Sadalia, CO - Staff members from all around the country gathered near Sedalia, Colorado to hear reports on our work around the globe. The Bear Valley Bible Institute now has preacher training schools in 18 countries and the US. Extension co-ordinators, Denver faculty and wives, came together for the annual event at the Eternal Purpose Retreat Center. Reports on the work energized those in attendance and encourage everyone. The theme for the weekend was taken from Nehemiah 4:18; The Hand of the Lord Has Been Favorable to Us. Keynote speakers included Denny Petrillo, BVBID President; Donnie Bates, Coordinator for Central and South America; and Keith Kasarjian, Assistant Director of the Extension Program.
Bear Valley is currently involved in training preachers in the U.S., Ukraine, Tanzania (2), Uganda, Kenya, Ghana (2), Togo, Cameroon, Liberia, India (2), Nepal, Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Nigeria. These schools are currently training 380 preachers worldwide.