NEWS REPORT :: June 2008

Dear Brethren,

We always thank the Lord for His continued provision and guidance to all of us.

Classes in the Seminary are in full swing. The Lord sent sixty seven (67) students – 14 part time and 53 full time. Thirty (30) of them are new students and the remaining thirty seven (37) are old ones. We give God all the glory for this enrolment!

School preparation was quite arduous for we’d been conducting enrolment while evacuating our things from our old office due to the demolition activity in preparation for the construction of the ABS’ new building. We did this for two weeks.

At present, we are using the Mission House II (Lloyd Selby’s former residence) as our temporary office. Demolition began on the very first day of July. How excited and happy are we thinking that soon will rise a new ABS building! Engr. Lorenzo Solis, a BOT member, leads and directs the construction. The structural plan was designed by Architect Rogelio Cayaban, an elder of Cauayan Church. To both of you, ABS is grateful. Praise the Lord for you!

What is more, a great opportunity is given to the ABS’ Administrator, Bro. Esmeltio L. Acson. He is now in Hawaii attending the Filipino-American Christian Convention (FACC) on July 2-4, 2008. What an opportunity for him to be at the convention and to meet and fellowship with Christian brethren there to share the ministry of the ABS to them. Dr. Noel P. Daquioag, another member of the Board, also joined him. Aloha to both and to the brethren in Hawaii! Enjoy the convention and bring home good news for ABS.

As demolition and construction go on, we just enjoy doing our other functions and classes at the unaffected old instruction building. Everyone, young and old, is extremely happy for this remarkable project for ABS. Please bear with us in your daily prayers. For years, we’d been dreaming and praying to have a new and better instruction building; now, we are building it, though the present budget is only good for the first span (4 classrooms). The whole project (when completed) costs about PhP 19M; we believe the Lord will bless it. Truly, He provides!

Again, we thank you, brethren, for your love, your support for the operation of the seminary, and your part as we build the new ABS building. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

In His service,

LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:

ESMELITO L. ACSON
Administrator, ABS

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