Milo Reads the B-I-B-L-E

It’s a fantastic sight to walk through the administration building at Milo Academy and see students reading Bibles. If you walk into the Campus Ministries office, you might find a group of seven or eight reading aloud to each other. Sitting in the administration offices you’ll find students sitting quietly reading chapters. Even riding on the bus to a basketball game in the next town, you find someone reading aloud to a seatmate.

Jeff Deming, Milo pastor, challenged students to search for themselves, become acquainted with God’s word and get the whole picture of God. Many students chose to meet the challenge of reading the Bible through and are finding it to be an amazing experience.

Alyssa Talimao, a junior from Scappoose, Ore., says this is her second time reading the Bible through, and she thinks it "gets better every time." Alexander Marshall, Another student from Roseburg, Ore., thinks it’s a good activity for Bible class because "it’s totally based around the scriptures and we learn a lot more from it." Bethany Benton, from Springfield, Ore., says, "I am learning so many things I never knew were in the Bible, and I’m not even all the way through yet!"

Eric Wagner, a senior from Rogue River, Ore., accepted the challenge to read the entire Bible in 30 days. He is now on Revelation 2, and says the most amazing thing about reading it straight through is to see over thousands of years, where God remains steady through each and every situation. After reading on the bus, Molly Caulder, a junior from Turner, Ore., says she hadn’t been looking forward to the reading and wasn’t sure she was going to do it. "Then I found that I kind of enjoy it and the more I’ve read the more I want to read. Now it’s less of an assignment and just something I want to do!"

Jeremiah 29:13 says, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

March 01, 2009 / Oregon Conference
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