OHCC Wins Dragon Boat Race
The Rowin’ Oaks won the Education Cup at the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, August 4. They also placed second in the silver division. [photo 1] [photo 2] [photo 3]
Storm Recovery Update: October 5
Psalm 46:1-3 says, "God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!" (NLT)
We have felt and seen God’s great provision, care, and blessing as a result of the storm that occurred here on July 2, 2012. The roof is back on West Hall and the dorm is fully occupied. The Schreiber Activity Center has been reshingled. Massive cleanup efforts have taken place over the last few months and the campus is looking great! There are still a few “bald spots” that need grass seed, some landscaping projects, and lots of logging that needs to be done in the woods to reduce our exposure to fire threats. By the end of October, all the building repairs should be completed as we are waiting on a few contractors to finish some projects.
We are grateful to all of you who have contributed through your skillful labor, heavy equipment, financial donations and, most of all, your prayers. It seems miraculous that we were ready for students by the third week of August.
This verse reminds us that regardless of our circumstances, God is the source for our safety and our ability to press on. Catastrophes will come and we will feel discouraged, overwhelmed, and beaten down. Yet God is ALWAYS READY to help us. He is the One we can run to. He is the One we can hide under. He is the One who understands what we are going through.
May God’s refuge and strength be yours through the storms that you are currently facing. Let us know how we can contribute to your needs as well. With God’s grace, The staff of OHCC
Storm Update: July 3
A storm on Monday evening, July 2, 2012, has caused significant damage to the college campus; however, all people on campus and at Camp Oak Hills are accounted for, and no one has been hurt. Praise God! Staff should report to work on Tuesday as scheduled. We ask all others to stay off campus until further notice so that we can assess the damage and clean up. If you have questions, please call during regular business hours. Thank you for your prayers and cooperation.
Storm Update: July 4
Oak Hills Christian College, Camp Oak Hills, and Mokanum Ministry Center will continue to operate, and all scheduled events and classes will proceed as scheduled. We are grateful for people who would like to assist with the clean-up effort. All volunteers must contact the OHCC Central Office at 218-751-8670. Questions from the media should be directed to Joan Berntson at 218-766-2738.
Storm Update: July 5
Volunteers are needed at Oak Hills to help with tree and brush removal after the July 2 storm. [video] The use of appropriate equipment for tree and brush removal would also be appreciated. Please call the OHCC Central Office at 218-751-8670 before arriving. We ask that the general public refrain from coming to campus because of safety concerns. The men’s dorm roof debris is being removed and repair options are being reviewed. Donations to the Oak Hills Storm Recovery Fund are being accepted. [Donate Online] Joan Berntson, Public Relations, can assist with media questions: 218-766-2738.
Storm Update: July 6
Thank you to the volunteers that have assisted in removing trees and brush from Camp Oak Hills and the College campus. Volunteers are still needed for further cleanup. Please call the Central Office at 218-751-8670 to coordinate equipment and manpower needs. The debris from the men’s dorm roof has been removed and options for repair are under consideration. Camp Oak Hills continues its summer programs and Mokahum and the College will start on time this fall. You may [donate] to the Oak Hills Storm Recovery Fund online. Joan Berntson, Public Relations, is available for media questions: 218-766-2738.
Storm Update: August 13
Storm Update: August 21
Oak Hills Marches in Parade
Thirteen Oak Hills community members participated in the annual Bemidji Jaycees parade on Sunday, July 1. The theme and posters of the sides of the float promoted Camp Oak Hills. [photo]
Over 450 people celebrated with us at commencement on Saturday, May 5, at the Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji. Sixteen graduates received bachelor degrees, five received an Associate in Arts in Biblical Studies, six received the general AA, and seven received the Certificate in Biblical Studies. We also recognized the six Discipleship Certificate graduates of Mokahum Ministry Center (a ministry branch of Oak Hills Center for Indian Ministries located in Cass Lake). OHCC Graduates MMC Graduates 2012 Commencement Program
Sexual Assault Prevention Walk
The national statistics are alarming: 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually assaulted in some way. In order to help raise awareness and funds for the local Sexual Assault Prevention Program, 25 OHCC students, staff, and friends took part in the 5K walk in Bemidji on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
New Fitness Equipment
Oak Hills Christian College thanks Anytime Fitness of Bemidji for their generous donation of a complete line of fitness equipment in April 2012. Dan Hovestol, Athletic Director, (left) is pictured in the OHCC exercise room with Tim Restle, owner of Anytime Fitness. OHCC Wolfpack athletes will benefit greatly from this significant donation. The Wolfpack athletic program includes men’s basketball and women’s volleyball. The equipment is also available to all OHCC students and staff and will be appreciated for years to come.
Students Serve in Haiti
Seven OHCC students and five area volunteers joined a
Students & Staff Help Save Lives
Twenty-nine people volunteered to donate blood on Tuesday, February 15, 2012. This was the campus service project for February.
Spiritual Enrichment Days
Instead of regular classes on February 7-8, 2012, we held special sessions that focused on spiritual enrichment. Our speaker this semester was Ken Polley from Peacemaker Ministries.
Urban Minneapolis Ministry in Action Team
Liesl Arndt, Nathan Bakke, Brittney Carlson, Daniel Carpenter, Abby Haynes, Ami Johnson, Amanda Weeks, and Mike Weeks will be serving in the inner city of Minneapolis with STEM Ministries on December 16-21, 2011. Service opportunities include: Somalis, Tibetan children, Chinese students at U of M, Akina Community Church (Dan & Erin Pack, Oak Hills Center for Indian Ministries), Marie Sandvik Center (meeting physical and spiritual needs in the inner city), prayer walking, and more! Please pray for the MIA team members and those they will be ministering to.
OHCC Faculty Member Publishes Book
When the diagnosis of an advanced cancer comes to a family, it can challenge faith and hope. This is the news that came to Jeff Wisdom, Director of the Pastoral Ministry program and instructor of Greek and New Testament at OHCC. Through the Valley is a biblical-theological reflection on suffering.
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