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Show Hide text for 1954 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 84 of the 1954 volume: “ STEINBACH BIBLE INSTITUTE STEINBACH MANITOBA “ nclzcnjoLtf Lncj to IzzEji tfiE un itij of thz 6.fiixit in tfis. bond of lizacz’ 4-5 J zciicatLon This book is gratefully dedicated to those men who had the vision to found this school by the grace and help of God. Steinbach Bible Institute Purpose The Steinbach Bible Institute is an interdenominational Bible School. It 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 ol Study 1. Three-year general Bible course. 2. Two-year Christian education course. 3. High School. 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 Institute, 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 INSTITUTE, STEIN¬ BACH, MANITOBA. STATEMENT OF FAITH 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 responsibility 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. Ro-a id ojj jbi ' iecto ' id, BEN L. REIMER, President. Giroux, Man. GEORGE LOEWEN, vice-president. Steinbach, Man. GEORGE K. REIMER, secretary. Giroux, Man. A. F. PENNER Lorette, Man. PETER K. BARTEL Kleefeld, Man. K. R. BARKMAN Steinbach, Man. P. .T. B. REIMER Rosenort, Man B. D. REIMER Steinbach, Man. APCHIE PENNER Steinbach, Man. - CONTENTS - FACULTY _ - 7 STUDENTS .... 13 ORGANIZATIONS _ 29 ACTIVITIES _ 33 MISSIONS _ 49 REV. B. D. REIMER PRINCIPAL SYNTHESIS. MISSIONS. HOMILETICS. CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE. PERSONAL WORK. BIBLE INTRODUCTION. PEDAGOGY. True Success " ... the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” 1 Tim. 4:6-8. Who does not want to be successful? Success is a magic word. There is inherent in every man that desire to be successful. True, the conception of what success is, varies. To some it means possessions — a large bank account, social security, houses or lands, big business, living in luxury, to others it seems wrapped up in fame or ap¬ plause, of being seen and honored of men; to others it is the attainment of high posi¬ tions; and so we could go on. But that is not true success. The Lord Jesus Christ in His statement about the rich man that built larger barns to house his goods, who had social security, entirely removes the illusion that success lies in possessions. This man is a complete failure and a fool in spite of his riches, according to the Saviour. Again, in answer to the apostle’s aspirations to greatness in posi¬ tions and recognition the Lord shows that this also is vain and not to be desired. The apostle Paul in Phil. 3:4-7 lifts the veil of his earlier life and emphatically declares all his previous privileges, position and ad¬ vantages to be a loss, yea more than that, but dung, that he might win Christ and be conformed to Him. True success then, in the estimation of the Lord, and also of the apostle Paul— and surely we agree with them—lies not in things material, but spiritual; not in things of time, but of eternity. Paul says in I Thess. 2:19-20, also in Phil. 4:1 that they are his crown and joy in the day of the Lord, at His coming. The Lord, His Saviour, had sent him to preach the Gospel to open the eyes of the blind, bring them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan to God, that they might have for¬ giveness of sin and the inheritance with the saints. This he had done. The result of this work was his crown and joy at the Lord’s coming. To the apostle Paul, then, true success lay in the fulfilling of the plan of God for his life. He says on the eve of his life, “I have finished my course.” He was aware that he had finished the job the Lord in¬ trusted to him, he had not failed the Lord. He had let the Lord Jesus Christ control and guide in every department and phase of his life after that memorable day on the road to Damascus. He had had only one aspiration—to please and obey Him who had died for him and saved him. Conse¬ quently the will of the Lord Jesus was his law: Jesus had come to seek and to save that which was lost—that was his passion now. That is why he could say, " I am not guilty of the blood of any man.” So, when after all the persecution, dangers and sufferings of a life of unselfish devo¬ tion to the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ he is finally sentenced to be executed, he can confidently say, “I have finished my course.” Lord, I have finished the job you planned for me. I am ready to go. Oh, that everyone of us would be able to say that. Yes, true success is yours in so far as you have fulfilled the plan of God for your life, and no further. That the One who is not willing that any should perish will be able to say: “You recognized my love for the lost world and my desire that none should perish; you made my will your will, my plan yours. Well done, t hou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Yes, that person has been truly success¬ ful who will be able to say with Paul, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Hence¬ forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righte¬ ous judge, shall give me at that day.” To be able to do this we will need to heed the admonition of the apostle, “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the Word of life.” May this be the prayer of each one of our students. God empower and bless you. —B. D. 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Sag ift cin Semeig fur bie 2BaI)rI)eit beg 93e= ridjteg ber Sibel iiber 2ot. Ser 2cf)rer ergaljlt bie Segebenljeit, mo Simfon £ onig ifgt au3 bem Slag beg 2omeu. Sag rcinlidje Sindjen rungelt bie ©time. $ 0 - nig effen aug bem Slag beg 2omen! Ser 2el)rer ergaljlt nun bon bem Ijeifgen Mima Salafti- nag, baft bie toten itbrpcr bort balb in Ser mefung libergeljen, baft bie f?aut boti ben fjei ften ©onnenftrafjlen crljartet unb einc fefte .ftiillc bilbet, ber SBinb bcrtoeI)t ben ©taub. Sann fommen bie reinlidjen Siendjen, fdubern bag ftnodjengcriift bon jebem Unrat unb bauen iljre fjouiggellen tjinein. $eftt mbdjic tooljl fdjon cin jeber bon bem .f?onig I)abcn. MR. J. N. WITTENBERG BIBLE HISTORY, GERMAN. MENNONITE HISTORY. PRAYER. ORIENTALISM. BIBLE GEOGRAPHY SBic frudjtbar mnft bag 2anb gcloefen fein, menu cin Mmig ©alomo gu feincm unb feine. 2 ©efolgeg Uutcrljalt iiiglidj brauditc: Sreiftig ftor Scmmelmel)( (ctma 150 ©tide), fedjgig ftor anbereg SReI)l, gelju gemdftetc Stinbcr, giuangig SBeiberinber, Ijunbert ©ebafe, auggc= nommen $irfd)e, Siebc, ©emfen unb gemafteteg geberbteb. 1. Monigc 4 , 23. 22obf faft feine ©bene ber SScIt bat fo bid SRcnfdicnblut getrunfen mie bie ©bene $e3rcel, ober ©gbrelon, and) SRegibbo genannt. Sfadi Cffenbarung 16, 16 mirb ber ©nbfambf auggefoebten loerben. ®om 2ibanon fagt ber arabifdje Sidjter: „@r treigt ben SBinter auf feinem )auptc, ben griibling auf feinen ©d)ultern, ben Jierbft in feinem ©dioffe, unb gu feinen f?iifeen fdjlummert ber Sommer”. Ser unfdjeinbare ©iigel ©oL gatba iibcrtrifft alle §iigel unb ©erge ber gangen 92elt burd) bag ©reignig, bag bort ge» fdjal). Ser Sicbter Sari ©erof fingt bon il)m: -..Sod) iiber alle Serge, bie id) auf ©rben fat), gel)t mir ein ftiller iigcl, ber fjiigel OJoIgatba, — — — ber SBeg gum Sa- rabiefe geljt iiber ©olgatba.” Ser orban, ber £ erabftiirgenbc, mie fein Sfanie lautet, fdllt bon feinem Urfprung big gum Xoteu SReere 2000 gufe. Sein SBunber, bafe ber fprifdje ©auptmaun fid) in bem fdjmur- gigen SBaffer nidjt baben mollte. Safj ©ott, ber ©djopfer, fid) ber geringften Singe annimmt, beloeift bie ©djrift, baff fie bon ben gefrdfeigen jungen Siaben fprid)t unb bon ben fredjeu ©perlingen, aber nidjtg bon ber eblen, trillernben, gefdja ten fRaditigall! SBeldje ffunbgrnbc bon l)ol)en, mertbollen ©ebanfen fommen ung beim ©tubium ber Siblifdten ©eograpbie unb SIrdjdologie, menu mir fie im 2id)te beg SBorteg ©otieg betrad)teu. 9i. SBittenbcrg. REV. ARCHIE PENNER, B. A. REGISTRAR Theology, church history, public SPEAKING, DEPARTMENT SPECIALIZATION, MODERN CULTS, GREEK. Mr. Buhler was born at Grimsby, near Plum Coulee, Man. He spent the early years of his life on the pioneer homestead of his parents. At the age of fifteen he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour, through the influence of a visiting Gospel team. He received his first eight years of edu¬ cation at the local school. He attended high school for one year at Plum Coulee and finally completed his Grade XII at the Winkler Collegiate. Continuing his pursuit for knowledge, Mr. Buhler commenced studies at United College, where he spent one year. After two more years of study he acquired his B. A. degree at the Univer¬ sity of Manitoba. Besides his secular education, Mr. Buhler has studied the Word of God at the Win¬ nipeg Bible Institute and also at the Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alberta. Dur¬ ing the summer of 1944 he was engaged in mission work in the Inter-lake District of Manitoba, under the C.S.S.M. In the 1952-53 season he taught in the high school at Sprague, in South Eastern Manitoba. At various times he has assisted in Sunday School work, and in the organization of Young People’s groups. We are fortunate to have Mr. Buhler on the staff of the S.B.I., and trust that God may use him in a mighty way for the in¬ struction of the secular subjects to those who are preparing for life’s service. Mr. Penner was born and brought up on a farm near Lorette, Manitoba. As a young boy he loved animals and nature and would often spend hours roaming the nearby woods. He was saved at eighteen years of age. The death of his father contributed largely to this decisive step for Christ. He made a thorough break with his old life and really desired to serve the Lord. In 1937 Mr. Penner began his formal Bible training at the Winnipeg Bible In¬ stitute. He graduated in 1940. In 1947 he married a graduate of the Steinbach Bible Institute, Miss Elvira Friesen. Their home has been blessed with two children, James 5, and Lucille, 1. Mr. Penner was often engaged in evan¬ gelistic work. In 1953 he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in the Evangel¬ ical Mennonite Church at Steinbach. He has been a teacher at the Steinbach Bible Institute for five years since 1946. Inter¬ mittently he has been attending both Gosh¬ en and Wheaton Colleges in the States. In February of this year Mr. and Mrs. Penner and their family left again for Goshen, Indiana, where Mr. Penner is at present engaged in further studies to be¬ come better fitted to teach the Word of God. MR. C. B. BUHLER, B. A. HIGH SCHOOL GEOMETRY, LITERATURE, LANGUAGE, CHEMISTRY. HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY. TYPING. 10 It was just this time of year—Palm Sunday to be exact—that a young chap Knelt alone in his bedroom and received the Saviour. That chap was yours truly. I cannot go into details of life that preceded this won¬ derful event, but suffice it to relate that deep conviction had seized my spirit. Under that terrible cloud of spiritual agony I had struggled for many months. Two faithful witnesses crossed my path; an Anglican clergyman, Rollo Boas, and a Baptist lay¬ man, Sam Gretzinger. Both told me the Way of Life through Christ. How I thank God for their testimony! Where would I be today were it not for their words and work? Finally that glorious night referred to above, came and I surrendered to the Lord Jesus. The truth of Revelation 3:20 stood out in bold letters in my mind. At last I capitulated to the Man of Sorrows! He en¬ tered my heart and began a great work! What a change he wrought! From one who used to play in a Jazz orchestra and was very fond of the dance; He changed me to a preacher of the Gospel and one who now tries to help young folk to “sing with the spirit and with the understanding also.” I do thank God for His goodness and mercy to me and heartily recommend Him to all as a Wonderful Saviour, Friend and Guide. MISS MARY LOEWEN DEAN OF WOMEN CHILD STUDY. PIANO. SUNDAY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION. REV. GEORGE DUGARD SCHOOL CHORUS, VOCAL CULTURE. “Suffer the little children to come unto me.” It was my privilege last summer to work with children in northern Saskatchewan. One of our tasks was to visit the rural schools with half-hour Bible programmes, using flannelgraph to make the stories clearer. Since we were not given school time in many schools, we are happy that most of the children remained in school for our class. One wonders just how much seed sown will bear fruit, since we were not allowed to give invitations to children to accept Christ. Should some take the Lord Jesus as their Saviour from sin, will they stand fast when they have possibly little or no encouragement from home, and when the teaching in church in some cases is differ¬ ent from ours? Then our thoughts turn to God’s promise, “My word . . . shall not return unto me void,” and our prayer goes up to Him that the Holy Spirit will con¬ tinue to speak to the children after the classes are over. He is able to keep them from falling. 11 REV. H. G. REMPEL ACTS, REVELATION. HE MADE IT OVER AGAIN. Jer. 18:4. The marred vessel was broken, then the pieces were gathered, put back on the wheel and made over again as the potter desired it to be. A Bible Institute that func¬ tions under God, is to be compared with the potter, the clay, and the wheel. The marred vessel must first be broken. The Master Potter then at our request gathers the broken pieces and makes it over again, a vessel clean and fit for the Master’s use. This school year has been a time in which the Master Potter has sought to break and remake lives that could be used as channels to convey the Light of the glorious Gospel to the millions who know not Christ. It humbles me to realize that the Lord is constantly gathering the broken pieces of my life and seeking to form and shape them into a vessel to His honor. Pray with us that this process might continue in the lives of both students and teachers. MR. PETER DUECK ENGLISH MR. MENNO HAMM ALGEBRA 12 JpTUBBNT. GRADUATES czSflSW ms ivaijz, ( D J 2 ord; ' dJzaiCi ms p.a t(zz. Pzatm 25:4 Mrs. Jean Plett Steinbach, Man. The scripture portion which the Lord used to lead me to give up my life to Him for service wher¬ ever He leads is found in John 10:3, 4. “He calleth His own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when He putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them, and the sheep follow Him; for they know His voice.” Henry Hiebert Steinbach, Man. My life has greatly been en¬ riched these past three winters in Bible School. Although they have been busy winters, they have pro¬ ven to be mountain-top experi¬ ences in my Christian life. No words can better express my heart’s desire and prayer than the words of the Apostle Paul, “I would know Him in the power of His resurrection and the fellow¬ ship of His sufferings, with my nature transformed to die as He died.” Phil. 3:10 (Moffat). Eva Plett Lorette, Man. Psalm 31:1 “In Thee O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed.” Psalm 31:3 “For Thou are my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.” It is wonderful to trust the Lord, and know that He will lead and guide. With the Lord as my guide, I go forth confidently knowing that His ways are best. 14 John Martens Lorette, Man. The three years of Bible study have meant very much to me. There have been times of great heart struggles but the Lord has led gloriously through to victory. My earnest desire is that I “might walk wor¬ thy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” Col. 1:10. tlizabeth Keimer Steinbach, Man. Three precious years I have spent at the Master’s feet taking in the wonderful truths of the Gospel. We have heard in abund¬ ance, while many are perishing without ever having heard. His command is: “Go ye ... lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” Matt. 28:19, 20. It is my earnest prayer and desire to yield wholly to His plan and purpose for my life. Lawrence Reimer Giroux, Man. " Have I not commanded thee? 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 go- est.” Joshua 1:9. Whithersoever I go the Lord is always near to com¬ fort and to cheer. So do not be afraid to take Christ as your Cap¬ tain, for if you do you will never perish in the waves of sin. Adeline Reimer Giroux, Man. “Thou wilt show me the path of life. Psalm 16:11. Thus far the Lord has patiently led me in a most wonderful way, and I am confi¬ dent that He will lead me on. " My tomorrows are all known to Thee Thou wilt lead me all the way.” Nettie Kroeker Steinbach, Man. “I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable ser¬ vice.” Rom. 12:1. It is only reasonable for us as Christians to give our bodies as a living sacrifice to God. It is my prayer to render this rea¬ sonable service to Him Who did so much for me. Harvey Kroeker Steinbach, Man. " For Christ also hath once suf¬ fered for sins, the just for the un¬ just, that He might bring us to God.” I Peter 3:18. “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord so walk ye in Him.” Col. 2:6. I praise my Lord that He saved me, drew me to Bible School and kept me in Him. The desire and prayer of my heart is that I might faithfully seek His will and do it to the glory of Christ. Elda Kroeker Steinbach, Man. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain.” John 15:16. It is my sincere desire and pray¬ er that I might faithfully serve my Lord and Master in whatever place He would have me serve Him. Menno Hamm MacGregor, Man. My testimony: “Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His Blood.” My concern: Is my Lord satisfied with me? My comfort: My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart.” Psalm 73:26. Mv prayer: “Fill with Thv Spirit till all shall see Christ only, always, living in me.” SPECIAL STUDENTS Steinbach, man. “And He led them forth by the right way.” Psalm 107:7. The Lord is leading us forth into His service along unknown and untravelled paths. But we are certain that the way He leads is the right and best way, the way that brings us most joy and peace. “For ye shall ,jo out with joy—and be led forth ivith peace.” Isaiah 55:12. Tina Wiebe Bagot, Man. John 15:16 “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth frui t, and that your fruit should remain.” We are saved to bear fruit for Christ, and that fruit is more Christians. My pray¬ er and desire is that I might bear fruit for Christ in His appointed place for me. Doreen Reimer ABE G1ESBRECHT, STEINBACH, MAN. Abe is a third year student, who plans to graduate next year. Last summer he was engaged in Gospel work near Wyn- yard, Sask. A favorite Bible passage of his is Rom. 9:31, 32. PETER FEHR, HASKETT, MAN. Only a month after the beginning of school, illness forced this brother to re¬ turn to his home. We found it easy to love him, and we pray that the Lord may see fit to bring him back into our midst next fall. MRS. SADIE WIEBE, lowe farm, man. Mrs. Wiebe is an ambitious, cheerful helper to her husband. In addition to look¬ ing after her two children, she has taught a Good News Club all winter, as well as attended Mr. Rempel’s classes in “Acts.” 17 SECOND CLASS “cz f-nd vjficitiozuz’i ij£ do, LORAINE NEUFELD. steinbach. man. “Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, nei¬ ther be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9. PETER DUECK. STEINBACH. MAN. “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good plea¬ sure.” Philippians 2:13. ELVIRA VOTH, niagara-on-the-lake. ONTARIO “And we know that all things work to¬ gether for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. 18 BEN THIESSEN, Austin. Man. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16. LUELLA HAMM. ARABELLA. SASK. “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” I John 5:20. EDMAR FAST, giroux. man. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1. CORNY HARMS. MORRIS. MAN. “For the Lord God is a sun and a shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11. MARY KROEKER. steinbach. man. “Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, nei¬ ther be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9. STANFORD PENNER. LORETTE. MAN. “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.” Psalm 107:1. 19 WESLEY LOEWEN. STE1NBACH. MAN. “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2 : 20 . ELMA WIEBE. BAGOT. man. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eter¬ nal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” I John 5:13. BEN ANDRES, winnipegosis. man. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regenera¬ tion, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” Titus 3:5. MELVIN DUECK. morris, man. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understand¬ ing. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3: 5-6. ELIZABETH GIESBRECHT. LORETTE. man. “I will go in the strength of the Lord God.” Psalm 71:16a. HERBERT PENNER, LORETTE. MAN. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall ap¬ pear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” I John 3:2. 20 FIRST CLASS JOHN BARKMAN, LORETTE. MAN. Owns Caterpillar equipment which is used to clear land. He loves children whom he tries to reach for Christ. Besides his regular studies, he has undertaken to teach three Good News Clubs. EDNA ANDRES, winnipegosis. man. A second semester student. She has a desire to study God’s Word. It is her prayer that she might be in the Lord’s will. Health rules are prominent in her daily life. CLIFFORD BRANDT, steinbach. man. Has a thirst for more knowledge; asks questions of the teacher continually. He and his brother come in every day from the farm two miles away. HELEN BARKMAN. GIROUX. MAN. Demure. We like her friendly smile. Fre¬ quently addresses us as “children.” She is one of the ladies in the double trio. Enjoys classes in “Acts” very much. Jeremiah 33:3 is one of her favorite Bible verses. RUBEN BRANDT. STEINBACH. man. Sturdy and deliberate, but quick and capable at a game of ping pong. Sincere for a deeper understanding of God’s Word. JENNY BRANDT, la broquerie. man. Her favorite verse is Phil. 4:13. Unob¬ trusive, she enjoys reading. Her home is on a farm, about ten miles from Steinbach. ABE FALK. LOWE FARM. MAN. As a rejoicing Christian, he has a burden for the unsaved. He asks little and gives much. He is a tidy and efficient room¬ mate; a commendable student with definite convictions of his own. ABE FEHR. LOWE FARM. MAN. Abe is trusting in his Saviour and says, " Praise the Lord” at opportune times. He enjoys making weekly hospital visitations. His hobby is typing. SUSAN BUHLER. MAYFELD. man. Susan was employed in an Ontario can¬ nery last summer. Besides school activities she teaches a Good News Club. She is friendly, enjoys reading. Her favorite Scrip¬ ture verse is Eph. 2:8. EDWARD FRIESEN. rosenort. man. Is tall and lanky. A member of the Western Tract Mission. Conscientious in his studies. To do the Lord’s will, is his sincere desire. PEARL DUECK. morris, man. Teacher of a Good News Club. Takes third year German and enjoys it. Pearl is talented in sewing. BILL KEHLER. steinbach. man. HENRY KLASSEN. steinbach. man. He is a lover of God’s Word. Humble Henry is quiet but purposeful. He was in heart, Bill strives to do God’s will. He a teacher near Hadashville last year. He continues to make the Gospel known realizes the need for further service in through the medium of singing in the this needy field, quartet. MRS. DOROTHY KEHLER. STEINBACH. JANET HANCHAR. hyas. SASK. man. Janet is a second semester student, with A former teacher in a rural school, a a friendly smile. She does not speak Ger- dainty housewife and a friend to all. Wil- man, but is the only student who can sing ling to serve her Lord and Saviour. “Heavenly Sunshine” in Ukrainian. Henry is a true and faithful servant of the Master. Teaches a Sunday School class at Giroux. Seeks to do the Lord’s will. Solid in build; likeable in nature. Enthu¬ siastic in the volley-ball court. Earnest in his studies and sincere as a Christian. LEONA KLASSEN. STEINBACH. man. Leona’s favorite verse is Titus 3:5. Be¬ fore she came to school she was a tele¬ phone operator. She is the oldest of a fam¬ ily of twelve and consequently has quite a class on which to practise her ambition— teaching. BETTY REIMER. steinbach. man. A member of the double trio. One of Betty’s main interests is her nursery class of the Sunday School. She enters enthu¬ siastically into every activity, be it sing¬ ing, volley-ball or just talk. HARVEY PLETT. lorette, man. Dispenses with combing—reason, brush- cut. An amiable, commendable, congenial student. Public speaker. Makes good use of his time, since he loves the Lord. DELLA REIMER. STEINBACH. MAN. Della plans on taking all three years ot Bible School. Studious, she prefers to re¬ main indoors to read, instead of playing volley-ball at recess. LARRY THIESSEN. GLADSTONE. MAN. He is friendly and kind. He is musically inclined and has quite a range of voice inflections. He is a Good News Club teach¬ er. Likes pie, but not fish and onions. ANNIE THEISSEN. AUSTIN, man. She is attentively engaged in the study of the Bible, being greatly burdened for the salvation of the lost. A true farmerette at heart. Dresses like her sister, Catherine. MARVIN THIESSEN. AUSTIN. MAN. A conscientious worker, both as student and as school janitor. Marvin plays the violin and sings in a quartet. He is a friendly, cheerful brother, desiring to do God’s will. CATHERINE THIESSEN. AUSTIN, MAN. Catherine plans to continue her studies here. She is fond of cooking as well as being keen in studying. Exegesis is the favorite subject of this winsome, mission- minded sister. JOHN TOEWS, MACGREGOR, MAN. An earnest Christian who longs to see lost souls find Christ. A baritone in one of the quartets. ELVINA THIESSEN. Austin, man. Elvina is always ready to help in word or deed in a cheerful manner. She is in¬ terested in missions and in living for the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 MRS. JUDITH THIESSEN. AUSTIN, man. Attended school first semester. Kept busy with house and homework. Burdened for the lost. HENRY UNRAU. ste. Elizabeth, man. Henry, who joined us after Christmas is quiet and easily pleased. He has a sin¬ cere love for the Lord and for the lost. Happy to be in Bible School, he feels he is in the Lord’s will. MARIANN THIESSEN. GLADSTONE. MAN. Although twenty miles from MacGregor, Mariann sings in the choir there. She is happy and friendly, and enjoys teaching her children’s class. Does not particularly like town life. ABE WIEBE. MORDEN. MAN. Abe is six-foot-two, with energy to match. His cheerfulness and love of tidiness go to make an excellent room-mate. He studies diligently to become a better ser¬ vant for the Lord. SUSAN THIESSEN. roblin. man. She loves the country where she grew up. Interested in her studies and in playing volley-ball. Kind and affectionate to others. JACOB WIEBE. lowe farm. man. He has a smile every Christian should have. Has a touching message from the Lord. Brother Wiebe is married and owns a farm. His aim—to win the lost for Christ. BERNIE TOEWS. steinbach. man. She expects to graduate here. As an extra-curricular activity she has a job. Wins prizes at singing festivals — also sings in the double trio. Always cheerful. WILLIAM WIEBE. altona. man. Brother Wiebe has a fine family. He loves his Bible, and desires to do God’s will. A lover of music, he plays the violin, also leads the male choir at school. He is looking forward to full-time ser¬ vice in the Master’s vineyard. 25 HARRY WIEBE. steinbach. man. Originally a tinsmith. A diligent student in school. Intends to go where the Lord leads. Has a knack for asking questions. MRS. LEONORA WIEBE. steinbach. A first semester student. Responsive in class. Engaged in the Lord’s work. DANIEL WOLF. muir. man. He “dares to be a Daniel.” A helpful aid in the kitchen. Never shirks duties. True prayer warrior. His surname does not des¬ cribe his character. MARY WALL. SWAN PLAIN. SASK. Mary is friendly toward all students. She is studious and enjoys Bible School, planning to finish the three year course here. Her interests also lie in a Good News Club. Evening Class CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE Instructor — Mr. Reimer 26 Left to right: LaVerna Reimer, Hilda Rempel, Harvey Van Penner, Art Schwartz, Arnold Fast. HIGH SCHOOL m. iLu an exam file of the LI, eve,, ,„ u,o,J, in conversation, in charity, inspirit, in faith, in purity. 1 4:12 ELMER BARTEL. KLEEFELD. MAN. Elmer, a cheerful brother, is also a tho¬ rough student. He enjoys Chemistry, but finds Geometry confusing. Besides studying and cooking his own meals, he teaches a Good News Club and attends many Year Book Committee meetings. He plans to enter the Bible Dept, next year. EVELINA REIMER. giroux, man. Evelina graduated from the Institute last year, is back taking Grade XI. Not too fond of Algebra and Geometry, she enjoys the other parts of her curriculum. It is a pleasure to kno w her. She uses her talents, especially singing, for the Lord. FRANK KOOP. steinbach. .man. He takes an active part in the Gospel work of the Institute by singing second tenor in the quartet. Frank has had three years at P.B.I. He is president of the High School Department. RAMONA LOEWEN. steinbach. man. Ramona is a social character. She greets everyone with a friendly smile. Because of her great ambition to be a missionary, she works her way through school with deter¬ mination. The Love of God He came by love impelled to die for us; That .we by love compelled might live for Him. He walked with men, that men might walk with God, And dwelt on earth, that we might dwell in heaven. He tasted death, that we may drink of life, And took our nature, that He might impart To us, His own; and make us one with God. —Florence Wiles. 27 RUDOLPH REIMER. lorette, man. Accepted Christ as his Saviour about a year ago. Always active, be it in school or out. Cheerful disposition, wearing a smile on his face, except to Chemistry class. MRS. ALVINA FAST. GIROUX, man. She is kept busy doing both her school and housework. Alvina is always ready with new ideas in Geometry. She delights in teaching children. Through her love for her Master she is very capable of doing it. GLADWIN PLETT. STEINBACH. MAN. President of the student body, wields a strong infuence on us all. Missions is his message. He is engaged in evangelistic work on Sundays. AGNES BUHR. STEINBACH. MAN. Reserved and conscientious. We see in her oratorical possibilities. Is Chemistry her grievance ? Manifests a real concern for the lost in this sinful world. MARTHA REIMER. GIROUX. MAN. Quiet and determined. Martha comes to town one day each week for Grade XII English classes. She studies the remainder of this Grade through the medium of cor¬ respondence. GILBERT REIMER. GIROUX. MAN. Although the youngest, Gilbert is one of the top students in our class. Tackles his work with much gusto and zeal. Every once in a while, he comes up with a clever idea or remark. He plays the piano and sings in a quartet. 28 ELVIRA HAMM, mac gregor. man. Sweet and quiet, Elvira is a sincere Christian. She ranks high in marks and is outstanding in musical ability, accom¬ panying with piano or accordian. She ap¬ preciates being able to attend a Christian High School. FRANK REIMER, lorette, man. Frank joined our class after Christmas. Although late in starting, his unflinching courage and determination have induced him to tackle most of the Grade XI sub¬ jects and obviously he intends to head the class in the finals. RGAHIi Student Council Gladwin Plett, president; Harvey Kroeker, Stanford Penner, Jacob Wiebe, Frank Koop, . Dorothy Kehler, Doreen Reimer, Lorraine Neufeld, Elvira Hamm. Music Committee Doreen Reimei Menno Hamm Betty Reimer Hiebert Evelina Reii I »!•!•] Melvin Dueck, Advertising; Rev. B. D. Reimer, Advisor; Harvey Kroeker, Editor; Menno Hamm, photography; Harvey Plett, Circulation; Elmer Bartel, Asst. Editor; Elvina Thiessen, Art and Typing; Elizabeth Giesbrecht, Sec.-Treas. Recreation Committee Mr. C. Buhler Adeline Reimer Corny Harms 31 Rev. B. D. Reimer, ex-officio member, Peter Reimer, vice-president; Gladwin Plett, president; Ramona Loewen, without portfolio; Evelina Reimer, secretary-treasurer. It was through the vision of a few graduates that the organization of the Alumni of the Steinbach Bible Institute was formed. In 1953 during the spring conference the first temporary committee of a few ex-graduates, with the help of some teach¬ ers, set up a temporary constitution. During the fall conference a permanent committee of five members was organized. The con¬ stitution was amended to be accepted per¬ manently. The aims of the Alumni are to maintain and cultivate the fellowship of the gradu¬ ates of the Institute, to pray for the In¬ stitute and its work zealously for the moral, financial and spiritual welfare of the school, to uphold the missionary vision of the school, and to worthily represent the school and its constituency. During the spring conference, which is “home coming” week of the former gradu¬ ates, the Alumni is reorganized. We also receive the new graduates into the Alumni. To maintain and cultivate the fellowship of the graduates a paper is sent to each member every three months. The paper consists of news of the former graduates, missionary letters and other articles of interest. —Ramona Loewen 32 Summer Activities Red Rock Lake Bible Camp In answer to the SOS for workers for Red Rock Lake Bible Camp, a number of students from Steinbach Bible Institute responded and entered this door of service. God gave some of us the gift of preaching, some, of teaching, some, of nursing, some, of cooking, some, of supervising. Enacting upon convictions that “all are laborers to¬ gether with God,” we set out to fill that department for which we were best equip- ed. Only when all of these phases of work function, can the purpose of the camp be accomplished. Let me give you a bird’s eye view of camp life. The position of a counsellor is of tremendous importance, his duties num¬ erous. In addition to instructing a Bible class, he must cater to the physical, as well as spiritual welfare of the particular rrroup in whose charge he has been placed. If there is not a sports director at camp, he may have to do double duty by acting in this capacity. Boating and swimming must be supervised. A fitting climax to a busy day is the evening service, preparing and softening young hearts. All efforts are repaid when some soul expresses his desire to be saved, and his heart’s door is opened to the Lord and Saviour. A nurse is usually in attendance at Red Kemano, I had the opportunity to work in Kem¬ ano, B.C. last summer. Kemano is situated about 400 miles north of Vancouver in an out of the way, mountainous region, accessible only by plane or boat. There, in the heart of a mountain, a huge power plant is under construction to provide elec¬ trical power for refining aluminum at Kiti- mat. A ten-mile tunnel runs through the mountain to Tahtsa Lake. At the mouth of the tunnel, near the power house was a large camp or town of 5000 inhabitants who were employed for the gigantic pro¬ ject. These people came from many parts of the world: France, Rumania, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, etc. Among all these people there were only a handful that were born again believers in Christ. These came from diverse walks of life and were affiliated with various denominations. There were Baptists, Ply¬ mouth Brethren, Pentecostals, Mennonites and others. We met in a schoolhouse each Sunday morning for Sunday School and morning worship service. As we had no regular- pastor of the little flock, we took turns in preaching the Word of God. In the evening we had an evangelistic service. Every week we had an evening of prayer and Bible- Rock. There actually is not enough “busi¬ ness” to justify her career, but she goes beyond the call of duty, making herself useful otherwise. Then, they tell me, a staff of cooks is indispensable—could be, we all must eat! With other students from the Institute, it has been my privilege to help out in this capacity. Fresh air and enervating play, are conducive to hearty appetites, which are easily appeased. Not only have students of the SBI taken an active part at Red Rock. In the sum¬ mer of ’53, Mr. Penner, our theologian, acted as camp director. As director he must be familiar with each department of camp life. Mr. Penner was. He seemed as cap¬ able of operating the light plant as he was of preaching! Since there is such a variety of positions to choose from, anyone who is willing and able, will be welcomed as a worker at Red Rock. The workers must all be consecrated. The opportunity of reaching annually some hundred and seventy girls and boys through the medium of a Bible Camp, should in¬ spire us with a sense of responsibility to enter this door of service. —Elizabeth Giesbrecht B. C. study, which was a source of real blessing and encouragement to us. We usually had some unbelievers in our service but since there was quite a constant flow of person¬ nel, (there was hardly a day that some workers did not either come into camp or leave it), there was little of steady at¬ tendance. Another hindrance was the change of shifts. What impressed me was that among this group of believers was no discord of strife. All were united in love and com¬ mon appreciation of each other. In spite of our doctrinal differences we worshipped with one accord the Christ Who had re¬ deemed us from sin and death. This I men¬ tion not to vainly glory in man’s good¬ ness but to honor and exalt God Who so graciously deigned to bless His people. It was with real regret that after three months employment I left these brethren to fly back to Vancouver in a small sea¬ plane. It had done my heart good to see that a merciful God had preserved His own so faithfully in a sinful and wretched environment in order to show forth His praises. —Harvey Kroeker " Wonderful is Jesus” “Street Meeting” “Soldiers of the Cross” " Everybody singing now” Co-operation " Let’s try it again” " God be with you” Eva and Edwin " I’d rather have Jesus” At the keyboard First class talent Organist ? 35 The art of public speaking Keen competition Aufwiedersehen Rev. Elmer Thompson and son Leslie The Woman of Samaria Rev. Shidler expounding " Jude” Refueling The Kehlers Fall Bible Conference GENERAL DIRECTOR WEST INDIES MISSION MAIN SPEAKER FALL BIBLE CONFERENCE Truly the Lord has spoken to us and dealt with us during the week of our Fall Bible Conference. (Nov. 10-15). We were privileged to have as speakers Rev. Thomp¬ son, founder of the West Indies Mission, and Rev. Theodore Epp, founder and direc¬ tor of the Back to the Bible Broadcast. Leslie, son of Rev. Thompson, enriched the already rich blessings by his ministry in song. Rev. Epp, who could not stay with us for the duration of the conference, opened the series of meetings with a timely mes¬ sage, “How Great is Your God?” He threw out a stirring challenge to enlarge our measure of faith, by which God metes out His greatness. God used Rev. Thompson, the main speaker, most effectively in putting a mir¬ ror before our lives, which revealed things that were hidden and covered. The empha¬ sis was upon effectiveness of a Christian in carrying out the last and greatest com¬ mand of Jesus. Rev. Thompson’s prayer-seasoned mes¬ sages were quiet and unemotional out¬ wardly, yet they caused a deep searching and burning process to begin in our heart. Would to God that the fire of this revival might burn brighter, and that its warmth might be felt by many others with whom ; come in contact. The West Indies Mission and Back to Bible Broadcast need our support — shall we not forget to uphold these worthy or¬ ganizations in prayer; and should the Lord call you or me to service under them, shall we go gladly. The Christmas Program “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht.” — Sweet refrains filled the auditorium of the E.M.B. Church, where friends and parents assem¬ bled to join with us in the celebration of the birth of our dear Saviour. In oblivion were the numerous, tedious hours spent in study and preparation. Christ was the sole occupant of the minds and hearts of all present. The talented musicians of the Institute created a warm, festive atmosphere with their renditions of various Christmas sel¬ ections. “Der Friede Furst,” sung by the School Chorus, announced the official beginning of the evening’s activities. This was follow¬ ed by Scripture reading and prayer. The president of the Student Body then presented us with the Christmas message, “Round the Manger,” Luke 2, portraying the six individuals centered there, as types of the present generation. The highlight of the evening was the cantata pageant, " The Shepherd,” which presented anew God’s promise as predicted through the prophet Isaiah. Another selection rendered by the School Chorus, concluded the program. The “Familien Abend”, as traditionally maintained by the Institute, was held in the church basement. The air of festivity had extended to the rooms below, where thj special guests, as well as students, spent the remainder of the evening in fellowship together. The miniature S.B.I. buildings situated at the rear of the auditorium were not the exact replica of the future Institute, see¬ ing they had leaking roofs. The friends who attended were thus given an oppor¬ tunity to close the gap. Part of the offer¬ ing was sent to the Western Tract Mission, the remainder was added to the funds to be used in the construction of the new school. Crisp and clear was the sky above, as one and all bid farewell to friends and loved-ones, to go to their individual homes, taking with them the memory of the loving Shepherd Who came to seek and to save the lost. —Mrs. Dorothy Kehler 37 Good Samaritans The Boys’ Dorm. Biblischegeshichte Mmmm good! but hot Sampling again “Is that you?” Callisthenics Dietician “Is that a fact?” 38 MRS. ELIZABETH REIMER DORMITORY COOK Life at the At 7 a.m. every morning those poor creatures called boys, the occupants of the Dormitory are rudely brought to wakeful¬ ness by the piercing blast of a whistle. (We congratulate Corny for his punctual¬ ity.) Private morning devotions are held in each room. At 7:30 another whistle goes off. This is the breakfast call. Eighteen boys, assuming the deceptive appearance of wakefulness, set themselves around the long table. Grace is said and all gratefully help themselves to the steaming porridge which Mrs. Reimer, our able cook has ready for us. We are dismissed from the breakfast table by the singing of a chorus, during which time the dishes are passed to the centre of the table. Two lucky boys, the dishwashers, take over from here. Another two boys receive the happy chore of clean¬ ing vegetables. So the morning passes. The next period of turbulence at the Dorm comes at noon. The fragrant aroma of savory food meets the boys as they come rushing in one after another in antici¬ pation. We can’t do without food and mealtime is always something to look forward to at the Dorm. Once more the Did any of you ever see a good cook? Come down to the dorm for a meal and you’ll meet the best one yet; “My, that pie was good!” Mrs. Reimer believes in a well-balanced diet. She is a cheerful, sincere Christian lady, happy to see so many preparing for the Lord’s work. On entering the dorm, during the day, you might hear her cheerfully whistling as she prepares the food. If the boys are good enough to get their own meals on Sunday, she’ll go and visit either one of her sons. She enjoys these rare outings immensely. Visitors are also heartily wel¬ comed by her. We have been greatly blessed by her fellowship and enjoyed every meal she made this winter, as well as her motherly attitude toward each one of us. Dormitory hungry boys gather around that old wobbly table. Grace is said at which all take turns. Seasoned with conversation, jus¬ tice is done to the food, so amply prepared by our cook. After the meal, the inevitable once more presents itself (dishes). No time can be wasted since classes start at 1:15. When 4 o’clock draws around the school is dismissed we find the boys straggling back to the Dorm. From 4 to 6 a variety of activities are engaged in. Supper takes on the same procedure as the other meals. 7:30 to 10 is our study period. The buzzing of conversation ceases and a hush settles over the house as the boys engross in their studies. Once a week all the boys gather after the study period for half an hour of fellowship together. It has proved a real blessing to all of us. “Lights out at eleven.” As the last light flicks out, a peaceful quiet prevails over the Dormitory and soon the boys, tired from the day’s activities are lost in deep slumber. —Edwin Plett 39 Studious Silence is good Comparing notes Waiting their turn The Pastor Voice on tape Pedagogy Doctrine class Mr. Rempel Looking through the records Exchanging ideas Anything new? 40 Christian Worker ' s Short Course Mr. Shidler conducted a Christian Work¬ er’s Short Course during the week of Jan. 4 to 8. His lectures were on four themes: God’s Plan of the Ages, Fellowship With God, The Pastor in the Book of Titus and The Book of Jude. The students took notes at these lectures and later wrote essays for which they re¬ ceived the equivalent of two credit hours. On- this page we offer an example of one of these essays as written by Doreen Rei- mer. REV. GOSPEL DON. P. SHIDLER PRESIDENT MISSIONARY UNION God ' s Plan of the Ages God’s plan is a world plan, including all of mankind. It is revealed to us in one of our well-loved and best-known verses, John 3:16 — “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that who¬ soever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” God’s plan, there¬ fore, is that we might all be saved, and live for “the praise of His glory”. In Eph. 1:3-14, we find each Person of the Trinity working for the salvation of the world. God sees the world as a single unit, (Gen. 1:28; Luke 2:8-10; John 1:29.) and as we read and study His word, we are led to see the world in the same way. II God’s program is a world program, as we see from His commission given to all His followers in Mark 16:15—“Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.” It is universal in scope, personal in appeal, practical in purpose, and personal in obligation. The evangeliza¬ tion of the world is the highest expression of the Christian life. Matt. 28:18-20. Ill In preparing ourselves for the propaga¬ tion of the Gospel, we need prayer. (Acts 1:13-14). We must constantly keep in touch with God, in this way making prayer become a part of us. (1 Thess. 5:17) In Acts chapter 2, we find that the power for the propagating of the Gospel, is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit fits us for service, selects and sends us forth, and accompanies us, gives us joy, assur¬ ance and comfort as we go. We must be careful not to grieve or quench the Holy Spirit, but be filled with Him. (Eph. 5:15). With the Holy Spirit in our hearts we will continually praise and thank God for the wonderful way He guides and leads us. (Heb. 13:15). The propagation of the Gospel must be accomplished by His chosen people. Good workers in the Master’s service will be those who live a well-balanced Christian life. The spiritual part of man is the most important. Our fruits must verify the sal¬ vation that we profess to have; we must have a call of God and show by our passion for God’s Word, fellowship with Him, and other souls, that we really have a burden and desire to answer the call in obedience. Physically we must be healthy; intellectu¬ ally we must learn what we can about the world about us; socially, we must learn to live, mingle, and get along with people. And lastly, we must put all our knowledge to practical use. The Apostle Paul is a good pattern of God’s great missionary. His determination was to know only Christ (1 Cor. 2:2); he took pleasure in being able to suffer for Christ’s sake (2 Cor. 12:10): he was con¬ tent in all circumstances (Phil. 4:11-13); his glory was in the cross (Gal. 6:14); he remained true and faithful to the end (2 Tim. 4:6-8). The message to be preached is the one Paul proclaimed as recorded in 1 Cor. 15: 1-4 — that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. —Doreen Reimer QUARTET WORK “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth ...” Rom. 1:16. The geographical layout of our work is very simple, it is divided into two routes (route No. 1, consisting of Libau, Selkirk and Dynevor Hospital; route No. 2 consist¬ ing of Scanterbury and Greenwald) that are being visited alternately. In this report I shall give you a brief insight on route No. 1 only. All our meeting places on “route No. 1,” as well as those on “route No. 2,” are being visited bi-weekly. It is Sunday, 7:30 a.m., as the car, carrying the quartet and three to five persons, leaves Steinbach and heads north (60 miles) for Libau. After an hour’s drive, having almost arrived at our first meeting place, we stop the car and pause for a moment before our Heaven¬ ly Father, in prayer. As we do this, we come to realize more and more that with¬ out Him we can do nothing. The service at Libau, is held in the school-house which we are permitted to use without cost. If possible we begin our meeting at 10:30 a.m. The “one-hour pro¬ gram” consists of general-singing, Scrip¬ ture-reading, songs by the quartet, duets, solos, etc., and a Gospel message. It gives us great joy to be instrumental in leading lost souls to Christ. The Lord has honoured His Word and souls have been saved. After the meeting is concluded and all the people have left, we eat our lunch and prepare for the next meeting. From Libau, we go to Selkirk where we have a cottage-meeting, in an Indian home. At times it is somewhat discouraging in this home, but with God all things are possible, and He can change the situation in this home. The work in the Dynevor Hospital, however, is most encouraging. Dynevor hospital is an Indian T. B. San., three miles north of Selkirk. When we first began the work in this hospital last sum¬ mer, it was not especially favored by the hospital staff. The patients, however, en¬ joyed our visits immensely and asked us to keep coming. The Lord has worked wonders in the hearts of the staff, for now they are just too willing to have us come with the Gospel; for this we praise God. A number of patients have accepted Christ and are taking an open stand for Him. It is our prayer that through these testimon¬ ies, many more will come to know Christ as their own personal Saviour. We have now completed our work on “route No. 1”, and are on our way home. As we drive along the highway I see vast territories that have not been covered with the Gospel. What are you going to do about this? Christ said, “Preach the gospel to every creature (person).” —Henry Hiebert 42 SCHOOL CHORUS BOYS AND GIRLS FOR CHRIST “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” It has been my privilege this winter to teach a Good News Club. You may ask, what is a Good News Club? A G.N.C. is similar to a Sunday School class. We have one class a week, which is held after four o’clock. Allow me to take you into our class this afternoon so that you may become better acquainted with the work of these clubs. We open our class by singing chor¬ uses in which the children heartily join in. We then have the roll call followed with scripture reading- and prayer. The children bring their Bibles and follow as we read. Occasionally, we read in unison. They are given an opportunity to lead out in prayer. It has thrilled by heart to hear the testimonies and prayers of these child¬ ren, and to know many of them are born again. A story is told to them, which is always looked forward to with great an¬ ticipation. After the story, we sing an¬ other chorus and divide into two separate classes. The children are given one Bible verse each week, which they recite to us at this time. Then comes the highlight of the afternoon, which is the flannelgraph story. This is an item of interest to all. The pictures used to illustrate the story, make the story both interesting and easy to understand. We close the class with prayer and give an opportunity for de¬ cisions. The boys and girls have expressed their gratitude in being able to attend a Good News Club. I, too, have been encouraged and greatly blessed in teaching a club this win¬ ter. The Lord has been with us in a won¬ derful way. I realize more now then ever before the importance of child evangelism, and that the children of to-day must be reached with the Good News of Salvation, for they will be the men and women of to-morrow. Billy Graham says, “I sincerely believe that Child Evangelism is one of the great¬ est mediums for reaching future genera¬ tions for Christ, that there is to-day. I have watched the work of Child Evangel¬ ism all over America. I commend its method and urge the support of all Christ¬ ians for this invaluable work.” The Lord Jesus says that one soul is worth more than the whole world, and that includes each and every child. Are we going to do our part to win these precious souls for the Lord, or are we going to let them perish? —Elvina Thiessen 43 Theologians Grandchildri Birthday greetings Practice makes perfect Ready for action The Wiebe family Brother and sister Recording is fascinating! The “Star” Staff, busy or posing? Surprise! 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I ©omit ift fiir fie bie 3 eu gefommen, eine neue ©ntfdjeibung 311 treffen. ©in jeber ift bc= ftrebt, bed $errn SBillcn in feincm Beben 3 U erfennen. giir etlidie ift cd nod) ein loeitercd ©tubium in ber .sbori)fd)uie ober fiir ben Sienft in einem ©Jental , ' pofpital, aud) Unterridjt in S.©.©.©., fiir anbere cine ©orbereitung im treuen Sienft auf ©laften, bic fonft nidit im boben Slnfeben frebeu. 2Bad immer ed fein mag, betet, baft loir aid 2d)iilcr unb Bebrer mod)ten treu Por Wott cr? funben toerben. Wotted ©cfebl ift ed, bad SBort audgutragen. ©r mill, baft alien iDienfdjen ge bolfen loerbe! gobn ©iartend. Public Speaking Why take public speaking in Bible School? It teaches us how to prepare mes¬ sages and present them in an effective way. We can see that being able to do that is of great help to a Christian worker. Let us take a look into one of these classes. Soon after the bell rings for clas¬ ses to start, Mr. Penner comes in. Prayer is offered before class begins. Having been assigned speeches for the period, all are prepared. Since, there are, of course, no volunteers, the question arises, who will be called upon? Everyone is tense. Finally Mr. Penner names a few students who then are the victims. Each one presents his speech in the way he thinks best. Then constructive criticism follows. Some have made mistakes in grammar, in platform deportment or in speech, in general. These mistakes are corrected immediately so as to help others not to make the same errors. It is also interesting to notice how dif¬ ferent people act on the platform. Some hang on to the pulpit, some see interesting obfects on the floor and ceiling, while still others swav around making the audience think they’ll fall over. Even though dif¬ ferent things occur in this class, it is bene¬ ficial and very interesting! —Henry Klassen 46 U. L. H. corner, clockwise: Algebraic expressions Display of talent Those Synthesis Assignments Piano practice Voice culture Quieter in the hall Tapping the keys Typing class Day of Departure After supper Light housekeepers Study of Prayer Inset: Dormitory Cz j-Yld IjZ iPiait (jz unto mz Ontario Rev. and Mrs. Henry Giesbrecht MEXICO Mr. and Mrs. William Neufeld SOUTH AMERICA Mr. and Mrs. Henry Loewen Rev. and JMrs. Stanley Houghton Miss Elizabeth Koop Miss Sarah Koop tMr. and Mrs. Abe Koop JMiss Olga Friesen UNITED STATES Miss Margaret Reimer CENTRAL AMERICA Miss Linda Reimer, R.N. iMiss Helen Goertzen J Miss Margaret Giesbrecht 50 . . .unto t(iz uttsrmoit jiart of tfiz zait i ' BELGIUM Miss Amanda Reimer, R.N. AFRICA tMr. and IMrs. Ben Eidse JMiss Kathryn Reimer Miss Edna Reimer :j:Miss Betty Wiebe, preparing to go to Africa. Former students of S.B.I. % Graduates of S.B.I. 51 Foreign Missions MISS OLGA FRIESEN N. Nigeria, Africa Today my thoughts go back to Bible School days when I, with others, sang these challenging words, “Shall we, whose souls are lighted with wisdom from on high, Shall we to souls benighted, the lamp of life deny?” Since then I have seen the pagan African who is tortured with fear and physical suffering; leprosy, blindness, ulcers, etc. are rampant. They know not what it means to be happy and content. They have no cozy blanket or white bed to snuggle down in. They own perhaps, only one small, dirty, ragged cloth and attempt to stretch it across their body as they settle down on the mud floor for the night. For many there are no school days, no Sundays, no rest. On certain dark nights they may come to the demon dance to offer their bodies to the evil spirits. Today, many of these homes, who form¬ erly knew only beer drinking, cursing, fighting and demon worship, have now changed to a home where God is honored and uplifted. At our own station, including neighboring villages, we have now over one thousand Christians who are rejoicing in a living Saviour. Many of these are learning to read the Word of God; others are attend¬ ing Bible School in preparation for the Lord’s work. Also, three miles from the station we have in our care 400 leper patients whom the Word is brought daily. In many of these faces now radiates the Love of God. Praise God for this. May the Lord bless all of you who give, go or pray. —Edna Reimer Uruguay, South America COLONIA MENONITA “ Gartental” San Javier, Dpto. Rio Negro, Uruguay The Steinbach Bible School is still in my memory as a place which I love and which I shall never forget, even though it is about 10 years ago since I graduated from it. How I would love to visit you all some¬ time, but the best I can do is visit you by letter, and this I do gladly. Just a short report on my work in Uruguay. You may know that I am sent by the M.C.C. on a term of three years. Half of my time is now over. My work is nurs¬ ing and also some young people’s work, planning Sunday night programs, etc. I am stationed at a new, two year old Men- nonite Colony. There are close to a hund¬ red families here. The people are mostly Danziger Mennonites, real tradition-minded people but have little of real Chrisianity. Since the colony is so new, many of the people live in sod houses, with earthen floors etc. Other families live in one single room of the few large houses that were on this land when it was purchased. They do not have cupboards or dressers to put things in, they live in suit cases and wooden trunks. I wish I could take you to see some of these places, we probably would be more satisfied with what we all have at home. My work is a type of public nursing. I have office hours twice a week, during this time people come with anything and everything—ailments of all types. I try to help them as well as I can. I deliver the babies in these homes by kerosene lamp light. The Doctor is 45 Kilometers away, but the colony is situated close to the highway and therefore can be reached if necessary. I thought at first it was impos¬ sible to work under such conditions and to take this responsibility upon me, but I have again and again experienced the abundant grace of God in many cases. I praise Him for it. It is my desire to serve the Lord more diligently and faithfully. May the Lord bless you all as you pre¬ pare to serve Him. —Olga Friesen 52 Mexico, North America “I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.” Phil. 4:13. “Through Christ,” what a wonderful mes¬ sage! To give but a very short record of the working of the Lord through us, during our stay in the homeland, we would say that we have been teaching men and wo¬ men of all walks of life to find their every need of body, soul and spirit provided for through Christ. To the sinner, we as always have the wonderful message of Christ’s provision for them, irrespective of color, creed or cir¬ cumstance in which they may live. There is one glorious way to heaven for all and that is through Christ. To the Christian our messages have been the same as above, through Christ. Count¬ less deceived Christians in America are constantly struggling and laboring to at¬ tain a certain goal or state of feeling. The fruit of their effort being failure and the consequence — a Gospel undelivered. Even in the realm of so called successful Christ¬ ians we find them constantly limiting their effort to their ability which is natural, while Christ is calling them as He does all Christians, to find their life in Him, Who is super-natural, and then through Christ find ability to do what He wills them to do. It is only through Christ and His pro¬ vision for us that we may acceptably serve Him. To say that Christ can use what we inherently possess to His glory is to say that we were never totally depraved and lost. In the first chapters of I Cor. we read that through Christ we have our suf¬ ficiency and ability to serve acceptably. In delivering the message the Lord con¬ stantly moved on some hearts and caused them to see our precious Lord Jesus. It is precious to see people come out of the confusion and complications of modern evangelical Christianity to a real simple living with Christ in obedience and thus become the bearers of the heavenly mes¬ sage, the Gospel. Most of our time was spent in Canada, largely in B. C., although I did travel much about the country in meetings. Ruth was almost entirely confined to our home in Enderby, B.C. but was working and praying with me there. Now the Lord is leading us on to Mexico to preach the message of life there. We rejoice that the Lord is leading us along to help those in darkness. Our plans are to leave in March and we would urge all Christians to pray earnestly, for our enemy will raise up every barrier possible to pre¬ vent the Gospel from being proclaimed. In Christ, Bill Neufeld MISS LINDA REIMER Panama, Central America “But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him . . . . ” Psalm 89:24. This past year has been a year of great blessing to me. The Lord has been my companion and guide in a most wonderful way. One of the joys I can share with you is that of a little friend whose name is Ri¬ cardo. Ricardo is 10 years old and has only had 3 months of school. He is an intelligent little boy and has a wonderful smile, es¬ pecially since he has taken Jesus into his heart. One Sunday morning Ricardo raised his hand with several others when an in¬ vitation was given. I wondered if he really understood the real meaning of his action. Several days later I had an opportunity to talk with him and I asked him, “Ricardo, did you really understand what you did Sunday morning?” “Yes,” he replied quick¬ ly, “I took God into my heart.” Ever since that time Ricardo has been near our house whenever possible. He can think of many kind ways to help us. Ricardo is the only one of the family that knows Christ as Saviour. Pray for him, that he will remain faithful and that his father and mother, brothers and sis¬ ters will learn to know Him too. —Linda Reimer 53 Home Missions Vermilion Bay, Ontario Greetings with the words of Jesus found m John 10:16, “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” Our own people have had the Bible for centuries. Before us lies the world in gross darkness waiting to be evangelized. What are we doing about it ? Are we claiming new territory? Are we possessing the unreached fields for Christ? Remem¬ ber, if we, who have the light, don’t, some false cult will, and the people will believe them. “Many shall follow their pernicious ways.” We rejoice in the fact that the Lord called us to the field where we now labor. It seems as though the work has just be¬ gun. As we get out to where the people are we see the great need for reaching as many with the Gospel as possible. Yes¬ terday I visited a man in the hospital and he told me the town of Wabigoon had only one person that was born again and he is an old man. Similar things are true of many districts around here. It is not that the people don’t want to go to heaven (they surely do) but are falsely instructed as to the way of getting there. The Lord has saved a number of souls since we came here. Some have gone back into the world for which we are indeed sorry. Others, however, are steadily follow¬ ing the Lord and are a great help in the work. This winter four attended Bible School. The Lord enabled us to build a mission hall or a church this summer. This was a faith venture. The Lord was in it. We still carry a debt of about $200.00 Do pray for it. We cannot covet your prayers too much. Pray also that permission might be granted to us to enter the schools we can reach, and we may join a mission society that has government recognition. So often we are asked what conference are you af¬ filiated with ? etc. We believe if some mission society would be interested in the work here and accept us as their full time workers that we would have more authority especially in regards to getting into schools. Lastly, pray also for us that we may be strong in the Lord and that we may ever exalt Him who died for us. In His service, Rev. and Mrs. H. W. Giesbrecht MR. AND MRS. H. W. GIESBRECHT and FAMILY Kamsack, Saskatchewan “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how un¬ searchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!” Rom. 11:33. It is true that the Lord’s ways are past finding out. In Isa. 55:8-9, God says, " For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” The Lord has wonderfully undertaken for us spiritually and materially during our short stay here at Kamsack. We have had times of rejoicing and times of testings for which we praise Him. We have had the opportunity of teaching the Bible lessons in eight different schools this winter. In most of the schools the in¬ terest is favorable. Also had a wonderful time teaching D.V.B.S. last summer. A number of boys and girls made a decision to follow the Lord. These children do not get encourage¬ ment in their homes concerning their souls, but God still over-rules. They need our special prayers. The hospital is visited weekly with Ben Friesens helping us in singing and visiting the patients. This is greatly appreciated by patients and staff. Keep on praying for us that the Lord’s work may prosper. Yours for souls, Mr. and Mrs. John Harms and family 54 Pelly, Saskatchewan Congratulations to the graduates of 1954. " Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold all things are become new.” II Cor. 5:17. God’s Word always assures us that if a man comes to Christ and gets saved that there will be a difference. What a joy it is to read such a verse as this, then, to realize that when a person becomes a Christian the old life with its desires will pass away and something new will be in its place. On January 24th it was nine months that we have been in Saskatchewan to carry on the work which was started by brother Benny Eidse, who has gone to Africa. It was an entirely new experience for us to be in full time work. The Lord, who is so faithful, has however, given us much to be thankful for. As we look back we see many mistakes, shortcomings and failures, but thank God we can also see many places were the hand of God has led us to do many things for His name’s sake. Our work here takes many different forms. I have nine schools at present that I visit every other week. During this visit I’m able to teach the children something about the Bible for half an hour. On Tuesday evenings we have Children’s meet¬ ings here in Pelly. It is doing better than I expected. We had a Christmas program here and we had about 50 people out for it. One Russian lady said, that it was an even¬ ing well spent and they are very diligent in sending their children now after Christmas again. How we like to do this children’s work. The children are so lovable. Thurs¬ day night we sing in the hospital at Kam- sack together with John Harms. This is indeed a great ministry. Friday evenings we have children’s meetings in two places alternatively. Sunday night we have a ser¬ vice in our home here and in the homes of those that attend. These are a source of great blessing and strength. About six people have been saved in the last year. I remember a little 10 year girl now, whom I asked one day if she was a Christian. She said, “Yes.” Then very cur¬ ious, I asked her, “Well where did you get saved and when?” She said, “I think it was on a Monday at Crystal Lake Bible Camp.” What a joy it was to my heart when I had thought that Camp Week had oeen a failure as far as Pelly was concern¬ ed. Pray for these young converts that they will continue for the Lord. For souls in the King’s business, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Friesen. CHAPEL SPEAKERS REV. E. V. THOMPSON Director, West Indies Mission. LESLIE THOMPSON Candidate Missionary — West Indies Mission. REV. ISAAC THIESSEN Leader of Mennonite Brethren Church, Leamington, Ont. REV. DON P. SHIDLER President of the Gospel Missionary Union. REV. RUSSELL SCHNELL Missionary under the Congo Inland Mission. MISS BURKHALTER Missionary to India. REV. WM. SCHROEDER Mennonite Brethren Church, Steinbach. REV. JOHN R. FRIESEN Evangelical Mennonite Church, Klee- feld. MR. R. W. RICE Western Tract Mission, Saskatoon, Sask. MISS TENA BLATZ, R. N. European Evangelistic Crusade Inc. MR. P. A. UNGER Mennonite Brethren Church, Lorette. REV. JACOB HIEBERT Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church. REV. GUY W. PLAYFAIR General Director of the Sudan Inland Mission. MISS WILHELMINA BRAUN Office worker under the Latin Ameri¬ can Mission, New Jersey, U.S.A. MR. EDGAR WEATHERALL Steinbach, Man. REV. A. P. UNGER Evangelical Mennonite Church, Lorette, Man. REV. HERMAN BERG Mid-west U. S. A. representative of the Gospel Missionary Union. MR. LEONARD DUECK Shantyman, Winnipeg. MR. ALBERT TOEWS B. C. -— former C.S.S.M. worker REV. PETER MARTENS Missionary to Raymore, Sask, under the Western Gospel Mission. Continued on next page 55 Chapel Speakers REV. JOHN K. REIMER Missionary to Danbury, ,Sask., under the Western Gospel Mission. MR. A. A. DYCK Missionary to Ecuador, under the Gos¬ pel Missionary Union. REV. DAN BUHLER Manitoba and East Canada represen¬ tative of the Gospel Missionary Union, St. Charles, Man. REV. HENRY REGEHR Mennonite Brethren Church, Steinbach MR. HARVEY TOEWS M.C.C. representative, Waterloo, Ont. REV. ELMER HAMM MacGregor, Man. REV. BERNHARD BUSS Missionary to Japan under the Evan¬ gelical Alliance Mission. REV. HERBERT HOEPPNER Field secretary, West Indies Mission, Three Hills, Alberta. C. T. PAULSON China Inland Mission REV. P. D. FRIESEN Evangelical Mennonite Church, Steinbach, Man. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the con¬ tributions and interest of the churches and business firms. You have made possible the publication of this Year Book. We also thank the faculty and students who have assisted in the pre¬ paration and the sales of THE STAR. —The Year Book Committee THE WESTERN GOSPEL MISSION extends its best wishes to the graduates and students of the Steinbach Bible Institute anticipating a life of fruitful service for each of you. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in Heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:14 THE STEINBACH BERGTHALER CHURCH Wishes the Faculty and Students of the Steinbach Bible Institute God’s Blessing and Guidance in all their undertakings Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples. John 15:8 Children and Young People are Invited to take part in the SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM of RED ROCK LAKE BIBLE CAMP Operated by Steinbach Bible Camp Association (Interdenominational) NEEDS — CAMPERS, WORKERS, SUPPORT, PRAYER Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 _______ ! 56 Annual Missionary Conference MARCH 31 TO APRIL 2, 1954 SKILLED Craftsmen DERKSEN PRINTERS LIMITED STEXNBACH Evening Sessions Daily in the Steinbach Gospel Tabernacle at 7:45 p.m. Morning and Afternoon Sessions at 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively, in the Institute Auditorium. SPEAKERS: REV. MARVIN ECK Gospel Missionary Union (Africa) REV. BERNHARD BUSS Evangelistic Alliance Mission (Japan) REV. JOHN SCHMIDT M. B. City Missionary to Wpg. and Radio Preacher REV. JOHN K. REIMER Western Gospel Mission (Sask.) COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES APRIL 4, 1954 THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE CHURCH OF PRAIRIE ROSE Extends its best wishes as well j as God’s blessings to the gradu- J ates, faculty, and students of the j S.B.I. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.” Ephesians 6:10 THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE CHURCH OF STEINBACH Extends its best wishes to the Graduates and Faculty of the Sleinbach Bible Institute and is indeed grateful for its wonderful blessings and influ¬ ence in our community. GOD BLESS YOU : ! E. M. B. CHURCH Steinbach Manitoba May the Lord richly bless and use each member of the 1954 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 3:16 THE EMMANUEL MISSION CHURCH Rev. H. G. Rempel . 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