God Given Responsibility...

The summer months have ushered in severe weather throughout much of the country, especially across the plains’ states. Two weeks in a row the state of Oklahoma has experienced extreme tornado activity that has resulted in the loss of lives and property. These storms have also resulted in damage across other states, i.e. Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. I know many of you are already involved in praying for the people who have been affected by these events. We ask you to continue praying for the families who have lost lives and suffered damage to their homes.

This type of activity reminds us of how temporary life is and the need to have a strong faith. Trusting in God when there is so much suffering is challenging, especially in the lives of those who do not know God and are outside of a relationship with Him. We would ask you to pray for opportunities for Christians to shine the light of God’s love into the lives of those who are hurting physically and emotionally and who need Him spiritually.

These events are also shared in the lives of others around the world. There is no country and no individual exempt from tragedy, loss of life and property, and suffering with those who face such times. Through Christ we have hope of a life beyond this physical realm and the suffering that accompanies it. The message of hope is one we seek to instill in the hearts and minds of men and women domestically and globally. We also ask you to pray for each student who is involved in the extension program to have the knowledge and wisdom to reach out with the hope of Christ to each person who suffers.

God has given us the ability and opportunity. The resulting responsibility is not taken lightly. We must recognize the way God is working throughout the world and integrate ourselves as part of His plan in fulling the mission of reconciling the world back to God through Christ. This week’s reports share information of how this is being done.

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 

Persecution Of A new Christian In Cameroon: Even though we do not often see persecution in our neighborhood, it is a live and well in Cameroon.

Uganda Is “On The Grow...” Recent events in Uganda are demonstrating the growth taking place numerically and spiritually.

Need For Materials In Kenya: The need may not seem great to us, on this side, but students in Kenya could greatly benefit from materials for the library.

The Plight Of Lacking Preacher Support: The challenges of ministry are the same around the world. In Togo, preachers are struggling for lack of financial support.

Safari For Souls Leading Souls To Christ: As groups of campaigners arrive in Arusha, Tanzania, the first weekend of Safari for Souls is already off to a great start. 

Final Thoughts
I want to thank each of you for continuing to be a vital part of the work of Extension training. The partnership we share in this work is extending the hand of God into the lives of others globally. There is a great excitement that exists when we consider how God is using each part of this program to successfully unite souls to the Savior of the world. May God continue to give the increase as the seed is sown and watered. Thank you!

God bless

Posted on June 2, 2013 .