When the nationwide lock down effective last March 16, 2020 was announced due to a national health emergency brought by COVID19, the BSM Batch 28 students had to pack their bags to catch up with the last ride back to their home places. There were a block of courses left to be covered which they were able to complete online. All other requirements for graduation were accomplished online as well. However, they missed the experience of a proper graduation ceremony.
Remarkably however, this batch pursued with their church planting assignments. A year after the pandemic started, with the travel restrictions and required safety protocols, many managed to travel to Mindanao and have started a successful ministry among the Moslems in Mindanao. As we prepare for the graduation of the BSM Online Batch, we decided to recall them for a joint graduation ceremony. Nine out of nineteen of them made it to be in the joint graduation ceremony of BSM Batch 28 and BSM Online Batch 1.
Enjoying the fun during the Graduation Lunch prepared by the school for the graduating students.