Our annual Akha Bible Institute graduation was coupled with the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. This year, we had three Bible school students and ten pastors graduate. But the graduate to guest ratio was about 1 to 100! The atmosphere in the building was of intense joy as guests from across the globe and just up the mountain gathered together to witness the good work of Christ Jesus. To begin, we all marched to the beat of Akha drums into the 1,200-person capacity meeting hall, which was brimming over with guests. Fifty-five of our children and students participated in a worship dance, and then all the children, students and pastors sang “Great is Thy Faithfulness” in Akha.
A fellow Akha leader, Sala Alah, gave a beautiful testimony of how Aje inspired him to love his own people. He turned to the guests with intense sincerity, “By helping Aje, you are not just helping Akha Outreach Foundation. You are helping all the Akha people everywhere.” Our precious Dean, Pastor Russ Frase, gave a stirring commencement speech which left our graduates, and us, ready to go forth and fight the good fight! Please continue to pray for them all as the go out to serve the Lord as full-time ministers. And pray for all of us at Akha Outreach as we look forward to the exciting things God has for the next decade!