July 2019 Student Newsletter

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

I hope you are doing well with your studies. We only have one month left in our "Summer of Learning" challenge. When the summer started 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 students to make this a "Summer of Learning" God's word. I thought it would be interesting to see just how many video Bible lessons the students could complete this summer (June - July - August).

In the summer of 2018 students averaged 4,150 lessons per month. I am pleased to report that in June 2019 the students completed 4,322 lessons and in July 2019 the students completed 7,025 lessons. This is an amazing number for July, but I think even more lessons can be completed in August. So far this "Summer of Learning" challenge has been a wonderful success and I encourage you to dedicate yourself to your studies pressing on with your efforts this next month. It is always a worthy goal to gain a better understanding of God's word.

We Want to Hear from You

We hope you are enjoying the free courses provided by the WVBS Online Bible School. The school is designed to give students an online, comprehensive, in-depth study of the Bible. The lessons are pure non-denominational teaching based on an accurate "drawing out" of what the Bible teaches, not reading into the text what someone might think it teaches. The courses cover every book in the Bible, plus four additional subjects which help you in your understanding of the scriptures. The 45 courses are currently available to the students for free online viewing. We would love to hear your opinion of the courses. Your comments, suggestions and even criticisms would be appreciated.