NEWS REPORT :: January – March 2013

Dear Brethren:

Christian greetings to everyone!

Despite the busy schedules we have we don’t want to miss the opportunity of letting you know what’s going on with Aparri Bible Seminary.

January

Back to school after the two-week Christmas break. From the hectic schedules of practices for the Christmas Concert, we needed to go back to our classes. Just after two weeks when we came in January 5 we had our mid-term examinations. Simultaneously, we were busy preparing for the Inter-Seminary Fellowship for February. Members of the Rhetorical Literary Society (RLS) also are preparing for their night. Students are starting to work on their Piano and Voice Recitals.

February

As we approached the month of February, we needed to have extra time for classes in order to replace the class days we’ll be missing during the three-day Inter-Seminary Fellowship in Baguio.

The RLS students presented their program last February 14. Superb! They have displayed varied talents with splendid presentations. All for the glory of God – Rhetoricians, may those gifts from the Lord be used for Him.

On February 20-23 was the Inter-Seminary Fellowship hosted by Philippine College of Ministry (PCM). This program is an annual activity of the three seminaries – Philippine College of Ministry (Baguio), Philippine Bible Seminary (Vigan), and Aparri Bible Seminary (Aparri).

Students as well as faculty joining were all blessed. Talents are developed and displayed, their camaraderie is deepened and their leadership abilities are strengthened. Hurray to the seminaries! We’re not to compete but to complement with each other. Praise the Lord!

When we came home we were ready for the Piano Recital on February 25. There were thirty-one recitalists. May those students continue to learn in their playing the piano. 

March

This is one of the busiest months of the year because of the closing activities. The Piano Recital was followed by a Voice Recital on March. Because of the many recitalists, we needed to have another recital on Piano and Voice on March 8. How amazing to see a great number of students serving the Lord through their talents in singing and playing the piano!

After the final exams on March 6-7, came the Candidates’ Banquet on March 12. Bro. Joffrey Barba was the speaker on the theme “Set Apart for Service.” Twenty-one students joined the banquet.

Conference on Evangelism was on March 14-15. Bros. William Falla and Samson Lubag were speakers on this conference. There were around two hundred attendees.

Please find below the list of Graduates:

Master of Arts in Ministry Associate in Christian Educ.
Agresor, Alejandro A. Alvaro, Czarinah Mae B.
Pagaduan, Eduardo G Baguana, Ave B.
Baysa, Marineth A.
Bachelor of Theology Bello, Ruthmel D.
Lista, Jhone Ruel C. Cacal, Jinky A.
Tumamao, Michael C. Collado, Krissel Anne P.
Diagan, Noemi S.
Bachelor of Christian Education Francisco, Arghie B.
Alupay, Wendelle S. Garcia, Pamela D.
Malto, Jhony V. Lumabi, Gliezelyn D.
Medina, Ferdimarc S. Ragojos, Cris John F.
Associate in Church Music Ramos, Valerian Warren F.
Alvarez, Gracielle Anne L. Singson, Leda Clarizze S.
Apil, Joanna Joy A. Viterbo, Billy Joe D.
Carvajal, Jince B.
Gascon, Harmony S.  Ministerial Certificate
Valle, Febe R.  Antolin, Albert A.
Valle, Raquel E.

Bro. William Falla was the guest speaker who challenged the graduates for “A Ready Harvest.” Congratulations to all the graduates.

On the other hand, finishing of the boys dormitory is being rushed for students to be able to use it comes school opening on June 3. Its inauguration will be on June 10 at 2:00 p.m., God willing. We’re inviting all the Churches of Christ/Christian Churches in Cagayan Valley, through their leaders/representatives; even members to witness and join us in this significant event. To all supporters of this project, both local and abroad, especially Bro. Phil Campbell and his family, thank you so much for your love and generosity. He and his company will join us on June 10 to spearhead the inauguration of the facility.

May our good Lord continue to bless your lives abundantly.

In Him,
LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:
ESMELITO L. ACSON