Greetings to you in the precious name of Lord Jesus Christ. We thank you so much for your kind concern toward running the preacher training school at Visakhapatnam. Without your help there is no way we can run this school. Attached are the pictures showing the graduation program. Thank you very much for everything.
We believe that the Scripture is revealed to us by inspired men so that the men of God be equipped for every good work. The good work; such as teaching, correcting, reproving and for training in righteousness is being done. We are certainly blessed to have Visakha Valley Bible College to teach the inspired word to the men of God to do every good work, to carry out the gospel to their own people.
By the grace of God and kind encouragements of the supporting churches we have reached two milestones so far: one is training 16 men in the year 2009-11 and the second is 9 preaching students receiving a Master's Degree from the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, which made the total students sent out to the mission field from our school is 25. This was our first Master’s batch of students.
Now, we have reached another milestone; that is sending out another 13 successful students (2011-13) to the mission field. Our mission of ‘Reaching the unreached millions’ is absolutely coming true.
“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent?” (Rom 10: 14, 15) At this time we honor our mighty God for His kindness and mercy. Now these men are ready to go into the mission field. Let us pray that they will be bring glory to the Lord God.
I apologize for the wrong information I gave you in my previous email that is about the number of graduates for this year. There are actually 13, by mistake I said 16, please excuse me.
Thank you very much brethren for being part of this accomplishment, we pray that our joint efforts would establish more congregations in this pagan nation. Please share these pictures with the brethren.
Description of Pictures:
Pic 1: Director of the School, M. Samuel Raju addressing the guests
Pic 2: Students in the bottom row, in the middle guests including the Director, on top faculty standing in Line
Pic 3: Graduates with the Guests
Pic 4: Bicycles presented by the school through the supporting of couple of Individuals and one congregation together
Pic 5: Brother Jerry presents the Diploma after the student honored by Paula with a Medal
Pic 6: Students have received a Pack of books along with an English Bible, Bro & Sis Joshua Gootam presenting them on behalf of the school
John Dean Muppidi
Skinner's Garden Bible School
Visakha Valley Bible College
Church of Christ
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA