The first week of the summer arrived, graduates moved to new locations in ministry, and returning students now travel to see family and supporters during the break. Fourteen potential students will spend the next few months preparing to move to Denver and begin the first quarter of the new school year in August. I know they would appreciate your prayers as they seek to find financial support and prepare for the two-year journey ahead of them.
We received several reports this week with updated information on the work in each location. The news is always encouraging. On a special note, in addition to their recent graduation, the report from the school in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine shares news of a soul added to the kingdom, baptized by one of the current students. The brethren in Ukraine are excited and we rejoice with the increase provided by God. We pray you are also encouraged by the reports from other locations where God continues to give the increase, souls added to the kingdom and the brethren strengthened in the faith.
Other news indicates the growth of the program as students learn various skills and farming techniques they can use to sustain their families and aid the church. This also becomes a great outreach tool. Several locations benefit from the ongoing training they receive, in large part due to the great work of Healing Hands International. Please remember to pray for our brethren who do the Lord’s work in some difficult circumstances.
If you have not done so already, remember to update your files to include Keith Kasarjian. He needs to receive your weekly or monthly reports, and if there is information to discuss regarding the extension program, please write Keith. He serves as the new director of the extension program. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
A Break For Current Students And Perspective Students Take Exams: While current students are on break, entrance exams were taken by the potential 2017 Delta class.
Three Students Complete Their Courses And Graduate In Ukraine: In addition to the celebration of completing their studies, a soul was added to the kingdom.
School In Nigeria Purchases A New Tool For Evangelism: After selling some property, the school in Nigeria purchased a van to aid in the work of local evangelism.
Children’s Seminar And Local Evangelism Make An Impact In Tanzania: Justin Maynard reports on the progress of the outreach program in Arusha.
Planting A Church In Njiro And A Graduate Reports Growth: The staff report from the Andrew Connally School Of Preaching shares encouraging news about the work.
Tanzania Missions - Hochdorf Report: Sean Hochdorf provides and update on Cy Stafford, his wife, Anita, and the growth of the work in Arusha, Tanzania.
A final expression of thanks: I’ve assembled the weekly report for the last seven and a half years. What a blessing God has given me to be involved in this great work. As I pass the task on to Keith Kasarjian, I want to thank each of you for the wonderful privilege of serving in this way. I pray you were encouraged and uplifted. You are blessing in my life and to this entire program. Without you it would not exist. Please continue your prayers for the program and for us as we move into a new phase of our ministry in the kingdom.