Lord, Give Us Beautiful Feet...

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things, of those who preach the gospel of Jesus” (Romans 10:15). I know you have heard or read this verse before, but the application throughout the Extension Program takes on a powerful meaning. As I read through the reports this week I was constantly reminded of the beautiful feet of the men and women of the Lord’s church who are sharing the good news of Jesus. I think you will agree as you read through these wonderful reports as well.

The students in Denver will be finishing the first quarter of the school year this week. It has been a joy working with these men, watching them grow through the knowledge they are gaining, and preparing themselves with enthusiasm as they travel for campaign. Several groups will be traveling around the country to four areas sharing the gospel. I look forward to hearing the reports about the work they are able to accomplish and the congregations they encourage.

Next week several of the staff in Denver will be traveling to Tanzania to participate in the annual Leadership Conference hosted by the Andrew Connally School of Preaching. While there, I am looking forward to visiting the location of a new school in Kisumu, Kenya. The school will begin classes the first week of October, so it will be a wonderful opportunity to see the school for the first time, welcome the students, and encourage the staff in the work before them.

The news elsewhere around the world grows with excitement. There are several schools involved in sharing good news this week and the growth of the Lord’s kingdom continues to provide encouragement. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I have this week.

Now on to the other reports...

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

Extension Reports 

God Abundantly Blessed The Campaign In Cameroon: After working in 17 villages, students return for classes at CBIW and their campaign work was fruitful.

Threefold Recording Of Mission Guatemala: The work in Guatemala continues to demonstrate the planning and work of Byron and Hawatthia. Please take time to read these three reports.

A Birthday, A New Brother, And Two Baptisms At Hidden Valley: The development of the North India Bible College is bringing souls to Christ.

Schools, Mountains, And 30 Prospective Students: The future of the work in training men to preach in Chimala, Tanzania looks brighter each day.

Taking On Greater Responsibility In Cambodia: The church in Siem Reap is taking on more responsibility with the outreach of graduates from IBISR in spreading the gospel.

Denominational Preacher Forced To Resign: In Kpalime, Togo, the outreach of the Cephas, the director of the Center for Biblical Studies, is changing the lives of man, including Pierre.

Work Accomplished By TIBS Students And Graduates: Current and former students in Tamale are changing the lives of many in Northern Ghana.

To Grow, Strengthen, And Unite The Church: Recent campaign work in India and Nepal is helping the church become stronger and united.

Kisongo Bible School Is Bearing Fruit: The efforts of reaching out with the gospel is adding souls to the kingdom in Arusha, Tanzania. 

Final Thoughts
Thank you for the diligent effort you put into the training of men to preach the gospel. From the work in Denver to each location where Bear Valley is privileged to assist in the training of preachers, it is special to have the opportunity to be coworkers with our God and each other. 

God bless

Posted on September 30, 2012 .