I continue to be encouraged by the way God is using Corban University to establish and build up the multi-ethnic church worldwide.
It is my prayer that we will continue to live into Romans 15:20-21, which says, “and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, 21 but as it is written, ‘Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.’”
A few days ago I flew to Auckland, New Zealand to visit Laidlaw College. This is a small evangelical Christian college in Auckland interested in partnership with Corban University. Our discussions will include everything from student exchange during general education core or an exchange semester for a specific major area.
Our CUEST coordinator Evan Brammer continues to lead our English transition program with excellence. Our Papuan students are settling in and Evan provides strong mentoring to these students. I recently had the opportunity to meet up with our 15 new students from Papua and to watch Evan lead. What a treat! God has surely called them ALL to Corban at this time. I am currently in conversations with the Papuan province government regarding new students and additional memorandum of agreements. Ben Moll and I are working on descriptive research to help determine both short-term and long-term CUEST program effectiveness.
Teachers College and International Teachers College at Universitas Pelita Harapan are growing in student enrollment and faculty. As an ITC Advisory Board member and the NWCCU accreditation liaison, I am involved in hiring new faculty for ITC. Several strong candidates are being considered for ITC from the US, Kenya and Ireland. We are eager to receive our final statement from NWCCU on ITC. I thrive on the different cultures within our Indonesian programs. I am always reminded of Paul’s statements in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23.
Aaron Imig is leading an online professional development program with Teachers College through Converge. I have the privilege of observing, commenting on posts and learning alongside. This is truly innovative and the TC lecturers are very appreciative of Dr. Imig’s authenticity and efforts to make it contextually relevant. Ask Aaron about it!
I am currently in conversations with UPH regarding graduate programming for TC and ITC. This would be a Masters of Education and may provide visiting scholar opportunities for our Education faculty.
In the recent visit to Indonesia, Dr. Sheldon Nord and I visited many secondary schools to present Corban. Through new agreements I am writing, we hope to have additional students from Indonesia joining us in Salem the near future.
Partnership ideas in Lima, Peru continue. We are still in the formation stage but getting close! I’ll keep you updated
Please continue to pray for my safe travels and discerning God’s wisdom and leading. What a magnificent opportunity we have to be innovators all on behalf of the gospel kingdom!