NEWS REPORT :: March 2010

Dear Brethren:

We always thank the Lord for your partnership in the ministry we have here at ABS.

Through the help of God we were able to go through another school year. We had our 56th Commencement Exercises last March 15-16. There were 9 students who received their certificates and diplomas – 2 Bachelor of Christian Education (BCE), 5 Associate in Church Music (ACM), and 2 Associate in Theology (ATh). The graduates were charged by Bro. Michael Peter Burns who was formally introduced by Sis. Daisy Peneyra Aguas Cajigal. Both of them are benefactors of PMCC-ABS who visited the Philippines, particularly the ministry, for about 2 months. The 2010 graduates are:

BACHELOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (BCE)
De Guzman, Rex P Sinamar Norte, San Mateo, Isabela
Tangonan, Florence J Daan-Ili, Allacapan, Cagayan
ASSOCIATE IN CHURCH MUSIC (ACM)
Field of Concentration:
PIANO
Alvarez, Jeffrey Marc L Aparri, Cagayan
Otrillo, Joseph B. Bidduang, Pamplona, Cagayan
Palor, Quiel Berry Q. Namuac, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan
VOICE
Ayson, Elmabel T. Santiago City, Isabela
Suetos, Margie A. Minanga, Buguey, Cagayan
ASSOCIATE IN THEOLOGY (ATh)
Bolibol, Alex Lapogan, Tumauini, Isabela
Lopez, Christopher Willis C. Aparri, Cagayan

The graduation was a culmination of the 2-day Conference on Evangelism which was slated last March 15-16. Bro. Angelo Larugal of Aparri Church, Domingo Tallud of Tuguegarao Church and Vic Dungo of Roxas Church of Christ were speakers of the Conference with the theme, “Pursuing Excellence”. Around one hundred twenty attended the conference.

One of the highlights of the conference was the meeting of the ABS Alumni. Aside from the fellowship, they also finalized their Constitution and By-Laws. They expressed their support and plan to help their Alma Mater, ABS, having challenged by the extent of work and accomplishments, particularly the ongoing building project, of the seminary.

The Christian Education department also prepared for the Vacation Bible School (VBS) Clinic. We convey our deep gratitude and thanks to Sis. Ruby Bagain Alex, as well as Philippine Bible Semiary, for providing us VBS materials. We praise God for your ministries. God bless!

Everyone of us is excited to see the finished portion (though just a third) of the building project. Those who attended the conference and graduation were so elated to use the finished structure. Please continue to pray for and support the project as we now again prepare to construct the next span of it – hopefully comes May. We need at least Php 3M to complete the basic structure of this phase. We’re able raise an initial fund of Php 500K to start the construction and we trust the Lord to bring the other needs through the generosity and kindness of His loving children.

To all of you, brethren, who keep your support for the Seminary, we THANK YOU AGAIN. We keep you in our prayers.

In His service,

LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:

ESMELITO L. ACSON
Administrator, ABS

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