An Alumnus’ Reflection: Choosing EAST in Asia

Will Stacken, our alumnus from the US chose to come to Asia for his seminary equipping. EAST became his home for 3 years as he went though our Master of Divinity program with an international community of faculty, staff and students.

Being in the EAST community forms deep friendships with faculty, staff and fellow students that last through the many years of life and ministry after graduation.

Graphic artwork by Blessed Ong


God Equips and Transforms His People

Indeed, God is at work in making all things beautiful in His time. Our alumna, Naleng has been brought through many seasons of her life by the leading and provision of God.

EAST was a place of equipping and transformation for Naleng. She continues her ministry with us today in the EAST Extensions Program in Cambodia.

Read her testimony here.

Pictures courtesy of Naleng Real and Blessed Ong.

Affirmations & Appreciation at Chapel from an Alumnus

Hendra, our recent alumnus was with us at Chapel last week. Shortly after his graduation, we came to know that he was given the responsibility of leading a seminary in his hometown as president, on top of pastoral duties at his church.

Soon, BEST(Bethesaida Evangelical School of Theology Medan) started incorporating a few familiar practices at EAST: having a pigeonhole-style student mailbox system and a mentoring group system of discipleship.

As a gesture of appreciation, Hendra shared how these blessed him at EAST:
(1) The many gifts of encouragement and blessing that came through his student mailbox
(2) The Mentoring Group community, which was one of his highlights at EAST
(3) The consultation times with teachers, which were full of insightful sharing

We are glad that Hendra’s journey of equipping at EAST has come to bless BEST along the way. Such is God’s unique way of multiplying the fruitfulness of the work here.

EAST will continue to work in partnership with BEST for the equipping and transformation of more leaders and believers to come.


Photos courtesy of Tan Eng Kwang