There are many ways to use your life, but there are only a few ways to invest it.

One of the greatest joys of my life is training young men and women in the ministry through West Coast Baptist College.

Today we had the privilege of graduating almost two hundred new laborers for the harvest. Within ninety days, graduates of the 2013 class will be serving the Lord in twenty-five different states and thirteen foreign countries.

It has been a joy to invest in the lives of these students, making a joint investment in what parents, home pastors, teachers, and others have already poured into their lives.

Is training people in the ministry difficult? Yes. Is it time consuming? Yes. Are there disappointments? Yes.

But is it rewarding? A thousand times, yes!

It is a joy to graduate a new class as students and welcome them into the ministry as co-laborers in the work. And it is a joy to know that they have been trained to perpetuate the investment—to pour their lives into soulwinning, discipleship, and training people for the work of the ministry.

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.—2 Timothy 2:2

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