March 10, 1992
Dear Brothers and Sisters in our Lord:
Under God’s blessing we hare having a profitable year at the seminary. The students are doing well in their studies. In addition to our own four students, it is our privilege to instruct two students from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. These men and their families have adjusted well to our school and churches. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, the professors are kept busy preaching and teaching in our churches.
We expect to enroll a young man from our Lynden, Washington congregation next fall. The churches in Singapore are planning, D.V., to enroll one of their students in the fall of 1993. A man from Mexico may be enrolling in the fall of 1992. Our student body is taking on an international flavor. We are thankful to God for giving us the privilege of training men for the gospel ministry in other denominations
Progress is being made on the plans to expand the building. We need more space for our growing library, a quiet area for students to do their research, a room for the archives of our churches, and offices for the professors. An architect has been hired and plans and cost estimates will be presented to synod in June. The architect gave us a figure of $350,000.00 as a rough estimate of the cost of this addition. To date we have received approximately $105,000.00 from individuals and churches for this project. Of this amount $80,000.00 has come from three individuals who are not members of our churches. This kind of support from our people and other of God’s people is very encouraging. We ask that you remember this need as you contribute to the cause of God’s Kingdom. Your donations should be sent to the undersigned at the seminary address.
Please remember the seminary in your prayers that we may be diligent in preparing faithful men for the gospel ministry in our churches and mission fields.
Cordially in Christ,
Prof. Robert D. Decker, Rector