Preparing For The Journey Ahead...

The 2011 Bear Valley Lectureship ended last night in Denver. The weekend was filled with various lessons from the gospel of Mark. If you would like to listen to the lessons you can visit our website and download any lesson from the series. The lectureship this year was one of the most well attended in the history of this annual event.

I know everyone has their favorite speakers and styles of lessons. I would recommend my favorites, but I do not want to influence your thinking regarding the lessons. Let me simply say it is worth your time to review the lessons and learn from this wonderful gospel account of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

As the first quarter of the school year comes to a close next week, I will be making a trip to the last two schools I have yet to see in this work. I am looking forward to spending time with Earnest Gill at the North India Bible College in Chandigarh, India. After visiting with the school in India, I will be flying back to Chimala, Tanzania to visit the Chimala Bible Institute. While in Tanzania I will also stop by and visit the work of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching in Arusha. It promises to be a busy few weeks, but the rewards of seeing these works will be worth the time.

Below are the reports received this week from several of the various schools in the Extension Program. As always, the reports are rich with the work around the world. It is certainly worth your time to read the most recent news.

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

Remember to pray for Howell Ferguson and Denton Landon. Howell is presently in Gorlovka, Ukraine to teach and be involved in the work. Denton will be joining him later this week. We will have a report in the next few weeks about their efforts.

Extension Reports 

The Great Invitation: As the Cameroon Institute of Biblical Studies begins the last quarter of the first year, the chapel lessons focus on the Great Invitation.

Sweet Company Of Brethren In Tamale, Ghana: Several visitors from the U.S. have shared in the work of the Tamale Institute of Biblical Studies over the summer.

First Graduation In Nepal: The joy of graduating the first class in Nepal has set the stage for a class of nearly two times the number of students. Read more.

Struggling Congregations In Uganda: Several congregations throughout Uganda are struggling. One is dealing with the influence of using “one cup” in the Lord’s Supper.

Two Souls Added To The Kingdom In Arusha: The news of God’s increase fills the page of this week’s report from Arusha, Tanzania.

Desperate Need At ACSOP: Recent conditions have created a desperate need for a generator in Arusha. Jimmy Gee’s report explains more about their need. 

Final Thoughts
My mind always races with the activities of the weeks ahead when I prepare to travel. There is so much to get done to make sure everything is in place before leaving the country. However, I am always reminded of the generosity of the wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ who have given so sacrificially to make it possible. 

Thank you for your willingness to be involved in preparing men to preach the gospel. I pray for you each day and I trust God will richly bless you for your gift. I will report more each week as I make my journey beginning next Wednesday.

God bless

Posted on September 26, 2011 .