Bates Newsletter - May 6, 2013

Greetings, brethren.  It is my prayer that this newsletter finds you well and faithfully involved in the vineyard of the Lord.

I want to repeat how much I appreciate the support and encouragement you give us in our work by your continued support, whether financial, moral or prayerful.  You are a very important part of this work.

In the month of April I was privileged to give a report to the brethren of the Blossom church of Christ in Blossom, Texas.  It is always a blessing to visit with that good congregation.  I was not able to schedule another report on that particular trip, but am planning to be in the area where many of our supporters are in June and look forward to being with as many as possible then.

Also in April I got to attend the 19th Annual Workshop in the Word, near Durango, Colorado.  I had not been able to attend this workshop in 13 years.  It was good seeing many old friends there.  A number of our students here in Denver were able to attend, as well as, brethren Denny Petrillo (who taught half of the sessions) and Wayne Burger, another instructor here.  I also spent time with some dear friends from the Bayfield church of Christ and worshipped with them on Wednesday evening of that week.

Presently, I am preparing for a trip to Asunción, Paraguay to teach Bible Geography in the first short course of the Asuncion Bible Academy.  I will leave Denver the evening of May 19.  Speaking of May 19, that is Graduation Day for the students here in Denver.  I return from Paraguay on May 25 and then travel to Honduras on May 30 to be there for graduation on the 31st.  This is a busy time, but that just means a lot is happening in the kingdom.  

Thank you again for your part in all of this.  To our financial supporters we offer this reminder, please send your checks to the Institute here at the address listed below and please make your checks out to BVBID, not to me.  Thank you!

School Contact Information: 

Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver 
2707 S. Lamar
Denver, CO 80227 
(303) 986-5800 
(800) 766-4641
Fax:  (303) 986-8003
Email:  info@bvbid.org 
Web:  www.WeTrainPreachers.com

My Contact Information:

Donnie Bates
4801 S. Wadsworth #3-105
Littleton, CO 80123 
(303) 718-7040 
Email:  dbates@bvbid.org 

God bless,

Donnie Bates

Posted on May 6, 2013 .