The Labor Day weekend each year is one of the most encouraging weekends in the Extension Program. Staff members from Denver and around the country all come together to focus on what has developed over the past year in each location where Bear Valley is able to partner in training preachers. The time shared together is uplifting, encouraging and informative as to developments throughout the world.
The weekend provides the elders of the congregation at Bear Valley, along with all the staff of the Bible Institute, an opportunity to see and hear what has occurred over the last twelve months. The reports were presented by each of the Extension staff members, along with information provided by the development staff and President of the Bible Institute in Denver.
The theme of the weekend was “The Mission of God.” The lessons looked at God’s mission from before the foundation of the world, as it was promised to Abraham, and as it was fulfilled in Christ today. We concluded on Sunday morning as a group in worship of God. There is something special about the blending of our voices in praise of God.
After returning Sunday afternoon, the reports from various schools around the world were waiting to be read and posted. It goes without saying, the reports have been incredible as a graduation took place, new students began their journey, souls were being saved, the church was edified, and new congregations of the Lord’s church were planted. The time taken to read through the reports will be encouraging to you.
Now on to the other reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/
The latest report from Steven Ashcraft can be read here.
First Time Visit To Cameroon: Randy Martin serves as an elder with the overseeing congregation of the work in Cameroon and is teaching this week.
Wagner Tidbits From Chimala: Several activities demonstrate growth in the church in Tanzania and the Wagner family is headed home for furlough.
Souls Are Added And The Student Base Is Growing: Three new souls were added to the church and more are interested in learning the Bible.
Students Graduate At The SWSE In Nigeria: 18 men finished their studies at the Southwest School of Evangelism and graduate this past week.
Witnessing Power, Influence, And Faithful Service: Two special ladies visiting in Tanzania demonstrate their faithfulness through helping in Arusha.
A closing word of thanks to all the staff who were able to be involved in this year’s retreat. Several traveled from throughout the country to share in the retreat. Thank you for all you do to make this work exciting and encouraging. Also, thank you for the support provided by each of you reading the report who give with such a selfless and generous spirit. Without you we would not be here. Thank you all. To God Be The Glory!