Thursday, February 15, 2007
The End Of An Era!
I am sure you have heard by now that Covenant Bible College is closing down. There are many reasons why had to do it. They first closed CBC Midwest because of the dwindling enrollment. Not only that, but financial difficulties have a lot to do with it. The growing cost and expenses outweighed the income that CBC as a whole was receiving. They depended a lot on donations and I guess that amount they were getting wasn't enough.
Now some of the stuff that was planned is not going to happen. The small group tour, CBC nomadic, and possibly Junior Hi Jam are not going to happen. I think that Junior Hi Jam should still take place, but we will see.
It will be hard for some people to deal with especially my friend Jon Loewons' family. His grandfather Wendell Anderson was the president of the CBC for 30 plus years. So there is a history and a legacy that goes with that. At the meeting yesterday, he apparently couldn't handle it. He realizes that he is the last one in his family to come here. I just wonder how his grandma Birdie Anderson will take it. CBC has been a big part of her family for so long. This news of CBC closing (if she hasn't found out already) will crush her.
I know that a lot of people have been wanting to come here. They didn't bother applying anywhere else because they were so set on coming here. I have heard that young kids have set their sights on coming here and now they can't. CBC has been a place that has changed a lot of people over the years and now people will not be able to come here like they have been wanting and also be changed.
This graduating class will be a special one as we are the last CBC Canada ever. We should make the rest of the year even better. We need to go out with a bang and make this the most memorable CBC class in history.
It will take some time to process all of this. For those that have supported CBC in the past we truly thank you.
Until next time: Shabot, shalom mother trucker!
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
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