NEWS REPORT :: July – September 2014

Dear Brethren:

May the peace of Christ be upon all of you as you continue serving Him faithfully.

While classes in the seminary were in full swing so also with finishing of the new Girls’ Dormitory. Everyone is excited to see the building already finished. We all continue to pray for the completion.

July

The Freshmen kept themselves very busy for their Talent Night, a program to discover and display their God-given talents. Mrs. Marlyn Racho spent so much time in the preparation of their program.

The said program was presented last July 25. It was much a splendid program. All the nineteen Freshmen participated actively. Congratulations to all of you! Thumbs up for you and Koby Kesler Peneyra, their president. May all of your talents be used for the glory of God.

August

ABS was very excited too for the 4th Grand Alumni Homecoming slated August 21-22. We all have to make preparations. ABS graduates Batch 1990-2000 headed the preparations. Bro. Fernando M. Ulep, Jr. was the president of their batch. With gratefulness and appreciation to this batch, we salute you for a job well done. All glory to Him!

The one hundred fifty (150) alumni attended the homecoming with much joy. One can see expressions of nostalgia, the feeling of longing to see acquaintances after two to three years. There was merriment in the campus.

“Exalting Christ” was the theme of the gathering. It was expounded by Pastor Victor Serquiña, an ABS alumnus and the resident minister of Baligatan Church of Christ, Ilagan City. What an edifying message he has brought to all. It was reinforced by the life testimonies of Pastor Antonio Columna and Dr. Abraham Flores of San Mateo, Isabela. Aside from these three was an overnight fellowship hosted by the host batch. It was such an invigorating, refreshing and strengthening get-together. ABSAA elected new sets of officers. Bro. Fernando Ulep, Jr. is the new President-elect. Congratulations! You really proved to be President in your hosting.

The highlight was the inauguration of the new Girls’ Dormitory. Bro. Daniel Rayray Roca of Philippine Bible Seminary (representing Bro. Phil Campbell) cut the ribbon in which Pastor Quirino Galolo offered the special prayer. Some members of the Board of Trustees of the PMCCNLI were also present. May this be a place where love, joy, and peace reign. Glory be to God!

September

Before the ladies will move to this new abode, cabinets, beds and cupboards are being rushed for use. The girls are so excited to transfer now – at least we can promote and encourage more students to come to the ABS. They now have a better place to stay. Thank you, dear Lord!

Meanwhile, the ABS Kindergarten will soon move to the main building leaving their rooms from the Aparri Church compound. There are many things to prepare yet that we still need to complete before the second semester – 2 restrooms and electric fans (or aircon, much better for the kids) for the 2 rooms, playground and recreational facilities, canteen, higher perimeter fence, customized electrical layout, and waiting area for parents.

Please pray with us that these immediate needs be met very soon. To our brethren, please don’t get tired in sending your support to the ministry of ABS. Thank you and may God bless more.

In His Service,
LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:
ESMELITO L. ACSON