Berean Academy 2012 Graduation and Awards Ceremony

A small set of photos of the 2012 graduation and awards ceremony is now online.  The gym lighting (especially in the evening) is not too friendly for cell phones, so we apologize for the photo quality.  We hope to have some better-quality photos available online in the future.

Thanks to everyone who supported Berean Christian Academy this year and to everyone who attended the ceremony.

Iranian Government Tracks Christians

via VOM weekly prayer update,

The Ministry of Intelligence has ordered the leaders of a Christian church in Tehran to submit the names and national identification numbers of its members to authorities. Viewed as an attempt to deter Christians from attending church, the order will reveal the identity of Christian converts and enable security authorities to record detailed information about Christians. Although this most recent restriction will make church attendance riskier, previous restrictions have failed to decrease the rate of Christian conversions. Last February, the Ministry of Intelligence banned Farsi services at the only two churches holding Farsi services on Friday, when most people are off work. Pray that this most recent restriction will fail to hinder the spread of the gospel in Iran.”

Visit this page to review the history of Christian persecution in Iran.  You may use the interactive map to view similar summaries of other nations (requires the Flash player).

Berean Christian Academy Aloha Day

Today is Aloha Day, last day of the 2011-2012 school year.  Our students are excited, looking forward to the Hot Dog picnic!  The Awards and Graduation Ceremony will be tonight in the Berean gym at 7 pm. 

The school year will begin again for K4 – 6th grade on August 27, 2012.  Call the office, click on the Academy website, or check out the FaceBook site for Berean Christian Academy Alumni & Friends.


Peddling For Proclaimers

via Mission Network News,

“USA (FCBH/MNN) ― Eight years ago, Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) developed the Proclaimer, a solar-powered digital playback device.

The project came about because of the high illiteracy rates around the world that prevented the poor from having access to God’s Word in their own heart language.

Enter: Troy Love, a police officer from Columbus, Indiana, and a former Marine. He first heard of the Proclaimer during a presentation at his church in 2010 and decided to raise funds and awareness for FCBH listening groups by riding his bike across the country.

In September 2010, he completed a six-week journey that took him from San Francisco, California to Yorktown, Virginia. That ride generated over $67,000.

Now he’s back: this time pedaling from Key West, Florida to Bar Harbor, Maine, with a goal of $90,000.  Together, these events will bring awareness of the needs as he speaks in churches and makes more appearances. The end goal between the two rides: $157,000, which would cover the cost to establish 1,000 Faith Comes By Hearing listening groups.”

Read the complete story here.  This is a great segue into a reminder of our own Jim Duncan, who is once again riding in the Bike For Bibles event this August.  Please visit Jim’s sponsor page and make a donation or leave a message.  Thank you.