Making Known God's Eternal Purpose...

“Making Known God’s Eternal Purpose” was the theme of this year’s lectureship at the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver. Focusing on the book of Ephesians allowed for an exegetical approach to this powerful letter penned by the apostle Paul. Additionally, several breakout sessions provided opportunity for speakers to address several key topics surrounding areas presented throughout the letter.

The consistency in handling the text and topics within each lesson made for a cup filling weekend. The lessons supplied everyone with encouragement and edification. The lectureship book was dedicated to the Bible Institute’s president, Denny Petrillo and at the annual banquet, Tom Black was honored with the NUAC (Not Under Any Circumstance) award for his dedication to holding to and not compromising the truth of God’s word.

Derald and Verna Dunigan were honored with the “Second-Miler” award for their service and dedication to the Bible Institute and the Bear Valley congregation. They continue to demonstrate a servant’s heart in every area. Since this year marked the 50th year of training preachers, at the celebratory event, the elders honored Denny Petrillo also with the NUAC award for his dedication for the past 29 years in training preachers.

The future development of the extension program is exciting as we look to expand the number of schools and improve the entire process by which we provide training around the world. This week’s reports continue to express all the reasons why this work is so encouraging.

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 Reports 

Focusing On The Children At Brightland Christian Academy: Since students are out on campaigns, the report from Cameroon focuses on the children at BCA.

Three Souls Converted After A Funeral: One of the most powerful times to think about eternal matters is after the loss of a loved one, and this week in Togo, three were converted.

Evangelism Continues To Bring Souls To Christ In Nigeria: As the staff and students from the SWSE evangelize each weekend, souls are brought to the Lord.

A Closer Look At The Impact Of Evangelism In Tanzania: Reports from students involved in evangelism demonstrate the excitement of what they are learning in school.

Final Thoughts 
As we close out this week’s report, we want each of you to know how much you are loved and appreciated. We are all keenly aware of the vital nature of your involvement for the success of this program. We need you and you are a blessing to us all.

God bless

Posted on September 21, 2014 .