Graduation 2016...

Today, the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver, CO, witnessed the graduation of 24 students. Jon Arvin, Ben Carter, Collin Henderson, Rob & Carol Melton, Dale Pollard, Max & Haley Turner, Daniel & April Vogt, and Scott Robinson finished the program and will enter the ministry in various locations. Additionally, Cory Landholt, Matthew & Tracy Threlfall, Sage & Alexis Bridges, and Mario & Bonnie Saldana also walked for graduation, but will return to complete the remaining two quarters of course work beginning in August. Nadia Lee completed one year of courses in Denver and, combined with previous college course work, will receive a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biblical Studies. Also completing the wives’ program, Monica Gibson and Abigail Warnes, graduated today. Three men completed their studies in the Master’s degree program: Terrance Brownlow-Dindy, Jerry Groves, and James Pfiffner. The celebration was beautiful and we are excited to see these individuals reach their goal in completing the program at Bear Valley.

News from reporting locations in the extension program continues to indicate growth in the work. This week’s report provides updates on the recent activities surrounding the outreach efforts of students in each location. Keith Kasarjian is in Zimbabwe finalizing plans for the start of a new school in Africa. Other locations in Fiji, New Zealand, and Liberia also move closer to opening day for new classes.

As the year unfolds, these new locations and the number of prospective students enrolled in these locations will expand the opportunities for the program globally. We ask you to pray for the graduates in Denver, each location where we currently partner in training men to preach, and for the development of the new schools this year.

Please remember to update your files to include Keith Kasarjian. He needs to receive your reports, and if there is information to discuss regarding the extension program, please write Keith. He now serves as the new director of the extension program. His email address is

Now on to this week’s incredible reports...

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

The latest report from Jerry Bates can be read by clicking here.

Extension Reports

After Final Exams, Students In Cameroon Prepare For Upcoming Campaigns: As students in Wotutu complete the end of the quarter exams, they ready themselves for practical application.

Two Souls Added To The Kingdom Studying The Way Of Salvation: The growth of the work in Nigeria is encouraging as studies in salvation produce fruit.

Eighty Preachers And Church Leaders Assemble For A Special Study: The influences of Pentecostalism in Ghana were studied at a recent special event in Tamale.

Evangelism Continues To See Fruit In Arusha, Tanzania: Combined with the agricultural development, the Maynard family reports of evangelistic success.

The Providence Of God Is Witnessed In East African Studies: The outreach program in Arusha continues to see the providence of God at work.

Final Thoughts
Thank you for all your continued encouragement and support of the work. Training men and women for greater service in the kingdom is an incredible opportunity to share as coworkers with God in advancing the cause of Christ. Your involvement in this program is appreciated far more than words can express on a weekly basis. We give thanks to God for you.

God bless

Posted on May 22, 2016 .