There have been a very intense final day at the Gideon Bible College. Everything settled, all the difficulties left behind: hot days of studies, process of self-improvement, sleepless nights, tests ... This is the very time to sum up everything and enjoy the victory to the fullest!
Within just a month of studying, the students became a strong, united family, armed with knowledge and ready to serve other people.
Olga Anatolyevna Emets, the Dean of the Bible School was the first to congratulate the graduates. She was really touched by the changes she saw in the students lives: change of characters and spiritual growth.
The Dean's message contained three important keys for their future:
1) a deep dedication to God and His Kingdom,
2) a pure heart - it is important to examine motives of any actions or life decisions;
3) never stop learning - only then you can have impact in life.
Being regional pastors, Vitaliy Osipchuk and Sergei Dudka also came to congratulate the graduates.
Also the students had a chance to share their excitement from the studies and to testify God’s glory.
Henry Madava, the senior pastor of the Victory Christian Church complimented all the students and distinguished all the teachers who had been able to lay a solid foundation within such a short period.
A great inspiration for everyone was Pastor Henry's preaching, aimed at ensuring that each graduate would keep and deepen the knowledge and revelations of the God’s Word, meditate on the materials received, be persistent in studying and open for spiritual principles to go deep into the heart. Pastor emphasized that the anointing makes us special, therefore we need to treasure it and use to the maximum.
The graduation ceremony of the Gideon college in 2017 culminated in the prayer and blessings from pastor Henry and the teachers and was followed by a traditional photo shoot.