Pastor Paul Gurgel, his wife and three children arrived on the field, having accepted the call. Pastor Gurgel served for two terms, having been called once and then again by the Mission Board. During his service, the Bible Institute graduated the first class to go the five years. Several men also graduated in the succeeding years. A children’s home was started. A fifty-year lease was signed for a parcel of ground on which to erect a Bible Institute.
Business operations for the students were attempted of farming and cassava grinding. Kinship begain supporting the children’s home in 1998.