BVBID Graduation Is This Week...

The Bear Valley Bible Institute will graduate another class of students in Denver. The men who have completed this program have exemplified the qualities necessary to prepare themselves for the ministry. As they leave the Denver location to go into their various areas of work, we ask that you pray for them and the work they will do in the Lord’s kingdom.

One of the beauties of seeing a group of men complete their studies and enter the work is that another class will begin in just a few months. Another class will come to Denver in August to begin their journey in preparation for ministry in the kingdom of our God. The August class is typically a large group of men. As such, there are challenges to getting the support needed to help them through the next two years. Again, we ask you to be praying for them as they plan to move to Denver and begin their studies.

Other locations are also preparing for graduation. The second class of men in Honduras are nearing their graduation the end of this month. We will have more information about the graduation and the areas of work where they will be involved in the weeks ahead. As we have mentioned before, this will be the last class for the school in Honduras. In the future, recruits will travel to Guatemala for training.

The development of each group of students around the world is exciting. The reports this week add credibility to the need for this work. I love reading how God is giving the increase and increasing the outreach to the lost.

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’ latest report can be read here.

Extension Reports 

Marriage Of Two Kinds In Cameroon: Cameroon shares news about a spiritual marriage to the Lord and another couple who marry each other.

Giant Simbas And Teaching Ministry: The story out of Chimala is exciting when learning about seeing lions while out preaching and teaching.

Classes Begin Monday At WCSOP: The West Coast School of Preaching continues to train men to preach the gospel, as a new quarter is beginning this week.

Meeting Produces Plans For The Future: The Southwest School of Evangelism in Nigeria is planning for the future growth of the church in Nigeria.

Ukrainian Church Is Spreading: Among the churches of Christ in Europe, the work of the church in Ukraine is showing the power of the gospel.

What A Joy It Is: The work in Arusha, Tanzania is showing the hand of God blessing the efforts of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching.  

Final Thoughts
With each passing week, I grow more grateful for the opportunity to be involved with training preachers. I also know the reason this is possible is because of your generosity. Thank you for your trust and confidence in the Bear Valley Bible Institute in training men to preach the gospel. The Extension program is just a part of the whole in fulfilling the Great Commission. Thank you for all you do.

God bless

Posted on May 12, 2013 .