Bellevue, under the leadership of senior pastor Greg Faulls, has become a multi-ethnic church — ministering to Hispanics as well as Burmese people, including people from the Chin and Kayin (Karen) tribes.
Clear Creek alumnus Todd Claypool (2000) is nearing his time of retirement as a military chaplain. He reflects on the realization that God's plan for our life encompasses all of life for each of us.
Lord, guide your children at OBI, those enrolled and those now serving, As the staff endeavors to make You known, with dedication unswerving. The backgrounds of these students are as varied as the stars, but You are their Creator and know just what their needs are.
God has made the call in scripture about the value of life — all human life is of valuable since mankind is made in the image of God ... Understanding that human life is sacred impacts how we live and how we want to influence our culture to reflect this truth. Therefore, we take seriously issues of our day that are paramount to valuing life.
While not a perfect man (none of us are), John Taylor's story shows the ultimate purpose of life. Our God can take the worst of sinners, change them by His grace and make them "meet for the Master's use."
In whatever way God leads you to be an outspoken voice for life, remember the truth that we are all made in the image of God. An individual's worth and dignity is not based upon that person's culture, class, country of origin or skin color. Every single person has value to God because they are made in His image, and each individual is precious to Him.