From the President’s Desk
by Dr. Robert Nix, President
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It’s hard to believe that December is upon us and the end of the year is just around the corner. For the faculty and staff at BBI this means Fall Term courses coming to an end, hosting our annual volunteer appreciation dinner, holding our staff Christmas party, and preparing for our Spring Term to begin in January. In other words, we are “full steam ahead.”
With the thought of the busyness surrounding all of us this time of year, I am reminded of an event that took place over two thousand years ago in a town called Bethlehem. You might remember that a certain decree by Caesar Augustus caused citizens to travel back to their birthplace to be registered and taxed. Yet, amid the chaos and busyness of that time, God was doing something very special. He was offering to the world the greatest gift of all in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. It would be a shame to get so caught up in the chaos and busyness around us and miss the fact that God is still working in and through those who “love Him and are the called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28).
Many of you know that on May 15-25, 2023, BBI will be leading a trip to Israel. It is such a blessing to hear from those who have signed up for the trip telling us how much they are looking forward to this wonderful opportunity. If you are thinking about going on this trip, there is still room and time to sign up. The deadline to reserve your spot is January 24th, with the final payment due on March 3rd. I am encouraged to let you know that all COVID restrictions have been dropped for those traveling to Israel. If you are considering traveling with us, I want to encourage you to call us at BBI or visit us at bereanbibleinstitute.org where you will find video presentations from Pastor Kern and myself on different aspects of the trip. You will also find links to Pilgrim Tours with the complete information on the trip.
Please continue to remember BBI in your prayers. We are again looking for a full-time Administrative Specialist at Berean Bible Institute. Recently, Kayla Traxler, whom we hired just over six months ago, has decided to move back to her hometown of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Kayla will still be doing some project work for us, but we need to find another staff member who can help us on a daily basis.
Finally, I would also like to ask you to pray for BBI in the area of financial support and consider giving a year-end gift to help us move our mission to train pastors, missionaries, and Christian Leaders forward. Berean Bible Institute is a faith ministry and exists through the gifts and support of those who believe in our mission. While we charge tuition, we keep our tuition extremely low so that those training for ministry don’t find themselves in educational debt as they seek to serve the Lord.
Thank you so much to those who faithfully pray and support BBI; we could not do it without your partnership in this worthy cause.
Dr. Robert E. Nix
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