by David Archambault, Senior Class Vice-President
Even though I was brought up in a Christian home and came from a faithful church in Quebec, I had never surrendered my life to the Lord. During the summer 2009, I attended the Christian summer camp, Camp Brochet, in Chicoutimi and I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour on my 16th birthday. That was a day I will never forget!
Before that day, I thought that Bible school was an option only for those who had nothing better to do. After becoming a child of God, I decided to dedicate my life to the service of the Lord and I knew that the first step was to study His Word deeply and diligently. My church presented NBBI to me as being a very good school to learn God’s Word. My plan was to come here for one year to gain a solid foundation in God’s Word, but this plan has given me a burden to serve the Lord and become a minister in Quebec. That one year has turned into three and I am now planning to do my fourth year in my home church.
The Lord has taught me great things, such as the importance of discipleship and the importance of letting His Word work in my life and in the lives of others. He has helped me through many struggles for which I’m thankful because they have shown me that I cannot solve things by myself. The Lord expects me to turn to Him and to bow at His feet in every situation. I have also met wonderful people here and I have been able to really master my English as a second language. I only have great things to say about my experience here at NBBI. I am not entirely sure what the Lord has for me in the future, but one thing is sure: I will keep studying His Word as long as He allows me to and I will go wherever He wants me to and do whatever He expects of me. There is nothing greater than serving Him.
One thing I am sure of is that I can always come to the Lord in prayer and He will listen. Two verses that have been an incredible blessing to me are: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7). I am just very excited to see what the Lord has for me.