What I Love About The Weekly Report...

Classes began today at the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver. BVBID is starting the 46th year of training men to preach. It is exciting to share in the opening chapel celebration as new students enter the program. Over the next few weeks several schools around the world will also begin the next class of students preparing themselves for the greatest work on earth, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

There are several updates this week. A few are specifically from coordinators and the others are from the men who are serving on the ground in various locations. I know I have said it before, but it encourages and excites me to read about the work so many are involved with in the Lord’s kingdom. 

I love reading about the work of students who are evangelizing the various villages and communities near their school.

I love reading about the commitment and dedication of Christian men and women who work hard to share the gospel with others.

I love reading about the future plans for growth and development of new congregations where the students will be laboring.

I love reading about the cooperative efforts of Christians in the U.S. and in Africa who are able through e-mail to connect to strengthen the hands of others in fulfilling the Lord’s work.

I love reading about the efforts made to overcome a variety of challenges met on a week to week basis in the Extension Program.

I love reading about the grateful hearts of fellow-laborers who know the value of the sacrifices made by many of you to help make the work fruitful.

I love knowing we are working together with congregations throughout the U.S. and around the world in lifting up the hands of faithful men who will teach others the gospel.

I love sharing the reports with you and I believe you will love reading about this information and much more in this week’s report.

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

Donnie Bates sent his monthly report about the work he has been doing with the school in Danli, Honduras.

Howell Ferguson reports on the work he has been involved with over the last month. His article can read by clicking here

Extension Reports 

My Life As A Mirror: The lessons in chapel are benefiting the students and the community as others are attending this time of worship in Cameroon.

Roll The Gospel Chariot: The work of preaching the gospel ties into a children’s song and the reality of the work in Chimala.

Updating The Work... The Ghanaian Way: Steven Ashcraft recaps the work in Tamale and in Togo in this month’s report.

A Successful First Year And Prospective Future: The recent graduation in Tamale is only the foundation for the work of the future in Ghana.

Limiting Electrical Power, But Not The Power Of God: While the government may limit the electrical power, the power of the gospel is still changing lives in Uganda.

Cooperation To Preach In A Refugee Camp: Working together with Christians in the U.S. and Tanzania is making a difference in preaching the gospel to a refugee camp in Tanzania.

New Converts, New Visitors, New Opportunities: Several areas in Arusha demonstrate the growth possibilities in the work in Tanzania.  

Final Thoughts
These are exciting times with the beginning of a new school year. It is hard to believe how quickly time passes before us. I am so thankful to be involved in this great work and I appreciate the efforts of all who make it possible.

I know I am very repetitive when it comes to expressing my gratitude. I hope you know this is more than just words on a monitor screen. With all of my heart I thank you. 

Thank you for your love for the Lord, the gospel, His church, the lost and for those who are willing to work diligently to most effectively carry out what God has instructed us to do through His word.

There will always be more to follow. I love you with the love of the Lord.

God bless

Posted on August 8, 2011 .