Progress... Every congregation and mission point wants to see progress. The same is true with the Extension program. 

This progress is seen when men like Desdery (picture left) fills the role of training men to preach, just as he was taught years before. This is what the work is all about. Read more in Cy Stafford's report.

Monday and Tuesday of this week, the Extension staff will be meeting to discuss various issues about the work. We plan to examine the progress and problems of the past year and discuss the plans of how we will progress in the years ahead. We have identified a number of challenges. Addressing these challenges and working through them will help us reach greater levels of success.

This meeting is significant to the development of Extension Training. If we are going to improve communication, standardize curriculum, strengthen resources, and expand our vision, then we must work together to accomplish progress. 

As each phase of the work is considered, staff members will be able to discuss ways to improve the development in each location. Through these meetings we pray we will be able to help the overall program continue to move forward.

Coordinator Updates

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

Howell and Mary Ferguson are now in Gorlovka, Ukraine. They will be working with the school over the next few months. Please pray for them.

Donnie Bates recently returned from teaching at ITL in Guatemala. You can read about his week and work in Donnie’s final report from Guatemala.

Extension Reports

Think Souls... Cambodia Style: The report from Cambodia shows the growth in the church at Takam Village.

A Preacher Goes A Preaching: In Arusha, the work of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching is seeing the fruit of their labor.

Have You Been To Loliondo? This question has a powerful meaning when you read the article from Jimmy Gee about their work.

Final Thoughts

As several schools finish their quarter of study, they are working in campaigns or taking a short break before continuing in their preparation to preach the gospel.

The report is a little shorter this week, but the information is just as powerful. I want to leave you with a thought about how important you are to the development of Extension Training. Your contribution to this work, whether in prayer, financial support, encouragement, teaching, directing, coordinating, or any other area is vital.

Paul said it best when he wrote to the church in Corinth, “For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God. Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all.” 2 Cor. 9:12-13.

Thank you all. Make a great day. 

God bless


Posted on March 14, 2011 .