Young Disciples International and Harvest University Welcome Colorado Officials, Guests at Opening Event at Their Headquarters and Campus

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World Olivet Assembly (WOA) affiliate Young Disciples (YD) International and its denomination based school Harvest University have recently welcomed the state, county, and city officials and community leaders in an opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony on their Fort Morgan campus in Colorado.

The New York-based WOA, an evangelical Christian denomination in the Presbyterian tradition, acquired the former extension campus and innovation center of Calvary University last year in August. Built in 1924, the campus carries over 90 years of history of education as it was established as the first high school in town, which had transitioned into a middle school in 1984 and then acquired by Calvary in 2017.

The event program, which started with an opening prayer from Pastor Brent Harwerth of Berean Bible Church, proceeded with recognition of special guests, a congratulatory remark from City Councilwoman Lyn Deal and speech from both YD and Harvest University presidents.

Then General Secretary of WOA Pastor Mark Spisak wrapped up the presentation with a few remarks and a closing prayer. Spisak greeted the guests and introduced WOA and the relationship between the denomination and the two institutions. He also shared the story of how the Lord had led WOA to acquire the campus and extended his gratitude for their warm welcome and interest about how the property will be used. Spisak expressed his hope that the presence of YD International and Harvest University will be of great benefit to the local community.

Since 2002, YD International has provided young adults in colleges and universities worldwide with opportunities to hear and learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ and to train and educate the next generation of believers to follow the apostles' footsteps in preaching the good news.

Harvest University is a Christian institution of higher education that serves the global Chinese churches and Christians worldwide. Its primary goal is to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to make an impact on this world for God.

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