Bates Newsletter - August 7, 2012

Greetings, brethren, in the precious Name of our Savior, Jesus Christ!  I hope everyone is surviving the heat.  It has been a miserable summer all across the country this year with heat, drought, destructive weather and wildfires, but good things are happening, too.

We are now into our third month in our new home in Littleton.  It is truly a blessing to be here at “the home office,” so to speak.  We are enjoying getting to know, and be a part of, the Bear Valley congregation.  I have been blessed to teach in the Bible Class program and lead singing some.

A new class of students began yesterday at BVBID here at the Denver campus.  Thirteen families began a two-year journey through the school that will change their lives and, with God’s blessings, will help change the world.

As for my work, I am helping out on the Denver campus by subbing when needed.  I will also, Lord willing, travel to Guatemala to teach a class to the students there on Ezekiel.  I plan to leave on Saturday, August 18 and return on Friday, August 24.

Soon after I get back from that trip we have our annual staff retreat, which is always an exciting time.  I am also still making plans to travel to Oklahoma to give reports to several congregations in the Fall.  I have not yet begun contacting people about scheduling a time.  I have had to adjust my plans by just a bit.  As soon as I can, I want to start penciling in congregations and dates.

Please keep us in your prayers.  We appreciate very much the fact that so many prayers are offered on our behalf, but we continue to solicit more.  We ask you to pray that our house in Edmond will sell soon.  This is a continuing economic drain on our limited resources.  We also ask that you pray that we will be able to find the support that will allow Noma to accompany me on my international trips, utilizing her abilities in Spanish to teach ladies classes there.  I also want to include a reminder to make your checks payable to the:

4th & Jackson church of Christ
P.O. Drawer 549
Hugo, OK 74743

My contact information is:

Donnie Bates
4801 S. Wadsworth Blvd. #3-105
Littleton, CO 80123

(580) 326-1914

Thank you again for your interest in this work.  God bless,

Donnie Bates

Posted on August 7, 2012 .