August 2019 Student Newsletter

"Summer of Learning Challenge"
Russell Haffner
Russell Haffner (Director)

I hope all things are going well as you continue your studies with the school. We have now concluded our "Summer of Learning" challenge and the results are in. You may remember how this idea for a summer challenge began. I told you that when my three children were growing up, their mother and I would enroll them in a summer reading program at the local library to encourage them to continue learning even in the summer months when they were out of school. Summer was often a time when they would play and not spend as much time reading. The summer reading program proved to be an excellent way to keep them focused on learning.

Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to promote a similar program in the WVBS Online Bible School. I encouraged you to make this a "Summer of Learning" God's word. I thought it would be interesting to see just how many video Bible lessons all of you could complete this summer (June - July - August).

In the summer of 2018 students averaged 4,150 lessons per month and I was hoping this year you could do even more. I am pleased to report that in June 2019 the students completed 4,322 lessons, in July the students completed 7,025 lessons and in August the students completed 5,009 lessons. These numbers are amazing! The "Summer of Learning" challenge has been a wonderful success and I encourage you to continue pressing on with your efforts in the months to come. It is always a worthy goal to gain a better understanding of God's word.

Statement of Faith

The WVBS Online Bible School has no statement of faith, creed book or religious manual. The only statement of a Christian's faith which is needed is the Bible. If a statement of faith says less than the Bible it has left something out. If a statement of faith says more than the Bible it has added to God's word (Revelation 22:18-19). Let us abandon the opinions of men and seek to practice and teach only that which is found in God's word. The staff of the school is composed of Christians seeking to teach others about the Bible. The material produced is designed to be used by anybody seeking a greater understanding of God's word.

The goal of the school is to serve God and His people by doing His will to the best of our ability. We have a genuine desire to glorify the Father, His beloved Son, His word and His blood-bought church and not to glorify ourselves or any other men.