2011 is approaching an end. It is amazing how we are a few weeks away from beginning a new year in the Extension Training Program. As I have reported in previous weeks, I am excited about the possibilities for the year before us. The potential for new schools, implementing changes to help the program, and making necessary adjustments to operate more efficiently make the new year something to anticipate.
The year ahead will bring the same needs we have expressed in the past. There are great financial needs with several of the schools. The economy has created difficulties for everyone. This is especially true when it comes to the Lord’s people. The impact is effecting several of the schools around the world.
However, we have a Great God who owns it all. If the need is there, our God will provide, somehow, someway. There are ongoing monthly and one time needs for support. We have several schools that could increase the number of students they are training, if there was more financial assistance available. Please consider how you could take on supporting one of these men, or several of them.
There will continue to be needs within the staff, specifically more staff. As the program grows throughout the year ahead we are going to need men who are willing to fill various positions. Again, the challenge is the financial support for each individual. If you would like to know more about how you can help or serve, please send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reports this week continue to emphasize the wonderful nature of the work in training men to preach the gospel in their own country.
Now on to those reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/
Josh Austin and Neal Pollard recently returned from teaching in Cameroon. Josh’s report can be read here.
Donnie Bates recently sent his monthly report about his work at the extension school in Chimala and upcoming plans in Honduras. Read more about his recent work here.
Churches Working In Cambodia: The work of the church in Siem Reap, Takam Village, and Leang Dai assist in the progress of the Lord’s kingdom in Cambodia.
Plans In Uganda, Workers In Congo: Francis Wachesa reports on the work in Uganda and share news from graduates who are working in Congo.
New Class In Nepal: The first class of students has completed their studies and a new class is beginning. There are some interesting similarities as they begin the journey.
One Very Special Day In Arusha: Please read this report from Cy Stafford. The power of God working on the hearts of good brethren to bring unity is awesome.
Nakutakia Heri: If you need a little brushing up on your Swahili, this is a great report to read. You have to read to the end to learn the translation.
Let me end with a final note of thanks. If you have read this far in the report, it is probably because you continue to see the benefit of the work of Extension Training. Thank you. It is also possible you are involved in supporting this work in some way. Thank you. It may also be that you are praying diligently for this work. Thank you. You may be actively involved in working with a school; teaching, directing, or coordinating. Thank you.
Your efforts are needed, beneficial to the kingdom, appreciated, and they do not go unnoticed. I pray for you daily.