Monday, June 15, 2009

My Visit to RBC Ministries (1-3 June 2009)

Last week as part of my doctoral residency, I visited Grand Rapids and one of the highlights was the visit to RBC Ministries, the publishers of the popular devotional, "Our Daily Bread." This devotional was initially started as a transcript of the original radio broadcasts. It soon took on a life of its own and more than 8 million copies are circulated around the world currently. RBC's delivery volume is so huge that they even have their own postal code in Michigan!

Here are the list of books published by Discovery House division of RBC Ministries.

Here I am standing outside their office.

The founder, Dr Martin R De Haan humbly started this faith-based ministry. It has grown to be one of the most well-run Christian organizations in the world. On the bottom left is the original microphone used by Dr De Haan and the classic radio.

Displayed is the actual Bible used by the founder and the handwritten transcripts.

This is a wonderful pictorial statement of RBC legacy. Also seen is a photo of Mart De Haan, the grandson of the founder, who is currently the president of RBC Ministries. I shook his hand and am amazed at his humbleness and approachability.

RBC even have their own video recording studio.

Finally, I thought this is a very encouraging poem which should help all of us to be inspired during this economic downturn.

There is a little secret which I want to share with you. RBC ministers online as well, and one of their greatest gems is Christian Education online called Christian Courses. Most of the programs are free, unless of course you want to be certified or take courses for credit.


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