Walking The Talk...

We are familiar with the saying “talk the talk and walk the walk.” The idea reminds me of a quote from The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner, “the video needs to match the audio.” Our actions need to measure up to our words.

As I read the reports each week from the various extension locations, I see application. The staff and students within the extension program are walking the talk. They practice what they preach and the Lord is giving the increase.

The reports this week share information regarding the very idea I am expressing. How encouraging it is to read about the campaigns shaking villages in Cameroon, appreciating and presenting students to the world for evangelism in India, and Bible studies growing in Arusha. This is what the work is all about.

It takes a few minutes to read through each of the reports, but the time is well worth it. Thank you for all you do for this work. I believe the results are obvious from the reports this week.

Coordinator Updates

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

Donnie Bates is in Honduras. You can read the final report from his trip at the following address: /donnie-bates-reports/2011/2/17/edmond-ok-february-17-2011.html

Extension Reports

Okay, This Is Worth The Read: The work in Cameroon gets more exciting as each week goes by. The report about the evangelistic efforts from the Cameroon Bible Institute in Wotutu are worth reading.

Graduation Is Upon Us: Exciting news comes from the Visakha Bible College in India. Read more about the graduation plans in this report.

Rainy Days And Mondays... And The Studies Continue: The weather can have an amazing impact on the work, but the work goes on. Read more about the Jimmy Gee family and their report on the work in Tanzania.

Final Thoughts

My gratitude to God is overflowing. I am not sure whether I love reading these reports more or sharing them with you. Either way, it is exciting and I hope you continue to enjoy them as much as I do.

This work moves ahead because of the vision, generosity, and involvement of everyone in this program. Contributors, teachers, coordinators, encouragers, prayer warriors all come together to help make this work successful. Above all, glory belongs to our God and Savior.

Thank you for making it possible. I look forward to sharing more with you next week.

God bless

Posted on February 21, 2011 .