Dave and Kim Field News – May 2021

 

May is a month here at Bible School where every single day has an event!

Everything is all leading up to today, which was graduation!
Here are a few snapshots…

We had a blast serving a pancake breakfast to a group of students

I am on the mobilization team, so we had the whole bunch over for a bonfire!

The mobilization team hosted a perspective student visit with a group of 15!

Our sons also had a transition…Clark finished his welding  year at community college, and Reece began at the same college for trucking.

And TODAY was graduation for our BIBLE SCHOOL SENIOR CLASS!
Nearly 100 students completed studying through the Bible in 2 years and are headed out ready to serve Him!

We thank the Lord for allowing us to be a part of these students’ lives!

We also thank you, our supporters and teammates, for partnering with us for another wonderful year!

Thankful for May, and  for all the Lord has done,
Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

News from the Fields – Ethnos 360

Covid restrictions are over around here!

What is different?

  1. We are allowed to have groups in our home!! This weekend we had a group over for a hot dog supper and game night and fire and its all back to normal!! Thank you Lord!
  2. We as staff are once again invited to eat with the students in the dining hall! This is a big deal as mealtimes are a huge opportunity to build relationships!! Thank you Lord!!
  3. We on the mobilization department were given the green light to host a whole day to a group of 20 perspective students! This day includes a tour, time with staff in their homes, sitting in on classes, eating in the dining hall and going out for coffee downtown. This is our very first opportunity for a group event for this whole year! Thank you Lord!
  4. The students are now allowed to have group events. There are only 3 weeks left in the semester, and I bet they probably have one event per day planned to catch up after a whole year. 🙂 Today I went to a baby shower in a room full of people without masks and we got to really visit. Thank you Lord!!
  5. Masks are off and now Dave gets to see which faces go with which voices in his classroom:) Thank you Lord!
    The sky is blue, the grass is green, the plum trees are white with flowers, and the students are all around and quite upbeat.

    Oh, by the way another 2 praises…Clark just turned 18 and Reece just turned 22, and both of our sons are walking with the Lord and trusting Him. Thank you Lord!!

    Just wanted to let you know how we are all doing here at Bible School.
    Praising the Lord for always being good, and always carrying us in our storms,
    Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

News from the Fields – February 18, 2021

We are in the middle of mission’s week!

The students ate together!

   

In our last newsletter, our prayer request was for the covid-safety team to allow the students to attend an event in one room, and the answer was YES! Thank you Lord!

They were taught about the religion of Buddhism as they sat by mats full of Thai food. They were able to eat together while they heard how to better understand the Buddhist mind and how we can reach them with the gospel.

That was one of the many special events this week that the students are attending. We pray for their hearts to be open to the Lord, asking Him how He would like to use their lives, today, and every day.

This week our son Clark got a welding job!

This is an answer to prayer! He has worked only 3 days and has already met plenty of men who don’t have a relationship with the Lord. This is what we pray for our sons:

  • That they will renew their mind daily in the Word.
  • That they will remember who they belong to.
  • That they will everyday be available for the Lord to use them with the people around them.

We have the best news in the world, plus we have Jesus living inside of us…life is an adventure full of opportunities to let Him shine through us in an infinity amount of ways.

A prayer request for Clark: We will hear soon if he will indeed have a high school graduation ceremony. We are praying he does get one. Reece missed his Bible School graduation like so many others, but it sure would be nice if Clark didn’t need  to.

So thankful to be serving the Lord together with you,
Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark

Our Mailing address
Dave & Kim Field
915 N. Hartwell Ave.
Waukesha, WI  53186

 

From the Fields – February 2021

What has happened this week?

A brand new semester has started!

 

This week has been a blur, but let me highlight a few things that happened:

1. We had a grand semester opening with all of the students and staff in one room, singing to our heart’s delight! It was a fantastic way to begin the new semester!

2. Covid restrictions are lightening up! We have been able to have a group of students over for game night, and also a football game this week! Sweet fellowship is beginning to return!!

3. Dave is teaching a class on the main story of scripture and what it means for us. Students are popping with questions and extra interest, so we may need to have an open house for those who don’t get enough in class.

4. Dave is also taking another class at seminary for his New Testament degree. Every semester he takes one class, and every semester we ask God to provide the payment for the class. This semester God provided one day before his class started! God likes it when we trust Him happily! We send a huge thank you shout-out to our friends at Grace Bible Church in Portage for allowing Dave this amazing privilege of studying God’s Word so he can keep teaching faithfully!!

5. Clark is finishing up 12th grade and taking a welding course at  community college. We love watching him be a shining light for the Lord among his classmates and teachers!!! Please pray for him as he is now at a point that he can start applying for welding jobs. His plan is to come to Bible school in 1 year. God has wonderful plans for Clark and we trust Him to put everything together for him!

If you are looking for a way to help us financially, Clark has some dental needs. His jaw is not aligned so he can’t chew on one side. He needs 4 molars pulled and braces to align everything up. We don’t have dental insurance, so if you are looking for a way to help, we would appreciate any help.

Okay, this is getting too long! Next newsletter I’ll fill you in on how missions week turned out here in Feb. On my to-do list for that event is getting permission from the covid-safe team for students to eat a Thai meal together on mats on the floor. We shall see…

Your financial partnership and your prayers and your friendship are all gifts from the Lord, and keep us here in ministry.

Thank you ever so very much!!!

Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

News From the Fields – December 2020

What a strange year!

Finding the blessings in 2020.

The Lord kept all these students safe all semester! They got to study the Word every day and grow and stretch through all the good and tough parts of this semester!

God has also stretched each one in our family as we navigated the disappointments that came with all the Covid restrictions. We found a new normal as we trusted Him to grow us and take care of all our needs.

The Lord has been so faithful in all of the lows and highs of this year! When we ask Him to show us the blessings in this day, He opens our eyes to how incredibly many incredible gifts He has placed all around us! He’s given us salvation and a new home with Him waiting for us…we have everything to be thankful for.

God has been so good to our family and our hearts are full this Christmas season!

  • He’s given us health and sweet family time.
  • He allowed students to be here for the entire semester!
  • He has grown and stretched us as we trust Him with every part of our lives.

We thank you from our hearts for supporting our family during this crazy year! We send you our love and warm Christmas greetings!!!

Merry Christmas!
Dave, Kim, Reece and Clark Field

News from the Fields’ – September 2020

The first 2 weeks of the semester were…

pretty interesting!

Things are starting to settle down a little and we may soon be starting to feel a rhythm.

Because of Covid, the students aren’t able to meet in groups in the school building, but only outdoors. So since our family has a big enough yard, we have invited students over for us to get to know them, and even for them to get to know each other. We had 50 show up for our bonfire night and they really enjoyed getting to actually be together without masks and just hang out.

The next weekend we had a game night held outside. We underestimated how many people would show up and after the 3 tables were full we had to start up a bonfire for the rest of the people. We can see how they love being together and are really looking for opportunities to spend time together.

Please pray for the students as it gets cold outside to find ways to be able to spend time together as groups. A huge part of Bible School is community and they are trying to make a way, but it sure looks different in these Covid restrictions.

Staff can only have a couple students in our home at a time. Please pray for good ideas and ways to reach out and connect with the students who are really needing it.

PRAISES
1. Dave is teaching Bibliology, where the Bible came from, and the students are learning about the reliability and authority of God’s Word. This is HUGE! They are asking so many questions and meeting with Dave everyday!

2. Dave really enjoys his Hebrews teacher at seminary and is learning so much! He will be using what he is learning in classes here, and also at a church he will be speaking at these next few Sundays.

3. I love spending time with my mobilization team and they make me feel valued and appreciated! We are starting quite a few new initiatives, and it is exciting being in on the action right from the beginning!

4. Clark really likes his welding teachers at college and is acing his work!! He looks forward to going to class and is learning tons! He’s also doing well in his regular 12th grade classes!

5. Reece is busy at buses and taking care of all “his school kids” in masks.

Thank you so much for praying for us in these first 2 weeks! We are each settling into a routine and so thankful to be here, even if this semester looks pretty different with masked faces! God has GOOD GOOD plans for each of us!!!

Partnering with you,
Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

 

 

News from the Fields – Ethnos 360 – September 2020

Today students are arriving!

175 in our student body!

Over the last week, a group of our student leaders have spent time learning what God’s Word says about imitating Christ in being humble servant-leaders and preparing for the rest of our student body to arrive this weekend.

This year  is unique for each of us.
Dave: He will be teaching a class of students who have masks on! He will need to learn to read their understanding in a new way! The classes are also divided in half, so he will teach one class and then go to the next group and teach the same material.
Kim: I am joining the mobilization department! I am excited to be a part of the team as they try new ideas of online efforts to invite prospective students to come visit. I am really looking forward to learning so much this year!
Reece: We are thankful we get to have him back at home for this year. He will be working full-time and waiting to see what the Lord has for him next.
Clark: He is a senior in high school! He is enrolled in community college and taking welding classes to get his certificate by the end of the year!

Students: There are quite a few covid-changes: like only 2 people per table in the cafeteria, only 2 people per dorm room, and classes divided for smaller sizes. However, all the amazing classes remain the same! In 2 years they will have been taught the Bible from front to back with an emphasis on God’s heart for our walk with Him and for those who don’t know Him.

Another thing that has not changed is how we staff get to have students in our home and there is no distancing or masks required!
We are super excited for this Sunday when we get to start off the semester!! Dave is one of the main speakers for the kick off, so please pray for him Sunday evening as everyone will be sitting in the grass on the school lawn for social distancing. Please pray that the squirrels and birds and mosquitoes would all disappear for a couple hours.

Thank you for supporting us with your love and partnership as we begin our 12th year here at Bible School!
Dave, Kim, Reece and Clark Field

News from the Fields – May 2020

Saturday was really special because

Reece Graduated from Bible School!

We invited all the other seniors who live nearby and we had such a special day together! We watched the ceremony, had lunch and a cake, pictures and of course enjoyed catching up, since this was the first time we could meet as a group!

Thank you for praying for Reece during his 2 years here at Bible School! We couldn’t be more proud of him! His plan is to live at home and work for this next year as he waits for the Lord to show him what HIS next plan is .

Thank you for your love and prayers!!
Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark

Reece Field Graduates – May 2020

Can you believe it?

Three more days until Reece graduates!

We hope you can join us on-line watching Reece and his classmates graduate!

There is a team who has been working hard to make this service special for the graduates. Dave will be giving the sermon as well!

Please join us in celebrating this awesome class! 11:00 am (Central time)  this Saturday.!!
https://www.youtube.com/ethnos360bibleinstitute

 

Thank you for supporting Reece these past 2 years with your love and prayers!
Dave & Kim Field

 

Dave and Kim Field – April 2020

Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

We are SO thankful to each of you and your faithfulness to God and this ministry.
This time is so uncertain and we sincerely thank you for continuing to support our family in this time.
We know for many of you it may not be easy and we truly thank you for relying on Christ in this time.

Wisconsin stay-at-home order was extended to May 26. But with it pouring rain every day, it is easy to stay inside. Plus our grass is emerald green! However, it hasnt stopped raining in 3 days straight and our old stone-walled  basement has water leaking in from the walls and floors since we are at the bottom of the hill. We have a squeegee and 2 de-humidifiers running non-stop.

GRADUATION

In just a few days, May 16, is graduation for our senior class of EBI. Leadership has decided to have the  graduation ceremony via on-line since it would be too difficult to gather everyone back from around the country/world at a later date for a graduation.

We have been here for 15 graduations, and we never dreamed our son’s graduation would be at home. There have been quite a few disappointments like this, but one by one we take the Lord’s strength and peace for each of them.

The good news is that Dave was voted by the class to be the grad speaker! That is such an honor! Please pray for him as he depends on the Lord and prepares his message, that it would be exactly what the students need to hear during this difficult time for them.

Please also pray for the team who is working on preparing the graduation ceremony right now. They are putting together a thousand little pieces to make the ceremony honoring to the class. I’m not sure how they manage to piece together the worship team, class speakers, awards, message, etc. but there are a bunch of smart people working hard on it right now and we are thankful.

Thank you for partnering with us here at Ethnos Bible School.
Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

I don’t know why I only thought of this now, but I’d like to introduce you to the Senior class project! Every Senior class raises funds for a missionary family and the dollar amount raised is announced at graduation.

Here is the missionary family Reece’s class chose!

Jordan and Jessica Martin

This family recently graduated from here and is now raising support to work among Inuit people groups of Northern Canada!

Reeces’ class was able to do a few fundraisers before they all had to go home, so were able to raise $900. If anyone is interested in donating a gift to this family, just let us know and we will give you the online donating directions.