This article originally appeared in the 2022 Spring Edition of “The BBI Bulletin” available for free download here.
Dr. Robert E. Nix, President of Berean Bible Institute
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who partner with Berean Bible Institute through prayer and financial support. Your partnership is essential in the training of pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders for the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ and the proclamation of the gospel of the Grace of God given to and through the Apostle Paul.
We praise the Lord for His continued blessing in sending more and more students our way. Over the last several months we have seen a significant increase in individuals interested in training for ministry through Berean Bible Institute. We are also confident that if the Lord continues to bless us with an increase in students, He will also provide us with the resources needed to accomplish the work He has called us to do.
Berean Bible Institute-Brazil Extension
We praise the Lord for how He has been working through the ministry of BBI in Brazil. Many of you know that we began an extension in Brazil last year under the direction of BBI graduate and Missionary Paul Craesmeyer. Our goal in establishing this extension was to offer our Certificate in Dispensational Studies in Portuguese in order to continue to establish students with a solid foundation in the Gospel of Grace. I am thankful for all of the hard work that has made this possible. One of the obstacles that we have had to overcome was having several of our textbooks translated into Portuguese and printed for our students. I am blessed to report that by the time you read this Bulletin the final course needed for the certificate program will be underway. This means that those students who began last spring and have completed all four courses will soon receive their Certificate in Dispensational Studies from Berean Bible Institute. Please keep this program in your prayers as we continue to offer this certificate in the future. We would also ask you to keep us in your prayers as an expansion like this continues to take resources and planning to ensure success.
Israel Trip Still on the Radar
As you may remember, we were scheduled to go to Israel in May of 2022. However, because of the uncertainty around Covid and the restrictions in Israel, we canceled the trip. During my recent travels representing BBI, I have been approached by several people who have said that they were very interested in going when we reschedule the trip. We have not set an official date yet, but we are still planning to offer a trip in the future. This trip also included an eight-week online course designed to prepare those who were going with information to make their trip more meaningful. Please keep this project in your prayers, and when we set a date, we will be sure to let all of you know.
Congratulations Are in Order
I am honored to congratulate Pastor Jacob Bali Adangua from Cameroon who has graduated with an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies. Jacob was born and raised in the English-speaking region of Cameroon. He came to faith in Christ as an adult and joined the Grace Church in Cameroon in the late nineties. Having felt the call of God on his life, he joined Grace Bible School Cameroon in 2001, finishing in 2003. He has since served as the pastor of several Grace churches. In 2010, Jacob was made the Chairperson of the Grace church in Cameroon; a role which he continues to carry out. He is also an ordained Gospel minister with the Grace church in Cameroon and runs an active radio ministry that focuses on spreading the Gospel of God’s Grace. He is married to Hannah Bali, and they have three children: Michelin, Ruth, and Joseph Ken. Pastor Adangua is our first African student to graduate with a degree from Berean Bible Institute. Please keep Pastor Jacob and his family in your prayers and know that your support for BBI is being used to spread the Gospel of God’s Grace around the world.
Berean Bible Institute-Open House
On Thursday, April 28th, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, the Berean Bible Institute will host an open house at our new campus. If you are in the area, we encourage you to join us for refreshments and a time of fellowship as we rejoice over God’s provision for BBI. If you are not able to make it on April 28th, we would encourage you to give us a call when you plan to be in the West Bend, Wisconsin area to stop by the campus to visit us. We would love to give you a tour of the facilities with which the Lord has blessed us.
Consider Leaving a Legacy
Over the years BBI has been funded primarily by the monthly gifts of individuals and churches that see the need for an institute to train students to be leaders within the Grace movement. Since the founding of Berean Bible Institute in 1996, we have been blessed on occasion with estate gifts. It has been the desire of these donors to see BBI continue to train leaders for the Grace Movement long after they have gone to be with the Lord. We want to ask that you prayerfully consider BBI as you plan for the future. Please note that there are also various Trusts and or Charitable Annuities that may allow one to give and also receive some tax benefits through their giving. If you have any questions about this process or need more information about Berean Bible Institute, don’t hesitate to call us.
Dr. Robert E. Nix
President, Berean Bible Institute