To our BIH family and friends,
We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic as each day new information emerges in this evolving crisis. We have become all too familiar with the ways in which our usual behaviors and habits have been affected, from the halls of the shopping malls to the sanctuaries of our churches. We have moved from warm handshakes and hugs to “social distancing” in a matter of days. This current health crisis will surely require more changes in all our daily lives as we learn to cope with new and unfamiliar measures necessary to restore our precious public health.
With the health and safety of our BIH family in mind, the Board of Directors of BIH have unanimously decided to reschedule all classes of the Spring Quarter to a future date. While we are sad in making this decision, we know at the same time that it is the right one to make for all concerned. Please be reassured that we are planning for BIH classes to resume the moment that conditions allow, but for now setting a firm date is not possible. As we move together in the weeks ahead we will continue to be in touch with you regarding the schedule as we prepare for resuming our courses. For now, let’s persevere together into the future, knowing that God will always be present with us no matter what we are going through.
If you have already registered for one or more of our classes for the Spring Quarter, you may request a refund by either phone or email. Otherwise we have already made arrangements for your paid registration fee to be automatically rolled over to cover your next class or OCCC donation.
May God’s word encourage you today from the prophet Habakkuk (3:17-19): “Though the fig tree doesn’t bloom, and there’s no produce on the vine; though the olive crop withers, and the fields don’t provide food; though the sheep are cut off from the pen, and there are no cattle in the stalls; I will rejoice in the Lord. I will rejoice in the God of my deliverance. The Lord God is my strength. He will set my feet like the deer. He will let me walk upon the heights.” Allow God to be your strength during these days.
In God’s promise,
Dr. Randy Furushima
Executive Director, BIH