Bates Newsletter - September 13, 2012

Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord!  I hope this newsletter finds you all well.  We are well and enjoying somewhat cooler temperatures. 

The last month has been a busy one.  I traveled to Guatemala to teach a class during the week of August 20-24.  There was a lot of material to cover, but the students did very well and I’m very proud of the job they did.  

The weekend after my return, the Bear Valley staff assembled at the Eternal Purpose Retreat Center for our annual staff retreat.  Over 50 people assembled for an inspiring weekend, where we heard reports of work going on literally all over the world.  Within the next few months the number of extension schools in the program will reach eighteen and we will be training over 300 men to preach the Gospel.  These are exciting times, indeed!

At the retreat, Dr. Denny Petrillo, president of Bear Valley, announced the most aggressive fund raising campaign in Bear Valley’s history.  Our goal is to raise $500,000.00 by the end of this year.  A good start has been made on reaching this goal, but we have a long way to go.  I encourage you to visit our website ( and prayerfully consider how you might help.  If you do not have internet access, please contact me and I will be happy to give you further information about this campaign.

I am still planning on visiting some of our supporters in Oklahoma next month and will be giving more information about that soon.  I want to thank all of you, once again, for your support and interest in this work.

My contact information is:

4801 S. Wadsworth Blvd. #3-105
Littleton, CO 80123
(580) 326-1914

Until next time, may God richly bless each one of you. 

Donnie Bates

Posted on September 13, 2012 .