Over the past 3 years, BTCP partner, Crossing Cultures International has provided Bible training to the untrained pastors in American Samoa. In November all of the hard work paid off as the first class graduated! This was the not only the first BTCP/BTCL graduation, it was the first graduation from any Baptist Bible Institute in the nation.
Tiakono, one of the graduates who currently serves as a deacon and director of the Sunday School had this to say about his education.
I have been a Christian for 9-10 years. I wanted to go to Bible College, but I am 40 years old & have 6 kids- how could I go? How could I take my whole family to Fiji to study for 3 years? This BTCP course is based on God’s Word. We studied 4 hours for 3 evenings each week but it was not a burden for me to come each day. I want to learn more & know how God is working. Everything in God’s kingdom work is in these courses. The world wants a degree but my learning is a process, it is walking with God. God can equip you for working for His Kingdom.