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24/7 Month of Prayer

Comments Off on 24/7 Month of Prayer Written on October 12th, 2009 by
Categories: General, Pray For MU, Students

prayingMU students have organized a month of prayer throughout October. They believe strongly that Jesus wants to move powerfully through this campus to impact the world and they have committed to praying 24/7.  Faculty, staff and students are invited to take part, dedicating themselves to what Christ has planned for MU.

How do I get involved?

Hour-long prayer shifts are still available on the calendar by the cafeteria. Simply write your name down by the shift you would like to cover.


Won't you join us in praying for what God might do through the people of Multnomah?

Dr. Dan Did It!

1 Comment » Written on October 5th, 2009 by
Categories: General

Dr. Dan successfully completed all 26+ miles of the Portland Marathon that took place on Sunday, October 4th.DrDanMedal Congratulations, Dr. Dan!

What's his time, and how much did he raise?

Dr. Dan clocked a time of 5 hours, 1 minute, 20 seconds, and raised a total of $913 for Multnomah University's Student Aid. Thanks to all who pledged!

You can still give!

If you would still like to contribute to the Student Aid Fund, you can do the following:

New Goals Set for Kigali Kollection

Comments Off on New Goals Set for Kigali Kollection Written on October 3rd, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Students

The Kigali Kommittee has reconvened and decided to set the new goal of collecting 15,000 books by December 15 for Kigali Bible College.

Check out the full background story here.

The current book total: 10,643

In total, Africa New Life Ministries is aiming to collect 30,000 solid, evangelical and theological books by December of this year.

How you can helpbookpile

  • Volunteer to catalog all the books with the Library of Congress (None have been cataloged yet).
  • Travel to Kigali for ministry and dedication of the college (10 people have expressed interest in going).
  • Donate any books you can at Multnomah.

For more information, check out the Rwanda Library Book Drive and contact Dr. Garry Friesen at

Lifestyle Evangelism in the 21st Century: New Wine’s Fall Conference

Comments Off on Lifestyle Evangelism in the 21st Century: New Wine’s Fall Conference Written on September 24th, 2009 by
Categories: Faculty, General, Seminary, Students

Come attend New Wine's fall conference, Lifestyle Evangelism in the 21st Century: Building Bridges to Neighbors and Neighborhoods! It will highlight the profound evangelistic and missional approach generated by Dr. Joe Aldrich's classic book Lifestyle Evangelism and what lifestyle evangelism looks like in the 21st century.

The conference will feature presentations, workshops, and panels by Paul Louis Metzger, John Morehead, Rusty Pritchard, Mike Abbate, Clark Blakeman, Tony Kriz, Caleb Rosado, Gary Tribbett, Brad Harper, David Greenidge, Roger Trautmann, Rachel O'Brien and more!

When and Where Is It?

  • Saturday, September 26
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mosaic Church: 1832 NE 39th Ave. Portland, OR 97212

How Much Does it Cost?

  • Students: $10
  • MU staff, faculty & alumni: $20
  • General public: $25

How Do I Register?

Download, fill out, and e-mail your registration form to

More Information

  • To view the conference schedule and a list of workshop offerings, check out New Wine's website.
  • For other information, contact New Wine at 503.251.6767

Kigali Kollection Achieves Goal of 10,000 Books!

Comments Off on Kigali Kollection Achieves Goal of 10,000 Books! Written on July 20th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Students

Goal Accomplished!

Once again, the Kigali Kollection has reached its goal—this time, five months before the due date. On July 15th, Multnomah staff, Debbie Chin and Mary Newman, both shared the pleasure of entering the 10,000th book to the Kigali book database. Between the two of them, they have entered a total of 6,000 books this summer.

The current count stands at 10,202 and the committee hopes to reach 12,000 books before MU students return in the Fall.

Generous Donors

In addition to all the student, alumni, faculty, staff, and community donations at Multnomah, new donors are coming in all the time. Contributing to the collection were two very generous retired pastors. They donated their libraries, which totalled 1,350 books, to the Kigali Kollection.


Having a library with 10,000 books will allow Kigali Bible College to be an accredited institution (African accreditation bodies require an institution’s library to have 9,000-12,000 books in order for it to be accredited).

Keep Giving!

Although the goal has been met, the Kigali Committee will still continue to collect books until December 18. So don’t stop; keep the books flowing in!

See Past Posts for More History and Context

Books from Dr. Joe Aldrich go to Kigali Kollection

Comments Off on Books from Dr. Joe Aldrich go to Kigali Kollection Written on June 19th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, General, Missions, Students

joealdrichDonations from the shelves of Dr. Joe Aldrich (donated by Ruthe Aldrich) and alumnus, Dick Sleeper, helped boost the Kigali Kollection to 8,732 books and 1,030 journals.

This leaves 1,268 more books that need to be collected before reaching the goal of 10,000 books by December 18. So spread the word, and be a book donor. Keep those books coming; just give, give, give!

Clearly, God is good!

Past Posts

Read the rest of the posts that are tagged with Kigali.

Downloads Page Now Live!

Comments Off on Downloads Page Now Live! Written on June 7th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Media, Students

Last month we gave you a sneak peek of our Downloads page, offering two free wallpaper designs. Now, the real thing is out, with a vast selection of designs to choose from!


Free wallpaper, free banners, free buttons, free avatars.

If it's Multnomah virtual merchandise you want, then you want our newly created Downloads Page!

How Will the Books Get There?

Comments Off on How Will the Books Get There? Written on June 3rd, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Students

Many books have been collected... yet, how will they get to Kigali, Rwanda?

After working for three years to become registered as a Rwanda ministry, Africa New Life Ministries is now able to receive shipments. So the organization will store the books until a safe, dry place is ready to receive the Kollection in Kigali. In the meantime, ANLM is raising the finances in hopes of sending all the books at once in a 40-foot container, which will take 1-2 months to arrive in Kigali.

Kollection Update

With over 6 months to go, the Kigali Kollection has received, 7,074 books, 707 periodicals, with 2,926 more books needed before reaching the goal of 10,000. So continue spreading the word, and give, give, give!

See earlier posts for more information and context

Kigali Kollection Update

Comments Off on Kigali Kollection Update Written on May 21st, 2009 by
Categories: Books

Once again, the Kigali Kollection surpassed its set goal, with 6,534 books collected by May 15. The goal of 5,000 books was reached 13 days before the deadline.

New Goal

The new goal is to have 10,000 books collected by December 18. Apart from books, the Kigali Kollection is also collecting journals (not included in the book count).  Presently, 707 journals have been collected.

Keep Donating

Now that we have come to the end of the semester, you may have books in your possession that you may never use again. So donate, donate, donate! Send your books over to Debbie Chin or Dr. Garry Friesen who are both located in Sutcliffe Hall.

Contact Information

For more information, check out Africa New Life Ministries or contact Dr. Friesen at or Debbie Chin at or 503.251.6400.

MU Downloads Page Sneak Peek

1 Comment » Written on April 29th, 2009 by
Categories: General, Media


Take a sneak peek at MU's soon-to-be released Downloads page. It'll be a one-stop-shop for MU desktop wallpapers, web site banners, buttons, and avatars. Look for it in the coming weeks, but for now, to give you a sample of our collection, here are two desktop wallpaper designs for you to download for FREE.