The last week of April was full of activities throughout the Extension program and the news is exciting as God continues to give the increase. Several locations are preparing for graduation ceremonies and the potential number of students for the next enrollment is growing. The new school in Haiti plans to begin classes in August and the development of additional locations is forthcoming. God is good.
Students in Denver will complete their last quarter of this year in just a few weeks. The end of the quarter will also bring graduation. The graduates have plans that reach from the west coast of the United States to the east coast. One family plans to move to Malawi, Tanzania to work with the development of the church. We are encouraged with this class and their plans for expanding the Lord’s kingdom.
Reports also indicate several extension locations are preparing for graduation. Not only are students preparing to graduate, potential students are taking entrance exams and interviewing with instructors in preparation for the next enrollment. The challenge is the same in almost each location as it is in Denver: support. Twenty-three students are accepted for August’s enrollment in Denver. Cameroon hosted nearly fifty applicants and can only accept twenty. Please pray funds are available for these men who desire to prepare to preach the gospel.
Prayer request: Most everyone is aware of the political / military situation in Ukraine. The situation has not improved and the challenges facing the church and school make it impossible for visiting short-course instructors to travel to the city of Gorlovka to teach. We have been able to resolve some of this by using the video conferencing system. The main concern, however, is the continued growth and development of the church. Please pray for these Christian brethren and a resolution to the conflict that will allow greater outreach.
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/
Entrance Exams Completed In Cameroon: As amazing as it sounds, nearly 50 potential students have applied to be part of the next enrollment. Only 20 will be accepted.
Student At CBS In Togo Obeys The Gospel: As students from denominational backgrounds learn the power of God’s word, their conversion is changing the direction of the evangelism.
Three Day Open Air Bible Lectureship Proclaims The Gospel: The Southwest School of Evangelism in Ibadan, Nigeria continues its efforts of proclaiming the gospel.
Graduation Approaches In Uganda: Students prepare for graduation at the Uganda School of Evangelism in May and the work is growing in several areas.
An Appeal From The Church In Paraguay: With the growth and maturity of the church in Paraguay, we are encouraged to consider how to meet the needs of extension training.
An Incredible And Fruitful Journey In Nepal: There are reports that when read we are encouraged at the dedication of Christians. This is one of the reports. Please read!
A Wedding And A Whole Lot More In Tanzania: Events in Arusha, Tanzania are exciting with a wedding, wedding seminars, outreach, and training.
We have witnessed another great week in the extension program. Thank you for all you do to help with the various needs of this work. Many of you contribute financially, several of you provide encouragement, some of you help in teaching, and all of you pray. Without you we would not see the success of God’s blessing in training preachers.