Bates Newsletter - March 29, 2011

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  It has been a busy March so far and things don’t look to slow down for a while.  I taught Minor Prophets II (Nahum-Malachi) to the class at the Instituto Teológico Latinoamericano (ITL) in Guatemala City March 7-11.  I returned home on Saturday, March 12 and then on Monday, March 14, Noma and I flew to Denver for a staff meeting and then returned home on Wednesday, March 16.

In the meantime I have been continuing to teach my class at North MacArthur on Wednesday evenings.  We are currently studying the book of Exodus.  I love teaching that class and my schedule for the rest of this Spring Quarter should allow me to not miss a Wednesday.

Speaking of my schedule for the next few weeks, I leave Thursday, March 31 to return to Guatemala City.  The first weekend of April will see ITL’s second annual lectureship and I will be teaching a class on Sunday morning for that.  After worship services that day, the first class at ITL will graduate.  We are excited about that and are so very proud of these men and women for their hard work over the past two years.  I plan to return home on Monday, April 4.

After that I will be heading to New Mexico/Arizona to teach a class on the Navajo Reservation again this year.  I really enjoyed the class I taught out there last year and look forward to this trip.  At the end of April I will be heading in the other direction to preach a Gospel Meeting for the good brethren of the King Ryder, Arkansas congregation May 1-3, which is also always a good visit.

There are more plans to discuss, but I will wait until next month’s newsletter.  If you have any questions, please contact me using the information below.  I would also suggest you visit our website at and see what Bear Valley is doing around the world.

You may contact me at: 

2013 Rushing Meadows

Edmond, OK 73013

Cell Phone:  (580) 326-1914



Donnie Bates

...praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ... (Colossians 4:3).

Posted on March 29, 2011 .