Simply saying the past week was power-packed would be a gross understatement. Words cannot adequately express the incredible nature of the week at the Freed Hardeman Lectureship. We know the lessons were powerful, the singing euphoric, and the fellowship nothing short of divine this side of heaven.
We are thankful to have an opportunity to share in this event each year and the staff of the extension program was able to meet for two days to discuss various areas of the work. Taking time to discuss the work of each location and what can be done to improve the areas lacking, serves to enhance the development of extension training. Each year we take steps to grow and this year was no exception.
In addition to our discussions about the work, we were also able to hear about three new possibilities where Bear Valley is looking to partner in the training of preachers. The announcement and development of these new locations is forthcoming. We ask you to be praying about our efforts and the growth of the program as we work together to fulfill God’s will in training men to preach the gospel of Jesus.
One of the quotes from the week in our staff meeting that is worth keeping in mind: “I am so busy doing my stuff I don’t have time to evangelize, but he is so busy evangelizing, he doesn’t have time for all the other stuff.” We all felt it was a thought worth considering.
Now on to the other reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is http://www.wetrainpreachers.com/extension-schools/
The latest report from Wes Autrey about the work in Cambodia can be read here.
One Man’s Funeral Helps Bring Spiritual Life To Others: A recent death in Cameroon helped others hear the message of salvation and they responded in obedience.
Training In The Midst Of Turmoil: The political turmoil in eastern Ukraine introduces challenges to the growth of the church and development of BVBIU in Gorlovka, Ukraine.
Activity, Agriculture, Accommodation, And Annual Lectureship: The work at the Tamale Institute of Biblical Studies remains busy as students are involved in numerous areas.
A Special Baptism, Special Visitors, And Special Events: The Asunción Bible Academy and the development of a church plant, and growth of the Sacramento Avenue congregation is exciting.
Introducing The Daniel Gaines Family: The Gaines family is working in Arusha, Tanzania. Read about their work in their blog posts.
An Entire Denomination Registering For Bible Study: Talk about exciting, the report from Cy Stafford expresses news about an outreach through the Arusha Bible School.
The Gee Family Will Be Returning To The US: After 10 years of serving in Tanzania, the Jimmy Gee family will return to the US in May. Please pray for their family.
Thank you for believing in us and the work of extension training. We could not possibly do this work without you. Your prayers and involvement keep us excited about what we are doing and the future before us. Reporting about the development of the work each week is uplifting and we pray it is encouraging for each of you. Thank you for being there.