Oro Bible College (OBC) is an Advent Christian institution of theological higher education located in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippines. For more than 40 years, OBC has offered students the opportunity for formal education designed to prepare them for Christian ministry. Many of the 50 plus Advent Christian churches and outreach ministries in the Philippines are led by OBC graduates.
OBC has always been a small school. Its sole focus has been on preparing men and women for ministry in Advent Christian and other evangelical churches. In a culture dominated by Roman Catholicism, there has never been a strong demand for the type of degree OBC offers. Thus, like other small schools, OBC has had its share of financial, staff and student body struggles. This year there are 23 students enrolled in the college and 30 in the preschool program.
In recent years, OBC has faced tremendous challenges. Since 2011 there have been no Advent Christian missionaries on the OBC staff. OBC has had to find the personnel to fill the vacancies left by the missionaries as well as the financial resources to support those positions. In addition, typhoons have caused extensive damage to campus buildings and much hardship for faculty and students.
Prayers are needed for OBC to continue its ministry of preparing people for the work of the Lord.
Please pray for:
- Encouragement for the OBC faculty and staff. Their work is demanding and sacrificial.
- The Lord’s provision for repairs needed for the campus buildings.
- The Lord’s guidance and wisdom for the OBC board, as it considers steps toward the development of the college. Current goals are to establish a graduate studies program and to add an elementary school program to the existing preschool.
- Encouragement and a meaningful learning experience for the 4th year students on their internships.
- Good health and a positive learning environment for the rest of the students.