UPDATE: We continue to ask for your prayers on behalf of Cy Stafford. As he continues to make progress in his physical therapy, additional chemo-therapy awaits. The journey is ongoing. Cy and his family expressed their appreciation to everyone for the continued encouragement in prayer, cards, calls, and visits. Thank you for your diligence in all you do for this dedicated servant in the Lord’s kingdom. Read more in Sean Hochdorf’s report below.
We experienced an exciting week in the Bear Valley program. Students in Denver were busy in campaigns all week. Initial reports from the work in the Cayman Islands, Kayenta, Arizona, several locations in the Denver metro area, and others indicate a successful week of growth and development through the “hands-on” application of what students learn each quarter in their studies. As students return and further reports are given, we will share the encouragement.
As you can read from the reports below, a great level of encouragement was experienced over the previous week through the work of students in the extension program. Reading about the number of souls added to the kingdom always heartens those connected to the program. We know the purpose and result of all that is accomplished is to the glory of our God, and we give thanks for the opportunity to work along side these dedicated brethren around the world.
This past weekend, the brethren in Guatemala hosted their annual ITL Lectureship. The development of the program at ITL is encouraging. At the presidential banquet, ITL president, Hawatthia Jones, mentioned the new class of students set to begin their journey next month. Additionally, the lectureship hosted speakers from Central America and North America, including graduates from the program at ITL and brethren who came with a desire to share the powerful message of God’s word. If you ever have an opportunity to attend the lectureship in Guatemala, it is worth your time.
In addition to the powerful messages in the lectureship, the attendance Sunday morning was standing room only and eight people responded to the invitation. The moment was moving and encouraging as the work continues to develop. Visitors were also given a tour of the renovated facility for ITL. A great weekend with a great focus is the best description of ITL's annual lectureship.
Now on to this week’s incredible reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is http://www.wetrainpreachers.com/extension-schools/
The latest report from Chad Wagner can be read by clicking here.
The latest report from Luis Camacho can be read by clicking here.
A Gospel Chariot In Mtapa - March 13, 2016: The work in Chimala, Tanzania experienced growth that is worth reading about.
Visiting Instructors Provide A Boost To The ACSOP: Visiting instructors from the U.S. traveled to Tanzania to provide benefit to the work of the school.
An Update On Cy Stafford And The Work In Arusha, Tanzania: Positive news about Cy Stafford and the program in Tanzania continues to blossom as the work grows.
We pray you were encouraged by the news from this week’s report. We also pray that you know how much we appreciate your efforts to assist us in the development of this program. The success of this work cannot be attributed to any one individual or organization. Our God is the source behind all who work to keep the whole of the program moving forward. Thank you.