Second Greatest Work On Earth...

Training men to preach the gospel has to be the second greatest work on earth, second only to the actual preaching of the gospel. For the past two years I have been privileged to see the growth and development of the work in Extension Training. As students are being trained in the sound doctrine of the faith, they are extending the gospel to various villages and cities around the world. Souls are saved, wayward brethren restored, congregations edified, Christians around the world are encouraged, and God is glorified through the work.

The work involves many levels and faces numerous challenges. With each passing day, we continue to resolve various issues to help make the overall operation of the program better. In a few weeks the stateside staff of the Extension Program will meet to discuss ways we can help the program become more effective in training men to preach. I ask you to pray for us as we discuss these matters.

The reports this week continue to demonstrate the growth and success of the program. God is blessing our efforts and we give thanks. As the program develops in the years ahead we are going to face a number of challenges. This is where you come in. Please share the report each week with others. Send me their e-mail address and I will add them to the list to receive the report. 

Be praying about the need for overseeing congregations to get involved with additional schools. Please pray for the economy of our country so additional funds are available to develop the work in these new locations. If you would like to know more about these areas, please drop me an e-mail at

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

Donnie Bates recently returned from both Guatemala and Honduras. His report explains the details of these trips.

Extension Reports 

Writing Exams And Extending The Gospel In Cameroon: While the students finish another quarter of study, their efforts to preach the gospel continues to bear fruit.

Beta Class Prepares To Begin: A new class is set to begin their studies in Honduras. With this new class comes opportunities to reach more souls.

Center For Biblical Studies Is Changing Lives: The work of the students in converting entire denominations emphasizes the lives being changed with the preaching of the gospel in Togo.

House To House and Public Preaching In Uganda: Uganda was host of a gospel meeting last week and the work went from house to house and public. 

Final Thoughts
There are only a few months left in the year, or so it would seem. As quickly as the first eight months of the year have flown by, I know the remaining four months will go even more quickly. Nearing the end of the year will bring planning for the year ahead.

I pray you all know how vital you are to this work. You are needed. Thank you for being so supportive of our efforts. Thank you for being involved in training men to preach. 

God bless

Posted on August 22, 2011 .