Praying For The Plans Of 2012...

We are approaching the last month of the year. As we move ahead in our planning for 2012, we ask each of you to be praying about several specific areas within the Extension Program.

Be praying for the necessary funding for the work. Several of the schools presently have and will begin the new year with financial needs. Some of these needs will be monthly and others are for one time donations.

Be praying for the staff of the Extension Program. There will always be financial needs for these men. We ask for your prayers for them, as well as, their safety in traveling. Remember their families while they are working with the various locations around the world.

Be praying for the teachers and students in each location. These men make tremendous sacrifices to prepare themselves with the word of God. Their efforts to learn and use their training to reach out to others with the gospel is making a difference.

Be praying for overseeing congregations. The challenging economic times of our country have created financial concerns on the part of many. Remember these congregations, along with other individuals and congregations who help contribute financially to the work. 

Be praying for the development of new schools in 2012. We have a number of potential locations we are looking at in the new year. It is exciting to consider the possibilities before us. As we move forward in discussions with congregations to oversee these works, getting the necessary funding in place, as well as, working out the details with the administration in each location, please pray we have the wisdom to make the right decisions.

Be praying we can all increase our faith in the working of God in our lives. There is so much work ahead and God has blessed us richly. Let us continue to grow in our relationship with Him and develop the kind of trust needed to see this program reach its potential in training men to preach the gospel around the world.

The news this week sheds more light on the power of this work...

Coordinator Updates
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is /extension-schools/

Extension Reports 

25 Added To The Church In Mbalangi, Cameroon: Recent campaign efforts by the staff and students at CBIW are making a huge difference for the Lord’s kingdom.

Gospel Campaign And Preacher’s Fellowship: A recent campaign and preacher’s fellowship in India demonstrates the growth of the work in Visakhapatnam connected to the school.

Students From Congo Seek Training In Uganda: Several men desire to attend classes at the Uganda School of Evangelism. Funds are needed to make it possible.

30 Potential Students Need Your Help In Tanzania: The program is growing in Arusha as more than 150 applicants desire to study the Bible. Thirty will need your help. Please read more.

One Memorable Graduation At ACSOP: The recent graduation of students in the Swahili program of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching was an event worth reading about. 

Final Thoughts
While Thanksgiving is behind us, my gratitude for you continues to be in the forefront of my mind. The opportunities we have in working side by side, sharing in the spreading of the gospel throughout the world is the most exciting and powerful work we can do. Your investment in this effort is and will continue to produce great dividends.

Thank you for thinking about the Bear Valley work of Extension Training.

God bless

Posted on November 27, 2011 .