On Sunday, May 22, the Bear Valley Bible Institute and the Bear Valley church of Christ celebrated the graduation of 22 new full time workers in the Kingdom. This graduation included 13 full time men (from left to right - Jordan Wise, Lyle Sinkey, Shane Belanger, Zane Copeland (Masters Program), Anton Fredrickson, Justin Blevins, David Rollert, Jared Kyle, Dustin Campbell, Dan Keele, Jonathan Cooper, Chris Brill, and K.J. Nelson). There were also 9 women who completed the Woman's Program (from left to right - Lyndly Hempsted, Kelly Sinkey, Paula Belanger, Rachel Fredrickson, Keeley Rollert, Amanda Campbell, Bani Cooper, Shirley Brill. and Emily Nelson).
All of these graduates will scatter quickly and begin they respective works. David Rollert has already left for a month long mission trip to Malawi with instructor Wayne Burger. The Belangers and Rollerts plan to work with the church in New Hampshire. The Fredrickson's will be working with the church in Craig, Colorado. Jared Kyle, a native from New Zealand plans to return to his country to work with the church there. The Brills will be returning to Arkansas to work with a children's home there. The Campbells, Nelsons, and Dan Keele are traveling for the summer, but will be back with us in August to finish their last two qurters of study.
While we are sad that these great people will be leaving us, we look forward with great anticipation to the work that each of them will do for the Lord.