Pray For The Brethren In Gorlovka, Ukraine...

This past weekend brought a graduation ceremony for the students at BVBIU in Gorlovka, Ukraine. In the midst of all the turmoil and conflict they face, these students were able to complete their studies and reach the destination. We are thankful for their involvement while facing such controversy and challenge. Please pray for these students as they also enter the work of helping the Lord’s kingdom in Ukraine.

We received several reports from the Central congregation in Gorlovka that Sunday morning a larger number of armed and masked men believed to be terrorists with the Russian federation came in during the worship of the church and seized the building. After negotiations to allow the women and children to leave, the men of the church were given about three hours to get all their belongings out of the building claiming the building now belonged to these federationists. Thankfully, no one was harmed during the incident. Please pray for the brethren there and the school that holds classes in the facility. 

Extensions throughout the program continue to provide training, as well as, evangelism in efforts to reach out to the lost in their corner of the world. The reports each week continue to demonstrate the power of God’s word in changing the lives of those who are outside of Christ. Please pray for the perseverance of these men as they learn and work in the kingdom.

Now on to the other reports...

Coordinator Updates
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is

To read Donnie Bates’ latest report, please click here.

Extension Reports 

First Annual Scholarship Lectureship in Kumbo: After a long day of transportation to Kumba, students attended a lectureship with a sister school of preaching.

The Gospel Chariot In French West Africa: The Gospel Chariot Mission is providing a van for work in Togo. This effort will increase the amount outreach near Kpalime.

Love: The Spirit Of Christianity: The title just about says it all. Read about the latest lessons taught in Nigeria by the staff and students of the Southwest School of Evangelism in Ibadan. 

Seventeen New Souls Added To The Kingdom In Tanzania: Two graduates from the Andrew Connally School of Preaching report how God is blessing their efforts.

Want To Try your Hand At Leading Singing In Swahili: Few will accept the challenge, but the Gaines’ report indicates their son did just that in Tanzania.

Final Thoughts
Thank you for your continued support of extension training. Just the thought of knowing we have such wonderful partners excites us to think about the future. New schools are on the horizon and we look forward to reporting more about the development of these works in the months ahead. Until next time…

God bless

Posted on May 25, 2014 .