A Wintry Beginning

A new semester is here, and with it more winter weather. Students returned to classes on January 16, some braving snowstorms to get here. The snow fell in earnest here in Kentucky on Friday, the 17th, and returned on Tuesday, the 21st, after a few days of milder temperatures. Students enjoyed sledding and snowball fights in between classes.

The first chapel of the semester was held on Friday, the 21st. Youan Tainapel a guest speaker from Papua New Guinea spoke, sharing about his work at Pacific Bible College, and expounding on a Scripture which has greatly impacted his life: John 14:14: “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”

Many events are planned for this semester, such as Phonathon, spring revival, and two banquets. Many important and challenging classes are being taught, such as Philosophy, Counseling, Cults, and Senior Seminar. Many students are currently working diligently to prepare for success in these classes and others. Faculty are working just as hard, if not harder, to prepare to teach these classes and make a difference in the lives of their students.

Students and faculty will be involved in prison ministries, witnessing at an abortion facility, as well as local community church involvement throughout this semester. They are praying and working to make a difference in the name of Jesus. Many opportunities await, as well as many challenges, as seniors think of the future following graduation. There is a sense of uncertainty at the wintery beginning of this final semester for them. Dependence on God is needed during this semester.

Perhaps Bro. Tainapel’s text is applicable to this semester, as well as Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” As always, spring will come, the snow will melt, and the sun will shine on the mountaintop that has been climbed with God’s help. No matter what the future holds, as KMBC continues to teach the message of biblical holiness, and our graduates go out and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ; the future is bright for KMBC and for its graduates.