People: Jake Scherling, Dr. S.A. Witmer, Ira Gerig, Richard Gerig, Oliver Steiner, Betty Stanley,
Film and VHS from the Fort Wayne Archive.
Title of Song or Work: Bridgebuilders-2nd segment
Bridgebuilders is the story of Jake Schierling, missionary to Sierra Leone, and his journey from high school prep, football star, through a failed college experience, to a spiritual awakening, the Fort Wayne Bible College experience and experiences on the mission field in Sierra Leone. Featured in the movie are clips showing President Witmer, pastor Cornelius Vlot, faculty-Cyril Eicher, Ira Gerig, Richard Gerig, Betty Stanley, Dr. Cook, Oliver Steiner and others. Several clips of students in SMF, a cappella Choir, Radio Ensemble and informal activities are also featured.
This segment shows his transition from football star to Fort Wayne Bible College.