Southern Africa Bible College exists for one reason: There are people in Southern Africa who do not know the good news of Jesus. When Eldred Echols and Al Horne started the college that was the issue they wanted to address. They started a work that has changed the world for God. That is their legacy.
Since its humble beginnings in 1966, many teachers, students, and supporters have participated in this ministry and added to the legacy that will be left for future generations. One such person was the late Dr. Cecil Rix. (November 12, 1924 – December 9, 2012)
Cecil was an accomplished Geologist who traveled the world in his work, yet, he will be most remembered for his faithful service to God through his work as an elder at the Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, and as Chairman of the Southern Africa Bible College Endowment Committee. It was his vision that launched the Spreading the Flame Campaign, the college’s current effort to build an endowment.
Al Horne states that, “He (Cecil) was, without a doubt, one of the finest elders of the Lord’s church we have ever known. Cecil was a true friend and promoter of the Bible College as well as being our own personal, treasured friend. His kind and gentle spirit endeared him to all. Southern Africa Bible College has lost one of its best friends and most ardent supporters. So have we. His life was lived to the glory of God!”
Cecil has left a tremendous legacy. What will your legacy be?
We ask that part of your legacy be to spread the gospel in Southern Africa. Your support of this work on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis directly results in people hearing the good news preached. You can also become a charter member of our new Legacy Society (see article on back page.)
May God bless us all in our efforts to leave a legacy that changes the world and helps grow God’s Kingdom in Southern Africa and around the world.