Time is filled with swift transition is a phrase from a song written more than 100 years ago, but one that characterizes the twenty-first century. One could safely say that every place on earth experiences the swift nature of change. From one day to the next, we are a culture that seems to thrive on change. At times these changes are life altering and other times they are inconsequential. However, change is a part of life and the work of our Lord.
The biblical term for change is repentance. When change occurs in ways to move us from the world to God, His blessings are abundant. Change, for the sake of change, is not always good, especially if this change involves accommodation or compromise of a worldly nature.
What does this talk of change have to do with the extension program at the Bear Valley Bible Institute? We are involved in the life changing work of the Lord. The efforts of training preachers in Denver and in the various countries where we are privileged to partner is transforming lives. The lives of the students who are studying to prepare themselves for ministry are changed. The souls who are touched by the preaching of the gospel by these students are changed. The communities where Christians are living like Christ cannot help but change.
All this change is possible because of Christians whose lives have been changed by the gospel and see the need and opportunity of helping others find the power to change. Hope results when lives are changed. This is the thread found in this week’s reports.
Now on to the other reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/
A Vessel Of Honor For God’s Glory: A recent conversion in Cameroon will be an example for his family; honoring God who saved him.
Introducing The Gamma Class Of ITL: Along with good news about the work in Guatemala, this report also shares information about each of the students.
Graduation In Togo: Another class has completed their studies at the Center for Biblical Studies in Kpalime, Togo.
Planning For New Students In Political Turmoil: The school in India is planning for the future and asking for prayers during the political struggles in the State.
Harvest Of Souls: The work in Nigeria continues to grow. The result has a number of students witnessing God give the increase.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Books are needed to help build the library in East Africa. This report explains the benefits and how you can help.
Let us close by expressing our appreciation to each of you. All you have done and continue to do for the work is making a difference. You are needed and appreciated. Thank you for your love for the Lord and your dedication to His work. We could not do this without you. Thank you for the blessing you are to so many around the world, especially us.