Alumni Mosaic

Mosaic Stories

September 10, 2007

I do big things in small towns

by Charles Gibson

The words weren’t audible, but I heard them nonetheless. They came as I complained out loud in prayer: “Surely not Blaine, Lord. It’s so small, so insignificant, so….” I recited a litany of objections as I was driving home from Regent. Earlier that day, I had received a phone call from the search committee of the little... Read more

September 10, 2007

Issachar Generation - South Africa

by David Larsen

Thandi (not her real name) is seven years old and she has already been raped twice! The last time was last week. Her young single mother was at work. She comes home to an empty house in the afternoons and a 17 year old neighbour took advantage of her. The previous occasion was a teenage family member. Thandi came to stay... Read more

September 10, 2007

Praying Our Goodbyes

by David Albon

First, I read Joyce Rupp's little book 'Praying our Goodbyes ' again recently. I remember first hearing about it at the 'Leaving Regent' workshop and made a note to get it when we got to Scotland. We are here nearly seven years now and in reading the book again I realise I'm still processing and working through the wealth of learning and experince I brought from Regent (as well as How that all integrates with my 'pre-Regent' days). This book is a gem and I recommend it to folks moving on from Regent, whether they are returning to familiar places or going on to new pastures. Like so many, we went through major vocational, denominational and geographical transitions towards, during and after our time at Regent College: the academy to pari... Read more

September 10, 2007

Wild Goose Wood & Glass

by Becky Bonham

Toward the latter half of our time at Regent, Steve and I each chose a creative outlet to complement our studies. Our brains were growing fat with the good food of our studies, but our hands were idle and seeking inspiration. Steve took up woodworking and in the fall of 2000 began building up a small but loyal group of local customers with his fledgling business Three Trees Woodworks; I took several stained glass classes and began making windows in my spare time. Together, we began the roller coaster ride of wholesaling Steve's furniture at the Vancouver Gift Show while my salaried job at Regent provided the security of a regular paycheque to pay the bills, to reassure our extended families of our ability to support ourselves, etc. The... Read more

September 10, 2007

Working in the New Europe

by Randy Gabrielson

Since leaving Regent God has led me to a few different callings. Originally I was an assistant Pastor for an English speaking church in Poland. I followed that up by working for a cargo company that specialized in providing transport services for governments, UN, militaries, embassies, NGOs, etc. in places like the former Yugoslavia, Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, etc.) and Afghanistan. Following this I was an election consultant/advisor and helped monitor and provide advice for emerging democracies during their elections. And now I am a Residential Property Developer in Poland. Everywhere God has led me has been extremely interesting and I have learned a lot. One of the things that has surprised me is that how ... Read more