Fairfield, Montana | MWSB Class of 2013
“I came to M-dub for the purpose of getting absolute certainty in my faith. I have always had doubts in my walk with Jesus, whether it was about if I truly believed in Him or was really saved. College football and the desire to get a degree that would enable me to get a high paying career was on my mind and was the other option to go for. But I knew, through prayer and the encouragement of a few fellow believers during my junior year in high-school that this is where I should go.
I have come to camps at the school before during the summers, but going to school there was a completely different rodeo. The Lord used mdub in my life to help me to see areas where I have been deceived. Reading God’s word, getting into a lifestyle of prayer and devotion towards Christ began revealing areas of unrecognized sin. The closer I got to Jesus the more He revealed the areas of the “flesh” that I was living in. Becoming more like Jesus wouldn’t have seemed like much of a sacrifice if I had held things in life a little more loosely. Jesus exposed a lot of pride in me that year and it was hard to let go of some stuff. At MWSB, Jesus can radically change you, but he can also do that else-where. Making m-dub “the” place to find God was a dangerous road that I was on at first. A faith like that is built on circumstance and not the Creator.
I have been tested so far at college in Butte, MT for that very thing. Circumstances (and people) haven’t been the greatest at times, and Jesus has revealed to me and has been helping me not have my feelings guide my faith. God is so much greater than our circumstances, because He has given Himself to us and dwells in us! New life, new nature, freedom, His word and Himself…really, what more do you need? During my time at mdub, Jesus showed me how much I was letting the “external” things control my “internal.” I wasn’t walking in the freedom that Christ HAS given. MWSB, I guess I could say, was a time of revelation, and if there is revelation it of course requires response. Living a life now in response and obedience through faith towards the God “who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory…” -Ephesians 3:20,21a
Colorado Springs, CO | MWSB Class of 2013, Venture 2014
“I was just about to finish up my Associates of Applied Sciences in Interior Design Degree, but wasn’t sure that I wanted to move forward with that career. Through a friend, I explored other options for my next year, and Bible College was one of those options. I knew of MWSB from going to church family camps as a kid here, but I didn’t know very much. Through the Lords provisions financially and circumstantially, I was able to make it to MWSB for the 2012—2013 school year. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I knew one thing: I would learn and grow much deeper in my relationship with Christ. I had no clue what that would exactly entail or where the Lord would bring me through the year, but I was excited.
Huntsville, Ontario | MWSB Class of 2012
“Early in high school, I already had it planned that I would attend a one-year Bible college after finishing school. By the time my grade 11 year (or Junior year for you Americans) came around, I basically decided against that plan; I would instead just “get on with my life” and go to university. However, God had a different plan and called me to commit one year of my life for the purpose of growing in Him. I had little idea of what that entailed, and when I arrived at MWSB I was not sure what God had in store for me there. Well, what He had in store for me was all a part of His continuous work in my life – molding me more into the image of His son, Jesus (Romans 8:29).
Lancaster, Pennsylvania | MWSB Class of 2012, Venture 2013
“Jesus is the kind of man who is easy to know a lot about, but hard to actually know. Growing up, I quickly fell prey to a “religious Jesus”, trying to please people and impress a holy God. During my senior year of high school, the Lord began to change my desires to match up with his. Through some dear friends, the Lord brought me to MWSB with an open heart and a lifetime of pride. During my time at school, the Lord wonderfully and painfully rocked my world with who He is. He showed me how many things about the Bible I didn’t know, and I felt incredibly blessed to have so many different gifted men come and share their wisdom, insight, and even their opinions on Scripture. It was awesome to see them pushing us to know Jesus and his Word, not just to listen to their lectures.