A few weeks ago, Mr. Jon La Belle stopped by our residential office on Maranatha’s campus with his family. A year ago, he received his Bible Certificate degree from Maranatha Online and became the first graduate from our Bible Certificate program. We were delighted to catch up with him and his family regarding what God has for his future now that he has finished his online program.
When choosing a school and a degree program, La Belle faced the unique challenges of holding a full-time job, being a father of four, and preparing for his future: mission work in Sierra Leone, Africa. Upon doing research into many schools, he chose Maranatha chiefly for its course quality, affordability, and flexibility.
La Belle and his family are now on deputation. As they’ve traveled, they’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response to his Maranatha degree. He further indicated that he believes his online courses have prepared him well for the mission field and the particular challenges he will face in his evangelism work and training of African believers.
The following video is an interview with La Belle, conducted by Dr. Jeff Crum.