New And Exciting Changes...

An exciting new look can be found at the Bear Valley Bible Institute website. Among the changes, you will notice the Extension page provides a slide show where schools have provided pictures. We want to encourage the extension locations to provide pictures with their reports that we can incorporate into the weekly report. Also, one of the new features, located at the bottom of individual reports, is a link where you can share the report through various social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Google +1. Again, we want to encourage all of you who read the report to share the individual reports or the report as a whole. The more who read about the work, the better it is for the program.

Thanksgiving week is a very special time of the year. As we have mentioned before, it is a time where we have opportunity to more formally express our gratitude for all you continue to do for the development of training preachers. This includes the work in Denver, as well as, the extension program around the world.

Our only wish is that we had enough space to thank each individual involved in the work. Of course, the nature of such a task would be impossible and inevitably would leave someone out. To the financial supporters, teachers, directors, encouragers, staff and those who offer prayer each day on behalf of the work, thank you! The work continues to flourish because God is working through you and for you in the development of training preachers. Thank you!

It is amazing that we are approaching the end of the year so quickly. 2013 has seen so many powerful developments: souls brought to the Lord, churches planted (and revived), and the Lord’s people encouraged. The year before us is one that promises to be filled with the same in every location.

Our prayer is that each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Please know you are loved and appreciated for your involvement in the work at Bear Valley. 

Now on to the other reports...

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

The latest report from Jerry Bates can be read by clicking here.

Extension Reports 

Quarter Ends And Evangelism Begins In Cameroon: As the last quarter of the first year comes to a close, seven locations are prepared for evangelistic work.

Change Of Plans Works For The Good Of VVBC: Jerry Bates recently had to change travel plans and ended up teaching a short course in Visakhapatnam, India.

Powerful Influence Of A Mother In East Africa: As Cy Stafford and Jimmy Gee teach in Kenya, the story of a local minister shares the power of a great evangelist.

The Ear Of The Wise Seeks Knowledge: There are times the challenges in a child’s life can become a lesson for everyone, especially on the mission field.

Final Thoughts
A final word to let you know that we are working to finish the “end-of-the-year” tasks in preparation for 2014. Please remember us in your prayers as we seek wisdom to make the right decisions and move ahead with the diligence needed. Our sole desire is to glorify God and lift up our Savior. Thank you for making it possible.

God bless


Posted on November 24, 2013 .