Heading Home...

After 18 days overseas and more than a month on the road visiting congregations, Sheryl and I will be heading home this week. We have one last stop in Oklahoma City to speak at a Future Preacher’s Training Camp at the North MacArthur congregation. We have covered thousands of miles. We are ready to get back to Denver and begin another school year with the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver.

A new class of students is set to begin classes in Denver, as well as, several locations within the Extension Program. A new class of students also brings new opportunities to prepare men to be set for the defense of the gospel. Only God knows the ways these men will be used to fulfill His will to the building up of the body of Christ in the future. To God be the glory!

The beginning of another class reminds me of how quickly time flies. Sheryl and I are beginning our fourth year with the Bear Valley Bible Institute. It is hard to believe, yet we are more excited than ever with the potential for the future. More men are becoming interested in the work of preaching the gospel and with each class more souls will have an opportunity to hear the saving message of Jesus.

Several reports this week indicate the interest and growth of the Lord’s kingdom. I know your time in reading these reports will be a blessing to you.

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

Extension Reports 

Attitude Makes A Difference: As the training continues in Cameroon, the growth in attitude and evangelism continues as well. 

Challenges In Cambodia: Chann’s report shares some of the challenges facing the church in Takam Village, as well as, plans for VBS in Cambodia.

Opportunity And New Class Potential: The work in Honduras offers new opportunities for preaching. Also, the potential of new students is increasing.

One Great Tool...Safari For Souls: If you have not been keeping up with the Safari For Souls campaign reports, you need to read this one. The work is incredible and worth reading.

Can We Ride The Cannibals? If this title gets your attention, you will love the story. The work in Arusha continues to show the power of God working through His people. 

Final Thoughts

I often think about the power of prayer and how it affects the work of the Lord’s church around the world. I pray for each of the schools, the men and their families who are working in the extension program everyday. When I read the reports each week, it reminds me of how God is answering my prayers and I am sure the prayers of many.

I also pray for you because I know your involvement in this work is vital to its success. Thank you for making the Bear Valley work a part of your daily prayers. Thank you for reading the reports and keeping the work of the Lord a priority in your life.

Greater activities are just about to begin as classes resume in most of the schools. The reports continue to grow. 

God bless

Posted on July 25, 2011 .