Expansion And Growth Bring Encouragement...

The work of extension training is expanding. We are excited about future possibilities for the development of new locations where men can be trained to preach the gospel. As these new locations are approved and finalized we will share the news. One of the staff members recently commented about the development of these new schools: “with these new locations we can say, ‘the sun never sets on a Bear Valley extension school.’” There is an idea worth promoting.

The expansion of the program in new locations will also bring new staff members to the program. When we finalize the development of each location, we will also announce the individuals who have dedicated themselves to the growth of these new schools. New faces and new ideas make for a good combination for developing each area more perfectly.

In addition to the consideration of new areas of school development, the past week brought exciting news about the current work of students involved in using their knowledge to take the gospel to their individual locations. The news is always encouraging to read as the gospel is proclaimed, souls are added to the kingdom, unfaithful brethren are restored, and the church is built up with encouragement.

One of the most exciting aspects of the news from each of these locations is the fact the church in the U.S. is also encouraged. We are all blessed to be a child in the Lord’s family. We are blessed to learn about the ways God works through His people. We are also blessed to share in the work with so many dedicated servants of the Lord who labor diligently.

Thank you all for the blessing you are to Bear Valley and the work of Extension Training.  

Now on to the other reports...

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

Howell Ferguson’s latest report brings exciting news from the Ukraine. Read more here.

Extension Reports 

Weekend Evangelism Sees Increase From God: The students in Cameroon continue their weekend evangelism and God is giving the increase to their efforts.

KSOP Sees 8 Souls Obey The Gospel: Over the last month, the outreach of students at the Kenya School of Preaching is bringing souls the Lord.

Students And Staff Are Preaching The Word: The development of the students under the direction of the staff in Nigeria aids the growth of the church in Nigeria.

New Students Arrive At ACSOP: The largest intake of students to date has been accepted and ready to begin classes at the Andrew Connally School of Preaching in Arusha, Tanzania.

Beginning The Third Year: Sean and Anita Hochdorf are beginning their third year in Arusha, Tanzania and the news continues to be exciting as the program grows.

Final Thoughts
There are so many complexities to the work of this program, so many people involved to insure the proper working of each component. The need is often times overwhelming, but the burden is lighter because of the funds, talent, labor and time contributed by each of you. This program could not function without you. Thank you.

God bless

Posted on February 16, 2014 .