The weeks are flying by so quickly. The time at the Freed-Hardeman Lectureship was wonderful. It was so good to see some good friends and make new ones. I had opportunity to speak with several individuals about the work of Bear Valley, both the work in Denver and the Extension Program around the world. I eagerly anticipate this event each year. It was and is an exciting time.
In addition, the last two Sundays I was given opportunity to speak about the work with two very special congregations. Sunday, February 5th, I was attended the annual Mission’s Day for the Greenbrier church of Christ. This congregation has been involved in supporting missions for many years. They have been involved in our personal support, but they also support several domestic works, as well as, a number of individual efforts around the world. For several years they were involved in supporting the Extension work of Nigeria. It was great to be with them and see so many special friends.
Yesterday, I had opportunity to visit with the congregation in Romance, Arkansas. This congregation has been helpful in our work since we first started at Bear Valley. They are a wonderful group of Christians. In addition, Sheryl and I witnessed the baptism of a young man who, to us, is known as C.J. The exciting part of this spiritual birth was the fact C.J. (who is 19) wanted to make sure he was ready to commit to following Christ before making the decision to be baptized. He was an impressive young man. We are thankful we were able to share in this special day for him and the congregation.
The news from the Extension program is exciting as the work grows through the planting and watering of the see. Even though this week’s report has just a few reports, they are worth reading all the same. Our God is great and He is always faithful.
Now on to the reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/
20 Plan For Graduation In Uganda: In just a few weeks another class of students will complete their studies at the Uganda School of Evangelism. They will enter a great work for the Lord.
Another Quarter Takes Flight: After a short break, classes resume for the International Bible Institute of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
A Time To Live, Work, And Die: The work is always changing and events take place that affect the direction on a daily basis. The Gee report this week shares some of these changes.
Thank you for reading this week’s report and every week. Thank you for being such a vital part of this effort. Your generosity is changing lives around the world, beginning with mine. I am always encouraged to visit with the great brethren who are instrumental in the financial support of training men to preach the gospel.
Thank you for your love for the Lord, the lost, His church and for your confidence in Bear Valley to faithful teach others who will teach others.