You were wearied with the length of your way, but you did not say, "It is hopeless”; you found new life.Isaiah 57:10
Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die?Ezekiel 18:33
"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you."Ezekiel 36:26
SOUTHEAST ASIAN MISSION: THE WORK OF FOUR SEAS COLLEGE OF BIBLE AND MISSIONS
The “Where” of Four Seas College:
In 1965, Ira Y Rice, Jr. founded the school with the idea of training people to be able to go back to their countries of origin and plant the church and work to further the gospel. Singapore is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultured country and its population is presently at 5 million. Four Seas College is located in the Jurong area of Singapore. The city and Four Seas College is within 1000 miles of 2/3rds of the world’s population! There is a great and every present need for Four Seas College!
The “What” of Four Seas College:
Four Seas College is designed to train men to preach the gospel and to train women to know more of the Bible and to work within congregations in the way God has authorized. (I Timothy 2:8-12; Titus 2:2-4). Since the beginning of Four Seas College, the school has graduated over 200 students! The school has graduates from and working in the countries of: Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia,
Thailand, Australia, Taiwan, Mainland China, Vietnam and the United States. At this time, there are 6 first year students and 6 second year students enrolled in the school. They are from Singapore, Malaysia, China and Vietnam. The school teaches a full curriculum of Bible and Bible related subjects. Here is the website for Four Seas College that will give you a list of what is taught: http://www.fourseas.edu.sg
The Facilities of Four Seas College:
The facilities are located on the third floor of the Jurong church building. There is the library, the chapel hall, the two classrooms, the administrative offices, a dorm room for the men and a dorm room for the ladies with a kitchen provided for them in order to prepare their meals.
The “Who” of Four Seas College:
The Faculty of Four Seas College- The President of Four Seas College is Peter Chin. He is doing a grand job in leading the school! He is a full-time Instructor, as well. The Dean of Academics is Patrick Swayne. He is also a full-time Instructor. Eddy Ee is a part-time Instructor and is the full-time preacher for the Jurong church of Christ. Lee Davis will be the third full-time Instructor at Four Seas College when he arrives in September and work with the Jurong church and the Lim Ah Pin church. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the college is Billy Bland. He is one of the elders of the Coldwater church of Christ in Coldwater, Mississippi. This congregation oversees the work of Four Seas College of Bible and Missions.
The “How” of Four Seas College:
How will Lee Davis be able to be the next full-time Instructor for Four Seas College? Lee’s Sponsoring church is the Piedmont Road church of Christ, overseen by the elders there. They are: Michael Adams, Roger Winslett, and Tim Feltner. Lee will be moving to Singapore in September of this year for a 6 year commitment and then a reevaluation for further time at the end of that period. Lee will be traveling over the next few months in order to raise support for the following:
1. Cost per month for a one bedroom apartment in Singapore: $1500.00 US. 2. Cost per month for food expenses: $260.00 3. Cost for utilities per month: $290.00 Cost of rental units in Kennesaw per month: $330.00 4. Cost for my two children in college per month:$1000.00 5. Cost for retirement fund per month: $200.00 6. Cost of Health Insurance per month:$458.00 Cost of Meds per month: from $300 to $500 7. Cost per month for Student loans: ? 8. Cost per month for IRS: ? 9. Cost for travel within Singapore is very inexpensive. 10. Cost of taxes in Singapore: ? Approx $4880.00 per month. This amount will include the “?” above.
If you would like to donate, please write out your check to: Piedmont Road church of Christ. Send it to the Piedmont Road church of Christ, 1630 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA. 30066
ear mark your check, “Lee Davis Mission Fund” or “Southeast Asian Missions”.
The city/state of Singapore is the most expensive place to live in the world! Any help you can give to Lee’s work at Four Seas College well greatly be appreciated! Thank you for being “fellow laborers” in this great work for the Lord!