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LOOKING TOWARD THE HARVEST Many have said that coming to Eston is like a desert experience. This summer, as we looked across the street at the beautiful yellow fields of canola it was far from a desert. The fields around Eston were full and varied with canary seed, lentils, canola, wheat, flax, peas, and alfalfa. They are each different in nature, size, beauty and purpose but all full of potential for a great harvest. The fields, in some respects, are symbolic of our students, new and returning. They have had seeds planted in their lives by parents and grandparents, pastors and neighbors,
friends, and even strangers. These seeds are nurtured by many experiences: some have been to camp or on a mission trip; others have helped with Daily Vacation Bible School; many have been mentored; and most have grown simply through prayer and reading Godʼs word. As our students arrived this fall it was harvest time in the fields of Eston. For us, at the college, it is a time to reap a harvest in the lives of students. Not because they have reached their full potential and are spiritual giants, but instead they are ripe for picking so that the seeds of sacrifice and discipline can be sown again. Like many before them, the students who arrived this fall will encounter their own desert experience. They will feel isolated from media and the hustle of city-life, out of touch with the world and their friends. But rains do come to the desert. As they are watered they will grow in Christ. They will choose to withdraw for a time from distraction and busyness to meditate on Godʼs word. They will delight in the presence of God as the Holy Spirit rains down on them. This fall, as we prepare to work in this corner of Godʼs field, will you partner with us in prayer? Pray that God will bring about a mighty harvest in these young lives, and also—as Jesus instructed us in Matthew 9:38— that God will send more workers, including those fromEston College, into the harvested field. - Josh Chalmers and Brenda Frost, Student Services
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
ESTON COLLEGE is an Evangelical, Pentecostal community whose mission is to develop disciples of Christ - faithful men and women educated in the wisdom of the Bible who walk in obedience to the Holy Spirit and who extend God’s grace by serving as His ambassadors in the home, Church, and marketplace.
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STUDENT INTERNSHIPS JENNY-RAE DIGGINS is a Resident Director at the college, giving oversight to our oncampus girls.
JESSE SWITZER is involved in a pastoral internship at King of Kings Fellowship in Lethbridge, AB. AUTUMN MERRILL is interning at North Edmonton Christian Fellowship in a variety of roles.
JOANNA KORCHINSKI is interning with the chaplain at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon. TYLER CLARK is a Resident Director at the college, providing oversight to our on-campus men.
KALEB & MELODY MCLEOD Melody is interning at Flood Ministries with the impoverished and Kaleb is completing a pastoral internship at the Bridge Bible Church. Both are in Bakersfield, CA. For more information on requesting an intern visit our website under the Alumni Connection section.
FACULTY AND STAFF CHANGES MAVIS MULDER After 14 years of teaching at the college, Mavis is currently seeking the Lord for direction as to where God would have her serve.
ERIN NORDQUIST With the birth of their second child, Ethan, Erin is on a one year maternity leave. She served as Music Director and Librarian.
LAURA CHALMERS Laura will be on a one year maternity leave as ESL director. She is enjoying being a first time mom to daughter Elise.
TRISH OULLETTE Trish, alumni of the college (97-2001), was teaching in Asia for the last 9 years. She will be joining us for one year to replace Laura in the ESL department.
GORDON CAMPBELL - AT HOME WITH THE LORD Gordon was a long time volunteer and supporter of the College. Bible education (Eston College in particular) was one of the passions of his life. Gordon graduated from Eston College (Full Gospel Bible Institute) in 1954 and then worked as an auditor for the Provincial Government. During those years he faithfully brought kids to Senior High and Junior High Weekends, graduations and conferences, and then encouraged them to attend Bible College. Wherever he lived and worked he consistently held services, pastored or helped to build up the local church. Upon receiving an early retirement package he and his wife, Mildred, moved to Eston in 1987 and he volunteered his services until his passing. One of his prime involvements was purchasing groceries and supplies. Through astute shopping and careful planning he saved the College thousands of dollars over the years. He also built relationships with supporters of the College who contributed beef, potatoes, vegetables and flour and Okanagan apples that were served to the students throughout the school year. In areas of maintenance he was familiar with every appliance and leaky tap on the campus. Gordon was an environmentalist before it was fashionable leading the way in recycling, composting and conserving energy. Gordon never really wanted to retire - and he didnʼt. He attended an Eston College staff barB-Q one evening, drove to Regina the next day and went into the hospital that evening because of pain. There was emergency heart surgery in that night but he passed away early the next morning, May 28, 2011, at age 78. He served because of his love for the Lord and people. He will be dearly missed by staff, students and friends of the College. - Willard Mitchell, Chancellor
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ESTON COLLEGE’S 64th GRADUATING CLASS
WINTER 2011 TERM
STUDENT AC HIEVEMENTS DEAN’S LIST (90 - 100%)
Eston College celebrated itʼs 64th graduation over the weekend of April 29 - May 1, 2011. Jordan Duncan and Jesse Miller delivered the valedictorian address, and a message was given by Rev. Steven Atkins. We were honored to confer 9 degrees, 10 associate diplomas, 1 diploma and 20 certificates. We had a great weekend celebrating the accomplishments of all our graduates. We hope that you will join us in prayer for these young men and women as God leads them further down the paths he has set for them.
WORLD ACTION TEAMS - SUMMER 2011 World Actions Teams (WAT) are an incredible missions opportunity for our students. This past spring teams went to Quebec, England and Haiti. Often we speak of how our students lives are transformed but these trips have also had an amazing impact on our staff. Our Accounts Officer, Crystal Adams, led the team to Haiti under the direction of Rev. Daniel Zopoula. “The earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 was devastating and rebuilding is very slow. However, after meeting with the youth of various churches, we found that the people have not lost hope for their country. We heard that in the midst of destruction people raised their hands to God and praised His name. It was exciting to see our students go to work – taking their classroom knowledge and putting it into action in the orphanage, at services and on the street. Daniel was an excellent mentor and did Life Coaching with us. Through this I was able to release something in my life that had been a burden for more than four years and I found freedom. Near the end of our trip I was baptized in the ocean by Daniel in the presence of the team and a few Haitian boys swimming near by. God did amazing things in my life while in Haiti and I can't wait to see what my future holds with Him at my side.” - Crystal Adams, Accounts Officer
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HONOURABLE MENTION (85 - 89.9%) Michela Adlem Danielle Bober Jonathan Bueckert Katy Haydon Autumn Johnston Melody Krieger Natasha Krieger Autumn Merrill Sarah Myers Joel Povey Alana Schmidt Jason Schmidt Kirstie Seier Jesse Switzer Lea-Arin Warkentine Nickolas Yoner
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C ALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS
OCTOBER Festival of Missions October 17 - 18 For more information, contact Jeff Frost by calling 1.888.440.3424 or emailing email@example.com.
Contact Weekends October 21 - 23 and October 28-30 Contact Sean Stevenson-Douglas by calling 1.888.440.3424 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOVEMBER College Experience Weekend November 17 - 19 Contact Sean Stevenson-Douglas at 1.888.440.3424 or email@example.com.
NEW CHANGES FOR ALUMNI At Grad 2011 Eston College announced a renewal of the Alumni Association. Whether a grad of the Full Gospel Bible Institute, the Full Gospel Bible College, or Eston College we want to keep our alumni connected and involved. There are going to be three new initiatives that are helping kick off Eston College Alumni. Using the Eston College LIFE newsletter, email, and the web we will be sending out an EC ALUMNI CONNECTION once a month. Nine emails and three in print will help keep alumni connected. In the EC Alumni Connection you will find Eston College alumni news, opportunities to get involved, alumni testimonies, alumni announcements, and photos. Secondly, we are now offering every Eston College, FGBC, and FGBI graduate ONE COMPLEMENTARY AUDIT per year. We want to pour into the lives of every person who has come through the doors of the college by encouraging your journey of learning. If you have graduated you can attend one audit class (a class taken without credit) per academic year. All that attending alumni have to provide is room and board. Visit www.estoncollege.ca for more info. Weʼre also really excited about the annual ALUMNI & FRIENDS WEEKEND that will allow alumni and friends of the college to spend time together at Eston College. These weekends of fellowship will include services that coincide with the academic yearʼs opening services, class reunions, various activities (golfing, campfires, volleyball, and more), and a chance to spend time together with other alumni from across the country. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding these new alumni opportunities. We would love to hear from you!
JANUARY Winter Mini-Semester January 9 - 20 For registration information, contact our Registrar, Darlene Pinter at 1.888.440.3424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH Sr High Encounter March 1-4 Contact Sean Stevenson-Douglas at 1.888.440.3424 or email@example.com.
HAVE NEWS? Alumni news items are welcome. For details on how to submit your update, visit our website www.estoncollege.ca/alumni. You may also give us your news by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1.888.440.3424. Please indicate “Eston College LIFE Alumni News” when submitting. If you have a photo to accompany a birth or wedding announcement, please include it and we will print it as space permits.
ALUMNI & FRIENDS WEEKEND The weather was amazing, the food was fabulous, the fellowship was wonderful and the services were filled with the presence of God. Our second Alumni Weekend was even better than the last and already we are excited about next year. While the timing of the weekend precludes some from joining us it provides a great opportunity to connect our alumni and our students and helps ensure a great start to our year. Having our alumni join us for Opening Services allows those who have walked before to pass the torch to our students. Chris Westby (Friday), Sean Stevenson-Douglas (Saturday) and Brian Fuller (Sunday) brought inspiring messages. Please be sure to listen to them on our website. Hope to see you next September at Alumni Weekend/Opening Services 2012.
LISTEN ONLINE! Tune in to great messages weekly through our website! To listen to chapel services online, go to www.estoncollege.ca and click on ʻNews & Events - Mediaʼ. You will be able to listen to special services that happen throughout each term - Deeper Life and Opening Services, Alumni & Friends Weekends, Festival of Missions, Encounter weekends, and more!
ALUMNI NEWS: ALUMNI NEWS:
MARRIAGES BIRTHS Ryan (97-01) and Christa (Machmer, 97-99) Sims were married on June 11, 2011. Kevin (94-97) and Daycee (Siggelkow, 94-97) Richardson welcomed a son to their Brandon and Kelsey (Quist, 04-07) family. Josiah Ernest Bert was born April 21, Somerville were married on June 25, 2011. 2010. He weighed 9lbs 1oz. Daniel (07-11) and Anna (Siddons, 06-10) Mike (96-99) and Melanie Rollick welcomed Cole were married on June 25, 2011. a son to their family. Benjamin Allen was born June 28, 2010. He weighed 5lbs 10oz Jordan and Carolyn (Maat, 03-04) Hubick and is a brother for David Edward who is 3. were married on July 10, 2011. Charles (94-97) and Shannon Sims Gregory (05-07) and Brittany (Gogel, 09) welcomed a son to their family on Aug. 2, Moore were married on July 22, 2011. 2010. Robin (08-11) and Alicia (Hamata,09-11) Cameron (98-01) and Michelle (St. Pierre, Klimchuck were married on July 23, 2011. 98-02) Campos welcomed a son to their family. Jude Richard was born on June 29, Kaleb (current student) and Melody 2010 in Kettering, UK. He weighed 7lbs 12oz (Krieger, current student) McLeod were and is a brother for Arlo. (See photo below.) married on August 6, 2011. Jay (08-09) and Courtney (Lohner,07-10) Wood were married on August 13, 2011.
DEATHS Hazel WIlkin (46, 55-58) of Burlington, ON, passed away at the age of 92. She taught until retirement in the Mississauga school division. She loved the piano, going to church and her family. Gordon Campbell (51-54) passed away on May 28, 2011. Rev. Fred Koss (76-79) of Saskatoon passed away on June 3, 2011.
BIRTHS MARRIAGES Kevin (94-97) and Daycee (Siggelkow, Richardson welcomed a son to their Joel94-97) and Candace (McLean, 02-03) Jagessar family. aJosiah Ernest Bert family. was born April 21, welcomed daughter to their Janaya 2010. was He weighed 9lbs 1oz.19, 2010 in Nala-Lali born on October Edmonton, AB weighing 7lbs 3oz. Mike (96-99) and Melanie Rollick welcomed a son to their Allen was Colin (95-98) andfamily. Mary Benjamin (Atkins, 95-97) Fox born June 28, 2010. He weighed 10oz welcomed a daughter to their family. 5lbs Courtney and is born a brother for David Edward who8lbs is 3. Bliss was on April 4, 2011 weighing 13oz. Josh, Cameron, Cameron and Elizabeth and (98-01) Donovan are Michelle (St.another Pierre, excited to have 98-02) Campos sister. welcomed a son to their family. Judeand Richard Nolan (94-97) was born on June 29, Danielle (Adams, 97-00) in Kettering, Cox2010 welcomed a son UK. to weighed 7lbs 12oz theirHe family. Andrew and is a brother Arlo. George was born onfor April 13, 2011 weighing 8lbs 6oz. Charles (94-97) and Shannon Sims welcomed a son to their family on Aug. 2, Chris (part-time 06-08) and Erin (part-time 2010. 06-08, current staff) Nordquist welcomed a sonJoel to their Ethan John was born May and family. Candace (McLean, 02-03) Jagessar 18, welcomed 2011 weighing 8lb 1oz. and is a brother for a daughter to their family. Janaya Ava.Nala-Lali was born on October 19, 2010 in Edmonton, AB weighing 7lbs 3oz. Josh (01-05, current staff) and Laura (Guderyan, Chalmers Cory and01-03, Alana current (Roach,staff) 91-94) Schommer welcomed a ____ to to their family. ____was welcomed a son their family. Grady Luke born on born ______, 2011 weighing ______. was February 11, 2011 and weighed 3lbs 15oz. Colin (95-98) and Mary (Atkins, 95-97) Fox welcomed a daughter to their family. Courtney Bliss was born on April 4, 2011 weighing 8lbs 13oz. Josh, Cameron, Elizabeth and Donovan are excited to have another sister.
Nolan (94-97) and Danielle (Adams, 97-00) Ryan (97-01) and Cox welcomed a son to Christa (Machmer, their family. Andrew 97-99) Sims were George was born on April married on June 11, 13, 2011 weighing 8lbs 2011. 6oz. Brandon and Kelsey (Quist, 04-07) Chris (part-time 06-08) and Erin (part-time Somerville were married on June 25, 2011. 06-08, current staff) Nordquist welcomed a son to their family. Ethan John was born May Daniel (07-11) and Anna (Siddons, 06-10) 18, 2011 weighing 8lb 1oz. and is a brother for Cole were married on June 25, 2011. Ava. Gregory (05-07) and Brittany (Gogel, 09) Josh (01-05, current staff) and Laura Moore were married on July 22, 2011. (Guderyan, 01-03, current staff) Chalmers welcomed a daughter to their family. Elise Robin (08-11) and Alicia (Hamata,09-11) Adley Eve was born on June 30, 2011 Klimchuck were married on July 23, 2011. weighing 7lbs 3oz. Kaleb (current student) and Melody Dave (91-93) and Erin (MacKenzie, 00-03) (Krieger, current student) McLeod were Schellenberg welcomed a son to their family. married on August 6, 2011. Jackson David Kyle was born on July 7, 2011 and weighed 7lbs 15oz. Jake (72-75) and Marie (Retzer, 93-96) McCrea welcomed a daughter to their family. Joy Violet was born on July 12, 2011.
Hazel(97-00) WIlkinand (46, 55-58) of Burlington, Paul Cissy Hampton welcomedON, a passed away at theIan age of 92. Shewas taught son to their family. Paul Manzi bornuntil retirement in the Mississauga school board. August 3, 2011 weighing 7lbs. She loved the piano, going to church and her family. Eric and Anita (Harder, 99-01) Karmark welcomed a son to their family. Jonathan Gordon Campbell (51-54) passed away on Henrik Rodney was born August 8, 2011 May 28, 2011. weighing 6lbs. 11oz and is a brother for Andrew. Fred Koss (76-79) passed away on June 3, 2011.
FOR THE COMMUNIT Y:
THE RIPPLE EFFECT When a student begins at Eston College, it creates a ripple effect. I was reminded of this recently when I came into contact with faculty and their families, from the college, who showed interest and care for me and my family. The last of my 3 children (Julie, Jonathan and Carolyn) who attended Eston, graduated 7 years ago. When my husband John passed away quite unexpectedly 4 years ago, there was an outpouring of love and support from the College that is still felt by us today…an example of the ripple effect. I have never shared this before but several years ago I listened to a message on my answering machine from President Brian Fuller, thanking me for my continued support of the college and giving me words of encouragement. Immediately I received a vivid, unmistakeable picture in my mind of the “ripple effect”, clearly an image of when a student decides to pursue post-secondary Christian education at Eston. It was as if the Holy Spirit dropped it into my mind and heart…it stopped me in my tracks and I have often thought of it but now seemed the right time to share it. This caused me to ponder what the “ripple effect” looks like for anyone involved with the College and I deducted the following: For the student, this would mean living away from home, making new friends of both sexes from all over the province and abroad, dorm life and living with a room mate, enjoying organized sports and recreation, faculty and staff that really care about them, post-secondary Christian education, growing spiritually and forming valuable lifelong habits, increased faith and gaining confidence using God-given giftings, music involvement, possibly meeting a future Christian spouse, leadership and volunteer opportunities, becoming part of the Eston Christian community, missions opportunities both at home and abroad. Studentsʼ families automatically become part of the Eston College community thru giving financially, receiving newsletters and other mailings, bringing their child to and from the college as well as attending events and graduation. Some serve on the Board of Directors. For the faculty and staff, it is an opportunity to serve the Lord, impacting studentsʼ lives life-long. The graduates of Eston College shape their future home lives from the biblical foundation they have received. They affect their world because of their biblical world view whether in a career in the marketplace, working with youth, as pastors, home missions or missions abroad. Some graduates come “full circle” and return to Eston College to work and serve in a capacity. As alumni there is continued connection through communication from the College. Offspring of the graduates often choose to attend Eston, continuing the ripple effect. I understand the Community of Eston, “comes alive” during the school months, generating employment and business; the community enjoys the benefit of a Christian witness and positive impact…another ripple effect. But, most importantly, through all of the above, God is glorified and His kingdom built up and increased through lives changed and saved, for eternity. - Tina Maat, Regina SK B OX 57 9 E S TO N S K S 0 L 1 A 0 • P H : 3 0 6 . 9 6 2 . 3 6 21 • F X : 3 0 6 . 9 6 2 . 3 810 • W W W. E S TO N C O L L E G E . C A
100 GIVE 100 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 At Eston College, we have a burning desire to make disciples for Christ and to equip those disciples to make more disciples. God has given us this call. We can say with certainty that we are applying ourselves completely to this end and are diligently providing one opportunity after another for our students to grow in their relationship with the Lord. We are also seeking to prepare these young men and women to serve faithfully in their homes, churches and this world. One of our main focuses is to train ministers of the gospel who are devoted to the study of scripture, prayer, and a life of obedience to the Holy Spirit. To strengthen our position, we are inviting those who believe in the work we are doing to join others who are presently contributing to the success of the College. Our prayer is that at least 100 people will donate 100.00 per month—a sacrifice for sure, but one we trust will bring great joy. As you know donations are an integral part of our work and your support will help to ensure that we can move into the future with what is necessary to accomplish our mission. We entreat you to pray about the role you can play and thank you in advance for your faithful support.
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To donate and/or to learn more about 100 give 100, please contact Crystal Adams via email at: email@example.com or call: 1.888.440.3424. - Brian Fuller, President
HOW CAN I GIVE BACK TO THE COLLEGE?
There are many ways to support the college and our students! Here are just a few ideas: Donate household goods and exercise equipment to the college, volunteer time and services for special projects, mentor or disciple a student, provide employment for a student or a learning opportunity for an intern, pray for our students and staff, help a student fundraise for a WAT trip or their tuition, support the college with a financial gift, and more!
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LIFE October 2011
J O I N U S I N P R AY E R T H AT . . . • Our staff will be faithful disciples of the Word, passionate prayer warriors and zealous men and women who live obediently to the Lord and bear much good fruit for our Saviour and King.
encourage the people of their country to put their trust and faith in Jesus Christ.
• • Eston College students will love the Lord with all their heart, soul, strength and mind and that they will daily live in the fullness of Christ walking purposefully as His disciples. • • Those in the world who do not know the Lord will experience the power and conviction of the Holy Spirit and give themselves to follow Christ. • • Missionaries will know the favour and blessing of God and that they will have all the necessary resources to accomplish the works God has prepared for them. • Leaders throughout the world will acknowledge the uncertainty of trusting in political, economic, social and military systems and
Those who are part of our fellowship will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to boldly proclaim the gospel bringing honour and glory to God in thought, word and deed. Our constituents, donors, supporters, alumni and friends will hunger and thirst for righteousness and that the Holy Spirit will satisfy these longings for Him and fill them to overflowing. Those who attended camps this year will daily yield to the Holy Spirit and live radical lives of faith in their schools, colleges, universities homes and work places.
• Those who are experiencing sickness, disease, pain, sorrow or suffering will know the miraculous healing hand of our omnipotent God upon them and that they will be made well.
TECHNOLOGY NEWS • Whatʼs POPULI? A new student information management system is
now up and running at Eston College! After many hours in front of a computer screen this summer, staff and students now have the ability to do much more online! This includes accessing their own class information, student finances, transcripts, the library and much more! Have TWITTER? Make sure that you follow Eston College on Twitter and stay up to date with whatʼs happening at the college.
• Have FACEBOOK? If you are a friend of Eston College, FGBC or FGBI or are an alum, check out our alumni Facebook pages.
• Have you visited OUR WEBSITE recently? It has been reformatted and contains lots of exciting news and information. To view this or previous issues of LIFE online, visit www.estoncollege.ca/news-events/publications.
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