We are excited to announce that the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver will be working with the Sacramento Avenue Church of Christ in training men to preach the gospel. The leadership of the Sacramento Avenue congregation made a decision this week to begin a school in Asunción, Paraguay. The elders of the Bear Valley congregation whole heartedly agreed that we should work together in getting this school off the ground.
The plans are to spend the rest of this year putting the final pieces in place with the sponsoring congregation and getting students enrolled to begin classes in March 2013. This is the same time when the local universities and schools in Paraguay begin classes, so it seemed natural to set up the extension school on the same schedule. This also allows plenty of time to work out the remaining details.
As we have mentioned in the past, the Sacramento Avenue congregation is one of two congregations in the entire country of Paraguay. Both of these congregations are located in Asunción. The missionary team consists of four amazing couples / families involved in working with the congregation and reaching out to the people who live in the capital city of Paraguay.
The Academy of Theology - Paraguay will make the 16th school we are privileged to be working with in the Extension Program. The potential of the work to establish congregations and evangelize all of Paraguay is incredible. It is a great venture and responsibility the Sacramento Avenue congregation has assumed. We look forward to the opportunity of working together to accomplish the task before us as fellow-workers in the kingdom of our God. We ask for your prayers in the months ahead.
Now on to the other reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/
Preacher’s Forum And Evangelism: A recent preacher’s forum, connected to evangelism, was held in Cameroon. The results are encouraging.
Visiting Instructors And New Opportunities: The Tamale Institute of Biblical Studies is seeing new opportunities on the horizon.
Another Student Added To The Kingdom: The outreach to the students in the Center for Biblical Studies is changing many lives.
Giving A Little Something Back: The suggestion of a Maasai woman to have members collect money to give something back to visiting teachers is a powerful story.
I will be taking classes all this week and next week in Colorado Springs. I will be able to stay connected to the various activities through e-mail in the mornings and evenings. It is exciting to see the growth and planning for future involvement in training preachers around the world.
Thank you for your vision in the program of Extension Training. Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support. You are making a difference in the eternal destiny of souls around the world. Heaven will be incredible to see. I will also be excited to meet all of those who will be there because of the gospel preached by those who have been involved in the Extension program.
I pray for you everyday.