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Sep 01, 1955

Event: Bridgebuilders-2nd segment

Location: Campus, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Decade: 1950s

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.


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