Classes Begin In The Asunción Bible Academy...

Greetings from Asunción, Paraguay. Donnie Bates and I are visiting South America for the opening of the Asunción Bible Academy. By the time most of you read this report we will be concluding the opening day ceremonies where 5 new students were welcomed into the program of study to prepare themselves in the Word of God to help plant and strengthen the Lord’s church in this great country.

Sunday was a day of worship and opportunity to encourage the Sacramento Avenue congregation in this undertaking. The men of this congregation made a decision almost one year ago to begin a school where students could be trained in the Word of God. For the past year they have been setting goals, planning the details, discussing the roles of everyone involved, and implementing the necessary changes to get ready for this day.

Next week we will provide additional pictures of opening day as well as information about each of the students in the program. This has been an exciting trip and we look forward with anticipation of the work produced to the glory of God in this new location where Bear Valley is privileged to work the wonderful brethren in Asunción. 

From around the world this week’s report highlights areas where God continues to be involved in giving the increase to the work of students who are laboring in the kingdom. Their efforts each week in reaching out with the message of Jesus continues to change lives everywhere. What a great blessing to see the ways God is working through these areas. 

As many of you know there are great financial challenges to the work around the world and everyone is looking for needed support. The school in Cameroon is one of the schools in need of monthly support. At this time, there is a shortfall of $1,450 per month. If you, or someone you know, is able to help meet this need, please contact me at or David Ballard at Thank you for your consideration to this need.

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/

Jerry Bates’ latest report about the work in India can be read by clicking here.

Extension Reports 

Students Prepare For Campaign In Cameroon: As students complete their first quarter of studies, they prepare for the first campaign to 20 villages.

The Church Grows As The Gospel Is Preached: Staff and students with the Southwest School of Evangelism in Ibadan, Nigeria witness the growth of the church.

13 Obey The Gospel In North India: The graduates from the North India Bible School are seeing God give the increase to their efforts.

Steps Toward Mission Goals: The work in Paraguay is growing as the church takes steps toward their mission goals.

A Full Schedule Of Activities In Ukraine: As the students continue their studies in Gorlovka, the work continues to keep everyone busy.

You’re A What? A Missionary: You never know what goes on in the mind of a six year old that will hold a great element of truth. 

Final Thoughts
Thank you for your interest and involvement in this work. The success of this program depends on you and others like you who are willing to make the sacrifices you do to provide for the needs of Extension Training. You are a continual blessing to this work and God is working through each of you to make a difference. Thank you!

God bless

Posted on March 10, 2013 .