Holmes Bible College is in need of a new residence hall for our female students. The Lord is giving us an opportunity to build a new dorm. There has been one gift of 20,000 dollars toward this project, and the Freeman/Duncan families have matched that gift. Other contributions have come in making a total of 50,000 dollars toward the project. The Freeman/Duncan families have committed to match additional gifts of up to 25,000 dollars.
The building will cost at least 250,000 dollars. Since we are building the new Ellenberg Student Center, we will need to have most of these funds in hand before we can start construction.
Soon after Dallas Freeman's conversion near Franklin Springs, Georgia, he enrolled in Holmes Bible and Missionary Institute where God provided for his needs. It was at Holmes that he met his wife, Lula Boyette who was also called to Africa. They sailed to Africa in 1924, serving 12 years until they were forced home by the war.
The Freemans returned to Africa in 1946 after serving as pastor of the West Durham Pentecostal Holiness Church. He served as General Superintendent of Africa and Lula served as Women's Ministries President for the next 20 years until his retirement. It was both D. D. and Lula's expressed desire to be "in the Will of God." Those twenty years were remarkable years of growth in churches, in numbers and in new conferences.
All three of the Freeman's children, John, Florine, and Mary were graduates of Holmes Bible College, and each met his/her spouse in the college.
They went to Africa in 1952 and joined the Freemans in missionary work. He helped build and became the first president of the Krugersdorp Bible College (later known as the D D Freeman Bible College) serving there for ten years. Other responsibilities included pioneering many new works, pastoring, and serving on several boards. Mont and Florine helped organize the work in Africa to become the great force that it is today.
When Brother Freeman retired, Brother Duncan was appointed the General Superintendent of Africa. Florine became the Women's Ministries President, succeeding her mother. Mont, served as an effective leader until his untimely death in 1987. Florine continued as interim General Superintendent until Dr. Phillip Morris was appointed to that office.
If you would like to be a part of this wonderful project to provide housing for women students at Holmes Bible College, you may send your gifts to Holmes Bible College, 4901 Old Buncombe road, PO Box 14188, Greenville, SC 29610-4188.
Melvine and I will be making a faith-promise commitment to give on this building project. I will not promote any project unless I am willing to give to it. May God speak to you about what He would have your give.