Ready or not, 2013 is here and we are moving quickly into the first month of the year. As we move ahead, two areas should be discussed. One, the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver begins a new class of students for the winter quarter. Six new students arrived in Denver and went through Orientation on Friday. They will begin classes on Monday in this two year journey preparing themselves as greater servants in the Kingdom.
The second involves the development within the Extension Program. To give you a perspective of what I mean, the school in Cameroon began its second class of students. There are 29 students who began this next round of classes. The excitement is spreading for the Cameroon Bible Institute of Wotutu as others are hearing about the development of this work and the result is bringing growth in the preparation of these men.
This is just one of the schools where the same activities are happening. A new class is set to begin in Chimala, Tanzania next week. As well, graduation will take place at the North India Bible College in Chandigarh, India in February and a new class of students will begin. We are looking forward to seeing these programs grow in the future.
The first class of students will begin their studies in Asunción, Paraguay in March. Another development mentioned in a previous report will be our assisting in the consolidation of the school in Danlí, Honduras with ITL in Guatemala. Plans are to finish with the current class and begin recruiting students from Honduras to train in Guatemala.
Additional plans are developing in a number of the other schools which we will be sharing in the weeks ahead. The enthusiasm is high as the program develops in 2013.
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 from Howell Ferguson can be read by clicking here.
Wes Autrey’s report about the work in Cambodia can be read by clicking here.
The final report from Josh Austin, who has been coordinating the work in Cameroon, is here.
Special Prayer Request From Guatemala: Sad news hits the Linda Vista congregation in Guatemala. Remember the Ordoñez family in prayer.
Beta Class Begins In Cameroon: As the new year begins, so does a new class of 29 students in Cameroon. This is going to be a great year.
New Opportunities, Ideas and Plan In Ukraine: The new year in Gorlovka will be filled with opportunities for growth and development as a record number of students prepare.
180+ Attend Youth Seminar In Chimala: Recent events in Chimala, Tanzania influence a great number of youth.
New Year Adds 5 Souls In India: As 2013 gets rolling, reports from North India indicate growth as souls are added to the kingdom.
The Lord Gives The Increase In Paraguay: The church continues to grow in Asunción. The report from Troy and Andrea Spradlin shares the news.
Planning A Very Busy Summer: The activities ahead for the Gee family will keep them busy for the summer of 2013.
While the economic situation has not improved in our country, the sacrifices you are making continue to show the ways our God is working through you to bless the work of Extension Training. Thank you for your dedication to preparing men to preach the gospel. Thank you for trusting us to further develop this work. We hope you know how much your efforts are making a difference around the world.