The primary concern on everyone’s mind this week is the earthquake in Nepal. Various news agencies report a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal around noon on Saturday. The results devastated an area from Kathmandu down into India. Recent reports claim the death toll is now well over 2,500. Without any doubt, millions of lives were changed in a just a few moments. We ask you all to pray on behalf of all those in this area.
Several of you asked about the families we know and the school we are affiliated with in Kathmandu. We are thankful to report that Jerry Golphenee (American missionary in Kathmandu), Gajendra (director of Nepal Center for Biblical Studies), and all the students are safe and suffered no physical harm. Jerry reported that the flat where he lives was not damaged during the earthquake. He did report that the students are sleeping outside, but it is out of concern over the aftershocks that continue to occur.
As we learn more information, we will provide reports to keep everyone updated on the situation. We hope to learn more about how you can help our brethren in Kathmandu and other affected areas in the days ahead. Thank you for your concern and we ask you again to pray for those living in this area. We pray God will use this situation as an opportunity to work though us to show His love and light to a devastated part of the world.
Additional reports this week share news about the growth of the work. We are thankful for the opportunity to read about the souls who were added to the kingdom and the strengthening of the church. The reports speak for themselves.
Now on to this week’s incredible reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is http://www.wetrainpreachers.com/extension-schools/
Transportation In Cameroon Aids The Development Of The Church: After waiting almost six months, a van to help in the work of the church and school in Wotutu, finally arrived.
Nigerian Instructors Travel To Ghana For Continuing Biblical Training: Staff members from the SWSE in Ibadan, Nigeria traveled to Accra, Ghana to participate in continuing education.
Translation Team Hard At Work Preparing For Safari For Souls: Materials to be used in the Safari for Souls campaign are now translated and ready for printing in Tanzania.
Changes Bring Challenging Decisions For The Stafford Family: Cy and Stephanie need our consideration to help them with recent changes to their family and the work.
Long Overdue Rains Come To Tanzania: While the Lord reigns from heaven above, rains fell from the sky in a much needed area of Tanzania. Additionally, the work continues to grow.
You are a blessing to this work. Thank you for all you do to help make training workers for the kingdom of our God a priority. We pray God’s richest blessings on each of you. We also ask you to pray about this work.