Bates Newsletter - November 12, 2012

Greetings, brethren!  I hope this newsletter finds you well.


Beginning January 1, 2013 all monies contributed to our work will be collected by the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver.  That means that those of you who have been faithfully sending support for our work to the 4th & Jackson St. church of Christ in Hugo, Oklahoma, will need to send it to BVBID after the first of the year.  I spoke with the elders of the 4th & Jackson congregation and they are fully supportive of this change.  If you live in Hugo and have been making your contribution to this work by personally giving it to the office, you may certainly continue to do that and your support will be added to the that which will be sent on behalf of the congregation.  For those of you who will now be sending your support to BVBID, please make your checks out to the institute (you may write it out as Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, or you may write BVBID), writing my name on the “Memo” line.  The address to which you will need to send it is:

2707 S. Lamar
Denver, CO 80227

Again, this is to begin on January 1, 2013.  Any support you send in December should be sent to Hugo as you have been doing.  I will repeat this advisory in next month’s newsletter.

Reports Given to Supporters

During the last couple of weeks in October I was able to give reports in person to the brethren of several congregations which support our work.  On October 21 I visited with the brethren of the 4th & Jackson congregation in Hugo and the Lynn Lane congregation in Idabel, Oklahoma.  On Wednesday, October 24, I reported to the brethren of the Wapanucka church of Christ in Wapanucka, Oklahoma.  On October 28 I gave reports to the congregations in Slim and Redland, Oklahoma.  On October 29 I gave a report on the Honduras Bible Institute to the elders of the Hillcrest church of Christ in Neosho, Missouri.  I returned home on October 30.  I want to thank the brethren of all these congregations for allowing me the opportunity to share with them personally the work we’re doing.

Future Plans

I will be in Honduras teaching two classes the first week of December, Lord willing.  

We are approaching the holiday season and on behalf of my wife and me, I want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season!

God bless,
Donnie Bates

Posted on November 12, 2012 .