This year, approximately 590 students will graduate from Moody’s campuses in Chicago, Ill.; Spokane, Wash.; and Plymouth, Mich. The Class of 2018 includes men and women in Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary as well as those pursuing studies through Moody Bible Institute Distance Learning. They are joined by missionary pilots and mechanics graduating from Moody Aviation.
This outstanding group of men and women joins more than 45,000 living alumni across the globe. They have studied the Bible and theology as well as prepared for ministry in the fields of communications, linguistics, counseling, teaching, pastoral ministry, education, cross-cultural ministry, urban ministry, and many others.
Many of you have given generously to help support the costs of their education. This tremendous gift enables Moody’s students to graduate with no or minimal debt so they can more readily begin their ministry. We wanted to share some of their heartfelt words of appreciation:
ReNay writes, “Through my studies I know God is leading me to care for the broken-hearted. I hope to bring counseling in a creative way to the inner city where biblical counseling is often unknown, misunderstood, or unaccepted. I am filled beyond words with gratitude for those who have helped make a school like Moody possible for me.”
Dylan writes, “I hope to serve Christ and His church by translating the Scriptures into a language that does not yet have God’s Word. Bible translation is a specialized field that requires a lot of training and preparation. Your gifts to Moody have allowed me to attain that training without incurring debt, leaving me free to go to the mission field. This is a great blessing. Thank you!”
When you visit Moody’s Chicago campus, you will see a Bible verse engraved on the archway leading to Crowell Hall: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15, KJV).
We celebrate these students who have studied the Word in order to serve God, and thank each of you who has given on their behalf. Congratulations to the Class of 2018, and may you continue to pursue God and serve Him well as you leave Moody and bear His witness across the globe!