Friday, December 24, 2010

Fall 2010 Picture Review

Steve's arrival in Indonesia

Steve meets with Bible College and Seminary leaders as well as the leadership of the National Indonesia Evangelical Church to see how our alumni can help meet their needs.
Worshiping service at which Steve shared.
The mountains of Papua where there are still over 200 unreached tribes. Pray that the Lord of the Harvest will send Micronesians here.
Fall Retreat - Koinonia 2 (Fellowship with God and Man) speaker Kenny Clark sharing on the Cost of Discipleship.

Group activities included hiking Mt. Lam Lam - the tallest mountain in the world (from the bottom of the sea).
At the top of the world. This mountain receives a new cross each year on Good Friday when many of the island's residents make a pilgrimage to its summit.
Soram's climb was an example to all of us of not giving up no matter how hard it is. He arrived at the summit long after the rest, but he kept at it one step at a time until he was greeted with many cheers.Day 2's outing was to Guam's famous Inarajan Pools. Lots of fun diving and swimming was had as well as a couple of painful belly flops from 10ft. up.

In Chuuk, Steve met with Gardina, the director of the Chuuk State Department of Education, to see how PIU can partner with Chuuk DOE to upgrade their education system.
Steve and Dave Owen (PIU President) also met with the board of Mizpah Christian High School to discover ways to work together. Several of our alumni teach here.
One day these 5 students decided to come bless and encourage the PIU office staff with songs and scripture. They did exactly that!
PIU's Fall 2010 Basketball Team has done very well - playoff's will be after Christmas.
So much of what we do depends of donations to the school. Here our librarian, Lisa Collins, is opening a donation of books from Switzerland that were mailed to us in a gunny sack. As you can see they actually came in better shape than some things that arrive in boxes.
Charity, Beulah, and Glendallyne - three of the 5 girls in Anne's discipleship group. We were on an outing to Two Lover's Point and a beach walk below the cliff.
Pacific Islands Evangelical Seminary Preaching Conference held at Top of the Reef Hotel in Tumon drew over 70 participants.
The Women's Ministry Class prepared all aspects of a mini-retreat. Here women faculty and staff were asked about dating and marriage. A great Titus 2:3-5 time.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated at PIU each year with a huge meal in the middle of the day as well as worship, thanksgivings, a message and a bit of a history lesson for the benefit of those who do not know about American traditions.
Here Stephanie Wise (left) poses with the team from Bryan College in Tennessee that came to see how we can expand our partnership at PIU and what assistance they can offer in Chuuk. Pictured are Danielle Rebman, Ray Legg, Ben Williams, and Matt Benson. Stephanie, prior to coming to Guam worked with these fine folk at Bryan.
The semester ended with a boating trip to dolphin watch, dive and snorkel that was sponsored by PIU's new dive program. It was a great day out in God's creation

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