I arrived home late last night from several weeks of traveling to share the news about the Extension Program with several individuals and congregations. Sheryl remains with our daughter and son-in-law until the birth of our next grandson, Titus. You may recall a few months ago I shared news of possible birth defects with Titus and asked you to be praying for him. You will also remember how great our God was in answering our prayers. Titus is healthy, there are no problems and he is due to arrive later this week. As you can imagine, Sheryl wants to be there when this young man enters the world. So she will be joining me in Denver in a few weeks.
We are preparing for the next class of students at the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver. A number of men are ready to begin classes next Monday morning in their journey to prepare themselves for the greatest work on earth as proclaimers of God’s word. The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time and the staff is looking forward to how we can equip these men for the ways God will use them to His glory.
We would ask you to be praying for these men as they begin their journey, but also for the other students around the world who are doing the same in the Extension Program. In the next few months we will be partnering with three new locations in the Extension Program. Classes will soon begin in Kisumu, Kenya; Ibadan, Nigeria; and Monrovia, Liberia. Each of these locations have been mentioned before and the brethren involved in these areas are doing a great work. We are privileged to be working with them to further the kingdom of our God.
We have also shared news about partnering with the Sacramento Avenue congregation in Asunción, Paraguay. This school will begin in March 2013. We will have more to share about its beginning in the months ahead. Partnering with these locations will increase the number of extension schools to 18. We are thankful for God’s blessing in the work at Bear Valley and we are privileged to share in the work of others around the world. Please pray for unity and growth as we move ahead in training wonderful Christian brethren to be greater servants of the Lord.
Now on to the other reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/
Preparing For A New Class: The Cameroon Bible Institute of Wotutu is preparing for a new class of students to begin the first of the year as new souls are added to the Kingdom.
Tony Johnson Arrives In Tamale: The newest addition to the work of the Tamale Bible Institute in Ghana, Tony Johnson, has arrived and started teaching.
Busy In Uganda: As short courses end in Uganda, teachers are preparing for the long courses to begin. As well, the church is growing and building.
Wealth Of Great News In Cambodia: As the school prepares to graduate 8 students, the growth of the church in Siem Reap is encouraging.
Honduras Campaigns Bear Fruit: The number of people who have come to Christ is growing as the campaigns in Honduras is converting souls.
Look At What Is Happening In Arusha: The evangelistic efforts of even the young people in Tanzania are changing lives. This is a great report on the work.
Thank you for your prayers as we traveled the last six weeks. It is good to be home and get ready to be in the classroom again. We ask for your prayers for all the schools around the world where the work continues to grow. It is a privilege to share in the Kingdom work with these wonderful men and women of God. It is also a privilege to share in this work with you. I am grateful for the opportunities God has given and I pray we will be united in our efforts to glorify our God who makes all things possible.