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The Value of Being a Foreigner

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Categories: Alumni, General
The Value of Being a Foreigner

Ted (BS 2009) and Bethany Rydmark

“One of the most important reasons to travel is to know what it feels like to be a foreigner.” - A. A. Gill

Not until I had been off North American soil for three months did I fully realize how much I missed home. South America was still “America;” I don’t know what I expected, but I didn’t expect to feel so out of place, so distant, so foreign. On a daily basis, I found myself in situations where I was completely dependent on local people for the most basic necessities: food, water, transportation, communication. There was no “Spanglish” spoken here. Read the rest of this entry »

Alumni More Inspiring Than Michael Jordan

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Categories: Alumni, General, Students
Alumni More Inspiring Than Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan told us we should drink Gatorade because he used it to get through tough games, and we listened. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, told us that Weight Watchers helped her lose ten more pounds, and we listened.

We listen even more when an endorsement comes from someone who isn’t getting paid to say all the right things. In a recent blog post we shared with you stories from various alumni and students and Multnomah’s effect on their lives. These are powerful testimonials. Read the rest of this entry »

In the Business of Life Change

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Categories: Alumni
In the Business of Life Change

Again and again you will hear Multnomah faculty and staff members say "Alumni are our greatest recruiters," and they are proven correct as we listen to the stories. Incoming students often tell us about that special youth leader, pastor, speaker, or summer camp worker that changed their lives forever. We are so encouraged to be a part of an institution that is in the business of life change all over the world. Following is the story of a recent alum who shares her experience.  Read the rest of this entry »

A Reunion to Remember

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Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, General
A Reunion to Remember

The Multnomah class of 1962 loves to reunite. Every five years we simply push the Class Reunion button and begin gearing up for our next reunion. 2012 proved to be no exception. It was to be our 50 Year Reunion, so we began planning a full year in advance. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t you folks ever read your Bibles?

Don’t you folks ever read your Bibles?

Bob and Cindi Norsworthy - BS 1983, Wives Certificate 1983

That phrase, and the passion for personal engagement with the Word of God that evoked the challenge, is indelibly etched in a winsome way, in the heart and mind of every alum that ever experienced the life of Dr. John G. Mitchell.

It’s been thirty-three years since I first felt the passion and the intercession behind those words, delivered in that thick Scottish brogue. Yet those words still lead and guide me today, to a sacred and private place of intimacy with my Jesus and the only source in the universe of any “real life” … the Word of God. Read the rest of this entry »

Kigali Kollection – An Update on the Largest Theological Library in Rwanda

Kigali Kollection – An Update on the Largest Theological Library in Rwanda

On July 1, 2012, another team will be sent to Kigali to train ten Africans in setting up a library and placing the now 18,500+ books onto the shelves. The journey started in 2008 when Africa New Life Ministries (founded by Multnomah Biblical Seminary graduate Charles Burgeya) was awarded a grant to start a Bible training school in Kigali, Rwanda. Upon hearing this good news, a group of Multnomah students banded together under the same dream - to create the largest theological library in Rwanda. This 2012 team will take the next step in helping establish the library. Read the rest of this entry »

Appreciating Grandma & My MU Days

Appreciating Grandma & My MU Days

Dena Rosko ('96-97)

Adeline McIntyre, my grandma, spoke often, and always spoke well, of her days at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon. Grandma attended Multnomah School of the Bible in 1943 and graduated in 1946 with a degree in Bible and a certificate in evangelical teaching. Read the rest of this entry »

Little Budget, Big Faith

Little Budget, Big Faith

Dick and Rose DeShaw ('62)

My husband and I were called to that most difficult task – living the ordinary life, moment by moment conscious of God, asking to be shown His way and demonstrate his power as we walk with Him. While the ordinary life with God IS a career path, there is no professionalism about it, no special recognition or titles.

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Defeating the Body Image Bandit

Defeating the Body Image Bandit

Cherrie Herrin-Michehl 1995-96

I had dreamed of attending Multnomah after high school, but life circumstances prevented me from doing so. Instead, I graduated with a teaching degree from Central Washington University in 1985. I moved to California and later Arizona, teaching public junior high school for ten years. Some of the schools were on the federal register of poorest schools in the nation in cities where gangs, drugs, and crime prevailed. Read the rest of this entry »

Warthogs at Wycliffe

Warthogs at Wycliffe

"Watch out for warthog holes!"  I wasn't sure what my friend meant as we drove across the savannah in Sudan, but I quickly found out. Warthog burrows are often hidden in the tall grass and as one of the wheels on my vehicle found it, I was suddenly at a dead stop with one wheel up to its axle in the ground and my journey had changed. Read the rest of this entry »