An Emotional Week In The Extension Program...

After being gone most of October, it is good to be home. I appreciate your prayers while I was traveling. The last part of my trip was in Atlanta, Georgia. I had the privilege of spending a few days at the Forest Park congregation. They were involved in their 41st Annual World Mission’s Forum. 

The congregation has been heavily focused in the work of the South Pacific, as well as, other places throughout the world. I heard several speakers talk about the work they are doing around the world, especially in the South Pacific. There is no way to describe it other than uplifting. It was so encouraging to listen to the way God is blessing those who are serving in His kingdom. I am thankful to have been given opportunity to share a part of Bear Valley’s work in training men to preach in Denver and in the Extension Program.

The second quarter of the school year begins today. I will be teaching two classes this quarter and I know it will fly by quickly. I seem to be exchanging one role for another as we all work to training men in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am convinced it is the greatest work on earth. I give thanks to God for the opportunity to share in this effort. 

The reports this week are emotional. The loss of a student in one location, the addition of several souls to Christ, the influence felt in the lives of thousands and the plans for growth in the future make this a report worth spending time to read.

Coordinator Updates
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/

Donnie Bates’ monthly report is now posted. Donnie shares news about his upcoming plans and the latest information about the work in Central America.

Extension Reports 

Sadness In The Death Of A Student In Cameroon: One of the students at the CBIW in Cameroon recently passed away after complications with diabetes. 

Plans For A Leaders Workshop: The development of leaders within the church in Ghana is part of the plans for the future.

Thousands Are Being Reached In India: The work of the North India Bible College in Chandigarh, India is influencing thousands of people from their efforts.

Flooding In Siem Reap: The recent flooding in Siem Reap has created major problems throughout the city and the work of the school.

Evangelistic Outreach In Chimala: The students at the Chimala Bible Institute are not only learning in the class room, but their outreach is producing fruit for the kingdom.

14 Responses In Arusha: The power of the gospel preached in Arusha is changing the lives of many as this report shares the recent response of 14 souls.

Evangelism Is A Family Ordeal In The Gee Family: Evangelizing the lost is not just a work of adult missionaries in Arusha, but the children of Jimmy and Trina Gee are also teaching others. 

Final Thoughts
While there is sadness in the work of the school in Cameroon, it is encouraging to know a good brother in Christ has gone to meet his reward. As he leaves this life to enter the next, the news in Cameroon shows another woman being added to the family of God. 

As well, the growth in all the other schools continues to demonstrate the greatness and power of the God we serve. It is so incredible to share in a work that is changing lives around the world. The reports express how God is working through His people to share the greatest message to those who have no hope and God is giving the increase.

Thank you for making this work possible. Your generosity continues to keep us going. I look forward to reporting about the work each week and with people throughout the country. There is much to do, but as the work unfolds it continues to show how important it is we train men to preach the gospel. Thank you!

God bless

Posted on October 23, 2011 .