October 15, 2012
Greetings, brethren! My prayer is that this edition of the Bates Newsletter finds you well and faithfully engaged in the labor of the Lord.
The last month has seen the annual Bear Valley Homecoming Lectures and it was a fantastic weekend of great Gospel sermons from many faithful brethren. It was a great blessing for all those who were present.
Two masters classes were taught in Danlí, Honduras in September. We were not able to teach the two scheduled short courses this month, so we will reschedule those to be taught later.
Just this morning I received a report from Guatemala of five baptisms in the last month there. We are excited to hear that news! Short courses are scheduled to begin there on October 22. Please pray for those classes and those who are traveling to teach them and, let’s not forget our translators!
I’ll be traveling over the next couple of weeks to give reports to some of our supporters. I will be in Hugo, OK Sunday morning, October 21 and in Idabel, OK to give a report to the Lynn Lane congregation that evening. Sunday morning, October 28 I’ll be with the brethren in Slim, OK and that evening in Redland, OK. On Sunday afternoon, November 4 I will be meeting with the elders of the Hillcrest congregation in Neosho, MO to give a report about the school in Honduras.
I want to thank each of you for your interest and support of this work. We could not do it without faithful brethren like you who are interested in training men to preach the Gospel in their own country and culture. Yes, I know, God it is from Whom all blessings flow, but I am convinced that you are part of those blessings from Him!
If I can answer any questions, or if you know of others who might be interested in this work, please contact me at:
4801 S. Wadsworth Blvd. #3-105
Littleton, CO 80123