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Jul172014

Continuing to Bear Fruit: 30, 60, 100-fold

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.

(Mark 16:20)

Charis Bible College (CBC) graduates are celebrating on nearly every continent. Six hundred students recently received diplomas as recognition of their completion of CBC’s training. Each of these newly licensed ministers, from forty worldwide campuses, are prepared to go forth, preach the Good News of Jesus Christ, and change the world.

Class of 2014 - CBC West Midlands (Click to enlarge)

Class of 2014 - CBC Uganda (Click to enlarge)Class of 2014 - CBC Heidelberg, SA (Click to enlarge)We are so grateful for our World Outreach Partners, who make it possible for our students in nineteen countries, to experience the Word coming alive for them. Their cups are literally overflowing with God’s love as a result of sitting under the anointed teaching of our CBC instructors. They can’t help but express how this nearly-too-good-to-be-true news has transformed their lives.

CBC San Jose graduate, Carol Moore (right). (Click to enlarge)Carol Moore, a CBC San Jose graduate, shared the following testimony regarding her two years at CBC:

Since attending CBC San Jose, my life has been changed forever. I am not the same person I was two years ago. My initial transformation began after salvation thirteen-and-a-half years ago as I began to study and meditate on God’s Word. During my time at CBC, this transformation process has ramped up so significantly that I want to continue this process of a deeper relationship with the Father forever. When you have tasted something so sweet, nothing else can compare. As Paul stated in Philippians 3:12-14,

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. [13] Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, [14] I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

I am pressing on because I have life and I have a purpose greater than myself.

The teaching has revealed new truths and a deeper understanding regarding healing, grace, faith, and what Jesus has provided for me through His death, burial, and resurrection. I also know more about the true nature of God and my authority as a believer. My transformation has taken time through study, meditation, and the application of God’s Word. It’s so great to be in the “sweet spot,” knowing I’m doing what God has called me to do. The best is yet to come!

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, [21] Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21

Each graduate has a testimony similar to Carol’s. Their lives have been transformed by attending CBC. But it’s not just a single life that is being changed; these students are taking the revelation that they are receiving and impacting their communities.

Andrea, from CBC Mexico, was recently in a government-run hospital, helping a fellow student care for his father. While Andrea was there, she couldn’t help noticing a man in the bed next to her friend’s father. He was very ill and lying in a coma-like state. Andrea asked the woman who was sitting next to his bedside what had happened to him. The woman explained that the man was her brother, Martin, and she had been told that he was very close to death. Andrea asked for permission and then prayed for Martin. She exchanged cell phone numbers with his sister before leaving the hospital.

From left: Javier, Martin's parents, Martin and Andrea (Click to enlarge)About two weeks later, Andrea was in a hurry and got on the wrong bus. She looked around having realized her mistake, and to her surprise, there was Martin’s sister! Andrea asked about Martin and was told that he had remained in that coma-like state for about nine days, and then he just woke up! He had since been discharged from the hospital.

Andrea and her husband, Javier, made arrangements to visit Martin and his family. When they arrived at Martin’s house, they found nine family members gathered. Andrea and Javier talked to the group about how much the Lord loved them. All nine people received Jesus as their Savior.

Sharing the love of God is natural for CBC students. Testimonies like these are endless. We celebrate their accomplishments as graduates and as disciples. The multiplication process that is taking place throughout the world is extraordinary. Some of our graduates will choose to attend our third-year internship program, in order to further train for the calling God has placed on their lives. Others will begin new journeys by starting churches or launching new businesses. Many will visit their home cities, towns, and countries to share the same revelation of God’s unconditional love and grace that they have received and experienced at CBC.

Please join us in congratulating the 2014 CBC graduates and know that your partnership helped transform their lives, in addition to the many lives that will be touched as they go forth and preach the Good News. These students are changing the world.

If you have never partnered with World Outreach, we invite you to do so today. Your donations really do make a difference in the lives of innumerable individuals. With your help, we will continue to fulfill the Great Commission and make disciples of all nations.

Reader Comments (4)

Wendell, this was a great article. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for your part in making all of this possible. For those of you who don't know, Wendell is the very first person the Lord told me to ask to be a part of the CBC faculty. Wendell and Linda helped start CBC and then moved to England for two years to start our first extension school.

The testimonies in this article are typical of hundreds of graduates all over the world. The Lord is making a difference through CBC World Outreach. Praise the Lord.

July 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Wommack

Congragulations graduates! God bless & Multiply! :)

July 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShiferaw

Congratulations guys! Thank God for what He is doing through CBC

July 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmmanuel Chukwuoma

Congratulations Grads! What an accomplishment! GO YE .... Do the works that Jesus did.....God is with you!
Daniel 12:3

The Ross's

July 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvie

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