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

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Sfetnbach Bible Academy ' {Zndzauouxiny to (zzs-ji. t(zz unity of t(zz i Lrit in tfzz (jond of fxzaaz.” £fztr. Widmung Mit herzlicher Zuneigung widmen wir dieses Buch unserm beliebten Lehrer J. N. Wittenberg, dessen froh- liches, geduldiges und geweihtes Bei- spiel und Belehrungen uns Begeiste- rung eingeflosst haben. We affectionately dedicate this book to our beloved teacher, J. N. Witten¬ berg, whose cheerful, patient and consecrated example and instruction has been an inspiration to us. Steinbach feeble Academy Purpose and Aim The Steinbach Bible Academy, an interdenominational Bible School, aims to train and send forth men and women who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their own personal Saviour through the grace of God, who have acquired knowledge of the Word of God to enable them to lead others to Christ and to instruct them to grow spiritually, who have become spirit filled with a passion to win the lost, and who have become willing and zealous to serve the Lord in their own home church and wherever called by Him. Courses of Study 1. Three-year general Bible course. 2. Two-year Christian education course. Completion of the two-year course entitles the student to a diploma from the Evangelical Teacher Training Association of Chicago. Completion of the three-year Bible course may also qualify the student for this diploma as well as the diploma of the Bible Academy, depending on the subjects taken. Entrance Requirements Anyone of good moral character who is willing to obey the rules and regulations of the school will be welcomed at the school. Students who wish to take the Christian Education Course in two years must have a Grade X standing or have reached the age of twenty years. You are invited to write in for an application form to the REGISTRAR, STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY, STEINBACH. MANITOBA. We believe the Holy Scriptures, both of the Old and the New Testament, to be verbally inspired of God, infallible and the su¬ preme and final authority in faith and life. II We believe in One God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. III We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and Man. IV We believe that man was created in the image of God, sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are in need of redemption. V We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice of our sins and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. VI We believe that He was bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven and at present acts for us as a High Priest and Advocate. VII We believe that all who in faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. VIII We believe in the personal, literal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to judge the living and the dead and to reward every man according to his works. IX We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust. X We believe in the eternal duration of the blessedness of the righteous and of the punishment of the wicked. XI We believe that every believer belongs to the Bride or Church of Christ and has the responsibilit y to so live and witness that the interests of Christ shall be advanced among men. XII We believe that Christians are to live a separated life; abstain from all carnal strife, worldly practice, worldly dress and worldly amusements. 4 Board of Directors Mr. F. K. Friesen, Sec.-Treas., Rev. P. K. Bartel (standing), Mr. Benij. L. Reimer, pres., Mr. Abe F. Penner, Mr. G. Reimer. Missing from picture: Rev. P. J. B. Reimer, Mr. K. R. Barkman, Mr. George Loewen. The President ' s Challenge Dear Christian friends, when you sur¬ vey all the wonders of modern civilization, all the prosperity in this land of ours, the high standard of living we Christians are enjoying here in our fathers’ chosen land of Canada, does not the question arise in your mind, “Why was I privileged to be born here and to be raised in a Christian home?” From early childhood we have heard how Jesus died on the cross to purchase our redemption, to cleanse for Himself a people zealous of good works and to give us still greater blessings in eternity. When we look at the large per¬ centage of people who, because of their faith, came to America, I believe God said, " I will bless them and of their seed, I will raise up a people who will bring My Word to all people of the earth.” Are we doing the work God wants us to do? Or is the day at hand when He will be forced to say, “You have been weighed in the bal¬ ances and found wanting (cf Dan. 5:27). Your highly privileged portion in this world will be taken away from you.” The Board of Directors anxiously covets your prayers that this Bible School may be used by God for His purpose in shower¬ ing blessings on people living in all the regions of the earth. —Benj. L. Reimer dontznth - INSTRUCTION ... 7 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4: 11, 12 LEARNING ... 13 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” I Peter 2:2 ACTIVITIES ... 27 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:7 MISSIONS ... 41 “And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:15 ' • ' ' ' l ' • ' .fj ' r [ A i $ K • " ’ 11 ; ' ,»jlr INSTRUCTION “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the min¬ istry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4: 11, 12. mmmM? w r ■ w REV. B. D. REIMER Principal Synthesis, Missions, Homeletics, Christian Doctrine, Personal Work The Proof of Discipleship - Fruit Looking over the vast field of souls in our country and others, with their desper¬ ate need of someone to show them the reality of a Christ that saves and satisfies the large gaps that there are where no one is holding forth the Word of Life, we are brought face to face with the greatest need of the day, as it has been of the past, of fruitbearing Christians. Only as each Christian realizes his privilege and responsibility to be a channel for the Sav¬ iour ' s use, through which He can find His way to lost men and women, will our supreme task of evangelizing our country and world be accomplished. And we know it is the desire of the Lord that this be done — it is His will. Not only that, it is His command that the Christians do it; not only the voicing of a desire or wish but an irrevocable command. Shall we face this issue and this task as blood-bought men and women should? What is my life counting for the Lord in this great work? What is the meaning of your life in the light of these eternal issues? Does it meet the will of the Sav¬ iour whose you claim to be by virtue of the price He paid for you and your accep¬ tance of that price? Is it the means of bringing others into the fold by acquaint¬ ing them with the Gospel of Christ which is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes ? Is it spreading the good news of His salvation so that others may hear, then believe and so be able to call on the Lord and be saved? If it is not, you are failing your Saviour and your God in the trust He placed in you when He saved you. We speak much of following the footsteps of Christ Jesus, but are we following ? His passion and burden was the salvation of the lost — He came “to seek and to save that which is lost.” His petition is to pray “the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.” His promise is power to His witnesses after they receive the Holy Spirit. His plan is that every creation should have the Gospel preached to him. His program—the seed¬ ing of the whole field, and the children of the Kingdom are that seed; seed is always scattered evenly over the whole field. He set a pattern for us—going into all the cities and villages to preach and to teach, Matt. 9:35. His promised promotion is wonderful, for He offers a crown of joy to the soul winner and a crown of glory to the shepherd (one that leaves the ninety and nine and seeks that which is lost). His plea is “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” but “If any man will come after me, let Him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” Yes, the proof of discipleship is in fruitbearing, for Jesus says “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; SO SHALL YE BE MY DISCIPLES.” —“Wherefore BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM.” MY PRAYER Each morning as I kneel to pray I ask the Lord to guide my way, That every step I make May leave a ray of light To them that stray. —Luella Hamm The Christian . . . A Soldier The Bible speaks of the Christian as a soldier. He is a soldier of Jesus Christ. He is called a soldier because his profes¬ sion and task demand hardness, endurance, suffering. The quality of hardness is a prime essential in a soldier. The Christian who would do exploits for the supreme Commander must be hardened to endure buffets and slights, storm and cold. The Christian is called a soldier because he must be a surrendered vessel to his Captain. A soldier makes the will of the army and its supreme commander his own. The true soldier of Jesus Christ knows only one will. He understands only one task. This is the task that Christ has given him. To battle truth, for justice, for God’s kingdom, and the souls of men, this is the task. So the Christian is also a soldier because he has a battle to fight. He is engaged in a colossal warfare. It is a war¬ fare unequalled in any sphere of a man’s experience. He faces an enemy who is ruthless, violent, persistent. The enemy knows no leniency, no mercy. It is a three¬ fold enemy. There is the master strategist Satan. Then there is the world with its alluring charm so tempting to man’s nat¬ ural endowment. Last there is Satan’s fifth column, the flesh. These enemies of the Christian storm the citadels of his mind, body and soul. But this is a spiritual battle. So the Christian is a soldier not with carnal but spiritual weapons. He does not trust in jets but in the power of Jesus. His defense is in God and not in guns. His ammunition is Bibles and not bullets. Not bombing missions but world missions is his con¬ suming interest. REV. A. F. PENNER, B. A. Theology, Exegesis, Harmony, Notation, Church History, Public Speaking Also the Christian is a soldier because he is sent forth on the world mission of conquest. In coming to this world Jesus thought in terms of world conquest. That is why we have the Great Commission, the scope of which is the world. “Take away the sin of the world,” “God so loved the world” and “All the world . . . under judgment” clearly show what the purpose of Christ was. He is not satisfied with less than that His army will conquer the world with the Gospel of God. IT ISN’T EASY G To apologize, • To admit error, • To be unselfish, • To begin again, • To face a sneer, • To be considerate, © To endure success, G To keep on trying, 9 To forgive and forget, 9 To profit by mistakes, 9 To think and then act, @ To keep out of the rut, ® To subdue an ugly temper, 9 To make the best of little, 9 To shoulder deserved blame, • To maintain a high standard, • To recognize the silver lining .—but it always pays in the end. ; —Jerome P, Fleishman MR. J. N. WITTENBERG Bible History, German , Mennonite History, Orientalism, Prayer, Bible Geography Dct U crt 6ci 4 mcitfd?Ud?cii Scctc Ser SM ' enfdj, gefdjaffen nad) bem ©benbitbe @otfe§ nadj Seib, 3eetc unb ©eift, toirb oft in ber ©djrift mit bem einem SBorte „©eete” be? geidmet. Stadj XRattb. 16, 26 ift bic menfdjtidje ©eete iuertbotter atS bic gangc SBelt. Unter SBett fbnnten loir uicbt nur unferc ©rbe berfteben, mit ifjren ungabtbaren fReidjtiimern, fonbern bag gange Uniberfum. 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Stodj einen tbfttidjcn SBert ber ©eete finben toir barin, baf) itnfer bodigetobter err unb £ eitanb, ber etoige ©ot)n ©otteS, fie erfauft bat mit ©einem iibcrauS toftbaren idut. Sarum mocbte idj einem jcben Sefer ernfttict) gurufen: ,,©biete nietjt mit beiner ©eete!” SBie toertbott ift ber SBeruf eineS 2et)rer.g, baf 3 er mitarbeiten barf an ber ©rgiebung einer menfd)Iid)en ©eete gum etoigen Seben, aber and) toie beranttoorttid)! $rbifd)en SReidjiunt t)at nod) fein Set)rer gufammengefcljarrt, aber eine in, nere iBefriebigung ertoorben, toie toobt faft fein anberer 93eruf in biefer SBett fie geben fann. 3- SBittenberg. MISS IDA TWINING Child Evangelism Visual Aids Miss Twining is well experienced in children ' s work. She was a missionary in the Kentucky Moun¬ tains for six years. Then she attended the Child Evangelism Institute and in 1945 came to Manitoba as Director of the Child Evangelism Fellowship here. We are very grateful that, in spite of her many other duties, Miss Twining comes to the Academy every Monday to instruct two classes in the afternoon and two in the evening. She says, “Our aim in the class of Child Evan¬ gelism is to impress each student with the import¬ ance of bringing children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ while their hearts are still tender, before they become hardened in sin. We aim also to train each student to be more effective in Child Evangelism. In Visual Training we hope to equip each one to sow effectively the seed of God’s Word in young hearts, using the ‘Eye-gate’ to impress truth.” Mr. Dugard was born in Beausejour, Manitoba. He has studied voice in Winnipeg and Edmonton and took the final A.R.C.T. Voice examination of the Toronto Conservatory of Music. For seven years he served as Pastor of the Ashburn Baptist Church in Winnipeg. At present, besides instructing weekly approximately fifty vocal students in Winnipeg, Altona, and Steinbach, directing a choir in Winni¬ peg, and the choir at the S.B.A., he engages in missionary and evangelistic work. There is no un¬ employment in God’s vineyard for a consecrated Christian. Mr. Dugard has consecrated his life to help young people become more efficient for the Lord in the ministry of song. We are thankful to God for the blessing and asset his ministry is to our school. “I want to sing, and to train others to sing with the spirit and with the understanding also,” (I Cor. 14:15) is his personal testimony. 11 MR. PETER DUECK English Chapel REV. A. P. TOEWS Fieldman of the E.M.B. Church, Omaha, Nebraska. MR. AND MRS. BROWN Misionaries to the Belgian Congo under the World-Wide Evangelistic Crusade. REV. JIM CUNNINGHAM Missionary to the Dominion Republic un¬ der the West Indies Mission. REV. DON CUNNINGHAM Returned missionary to China under the China Inland Mission. REV. DAN BUHLER Eastern Canada representative of the Gospel Missionary Union. REV. P. D. FRIESEN Pastor of the Evangelical Mennonite Church, Steinbach. REV. WILLIAM SCHROEDER Mennonite Brethren Church, Steinbach. REV. HERMAN BAERG Western representative of the Gospel Missionary Union. REV. JACOB EPP Mennonite Brethren Church, Steinbach. MISS NORMA EVANS Missionary to Venezuela, South America, under the Evangelical Alliance Mission. MR. BENNY EIDSE Missionary to Pelly, Sask., under the Western Gospel Mission. Mr. Dueck has been a public school teacher for seven years before he came to the Academy. This experience proved to be a great asset in his position as teacher of English. He also is a student taking a full course in First Class, a librarian of the school, a teacher of a “Good News Club,” and the sec.-treas. of the Sunday School in the local E. M. Church. He says “My stay here has been a profitable experience to me. I have gained a clearer understand¬ ing of the Bible and at the same time, I have enjoyed the fellowship with the faculty and students.’’ Speakers REV. J. HOEPPNER Bergthaler Church, Steinbach. REV. WILLIAM NEUFELD Missionary to Brazil under the New Tribes Mission. MR. ARMITAGE Manitoba director of the Canadian Sunday School Mission. REV. A. A. REGEHR Mennonite Brethren Church, Steinbach. REV. P. J. GERBRANDT Pastor of the Emmanuel Mission Church, Steinbach. REV. J. DEMPSTER Western representative of the Mission to Lepers. MISS IRENE ENGST Missionary to Kenya Colony, Africa, un¬ der the Church of God. MISS PEARL FUSTEY Missionary to Formosa under the Mongolia Evangelistic Mission. REV. JOHN L. GIESBRECHT Missionary to Cumberland House, Sask., under the Northern Canada Evangelical Mission. REV. DON SHIDLER President of the Gospel Missionary Union. -wwmmm •:;.•• ' • ‘ • ..; . ' •• ' ; ; •. ' - ' -’VU ' v LEARNING “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” UBiz tja its-adj-azt, unmouzatjtz, atvcraijs. abounding in tfiz. uaoxfz oj- t(z£. Jloxd. 1 dox. BEN FRIESEN, MAC GREGOR, MAN. In Acts 26:18a we read, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins.” I am very thankful to the Lord that He has turned me from darkness to light, and my prayer is that I might be instrumental in bringing souls to the Lord Jesus Christ in the years to come. My aim is to be more yielded to Him, and that He will be able to use me in His service. The time that I have been saved has been wonderful, and the years that I spent in Bible School have been very good. I hope also that many more will have this glorious experience. The Lord truly is wonderful. ALVINA PLETT, LORETTE, man. My heart swells with amazement when I behold the manner of outstanding love the Father hath bestowed upon us. The human mind cannot grasp this unmerited love, in which Jesus Christ wrought salvation for depraved man. These three brief years of Bible School, in which we have spent times of blessed fellowship around God’s Word, will soon terminate. Our minds have been illumined by the Scriptures and many truths have been clarified. Meditating on His infallible Word, conviction has arisen in my heart as to what I can do in return for what Christ has done for me. My prayer is as follows: “Let me look at the crowd as my Savior did, Till my eyes with tears grow dim, Let me view with pity the wandering sheep, And love them for love of Him.” AGNES BUHR, STE1NBACH, MAN. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearch¬ able are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” Rom. 11:33 After three years of Bible School, God’s knowledge and wisdom become greater and more unfathomable to me. How I praise Him for His saving and keeping power, as well as for His infinite guidance in leading me to this place of learning. His judgments are truly unsearchable and His ways are incomprehensible. My prayer is that I may be a vessel unto honor, “meet for the Master’s use.” RAMONA LOEWEN, steinbach, man. II Peter 1:12: “Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.” How thankful I am for the teachers who have so faithfully brought us to the remem¬ brance of many things in Scripture, and have helped us to be established in the present truth! It gives me a sad feeling to think of leaving this Bible School after three years of studying within its walls. I believe the Bible School will always have a warm spot in my heart, whenever I remember those wonderful years I was there. Not all things have been easy, but we seem to appreciate things more if they are not easily attained. A look into the future shows only the unknown, but with the Lord’s help I want to “Launch out into the deep” bringing lost souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. “And answer dear Lord with my hand in Thine, I’ll go where you want me to go.” EVELINA REIMER. giroux. man. Philippians 3:10: “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” How I rejoice in the marvellous fact that the Lord was mindful of me and saved me! Through His grace by faith alone, I am a child of the King and not only that, but a joint-heir with Christ! In return for what He has done for me, I want Him to take my life and use it to His honor and glory. “Open thou my lips, O master, Tune my spirit to Thy praise, Let the song of free salvation, Fill my moments and my days.” GLADWIN PLETT. LORETTE. MAN. Although Bible School is almost completed for me I am still keenly aware of the command found in II Tim. 2:15. By the exuberant grace of God it has been my privilege to “study” these last three (very very!) short winters. This term while studying in the Books of the Prophets I saw more than ever the imperative need of “rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” Well do I realize that the studying has just begun — the dividing just commenced. Have I studied in such a manner as to be approved of God? Am I not ashamed? (Paul was not. Rom. 1:16). Do I divide rightly ? Permit me to say that only as we have and will study to be approved of God will we be sufficiently equipped to divide rightly the Word of Truth. SECOND CLASS cSfisva ms thy vjatj± r (D Jdoxd; tsach ms thy jiathi.. lP±. 25:4 Edward Reimer GIROUX. MAN. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths “ Proverbs 3: 5, B Harvey Kroeker STEINBACH. MAN. “Commit thy ways unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 Menno Hamm MAC GREGOR. MAN. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” 16 Psalm 68:19 Adeline Reimer GIROUX, MAN. “O the depth of the riches both of wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judg¬ ments, and his ways past finding out!” Romans 11:33 Mrs. Jean Plett STEINBACH. MAN. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye shall go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give you.” John 15:16 Tina Wiebe BAGOT. MAN. “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting coven¬ ant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13: 20, 21 Eva Plett LORETTE. MAN. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judg¬ ments, and his ways past finding out!’’ —Romans 11:33 Peter Brandt LA BROQUERIE. MAN. “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 John Martens LORETTE. MAN. “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10 Henry Hiebert CHORTITZ. MAN. “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalm 32:8 Abe Giesbrecht AUSTIN. MAN. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dis¬ mayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.’’ Isaiah 41: in Nettie Kroeker STEINBACH MAN. “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.’’ II Cor. 8:9 Evelyn Hamm STEINBACH MAN. “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song- he also is become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2 Elizabeth Reimer ste:nbach man. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.’’ Proverbs 3: 5, 6 Elda Kroeker STEINBACH MAN. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8, 9 BETTY FR1ESEN Character Sketches DAVID GIESBRECHT, lavenham. MAN. Devoted to Christ Always friendly Volunteers for dish washing Edward’s room-mate. -k STANFORD PENNER, LORETTE. MAN. Seen at home weekends Thoughtful Allied with Christ Never non-plussed. -k -k BEN THIESSEN. Austin, man. Brother in the Lord Earnestly studies Note his grin. -k -k JOHN GIESBRECHT. Austin, man. Justified by faith Occasionally late Has definite convictions Normally cheerful. -k -k BEN ANDREAS, winnipegosis. man. Benevolent brother Enthusiastic Christian Newsy. •k -k ELVIRA VOTH, niagara-on-the-lake. ont. Enlivens Bible stories, Living for Jesus Vivacious Is she tall! Rooms alone Ambitious to become a more efficient S. S. teacher HERB PENNER, LORETTE. MAN. Has a wife and family Exhibits friendliness Resolved to serve Jesus Born again. -k -k MARY KROEKER, STEINBACH, MAN. Makes good use of the time Avid reader Reserved Yielded to Him. -k -k PETER DUECK. steinbach. man. Precise Entertains serious thoughts Teaches English Equable Rejoicing Christian. -k -k EDMAR FAST, giroux. man. Energy to spare Drives a Model A Means busines for the Lord Amiable Rugged farmer. -k -k MELVIN DUECK. morris, man. Master of Arts; Eloquent speaker Loves the Lord Vocabulary-builder Insists on saying “Thank you” Neighborly. Character Sketches CORNY HARMS. MORRIS. MAN. Congenial Owns a Meteor Rejoices in the Lord Normally hungry Yearbook sales enthusiast. LUELLA HAMM. ARABELLA. SASK. Likeable Undaunted by adversities Earnest in her studies Love for the lost likes to raise questions Allergic to waxing floors. DOROTHY REIMER. steinbach. man. Desires to be a missionary nurse Originally from B. C. Recently saved Open-minded True-hearted Has a cheerful countenance Youngest student. ELMA WIEBE. BAGOT, MAN. Eats no fish and carrots Little of her Makes friends of God’s children Attendance regular. MARY UNGER, ISLE des chenes. man. Mary, always merry Arrives on time Regenerated Yearns for weekends. HELEN UNGER. Isle des chenes. man. Has a sister at school Enrolled a few weeks late Likes photography Enthusiastic at volley ball Nifty pastry maker. LORAINE NEUFELD. STEINBACH. Loves her Savior Observant Real friend to all Asks little, gives much Imaginative Numerous responsibilities Enters into things with zest. ELIZABETH GIESBRECHT, lorette. Benevolent Energetic in sports Takes the cake as cook Talented seamstress Yearns over lost souls. BETTY FRIESEN. morris, man. Benign Efficient and tidy Tops in German Teacher of Good News Club You should be in her children’s class! WESLEY LOEWEN. steinbach. man Western Tract Mission member Eager to learn Smiles a lot. With acrostics of their names we’ve briefly introduced The First Year Class, and trust that you by this will be induced To a desire to learn to know and love them as we do. We’re speaking with sincerity, and what we say is true; They’re diligent, devout, sincere, but not the least bit dull; Our brief acquaintance with them has been wonderful — If you would know of certainty what we have tried to say, Don’t fail to be in School next Fall on Registration Day. 24 SPECIAL STUDENTS MRS. MARGARET DUECK. Steinbach Our sister profitably takes time off from her household duties to attend classes in Prayer and Child Evangelism. Her loving manner will stand her in good stead in the Master’s service. LAWRENCE REIMER, GIROUX, man. Brother Lawrence has adopted a good policy: not to undertake a task so great that it cannot be accomplished. He is taking the course in four years. He says, “I wish to let the world see Jesus in me and to tell the lost of the sav¬ ing power of Jesus Christ.” JACOB DUECK, rosenort. man. He began his Bible training in Altona and came to Steinbach to continue taking his second year. However, the Lord put an ob¬ stacle in his path; ill health compelled him to discontinue his studies for the time be¬ ing. In brother Dueck we have an example of true Christian sincerity. The Cry of the Millions There are millions today who in anguish are crying, For someone to show them “The Way.” “Is there no one who cares that as sinners we’re dying No hope for that great judgment day?” “We have no peace — we live in despair Even though to our gods we oft pray, Still evil spirits are everywhere. Come help us, Oh! do not delay.” How can we then turn a deaf ear to the cry Of the millions who never have heard The glad Gospel of Christ who this peace doth supply As revealed in God’s Holy Word ? Do we say we have joy and sweet peace in our heart. And commune with our Saviour and King, But yet are unwilling to them to impart " The Way” which these blessings doth bring? Therefore millions in fear out in darkness are dying Because workers today are so few Who are burdened and heed to their mournful crying. Dear Christian, is it nothing to you ? —Elizabeth Reimer 25 EVENING CLASSES WEDNESDAY Christian Doctrine Instructor — Mr. Reimer Left to right: Bill Kehler, Bern¬ ard Klassen, Jack Klassen. Missing from picture: Jacob Dueck. Child Evangelism - Visual Aids Instructor — Miss Twining Left to right: Bill Kehler, Mrs. Ben Friesen, Elfrieda Reimer, Mrs. Harold Reimer, Leonora Enns, Betty Reimer, Mrs. Dave Schellenberg, Margaret Toews. Missing from picture: Susanna Wiebe. “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not . . .” (Matt. 19:14). “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” (Matt. 18:14). These are some of the key verses from God’s word in our course on Child Evan¬ gelism which we were privileged to take in night classes. Many blessed and very worthwhile moments were spent in concen¬ trating on God’s word and will concerning His ‘little ones.’ His desire for their sal¬ vation and how this might best be met were the themes of our study. Questions such as: Can little children be lost? Can they be saved? Will a child conversion last? were answered, and the great need and possibility for children to accept Christ at an early age was made very clear. The importance of presenting the Gospel to the children and leading them to Christ was stressed not only because God has commanded this to believers or because children can be lost, but also, because it is a very fruitful work in the number of souls saved. Experienced and well-known evangelists have testified that many more children will accept salvation than adults and that the majority of these conversions will last. Ways and means of how best to present the Gospel, were also taken up and are of great value in thi s work. We are thankful for this opportunity of preparing ourselves for better service for the Lord. Our prayer is that He may be able to use us for the salvation of more souls. —Margaret Toews ACTIVITIES Clock-wise, beginning at top: Tina Wiebe Gladwin Plett . D.V.B.S. in the Weekes, and Kathleen Buhr teaching D.V.B.S. at Saskatchewan area. Mayfield. Anges Buhr taking part in a Street Meet- John Martens - Voluntary Service Unit, ing at Kamsack, Sask. Provincial Hospital, North Battleford. Evelina Reimer at the Sanitorium, The Pas. The Quartet - Gospel Meetings, Mikado, Jacob Dueck - D.V.B.S. at Kamsack, Sask. Sask. Elizabeth Reimer at the Sanitorium, The Inset: Henry Hiebert, Menno Hamm and Pas. Ben Friesen - D-V.B-S. at Mafeking, Man. 28 North Battleford Last winter one of our teachers intro¬ duced the idea of students spending their summer months working in mental hospi¬ tals. As I prayed about it, I felt the Lord wanted me for this work. I sent in an application to the North Battleford Pro¬ vincial Hospital and was accepted several weeks later as a psychiatric aid. Some¬ time in the latter part of April I left for North Battleford, where I was greeted with friendly “Hellos” from the unit mem¬ bers and our M.C.C. representative, C. Wilbert Loewen who had come up for a few days from Steinbach, to get everything organized. The first few weeks of our stay, were somewhat formal; everyone seemed so modest. But later on we started to feel as one family. We did our cooking together and naturally the girls took the lead. The boys seemed to be bashful but not so when it came to eating. After meals, we did the dishes together. The boys also had some very good opportunities to “stir up the gift” in cooking. As a whole, I think it was a very valuable experience for all of us. The first thing upon my arrival was to get a medical check-up. I began to work on night duty. The first impression en¬ gendered to a certain extent, nervousness and fear, but this quickly disappeared as I became accustomed to the patients and surroundings. On nights there is very little to do, except to stay awake, which is more important than some may think. There are about sixty to eighty patients on each ward with the exception of a few wards from twenty-five to thirty patients. There are twelve wards for men, who are placed according to their mental ailments. The younger men are separated from the older men. Efforts are made to keep them oc¬ cupied and physically fit. Patients work in toy shops, shoe shops, in the barn and out in the fields. They also have other methods of curing them, as for example, the electric and insulin treatments. The work at the hospital is full of new experiences and sometimes unpleasant ones too. Moreover, there are many opportuni¬ ties to witness for Christ, to the staff and also patients. But most important is to live a consistent Christian life before them. However, discipline is a great necessity and has to be enforced. A good motto in this matter is “kind firmness” and “firm kindness.” On the whole, I have greatly enjoyed this work last summer. The Christian fellowship in the Unit was wonderful. We have had many blessed times together in prayer and meditation on God’s Word. The Lord truly rewarded me for this step of faith. I would like to urge fellow-students and Christians who want to go into full-time Christian service, especially as foreign missionaries, to engage in such work. It is a very worth¬ while experience and may prove to be a great value in later years. —John Martens The Last Week of Vacation Bible School After teaching D.V.B.S. for three weeks, after encountering friendly and indifferent districts, we were wondering just what the last week of school would hold for us. Early Monday morning the housetrailer, equipped with food and materials which were to be used in teaching, was hitched to the car. When boarding the car, we breathed a prayer, “Lord, thou hast a work for us. Prepare the field and prepare Thy servant for the task.” After travelling along the low roads, through the wooded country-side for about twenty miles, we entered the district which was to be our mission field for the next five days. When we reached our destination, no school was in sight! It had been claimed by fire about a week previous to our visit. We parked the housetrailer in a nearby vacant farm lot. The lovely outdoors and the trailer were to be our classrooms. Children jumped from the attic of a de¬ serted log building, tumbled from behind the bushes and hurried to welcome us. Some were anxious to tell us about an old well they had discovered. It was not long before we realized that these boys and girls needed someone to love them. Because seating arrangements were in¬ complete we had only short classes the first day. The music, new books, and strange teachers created an interest for Bible School in the children. The enrolment was about fourteen and the attendance was very regular. Each day new blessings awaited us as God’s Word was taught to the dear children. The sing¬ ing, even if it was not the best, became beautiful as you listened to those who were really trusting Jesus. A favorite and oft- repeated chorus was, “All of my burdens went rolling away.” Too soon the week terminated. The last evening, which took the form of a pro¬ gram with singing, stories, reciting, dis¬ tributing diplomas, caused us to rejoice. Yet we did not like to say “Goodbye” to those whom we had learned to love and appreci¬ ate. The apprehension with which we had started out was forgotten. Instead there was joy and thanksgiving in our hearts to God for His blessing during our last week of teaching Daily Vacation Bible School. »—Jean Plett 29 Gratis Work at the Dorm. Dorm Life “And to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity. " II Peter 1:7. With some apprehension and curiosity we arrived at the dormi¬ tory. The apprehension vanished almost immediately. From the first day there has always been a gen¬ eral feeling of brotherly love which has increased as time went by, and as we (the boys) got to know each other better. The day in the " dorm’ begins at around 6:30 a.m., except for some very early risers. At this hour bro¬ ther Ben Friesen calls us with a cheery “Good morning.’’ After a short period of devotions we all go down, wash, and gather round the breakfast table. Before the meal we have Bible reading and prayer led by Ben Friesen. After each meal comes the in¬ evitable—dishwashing done by two brethren upon whom this fate has fallen for the week. Then after a short period of study or some other gratis work, the boys all head for school. We always look forward to din¬ ner which is prepared by our very able cook, Mrs. Ben Friesen. At times a problem _ that arose in » school is discus¬ sed during the meal, each one giving his views. Continued on page 36 Fifteen hungry young men are seated around a well-decked table, making short work of the delici¬ ous meal, so ably prepared by our wonderful cook, Mrs. Ben Friesen. “Is everyone through?” As soon as all are finish¬ ed a chorus is begun and the dishes are‘passed up. “Careful now, don’t break any!’’ Two eager boys rush to put on their dish washing apparel (aprons) and cheerfully go to their task, ft “Singing I’ll go along life’s road IK ll ' " " " " ' ' " ' “111 . . . ’’ Hmm, sounds like Bro. Abe Giesbrecht (Beverly) is practising his vocal lessons. Perched on the kitchen stool sits another eager beaver, enthusiastic¬ ally attacking the huge basket of unpeeled potatoes. “Please, not quite so thick, It’s the potatoes we want to use, not the peelings.” Where can that cloud of dust be coming from ? It must be Brother Ed. Reimer (our Book of Know¬ ledge) sweeping the floor. “S a y, Bro. Ed., don’t forget t o sweep the front steps and cement walk!” “Sister Friesen, is there anything you need from the store?” “Yes, 6 lbs. but¬ ter, 10 lbs. beef, 5 dozen eggs, 2 boxes of cheese, 2 heads of cab-, bage, and 6 bananas.” What a load! Bro. Peter Brandt, are you fur- naceman for this week ? Better hurry up with those ashes. Classes begin in five minutes.” Although we all seem to rush through these little tasks, we still take heed of the suitable verses printed on our gratis work chart. “Let all things be done decently and in order.” I Cor. 14:40. “Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the the heart.” Eph. 6:6. —Melvin Dueck Why I Attend the S.B.A. “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 It is my great privilege to attend Bible School this year. My desire is that I may learn to know more about God’s Word, and His will for my life. The short time I have been here has given me a deeper insight into God’s Word, a clearer picture of what it means to be a child of God and our duty to bring the Word to those who have never heard. It seems to me there are so many even right here who have heard the Gospel often, yet who do not know how to accept Christ as their own personal Saviour. The Bible School has done much to help me make the way clearer to others and I praise and thank the Lord for the opportunity H e has given me. —Mary Kroeker Social Evening Morning Services November 25 Mr. Reimer pleasantly sur¬ prised us with an invitation to a social in the school that evening. At 7:30 we, includ- ding the evening class students, gathered in the school auditorium. Mr. Wittenberg opened the even¬ ing’s activities by leading us in a song. “Lasz d i e Herzen immer frolich.” He then read a portion of Scripture and added suitable re¬ marks. Mr. Penner, led us in chor¬ uses and also in a game of guessing Bible verses pinned on our backs. Mr. Reimer then led us in an¬ other guessing game. Late r the teachers brought each of us a plate filled with good food and then Mr. Reimer showed us some slides. On leaving, Mr. Penner called out, “No pop tests tomorrow.’’ So with a relieved feeling we went home, having tho¬ roughly enjoyed an evening of blessed fellowship. --Tina Wiebe At nine o’clock the students and faculty gather for devotions. The speaker for the morning may be a teacher, a visiting minister or a missionary. After the speaker has announced the song, all join in with singing that stirs the soul and lifts the heart in praise to our loving Father in heaven. Then the speaker leads in prayer, following which he brings us a heart-searching and practical message of God’s Holy Word. The message may be on fruit-bearing showing us that Christ set us an example in this and that “here¬ in is my Father glorified that ye bear much fruit.” Or it may be on the walk of a Christian, exhorting us to walk as children of the light so as to remain in fellowship with God as well as to honour Him before the world. It may also be on the enemies of a Christian, on self-denial, or on the Christian’s equipment for labour. Whatever the message, it is sure to bring us to a deeper realization of our pri¬ vileges and responsibilities as God’s children. In closing one or two students lead in prayer, after which we disperse to our respective clas- m 1952 Fall Bible Conference REV. PAUL ERB Editor - Gospel Herald 1952 Conference Speaker Christmas “Glory to God . . . peace on earth.” These words conveyed the evening theme to everyone as he entered the school auditorium. Here decorative efforts pro¬ duced a festive air, reflecting reverent observance of celebrating the Bethlehem Birth. Since the program was directed by the students, the faculty, in company with our parents or two other guests who had come upon invitation, constituted the aud¬ ience. The performance was officially opened with Scripture reading and prayer, in ac¬ knowledgment of our need for Him. “Heilge Weihnacht” by the school chorus was fol¬ lowed by a German dialogue. Next came a reading, effectively supplemented by harmonious humming of “Silent Night.” A “Pageant,” then highlighted the program. The story of the coming Redeemer, from the time of God’s promise in Gen. 3:15 to the fulfillment of that promise in Luke 2, was outlined. Congruously, in closing, our practice of celebrating Christmas was stressed by the speaker, president of the student council. Are we aware of the full significance of “Christ” in Christmas or are we commemorating it in a false mythical manner? Our thoughts turned from spiritual to Paul Erb, Editor of “Gospel Herald,” published at Scottdale, Pa., in the interest of Mennonites, was speaker at the Fall Con¬ ference (Oct. 19-21) of the Bible Acad¬ emy. Open to all, day sessions were held at the Bible School; evening sessions drew larger crowds, necessitating the use of a local church building. By way of introduction, Mr. Erb an¬ nounced he had chosen to speak on Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians, a Book that contains more than " milk’’ on which the Christian thrives. Before long, he proved this “diet of meat” was difficult to digest. This was a Book, providing much food for the soul. Stating the theme of Colossians as “Christ the head, of the body, the church,” Mr. Erb began his expository teaching of the Letter, placing emphasis on the latter part of the key verse: Col. 1:18b. “ . . . that in all things He might have the pre¬ eminence.” “With Christ as the centre of our thinking, we have the basis of Christian faith,” the speaker went on. What place has Christ in our lives, prominence or pre¬ eminence ? All too soon the conference had become history. Everyone who heard Mr. Erb will agree his messages served as an incentive to give Christ preeminence in our lives. Program temporal things. A spirit of good-will dom¬ inated the atmosphere. Before lunch was served the guests were given an oppor¬ tunity to contribute their part in making the evening successful. Those in charge of the food had insisted on having turkey. From the first, the com¬ mittee had realized they could not afford to buy even one, so they resigned them¬ selves and manufactured a reasonable fac¬ simile. They did not, however, manage the stuffing. This, they humbly asked the guests to supply. The response was over¬ whelming, greatly exceeding our expecta¬ tions! In short, “Tom” climaxed the even¬ ing. The “stuffing” or offering was sent to the “Back to the Bible Broadcast.” It is difficult to tell who, performers or listeners, received a greater blessing. Suffice it to say, all went home rejoicing in the fact that we still have a living Saviour. Formerly, this " Familienabend” has re¬ mained as such. This year, two additional performances were rendered during one evening, for everyone interested. From the appreciation extended, we as students, were sufficiently gratified for our efforts. —Elizabeth Giesbrecht 32 UPPER HALF: OUR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Preparation Congregation Presentation Donation LOWER HALF: That the ma n of God be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good work s.” II Tim. 3:17. In Music In Knowledge In der deutschen Sprache In dress In Concentration In Cooking In Theology In Grooming 33 Third class conference. Our quartet. See you at school! Service in song. Our mom is a good cook. Cleaning for Christmas. Interference ? Optimistic outlook. The editor at Bookworms. She has that studious look. Next stop, S.B.A. Ever heard of a missions scrap-book? Room-mates? No, but . . . “Let sisterly love continue. " Homeward bound. The inevitable Itching to go, “Dr. Schwartz’s office.” 35 School Chorus We look forward to the first and last periods of every Thursday with joyful an¬ ticipation. These are our school chorus periods. We are well aware that the gifts, with which God has endowed us, must be stirred up and developed in order to serve Him effectively. The first semester of choir work was directed by Mr. Penner. His patience with us, and his prayerful attitude have done much to awaken in every one of us a de¬ sire to employ our voices in the great Christian task — the propagation of the glorious message of salvation — through the medium of compositions of consecrated musicians and poets. After Christmas Mr. Dugard took over the choral work. Very impressive were his first instructions to us, given in the words of the Apostle Paul: “I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understand¬ ing also.” I Cor. 14:15. Beginning with the basic principles of singing, he has helped us to lay a sound foundation upon which, by diligent prac¬ tise, we hope to erect a musically beauti¬ ful structure to the praise of God. Choir practices with Mr. Dugard are never dull. Our teacher has a sparkling sense of humour which keeps our sprits high and causes any care that happens to be present, to flee. Mr. Dugard is a man who believes in horse sense. However, this is impossible to have, he tells us, without the prerequi¬ site of a stable mind. The enjoyment that we derive from un¬ ited efforts in choral work will take on the form of true blessing only when we will sing from our hearts to those of others. May this be the pray er of each member of our choir — “I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my Lord while I have my being.” Psalm 104:33. —Evelina Reimer X te 6cr jwcitcn Klaffc ift gfreitag, 10:15 Mg ' morgend. 2Rit tsr- martung fifcen bie Sdjulcr an iljren Sibulti fcbeti, I)in unb luifeber natf) ber 3Tiir blidtenb. SBarunt bie erhjartungoboKen SBIidfc? (£3 ift beutfdje ©ammatifftunbe! (Enblicb (bod) 3ur redjten Seit ber Mg- nadj) fotnmt Celjrer SBittcubevg in ba3 Simmer. „9tun, met ergdljlt un» Ijeutc cine ©efdjidjte? " ®ine ber ©djlueflern tritt Ijeruor unb feingt fogleid) ganj 3uberfid)ilicb an, iljrc ©efd)id)tc 311 ergaljlen. g§ mufe eine ©cfdficble au3 ber 93ibel fein. Die Slufinerffamfeit ber Sdiiiler ift befonberJ gut; uid)t nur um ber intcreffanten ©efdjidjte batter, fonbern aud) um auf bie grammatifcii.-n Seller 3U ad)ten. 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Smeimal in ber 2Bodje Ijabeit loir eine ©ram = matifftunbe. film IDfontag folgen loir einer an= bern, aber bocb niebt ireniger genuBreidjeu iftoute. SBcnn uno bie beutfd)c Spradje nod) immer etloaO fdbluer iiber bie Bunge miH, fo meiuen mir bodi. bat; loir in ber Spradje in biefen (efcten 3luei Satfren bemerfen:iuerte ftortfdjritte ge- madjt boben. Dafiir finb mir unferm geliebten Sefjrer SBittenberg redit banfbar! Sbmarb SReimcr. An Answer to Prayer " Pray without ceasing.” I Thess. 5:17. It had been my desire for a number of years to attend Bible School. I had prayed about it, but every year when the school opened I found it impossible to be there. I often asked. “ Why doesn’t God ans¬ wer my prayer?” I did not realize He had answered it, but saw it fit for me to wait awhile. It is an answer to prayer that I am here and may study God’s Word. My prayer is that I may be willing to let God prepare me for further service whatever it may be. —Elvira Voth LIFE AT THE DORMITORY Continued from page 30 Once a week after supper we have a period of testimonies, choruses, and prayer. These times of fellowship together prove to be a real blessing to all of us. From 7:30 to 10:30 are our alloted study hours. At this time silence is supposed to be preeminent. We do, of course, find some exceptions to this rule. All in all " life at the dormitory” with its ups and downs has proven to be an inter¬ esting and beneficial experience. —Stanford Penner 33 Left: Grin and bear it. Right: The Library study-room. Left: Does that answ question ? Right: Close Scrutiny. Research in Romans Right: A Social Evening-. Vocal Lessons “O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.” Ps. 96:1 In regard to singing, this year is a par¬ ticular one in the Academy. It is our privi¬ lege as students and villagers to receive voice instruction. Our instructor, Mr. G. Dugard comes from Winnipeg. He is a dear brother in the Lord, whom it is easy to love. We are very grateful to the Lord for Mr. Dugard, who has made possible the opportunity for voice culture. Some one may ask, “Well, how do you do it, or what procedure do you follow?” It is not strange to see a student walking along, panting like a dog, or trying to blow out imaginary candles, or some other funny act. When you ask him what he is doing, he would likely say, “I’m attempting to breathe from the diaphragm in preparation for my vocal lesson.” Mr. Dugard says that breathing is one of the most important things in proper singing. There is much practice connected with this course. Early in the mornings you will find the students going over such exercises as s—i—-n—g— eee—eee; or 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ten— neee; or kneeee, treee beee, etc., in various tones. These exercises are to help get the “e” vowel better in singing. Sounds, hideous at first, eventually develop into melodious and musical notes. We are praying that God will be able to use our voices more effectively to His glory and the extension of His kingdom. —Ben Friesen Men ' s Prayer Meeting It is Monday after school. The brethren, one by one are finding their way to the first year class room for prayer. Some¬ times all men are not available immediately after four — some point s to discuss or inquire of one of the teachers, etc. — so what else could some two dozen men do but express their attitude of heart in some real heart-searching choruses. When all have arrived, the brother who leads the meeting reads a selection from God’s Word. After the reading, naturally a group of “high mettled” Bible students would dare an attempt on an exposition on some of the ambiguous verses. At such times we are reminded that we are gathered for prayer. Apart from prayer, the time spent in mentioning the requests, and writing them down, is the most precious and inspiring to An Invitation to Our School Having been able to attend Bible School for a year, I realize more than ever before, how very important it is for Christians to know the Word of God. In school many truths are revealed that before seemed mysterious. Also God’s will for man is made clearer by studying. Then the question arises, why don’t more people come to Bible School. Have you ever considered doing so? Remember in II Timothy 2:15 we read “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” God wants you to know His plan for mankind; we as students would like you in our midst. If you are planning to come we would heartily welcome you to the Steinbach Bible Academy. —Herb Penner me. Some brethren take these requests down on paper, while the leader writes them out on the blackboard. The paper reminders are helpful during prayer. I thank God that very often the board is loaded with re¬ quests, which creates in our hearts a deep longing for prayer. When the requests are to some measure exhausted, the body disperses into five groups, who retire to the different vacant rooms. There, on our knees, before God, in solitude, we make known our various pet¬ itions. We draw nigh to God and He, our Creator and Sustainer, draws nigh to us who are but dust and ashes. Dear reader, do you believe me when I affirm that we look forward to the bles¬ sing of Monday after school ? —Gladwin Plett Without or Within A great “without” is written on heathen¬ ism. Men and women are without a Bible, without a Sunday and without righteous¬ ness. They have homes without peace and marriage without sanctity. Their young men and women are without ideals, the little children without purity, the mothers without wisdom or self-control. There is poverty without relief, sickness without skill or care, sorrow without sympathy, sin without remedy, and death without hope. All this is wrapped up in the words “without Christ.” That is why Christ has told us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. That is why we urge you to pray and give, for the only answer to the world “without” is to have Christ within. —A Missionary Brother Jac. Dueck and family Working on our Year Book Gratis work. Time out for lunch Room-mat Visitors at Practical Hour Buns for the boy! Executive Edward Reimer Corny Harms Ben Friesen - Pr Gladwin Plett Loraine Neufeld Adeline Reimer YEAR BOOK COMMITTEE Stanford Penner Circulation Manager Harvey Kroeker Editor Menno Hamm Advertising Manager Mr. B. D. Reimer Advisor Evelina Reimer Asst. Editor Betty Giesbrecht Sec- Treas. 40 “And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:15 " cz j-nci ljs zfux[[ (js ujitnszzsz unto ms .... unto tfis uttsxmozt fiaxt of tfis saxtfi” Rev. and Mrs. Henry Giesbrecht British Columbia ♦Mr. and Mrs. Albert Toews SOUTH AMERICA ♦Mr. and Mrs. William Neufeld ♦Mr. and Mrs. Henry Loewen Rev. and tMrs. Stanley Houghton Miss Elizabeth Koop Sarah Koop tMr. and Mrs. Abe Koop tOlga Friesen SWITZERLAND tMiss Kathyrn Reimer — Preparing to go to French West Africa. SOUTH AFRICA Miss Edna Reimer Former students of S. B. A. t Graduates of S. B. A. 42 FOREIGN Mr. and Mrs. Loewen and family News -from Brazil After one year in Brazil we have again seen the Lord work in us and for us. We have seen Him take care of us bodily and of course, He has, and always will, care for us spiritually. We still have a long way to go to be able to speak Portuguese (the language of Brazil) without mistakes. But the Lord has already blessed His Word and some souls have been saved through our humble efforts. Since we left Belem and came to Pedro Afanso we have not had any open results. Our ministry here is mainly per¬ sonal work. In the near future we expect to begin working with an Indian tribe which is up one of the tributaries of the big Tocantins River. Pray for this work. The people in this town seem to be very indifferent to the Gospel. There are believers here, so the true Gospel of Christ has been preached. Many are illiterate and apparently ignorant of their lost condi¬ tion. Several weeks ago I witnessed to one man who couldn’t read. He said he never heard about Jesus or even about Satan. We went over the plan of Salvation very slowly and carefully. After we had covered it several times I asked him if he knew now how he could be saved. He answered. “Yes.” I asked him to tell me how and he said to bow to images. What the Cath¬ olics force into a person like this will remain unless by the power of the Holy Spirit, the true Light penetrates such a heart. “The Lord is . . . not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” II Peter 3:9. “Follow Me, and I will make you . . ” Make you speak My words with power. Make you channels of My mercy, Make you helpful §very hour. MISSIONS Switzerland Seven months ago the words of Isaiah 33:17 were fulfilled, in a measure, in my life when I came to this beautiful country of Switzerland. I quote— “ Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty, they shall behold the land that is very far off.” The splendid, magnificent, and imposing heights of the Alps made me pause in adoration in the presence of their Creator. Truly I saw His beauties as never before, in this land so very far from home. It was this place, among these treasures of natural splendor, that the Lord chose for me to study the French language. Sad¬ ly enough, a language has depths as hard to attain as a mountain range has heights, and it demands much diligence as well as patience to achieve these in order to make this language one’s own. Now, after seven months of study I see myself slowly emerg¬ ing out of a mass of grammatical rules and their exceptions and am beginning to employ them practically! We are nine missionaries attending this “1’ Ecole de Commerce” and opportunities to witness for Christ before the students and professors present themselves almost daily. This is a burden upon my heart and I request your prayers on our behalf— to be the Lord’s voice in this school of spiritually dead. The Evangelical Free Church of Neu- ch tel has given us a royal reception and fellowship with them provides times of re¬ freshing in between our study hours. Nat¬ urally this familiari zes us with the scrip¬ tural French and that is exactly what we wish to have. Of course the purpose of this French is to use it in another country very far off, a country whose people have a claim on me on the basis of God’s Word. And so in a few short months I will bid farewell to this lovely dreamland of Switzerland to to go to that needy land of French West Af¬ rica, equipped with the sword of the Lord and the language with which to present it. How wonderful when together with them our eyes shall see the King in His beauty and behold the heavenly land yet so very far off. —Kathryn Reimer “Follow Me, and I will make you . . ” Make you what you cannot be — Make you loving, trustful, godly, Make you even like to Me. L.S.P. Henry and Betty Loewen, Pedro Afanso, Goias 43 Mrs. Houghton with native baby Calia+a Caliata is the name given to this part of the country, just a few blocks on either side of our house, but very thickly populat¬ ed by Quichua Indians. The next settlement on one side is called Lliushi and on the other side, a little way up the hill, is Pom- peya. No one knows just how many Indians live in these parts, because during the 1950 census, they fought the census-takers so that the census could not be taken. The Indian lives very frugally. Each family has its mud huts, usually with a grass roof or sometimes with a tile one. Maybe they’ll own a couple of sheep and pigs — perhaps even a cow or two. And besides that, they till their little plots of ground that checker the whole countryside from the. tops of barren hills down to the bottom of the more fertile valleys. They live mostly from one market day to the next and from one feast day to the next, for both mean plenty of chicha (drink) and a temporary state of forgetfulness of their everyday life. They come to the mission for their few medical needs and also send their children to school here. They have no desire to hear the Gospel and listen to it only because we expect them to when they come for treat¬ ment. This year we have about twelve children attending school regularly, and it is a joy indeed to have a Bible class with them every day. Maybe it is a selfish joy, for, to the boys and girls, it makes little im¬ pression, and what they retain seems to be in their heads and not in their hearts. Nevertheless, we have the Lord’s promise that His Word shall not return unto Him void. At the Christmas program we had the pupils depict the beautiful age-old story in words of Scripture, both in Spanish and Quichua, and in the dear Christmas songs that mean so much to us but are so new to them. It was a revelation to many to see how it “really happened’’ instead of accord¬ ing to the idolatrous ritual of their tradi¬ tions. The clinic work has been carried on for years, but just recently a new phase of the work has been opened by means of the scalpel, some forceps, needles and sutures, which were given us. Very often their drunken fights end in broken heads that have to be mended. Just recently we were called to sew up a woman who had her triceps absolutely severed in a cut that re¬ quired about forty stitches. It is difficult to deal with these Indians in Spanish since they do not understand it very well. In some places they show respect when the Word is read, in others it seems to cause them to be occupied with so many other things that any effort seems in vain. We are waiting for the day when we will be able to approach them in their own tongue to tell them of the wonderful story of salvation. —Marian Houghton Brazil “Because Thou hast been my help, there¬ fore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.” Ps. 63:7. My partner, Angela Bjerkesett and I returned from Fortalizo de Abuna a few weeks ago. We were there for about a month. Our hearts rejoiced to see lives transformed by the power of God. There are six who have recently accepted the Lord. Pray that these babes in Christ wil grow in Him. One young man espe¬ cially has thrilled our hearts by his testi¬ mony. Before he was saved, he was a heavy drinker and attended all the “festas” in town. But now his life is changed and it is a joy to hear the testimony for his Lord. His wife is still unsaved. Pray for her. On New Year’s Eve one lady accepted Jesus as her Saviour. What a joy it was to be present when she made the decision for Christ! Pray that she will be willing to give up the things that are displeasing to the Lord, for she is living with a man who is not her husband (a practice quite common here). We need to remember her, that she may be a good testimony. It was a real blessing, too, to see a little six-year-old girl confess Christ as her Saviour. She is a little jewel. Pray for her that she will remain faithful to Him, in spite of the opposition she is bound to receive from those who do not know Him. She is living with her grandmother, who is in favor of her accepting Christ. We believe in our hearts that her grand¬ mother has also received the Lord in her heart, though she has not confessed Him publicly yet. —Elizabeth Koop, Caixa 35, Guajara Mirim T- F- do Guapore, Brazil 44 HOME MISSIONS Pelly, Saskatchewan Greetings with Lam. 3:22, 23 “ . . . His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness. " How true, how precious, these verses have been to us! Too often we have been negligent and unfaithful, but with Jeremiah we must exclaim, “Great is Thy faithfulness!” We are leaving Pelly, “our home town,” this week. Sorrow fills our hearts at the thought of going. These dear people have won a permanent place in our affections. Their memory will ever linger on, and we covet God’s best for them always. Two young people, four married ladies, and one man accepted Christ as Saviour in 1952 and are manifesting new life in Christ Jesus. One elderly man dedicated his all to the Lord. Several young people we are sorry to say, are at present living defeated lives. A number of boys and girls have made decisions, but time alone will tell how genuine has been their experience. This new year has been precious to us. God’s children must be praying. Prayer has been answered almost daily. May the Lord reward and bless you for what you have wrought in secret. Mr. Reimer was with us last week in a blessed series of meetings. Attendance the first three evenings was approximately seventy, eighty and sixty. The hall, seating one hundred and sixty, was practically filled the last night. A number of boys and girls and some older folk indicated the decision to give their hearts to the Lord. We had a farewell service at our house last night. The Spirit definitely strove with souls. Two young men and two ladies ac¬ cepted Christ as Saviour. We had entreated the Lord for their salvation before we would leave, and He wonderfully under¬ stood. “Great is Thy faithfulness.” Please continue to pray for us as we look to the foreign field for future service. Your missionaries, -—Benny and Helen Eidse Gospel Preaching a+ Raymore The Lord has blessed us in a wonderful way at the town of Raymore, Sask. Some Christians there have taken it upon them¬ selves to support us. We are thankful for the backslider who has been restored to fellowship with the Lord. Our prayer is for the salvation of many men and women, boys and girls, here. We also work in Dafoe, where the people are in need of a Saviour. We are very thankful for the small number of Christ¬ ians here, who help along all they can. In Wynyard we are holding a little service in the hospital once a week. The need of this town is great. We are faced with a challenging responsibility. Another phase of our work is holding cottage meetings. The prospects here are encouraging. Pray that we might have physical and spiritual strength to do the work which the Lord has entrusted to us. —Peter H. Martens Cumberland House To effectively bring the Gospel to any people, we must first understand them and their ways. Our Indian people are no exception. You cannot just jump up behind a pulpit and preach hell fi re and brimstone because this would surely frighten them away. You might succeed in scaring a few into making some kind of an emotional experience, which some might call conver¬ sion. However, after a short time you might see them back in their previous ways. This will never do, you must study them, their ways, and their language in order to profitably preach the Gospel. Racial discrimination is a difficult thing to cope with, The Indians consider them¬ selves inferior to the white people and therefore never need too measure up to them in Christianity, etc. Generally, the whites have discriminated against them and exploited them; they expect the same from us. They cannot understand why we do not. All these things make it a mission work well worth praying about. The Lord has done and will do great things if we. His labourers are willing to be taught of Him in love, patience and wisdom. We need these desperately; please intercede for the workers in the North. Yours in His service, —John and Helen Giesbrecht 45 Children ' s Home " Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, for¬ getting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.” Phil. 3:13. This is our motto for 1953, to go ahead with the Lord’s work among the French people. It has been our privilege to rescue four¬ teen neglected children and give them comfort in our home. Many more could be rescued if we had more room. Pray with us that a large place may be available soon. Some of the older children have given their hearts to Jesus since coming to our home, which gives us joy in doing the work and makes us feel that it is worth¬ while. Teaching at The Apostle Paul had been on several missionary journeys, going about the dif¬ ferent parts of the country preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, warning the peo¬ ple of their eternal damnation, if they would not repent and follow Jesus Christ. Although he had suffered for the cause of Christ in bonds and afflictions, Paul knew that greater trials were to come for he was urged by the Holy Ghost to go to Jerusa¬ lem and testify before the council, the high priests and rulers. In spite of this, Paul said, “None of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24. My prayer is that I might be yielded to the Lord and have such a burden for A Christian at “I am debtor ... I am ready ... I am not ashamed ...” Rom. 1:14, 15, 16. These were the pulsating forces in the life of the Apostle Paul in serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul realized his in¬ debtedness to those who were outside of Christ. He was ready to preach the Gospel of salvation to them and was not ashamed of his Lord. While attending Normal School I have again realized how important it is to take a definite stand for the Lord. I will never be able to be thankful enough for the training I received in Bible School which has helped me to be established in my faith. As I have contact with the students from day to day I realize more and more the fact that I too am debtor to them. As Christian students we gather every Friday noon to have a time of refreshing. Our aim is to win the parents of those children to Christ. Each one has been spoken to concerning his soul. The children often speak to their parents and we know that some of them are under conviction. We believe that the Word of God will not return unto Him void. Many new homes have been opened to the Gospel on account of the children. Meetings have been held in a French home at Vassar most of last summer, and will be continued as soon as the weather permits in the spring. We have felt the working of the Holy Spirit among the French people who attended. We held Gospel meetings in many homes east of Richer, with the same result — many French people are hungry for the Word. “Brethren, pray for us . . ” II Thess. 3:1. —A. Gaudreau Barrows, Man. the lost and dying world, that the Lord could use me in His vineyard to win many precious souls for Him. The daily teaching profession, in which I am engaged, gives a wonderful oppor¬ tunity to present the Word of God to the children. The school is opened each morn¬ ing with Scripture reading and prayer. We have Sunday School, on Sunday morn¬ ings, which has been well attended and the children seem eager to come and learn the memory verse for which a prize is offered. The priest told the children not to go to our Sunday School because of it being a sin. So instead of an attendance of twenty, like before Christmas, we now have only one. Our prayer is that our dear Lord will speak to their hearts, so that they will receive the true Word of God which alone can satisfy. —Dave and Lydia Dueck Normal School We have been able to get some others to these prayer meetings but not very many. We are praying for souls to be saved and believe God is going to work. Please pray for Christians at school who are finding it difficult to remain true to the Lord. Temptations are many here and Satan is indeed busy trying to destroy the faith of Christians. This is indeed a testing ground for Christians who desire to live wholly for the Lord. Pray that this time at school may not just be a testing ground but a battle ground where we may help snatch souls from the path leading to destruction and lead them to Jesus Christ our Saviour. We are debtors to those with¬ out Christ. Are we ready to go and tell them of Jesus? Now? Are we ashamed of Him? Let us not forget Luke 12: 8, 9. Harvey K. Barkmap 46 EVANGELISTIC EFFORTS OF S. B. A. Mr. Penner and Quartet leaving for Pine Falls. Quartet at Seven Sisters Mr. Archie Penner makes bi-weekly trips to Pine Falls and Seven Sister Falls to conduct Gospel meetings. Every other Sun¬ day morning, Mr. Penner, together with a group of singers from the Academy go to Pine Falls to preach Christ in a private home so that those who have come to lis¬ ten may believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. In the afternoon or evening they leave for Seven Sisters where they then hold an evangelistic service in a community hall. Songs are sung, films are shown and the Gospel is preached. Occasionally house visi¬ tations are made. The Holy Spirit has blessed the Word to many hearts and sin¬ ners have been born from above into the family of God. Our principal, Mr. Reimer has many responsibilities. Not only is he an ordained minister of the Gospel (Evangelical Men- nonite Church) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Grace Bible Institute, but he also is the president of the Western Gospel Mission. These duties necessitate his absence from the Academy, sometimes for a week at a time. He has held week- length evangelistic campaigns at Rhine¬ land, Man., Swan Lake. Sask., and Pelly, Sask. Bro. Ben Friesen assisted him at Pelly, that being the place where he and his wife will be stationed under the W.G.M. after Bro. Friesen’s graduation this spring. Sinners have come to repentance and Christians have been challenged anew. Praise God. HOW TO BE PERFECTLY MISERABLE “This recipe is guaranteed, to be infallible” (1) Think about yourself. (2) Talk about yourself (3) Use “I’’ as often as possible. (4) Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others. (5) Listen greedily to what people say about you. (6) Expect to be appreciated. (7) Be suspicious. (8) Be jealous and envious. (9) Be sensitive to slights. (10) Never forgive a criticism. (11) Trust nobody but yourself. (12) Insist on consideration and respect. (13) Demand agreement with your own views on everything. (14) Sulk if people are not grateful to you for favors shown them. (15) Never forget a service you may have rendered. (16) Be on the lookout for a good time for yourself. (17) Shirk your duties if you can. (18) Do as little as possible for others. (19) Love yourself supremely. — C. J. Sodergren 47 Elma and Tina Wiebe and their Good News Club. Feed My Lambs This command the Lord Jesus Christ gave to the apostle Peter almost two thou¬ sand years ago. Today it is up to us as Christians to give the Gospel to the child¬ ren. Christ loved children and asked the disciples to let them come to Him that He might bless them. God’s will concern¬ ing children is clearly revealed in Matt. 18:14 “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” A large number of students had the privilege, this winter, of bringing the Gos¬ pel to children by means of Good News Clubs. These clubs are undenominational Bible classes for neighborhood groups of children, so called because through them the children receive the Gospel or Good News as contained in God’s Word. They are not intended to supplant but rather to supplement the work of the Churches and Sunday schools. The clubs are made up of the children’s daily associates, regardless of church affiliations; they meet in homes and are held on week-day schedules. In this way .children are brought to recog¬ nize spiritual things as a practical and necessary part of their everyday lives. About 300 children are enrolled in the 10 clubs in and around Steinbach. They are organized under the Steinbach Child Evan¬ gelism Fellowship, a local division of the International Child Evangelism Fellowship. The I.C.E.F. was founded in 1935 by Mr. J. Irwin Overholtzer and up to the present time the work has spread into approxi¬ mately 60 countries. A great challenge faces us as teachers. We must keep in mind that children are adults in the process of development, in their most impressionable period, when their souls, as immortal and as precious to God as the soul of a man or woman, are so easily won. How we need to con¬ tinually look to God for wisdom and guid¬ ance! Someone has well said. “When an adult has been saved, a soul has been saved; when a child is brought to salva¬ tion, a soul and a life have been saved.” May we ever be faithful to Him who said, “Feed my Lambs.” —Menno Hamm Work Among the Indians “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus jurist our Lord.” Romans 6:23. Tnis verse pertains to all mankind. Should this not urge us on to bring the Gospel to the In¬ dians also, who are not far from us? They are as spiritually blind as the heathen in the countries across the waters. it has been my privilege to go into the homes of the Indians and see their spiritual condition as well as their temporal condi¬ tion. We may feel sorry for the way they have to live in this material world, but how much more important is the condition of their souls! During this school year a number of students have gone to the vari¬ ous reserves from time to time to minister to these people in song and flannel-graph story, or preaching the Word of God. We are assured that our efforts are appreciated because they thank us for coming and ask us to come again. Often we see on their faces a look of despair and conviction of sin. How they need the light of the Gospel to lighten their hearts and lives! We praise the Lord for one young Indian man who was converted recently, and is rejoicing in his new-found faith in Jesus Christ. As we continue to minister to them, our prayer is that more hearts might accept Him, that they too may experience the joy and peace we ex¬ perience in our daily walk with Him. —Ramona Loewen Christ for Everyone Campaign “Volunteer workers for Christ for the month of October,” was the call from many a pulpit. The plea was directed to all born- again Christians, and important decisions were made. Why was this call for workers ? Because men of God led by the Holy Spirit obeyed the great commission to bring the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15) and gave themselves to the work of getting Christians all over North America to help fulfill this command. In many places groups were organized and sent forth from house to house (as in Acts 20:20) with the mes¬ sage of salvation. It has been a wonderful opportunity to contact needy souls. As a result, sinners have been saved, and Christians have been brought to a closer walk with God. The call for w orkers still goes out, be¬ cause souls are perishing every day before our eyes. We have the message and the promise of power. (Matt. 28; 19, 20). Christ for everyone and everyone for Christ. —Loraine Neufeld 48 GRADUATES OF ' 52 MR. DON P. SHIDLER Rev. Don P. Shidler, president of the Gospel Missionary Union, graduated from the Steinbach Bible Academy in April, 1952. For three consecutive years he was guest speaker at the Annual Spring Con¬ ference and Graduation Exercises. ATTENDING STEINBACH COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE “I am the Lord thy God . . . which leadeth thee by the way which thou shouldest go.” Isaiah 48:17. I am so thankful for the Lord’s leading, in preparing me for His service. First I attended Bible School and at present I am in High School, of which I am assured that it is God’s will. —Dora Friesen TEACHING AT NORQUAY TILL JAN. NOW COMPLETING GRADE XII ‘‘In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Prov. 3:6. Even though we do not know what lies ahead, we can rest assured that all will be well, but only on the condition that we acknow¬ ledge Him in all our ways. —Peter L. Reimer WESTERN GOSPEL MISSION. CANORA. SASKATCHEWAN Half a year has almost gone by since I came to Sask. and I truly can say I’m thankful for the privilege sister Koop and I have of serving our Master here, in giv¬ ing the Gospel to over two hundred children in the school daily and to others in personal contacts. Even though there are many discourage¬ ments and trials to bear, yet I can think of no other work I’d enjoy more than this work. Please pray for me, that I may never be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. —Margaret Harms WESTERN GOSPEL MISSION. KAMSACK. SASKATCHEWAN “This book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Our aim is to observe the teachings of God’s Word, that the work we do may be of good success. —Mr. and Mrs. John Harms 49 S. B. A. GRADUATES Bible School Barkman, Harvey _ ’49 Barkman, Evril Reimer _ ’49 Bartel, Jake ’46 Bergman, Mary . ’40 Dueckman, Sarah . ’39 Driedger, Katie. ’44 Dueck, David F. ’50 Dueck, Lydia Kroeker . ’49 Enns, George . ’40 Enns, Evelyn Loewen . ’43 Enns, Annie . ’43 Eidse, Benny . ’50 Eidse, Helen Reimer . ’48 Friesen, Mrs. C. K.. ’40 Friesen, Olga ... ’43 Friesen, Mary ... ’43 Friesen, Margaret__ ’48 Friesen, Dora _ ’52 Froese, Mary . ... ’41 Giesbrecht, Louise Reimer . ’49 Giesbrecht, Margaret . ’42 Giesbrecht, Jake ’48 Giesbrecht, John L. ... ’49 Goertzen, Helen .. . . ’48 Hanchar, William . ’51 Harms, Margaret . ’52 Harms, John . ’52 Houghton, Marian Loewen ....... ’46 Hoeppner, Lena Loewen ’44 Koop, Abe ’49 Kroeker, Menno ’50 Martens. Peter H. ’49 Martens, Peter W. ’40 Penner, Elvira Friesen ........ ’47 Penner, Kathryn Loewen . ’47 Peters, Tina ’40 Regehr, Tina . ’42 Reimer, Kathryn . ’51 Reimer, Melvin . ’51 Reimer, John K. ... ...... . ’43 Reimer, Leona Reimer (E.T.T.A.) ’45 Reimer, Peter L. . ’52 Reimer, Tina Friesen _ ’39 Stoesz, Susie _ ’45 Schellenberg, Dave _ ’49 Unger, George _ ’47 Unger, Cornelius _ ’47 Warkentin, Anna Loewen (E.T.T.A.) ... . ’45 Wiebe, Lydia _ ’42 Wiebe, Heinrich _ ’40 Wiebe, Margaret _ ’44 Wiebe, Elizabeth . ’47 Wiebe, Aganetha ’45 Wiebe, Mary _ ’49 Wiebe, William ’49 Wiebe, Henry _ ’39 High School Hildebrand, Henry __ ’49 Peters, Helga __ ’48 Hiebert, Jake ’49 Reimer, Kathryn .... ’48 Houghton, Marian Loewen .. ’48 Schwartz, Hilda _ ... . ’48 Kehler, Annie Wiebe _ ’48 Unger, George _ ’48 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT In behalf of the Bible Academy, we wish to express our sincere appreciation to the Churches and Business Firms who, by their interest and with their advertisement s have made the publication of this Yearbook possible. We, as the committee, thank also the students and faculty who have contributed to the preparation of The Star. I Annual Missionary Conference MARCH 31 TO APRIL 2, 1953 Evening Sessions Daily in the Steinbach Gospel Tabernacle at 7:45 p. m. Morning and Afternoon Sessions at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p. m. respectively, in the Bible Academy Auditorium, April 1 and 2 SPEAKERS: REV. H. E. BERTSCHE of the Congo Inland Mission REV. WM. BAERG M. B. Missionary from Africa (on furlough) COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES APRIL 5, 1953 The Mission to Lepers Organized in 1874 to aid mission¬ aries in bringing physical healing and spiritual hope to the world’s millions of lepers. International and interdenomina¬ tional in scope it supports the leper work of 75 denominational and inter¬ denominational missions in 50 count¬ ries. These include four Mennonite col¬ onies, two in India and one each in Paraguay and Columbia in South Am¬ erica. ★ Regional Office for the Prairie Provinces: Rev. John F. Dempster, 819 Dominion Street Winnipeg, Manitoba “Cleanse the Lepers” Matt. 10:8 THE WESTERN GOSPEL MISSION extends its best wishes to the graduates and students of the Steinbach Bible Academy anticipating a life of fruitful service for each of you. “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit: so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:8 51 THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE CHURCH OF STEINBACH Extends its best wishes to the Graduates and Faculty of the Steinbach Bible Academy “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” I Cor. 16:13 THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE CHURCH OF PRAIRIE ROSE Extends its best wishes as well as God’s blessings to the gradu¬ ates, faculty, and students of the S.B.A. “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priest¬ hood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” I Peter 2:5 THE EMMANUEL MISSION CHURCH Extends Love and Gratitude to the Faculty and Student Body of the Steinbach Bible Academy “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3 E. M. B. CHURCH Steinbach Manitoba May the Lord richly bless and use each member of the 1953 graduating class. Rev. G. S. Rempel . Pastor Rev. H. A. Brandt . Minister “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, sing¬ ing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:6 52 VISIT OUR BOOKSTORE and see our large Display of BIBLES Scofield, Oxford, Cambridge, etc. Christian Books Reward Books, Student ' s Helps, Gifts, etc. Hymn Books Solos, duets, quartets and general use. Greeting Cards Scripture texts for all occasions CALENDARS Sunday School supplies for teachers and superintendents Concordances, Commentaries, Wall Mottoes, Tracts, etc. Full line of Fundamental Christian Supplies Hull Publishing Co. 314 Notre Dame, Winnipeg THE CHOIR OF THE Evangelical Mennonite Church OF MACGREGOR Extends its best wishes to the STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and 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. THE STEINBACH Evangelical Mennonite Church Choir Extends Love and Gratitude to the Faculty and Student Body of the S. B .A. “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” Psa. 95:1. COMPLIMENTS OF Evangel Book Shop Steinbach Man. Dealers in: Bibles, S. S. Supplies Good Christian Literature 53 Wishing GRADUATES “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, rejoice.” and STUDENTS GOD’S RICHEST BLESSING Phillippians 5:4. FOR THE FUTURE COMPLIMENTS OF P. D. REIMER ' S BARGAIN STORE L. B. Reimer “Be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.” I Cor. 15:58 OF K. B. Reimer Son Phone 84-2 COMPLIMENTS OF Steinbach Steinbach Manitoba Credit Union — i 1 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians chapter 2, verse 8 Reimer Express Lines Phones: Wpg. 720 417 — Windsor 27 838 — London 27 158 — Hamilton 46 624 Toronto LY 2171-2 Linking the East with the Middle West " EXPRESS SERVICE AT FREIGHT RATES " Head Office: Corner William and McPhillips, Winnipeg Owned and operated by P. B. REIMER SONS LTD. STEINBACH MANITOBA 54 AT YOUR SERVICE ROOMY - CLEAN - MODERN With new up-to-date equipment to service your car, • LUBRICATION • MOTOR TUNE-UP • MOTOR REPAIR « FRONT END ALIGNMENT Wishing the Student Body and Faculty the Lord’s richest blessings, not only at this time, but throughout the years in His service. “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths.” Proverbs. 3:6 Penned Mo-to-te Your new Mercury - Lincoln - Meteor Dealer STEINBACH Phone 150-1 MANITOBA COMPLIMENTS OF Loewen Feed Mill and General Merchants “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God . . . »’ Romans 8:28 Giroux Manitoba COMPLIMENTS OF Janzen Garage General Repairs Firestone Tires Texaco Products Blumenort Phone 14-1 Plett Company Manuafcturers of Boxes, Shooks and Crates Phone Blumenort 11-11 R.R. 1, Giroux Manitoba BRUSH CUTTING COMPLIMENTS OF Fast Brothers CONTRACTORS ROAD WORK the man that trusteth in Him.” Psalm 34:8 BRUSH BREAKING 56 COMPLIMENTS OF COMPLIMENTS OF Reimer Agencies Limited Steinbach Manitoba Loewen ' s Body Shop Phone 146-1 Steinbach COMPLIMENTS OF Central Market P. W. Friesen, prop. Steinbach Man. MACLEODS AUTHOftiZIC OfALlR 5 »«tMS ‘ «» Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. I Cor. 16:13 MacLeods Authorized Dealers Reimer, Kroeker Reimer STEINBACH MANITOBA Loewen Garage Limited CARS • CHEVROLET 9 OLDSMOBILE TRUCKS • G. M. C. • CHEVROLET © MAPLE LEAF Wholesale Distributors for General Motors Parts and Accessories AN UP-TO-DATE WELL STAFFED SERVICE DEPARTMENT Drive in Please .... Drive Out Pleased Phone 65-1 Steinbach Home of GM Products Repairs - Parts - Accessories COMPLIMENTS OF Steinbach Bakery Phone 16-1 Steinbach COMPLIMENTS OF J. R. Schellenberg and Son General Merchants Phone 14-1 Kleefeld COMPLIMENTS OF Book and Variety Store A 5c TO $1.00 STORE The centre of School Supplies for Southeastern Manitoba STEINBACH 58 COMPLIMENTS OF Steinbach Lumber Yards J. Friesen, Prop. Phone 14-1 Steinbach P. O. Drawer ‘E’ Steinbach, Man. COMPLIMENTS OF Friesen Machine Shop Phone 6-1 Steinbach Congratulations to FACULTY STUDENTS GRADUATES A. T. Loewen — Phone 59-1 or 97-1 COMPLIMENTS OF P. B. REIMER SONS LTD. GENERAL MERCHANTS “He that spared not His own Son but delivered him up for us all, how shall He not with him also freely give us all things.” Rom. 8:32 59 Compliments to the Student Body and Faculty of the STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY “Your Chrysler Dealer” J. E. Regehr Sons Ltd. Phone 36-1 Chrysler - Plymouth - Fargo Steinbach COMPLIMENTS OF Vogt Bros. General Merchants Steinbach Manitoba “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a wor¬ shipper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth.” John 9:31 Janz Hatchery HIGH EGG PRICES HEALTHY BABY CHICKS Phone 95-1 Steinbach COMPLIMENTS OF Kreutzer ' s Blacksmith Shop Steinbach Manitoba May the Lord bless you richly in your good work. Schellenberg ' s Furniture Phone 47-11 Steinbach COMPLIMENTS OF Penner Electric Phone 41-1 Steinbach “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Go-mplimentb ojj C. T. LOEWEN SONS LTD. STEINBACH MANITOBA Congratulations and Best Wishes Montgomery ' s Drug Store MacGregor Man. COMPLIMENTS OF Lamb ' s Lockers and Meats MacGregor Man. “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dis¬ mayed : for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9 CONGRATULATIONS Faculty and Students of the Steinbach Bible Academy Loewen Auto Wrecking John D. Loewen Phone 49-22 Steinbach COMPLIMENTS OF Westend Service Station B-A GAS OIL Allis-Chalmers Implements MacGregor Manitoba Congratulations and Best Wishes C. W. Lye Cr Son Ltd. " Everything for Building " Phone 3 MacGregor Compliments of ! HI R. H. Harvey Iff! Sales and Service MacGregor Manitoba DODGE - DE SOTO SALES SERVICE TIRES Goodyear - Firestone - Goodrich “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee; because he trusteth in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3 Penner’s Garage THE HOME OF DODGE | Phone 56-2 _ DE SOTO Steinbach 64 COMPLIMENTS OF The Family Shoe Store “QUALITY SHOES FOR STYLE AND WEAR” “Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts: so shall I talk of Thy wondrous works.” Psalm 119:27 Steinbach Manitoba COMPLIMENTS OF Barkman Hardware HEATING — PLUMBING — HARDWARE Steinbach Manitoba I. CONGRATULATIONS FACULTY AND STUDENTS OF THE STEINBACH BIBLE ACADEMY Steinbach Flour Mills Steinbach Manitoba 65 Allis-Chalmers G. M. Products Sales and Service Phone 340-31 Morris Manitoba COMPLIMENTS OF Frank Dueck Moving Contractor Phone 340-6 R.R. 1, Morris, Man. COMPLIMENTS OF Harms Brothers Moving Contractors Morris, Manitoba Henry Harms Ph. 377-4 Corny Harms Ph. 342-15 66 COMPLIMENTS OF Henry Reimer OPTICIAN Prescription Specialist Phone 92-4127 400 Boyd Bldg. Winnipeg COMPLIMENTS OF W. L. Cordingley Typewriter Co. Phone 922 302 246 Main St. Winnipeg The young crowd knows that for up-to-the-minute fashions that combine style with comfort you can’t beat EATON’S Cata¬ logues. Parents share their en¬ thusiasm because EATON prices are always right. Yes, for young or old EATON’S is the place to shop. " T. EATON C?m, ed WINNIPEG CANADA 67 COMPLIMENTS OF COMPLIMENTS OF Walt ' s Studio McAdam Drugs Of Photography Phone 52-2 Phone 93-11 Steinbach Steinbach Manitoba


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