one class too many, yet has
been faithful for 4 ½ years,
should we be flexible and
allow some “at home” work so
that he can graduate on time?
One has to be flexible when
no transportation is available
because of a strike and
students walk seven miles to
their home in St. Louis du
Nord. Whether we are graduating 3
or 24, we must put forth the
same effort in achieving our goal to commit the Word of God to faithful men who
shall be able to teach others. Being flexible and adaptable keeps a missionary on
In June 2012 we graduated our 100 th student. We have established two other
Bible School Extension Centers where graduates of our Bible school teach, using
the same texts we used in teaching them. Benji Dryden is administrator for these
centers as well. This present school year we closed with 140 students and will add
a few more in the fall. We learn more the longer we teach.
Acts 20:23–24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that
bonds and afflictions abide me. But none of these things move me, neither count
I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the
ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the
grace of God.
Don and Benji Dryden families in Haiti
Mt. Calvary Baptist Bible College
Quitosueno, Dominican Republic
In 1997 we started the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in the Dominican Republic.
Three years later, upon recommendation of my director, Dr. Pat Creed, and my
pastor, Pastor Mike Creed, in September of 2000, the Mount Calvary Baptist
Bible College began. I praise the Lord for Dr. Pat Creed, who was my pastor for
years, Pastor Mike Creed, who is my pastor now, and the Godly heritage and
world vision of my home and sending church, the Independent Baptist Church of
Clinton, Maryland. Over the years, laborers were prepared in the Bible college.
After they showed themselves faithful in our local church in soulwinning, working
in our bus ministry, working in our Sunday school program, singing in our choir,
and many other areas, we began to plant new churches with the faithful families
of our graduates who are also our church members. These men and women that
the Lord has called into His harvest are precious people that any pastor would be
thrilled to have in his church. God has called all of us to evangelize the Dominican
Republic and the world.
6 Islander – No 2, 2012