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Taiwan Trip Update 1

Our First Full Day In Taiwan 

Traveling here was...long.  VERY long.  It was a 10 ½ hour flight to Japan and then another 4 hour flight to Taipei.  It was 10pm here when we arrived, which is 7am at home in Portland.  Needless to say, we were tired and ready to sleep when we arrived.

We started our day by travelling on the MRT (their mass transit train) from our hotel to Christ's College.  The college is actually at the top of a hill, so we walked from the train up a very steep hill.  If you have ever been to Taiwan, you'll know that it is very humid here.  We are all adjusting to sweating a little more than normal! 

Chapel In Taiwan

We were introduced to the student body at the beginning of their chapel service.  We will be speaking at their chapel on Friday.  After chapel, we headed down to Tzu-Chiang Elementary school.  We gave away basketball cards and invited the children to the outreach event we are doing on Saturday.  The kids were VERY cute and some spoke pretty decent English.  After hanging out with them for a while, we headed back to Christ's College to have lunch with the students.

Sight-seeing And Fellowship

After lunch we had some time to explore the city.  Many members of the team headed into Danshuiwith some of the students from Christ's College.  It was very helpful to have students who are familiar with the area showing us around.  Danshui has a lot of shopping and there is a nice walk along the river here as well.  We truly enjoyed the company of our local hosts and they seemed to enjoy us as well.  They at least enjoyed our attempts at speaking Chinese!

Sports and Testimonies

bball-teamsThis evening, we met back at Christ's College to play various sports with them.  Some students played volleyball outside while the basketball teams from Multnomah and Christ's College warmed up with some competitive events in the gym.  The night ended with a basketball game.  Multnomah had a modest 99-48 victory.  Every Multnomah player hit a 3-pointer within the first half.  They played great and had fun.  After the game, Melissa Miller shared her testimony with the students via an interpreter. 

Pray

We walked back down the hill to the train in pouring rain.  At one point, Coach Bickley smirked, "So...if you want to be a missionary, this is what it's like!"  It was actually a nice cool down after the game.

Tomorrow is an early start.  We are heading to Bethany School to lead their chapel and minister to their students.  As you read this, keep us in prayer.  Pray that people would come to Christ, that we would stay healthy and safe, and that God would continue to work through each of us.

colin_wyenbergColin Wyenberg
Admissions Counselor
Multnomah Bible College

Admissions & Basketball Go To Taiwan

It is just about 48 hours until I head to Taiwan.

Wow...It doesn't quite feel real yet. I'll be going to Taiwan for 10 days with members of Multnomah's Basketball and Volleyball teams to minister to the people of Taipei. The big idea of this trip is to use sports as a means of connecting with the people of Taipei and to be able to share Christ with them. Even though I am only marginally athletic, I am VERY excited to be a part of this team. I have the privilege of joining them in their ministry efforts as well as promoting Multnomah to a number of students.

Spending Our Time

The majority of our time will be spent connecting with students from four different schools in Taipei. Bethany Academy and Morrison Academy are two Christian schools that have a large number of missionary kids. We'll be speaking in their chapel services, giving a few basketball clinics, and playing a game against their high school basketball team. Christ's College is a unique college where about half of the students are believers and the other half are not. Many students are enrolled in the English program and we will have the opportunity to share with them at their chapel services as well as play a basketball game against their team. The last school we will be working with is Tzu-Chiang Elementary school. We will be inviting them to an all-day basketball clinic on Saturday, May 23rd that will be held at Christ's College.

colin_wyenbergFollow Along and Pray For Us!

I will be blogging every couple of days and I'll be sure to include plenty of pictures! This is a great opportunity and we would love if you would join us in praying that God would grant us opportunities to share His love with the people of Taipei.

Until next time...Zaijien!! (Good bye)

Colin Wyenberg
Admissions Counselor
Multnomah Bible College
colinw@multnomah.edu

MU Basketball 2008-09 Season Wrap-Up

Comments Off Written on March 20th, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, General

A Very Good Year

The Multnomah University Lions started the year with a new style of play that would score many points and be an exciting brand of basketball to watch, but would it win games and produce results? As a coach, I felt that our style of play would be both exciting and prosperous, so I was willing to take the chance with a bunch of guys who I knew could really shoot the ball.

Our first indication that firing up three pointers as much as we could might work was at NCAA Division II Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. We came out firing on all cylinders from behind the arc, hitting on 21 of 57 attempts and scoring 97 points. Even though we lost, this was a big game for our confidence that we could make things happen offensively, even against great competition.

Conference

As the conference season started, it was clear that our main rival would be Portland Bible College. As the end of January rolled around, they had yet to lose a single conference game, while we had beat every conference team at least once. We were over matched on the boards against PBC, but we felt we could catch them from the outside. The first game in December, we lost by 10. The next game we were blown out by 28 points. The third game gave us some hope, even though we lost on a shot from just inside half court at the buzzer, we felt we could compete. Then, on February 17th, we finally broke through with a 106-98 win at home. It was their first and only conference loss of the regular season.

As the conference tournament began, the Lions were the 4th seed which meant they had to play Golden State with PBC getting the winner the next night. The Lions took care of business against GSB, winning 110-83 behind Nick Kamlade's 34 points, setting up the rematch with PBC.

On Friday, February 27th, we simply played our best game of the season. Falling behind 62-56 at the half, we came out and scored 88 second half points to win 144-134. Nick Kamlade led the way with 42 points as we hit 27 out of 55 three point baskets. The win put us into the championship game where we lost to the host school, West Coast Baptist, 98-104, despite Kamlade scoring 51 points.

Numbers

Nick Kamlade had an outstanding junior season. He averaged 25 points per game and dished out a total of 190 assists. Sophomore Tyler Yates led the way from behind the three point line with school records of 139 makes and 441 attempts.  We had seven different players hit at least 50 three pointers. We made at least 20 three pointers in a game 11 times.  We led the entire nation in three point makes (651) and attempts (2096).
(check our stats page)

More MU Lion Basketball

Though the season is over, here are some links to get you by until next season.

MU Lions Second at 2009 PCA Conference Tournament

Comments Off Written on March 6th, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, General

The Multnomah University Lions men's basketball team has made us proud this season, but now we are just downright impressed. Coach Bickley's high flying tactics have already created quite a bit of a buzz nationally. This last weekend in the 2009 Pacific Christian Athletic Tournament, Multnomah University finished second in the conference championships losing by 6 to the tournament hosts West Coast Baptist.

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Big Moments of Note

  • MU knocked out the number 1 ranked Portland Bible College in the conference tourney. It was a shooter's game. MU came out on top 144-134. 88 of that just in the second half and the MU Lions hit 27 out of 55 from the three point line!
  • Nick Kamlade scored 34 against Golden State Baptist, 42 against Portland Bible College, and a career high 51 points in the championship game against the West Coast Baptist Eagles. He was named MVP of the Conference.
  • On Wednesday in Oklahoma City, it was announced that Nick Kamlade had made ACCA 1st Team All American. Tyler Yates was named 2nd team all conference and Brent Looyenga earned an honorable mention.
  • As of last Saturday, Multnomah University had hit 624 three pointers as a team!
  • The local news covering the tournament had two articles about our high scoring Lions. Read the Antelope Valley Press coverage of the Golden State Baptist (PDF) win and another on the Portland Bible College (PDF) victory.

Next

The guys have two games left so be sure to check the updates on the MU Men's Basketball site.

We have added a lot of season pictures to the athletic site. Check out the men's basketball slideshow, women's volleyball and all MU athletics. You can also browse Multnomah University photos on Flickr.

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Lions Basketball: Making 3′s And News

2 comments Written on February 25th, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, Media

Here's a fun article about how the MU Lions Men's Basketball team has attempted more 3-point shots this season than any other team in all of college basketball in the US (which probably means in the world)!

Read the Oregonian article before they archive it.

Download the PDF
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J. Merrill Peterson Memorial Service

Comments Off Written on January 2nd, 2009 by
Categories: Athletics, General

J. Merrill Peterson on extreme right
J. Merrill Peterson on extreme right

Former Multnomah University trustee and men’s basketball coach, James Merrill Peterson, died on December 17 of natural causes at the age of 86. He served faithfully for 40 years on Multnomah’s Board of Trustees and coached the men’s basketball team from 1962 to 1965. During Mr. Peterson’s reign as coach, he led Multnomah to a record year of 15 wins out of 19 games.

Mr. Peterson is remembered by family and friends as one who embodied strong moral integrity, a disciplined work ethic, and committed faithfulness to God and others. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Melba Baller; sons, Timothy J. and James M. Jr.; and six grandchildren.

In remembrance and celebration of his life, you are invited to a public memorial service held in Mr. Peterson’s honor on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. in Riverview Abbey Funeral Home, 0319 SW Taylors Ferry Road. His family has generously requested that all remembrances be sent to the Multnomah University Student Aid Fund, c/o Multnomah University, 8435 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220.

100 Dollar Dogs

Comments Off Written on October 9th, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, General

Hopping Homecoming Hotdogs

It was a dollar a dog day when 96 of Multnomah’s alumni came home this past weekend in celebration of Homecoming 2008. All hot dog sales went to help fund STUGO (student government). Kyle Higginbotham won an Ipod Nano.  The day’s activities also included: Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, and the main event of the evening Men's varsity basketball vs. Alumni and what an exciting game it was. Our alumni gave our varsity team a run for their money. It was neck and neck up until the last 3 minutes of the game with the 1st half ending with Multnomah Alumni: 49 and Multnomah Lions: 51 – our current Lions took the game 101 to 87.

Special thanks

STUGO for your support in this year's event and to all of our Alumni participants, thank you.

Participants

Soccer:
Matthew Cyphert, Matt Rygg, Ben Thomas, Sarah Swenson, Jennifer Parnham, Jon Gonsalves, James Lewis, Devin Chapman, Ted Rydmark, Alyssa Mueller, Caleb Elliot, Danny Harvey, Dan Briggs, Mike Prewitt, Chase Reeves, Dave Groom, Jonathan Lowen, Colin Henderson, Chip Lubeck, Jeniffer Parnham, Timothy Alban

Volleyball:
Aime (Helman) Franklin, Aimee (Calenberg) Haworth, Anne Chang, Ashley Wright, Bri Knuckey, Chrisy Bryant, Debbie (Speer) Whitehead, Jessica Anderson, Jessica (Bunch) Ubel, Kelly (Bryant) Wilbanks, Koren (Tompkins) Faust, Melissa (Weber) Della Paloera, Melody (Lundquist) Barrera and Sally Duke.

Basketball:
Dan Johnson, Dave Odell, Kirby Gleason, Ryan Franklin, Sam Duke, Scott Chase, and Seth Duke

Just in time for Homecoming

Comments Off Written on October 3rd, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, General

Gone today Home tomorrow

The Multnomah University homecoming is this Saturday (10/4/08) and we have lots of exciting things planned. The Current men's basketball and women's volleyball teams will get an opportunity to take on our legendary alumni. There will also be soccer, a 3-3 basketball tourney, a pep rally, prizes, and much, much more.

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A Web Response - www.multnomah.edu/athletics

Lately, we have been pretty excited about our MU Lions and now our website reflects that. This week, in fact, we rolled out our new and improved athletics site. It was time to pump up the design and add a slew of features to allow our faithful (and even reach out to those not so faithful) MU sports fans to get their fill of Lion sports action.

Among the changes you will find:

  • A new graphical layout
  • New photos everywhere
  • Intramural games schedule, score, and standings now have a home
  • Each sport home page includes - upcoming games, recent scores, and team record
  • The Game Log now brings you summaries of all MU games as well as Player of the Game
  • You can now sign up to email or rss updates of The Game Log so you always have the latest news

You should definitely check it out, kick the tires a bit, come back and tell us what you think...

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