Greetings from East Africa, particularly the ACSOP. The faculty and staff here are doing great things here for the sake of the Lord and His church. The rotating spiritual discipline program went well with me last month. As a part of it, I went to Manyire in the eastern part of Arusha to teach in the Bible classes as well as in the worship. The topic was Journaling for the Purpose of Godliness. I was encouraged to see about 26 men and women plus children in worship there listening to me teach that topic. I real enjoyed visiting that congregation for my first time.
This week ends our third quarter of studies, which will be followed by three short courses that will be taught by two guest brothers from USA. Bruce Ligon will be teaching Counseling and Christian Evidences, and Jonathan K. Page will be teaching Prison Epistles.
Beside the above, on October 19th – November 20th, 2015 the ACSOP will be in the 4th quarter for the first year students. While on October 12th - November 13th 2015 the second year class will begin their final quarter. All of the second year students are expecting to graduate on the 28th of November this year. Let’s remember these faithful fellows in our daily prayers, giving thanks to God for the great heart of loving the Lord for coming here to study the Word so that they can go back to their homes to teach others.
Also the Tanzania Leadership Conference is almost at hand. It will start on Thursday 8th – 11th October, 2015. This conference will involve all the East Africa church leaders. More than 80 men and women are expected to attend. We also request to remember this conference in your daily prayers for the effort which is being done by the ACSOP faculty to ensure that it happens.
Let me end by quoting the word of the apostle Paul, “Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” (Eph. 1:15).
Dean of Academics, Andrew Connally School of Preaching
A Bear Valley Bible Institute International extension school