Sandy Lane (’99), an alumna of the college, reflects on her journey to Lancaster Bible College first as a student, and now, as a donor. She shares why biblical education is still of the utmost importance and why she gives back to LBC.
A Lancaster county native, Lane had a long career as a nurse in area hospitals before the Lord directed her steps to the campus of LBC. She earned her RN at Reading Hospital School of Nursing, and for much of her nursing career, she worked at hospitals all around Pennsylvania.
Eventually, she felt the Lord calling her to move on from the medical field. “I asked myself, ‘What else is the most important to me in the whole world?’” The answer, not surprisingly, was her faith in the Lord and a growing interest in ministry.
In order to build on her budding passion for ministry, Lane enrolled at LBC. Lane credits the knowledge and faith she cultivated at LBC with preparing her for ministry. She served for many years in various capacities in the local church and was the music director at Union United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania for nearly a decade. She ministered and taught in her church, all while completing her degree. Lane led a women’s Bible study that grew so much eventually included many of the women’s husbands – and even the pastor! “LBC served me beautifully,” said Lane emphatically. “I loved the way the Word was presented – it was real, pure biblical teaching that sustained me in many ways.”
18 years later, Lane still believes, “…there is no more powerful a place to give than to a Bible college. That’s why I wanted to set up a scholarship.” She first gave to LBC from the sale of her house and has continued giving back to the college in various ways over the years. When we asked her why she thinks it’s important to invest in LBC, she said, “I don’t think there is any better impact that I can make than to give to help prepare them for Christian service. That’s why I do what I do,” she said.