The Experience Summer 2019_WEB

A letter from Don Lough, Jr.

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One of the realities we all face are the seasons of life. In Ecclesiastes 3:1 we read, To everything there is a season, a time and purpose under heaven. We experience this every year here at Word of Life. Fall ushers in new students at the Bible Institute, winter brings holiday breaks and Snowcamp, spring intitiates practical ministry experience with Open Air Evangelism and short-term mission trips, and summer launches the camping season when we host thousands of young people and families and witness hundreds of stories of life change. God has orchestrated our lives to revolve around times and seasons. There are times of planning and dreaming and times of exhaustion and sadness. Robert Morgan, a frequent speaker at Word of Life, shares in his book, The Red Sea Rules , “Realize that God means for you to be where you are.” Yes, God intended for the Israelites to be trapped at the Red Sea... it was all part of His good plan. Although it’s not an easy topic to discuss or experience, God wants us to understand how to walk through tough seasons of life. In this edition of The Experience , we explore stories of Bible Institute alumni who have experienced difficult times and have persevered. Personally, I still remember the moment when I heard the news of my father’s unexpected death. It was a very challenging time and yet it was during this season that I sensed the Lord’s presence and grace in a fresh way. God taught me much about what it really means to trust Him. Our God is fully aware of the ups and downs of our lives and wants us to completely yield to Him through every season of life. Difficult times are also a reminder that our lives on this earth are brief and that we have a responsibility to... Hold Forth the Word of Life to those who have not heard the Good News about Jesus Christ.



Founder's bible conference


Dealing with the heartache of loss


an interview with Randy & Kylie curtis


God's unfailing love in the midst of tragedy


Where are they now?


Israel Study Tour


Beautiful Feet


Hersheypark review


alumni news


Remembering dr. Renald Showers

major contributors

Writers – Don Lough, Jr., Roger Peace, Fran Welch, Mike Bush, Karen Smith, Ron Wyrtzen, Deb Frey, Ryan Jasper, Ken Hayden Designer – Teresa Stursberg Editor – Beth Black Director of Alumni Relations – Mike Bush The Experience is a publication of Word of Life. We want to build a community where you can find longtime friends, share testimonies of what God has been doing, encourage others with stories of change, and learn how you, too, can be involved with the mission of Word of Life. ©Copyright 2019 — Word of Life Fellowship. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission.

With a grateful heart, DON LOUGH, JR. (‘84) Executive Director



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