Faith Promise Annual Fund
The Faith Promise Banquet, held during Homecoming Weekend each year, is the launching point for the Faith Promise Annual Fund which provides an opportunity for friends, alumni, parents, and teachers to play a critical role in supporting the school’s mission to equip young men and women to develop their minds, their faith, and be disciples. Representing nearly 20 percent of the school’s operating budget, fundraisers including the Faith Promise Annual Fund, underwrite all the things that make Belleville Mennonite School extraordinary. Even if you aren't able to join us for Homecoming Weekend, we invite your contribution to the Faith Promise Fund throughout the year.
To contribute to the Faith Promise Annual Fund, please click HERE or send your donation to the school office: 4105 Front Mtn. Road, Belleville, PA 17004.
Sifting through the records and photos of the past 75 years has been an interesting faith journey for me personally. I’ve seen both trials and triumphs; letters of apology and resignation, invitations to forgive and support each other in prayer, as well as exciting new initiatives, growth and building projects. And one thing I know to be true – not once did we walk alone through any of those experiences.
As we reflect on BMS in 2020, it is good to remember where we’ve come from, but also to dream about where the Lord is leading. All through history God tells his children to “Remember”.
Remember what He has done, how He’s always come through, all the miracles and every way He’s held us, how He’s sustained us, gently comforted us, split the sea in front of us. He’s moved mountains, led us with kindness, never left us alone. He creates hope out of desert sand, and He’ll never stop.
We forget... when the road is dark and pain-filled. We forget so fast that He’s the God of all hope. Remember in the dark and dead of night what our God has shown you when the sun was shining. He’s still holding us, filling us, anchoring us with His hope.
In many ways, this year has been dark and frustrating. Our world has shifted drastically in a very short time, however the challenges we’ve faced have been a wonderful reminder to place our hope in Christ alone. Because everything else has been shaken.
Lamentations 3:21-24 reminds us: Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”
And we have been so encouraged by the evidence of his faithfulness. We are here. We are able to open our doors, gather together and carry out our mission. Each day, students are learning and growing. WE are learning and growing. There are exciting new initiatives underway. We often receive words of encouragement from friends and supporters. We are covered in prayer. We are looking forward with hope!
2 Corinthians 9:8 is a wonderful reminder and challenge. And God is able to make all grace abound to you – to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
If we truly believe that, then we can live each day knowing that we are blessed beyond measure. That, in turn, allows us to abundantly impact the world around us with our generosity – the gifts of our time, our talents, and our resources.
There have been generations before us who were committed to the Lord and seeing the ministry of BMS grow and thrive. We trust that there will be generations coming after us who will carry on the work and continue to be faithful to the Lord’s leading. But in this 75th year of Belleville Mennonite School, we thank you for being a part of the legacy that is empowering students to cultivate excellence and a passion for Christ.
I invite you to share in that abundance that God has promised us, and as the Lord leads, give so that BMS can continue to develop the minds and faith of students for generations to come.
-Gwen Renno, Development Director