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NEWS FROM CHRISTIAN WAY MISSIONS and EUCON COLLEGE AND SCHOOL
Eucon's 4th Sacred Music Concert
The EUCON International University(EIU) student Body will be holding the fourth annual EIU Sacred Music Concert on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at EUCON Agape Auditorium at 6:00 PM.
The concert is part of the student body's fundraising effort to sponsor the student body's activities. The concert will feature members of the student body, as well as selected faculty and staff, performing on the piano, flute, violin, and traditional Chinese instruments.
This year we will again be hosting special guest performer Dr. Yoh Shirato, who will be joining us from the island of Guam. Dr. Yoh is an accomplished operatic vocalist who was classically trained in the United States. We have been practicing daily to insure a performance that reflects our best effort and pleases all in attendance.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
The Northfield campus was established in Massachusetts' scenic Pioneer Valley by the evangelist Dwight L. Moody in 1879 to educate indigent young women. A separate campus for indigent young men was established five miles to the west across the Connecticut River.
The two schools merged in 1971 and consolidated on the Mount Hermon campus in 2005. The Northfield campus was sold in 2009 in order for the school to focus its resources on educational programs.
Christian Way Missions are pursuing to acquire the college but there are financial problems. Please pray for this situation.
Myanmar Ministry Update
April, 2013 - Grace Dental Mission, a fundamental Bible believing non-profit mission, was established to help like minded missionaries in their church planting efforts both in the U.S.A. and overseas. GDM provides dental care to missionaries in need as well as to those to whom the missionary is trying to minister to spiritually.
“Our 2013 ministry to the Philippines began April 27th as two of our team have already departed from Boston. Two other members traveled to Guam on April 27th and will meet the team in Manila next week. As you can see, this is a complex trip involving many participants and travel connections. We trust that God will be honored as we join with national pastors and local churches to bring God’s Word to the Philippine Islands through medical and dental evangelism.”
Subway donates $2,500 to EUCON
February 7, 2012 - Consistent with its commitment to forge a healthy partnership for education, Subway Investments Corp. donated $2,500 to EUCON International University on Jan. 27.
Subway Investments Corp. is a part of Transpacific Group of Companies comprising Coca-Cola Beverage Co. Micronesia Inc., Foremost Foods Saipan, Glimpses Publications and Glimpses Advertising, and Foremost Scoops.
This is the fourth year that Subway supported EUCON International University in promoting excellence in education through the gift of education tax credit.
Subway donated to EUCON International School $2,500 in education tax credit each year in 2007, 2009, and 2010.
Glen D. Hunter, Saipan group business manager, Transpacific Group of Companies, said they rank education very high in their priorities. "Transpacific Group believes that donating for advancement of education is one of the best ways to give back to the community. We take pride in making a difference in the education of the next generation," Hunter said.
EUCON Holds Fifth Graduation Rites
May 11, 2011 - EUCON International University on Saturday marked the institution's fifth commencement rites, which saw three students conferred diplomas for their bachelor studies.
The occasion, graced by parents and college faculty, was keynoted by Saipan Mayor Donald Flores and Dr. John Joyner, the administration's senior policy adviser.
This year's graduates are Endian Wang, Yuqin Guo, and Bing Zhang.
Wang, the student body president, completed his bachelor's degree in Education. He will join EUCON International School's faculty and staff.
"Every ending point in life is always another starting point. God has given each person a certain amount of time to manage; manage it well," he said in his commencement speech.
Guo, another Education graduate, said that "whatever I have accomplished today is the gracious work of God. Thank God for giving me endurance!" She and her husband will go to the Philippines as missionaries. Zhang, meantime, completed a bachelor's degree in Bible.
Speaking to the graduates, Flores encouraged them to persevere for their future. "Just because a championship match is over, it doesn't mean an athlete should stop there and wait to train for the next championship to be around the corner," said Flores.
Joyner challenged the new graduates "to live the story of what you've learned here, so that within a short while EUCON will be blessed with more examples of the transformative influence of our programs."
EUCON president Dr. Christian Wei said the college continues to recruit international students to help boost the CNMI economy.
EUCON students show off musical chops in concert
November 26, 2010 - The in-house talents of the EUCON International School and University showed off their musical chops during their annual concert at the school's auditorium last week.
The special show, dubbed the Sacred Music Concert, was highlighted by 18 performances on the piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola, and cello.
The show was graced by Dr. Yoh Shirato, a vocalist from Harvest Christian Academy in Guam who served as the special guest for the event.
EUCON management, led by its president Dr. Christian Wei, described the event as a big success for the college.
"We are blessed with various skilled and talented musicians in our student body as well as faculty and staff," Wei said.
This was the second concert organized by the college's student body this year. The first was a classical concert in April. Both shows serve as the college's fundraiser for various school projects.
EUCON now plans to hold two major concerts each year: classical and sacred music.
To end the year, EUCON will host a special Christmas program called the "Last Wise Man," slated on Dec. 6 at 6:30pm at the school's auditorium.
Last week's show featured pianists JJ Rockstroh, RuthAnn Ledgerwood, who is also a violinist, and Grace Yasa; flutists Elim Wu, Selena Li, and Joseph Ding; clarinet player Caleb Wang; trumpet player Isaac Sun; er'hu player Winston Mao; violinists Cathy Brier, Christa and Christian Jr. Wei, and Christianna and Christianne Wei; and cellist Jasmine Chen.
EUCON International School and University students, faculty and staff extend their deepest gratitude to National Office Supply and Barny's Pizza and Catering for sponsoring the event and all members of the community for their patronage.
EUCON Holds First University Graduation Ceremony
May 6, 2006 - EUCON International University marked an historic event in its ministry by conducting its first commencement ceremony. The event also marked the first graduation for a private Christian college in the Commonwelath of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
The two women in the first graduating class, Selena (Hai Lan) Li and Esther (Hua Ping) Shan, completed four years of study at EUCON to earn bachelor of science degrees in education. "God's grace upheld them," reports EUCON president Christian Wei. "Both women came to our college without knowing any English, but now they are both fluent in English."
The CNMI governor planned to attend the commencement but, when a last-minute conflict arose, the governor's press secretary came and delivered a message of congratulations and support. The commencement speaker was Rev. Mark Vowels, Director for the Office of Missions at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. He challenged the graduates and audience with his message that "Jesus Never Fails."
Accreditation Candidacy Granted to EUCON International University
NOVEMBER 29, 2005 - EUCON International University of Saipan was granted candidate status for accreditation through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), a body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Candidacy confers upon EUCON International University the privileges of accreditation. This status indicates that EUCON has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward full accreditation. By unanimous vote, the TRACS Commission of Accreditation concurred that EUCON"has provided evidence of sound planning and the resources to implement its plans and appears to have the potential for attaining its goals within a reasonable time."
Dr. Wang's Ministry Updates
January 2009 - Dear Prayer Partners in Christ:
An historic event occurred December 1-5 at EUCON International University when our school hosted a site inspection team from the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. TRACS is the agency through which, for example, Bob Jones University and Northland Baptist Bible College recently received their accreditations. Our EUCON staff did a wonderful job to prepare for and then host the TRACS team. By God’s grace, the site visit went well. The TRACS representatives responded by saying that they could see the hand of God with us at EUCON, for which we are truly humble. An official decision on full accreditation for EUCON is scheduled for April when the TRACS Accreditation Commission holds its semiannual meeting. While the TRACS team was on Saipan the governor of the island was excited to meet with them. The local Saipan Tribune reported the event since EUCON would be the first four-year college to be accredited in the history of the island.
Our Health Situation
JUST BEFORE I ATTENDED our board meeting in late November and then the TRACS visit in early December, I had been feeling frequent chest pain. My doctor gave me two EKGs which showed a change since my last evaluation. At first my doctor asked me not to do any overseas travel until he could complete a new evaluation. But because the TRACS site inspection visit is so crucial to our ministry, the doctor prescribed medications that allowed me to follow through with my trip to Saipan. Though this involved some risk to my health, God protected me and I returned home safely. Since then I have gotten a complete heart checkup using the latest technology. The result is within an acceptable range. But my doctor advised me to slow down my work, take more rest, and have a blood test every two months. I praise God for His mercy on me. My wife still has pain in her shoulder and other places, and sometimes suffers from insomnia. She is planning to see her primary care physician after we finish a mission trip to the Bay Area of California in late January. Please continue to pray earnestly that God will grant us good health so that we might continue serving Him for many more years.
New Challenge to Our University
THE SMALL ISLAND WHERE we have our Timothy and Titus training center is scheduled in June to be federalized by the US government. That means Washington will take over certain government functions including immigration and visa policy. The current local government has been supportive in giving visas so that the Chinese pastors can come to our center for a year of training. We do not know, how- ever, whether this supportive attitude will continue under the new federal authorities. Over the past four years since we started the Timothy and Titus Training Program, each group of Chinese pastors has begun its year of training in July. This year, however, we plan to start training the "N Group" by June 1, 2009, before our island is federalized. So far we have already recruited about 20 Chinese preachers to join the N Group. But we desire to recruit ten more—and we must do this soon, so they will have time to get their visas under the current policy. There- fore Dr Wei and I will travel to China next month and visit six or seven cities over a period of three to four weeks. During the trip Dr Wei and I will also check the ministries of past Timothy and Titus graduates and visit the underground Bible schools which some of them have established. We will also talk with leaders of some private colleges in China to discuss whether we might work together in the area of higher education. For all of this, we need the wisdom from the Lord.
Wonderful Ministry Report
ONE OF OUR "2T" GRADUATES, Brother Jedidiah, recently gave us a report of his ministry within China. He went to two locations in central China. At the first location (which is a ten-hour train ride from his home base) he preached for three days to some 200 Christian coworkers and Bible school students who came from many nearby counties. Each day Jedediah preached five times, three times in the morning and twice in the afternoon. For his 15 messages Jedediah was led of the Spirit to focus on three topics: “Filled with the Holy Spirit,” “Back to the Holy Bible,” and “Biblical Separation.” Because he is a true student of Bible—who reads an average of 40 chapters per day—Jedediah preached sound biblical doctrine and his audience was deeply touched. He hopes to return once or twice a year. Each night Jedediah listened to the preaching of senior students at the Bible school, young men between the ages of 20 and 25. The church leader recommended a 24-year-old preacher for Timothy and Titus training. Jedidiah spoke to him and believes he has great potential, so that Dr Wei and I will interview him next month when we go to China. After preaching at the Bible school, Jedidiah visited his fellow "J Group" alumnus, Jordan, in a nearby province. At first he planned to stay only one evening. But Jordan's mother two years ago contracted an unusual blood disease, probably the first recorded case in China, and lost both her legs. The amputation was very expensive and now the disease has spread to her hands. Jordan's father is one of the main leaders of the local church and both of his parents dearly love the Lord and have faithfully served Him. And like Job in the Bible, they do not complain and still praise God. While Jordan's father ministers to the local church and takes care of his wife, Jordan and Kai (a "K Group" graduate) lead a Bible and theology class. They invited Jedidiah to stay a few days and preach to the coworkers and students. Altogether Jedediah preached four days, each day four times in the morning and three times in the afternoon. The Christians were all moved by the Spirit through his messages and encouraged to continue persevering through trial. They asked Jedidiah to return during the upcoming Chinese New Year for three days of revival meetings when many Christians and coworkers and college students can attend. Though he has an infant son at home, he and his wife agreed that he should accept this invitation to preach again to these precious believers.
Another Blessed Report
BROTHER LUDWIG WAS ONLY 25 years old when he joined our "L Group" for training. Since graduating he has gone as a missionary to Pakistan and led some Muslims to Christ by using their own language. Over the recent Christmas season Ludwig preached to many factory workers and God powerfully used him to convert 108 people to Christ. Please pray that these new believers will know the assurance of their salvation and will grow in Christ so they can lead others to Him. I thank you again for your faithful prayers and financial support for me and for our Chinese ministries. If you would like me to give your church an update on the work in China, contact me by phone at 864-292-6776 (home) or 864-430-5672 (cell), or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May the Lord richly bless all of you!
Yours in Christ,
Teacher Recruitment Updates
March 2009 - EUCON's stateside Director of Recruitment, Mr Mark Ward Sr, is actively looking for new teachers to fill personnel needs for the 2009-2012 school year. This fall and spring he has visited numerous Christian colleges in the States, talking to education majors and other graduating students at Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA), Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (Owatonna, MN), Maranatha Baptist Bible College (Watertown, WI), Northland Baptist Bible College (Dunbar, WI), Clearwater Christian College (Clearwater, FL), Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC), and Piedmont Baptist College (Winston-Salem, NC). Throughout the year Mr Ward also receives many inquiries from prospective teachers who learn of EUCON International School & University through its websites. Mr Ward looks for new teachers who are in agreement with EUCON's doctrinal statement and standards, are spiritually mature, have a heart for missions, and are qualified to teach. When new teachers are hired, Mr Ward helps them prepare for making the transition to a new culture.
April 2009 - EUCON International University is officially accredited by Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), a USDE approved accrediting body. Dr. Christian Wei, our president is still in the States to attend the Commission Action Meeting with TRACS yesterday, April 7, 2009 at 9:00 am to answer their questions prior to their decision. TRACS conducted their final team visit last December 2 - 5, 2008. TRACS will come and visit us again in 5 years for reaffirmation I and another 5 years for reaffirmation II. This is a very historical moment not only for EUCON but for CNMI as well. This is the first time that a private degree granting college in CNMI got accredited by US Department of Education. We give all the glory to the Lord for his guidance and renewing strength to EUCON family. We also would like to extend our appreciation to the faculty and staff that worked hard for the sleepless nights and holidays spent for this accomplishment, as well as the student body and alumni who participated in any means. Also for the friendly institutions and individuals who lend their aid to us. EUCON began the application process in 2004 and was accepted as candidate in 2005. Since 2005, we worked hard to moved forward to receive the full accreditation within 3 years. Now all our credits are accepted by US Department of Higher Education, so when the students wanted to transfer to the States, their credit from EUCON University will be accepted as well. EUCON International University offers Bachelor of Science in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Bible, both are 4-year degree courses; and English as Second Language (ESL). Interested individuals can reach us at: www.eucon.edu or (670) 234-3207/9 or (670) 235-3203 (fax), or email at email@example.com