Do Music Missionaries Exist?

Do Music Missionaries Exist?

Ruth Potter, a Maranatha music undergraduate, has been a missionary in the Philippines for four years as a music teacher at Bob Jones Memorial Bible College (BJMBC). The school’s main purpose is to educate pastors who are starting churches. However, the school also has a music department, and many Philippine churches provide financial support for [Continue Reading...]

Dr. Neal Cushman enhances Bible Department’s cross-cultural experience

Dr. Neal Cushman enhances Bible Department’s cross-cultural experience

From a camp in Nova Scotia, from a college in Wisconsin’s Great North Woods, and from the mission fields of Africa, Asia, and Europe, Dr. Neal Cushman will bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to students at Maranatha this fall. Dr. Cushman is the latest addition to the Bible Department faculty, specializing in Greek, [Continue Reading...]

Furnari’s Study Abroad Experience Provides New Perspective

Furnari’s Study Abroad Experience Provides New Perspective

Garrett Furnari, a junior Cross-Cultural Studies major, spent the 2012 fall semester in Salamanca, Spain, through Maranatha’s Study Abroad program. Furnari’s environment completely immersed him in Spanish, and included the opportunity to audit classes at the University of Salamanca. He took Arabic, Islamic Thought, and Second Language French 1. Furnari chose these classes because of [Continue Reading...]

Study Abroad Program Combines Academics, Missions

Study Abroad Program Combines Academics, Missions

Any Maranatha student can experience a different culture firsthand by taking advantage of the Study Abroad program. “It’s a great opportunity for students to make new friends … and be a witness,” said Dr. Manuel Morales, Associate Professor of Spanish, who oversees the program. Students going to Peru take classes at César Vallejo University, which [Continue Reading...]

Global Encounters: Who Will Tell Them?

Global Encounters: Who Will Tell Them?

Download the PDF version here Peter Thompson’s most enduring memory from his August 2012 trip to Ireland won’t be of castles or clover fields or folk music. Thompson (’12) instead will think back on the Reformers Unanimous meeting he attended in Bray, and his conversation with an Irishman who fully realized how much he needed [Continue Reading...]

Students Help Storm-Ravaged New York City Church

Students Help Storm-Ravaged New York City Church

Click here to download photos from the New York City relief trip Hurricane Sandy—nicknamed “The Perfect Storm” by some news agencies—provided eight Maranatha students a perfect opportunity for ministry. The missions team, assembled in an eight-hour span during the evening of Nov. 1 and morning of Nov. 2, spent two days helping Bethel Baptist Fellowship [Continue Reading...]

Chinese Students Find New Home at Maranatha

Chinese Students Find New Home at Maranatha

Chinese students Chun Chun Zhang (Patricia) and Wen Qian Shang Guan (Anna) joined the Maranatha student body this fall. Both were saved after an evangelist spoke at their high school, Eucon International School in Saipan. Anna said she was thankful her parents did not forbid her from coming to a college so far from home. [Continue Reading...]

Klaudt Takes a Different Path to Maranatha

Klaudt Takes a Different Path to Maranatha

Marvin Klaudt, at first glance, is a typical transfer student going through transfer student battles—juggling his classes, enduring Wisconsin weather, and playing midfield for the Maranatha men’s soccer team. Klaudt recorded his second hat trick of the season Monday during a 10-2 win over Great Lakes Christian. He scored two game-winning goals in the same [Continue Reading...]

Argentina Missions Team Provides Music, Ministry

Argentina Missions Team Provides Music, Ministry

Click here to download photos from Team Argentina 2012 Maranatha’s Global Encounters program was able to send 18 students, faculty, and staff members to Argentina this summer to minister with missionaries Ron and Christine Self in Buenos Aires. “It was an amazing trip,” graduate student Carl Conrad said of the team’s three-week stay. Graduate student [Continue Reading...]

Ireland Team Aids Missionaries

Ireland Team Aids Missionaries

Click here to download photos from Team Ireland 2012 Londonderry, Ireland, once the home of radical political reformers, was visited by a much different group of reformers in August—Maranatha’s Global Encounters team. The eight-member team spent the first 1 1/2 weeks of the three-week trip with missionary Travis Snode in Northern Ireland. The students provided [Continue Reading...]