western Gospel Mission Benny Eidse Pelly, Sask., Western Gospel Mission Mr. Ralph Smith Missionary at The Pas Rev. Wm. Buhr Altona, Man., British and Foreign Bible Society Rev. P. D. Friesen Steinbach, Man., First Mennonite Church Rev. Bernhard Goetze Mission Worker, Germany and East Europe Rev Don P. Shidler Kansas City, Mo., Vice President, Gospel Missionary Union SPECIAL LECTURES - Rev Tsehetter I. Sermon on the Mount a. Characteristics of Christians 1. Salt of the Earth 2. Light of the World b. Christ’s Principles c. Perfection II. Comparison of Bible Characters “What manner of child shall this be?’’ Luke 1:66 a. Cain and Abel A professing and a possessing Christian b. Lot and Abraham One a failure, the other a success. c. Balaam and Moses A weak and a mighty prophet d. Samson and Samuel A sinful and holy Nazarite e. Solomon and Daniel A disobedient and an obedient seer Rev. Dalke I. Cuba a. History of Cuba b. Beginning of Missionary Work in Cuba II. West Indies Mission It’s policy III. Prayer Needed for Missions IV. The World’s Regligious Population V. We are the Temple of God A cleansing of the temple WHY SHOULD WE GO? Continued from Page 23 praved but they are spiritually lost—lost without hope; for without accepting Christ no man can be saved. “There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12. If they are not saved, we cannot expect that their names will be found in the Book of Life. What does the Word of God say? Rev. 20:15 “And whosoever was not found writ- ken in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” — a fire that will never be quenched. Mark 9:44. Just think, to be separated from God for all eternity, where there will be weep¬ ing, wailing and gnashing of teeth. Oh, how dreadful! What will we do about it? The fields are white, the harvest is waiting, and the Master calls. Will we be obedient to this call? May the Lord just burden our hearts for these precious souls. All earthly wealth and fame will pass away, but these souls will exist throughout all eternity, either in heaven or in hell. Let us go, but if we cannot go, let us give to support others to go. If we cannot do that, we can all pray. Let us pray for many laborers; that the Lord will thrust them out into the fields —for Soon the night cometh when man can work no more. Margaret Harms. 38 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK Services at the Manitoba Home for Girls “He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” I Peter 3:9. Our Saviour, who has done so much in purchasing our redemp¬ tion, wants us to serve Him in bringing the glorious news of sal¬ vation to others. Some of us have been going to the Manitoba Home for Girls in Winnipeg every two weeks. We aie thankful to the Lord that we have this open door and can bring the gospel to these girls. Our prin¬ cipal goes out each time and eithe r shows a film or gives a message. Mr. Reimer is showing a series on Pilgrim’s Progress in slides. We have had enjoyable and blessed times going there, bringing the messages in song and word and having chats with the girls af ter the service was over. Doreen Reimer. MEDITATION The daily tasks are done and evening falls Softly and calm. Then quiet meditation with the Lord Is soothing balm. The cares that came and made your heart beat low All sink away, And you forget how often things went wrong During the day. In quiet reverie you raise a thankful heart For His great love, And praises go for kindly guidance in the day To Him above. And joyfully your heart beats high with hope For that great day When He shall come in all His mighty pow’r And take all cares away. ★ Directors The Bible Academy Board of Directors held 12 meetings in order to operate the Academy. The ever present financial prob¬ lems were before us. We sometimes feel as if we always have to beg for support. In 2 Corth. 8 we read that the Macedonia church was willing to give more than was in their power; but first they gave their own selves to the Lord. If we as Christians would do likewise, I am sure there would be no financial difficulties. We as the Board are very much concerned Lilly Rosche. Report about our young people. We want to give them the best teachers possible so that there should be no need to go to some other academy. For 1951 let us put the Bible Academy on top of our prayer list; pray for more students, pray for the teachers, that they may expound the true teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for the Board. We thank you for all donations to the Academy. May the Lord bless you all. J. D. Loewen. STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 39 ANNUAL MISSIONARY CONFERENCE AND GRADUATION EXERCISES MARCH 18 TO APRIL I, 1951 Evening Sessions Daily in the Sieinbach Gospel Tabernacle al 7:45 sharp. Starting the service with pictures. | Morning and Afternoon Session at 10:00 A. M. and j 2:00 P. M. respectively, in the Bible Academy Auditor¬ ium March 28, 29 and 30. GRADUATION EXERCISES April 1 at 7:45 p. m. MAIN SPEAKER: REV. DON P. SHIDLER Vice President, Gospel Missionary Union, Kansas City, Mo. SPECIAL SINGING AND SONG LEADING: BLACKWOOD Pastor, Big Falls, Minnesota OTHER SPEAKERS EXPECTED FALL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 1951 Special Speaker: REV. JOHN C. WENGER of Goshen Indiana Mr. Wenger is Professor in the Seminary Department of Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, one of the best known and reputed Mennonite Colleges in America. AN INVITATION TO YOU Make your plans now to enroll in the Steinbach Bible Academy for next winter, a hearty welcome and many precious hours of fellowship await you here. Whether you want to take Grades X, XI or XII or Bible School Training, send in your application now. Here is your opportunity to take your High School together with a number of Bible subjects at the same time and in a spiritual atmosphere. Come to the Steinbach Bible Academy 40 STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK §?oetfepung Don ©eite 5 ®ee S oinc „©teinba p S3ibelfdjule” Icmebe auf ben Ffamen „®teinbad) 93ibelafabcmtc” ocrtaufd)t. $m £ eebft bc§ $apee§ 1948 ftellte man gluei ipodjfcpulleprer an, um bie ©eabe Don 9 big 12 gu bieten. 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He says in Mt. 18:10 “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones, " and in verse 14, “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” May the Lord give us a greater burden for the lost — be it children or adults — to win them for Jesus before it is eternally too late. What a contrast — everlasting life or everlasting destruction. Let us pre¬ pare and go out to tell the world of Jesus our Saviour. “The harvest truly is plentious, but the laborers are few.” Mt. 9:32. David Dueck. ★ Acknowledgement - THANK YOU ! The Steinbach Bible Academy sincerely appre¬ ciates the many friends which God has given to the Institution, and acknowledges its indebtness to them. To those who have expressed interest by their announcements in this book, the Editorial Committee says a heartfelt “Thank You.” STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY YEAR BOOK 41 We are anticipating for you, a life of fruitful service. GO YE Mark 16:15 WESTERN GOSPEL MISSION FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH of STEINBACH 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 all might . . . . Giving thanks unto the Father.’’ Col. 1:9-11 THE Emmanuel Mission Church Extends Love and Gratitude to the Faculty and Student Body of the Steinbach Bible Academy If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble them¬ selves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wick¬ ed ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 Congratulations to the Graduates and Students of the Steinbach Bible Academy THE FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH CHOIR Extends Love and Gratitude to the Faculty and Student Body of the S. B. R “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 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