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Graduation Caps

Manna Bible Institute's

Seventy-Fourth Commencement

Honoring the Graduates of the Class of 2022

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations ..."

Matthew 28:19 (NIV)

STANDARD BIBLE COURSE 

Testimony:

Throughout life all of my teachers never gave up on me; and they would not let me give up on myself.  All their hard work has finally paid off.

Goal:

To start a youth ministry.  To teach and help youth establish a relationship with God.  To keep them from turning to a life of crime; to one day open a youth center to give them a chance for a better life.

Church Affiliation:

Assembly of Christ Baptist Church, Willingboro, NJ

— Reginald Blount, Jr.

Marie’s Testimony:

The Lord is good in every way.  What can be perceived as pain can manifest in joy.  I lost my husband last year.  When one door closes, another opens.  This year I moved and gained my grandchildren on a daily baisis.  I thank God every step of the way!

Goal:

To get closer to God and His will for my life.

Church Affiliation:

Friendly Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA

— Marie Griffin

Testimony:

I thank God for blessing me and allowing me to graduate from Manna.  There have been some difficult times, but God has seen me through.  I thank God for His favor and healing of my mind, body, and spirit.  Through it all, the Lord has kept me strong and confident in His promises.

Goal:

To obtain a degree in Grief Ministry and Counseling

Church Affiliation:

Community Baptist Church, Chester, PA

— Ronald Hughes

Testimony:

I feel the greatness of God in my life by the illnesses I have experienced, including cancer (twice).  I have overcome them all.  To God be the glory!!

Goal:

My goal is to enhance my knowledge and understanding of the Bible, as my direct knowledge of the Bible was limited, due to my Catholic upbringing.

Church Affiliation:

Community Baptist Church, Chester, PA

— Sara Kirkland

Testimony:

I used to pray to God, having more questions than praise and gratefulness.  The Holy Spirit heard me and led me to Manna.  With the Holy Spirit’s leadership, the professors at Manna walked me step by step through the Bible.  Now the new me is ready to go out and share God’s love.  Thank you, God!  Thank you, Manna!

Goal:

To become a missionary worker at home and abroad.

Church Affiliation:

St. Jude Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA

— Deborah L. Mitchell

Testimony:

Attending Manna Bible Institute truly enhanced my spiritual education.  It allowed me to grow further in the knowledge of the Word of God, and get deeper into understanding the attributes (omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, immutability) of Almighty God.  The provision of the teaching staff and their style of teaching was enthusiastic, which drove me to finish my courses with great success.  Fellowship with the family at Manna Bible Institute, Mount Holly campus, propelled me to be sculptured into the Body of Christ and become more like Jesus.

Goal:

Fish for lost souls, quench thirsty souls, feed the hungry and clothe the naked.  TEACH: To teach the Body of Christ and Non-Christians.  PREACH: The Gospel when and wherever God directs me. 

Church Affiliation:

Galilee Baptist Church, Trenton, NJ

— Rachel A. Sanders

TWO-YEAR CHRISTIAN
WORKERS’ CERTIFICATE 

Testimony:

The pandemic closed businesses, chuches and schools, but in the middle of it, I knew the Lord to be a deliverer and a sustainer.  Death was all aound us during the pandemic, but by God’s grace I continued this journey to this day, and His grace will continue to lead me on.

Goal:

To be a model of Christ, to minister and serve as Christ.  To build up believers to help equip them to do His work.

— Audrey Alexandre

Church Affiliation:

New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Wilmington, DE

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MBI Board Chairman's Message

to the 2022 Graduating Class

Honoring the Graduates of the Class of 2022

Dear MBI Class of 2022:

Congratulations on achieving a significant milestone!  You should be proud of yourselves and your accomplishments.  Graduation is a time to celebrate successes achieved and start a new chapter in your life.  

“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female, He created them” (Genesis 1:27).  God has a general purpose for every person.  He created us to be His image-bearers.  Through our lives, we reflect to the world that true enjoyment and satisfaction in life can only come from knowing and serving God.  That is the general purpose for which we have all been created: to turn people toward God, to be an example of the satisfaction and joy that comes from knowing and obeying God.  We want you to know that we honor and applaud you for walking in your purpose.

Never before has a graduating class been called with more purpose, passion, and perseverance to step into a world that needs the knowledge you have obtained.  On behalf of the Board of Directors, administration, faculty and staff of Manna Bible Institute, I send you our heartfelt congratulations and challenge you to make our world better.  May God bless you, and may heaven continue to smile upon Manna Bible Institute!

Sincerely,

Rev. M. William Couch, D.Min.,

Board Chairman, Manna Bible Institute

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