Direction magazine

Volume 53, Issue 3, November 2019

Letter from the president

Our commitment at Oak Hills is to continue to trust the God of the impossible to do a “new thing” as we bring a never changing Message, with ever changing methods, to an exponentially changing mission field.

Articles in this issue

thoughts from summer camp

It was another great summer at camp. Once again, God put together an incredible team of summer staff who were focused on the mission of helping campers meet Jesus and grow as His followers.

camp project updates

Among the new things happening at camp Oak Hills are a couple of of building projects. This summer we were able to use some of our new additions. Thank you to everyone who made it possible to make these things happen.

Preparing students to live out a biblical worldview

In every generation, Christians must learn and live out the timeless truths of God. It is our joy as a college to walk alongside our students in their journey, learning and service. Our methods may change, our goal remains the same – to educate Christian students to think and live out a biblical worldview, preparing them to effectively serve Christ in life, relationships, and vocation.

$31,930 Awarded to Students

Thanks to all our donors for being with us to celebrate and encourage our students onward in preparing themselves for their vocations and work in God’s kingdom. Altogether between generous families and businesses, $31,930 in scholarships was awarded!

a new form of aid

This year we were able to provide aid to 8 students who otherwise would not have been able to attend through a generous donation from the Love In Action Foundation and the development of the Work Plus Program.

giving: made fun and easy

This year you can join in by giving on November 14th. Giving through GTMD allows you to not only contribute financially to the non-profit organization of your choice, but also give that organization the chance to receive additional money for your gifts. Your gift directly helps a student, like the ones mentioned above, afford and realize the accomplishment of that goal. This year we are setting an ambitious goal of $75,000 brought in through this campaign because we want to see even more students able to attend! Join us and Give to the Max!

alumni updates

Check out life and ministry updates from your fellow Oakies. If you have any updates you would like included in future directions–marriages, births, job changes, ect. email

following god involves new things

Our prayer is that as pastors and congregations gain a better understanding of the change process they grow in their spiritual, emotional, and relational health. Further, our prayer is that they will be able to effective challenge and change their mental models of doing church. This will enable them to step into healthy, biblical change.

a lighthouse for the kingdom

For many years, there has been a little church in the heart of Ponemah called Wah-Bun Chapel. It has never been large or prosperous. It has even been burned down several times in its history. But it has remained a faithful outpost for the Gospel in Ponemah, and, by God’s grace, it is now seeing an exciting chapter open in its ministry.

welcome cim missionaries

We started off the fall bringing four new CIM missionaries on board, two specifically for Mokahum Ministry Center. Each of them come to us with unique experiences and exciting visions for the growth of Mokahum and CIM. Read on to meet each of our new missionaries.

upcoming ohf events

Check out what is coming up over the next few months at Oak Hills!