An Experience In Encouragement And Excitement...

The summer has arrived in the U.S. and it is the time of year where we are traveling to see a wonderful group of Christians who are involved in supporting the work. We always enjoy the opportunity of sharing with others the progress of the Extension Program. There is a level of encouragement and excitement that is hard to beat when seeing the faces of others beam with joy over the fellowship of participation in this work.

The weeks ahead will have us traveling several thousand miles, visiting with multiple congregations and individuals involved in the program, and introducing others to the power of God’s word as it is being witnessed in each location that reports.

News from the various locations where we are partnering in the training of preachers is always encouraging. There is never a time when the news about souls being added to the kingdom, churches being planted, revived, or built up in the faith, and prayers being answered gets old to read. Each week this kind of news makes it all worthwhile.

We encourage each of you to take a few minutes to read the reports this week and consider how your participation in the gospel is bringing many souls to the Lord and keeping the church strengthened in the faith. Without your partnership in this effort it would not happen. Thank you for sharing in 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

The latest report from Luis Camacho, coordinator for the school in Paraguay, can be read here.

Extension Reports 

A New Version Of Polishing The Pulpit: The work in Cameroon has grown incredibly, in part, because of a recent lectureship where tracts were distributed to spread the good news.

Campaigns Are Powerful In Tanzania: The new director of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching shares how the campaigns are affecting the work in Tanzania.

The Difference One Congregation Can Make: Since 1998, the church in Arusha, that started with 30 members, has grown to impact the entire city. This is worth reading.

God’s Blessing On The Work In Arusha: One of the campaigns in Arusha during the Safari for Souls has produced numerous contacts. Daniel Gaines shares the news.

Final Thoughts 
As we close out another week, we are reminded of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi; “For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me” (Phil. 1:7). Thank you for your love for the Lord and participation in the gospel.

God bless

Posted on June 22, 2014 .