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NEWS REPORT :: July – August 2011

Dear Brethren:

Christian greetings to everyone!

How we rejoice in the Lord for the great things He’s doing to us. We also believe he has been working in you, too.

Our annual program on Stewardship commenced last July 5 and ended July 27. On those four successive Wednesday chapel services four speakers were used by the Lord to challenge everyone – Bros. Federico Bueno, Kenneth Paul Reyes, Angelo Larugal, and Fernando Ulep Jr. All messages given were edifying, encouraging and very uplifting for stewardship. Praise the Lord!

On the last Friday of July was the New Students’ Talent Night. Thirty one (31) students displayed varied amazing talents. The freshmen, headed by their president, Anabel Sison, presented a very excellent program. This shows how united they are through the untiring efforts of Mrs. Marlyn Racho, their adviser. Congratulations, freshmen! Let your talents be developed in the seminary and use them for the Lord!

As we approached the month of August, it kept us very busy promoting the 3rd Grand Alumni Homecoming on August 19-20. ABSAA president Solomon Valdez sent out letters to alumni (graduates or not) to attend this significant event. Some ABS staff took time to go around promoting and soliciting support for the occasion. To all of those who in one way or another extended help in cash or in kind – we thank you so much. To those who came and helped prepare the campus, we thank you, too. All of your support contributed much to the success of the homecoming. May God continue to bless you more.

Came the day we’ve been waiting for, the 3rd Grand Alumni Homecoming. Some came on Thursday but most came on Friday morning. Old and new acquaintances were present. Delegations from Abra, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Manila, Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao and Cagayan happily exchanged greetings with each other. We saw mixed feelings – so glad to see one another yet sad to know some did not make it. Much more, when they saw the new building – those did never see before, to their amazement there were tears of joy!

After the lunch fellowship was the ABSAA meeting. Everyone in his colorful green homecoming T-shirt was encouraged and challenged to do something to support the ongoing project. Long live ABSAA!

The main program was a very joyous one. The alumni were presented by batch – from 1950 to 2011. Each batch presented a short number, reminiscing their days, displaying their talents, reviving their spirits and recalling their ABS days. What a joyful moment we all had – a time of merriment, fun and fellowship. Bro. Dionisio Bautista gave a powerful message on the theme, “Bring It to Completion” after the special song of the ABS Concert Choir. The program was hosted by Sis. Profetiza Israel Daniel to the 134 alumni who attended. To all of you who came, thank you very much. May your spirits be renewed as you committed to share in the ministry of ABS.

There’s still lot of things to be done for the ongoing project. Give and send your share for the completion of the project – the new ABS building. Praise the Lord for the agreement made by the alumni (who are church leaders and ministers) to initiate/make a simultaneous one-time congregational offering in all the provinces/regions represented on October 30, 2011 for the ABS project. May other concern congregations and generous brethren follow the same so that the last phase of the project may be started and ultimately finished.

ABSAA, bring the project into completion! God bless you all.

In Him,


3rd Grand Alumni Homecoming

The Alumni were invited back to campus for fellowship and to enjoy the competed portions of the new building still in progress.