The Thrill Of Extension Training...

Well, this has been another incredible week in the extension program. I am so excited to provide these reports each week and learn about the work of the Lord around the world. Thank you for making it all possible for me to be a part of such a great work.

I know I speak for all of the staff, both domestically and internationally, when I express our gratitude for your efforts. Thank you for affording us the privilege of participating in Extension Training. As the months continue to go by we are approaching more graduations. More students are finishing classes and will soon begin full-time work in taking the gospel to others.

It thrills me, and I hope it does you as well, to know we are part of a team that is touching the lives of people around the world. Our God has been so good to us in this effort and I look forward to the growth of this work in the years ahead. 

The reports this week provides information about the individual works and growth of the church in several different locations. Please take a few moments to read about the work and then pray for these men and the effort they are putting forth in the cause of Christ. 

Coordinator Updates

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

Extension Reports

No Down Time In Cameroon: The work of the students in school and the community continues to show the diligence to the work.

Persecution Strengthens Students In Cambodia: As hard as it can be to read, I am encouraged by the strength of the students preparing for a work in evangelizing Cambodia.

Educational Opportunities Improve Chimala: The Chimala Bible Institute is beginning classes for Master's students. These educational opportunities will continue to bless the church in southern Tanzania and Malawi.

Home Congregations See The Growth: When students from the Nepal Center for Biblical Studies visited their home congregations, their influence is powerful.

Perspective Both Humbling and Worth Reading: I hope you will take time to read this powerful letter about Jerry and Gajendra's visit to villages in Nepal.

Power of Prayer In Arusha, Tanzania: I am constantly amazed to see God answering prayers for growth and development of students in Arusha. Cy Stafford's report shares the impact on the church.

Studies Grow In Tanzania: Jimmy Gee's report continues to show the growth of Bible studies conducted in Arusha.

Past, Present and Future in Honduras: Recent graduates are now involved in the work and students are preparing for the next class. The work in Honduras continues to show promise.

Final Thoughts
The idea of having a final thought can almost be overwhelming. The work speaks for itself and I appreciate your willingness to help make it a reality. There will always be room to grow and we are working to fulfill God's plan in taking the gospel to the lost of the world.

As we move ahead, I ask you to pray for the development of this work. Pray for additional opportunities to begin new programs of Extension Training. Pray for the souls who have not heard the gospel. Pray we will be able to find more men who are interested in preparing themselves for this great task. Pray for individuals and congregations to see the value and benefit of training men in their own country to preach the gospel. Please pray for the financial needs of this work. 

Thank you for your help in making it all come together in such a great way. Please share this report with others you know who may not receive it. If you ever have any questions, please contact me at I would love to hear from you and help in any way possible.

God bless

Posted on April 25, 2011 .