The Spreading the Flame Campaign is officially underway! The Campaign was launched during a series of dinners in late April and early May of this year. Al and Donna Horne and Fred Bergh came from Africa to visit Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Oklahoma City, and Knoxville. In each city people who have made a tremendous impact on the School were honored. These include, Cecil and Martha Rix, Al and Donna Horne, Tex and Mary Jane Williams, George and Ela Beth Bailey, and Jerry and Ann Hogg.
The goal of the campaign is to ensure southern Africans are equipped to spread the gospel today and well into the future. The three year, $3 million dollar campaign is designed to increase current operating funds so more students can attend the College, while also building an endowment that can be invested for the future and the interest used to provide stability and excellence.
The campaign is focusing on four areas: increasing student scholarships, faculty enrichment, distance learning, and academic excellence. Academic excellence includes programs which help the students put what they learn in the classroom into practice in the field. They go on campaigns and work in local congregations as preachers, evangelists and ministers. You can read about one such campaign in Cape Town in this newsletter.
The dinners raised a total of $160,000 bringing the campaign total to $1.5 million in gifts and pledges. The campaign is well on the way to meeting its goal. The student body has been increased from 24 to 31 with the goal of reaching 50 in the next two years.
Your help is greatly needed to ensure the gospel is spread across
southern Africa, today and into the future. Let it be your goal to make this dream a reality. You can make a one-time donation, a multi-year pledge, a stock transfer, or see us about making a planned gift through your estate.
If you wish to see Fred Bergh’s keynote speech or other aspects of the Dallas/Ft. Worth dinner, please visit our website at www.southernafricabiblecollege.org and click on the ‘Video’s’ link.