You Just Never Know About The Weather...

We are almost back in Denver. After nearly a month of traveling, we were returning home when a major snow storm caused us to stop short of our destination. We hope to be back on the road tomorrow and home by the afternoon.

This past weekend was one of great encouragement. I was able to attend the Affirming the Faith Lectureship, hosted by the North MacArthur Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. The time we had with these brethren was nothing short of incredible. Twenty-one (21) congregations unite and work together to host this lectureship. The speakers did an outstanding job of addressing the various subjects surrounding the theme - Meeting Jesus at the Cross.

This is also the last week of classes this quarter for the students in Denver. They will be on campaign next week and then a short break before starting the last quarter of this school year. As hard as it is to believe, we will soon be approaching another graduation. The development of these men and their work in the future as a tool of God will help enlarge the borders of the kingdom. We ask that you pray for each of them.

In a short time, Donnie Bates and I will be headed to Paraguay for the opening of the new school in Asunción. We are looking forward to reporting about this event and sharing pictures as the first class begins its two year journey of studies. Recognizing that in a country of seven million people, and only two congregations of the Lord’s church, the need for training students to go out and share the gospel with the people of their country is a priority.

News of souls being added to the kingdom at the hands of students throughout the extension program continues to highlight this week’s report. Their dedication to studying the word is coupled with an even greater desire to share what they are learning in leading others to our Savior. I think you will agree it has been an incredible 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 

First Exams For The New Class: The new class of students in Cameroon just finished their first set of exams and prepare for the first campaign.

North India Preachers’ Lectureship: The annual NIPL in Chandigarh, India continues to grow and this year it was coupled with another graduation.

Campaign Produces A Harvest In Nepal: With two visiting instructors from the US, a campaign in Nepal witnesses souls added to the kingdom.

The Devil Is Always Unhappy: As the work continues to expand in Southern Tanzania at the Chimala Bible Institute, the devil is losing ground.

A Great Day In The Wagner Family: Nothing is sweeter than seeing your children grow and mature to the point they make the decision to become a Christian. 

Final Thoughts
As the week’s continue to press on through 2013, we are only a few days away from the beginning of March. We cannot stand still very long. The events of the world continue to emphasize the need for the message of Jesus. Thank you for helping us keep this program moving forward in our effort to address this need. All you do for the work of training preachers is not only needed, it is greatly appreciated.

God bless

Posted on February 24, 2013 .