Tomorrow begins Graduation Weekend here at Heritage. There is a great amount of excitement in the air for what’s ahead.
On Friday evening, we will have our annual Grad Banquet. After a delicious buffet dinner, we will hear from both the college and seminary valedictorians. A number of awards will be handed out to deserving students. I (Rick) will give a challenge to the grads about being “well known to Jesus” (2 Corinthians 6:9). We are trusting the Lord for a rich and memorable evening.
On Saturday morning, we will hold our Graduation Ceremony. Over 70 grads will walk the stage and receive diplomas or degrees. Dr. Norm Millar, the lead pastor at Redemption Bible Chapel in London, will be our commencement speaker. We will worship the Lord and celebrate His grace in helping this year’s graduates complete their diplomas and degrees in preparation for serving Christ with their lives.
After graduation, our Heritage Board of Directors will convene for our quarterly Board Meeting. In addition to rejoicing over the past year, we have some exciting matters to discuss related to the school’s future.
In the following days, a number of our students will be heading out for summer ministries. One of our worship teams will leave on Saturday afternoon for a week-long tour in Northern Ontario. Early next week a team of our SERVE students will depart for summer missions in Thailand; another group will fly to serve the Lord in Portugal. Many other students will be involved in summer internships in local churches and Christian camps. Others will be headed for summer jobs, earning funds to continue their studies at Heritage in the fall.
I’d ask you to join me in praying that the Lord would be honoured through our Graduation Weekend events. Also, please pray for the students as they serve the Lord in a variety of places in Canada and around the world.
Thanks for praying! God has been answering our prayers in wonderful ways.