Center for Biblical Studies
CBS started in Kpalime, Togo in 2005 with 3 men from denominational churches. At the time it was difficult recruiting men from the church of Christ to be trained due to the fact that the young men did not express interest. It therefore became necessary to allow non-members to enroll. Selom, Gabriel and Jean enrolled in the two year program. Fortunately, the three men were convinced of the material they were studying.
After six months, the three men decided to be baptized. These men continued on faithfully for the rest of the two years and graduated in May 2007. Today, these men are preaching the Gospel of Christ.
CBS now has ten (10) students who were recruited for the two year’s course. After a several challenges, the Bear Valley Bible Institute stepped in to partner with CBS in the training of men. In order to encourage these men to be committed to their studies.
I am glad to inform you that all the denominational preachers who enrolled have all been baptized. These men will be graduating from CBS in June 2011. Five new congregations in the Kpalime area are the result of the students teaching members of their congregations. We need funds to continue to send men each week to teach these newly established congregations. You can read more about the work and the challenges faced in Togo here.
The opportunities in Kpalime abound, but the financial challenges are also enormous. With you as a partner, we can win the Kloto Region for Christ.
The Gabriel Oaks Church of Christ has accepted oversight of the work of the Center for Biblical Studies. We encourage you to see more information at their website.
Financial support can be directed to the Blanco Church of Christ, Blanco, Texas. Their address is below. Please note the support is for the Center for Biblical Studies in Togo.
H. WILLIE GLEY & FAMILY
H. WILLIE GLEY
W.B. S. BOX AN 19611
Cell Phone: 00233-244509169
Blanco Church of Christ
P.O. Box 866
Blanco, TX, 78606
For travel information to Togo, please click here.