Since it will be December 31st when most of you read this (or maybe later), I feel safe in saying this is the last report of 2012. What a great year this has been in training men to preach. From Denver to the various locations around the world, the work of training men to preach the gospel in their own language to go out and share the good news with their own people has been very blessed.
Reflecting back on the past year brings many wonderful memories to mind. The reports have been a powerful source of encouragement. The number of souls that were brought to the Lord, those added to the kingdom along with those restored, demonstrates how great the hand of our God has been by giving the increase. Reading about the congregations that have been planted, revived and strengthened brings a level of enthusiasm to the purpose of this work.
Looking forward into the year ahead shares a vision of God’s hand continuing to bless the direction and purpose of Extension Training. The shoring up several schools we were able to begin working with in 2012 and the establishment of a new school in March will have 2013 filled with a tremendous amount of work, but one that will be exciting.
My prayer for you in 2013 is that God will continue to bless you for your generosity, dedication, sacrifice, and love expressed through all the ways you make this work possible.
Now on to the other reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/
The latest report on the work in West Africa from Steven Ashcraft, who serves as the Director of West African Extensions, is posted here.
Growing The Work In Liberia: Read how the challenges are being met in Liberia as God blesses the efforts of the men training at the Liberia Bible College.
Reflection On The Work In Chimala: The growth of the program in Chimala continues to change lives throughout Tanzania and Malawi.
Opportunity For ITL In Guatemala: A wonderful opportunity to own a permanent facility in Guatemala has arisen. Please take time to read and see if you can help. Thank you.
300+ Souls Added To The Kingdom In 2012: How powerful to read about the numbers of souls added to the kingdom in Arusha, Tanzania. Our God is great!!
Two Reports Worth Your Time To Read: While these are a little lengthy, the news shared by Jimmy Gee is worth reading. The work is powerful in Tanzania.
The most wonderful part of starting the new year is the opportunity of working together with everyone involved in this program. Thank you for each part you fill in the work of training preachers. Without you a great void would exist. You are needed and appreciated. Thank you for what you have done in the past and what you are committed to do in the year ahead.
Happy New Year to all of you.