Influencing Eternity...

We continue to travel this week throughout the middle part of the country to see individuals and congregations about the work of Extension Training. We pray the opportunity to share the work is an encouragement to those who learn about the extension program, but it always seems that we are the ones who walk away encouraged and edified by so many wonderful brethren. Their sacrifices are what make this work possible.

Sunday we visited with the Mountain Home and Cotter congregations. These two congregations have been instrumental in powerful ways through supporting the work financially. Several members from the Mountain Home congregation have also traveled to see the work in Ghana first hand. It is encouraging to see the involvement of such faithful brethren.

The week ahead will provide additional opportunities to share the program with others. As well we will be seeking financial assistance for various needed areas within a few of the schools. There are both one time and monthly needs we are praying we can secure over the weeks ahead. The economic challenges throughout the country make this more difficult, but as a friend of mine says, “God owns all the money.” We trust God will provide what is needed. We ask you to pray for us in this effort.

There are fewer reports this week, but they continue to be encouraging as they share growth in God’s kingdom. As we move throughout the summer all the extension schools continue to provide training for students preparing for ministry in various countries around the world. Their efforts have and will continue to influence eternity.

Now on to the other reports...

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

Donnie Bates’ report is located here.

Josh Austin’s report is located here.

Extension Reports 

One Precious Soul: The power of the gospel in changing the lives of those who are seeking truth in Cameroon.

Graduation In One Month: The second year students are completing their last quarter of studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Studies In Chandigarh, India: Several are studying the word of God and are close to obeying. The news of growth is exciting in India.

Short Courses Begin In Uganda: Two short courses are about to begin at the Uganda School of Evangelism.

The Difference One Tanzanian Is Making: One man in the hands of God is making a powerful difference near Arusha, Tanzania. 

Final Thoughts
Thank you for all you continue to do in the work of extension training. You are blessing to so many lives around the world. I ask each of you, as you go throughout the week, to pause for a moment and pray about the specific requests above. Also, remember the overall work of training men to preach the gospel. It is exciting to read about the development of the program and the ways it is changing lives.

God bless

Posted on July 9, 2012 .