While looking to the Lord in preparation for this article,
the word "Faithful" stood out. We cannot but see
great mile-stones of the FAITHFULNESS of God as we consider
this past Summer. Our hearts rejoice with the reality of this.
The months since the last news letter have been filled with
meaningful activities. The past SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
TERM classes were the best ever. They ministered a spiritual
strengthening, both in understanding the Word, and of God's
ways. The SPIRITUAL HUNGER that was evident in all who came
to Pinecrest during this time was greatly responsible for
the richness of His Word, and for the high level of His presence
and anointing in these Chapel services and classes.
During YOUTH WEEK in August, a large group of young people
entered into all the Lord did within a week's time. A song
that was especially anointed gives expression to what was
in the hearts of the young and older alike during this time:
"Light the fire in my soul; fan the flame, make me whole;
Lord you know where I've been; so, light the fire in my heart
again." It continues to be sung by the student body in
the Bible School this Fall.
Also in August, the yearly FORMER STUDENT REUNION was a time
for renewing longtime friendships, and for sharing the goodness
of the Lord in the many varied life circumstances of all who
came. Peter Newman from Hawaii was the speaker for the LABOR
DAY CONVENTION. His messages spoke of "Foundational Qualities
for Kingdom Living" that are necessary for an experience
in the present reality of the Kingdom of God. This quality
word, ministered with a depth of seriousness, stirred all
who attended with a deepening desire to apply this Word to
The NEW SCHOOL YEAR began as though we had been together
for a long time. The student body is larger than it has been
for several years. We are prayerfully trusting the Lord to
personally meet each student and bring them into an on-going
personal relationship with Him.
Ric Vargas, from Long Island and Jay Francis from Albany,
New York are the VISITING TEACHERS for the first school term.
Bob Lake is the NEW PASTOR of the Campus Church. Steve Wilbur,
who had taught at Pinecrest for many years is pastoring the
Church in Atlanta Georgia that Pastor Bob vacated before coming
Registration for the SECOND QUARTER of Bible School is on
November 9th. Jake Luffy from Pittsburgh, Pa; Ed Szumowshi
from Wilmington, Del; and Joe Nieves from Allentown, Pa are
the visiting pastors who will be teaching during this term
of Bible School. This adds a rich level of pastoral experience
to the teaching of the Word to the student body.
If the Lord is speaking to any of you to become a STUDENT
for any one or more of these terms, THERE IS ROOM and we welcome
you. All you need do is contact the registrar, Maurine Garrett,
who has become a tremendous blessing to the Bible School.
Also, we have accommodations for SHORT TERM VISITORS who
desire to come and sit in the Chapel services and classes.
We encourage you to come.
Tom and Marsha Worth who have been a part of Pinecrest for
many years will be in Bulgaria by the middle of October to
open a Bible School. They ask your prayer support that all
the necessary doors will open, and for wisdom in the outworking
of the call the Lord has placed within them.
It is our prayerful desire that the FAITHFULNESS of our Lord
will become an increasing reality within your spiritual experience
through the ministry of the Banner to you.
Please remember to pray for PINECREST and for the outworking
of all our Lord desires here on the campus. All of Pinecrest
is a living example