Those who are familiar with computer programing language, we normally have a word GIGO, which simply means Go in Go out. This expression shows a great truth to the teaching of preachers in preaching schools. Last year, fifteen men graduated at ACSOP and all of these men are outside there working with their local congregation. They have been trained as disciples to make other disciples. As I have been following their reports, it makes me glad since all of them have devoted their time and effort to help the congregations grow and plant other churches in the area. More reports of our graduates will come to you as you follow and read our reports.
As these have gone and are busy working in the vineyard, a group of 33 students have completed their application. These men will be in class on Monday, receiving necessary training for two year. Both full time and par time teachers have prepared themselves with enough material just to cover what is needed in the first quarter. The total number of students in both first year and second year will be 41, that will include 12 students from second year.
As faculty and team here we have never stopped praying for our mentor, brother Cy. There is always a need for a person when he is not there, and therefore we constantly pray for his quick recovery and the Lord willing to join the team soon. Many souls have been won to Christ over the past few years. Congregations have been established and others restored just because of the efforts of our brother. It is our prayer that he returns home and continues with the second phase of his mission plan.
God is Good always.
Thank you again for your time in reading this news and do not forget to pray for more open doors and therefore many can hear the gospel. Your prayers and financial support to the work of the Lord is so important.
Dean of Students, Andrew Connally School of Preaching
A Bear Valley Bible Institute - International of Extension School