Graduation for the class of 1991 was a blessed time. The two
year Basic Bible course graduated 19; the Advanced Course
graduated 13, a total of32 graduates. These varied in age
from the twenties to past retirement age.
The class theme was "I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth
much fruit: for WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING" John 15:5.
The words of one of the songs chosen to be sung are "I
hear your voice calling after me; from deep within, my heart
responds to thee; from deep within, my soul cries out for
thee; O my Father, O Lord, here am I, speak to me." The
intention of the Graduates to continue in their commitment
to fully know and serve their Lord is beautifully expressed
in the words of this song.
The following is taken from an article written for the Graduation
program by one of the graduates. " But the path of the
righteous is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and
brighter until the full day" Proverbs 4:18. "The
dawning of the day begins while it is still dark, a blush
that spreads across the horizon, then reaches to the highest
peak of the sky. The dawn illuminates little by little all
the treasures hidden by the night. Then comes the sun whose
light enhances the world, and makes it sparkle in its presence.
And such is the way of God in us. Throughout our life we are
continually being washed in the light of Christ, which chases
away the darkness from every corner of our being, bringing
to light the wonderful treasures He has given us, and revealing
what we are in Him. This is not a quick process, but one which,
like the morning's dawn, slowly emerges into full view."
May each one of us be strengthened to meet each new day with
an expectation born of the Holy Spirit, that even though this
"process" is not quick, it will, if allowed, emerge
into full view. The many changes in each life represented
by this graduating class testifies that these words are true.
Some left to begin various areas of ministry; some remained
to work at the school for the summer; others will return in
the Fall to continue heir schooling. For each one, regardless
of their direction, there was a settled faith that God is
The Memorial Day weekend convention was a blessed time. Some
of the speakers were Jack Buskey, Lionel Etwaru, and Wade
Taylor. There is a prayer meeting at 9 AM each morning that
is very special. The leading and coordination of the Holy
Spirit among a large group, who had never been together before,
was unusual. The worship and presence of the Lord in the services
There is a full schedule this summer here at Pinecrest -
The July 4thconvention; four weeks of Summer Bible Conference;
Youth week; and then the Former Student Reunion in August.
Shortly after follows the Labor Day weekend convention. Then,
the Fall Term of the Bible School will begin.
We invite each one of you to visit Pinecrest in the days
that are before us, that we may enjoy the presence of the
Lord together, in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.