Journals from Ethiopia | Part 1

Journals from Ethiopia | Part 1

MBU Students Go, Serve, and Lead Through Global Encounters Since 2007, over 600 Maranatha students, staff, and faculty members have participated in spring or summer mission trips around the world. “Global Encounters exists to strategically mobilize the faculty and students of Maranatha into needy regions around the world for the purpose of local church development,” [Continue Reading...]

MBU Music Department Chair Ministers in Mexico

MBU Music Department Chair Ministers in Mexico

Dr. David Ledgerwood, Maranatha’s Music Department Chair, reflects on his recent experience below: “I was asked by missionary Dan Wokaty to teach a post-graduate course at Institutio Practico Ebenezer in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico this past week. Dan is married to Opal Zimmer Wokaty, who studied piano with me when I first came to Maranatha in [Continue Reading...]

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...]