Monthly Archives: September 2018

22 posts

Changed Lives

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mwale

An Amazing Story of Salvation! The Mwales live in Lusaka, Zambia.  Joe is 76 years old (which is quite old for a Zambian).  They came to the States to visit some of their children who live in the Chicagoland area.  Their daughter helped them get an apartment in Valparaiso, Indiana, for their stay.  Marvin Miller and his wife, workers on […]

How to get a CDL

Bus Route Safety Guidelines

GOING TO THE DOORS One of the best ways to maintain safety on the bus ride is to walk the children from their door to the bus and to take them home in the same fashion. When the children are being picked up, it is important to cross the street only in front of the bus (not behind the bus).  […]

Fairhaven Bus Ministry Handbook

The Bus Captain Guidelines

The Bus Captain Guidelines Each captain of a route is entrusted with the responsibility of following all the guidelines of our bus ministry and ensuring that the workers on his bus do the same.  He must meet all the spiritual requirements for leadership set down by our pastor.  He is expected to pray regularly for each rider, and he is […]

Dave and Carmen Moore

Dave and Carmen Moore —In 1971 when a bus ministry was just beginning, Dixie Gray, a first time bus workers knocked on the door of Dave and Carmen Moore in the little town of South Pekin.  Dave Moore was a jazz trumpeter in a dance band that played in area night clubs.  The Moores had five little children at that […]

Railroad Crossings – Special Situations

Special Situations If you run into an abandoned or unused track, treat it as a useable track and approach it the same way you would as a track being heavily used. Be on the lookout for malfunctioning crossing gates and lights. You should never drive around a malfunctioning gate. It is extremely dangerous and illegal. If you suspect a malfunction, […]

Railroad Crossing Procedures

Every state has different laws and regulations for crossing railroad tracks in a school bus. If you have any questions about your state laws or districts policies be sure to bring them up to your supervisor. In general, school buses must stop at all crossings, with or without passengers, and ensure it is safe before proceeding across the tracks.   […]