Missionary of the Week
Jolea Jensen graduated from Bob
Jones University in 2001 with her B. Mus. in Church Music and in 2006 with an
M.A. in Church Ministries. From 2001 to 2004, she taught at a small Christian
school in Memphis, Tennessee. She taught on the music faculty at Bob
Jones Memorial Bible College in the Philippines as a furlough
replacement for Doug and Ruth Bachorik during the 2006-2007 school year. When
she returned for another year of short term ministry, the Bachoriks asked her
to consider serving full-time at the college. She accepted God's call to become
a career missionary and returned to the field in 2010.
Bob Jones Memorial Bible College
seeks to support the local church by training believers in Bible and
Music. The goal of the music program at BJMBC is to teach students to use
and appreciate quality music that honors the Lord. Many of the music
students at BJMBC are involved in outreach ministries such as teaching Sunday
School, Bible Clubs, and Personal Evangelism.
Jolea enjoys training young people
to use their God-given talents for the ministry. She teaches private and
group piano lessons, music theory, handbells, and music education
classes. She also writes piano arrangements, some of which have been
published through New Song Ministries, a music publishing ministry of Doug
Bachorik. Several of her current and former students are multiplying her
efforts by becoming teachers themselves. Different groups of students
have organized ministry teams that travel to individual churches both in Manila
and outside of Manila.
On the weekends, Jolea assists in
various ministries of Christian Baptist Church in the province of Bulacan, two
hours away from her home in Manila. She enjoys helping with children's
Bible clubs, Sunday School, visitation, tract distribution, one-on-one
witnessing, and choir. She is also involved with a weekly tract
distribution outreach on a local public university campus.
Jolea's ministry verse is
Psalm 40:3, "And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our
God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord."