Liberia: ABCU Graduates Urged to Seek God First in their Endeavors
— As College of Business is launched
The 20th graduating class of the African Bible College University (ABCU) in Yekepa, Nimba County, has been urged to seek God first in their endeavors as they embark on another journey of life.
The orator, Rev. Chris Clark, told the graduates that if they followed God’s way, He would do big things in their lives.
“If you follow God’s way, He will make a big thing for himself and you in the middle of Africa and around the world,” he said.
“God has given you an opportunity that nobody in the history of mankind has had, and you can reach places that nobody else can,” he said.
Clark, who spoke from the Book of Joshua chapter 3, explained that there will be some difficulties in the way of the graduates as they obtain their degrees and begin their journey in the real world, but cautioned them not to give up.
“God will take you to the river that you have been in, and God will call you to an opportunity and take you to places where neither of the staff members in this auditorium today have been,” he said.
About 22 students graduated from the walls of ABCU in three disciplines, including biblical studies, education, and mass communication.
In his message, the president of the university, Dr. David Buz Beauchamp, said: “At ABCU, we have always looked upon the campus as the promised land.”
“As students graduate from high school and pass our admission test, arriving and entering the gates here reminds me of the nation of Israel crossing the Jordan River,” he said.
“Upon graduation, you are being released to be ambassadors for Christ in whatever profession you choose,” he added.
Meanwhile, the ABCU has launched a business college to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and a minor in Biblical Studies.
According to the university, the new discipline will prepare students to use their businesses as a mission field to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“This new college will target high school graduates, existing business owners, and individuals with diverse careers and skills who desire to turn their abilities into businesses to create jobs, financial freedom, and economic development in Liberia and beyond,” said Emery Ghican, a faculty member.