American Bible College
a 25th hour
There are days her feet
hurt and her back aches from a full day of nursing her patients.
Yet, at the end of each shift, Sandra McMillan is excited about
her commute home. After wading through the congestion of traffic
pulsing about Fayetteville, N.C., she turns southwest onto state
highway NC 71 and counts the miles until she arrives home.
with my family, that’s what excites me,” says McMillan,
For the last nine years,
however, McMillan has been taking a detour.
Enrolled as a nontraditional
student, this full-time nurse, devoted wife and mother of three
has been taking classes at Native American Bible College in Shannon,
N.C., located on the way from work and minutes from her home.
“I started attending
because I wanted to know more about the Bible,” McMillan says.
What started as an interest in knowing more has become an appointment
with a purpose for McMillan, who now plans to go into ministry after
completing her pastoral ministry degree.
“What I have received
from NABC is the confidence to share the Word with the world,”
For McMillan, attending
NABC has been a good experience even with the challenges of her
career. “The school has always been supportive of my schedule
and the counselors take the time to advise me each step along the
way,” she says.
McMillan now speaks to
women’s groups and teaches classes in her church. “This
is something that has become important in my life. I love teaching
others,” she says.