A Focus On Missions...

Sunday was a very special day, as I had opportunity to visit with the Greenbrier Church of Christ. This congregation has been home for many years. I always enjoy the time to visit and participate in their annual Mission’s Day. This Sunday was no exception. I was privileged to hear one of the best lessons I remember hearing on the subject of giving. The response of the congregation in their contribution was incredibly generous. The love expressed by the family at Greenbrier is always a welcome encouragement. I love and appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again soon.

The Freed Hardeman Lectureship is on the agenda for the week ahead. The opportunities to learn from some of the most sound men in the church abound for the week. The week will conclude with the annual Extension staff meeting in Jackson. These meetings afford us the time to visit about the various areas of need for developing a stronger program. As we mentioned last week, we ask for your prayers as we discuss the development of extension training.

Additionally, the week ahead opens a door of opportunity to share the work with others. We will visit a couple of congregations to share the latest news about the most recent developments in the overall program. The good and bad, no matter how challenging it is, helps others see the realistic nature of this work. Even though these challenges exist, the work of extension training continues to grow and provide a powerful approach to fulfilling the Great Commission.

The news of the week is filled with information about growth and development in the kingdom. There is news of sadness with the passing of Hawatthia Jones’ mother, but there is joy in the victory she has gained in an eternal reward. New souls were brought to the Lord this week, the church was encouraged, and our God was glorified.

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/

Extension Reports 

A Busy Weekend Yields Souls For Christ: The evangelism over the weekend in Cameroon brought souls to Christ. The news is exciting.

Cambodian Goals Worth Considering: The development of a 20 year plan at the International Bible Institute of Siem Reap reaches the second phase.

Going Home And Making Changes: Training at the Tamale Institute of Biblical Studies continues as Tony Johnson returns to the work.

Please Pray For The Jones Family: Hawatthia Jones lost his mother this past week. Her victory is a celebration of the Christian life she lived. Please remember this family.

Classes Set To Resume In Nigeria: Students at the Southwest School of Evangelism will begin another quarter of classes on Monday, February 3rd, as they prepare for ministry.

Church Building Collapses, Help Is Needed: The recent rainy season in Tanzania caused a local congregation to lose their building. Read how you can help.

Final Thoughts
We express our gratitude to each of you for continuing to believe in the work we are doing. Our efforts to participate in the training of men to preach the gospel is a blessing on every level. We know that it would not be possible without your help. Thank you for sharing in the work of extension training.

God bless

Posted on February 2, 2014 .