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A New Year – New Classes

Posted by Kandi on January 16th, 2022 | 16 comments

2022 started off at super speed here at the Antioch Bible Institute. All five full-time students made it back in time for the start of classes on January 3rd and we picked up a handful of part-time students, too. Then on the 11th the English students arrived.

Yippee! After many, many years of waiting, the optional year of English and computer training for graduates of our Bible schools has started with our Canadian colleagues, the Schmidts, taking the lead. Because this is the first year of the program and permanent housing for the English students hasn’t been worked out yet, they will live at the Antioch dorm. This first year they’ve accepted only five students and are off to a great start. Two of the English students are married with a two year old son – who we hope will become good friends with our teachers’ three year old son. We are truly an intergenerational school now with several toddlers all the way up to 64 year old Auntie Sok.

Pray for us as we all get to know each other and the English students adjust to the school and the city (they are all from the countryside).

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers. I know a Bible school might not seem as exciting as say, a church planting ministry, but it is important. You prayers and support are building a generation of leaders who will impact God’s Kingdom here for years to come!

And let me also give a heartfelt thanks to those of you who have sent gifts toward my ministry in recent months. This year I have been so busy I haven’t had time to think about fundraising and have just been praying for God to provide. Thank you for being answers to those prayers!

16 Responses to A New Year – New Classes

  1. Doris says:

    Praising God with you for this year’s students. May Go d continue to provide.

  2. Rick Shell says:

    Thank you for the update. Praise the Lord in all that He is doing.

  3. MaryAnn Forry says:

    So exciting to read your news letter! Praying for those two precious little boys, that they will grow up to be strong friends for life but more that they will learn what it means to give their hearts to God and become men after God’s heart.
    Love the picture of Luna and her babies!😊
    What is her breed or is she just a Heinz 57? 🤣
    Praying for you Kandi!
    MaryAnn

    • Kandi says:

      Those two little guys are becoming friends. Interestingly, the two year old’s name is Joseph and the three year old’s name is Zapnateneah (which is the name Pharaoh gave to Joseph). Keep praying for them. The three year old is a handful right now!
      I think Luna is a shih tzu but I’m not sure. Her pups are a mixed breed, but still cute.

  4. Julie Bota says:

    Yay God! Happy Nee Year Kandi!!

  5. Cindy Fox says:

    Praise God! Praying for continued fruitfulness for the Kingdom – in the areas of relationships, growth in Christ, ministry and more. May God be glorified in every aspect of your ministry.

  6. Jean Smith says:

    Praise God for his faithfulness!

  7. Su Roller says:

    Anywhere that God is at work is exciting! So happy for you, Kandi! Now, who all is getting a new puppy? ;-D

    • Kandi says:

      Thanks Su. I’m not sure who will take the puppies. One of my students told me tonight to keep them all and she’d help me take care of them. 🙂

  8. Linda Jane Michael says:

    Thank you for your letter.

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