I intend to find out the history of the place and will then share it with you. It is a missions only Bible college with the largest missions focused library in Europe (those who know my reading habits know that will cause severe difficulties for me :)). There is a mannequin with an outfit from Hudson Taylor's missions in China in the library. It is intentionally nondenominational. For instance, Sunday services are not offered on site, but rides are arranged to local congregations. Students are often intentionally assigned to churches that are very different from what they are used to. This can be useful, as missionaries are often sent to areas to work with Christians coming from many backgrounds. Fulltime students are assigned to practical ministry projects to work within congregations and ministries in the community (I won't be, as I am only here for 10 weeks). So anyway, here are a few images from around campus.
I tried a different area of the property for a walk.
The picture below doesn't really do it justice. There are logs on the ground where people can sit and reflect or pray (two people are there in the photo), and the view of miles of rolling hills is quite immense.
Do you think that the pine cone balls or gumballs in Louisiana are bad? Not sure what this British version is, but it looks painful.