The end of May was graduation for 15 students from the Seminary in Bangui. There were over 2,000 people in attendance, filling the Castors Church inside and many standing outside. Eddie Mensinger (retired missionary) was invited to speak at the graduation and Mark Sims (missionary to France) was also in attendance.
Pray for these graduates who will continue to serve in Churches and other leadership roles.
Ginger Hock writes, "My favorite part of the graduation was at the very end when the graduates were getting ready to march out of the building. They always exit to the tune of "Stand up, Stand up for Jesus". Just as the recording began, the electricity went off. They waited a few moments and talked about starting a generator, and then the choir started singing the song. Soon the entire group of 2,000 men and women began to sing and the graduates marched out. It was beautiful and very moving.