The Experience Magazine - Spring 2017

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Florida Three new cabins are under construction; these will provide additional housing for male students, Camp Crew, and will also increase the number of campers. Hungary Eighty students from 16 countries have filled the school to capacity. Pray for an Assistant Dean of Women. South Korea Improvements in the effectiveness of the Admissions Office have been implemented. Pray for a new full-time Theology Professor. Ontario A new traveling ministry team was launched. Pray for several prospective staff members who will need to raise support. Québec The main classroom recently underwent major renovations. Pray that God will lead other French-speaking believers to serve on staff. New York The Bollback Student Life Center opened in January. The official Dedication of the building was held during the Founder’s Conference. Uganda Current students come from Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, and South Africa. Pray for much-needed scholarship funding to assist needy African students. Brazil Applications were submitted to extend first-year accreditation to the Bible Institutes in Sao Paulo, Recife, and Belem by February 2018.


Argentina Dorm

The newest girls’ residence hall opened September 2017 on the New York campus. Eric Cordis (’84), Word of Life Engineer since 2000, designed the dormitory building and managed the project. The building is 9,000-square feet with 4,500-square feet on the main floor. It features a key swipe entry and houses 32 girls in eight suites with a central lounge. The building is high efficiency with LED lighting throughout, individual room heat control, redundant high-efficiency boilers, and a high-efficiency water heater with a recirculating loop so there is instant hot water in all the rooms. Each room has a continuous air exchanger which brings moist air out of the bathrooms, runs the exhaust air through a heat exchanger to recover heat from the air stream, and returns outdoor air which is warmed by the exhaust to each sleeping area. The bottom floor contains campus security offices and a laundry facility. The fire sprinkler system installation was donated by Scott Treverton (’85), and longtime volunteer, Kevin Caswell , donated the rough plumbing install. The building crew was mostly alumni: Eric Cordis (’84), Doug Bensen , Ralph Deshetsky (‘ 96 &’97), Pat Murphy (’05 & ’07), Carl Rambow (‘08), AustinWorden (’13), Nate Cousins (’15), Tom Sobek (’96)*. * Not pictured

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