November 2012 Update
Steve & Jan Wivell (1970)
Dear Prayer Partners,
Renovations on the college buildings are going slow. The building workers arrived and worked for one day, then it was discovered that the draftsman had made a mistake on the plans. There was only one thing to do that was the right thing to do … stop the work then have the plans redrawn and resubmitted before resuming the renovations. Before the plans could be redrawn, the draftsman ended up in the hospital for hand surgery. The good news is that the plans have been submitted to the local authorities, and we are waiting for the new planning permit to be issued. We are trusting to restart up the renovations soon.
In the meantime, Jan and I have started packing up at the current college location. We are organizing a work day on November 16 for volunteers to help us box up the library books. If any of you are in the area, please drop in to help us! There are 3 weeks left of our current semester so our students are busy with completing assignments. Jan and I have been doing college promotions in churches and at conferences during this semester. We have enjoyed interacting with potential students.
The church has been meeting in an elementary school gymnasium for the past 4 ½ years but we would like to move to a small showroom or storefront. This would allow us to set up the facility to our needs and leave it set up. Currently we need to set up and take down each week. We are also limited in the use of the school facility as it is also used by the school and other community groups.
There are several outreaches being planned for the Christmas season. These include a Ladies Afternoon Garden Tea, two carol singing opportunities in two different nursing homes, and the traditional Australian Carols by Candlelight which is on December 9. There are always unsaved people that will attend these events.
1. For the relocation of Victoria Baptist Bible College in time for February classes
2. For safety to all the workers involved in the relocation
3. The Lord's leading and provision of a move for the Faith Baptist Church
4. For the Gospel to be clearly presented at the Christmas outreaches
Serving a Wonderful Savior,
Steve and Jan Wivell
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