Steinbach Bible Institute - Star Yearbook (Steinbach, Manitoba Canada)
- Class of 1960
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SD Steinbach Bible Institute Steinbach, Manitoba “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of Peace ” Eph. 4:3 Foreword It has been the prayer of the yearbook staff, faculty and students of the S.B.I., that again this year we might present to you, the reader, a look into our school, by way of the “Star.” This institution is non-denominational, offer¬ ing courses in General Bible, Christian Education, Music and High School. Personal Evangelism and Missions are emphasized. If you want your life to count for the Lord, we trust that this book will help you and others to decide to attend the S.B.I. in preparation for the Master’s work. With this we present to you the 1960 “Star.” — The Star Staff 1 Dedication To all those who have attended the S.B.I. and who are now serv¬ ing the Lord, we prayerfully de¬ dicate this “Star”, trusting that it will refresh you spiritually and bring back pleasant memor¬ ies. Statement of Jfattf) We believe — the Holy Scripture, both of the Old and the New Testament, to be verbally inspired of God, infallible, and the supreme and final authority in faith and life. II — in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Ill — that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, bom of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man. VI — 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. Consequently, all human beings are bom with a sinful nature and are in need of the new birth. V — that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross as our representative and substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. VI — the Lord Jesus Christ, was bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven and at present acts for us as High Priest and Advocate. VII — that all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are bom again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. VIII — 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 — in the bodily resurrection of all men — the saints to everlasting joy and bliss, the lost to everlasting conscious torment. X — that Christians are to live separated from the world, abstain from all carnal strife, worldly practice, worldly dress and worldly amusements. XI — that our generation is responsible for the complete evangelization of this generation; that every believer carries part of this responsibility and should make the reaching of this objective his life’s work. ' Board of Directors Ben,L. Reimer_President George Loewen _ Vice - President George K. Reimer _Secretary A. F. Penner Peter K. Bartel K. R. Barkman P. J. B. Reimer B. D. Reimer Archie Penner Contents Foreword ......_------.— 2 Dedication _________ 3 Statement of Faith_ 4 Board of Directors _ 5 Table of Contents------—._ 6 Division L—Faculty_____ 7-16 Division II—Students_ 17-39 1959 Graduates_______ 18 Graduating Class .. 19-27 Second Year _ 28-29 First Year _ 30-33 One Semester Students __— 33-34 Special Students __ 35 Grade Eleven _ 36-37 Grade Ten ....... 38-39 Summer Activities of Teachers_ 40 Division III — Activities_ 41-52 Committees _ 42 Visiting Speakers _________ 50 Practical Work. 53 Division IV — Missions_ 53-57 Division V — Ads_ 58-83 Autographs _ 83-84 REV. B. D. REIMER PRINCIPAL NEW TESTAMENT SYNTHESIS, MISSIONS PERSONAL WORK, CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE, BIBLE INTRODUCTION, CULTS God ' s Need — Your Responsibility Ever since that fateful day Adam and Eve disobeyed the command of God and were separated from Him, God has been seeking man. From God’s “Adam where art thou?” as recorded in Genesis, Christ’s statement reported by Luke “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost,” to the plea of the Holy Spirit as revealed in the last chapter of Revelation “the Spirit and the bride say come,” we have a portrayal of the burden and longing of God to bring lost man back into fellowship with Himself. God used divers means at different times to speak to men, trying to bring them to their senses, convict them of sin, and produce a volun¬ tary turn about in repentance and return to God. Now in the time of grace, or the Church Age. He has appointed to use the men and women who have been bom again. The Bible clearly shows our God to be a holy God. As such He can use only clean vessels. Since man is made in the image of God with a free will of his own, God can touch lives only through those who are clean, and voluntarily yield to His con¬ trol and direction. It follows then that only those Christians Will bring full glory and honor to God who can be used in this way. Are you one of these? This crucial question dares and chal¬ lenges every Christian. The answer to it depends entirely on you. God does desire to use you. He has promised to be with you. He has provided everything necessary for a successful and fruitful life, a life that will honor and glorify Him, “But,” you ask, “How can I?” Come aside with Isaiah into the presence of the Holy One of Israel, or accompany the Apostle Peter into the presence of the Lord Jesus, and you will confess that you are a sinful creature. This is an absolute need for a successful ministry. A person must begin to realize the sinfulness of sin; and the hatred a holy God has of every sin. Enter¬ ing into the presence of God always brings an old fashioned conviction of sin, the first step to cleansing and a fruitful life. So then, live in close fellowship with God. This will naturally result in genuine repent¬ ance, which includes confession of sin, re¬ stitution, and a change of life and purpose. This in turn brings cleansing from and by God, who, if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. This cleansing brings man within hearing dist¬ ance of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, the Commander of the Army of the Lord, and puts us in the position where He can direct and guide. After he had been cleansed by the coal of fire from off the altar, Isaiah heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Isaiah was honest, alert and ready. He said, “Here am I; send me.” This is where so many Christians make their great mistake. They are not prompt to move to complete con¬ secration at the voice of God, and so fail to be commissioned. God wants voluntary, willing and conscientious service. He did not ask Isaiah to confess his sin, nor did He ask him to serve Him. After Isaiah’s confession and cleansing, God asked, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Isaiah came back with a “Here am I; send me.” Isaiah offered himself. Upon this offer God commissioned Isaiah, and told him to “Go and tell.” The one who of¬ fers himself is the one whom God com¬ missions. Student, friend, reader — to be used of God for the great business of building the temple of God with living stones; to be used in seeking for salvation those who are lost, we need to come into God’s presence regularly and keep our vessels cleansed. Then, when God speaks, be ready to offer our service. Upon this God will commision and empower. Can God depend on you? B. D. Reimer REV. BEN HOEPPNER GERMAN, PRAYER. OLD TESTAMENT SYNTHESIS. HOMILETICS, CULTS, BIBLE HISTORY, DEPARTMENT SPECIALIZATION. CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES, AN BAPTIST HISTORY. PEDAGOGY Die Bibel — Gottes Wort Eine segensreiche Wahrheit! Gott redet. Der Mensch glaubt, tut Busse ueber die Suende, vertraut auf Christum, erhaelt die Vergebung, geniesst die Gewissheit und erwartet die Vollendung. Wie herrlich! Die Bibel — Gottes Wort. Leider haben viele nicht diese herrliche Erkenntnis noch Erfahrung. Manche be- haupten wohl, an die Bibel als Gottes Wort zu glauben, aber beweisen es nicht in ihrer Praxis. Sie lassen sich bestimmen von ihrer Tradition. Kommt eine theologische Oder ethische Frage auf, so handeln sie nach Gewohnheit, ob die Handlung nun biblish sei oder nicht. Andere sind atheis- tisch und ignorieren die Bibel als Gottes Wort. Noch andere behaupten, sie enthaelt nur Gottes Wort. Um zu wissen, welcher Teil der Bibel Gottes Wort ist, muss man sie lesen, und was glaubenswuerdig ist, als Gottes Wort annehmen. Das Resultat die- ser falschen Auffassungen ist, dass man sich auf eigene Erkenntnis und Wohlden- ken verlaesst, sich seinen eigenen ethischen Masstab aufstellt, und so sich selbst in die ewige Verdamnis fuehrt. Dass die Bibel voellig Gottes Wort ist. sieht der Glaeubige aus vielen inneren und aeusseren biblischen Beweisen. Die inneren Beweise, d. h. die Beweise, die die Bibel selber gibt fuer ihren goettlichen Ursprung, sind klar im Wort zu finden. Man lese z. B. Heb. 1:1, 2; 2: 3, 4; wie auch 2. Pet. 1: 21 und 2. Tim. 3: 16, 17. Zu diesen klaren Schriftstellen beweisen auch die Geschich- te Israels, die biblischerfuellten Verheissun- gen und die grossen Wundertaten dieselbe Wahrheit. Neben den inneren gibt es viele aeussere biblische Beweise. In erster Linie sind hier zu erwaehnen die erfuellten Prophezeiun- gen. Man vergleiche die biblischen Ver- heissungen der Zerstoerung Jerusalems mit den historischen Berichten der Zerstoerung, wie sie in der Weltgeschichte zu lesen sind. Dr. Pierson zeigt, dass die fuenfundzwanzig Verheissungen alle buchstaeblich erfuellt wurden. Dazu beweist er auch, dass diese Verheissungen vor der Zerstoerung gege- ben worden waren, und dass diese erfuell¬ ten Verheissungen nur durch goettliche Hand ausgefuehrt werden konnten. Einen weiteren aeusseren Beweis sieht man in dem Vergleich der Ortsbeschrei- bung der Bibel mit der Altertumskunde. Viele von den Oertern, die in der Bibel be- schrieben worden sind, haben die Alter- tumsforscher durch ihr Ausgraben genau so befunden. Ein dritter aeusserer Beweis gibt tins die Voelkerkunde. In 1. Mose 10 gibt uns die Bibel die Zerstreuung der Voelker. Die¬ se Zerstreuung ist durch die Altertumskun¬ de zu beweisen. Die Bibel berichtet, dass urspruenglich die Hamiten Kanaan be- voelkerten. Die Weltgeschichte dagegen lehrte, es waren die Semiten. Die Alter¬ tumskunde aber fand es, wie die Bibel es berichtet. Ein vierter aeusserer Beweis ist die chro- nologische Zeitrechnung. Es ist alien wohl bekannt, dass wir nicht eine genaue Zeit¬ rechnung in der Bibel haben. Doch wenn man die biblisch-historisehen Ereignisse mit der Zeitrechnung der Aegypter, der Assyrer und der Babyloener vergleicht, so sieht man eine genaue Parallele. Die Bibel zeigt, Josia als Koenig Judas, da Necho der Pharaoh Aegyptens war. Die Bibel zeigt Hiskia als den Koenig Judas zurzeit Tir- haskas, und Rehabeam zur Zeit Sisacks. Diesselbe sieht man in der Voelkerzeit- rechnung. Was die Bibel auf diesem Gebiet sagt, beruht auf Tatsache. Ein fuenfter aeusserer Beweis ist der ge¬ naue Gebrauch und die chronologische Auf- zaehlung der Namen der Koenige des Al- ten Testaments. Ungefaehr 300 Koenige ha¬ ben zur Zeit der israelitischen Monarchic (1000-400 B. C.) in verschiedenen Laendem gelebt. Siebenundreizig regierten in Israel und Juda. Die mathematische Moeglich- keit, um all diese siebenunddreissig Koeni¬ ge in richtiger Reihenfolge zu nennen, sie richtig hinzustellen in ihre Gebiete, und sie in die richtige Zeit der Weltgeschichte zu stellen, waere eins aus 220,000 mal 1,000,000 zu dem achten Exponenten. (Man siehe “The Basis of Christian Faith” von F. E. Hamilton um die Sache vollstaendiger zu Continued on page 40 MR. EDWARD REIMER DEAN The Art of ' True Friendship “Friendship is unselfish love between two hearts. It is the highest born, and longest lasting, and finest woven of any tie that binds human hearts together.” Gushing forth from the eternal fountain of God’s own love, true friendship can never be broken, but will continue to flow in an ever deepening and widening stream throughout eternity. Thousands of people go through life never knowing the joy that affectionate friendships can bring, w hile thousands of others are starving for their friendship. There are in every community enough friendless people to surround with affec¬ tion every individual in need of friends. If you are in need of friends do not wait for others to seek your friendship, but offer yours to those who need it. Many a lasting friendship has been built upon a warm handshake or a sympathetic smile in time of trouble or bereavement. How blessed the Christian community would be if less people would search in vain for lasting friend¬ ship among the popular or befriended, and more would prepare feasts for “the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,” Luke 14:13. Friendship is not much dependent upon similar interests and personalities; it fol¬ lows those who are genuinely kind, and sincerely interested in the well-being and happiness of others. One who tries to de¬ termine the interests of the other person; who listens with enthusiasm to that which enthuses a friend; who listens with sympa¬ thy to the thing that troubles another; who ENGLISH GR. X, NOVEL AND COMPOSITION GR. XII, CHEMISTRY GR. XI, PHYSICS GR. XI makes the next one feel that his enthusiasm is warranted and his troubles are real — he is the one who has friends. Cause a person to realize that he makes a difference in your life, and you have won a friend. Another way of saying the same thing is, “A man that hath friends must show him¬ self friendly.” Proverbs 18:24. True friendship, like God, is no respecter of persons or circumstances. It has the same warmth in the poverty of the slums as in the luxury of the king’s palace. It is often the warmest between those of great difference in age, or position in life. There is none too poor or too feeble to pay the p rice. As the warmth of the sun will draw a pure white lily forth from the black slime at the bottom of a pond so the warmth of Christian friendship will draw forth a sanctified soul from the filth of human depravity. True friendship is characterized by a willingness to sacrifice. It is a sacrifice that thinks not so much of the cost as it is concerned with the giving of self to someone in need. A friend chooses to give of self without expecting any return. He has the courage to stay true even in time of adversity. He is willing to give of him¬ self even when it is not convenient. Christ, the supreme example of true friendship, never turned away a soul in need or troub¬ le, regardless of how inopportune the time. He also taught us that the culmination of true friendship is laying down one’s life for a friend. John 15:13. A true friend is also willing to play the part of a surgeon, to take the razor edge blade of God’s Word and permit it to cut away any bad growth that could cripple a friend for eternity. This is not easy, it requires utmost skill, but it is the acid test of true Christian friendship. “Friendship has the daring courage of the man defending his home; the clinging tenacity of the mountain goat on the dizzy heights of the far cliff; the soft tender¬ ness of a mother with her new bom babe; the rare judgement of a wise woman in her gentle-voiced counselling; the unfailing faithfulness of the heavenly Father in his dealing with sinful men; the unselfish steadiness of the skilled surgeon swiftly plunging his blade into the living flesh; and the fine grained strength of the Son of God as He climbed the Calvary steep.” Edward Reimer REV. ARCHIE PENNER THEOLOGY, GREEK, EXEGESIS, CHURCH HISTORY An Unparalleled Present Christian Imperative As never before, we are living in the age of publicity. Mass media of communica¬ tions, many and various, are shaping and molding the peoples of the western culture in ways and to an extent never before dreamed possible. And the end is not yet in sight. There Is, evidently, much more to come. As we realize this we shudder, and rightly so. We are not afraid of the means and techniques which modern science has produced and made available for us to use. The right, the truth, and all which can be placed in this category, can never have too much publicity. For the Church with its God-given mission and task not to use the best and most effective means of com¬ munications in these modern times would, perhaps, be somewhat akin to Paul not using ships in his missionary travels, or, Luther not availing himself of the printing press. No, the Church does not face the problem of use or non-use of modem means of mass communications. Rather, it faces the problem of their use or misuse. The misuse can be found precisely in the fact that a society or culture, which has not subjected itself to obedience to Christ, is, seemingly, in total or almost total posses¬ sion of most of these mass media. Christ’s principle, “. . . out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh,” is as true of the culture as of an individual. Conse¬ quently, it is first the culture which must come to terms with Christ and His Gospel before the Church can expect a pure stream of content through these means of communications. One sample of much which constitutes the contents of our mass communications today can be seen in the following brief description. Of course, it would be totally wrong to criticize and condemn all content on the basis of one example. However, the mood, the tendency and the direction which it sets, plus the fact that it is in inorganic relationship with the overall provides a measure of at least some value. This is a sample. Four Chicago television stations were monitored for one week. Only the children’s programmes were test¬ ed. This was the result: 295 violent crimes were portrayed. There were 93 murders, 78 shootings, 9 kidnappings, 9 robberies, 44 gun fights, 2 knifings, 33 sluggings, 2 whip- lashings, 2 poisonings, and 2 bombings. The number of children shows was 134. A film- televised at 12:30 on Sunday afternoon in Chicago showed two prisoners giving a clear explanation of how to kill with one swipe of the knife. Children watching this programme also saw a girl murdered by being run down by a truck. And so the story goes. This must be modified depend¬ ing on locality, but knowledge of facts re¬ veals at least a resembling pattern wholly at variance with the Gospel standard of morality and necessity. However, it must be granted that far more subtle impositions of a culture outside of the Kingdom of God are at work in influencing the Church. What, then, is the problem? The problem is nothing short of the colossal. It is a threefold problem. There is first the task of regenerating the culture. Here the Bible is clear. Sinful society and its culture will remain till the end. The Church has made and will make its impact upon society, but this only in part. Then there is the nega¬ tive approach. But this is offensive only. It is withdrawal. The purpose is that at least the Church will not be leavened by the culture which is disobedient to Christ. While there is no doubt, virtue and value in this approach, it will not be either the whole or the most effective answer. There is a third answer at which the Church is obliged to take a most serious look. And this constitutes the unparalleled present Christian imperative. The Church must consciously, and in all determination, in¬ vade the whole area of mass media and bring them into obedience to Christ. Too long have these been left to the “world”. In the absence of a firm grip on these me¬ dia, the Church has too long been swayed and molded by these worldly cultures. The time has come where the Church must sway and mold for Christ. The pen is still mightier than the sword. A. F. Penner 11 MISS DOREEN REIMER HEALTH GR. X AND XL ALGEBRA GR. XI, LITERATURE GR. X AND XII. DRAMA AND POETRY GR. XII. COMPOSITION GR. XI, TYPING The Road Taken A universal experience is expressed in a poem by Robert Frost. While travelling alone one day, he came to a fork in the road. Hesitatingly he stopped for a long moment to consider which road had “the better claim.” After choosing the less-fre¬ quented one, the poet, quizzically imagining the choice to be a very important one, wan¬ dered what difference the decision would make in his future. Many times in my life I have come to a fork in the road and wondered which way to go. Remembering that “way leads on to way,” that often there can be no retracing of steps, I realize that each choice, whe¬ ther important, or seemingly unimportant, will have an indelible effect on my future. Some of the choices I have made, have left no lingering regret in my mind. At the first crucial crossroad it was my solemn prerogative to choose Christ and salvation or my own way and rejection. The heart¬ breaking price Christ had paid for my re¬ demption was more than my mind could fathom. Entrusting my life to Him, He be¬ came my constant Companion, guiding me over rough places, renewing my strength at the end of the day, and providing inex¬ haustibly for every need. Before long I came to a second major di¬ vergence in my path. Now the choice lay between following my Guide all the way, or taking the well-worn side road of my own will. Many, I observed, chose the side road and were faring well; but I observed too, that those who surrendered their wills to Christ had a joy that nothing could de¬ stroy. Again my choice was fixed on Him. Looking back over the road I have taken, I can see places where I stumbled, but the Lord lifted me and “established my go¬ ings.” “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” Doreen Reimer Higher Education “Many shall run to and fro and know¬ ledge shall be increased.” (Daniel 12:4b). A quick retrospection on the events of the past twenty or thirty years forcefully im¬ presses upon us the truth that we are liv¬ ing in the days foretold by Daniel. Know¬ ledge and the thirst for knowledge of our day is unprecedented in the history of mankind. Institutions of learning are crowd¬ ed to capacity; new schools are constructed and yet the demand for more and better learning facilities is increasing. Today we are confronted with a gene¬ ration of young people who exert them¬ selves to obtain knowledge. To present to them the claims of Christ effectively, we must meet them on their own level. Al¬ most invariably, this will necessitate the Christian to obtain a secular education equal or higher to that of the people he would serve. A knowledge of science and history enables him to discuss intelligently things that may hinder the natural man in deciding for Christ. Guidance from solid Continued on page 40 MR. ED. PLETT HISTORY GR. XI AND XII, GEOMETRY GR. XI, GEOGRAPHY GR. X, SCIENCE GR. X, MATH. GR. X 12 The Bible Institute Relative to the Home Church Bible School training supplements teach¬ ing in the home church. Much of the acti¬ vity of the church is not training — per¬ haps some teaching, and I’m afraid often mere telling. Clarence H. Benson has ex¬ plained the difference well. “To tell” is merely informing; “to teach” is making information clear; “to train” is leading to do what is understood. If the learner does not live the truth, he actually did not learn it. The Bible Institute provides for Christian training which prepares the student for future service in the home church and elsewhere. This training naturally includes intensive Bible study and missions which instills into the heart of our youth love for the unsaved, and a passion for their salvation. Bible school also offers: (1)guid¬ ance by dedicated teachers through coun¬ selling, thus giving the student proper di¬ rection: (2) positive influence in dormitory life, leading to a better working relation¬ ship with others — better social adjust¬ ments so essential to the work of the church or on the mission field; (3) extra¬ curricular activities affording opportunity to acquire experience in ac cepting respon¬ sibilities. In short, the Bible Institute of¬ fers a well-balanced preparation for posi¬ tion of leadership in the church and on the mission field of the world. The task of the church is evangelism. No one ignorant of the Word of God can be a soul-winner. The ultimate purpose of MR. HENRY HIEBERT NOTATION I AND II. CONDUCTING, HISTORY OF MUSIC, CHOIR, VOICE REV. SAM EPP EXEGESIS, CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Bible training in our Bible Institute is also that of evangelism. The Bible Institute supplements and compliments the work of the home church. Rev. Sam Epp The Elements of Goof Sacred Music “Good sacred music” — What constitutes good sacred music ? Our wide range of “sacred” music shows people are not a- greed on this matter. One person says the only really good sacred music are the old chorales, while the next person claims modern songs like, The Man Upstairs, con¬ stitutes the good of our sacred music. The problem then is, how can we decide which is good and which is not good. All I can do in this short treatise, is give a few basic guiding points that we can employ in mak¬ ing our decisions. Our first guiding point can well be the test of endurance. Like a good painting, a good song will not easily be lost with the passage of time. The popular, shallow song, springs up one day and is lost the next. To prove this, you need only go to the files of the popular songs. How many of the popular songs of the past decade do you remember, and recognize as still occupying a place of popularity? There are virtually none! One of the most important elements in good music is the text (words) — music (accompaniment) correlation. Oh Sacred Head Now Wounded, is an excellent ex- Continued on page 40 13 MR. MENNO R. HAMM ILD STUDY. SUNDAY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION, PIANO MR. I. J. WARKENTIN MATH. GR. XII, CHEMISTRY GR. XII On the Canvas of Time There are few works of art that are quite so impressive to the imaginative mind as a good painting. Never have I been privileg¬ ed to see rare creations like Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, although many a time my mind’s eye has tried to fathom the depth of personality and life of which the painting must speak. However, at this time I do not intend to revel in the work of human genius, but in a work of far greater value, the work of the Master of Painters, bringing to divine perfection, on the canvas of time, a human life. This painting I would describe to you. In the heart of this picture is a stream of sparkling water, clear as crystal, gurg¬ ling and splashing its way over a bed of gray rock overlaid with moss. What a pic¬ ture of life it is; the very life of God, the Holy Spirit within a mortal frame! “For the Spirit of Life which is in Christ Jesus, the law of our new being, has freed me from the law of sin and death.” On either side of the stream are trees, tall and straight. Their huge arms, be¬ decked with myriads of rustling leaves, stretch in all directions, forming a para¬ dise of shade. Thick roots have pushed their way downward, and from the river’s inexhaustable supply have come these manifestations of its life, the fruit of the Spirit — “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, tem¬ perance.” As I peer, fascinated, into the forest Continued on page 40 Biography - Mr. IVarkentin Mr. Warkentin was bom in 1885 in the village of Hoffnungsfeld, near Winkler, Manitoba. He received most of his elemen¬ tary and high school education in Winkler, part of it in Gretna, and attended the University of Manitoba from 1908-1912 for higher education. In 1913 he went to Leip¬ zig, Germany to study Pedagogy. The outbreak of World War I prevented him from going back to Canada. During the earlier part of the war he was more or less at liberty except for six weeks spent in a Leipzig jail. In February of 1915 he was interned in Ruhleben Civilian Prisoners Camp, about 10 miles from Berlin. A month after the war ended he was again set free and returned home just before Christmas, 1918. Back in Canada he took Normal School training at Winnipeg, then taught for about forty years, mostly in Manitoba high schools, and in June 1955 retired from ac¬ tive service. He continues in semi-retire¬ ment teaching Chemistry and Mathematics Grade 12 at the Steinbach Bible Institute, and has for his hobbies studying Chemistry and gardening. MISS AGATHA FAST SECRETARY 15 Kitchen Skills As it is the desire and obligation of the teaching personnel of an institution such as this, to see to it that the students re¬ ceive a wholesome and balanced diet for their spiritual bodies, so falls into the hands of the cooks the responsibility of their phy¬ sical needs. It takes imagination and skill to plan a combination of color, taste and nutrients that tempt appetite and build a healthy body. The artist begins a picture by sketch¬ ing the outline. Planning meals is the ar¬ tist’s sketch. Preparing the food and serv¬ ing it is like the next step when he paints in the trees, the sky and the bank of roses. This could be a simple procedure in our modem day and age with all the “just heat and serve” foods; not so, however, with a limited budget. Fortunately it is possible to have a balanced diet with a small food budget, the secret of economy being — wise buying, careful judgement of quality of goods, proper storage and good usage of leftovers. In order to make this part of an in¬ stitute a success, you will clearly see that it would take the properly gifted, experien¬ ced and willing personnel. May God give grace that each of His followers will be found faithful in that phase of service to which He has called, be it the privilege of conveying the great truths of God’s Word to hungry hearts or the satisfying of hungry stomachs. Ps. 101:6. Miss Sarah Loeppky MISS SARA FALK HEAD COOK 16 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet , and a light unto my path. ” Psalm 119:105 17 BIBLE DEPARTMENT: Norman Bartel — Lena Dueck — Frank Eidse — Milton Fast — Cornelius Friesen — Jacob Froese — Henry Giesbrecht — Burton Groening — Harry Koop — John Koop — Melvin Koop — Mary Martens — (Mrs. Frank Braun) Pete Martens — Olga Plett — Peter Thiessen — Harry Wiebe — HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTME Myrtle Doerksen — Gordon Dueck — Margaret Dueck — Abe Falk — Elfrieda Falk — Abe Klassen — Henry Koop — Irvin Kujat — Dorothy Martens — Anton Penner — Katherine Plett — Verda Plett — Melvin Reimer — Marvin Thiessen — Gilbert Unger — Margaret Warkentine — Winnipeg Goshen, Indiana Morris, Man. Kleefeld, Man. Winnipeg, Man. Winkler, Man. Steinbach, Man. Lowe Farm, Man. Kleefeld, Man. Kleefeld, Man. Kleefeld, Man. Boggy Creek, Man. Ste. Anne, Man. Thicket Portage, Man. Steinbach, Man. Stuartburn, Man. Giroux, Man. Steinbach, Man. Steinbach, Man. Winnipeg, Man. Winnipeg, Man. Winnipeg, Man. Giroux, Man. Winnipeg, Man. Manitou, Man. Rosenfeld, Man. Winnipeg, Man. Lorette, Man. Steinbach, Man. Winnipeg, Man. Winnipeg, Man. Winnipeg, Man. carpenter College Minister Minister M. B. C. At home Grade XI (S. B. I.) Farming Grade XI (S. B. I.) Kleefeld General Store Grade XII (S. B. I.) Children’s Work Grade XI (S. Teaching Loewen’s Lumber Minister I.) First Year Bible (S. B. I.) First Year Bible (S. B. I.) First Year Bible (S. B. I.) Carpenter M.! B.C. Teacher’s College Medical Training (Ontario) Teacher’s College First Year Bible (S. B. I.) First Year Bible (S. B. I.) Canadian Wheat Board First Year Bible (S. B. I.) Stony Brook Motel (Proprietor) Carpenter Teacher’s College Nurse 18 STUDENT COUNCIL Standing L. to R. Waldo Neufeld John Dyck Clinton Toews Elmer Plett David Wiebe Melvin Penner Mr. Ed. Reimer Sitting L. T. R. Esther Loewen Marie Dyck Mary Carriere Frieda Schellenberg Virginia Martens Margaret Unger Bible School Graduates CLA SS MOTTO: I Timothy 4:12 — “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” DAVID WIEBE Niverville, Man. Student, musical, inquisitive, punctual “My desire is to attempt great things for God, expect great things from God, yet remain unnoticed.” VIRGINIA MARTENS Manitou, Man. Switch-board operator, diligent, amiable, thoughtful “My desire is to be yielded and willing to fulfill the purpose for which I have been called.” JACOB LEIDING McMahon, Sask. Farmer, independent, complacent, na¬ tural “The Lord is my life, righteousness, strength and salvation. Whom shall I fear?” FRANK FUNK Steinbach, Man. Road construction work, honest, tho¬ rough, confident “I am saved by grace to serve my Lord. God grant me strength for this great cause. (John 15:16)” ABE REMPEL Steinbach, Man. Bulldozer operator, versatile, quiet, sincere “It is wonderful to know that Christ has saved me and given me a part in His great work. (I Cor. 3:9)” MRS. SUSAN REMPEL Steinbach, Man. Nurse, optimistic, quiet, versatile “May the Lord use me to tell of the and peace we receive when we give hearts to Him.” ARTHUR P. LOEWEN Steinbach, Man. General labourer, amiable, testifies readily, joyful “I express my sincere thankfulness to God, for His matchless and enduring love, mercy and grace.” WILLIAM FUNK Niverville, Man. Farmer, humble, reserved, minister “My desire is that both my natural and spiritual gifts may serve the Lord in holiness.” ERNIE MARTENS Osier, Sask. Farmer, studious, humorous, imaginative I “Teach me to pray: ‘Thy will be done on 1 earth as it is in heaven’. (Matt. 6:10)” MARY GIESBRECHT Altona, Man. Nurse’s aid, persevering, reserved, stable “It is my desire that I might be to the praise of His glory who has redeemed me. (Eph. 1:3-14)” ALVIN BRANDT Morris, Man. Trucker, punctual, talented singer, trust¬ worthy “My prayer is that I might walk worthy of the Lord . . . fruitful unto every good work.’’ GEORGE DYCK Altona, Man. Student, contemplative, missionary can¬ didate, cheerful “Praise the Lord for peace and deep inner joy which accompanies a deep re¬ signation to His will.” MRS. MARY KOOP Kleefeld, Man. S. School teacher, optimistic, conscien¬ tious, determined “I know that the three years spent at the S. B. I. will be an asset in my service for my Master. (I Cor. 15:58)” NORMA DUECK Kleefeld, Man. S. S. teacher, optimistic, good natured, frugal. “My desire is that Christ might have the pre-eminence in all things. (Col. 1:18)” JAKE THIESSEN Austin, Man. Farmer, conscientious, willing worker, thoughtful in speech “The truths received and the experien¬ ces made at the S. B. I. are a great as¬ set, spiritually and mentally.” RANDALL HEINRICHS Clearbrook, B. C. House-moving, fine bass voice, conscien¬ tious, co-operative “If in God my trust will stay, I know that He will lead the way.” JUSTINA ZACHARI AS Altona, Man. Teaching, determined, willing worker, poetical “Lord Thy choice is best for me, And so I yield my all to Thee.” PETER PETERS Steinbach, Man. Carpenter, collected, dependable, good- natured ‘I was saved as a boy but mis-spent my youth. My prayer: God use me. (Joshua 1:9)” MRS. JOYCE DYCI Gladstone, Man. MELVIN KOOP Kleefeld, Man. General labourer, active in Christian work, studious, diligent “May Christ have the pre-eminence in my life, and may I sanctify the Lord God in my heart.” Gladstone, Man. Prospective nurse, jolly, unreserved, im¬ aginative “My aim is to serve my Master in what¬ ever circumtances He may lead. (2 Cor. SENIOR MATRICULATION JOHN DYCK Gladstone, Man. Farmer, stable, considerate, neat “It is only God’s grace that made it possible for me to spend these years of blessing at the S. B. I.” Home-maker, efficient, friendly, calm “Dear Lord, as you become more pre¬ cious to me, may I share more of Thee with others.” - ■ — ' J • % •- -M CORNIE PLETT Steinbach, Man. Minister, diligent, musical, good-natured “Great and marvelous are His works, His ways past finding out. Wonderful have been these years at school.” VIOLA LOEWEN Steinbach, Man. Prospective nurse, loves photography, brilliant, pleasant “I have put my trust in the Lord, and He will lead me all the way. (Heb. 13:8)” VIOLET BERGEN Saskatoon, Sask. Dietary clerk, sincere, resolved, plant lover “The Lord is my redeemer and fortress. My soul rests secure in His hands.” ED FRIESEN Altona, Man. Clerking, loquacious, affable, good sport “Take my life and let it be, consecrated Lord to Thee.” ERWIN KROEKER Steinbach, Man. Farmer, stable, considerate, neat “Oh that the three years of study at this school might be used wisely for Christ.” S. S. teacher, quiet, meticulous, mirthful “I’m thankful that the Lord has promis¬ ed in Ps. 37:4, to give us our desire if we delight in Him.” Prospective nurse, talkative, energetic, inquisitive “My desire is to serve the Lord with gladness wherever He will lead me. (Ps. 100:2)” MARGARET DYCK Arabella, Sask. Practical nurse, independent, meticulous, persistent “My desire is to use the knowledge gain¬ ed here, for the glorification of His name. (Ps. 28:7)” VICTOR HILDEBRANDT Landmark, Man. Student, open-minded, lofty ambitions “Bible School has brought me to the re¬ alization of what it means to be totally surrendered to Christ.” HELEN FRIESEN Morris, Man. Telephone operator, aggressive, sociable, jovial “May Christ who gave His life for me, lead me, so that my life may count for others and for Him. (Ps. 25:5)” ESTHER LOEWEN Morris, Man. Clerking, conscientious, melodious, lively “I put my trust in the Lord to guide me each step of the way. (Ps. 40:2)” ELEANOR REIMER Lorette, Man. Prospective nurse, humorous, affection¬ ate, melodious " The Lord has been my guide and shep¬ herd, and I am confident that He always will be. (Ps. 37:5)” 27 Second MELVIN PENNER Steinbach, Man. Ex-teacher, thoughtful, aggressive MARGARET UNGER Austin, Man. Active in children’s work, gifted story-teller JAKE HEINRICHS Wymark, Sask. Congenial, ex-teacher, musically inclined, diligent LAURA SCHELLENBERG Rosenfeld, Man. Faithful in all her duties, affable KEN BARKMAN Steinbach, Man. Interested in photography and Theology, has leadership abilities MRS. NORMA KOOP Kleefeld, Man. Under her quiet reserve is a keen sense of humor JAKE FUNK McMahon, Sask. Loves practical work, serious, agreeable DORIS THIESSEN Washow Bay, Man. Quiet, reserved, diligent in her studies JOHN DUECK Altona, Man. Good-natured, sincere IDA HAMM Arabella, Sask. Likes children’s work, interested in medical work JOHN BERGMAN Horndean, Man. High tenor, friend of all PAULINE FUNK Pambrun, Sask. Possesses a fine combination of dignity and friendliness PETE WARKENTIN Steinbach, Man. Quiet, reserved, punctual. MARTHA PENNER Ste. Anne, Man. Quiet, conscientious ISAAC HEINRICHS Wymark, Sask. Studies with determination, likes Year JOHN KORNELSEN Morris, Man. Experienced school teacher, carpenter, active ANNE FRIESEN Morris, Man. Always cheerful, concerned PETE HEINRICHS Wymark, Sask. Friendly, talkative, mechanical KATHERINE FRIESEN Morris, Man. Ready for anything, enjoys homework HARRY HEINRICHS Wymark, Sask. Talented in art, quick to win friends MARY THIESSEN Lowe Farm, Man. Quiet, conscientious and cheerful EDWIN PENNER Sidney, Man. Industrious, pleasant HELEN MARTENS Maryfield, Sask. Friendly, small of stature — big of heart ABE HEINRICHS Wymark, Sask. Quiet, always willing to help FRANCES LOEWEN Rosenort, Man. Prefers weekends at home, fond of social activity IRVIN FAST Kleefeld, Man. Vocal talents, jovial ANNE TOEWS Grunthal, Man. Pleasant and studious JAKE REMPEL Grunthal, Man. Studious, burdened for the lost, ready helper EVA REMPEL Grunthal, Man. Subdued personality, friendly RICHARD KNELSEN McMahon, Sask. Serious in Christian work, well disposed 29 First Elmer Plett Light is the task where many share the toil. Frieda Schellenberg Love makes obedience lighter than liberty. Harry Bueckert A good dinner sharpens wit, while it softens the heart. Sylvia Fast Cheerfulness puts the heart in tune to praise God. John Chubaty One laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market. Christine Rempel No communication can exhaust genius; no gifts impoverish charity. Isaac Neustaeter Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow. Tina Penner The love of heaven makes one heavenly. John B. Buhler Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. Margaret Loeppky I fear God, and next to God I fear him who fears not God. Peter N. Dueck If I am faithful to the duties of the present, God will provide for the future. Lenora Koop What we learn with pleasure we never forget. Harold Dyck The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Doris Brandt A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Walter Hiebert Good nature is one of the richest fruits of Christianity. 30 Year Gordon Reimer Be rather bountiful than expensive; do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good. Marion Martens The only way to have a friend is to be one. Tony Penner A thing is never too often repeated which is never sufficienly learned. Helena Penner The greatest prayer is patience. Elvin Klassen In manner, tranquillity is the su¬ preme power Mary Friesen A large part of virtue consists in good habits. Peter F. Kroeker An honest man is the noblest work of God. Lillian Friesen Every gift though it be small, is in reality great, if given with af¬ fection. Stanley Plett Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been Mary Rempel Let us love and feel the value of it, that we might fill it with Christ. Bill Derksen True dignity is never gained by place and never lost when honors are withdrawn. Doreen Kehler All who would win joy must share it; happiness was born a twin. Reuben Friesen The good, for virtue’s sake abhor to sin. Dorothy Martens Be not merely good; be good for something. Peter Dueck No virtue is safe that is not en¬ thusiastic. Susan Thiessen Do little things now, so shall big things come to you by and by asking to be done. Gordon Dueck A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Verda Plett Burdens become light when cheer¬ fully borne. Dick Buhler Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. Lena Brandt What sweet delight a quiet life af¬ fords. Rudolph Johnson Christianity is the good man’s text; his life his illustration. Tina Friesen Always look for the sunlight the Lord sends into your days. Wilbert Kroeker There is unspeakable pleasure at¬ tending the life of a voluntary student. Elizabeth Loeppky Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together Pete Wieler I will chide no brother in the world but myself, against whom I know most faults. Mrs. Hilda Brandt Exactness in little duties is a won¬ derful source of cheerfulness. Bernie Brandt An ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. Myrtle Doerksen Joyfulness consists in being p er¬ fectly satisfied with what we have got and with what we haven’t got. Jacob Fehr A child fo God should be a visible beatitude of joy and happiness. Rose Thiessen He that lays out for God, lays up for himself. 32 Frank Kroeker ■ Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. Margaret Dueck . He alone has energy who cannot V be deprived of it. Peter Wiens ■ The reward of one duty done is the I power to fulfill another. Mrs. Leona Kornelsen ■ Sensibility is the power of woman Henry Loeppky 1 The great art of learning is to un- dertake but little at a time. I Justina Brandt The secret of success is constan¬ cy of purpose. Jake P. Wiens The heart that is to be filled to the brim with holy joy must be held 1 still. LEONARD THIESSEN I To will what God doth will, is the ■only science that gives us rest Edward Thiessen ■ Whatever is worth doing is worth ■doing well. One Semester Students ELMER KLASSEN Burns Lake, B. C. MRS. JUSTINA KLASSEN Burns, Lake, B. C. DENNIS KLASSEN Box 249, Steinbach, Manitoba 33 One Semester Students - cont ' d DORIS SCHROEDER Box 407, Steinbach, Manitoba TINA WIEBE Box 90, Winkler, Manitoba DAVID HI EBERT Grunthal, Man. JENNIE SHEWCHUK Rosa, Manitoba JOHN D. FUNK Steinbach, Manitoba IDA E. UNGER McMahon, Sask. PETER GUENTHER Box 40, Lorette, Manitoba LUCILLE WIENS Box 333, Coaldale, Alberta WALTER R. PLETT 322 Home Street, Winnipeg MELVIN FRIESEN Box 173, Giroux, Manitoba HENRY N. FAST Kleefeld, Manitoba DAVID FROESE Swift Current, Sask. ROBERT KOOP Box 18-6, Lorette, Manitoba JOHN FAST Kleefeld, Manitoba DONALD SAWATZKY Box 474, Altona, Manitoba JAKE WIEBE Box 1, Postal Agency 1, Saskatoon. HENRY EPP Winnipeg, Man. SPECIAL STUDENTS VICTOR LOEWEN Morris, Manitoba O. T. Synthesis, N. T. Synthe¬ sis, Theology, Child Study, Spanish, Anabaptist Histo¬ ry, Choir, Literature Gr. XI. ROSE TKACHVK Tolstoi, Man. Grade XII - Maths., Geogra¬ phy, Chemistry, Biology. Grade XI - Literature, Com¬ position. Exegesis, School Chorus. JAKE PETERS Blumenhof, Sask. O. T. Synthesis, N. T. Syn¬ thesis, Theology, Exegesis, Missions III, Personal Work, Bible Introduction, Christian Evidences, Greek, Choir, Church Administration. DAVE EIDSE Lowe Farm, Manitoba Anabaptist History, Theolo¬ gy, Exegesis, Sunday School Administration. JOHN FRIESEN Halbstadt, Manitoba Grade XII - Maths, Grade XI - History, Composition, Literatu¬ re, Chemistry, Physics, German. CORNIE B. LOEWEN Chihuahua, Mexico O. T. Synthesis, N. T. Synthesis, Prayer, Mis¬ sions, Theology, Homi¬ letics, Personal Work. HELEN HARMS Morris, Manitoba History MRS. HELENA DYCK Steinbach, Manitoba Prayer, Spanish MRS. SUSAN REMPEL Steinbach, Manitoba Theology, Cults, (graduating). JOHN R. DUECK Giroux, Manitoba New Testament Synthesis, Homiletics DONALD THIESSEN Giroux, Manitoba N. T. Synthesis, Exegesis, Homiletics HENRY KORNELSEN Giroux, Manitoba N. T. Synthesis, Homiletics Continued on page 51 35 Grade ALFRIEDA KLASSEN f s GORDON SCHELLENBERG Portage la Prairie, Man. Now come and meet the Grade XI’s The class with great anxiety They keenly feel their obligation Towards God and all society Alfrieda hopes a nurse to be And Helen Doerksen equally Sadie Hiebert likes to read Agatha works as nurse’s aid Bev’s friendly personality Helps others to live joyfully Peter Buhiler likes to preach And Harry Koop desires to teach Pete has worked with M.C.C. A missionary wants to be In writing Gordon fares quite well The essays flow from his ink well 36 Eleven |L Wmt PETER MARTENS JBm Maryfield, Sask. HARRY KOOP Kleefeld, Man. ■ Henry is a shy young man ■ Has missions for his future plan ■ Waldo has a deep bass voice ■ Farming is his future choice ■Robert says mechanical skills ■ Saves paying loads of repair bills I Now that you’ve met them one and all ■I ' m sure that you do realize IThat most of them already chose ■ A field in which to specialize ■ Oh pray as these do venture out ■Upon the battle field of life ■That they will bravely fight to win ■And not lose out amid the strife BEVERLY DYCK Kaleida, Man. PETER BUHLER Arden, Man. Lorette, Man. MARLENE DOERKSEN Steinbach, Man. NETTIE ZACHARIAS Altona, Man. SADIE DYCK Morden, Man. Just who is in the classroom? Just what is going on? Just what will each contribute To life as they go on? To satisfy your questions This yearbook comes your way. I trust that you will learn to know What each one does from day to day. I think I know some questions That in your mind appear, When you think of year books As they come again each year. Come with me for a moment, As the door I open wide, Of 201 at S. B. I. ’Tis where Grade X’s reside. I’d like you now to meet Each student in Grade X. They are a class complete Preparing for a long life-span. LEONARD SAWATZKY Rosenfeld, Man. LORNA SCHROEDER Steinbach, Mail. JAROL REIMER Steinbach, Man. ,5’Liz’ always does her homework well Albert’s plans are hard to tell [Marlene the smallest in the class ■With ease her Grade I’m sure she’ll pass •Carol seems to be quite shy Elaine with homework oft slips by Lorna makes a pleasant friend Mary (Carriere) sick folks likes to tend. Nettie’s known for musical speech Ma’ Rose’s voice is ne’er out of reach Sadie’s seldom heard around Like Mary in her books is found Shirley’s reading quite a lot Clint’ puts teachers on the spot Not all Grade X’s are studious Like we know that Iris is. Leonard’s studies are a strain Still from them he won’t refrain Marion hates to be distracted Causing work to be neglected. 39 Die Bibel — Gottes Wort Continued from page 9 sehen). Wenn man diese aeussere Beweise betrachtet, dann wird es unmoeglich, an die Bibel zu zweifeln. Angesichts der hier erwaehnten und un- erwaehnten inneren und aeusseren Beweise fuer die Wahrhaftigkeit der Bibel muessen wir die Bibel als Gottes Wort anerkennen. 1st nun die Bibel Gottes Wort, dann sind deren Offenbarungen, Ermahnungen und ihre Heilsgeschichte fuer uns bindend. Folglich steigen die Fragen auf: 1) 1st de r darin geoffenbarte Heiland und Herr auch mein Heiland und Herr? 2) Wenn so, in wie weit finden seine Aufforderungen in meinem Leben ein Gehoer? Vergessen wir nicht: Die Bibel ist Got¬ tes Wort. Ben Hoeppner THE ELEMENTS OF GOOD, SACRED MUSIC Continued from page 13 ample of good text-music correlation. The music depicts strong emotions and fore¬ boding pathos which is well in keeping with the text. Each and every note adds to the message of the text, making the picture more graphic. A good example of poor text-music corre¬ lation is the song, In the Shadow of the Cross. Although the text is above reproach, the music is most flippant. The solemnity of the text is completely destroyed by a strong dotted rhythm and rapid movement, created by leaps in the melody and a thin musical texture. In short, this particular music affects the body more than it affects the soul. One other criterion is, text content. To be good sacred music, the text must be in keeping with Biblical, or Christian stand¬ ards. Merely using some portion of Scrip¬ ture, as in the case of the song Faith, Hope, and Charity, does not make a song sacred. What does the writer mean by “faith”? Faith in what, our own “goodness” or money? The Bible proclaims faith in Christ. The writer of this song does not seem to be concerned about such a faith. His concern is not salvation but success. Can we classify such a song as sacred? I would think not. We conclude therefore that to be classi¬ fied as good sacred music, a given piece of music should make the following test on all points: First, it must stand the test of time; Second, it must have a proper text-music correlation; Third, the text content must be in keep¬ ing with God’s Word. Henry Hiebert HIGHER EDUCATION Continued from page 12 Christians who are acquainted with the dangers and problems that the students meet up with in their pursuit of a secu’ar education is needed. Thus the church lead¬ ers of tomorrow dare not neglect their edu¬ cation, if they would offer effective leader¬ ship to the future church. Our faith is not founded on intellectual- ism, neither is it based on ignorance. The idea that secular training is unimportant may not be truthfully stated any longer. Christianity is just as great, if not greater, a challenge to the trained mind as to the untrained. A Christian in preparatory train¬ ing should remember, however, that educa¬ tion is not a means in itself, but a means to an end. It is to make him more effective in the Lord’s service. A well trained and a well disciplined mind can bring great glory to His precious name. Ed. Plett THE CANVAS OF TIME Continued from page 15 depth, it seems I can hear the ecstatic trill of the warblers, piping their tiny flutes, im¬ pregnating the air with vibrant harmony. I sense a rustling underneath those hand¬ some boughs. The forest folk, large and small, have come from the burning blaze of the afternoon sun into the cool of the shade. Here they drop their weary heads to the crystalline stream in sweet sublimity. For “the Spirit and the Bride say come. And let him that is a-thirst, come. And whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.” Is it not strange that so many have found their way to this p ' ace of rest and refreshing? Who told them the stream was there? They needed no telling. The tall trees on either side of the river, stand as witnesses to its reality. They knew this to be a place of refuge, and here they rested contentedly until the day was done. Long shadows are beginning to form as slowly the sun goes downward. A mellow golden light brings the landscape to a glow as the sun slips gently behind the hills. One more has passed on — out of space, out of time, to the joy of his reward. How wonderful it will be when our day is ended, to view in the painting of our life, the sun’s last rays falling on such a scene. Submitted by Agatha Fast 40 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart , that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:11 LITERARY COMMITTEE ig, left to right: Erwin Kroek RECREATION COMMITTEE Standing, left to right: John Korne Gordon Dueck, Mr. Ed. Plett. Sitting, left to right: Mary Rose Rei Ida Hamm. STAR STAFF Standing, left to right: Jake Peters, asst, editor, Harry Heinrichs, artist, Jake Thies- sen, photography. Sitting, left to right: Ken Barkman, adver¬ tising, B. D. Reimer, Faculty, Jake Hein¬ richs, editor, Justina Zacharias, secretary, Verda Plett, circulation, Laura Schellen- berg, treasurer. MUSIC COMMITTEI Standing, left to right: John Henry Hiebert, Randal Heinric Sitting, left to right: Marie Dy Martens, Evangeline Reimer. E Dyck, Mr. hs. ck, Dorothy i- 1 m M nts 1 4 “rJrfli 1 1 Summer Activities of Teachers Mr. Ben D. Reimer I — Spent the major part of the sum- I mer conducting evangelistc meetings in [ Man., Sask., and B. C. — Went to Paraguay, South America I to extend missionary work — Visited a number of churches to pre- [ sent the needs and possibilities of that I field. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hoeppner — Spent some time at Goshen, Indiana, [ where Mr. Hoeppner completed his I final work toward his B. A. degree. — Devoted some time to conduct week- I ly Bible Study and Prayer Meetings at I Niverville, since their return. Mr. Archie Penner — Took a short course at Iowa State University, where he completed part of I his last year of study towards a Ph. | D. degree. — Continued as pastor of the Ev. M. church in Steinbach. — Spent two weeks in evangelistic I services — Took part in several peace confe- I rences. — Aided in promoting the work of the Canadian Mennonite Disaster Service. Mr. Samuel Epp I — Attended a church conference at | Omaha, Nebraska. — Spent two weeks as camp evange¬ list at Camp Arnes, Man. Mr. Edward Reimer — Worked toward his M.A. of Science in Education — Spent some time working at the S. B. I. (carpentry, plumbing, etc.) Mr. Henry Hiebert — Did some carpenter work at the S. B. I. to get ready the music rooms — Conducted a Sunday School and a mixed choir at the Ev. M. Church in Steinbach. Mr. Edwin Plett — Spent the summer operating a trench digger for a plumbing business. — Taught Sunday School at the Ev. M. Church in Prairie Rose, Man. Miss Doreen Reimer — Spent several weeks at Wheaton College, studying towards her B.A. degree. — Assisted her father, Rev. B. D. Rei¬ mer, in some evangelistic work by con¬ ducting some children’s meetings. — Acted as Guardian for a Girls’ Club at Steinbach. Mr. Menno Hamm — Studied towards a B.Sc. degree at the University of Manitoba. Mr. I. J. Warkentin — A retired public school teacher, spent his summer on his favorite hob¬ bies, gardening and studying Chemistry. The Advantages of taking High School in Bible School After three years of attending high school in a Bible Institute one cannot help but realize the benefits received from it. The Christian atmosphere in the school is one of the greatest advantages. Coming in contact with Christian teachers and mature senior students, watching their be¬ havior, he’ps every young Christian to grow. The prayer meetings, the morning chapel periods, the days of prayer, the fellowship socia’s, a’l contribute to the spiritual atmosphere of the school, further inspiring each student to serve his Master more effectively. Every high school student who has not graduated from Bible School is renuired to take at least one Bib ' e subject. Of course, this one Bible subiect per semester does not provide enough Bible, but it serves as a spring board for further study. It has been said, that it is not good to be taking the Word of God constantly without giving it out. How true! That is where the practical work of the school enters in. Var¬ ious singing groups such as ciuartets, trios, octettes, and even choirs are formed. On weekends these groups go out and render programs. One need rot necessarilly be a talented singer to take part in practical work. Students have the opportunity to teach Good News Clubs, hand out tracts, or preach. How wonderful it is to put into practice Christian principles, and at the same time sow precious seeds. Surely many of these benefits would be forfeited in a regular high sch ool. Erwin Kroeker Christian Fellowship Various types of Christian fellowship are carried on in this institute, among them being morning chapel, group singing, and prayer meeting. The school day begins at five minutes to nine with a chapel service. The Monday morning period is called the testimony and prayer session. During this period students give reports of the personal work that they have done during the previous weekend. In the other four chapel periods the tea¬ chers take turns in delivering a half hour message. This morning fellowship is a good preparation for the rest of the school day. Another form of fellowship is group sing¬ ing. Sunday evening, just before night- lunch, the students gather in the auditor¬ ium for a half hour informal singspiration. Singing gospel hymns helps the students to relax from the tension of their studies and other concerns. It creates a devotional atmosphere and promotes greater appreci¬ ation and understanding within the student body. There are many forms of Christian fellow¬ ship carried on such as group devotions, the day of prayer and fasting, and every day fellowship with the students and teachers. Christian fellowship aids the student in spiritual growth and helps him to develop a more wholesome attitude towards man and towards God. John Friesen 44 STUDENT Exams! Exams! exams! During the trying exam- week that meaningful word cannot be es¬ caped anywhere. The halls and corridors are filled with it. Tense voices and strained faces seem to pass the word along. We wonder — perhaps it is the intensive last- minute cramming or an unusually stiff exam that places those anxious looks upoi some faces. Yet, here and there in this wor¬ ried throng we see a student looking cheer¬ ful and confident. He must have found tha ' Theology exam easy, or maybe he’s sure that the material required for the coming Anabaptist History test is well mastered What a joy to put down on paper all yoi know when this is the case! At last after several days of anxiety, the awaited results are handed back. Witl trembling fingers the papers are opened A glance at the neighbor’s smiling face reveals that he must have done fairly wel too. Generally both teachers and students are quite satisfied. But this makes us stoj to think. When our Great Teacher in heaver hands back the results of the examinations written here on earth, will we be satisfied: We purpose anew to work harder while il is yet day, for the night cometh when nc man can work. Evangeline Reimer M. C. C. Work Each summer the M. C. C. sends out Christian young people to different parts of Canada and the U. S. A. to work in men¬ tal institutions, sanitariums, boy farms, etc. These young people volunteer for this work, and are responsible to pay a certain am¬ ount of their wages to the M. C. C. I worked in the Manitoba School at Por¬ tage La Prairie, where I served as atten- dent on the wards. A few wards had mostly bed patients, most of which were too men¬ tally retarded to feed themselves and had to be spoon fed. That is not the only blow that fate had dealt to many of these; some were crippled beyond what the ordinary human mind can comprehend. In other wards the patients were up, and had to be entertained and looked after. More fortu¬ nate patients were even able to work. Al¬ most all of these patients wanted attention and love. They needed a friend who would listen to their childish talking and show them kindness. Besides work we had our spare time, which was spent in different ways. We had recreation such as volley ball, canoeing, and wiener roasts. Two evenings a week we met for Christian fellowship. One was for fellowship around God’s Word, and pra¬ yer, the other was an educational meeting. The Unit also went out and brought pro¬ grams, thus acquainting other churches with M. C. C. work. I am sure this is another avenue where Christian young people can serve their Master. Though much of the work might seem trivial, yet God has promised that even this will not be unrewarded. Matt. 10:12. Pete Martens ARTICLES Weekends at the Bible School Though one would like to go home for the weekends, this is not always possible due to the distance, and the weather. But Staying at the school for the weekend is anything but boring. It’s like a home away from home. This feeling is created by the affable Christian students, and teachers in the school. Friday night, some of the students that stay for the weekend, go to the city to dis¬ tribute tracts, and some go to sing in the Old Folks Home. Saturday morning the students are asked to do gratis; this is a respite from the studies, and most enjoyable. The gratis eonsists of baking buns, and cakes, that are most delicious, and help with the cleaning of the dormitory and the school. If one does not have much luck in baking, well that’s alright, at least you aren’t alone with eating the flop; there always are students who will help you in eating it, regardless of what has happened. In the afternoon we have another study period, which seems to pass so rapidly that it’s suppertime be¬ fore we realize it. Saturday evening the students that stay in, study and prepare for Sunday, while others go to the city to distribute tracts, and also help with the Services in the churches. ■ Sunday is a day in which the student can take his mind off the studies, and go to Sunday school and church. If the people in the church notice that you are a stran¬ ger they always make a special effort to make you feel at home, and it really helps you to enjoy the service more. Sunday afternoon is set aside for letter writing, fellowshipping with other students, playing of instruments, or visiting old people in the community and singing for them. In the evening some students attend churches. The day is closed by singing choruses. This is followed by a light lunch which is served in the kitchen. Thus a most enjoyable weekend is concluded. Sadie Dyck Practical Work at the School The practical work of the school pro¬ vides splendid opportunities for develop¬ ment of our God-given talents and aids our spiritual growth. (2 Timothy 1:6). Dif¬ ferent phases of practical work are: Good News Clubs, tract work, home visitation, visitations to the Invalid Home and depu- thtional work. For those interested in children’s work the Good News Club offers valuable ex¬ perience. Arrangements are made in homes and schools where students spend an hour each week teaching boys and girls. The tract work is another activity. The Girl’s Tract Club takes part in the Mon¬ treal Project conducted by the Western Tract Mission. Provided with a list of names and addresses, the club members gather one evening each week to prepare and address tracts to about one hundred Continued on page 51 Quiet Time “Quiet Time” at our institute is the time when each student will leave his studies or any type of work he may be doing, to spend a time of quiet fellowship with his Lord in prayer and meditation on His pre¬ cious Word. Every morning before breakfast, half an hour has been set aside for “Quiet Time”. As students, we are conscious of the fact that if this new day is to be successful in whatever will be done, we must have God’s guidance and continued help. Not only do we need His help in our studies, but we also realize our inability to defeat our enemy, Satan. So at this privi¬ leged hour we look up to our Heavenly Father and ask Him to lead us through the new day. Then, when evening draws its curtains on another day of studies and various other activities, our thoughts review what has been accomplished. The day has been one of sweet fellowship with the Lord. Victories have been won and the enemy defeated. Then, there are other days where this fel¬ lowship with our Master was hindered be¬ cause we failed to be obedient. At the close of the day before the lights are turn¬ ed off, we separate our thoughts from all else to spend a time of quietness in God’s presence, searching our hearts, repenting of our failures, giving thanks for His mer¬ cies, and asking Him for guidance to greater heights with Him. Mary Janzen Daily Vacation Bible School With improved curricula and well trained teachers our children today receive a good education. The curricula, however, do not allow for Bible instruction. Where then will our youngsters learn about Christ and eter¬ nity? “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Prov. 22:6) From this verse we can understand that we ought to train our children in the spiritual as well as the secular realm. D.V.B.S. offers an open door and effec¬ tual to do exactly that. I was astounded to hear from the lips of some of our Canadian youngsters such a question as, “Who is Jesus?” Most of the children I had in my class had heard the name of Jesus only when used in swearing. My heart was filled with joy when one day a teenage girl came to me and asked me to help her find Christ as Saviour. Next day, she brought her friend to me who also wanted to be saved. Praise God, within a week all seven in the intermediate class were saved. Through such experience I felt indeed humbled and at the same time a keener need of more labourers in the har¬ vest field of the Lord. Before you plan your vacation, may I kindly ask you to meditate on Matthew 16:28? D.V.B.S. offers a s plendid oppor¬ tunity to lay up for yourself treasures in heaven. No thrill is greater and nothing is more rewarding than to see a soul come out of darkness into the marvelous light of the Gospel. Justina Zacharias 45 Tha t l a s t poi nt I W something Jeek-snd transportation ypist| W$j ' —-■ LLLi: LLIa ' I ' Homeward bound r 1 i r I JHH t 1 1 ■; Sv L W + | ¥ [Rev. Ed. Brandti Canom Fisitng Speakers Oct. 15-16 Rev. Richard Bennett Dube Baptist, London, England Oct. 20 Rev. Leo Janz Evangelist in Germany (Europe) Oct. 21 Miss Martha Berkholder C.I.M. India Oct. 23 Rev. Don P. Shidler President of the G.M.U. (Kansas) Oct. 26 Rev. John Friesen Moderator and minister of the E.M.M.C. church (Saskatoon) Nov. 9 Rev. Homer Mouttet Director of the ‘‘Go Ye Mission” (U.S.A.) Nov. 12 Rev. G. Christian Weiss Back to the Bible Broadcast (Lincoln Nebraska) Nov. 12 Rev. Archie Graber Belgian Congo Nov. 12 Mr. I. Thomas Bible Conference Work (England) Nov. 18 Mr. Abe Koop, Brazil New Tribes Mission Nov. 16 Rev. Ben Friesen, Wynard, Sask. Western Gospel Mission Nov. 27 Dr. Harold S. Bender Goshen College Seminary Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 Rev. Mrs. Mark Gripp, Saskatoon, Sask. Gospel Missionary Union Dec. 1 Rev. Jake Goertzen, Hodgson, Man. Gospel Missionary Union Dec. 7, 8, 11 Rev. H. G. Rempel, Steinbach Emmanuel Mission Church Dec. 9 Curt Borke, Northern Manitoba Shantyman Mission Dec. 16 Rev. Mrs. E. Schroeder, India The Evangelical Alliance Mission Jan. 5 Rev. Mrs. Abe Neufeld, Austria Greater Europe Mission Jan. 12 Rev. Tanner, Western Canada. Mission to the Lepers Jan. 13 Mr. Fred Heffke, Saskatoon, Sask. Western Tract Mission (deputation secretary) Jan. 20, 22 Rev. Abram Neufeld, Margaret Manitoba General Conference Church Jan. 21 Rev. Stuart Gunzel, Saskatoon, Sask. The Evangelical Alliance Mission Jan. 25 Miss Mary Buhler, Panama Gospel Missionary Union Jan. 26 Rev. Ed. Brandt Northern Canada Evangelical Mission Jan. 26, 27 Rev. Jake Wiebe Lowe Farm Feb. 3 Rev. W. R. Liner Japan Evangelical Mission Feb. 5 Miss Betsy Theaker Child Evangelism Fellowship (Ontario) Feb. 11 Rev. Frank Gunther Sommerfelder church (Inwood, Manitoba) Feb. 21 Rev. Dirk Vandervalk Le Flambeau Mission Homes (Quebec) Feb. 24, 25 Rev. E. Canonge Wycliffe Bible Translators Feb. 29 Miss Olga Erikson Alaska Gospel Association Continued from page 45 Wamilies. When the evening’s work is done some time is spent in prayer. Isaiah 55:11 E . . . My Word shall not return unto Me Void . . .” Each Friday and Saturday night mem¬ bers of the Men’s Tract Club go to Winni¬ peg to hand out tracts. Often they return with news of decisions for Christ, as well as with prayer requests for people contact¬ ed. Occasionally groups go and sing for felderly people in the Invalid Home as well as those living in their homes. ■ The institute is responsible to conduct an evening service at the Union Gospel Mis¬ sion in Winnipeg the first Sunday of ' every month. The deputational work has the purpose of bringing the school in contact with the Churches round about. Upon an invitation from a church or a community a group of students bring a program in song, testi¬ mony, chalk-drawing, children’s story and a message by a teacher or student. This has proven to be a great blessing. Many have been won for Christ as a re¬ sult of the practical work of the institute for which we are grateful to God. All we can do as His servants is sow the Word. God gives the increase (I Corinthians 3:6). Continued from page 35 FRANK P. THIESSEN Giroux, Manitoba N. T. Synthesis, Exegesis, Homiletics, Per¬ sonal Work. GEORGE H I EBERT Niverville, Manitoba N. T. Synthesis, Doctrine, Homiletics, Per¬ sonal Work. ART NEUFELD Butler, Manitoba O. T. Synthesis, Church Administration, Thology, Cults, Missions II, Homiletics, Personal Work. PETER P. FRIESEN Steinbach, Manitoba N. T. Synthesis, Homiletics SARA LOEPPKY New Bothwell, Manitoba Spanish MRS. CONNIE KLASSEN Steinbach, Manitoba O. T. Synthesis, N. T. Synthesis ANNE FAST Giroux, Man. 51 f L l V rz rf J Missions And ye shall he witnesses unto me . Key Former students of S. B. I. Graduates of S. B. I. CANADA MANITOBA Rev. and Mrs. Otto Reimer Mr. and Mrs. Abe Friesen •Mr. and Mrs. Armand Gaudreau ••Mr. and Mrs. Jake Giesbrecht Rev. and Mrs. Peter W. Martens •Mr. and Mrs. David Dueck Rev. and Mrs. Dave Schellenberg SASKATCHEWAN “Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Andres Rev. and Mrs. Ben Friesen Rev. and Mrs. William Hanchar Rev. and Mrs. John L. Giesbrecht •Mr. and Mrs. Abe Giesbrecht •Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hoeppner Rev. and Mrs. Arnold Fast ••Mr. and Mrs. Abe Wiebe ONTARIO •Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barkman Miss Mary Wiebe U. S. A. Rev. and Mrs. Henry Giesbrecht “Mr. and Mrs. Peter Klassen “Mr. and Mrs. George Unger Rev. and Mrs. Aaron Warkentin GERMANY Miss Mary Goertzen •Mr. and Mrs. John Peters 54 . . . unto the uttermost parts of the Earth. Miss Linda Reimer Miss Helen Goertzen Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Reimer Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence McNeill I Miss Amanda Reimer, R.N. 5 Miss Elizabeth Wiebe fr. and Mrs. Allen Kliewer ! Rev. and Mrs. Harvey Barkman • Miss Margaret Friesen, R.N. Mr. and Mrs. Me’.vin Loewen Dr. and Mrs. Henry Hildebrandt $ fy Mr. and Mrs. Edmar Fast Mr. and Mrs. Edward Friesen Miss Dora Friesen Miss Elizabeth Reimer Mr. and Mrs. Richard Friesen Rev. and Mrs. Henry Loewen Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Houghton Miss Elizabeth Koop Mr. and Mrs. Abe Koop Rev. and Mrs. Henry Toews Miss Sarah Loeppky Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kehler 55 HOME MISSIONS Wymark, Saskatchewan January 22, 1960 Dear students, staff and friends of the Steinbach Bible Institute: Greetings in the name of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, whom we preach crucified. Paul in writing to the Romans breaks out with this passionate outburst in chapter 9:3. “For I wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh. " God has also burdened our hearts for our own Mennonite people, many of whom are trusting that church affiliation will some¬ how guarantee their salvation. Others think since they have been baptized, surely they will gain heaven. Christ says, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the king¬ dom of God.” (John 3:3). He further states in John 10:1, “He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth some other way, the same is a thief and a rob¬ ber.” Again in Proverbs 14:12 we read, “There is a way which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Since so many have not clearly seen and grasped the way of salvation, and yet are FOREIGN Germany Dear friends of the S. B. I. Germany, country of many contrasts— cradle of the Reformation— home of subtle philosophy— land of spiritual need! Two to five per cent of German people attend church. Thousands upon thousands grow up ignorant of Christian truth! Among other means of teaching God’s Way of Salvation, radio broadcasting plays an important role. We praise God that many thousands listen to gospel broadcasts released by Radio Luxembourg, and that many have found Christ as a result. Rev. Richard Wolff of Lincoln, Nebraska, is the speaker of “Die Stimme des Evangeliums,” the German branch of The Back to the Bible Broadcast. All mail from listeners comes to us. In 1959 some 14,000 cards and letters were received. Literature, testaments or letters went out to each one who wrote. Many letters came from seeking and sin- sick souls. God alone supplies wisdom to answer the mail. A Catholic lady wrote, “After reading your letter and the literature, I just knelt down and asked Jesus to become my Sav¬ iour. I am praying for my children.” A few weeks later she reported that her 20 year old daughter was also saved. A listener in the East Zone of Germany longing for peace with God, and the peace of God, the false cults have taken this op¬ portunity to enter these homes, and with their pernicious teaching have led them astray. However, I have been privileged to enter some of these homes where Mormons had their instruction classes already, and point them to Christ the “Living Way.” The Jehovah Witnesses are very active in this area too and are gaining many adher¬ ents. Here too, I was able to show a young man the error of this “other way, ' and he is genuinely interested now to b: instructed in the true way. May we who have graduated from the Steinbach Bible Institute, and those who ' leave the Institute in the future, have th; zeal which is manifested in the false cult propagators, and go into all the world and I preach the Gospel of Christ to every crea¬ ture— the Gospel which is “The Way” to eternal salvation. Now as you are in schocl preparing for a more fruitful service, ma r you be open to the leading of the Lord, t His directing you into that place of servio , which He has chosen for you. In service for Him, The Arnold Fasts at Wymark, Sask. MISSIONS writes that hundreds of people in her tow l hear our broadcasts. “We practically crav 1 j into our radios in order to hear the me:- sages.” It has been a joy for us to assist tf Janz Brothers in their Crusades for Christ ' in Essen, Berne and Frankfurt. Pray fcr this work! Pray also for the effort to ir - terest pastors and churches in Sunda School. We’ve had the joy of helping in tl e preparation of the first teachers’ manua s I translated from Scripture Press. In our home, bi-weekly Bible class s , with converts of the Frankfurt Crusac e were blessed of the Lord. Amanda teach s i a weekly ladies’ Bible class. Every Thur: - day a Good News Club is held in our hous . It was a joy to minister at several youth camps and at meetings in many area s. There are many opportunities for servic Pray for wisdom to use our time to the j best advantage for the Lord. God has been good to our family, sup¬ plying all our temporal, physical, an 1 spiritual needs. It’s a joy to serve the Lord I in the place of His choice. Thank you fcr praying. II Corinthians 5:19. Your co-labourers in Germany, John and Amanda Peters, Jimmy, Robert and Phillip 56 The teaching Ministry in Missions “And the (instructions) which you have heard from me, along with many witnesses, transmit and entrust (as a deposit) to re¬ liable and faithful men who will be com¬ petent and qualified to teach others also.” II Timothy 2:2. (Amplified New Testament) X It had been a strenuous day. We had left the main station in the morning and had travelled over rough mountain roads for hours. After arriving at this hitherto un¬ known village, a meeting was immediately arranged. A meal of beans and tortillas supplied the necessary strength to preach the Gospel. The meeting was well attended and the people were hungry for the Word.. ■ Then, as I settled down for the night, I realized how tired I was physically. As sleep did not come easily, my soul was lift¬ ed in meditation on the Maker and His uni¬ verse. The starry heavens shone forth His praises and exalted His Holy Name, but soon my mind was again occupied with bodily fatigue. The task before us staggered me. How long would we be able to stand the present pace of evangelization ? The work was spreading out, and all around were still many villages without a gospel witness. In these villages lived men, women, and child¬ ren for whom the Lord Jesus Christ died. There was no question in my mind as to whose task it was, neither of whom it Would be required. The question centered mainly about, “How can we do it, and how can we do it on time?” No doubt the work was too extensive for our limited missionary personnel. Even though we had dedicated our lives and years to His service, and were willing to burn out for His cause, yet we would have to look for and find a more effective method of bringing the gospel to “everyone” in Mexico. m Up in those Sierra Madre Mountains the Lord of the harvest spoke to me in the quiet of the midnight hours. There was a method and a way to do it. The Lord Jesus Himself had given us the blessed example in the training and the preparation of the twelve apostles. He had left also the in¬ structions, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” The Apostle Paul also had used this method at Ephesus to evangelize all of Asia. (Acts 9: 9-19) The answer was clear. We would have to launch out on a teaching program to train the native believers so that the Lord could do the work through them. My heart was silent before God as my will blended into His. . The need definitely was a preparatory school for evangelists. Not only that, but also, to train men so that they would be able to instruct others. Then again a pre¬ paratory school in itself cannot operate without teachers, though teachers can teach without schools. We then pled the Lord of the harvest for more workers, who would be capable to do this great work, but again, quietly He spoke to me. ■Our furlough came in September and the Lord has led me to this Bible Institute. I cannot but praise Him for His marvelous leading. The regions beyond with their mul¬ titudes are calling, and it sometimes seems so wasteful to spend these months studying, yet if this will make the work more effec¬ tive, then His will be done. Not only do I pray that this will mean effectiveness on my part, but also that the Master will have been able to speak through me and bring in the harvest ere the “. . . night cometh when no man can work.” In His service, C. B. Loewen Belgian Congo Dear Readers of the Star, Our mission work at Charlesville is divid¬ ed into several departments. The medical work which looks after physical welfare; the out station work, responsible for the teachers and evangelists in the outlying villages; and the educational, in which we had a part. At Charlesville are a number of different schools. Primary school with grades 1-7, Bible School, Teacher Train¬ ing School, a medical school training nurses aids and midwives, and a Home Economics school for girls. Till now all of these schools have been directed by missionaries and partly taught by them as well. In all these phases of work our goal is to help individuals find Christ as their Sav¬ ior. the basis of our mission in the Congo. Just as your Christian school fits you for Christian service, so young people of Congo get their training in our mission schools for our Lord Jesus Christ. To give you a better idea of methods and status of schools at Charlesville now, let’s go back and review how we’ve arrived at this point in our school system. When the first pioneer missionaries came they looked for helpers who could read the Bible. There were no schools so the mission¬ ary naturally became a school teacher be¬ sides his other .iobs. When one man learned to read he could teach others. When he fin¬ ished third grade, he was able to teach first and second grades. If he finished the fifth grade, he could teach, perhaps the first five grades. Then much later Bible School was added with a stronger Bible emphasis for evangelists and pastors. Now recently have been added grades 6 and 7 which prepares them for high school. So far we have no high schools in our mis¬ sion. Last year a Home Economics school was begun for girls who have finished 5th grade. The medical school has prepared a number of effective helpers for the medical work. You see, we still have a long way to go before we are un to Canadian standards. We need to train teachers who are qualified to teach in Bible schools, in teacher train¬ ing schools and especially to make capable pastors, leaders, and parents, ito work for Christ and His Kingdom. We count it a privilege to be able to help mold lives of boys and girls who will be Congo’s Christians of tomorrow. The Melvin Loewens. 57 ANNUAL Missionary Conference April 6-8 - I960 EVENING SESSIONS DAILY AT 7:30 P.M. MORNING AND AFTERNOON SESSIONS AT 10:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. RESPECTIVELY Speakers: • REV. ELWYN DAVIES Bible Christian Union • REV. DAVID EWERT M.B. Bible College, Winnipeg • REV. G. H. MOREHOUSE Sudan United Mission • Representatives from Different Fields Former students home from the field on furlough. Candidates going to the field. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES SUNDAY. APRIL 10. 1960 TO BE HELD IN THE Evangelical Mennonite Church OF STEINBACH, MANITOBA You are welcome to worship at the Steinbach Bergthaler Church “That Thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving 4 all nations.” Ps. 67:2 health among SERVICES: 9:30 A.M. 10.30 A.M. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting 8:00 P.M. To know the will of God ■ is the greatest knowledge To suffer the will of God is the greatest heroism To do the will of God is the greatest achievement CONGRATULATIONS FACULTY, GRADUATES, AND STUDENTS The Evangelical Mennonite Church of Steinbach with Young Peoples and Choir extend to all fa Graduates fa Faculty fa Student Body BEST WISHES AND GOD’S RICHEST BLESSING FOR THE COMING YEARS “LET THE WORD OF CHRIST DWELL IN YOU RICHLY IN ALL WISDOM . . COL. 3:16 59 THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH Rev. S. H. Epp — Pastor “A Church with a Vision to fulfill its Mission.” OUR MESSAGE .... Joyful in tone Earnest in Spirit Satisfying to the soul Uplifting to all Sane in its appeal Congratulations to the Graduates of the S.B.I. “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” Prov. 3:6 THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE CHURCH OF PRAIRIE ROSE Extends its best wishes as well as God’s blessing to the gradu¬ ates, faculty, and students of the S.B.I. “Shew me Thy ways, O Lord; Teach me Thy paths.” Ps. 25:4 THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE CHURCH OF WINNIPEG Cor., Aberdeen Andrews Extends love and gratitude to the Student Body and Faculty of the S.B.I. Rev. John K. Reimer — Pastor “. . . Be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the word of the Lord.” I Cor. 15:58 THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE CHURCH OF KLEEFELD Extends its best wishes as well as God’s blessing to the gradu¬ ates, faculty, and students of the S.B.I. “Therefore my beloved brethren, he ye steadfast, unmoveable, always a- bounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your la¬ bour is not in vain in the Lord.” I Cor. 15:58 61 WESTERN GOSPEL MISSION Object: To bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to men, women and children in neglected areas. if DAILY VACATION BIBI RURAL SCHOOL BIBLE if SUNDAY SCHOOLS STREET MEETINGS if HOSPITAL MINISTRY if GOOD NEWS CLUB if HOBBY CLUBS if PREACHING, ETC. Pray for us! With best wishes to the graduates, student body and faculty of the Steinbach Bible Institute For further information write: WESTERN GOSPEL MISSION, Box 567, Steinbach, Manitoba THE EVANGELICAL MENNONITE CHURCH Extends Best Wishes and God’s THE EMMANUEL MISSION CHURCH Rev. H. G. 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INTEREST ON SAVINGS (SHARES) 2% Intrest on Current Accounts Charges: . 6% ON LOANS An organization Devoted to the Upbuilding of the Community 71 BEST WISHES AND CONGRATULATIONS TO GRADUATES, STUDENTS AND FACULTY OF THE STEIN BACH BIBLE INSTITUTE LOEWEN GARAGE LTD. Chevrolet - Oldsmobile - Corvair Envoy - Chevrolet Trucks Steinbach Phone DA 6-3471 Manitoba “Behold, how good and how pleasant COMPLIMENTS OF it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Paslm 133:1 Steinbach Fabric Centre Wishing FABRICS OUR SPECIALTY Graduates and Students Phone DA 6-2243 God’s Richest Blessing for the future COMPLIMENTS OF Reimer Farm Supplies Steinbach Ph. DA 6-2592 Man. Steinbach Furniture 72 Congratulations to the Graduates “Trust in the Lord with all Thine heart; and lean not unto ithine own understanding. In all thy ways ack¬ nowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.’’ Proverbs 3:5, 6. Hanover Medical Clinic DR. K. H. KRUEGER DR. L. W. PENNER AND STAFF Quality Dry Cleaning by STEINBACH DRY CLEANERS FREE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY SERVICE We don ' t want to be the BIGGEST Just the BEST Phone DA 6-3570 Steinbach The New Pete’s Inn " Where Southeastern Manitobans Meet to Eat.” YOU TOO, WILL ENJOY DINING AT PETE’S Banquet Facilities for Larger Groups and Recreation and Meeting Room in Basement PHONE DA 6-2543 STEINBACH LOEWEN ' S BODY SHOP YOUR RADIATOR HEADQUARTERS COLLI SON SPECIALISTS GLASS INSTALLED WHILE YOU WAIT Phone DA 6-3491 Steinbach Manitoba Engbrecht Garage Ltd. CASE — FARMHAND Repairs for all Makes Phone DA 6-3314 Steinbach 73 Make Your Dream Home A Reality ★ Building ★ Contracting ★ Lumber ★ Hardware ★ C.I.L. Paints PHONE DA 6-3458 Steinbach, Man. CONGRATULATIONS TO _ Graduates Faculty _ Students from STEINBACH CREAMERY Fresh Milk and Cream Daily PHONE DA 6-3591 TO ALL YOUR GRADUATES, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS GOD’S RICHEST BLESSINGS Dr. Victor Dick Phone DA 6-2198 Steinbach FEEDS CHICKS — POULTS STEINBACH HATCHERY LIMITED Phone DA 6-3454 Steinbach Steinbach Dental Clinic DR. A. MACKLIN DR. L. MELOSKY Best wishes — and remember a smile is your best asset Phone DA 6-2192 Steinbach 74 Compliments of the 5c to $1.00 Store Associated with over 300 stores in Canada PHONE DA 6-3305 Compliments to the Student Body and Faculty of the STEINBACH BIBLE INSTITUTE Your FORD-EDSEL Dealer Ford Tractors and Farm Implements J. R. FR1ESEN SON LTD. l Phone DA 6-3412 WALT ' S STUDIO PENNER LUMBER HARDWARE “Better Homes Built For Less” Allan Penner, Prop. QUALITY PHOTO Building Supplies 75 iThe lost , chord Mid-semester fellowshi MommyB as da HB hristmas belirJustabou read; [itch en aid much am I bid ' Those hair There’s no dust 76 1 F J. LOEWEN Phone DA 6-3233 Blumenort FRUITS — VEGETABLES — MEATS — GROCERIES DRY GOODS — HARDWARE A Complete Service — General Store and Feed Mill “If you have too much grain we will sell it for you” | Loewen !? Zl Feeds CAN BE HAD AT OUR FEED MILL Phone EL 5-4489 Landmark P.O. i ■IIIIBIIi LANDMARK Plumbing and Heating A. R. Plett Landmark N-FURNO GAS AND OIL FURNACES “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” SALES SERVICE _ _ 77 count on me . . . (Zfoc Tnicitijj BEST WISHES Enjoy the conven- jj TO STUDENTS AND ience of automatic [( GRADUATES OF cookinq . . . and the cleanliness of “Alec " Steinbach Bible hots, pans and uten- sils sparkle . . . kit- chen walls and ceil- In ings stay unsoiled . Institute . . curtains keep a K} bright, fresh look. No wonder most people prefer to cook electrically — the clean, convenient way! Thiessen Bus Lines Ltd. be carefree do it electrically 380 Osborne St. Winnipeg THE MANITOBA POWER COMMISSION COMPLIMENTS Compliments from OF GRUNTHAL EGG GRADING STATION Frank Dueck and BUILDING MOVER H 1 EBERT’S UNITED STORE R.R.l, Box 114 Where highest prices are paid and Phone 381-3 honest grading done Morris Manitoba Compliments of RED RIVER VALLEY MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. Insuring Farm and or Residential Properties against Fire and Supplemental Loss Phone 93 Morris Phone 25, Altona HEAD OFFICE, ALTONA, MAN. Phone 90 Morris COMPLIMENTS OF LOEWEN LUMBER CO. Congratulations ! • GRADUATES Compliments of LEVI BRANDT Bulk Fuel Sales SOUTHERN HEATING AND PLUMBING LTD. f IM rt HI Al Esso] MACLEODS Authorized Dealers Reimer, Penner and Kroeker Manitoba “ . . . Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:4 79 CONGRATULATIONS TO Graduates Faculty Students Whatsoever He saith unto you. do it. John 2:5 BUILDING MOVER Henry Harms, Prop. MORRIS PHONE 377-4 MANITOBA COMPLIMENTS OF KLASSEN HARMS CONTRACTING, TRENCHING AND DISPOSAL FIELDS SUPERVISED BY ROSENORT PLUMBING HEATING Complete Plumbing and Healing Supplies and Installation Morris, R. R. 1, Phone 343-2 81 Compliments of Steinbach Bakei GENERAL MERCHANTS Phone 14-1 Kleefeld Manitoba FINKLEMAN OPTOMETRISTS EYES EXAMINED Wedding Cakes — Pastry Bread Winnipeg Office 275 Portage Ave. Steinbach Office Tourist Hotel ' Whatever your Spread Use Steinbach Bread” mams EXPRESS LIMES OB. WINNIPEG CANADA 82 AUTOGRAPHS A Complete Printing Service . . . . Interested in publishing a book, pamphlet or tract? . . So are we! . . . Let’s get together for good workman¬ ship, economical printing rates and a pleasant business relationship. Let us take over your printing problems. • DERKSEN PRINTERS LIMITED STEINBACH MANITOBA PHONE DA 6-3421 84
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