Earthquakes, Graduations, And New Schools...

News continues to reach out from Nepal. In the reports this week, I include a letter sent from Jerry Golphenee last week. If you receive the weekly report, you received the letter in a separate e-mail. In case you did not have a chance to read it then, it is below. There are many agencies involved in providing relief efforts for the need in Kathmandu down into India. If you are interested in helping with this need, please read Jerry’s letter.

We are a few weeks away from the next graduation in Denver. Mark and Christa Bassett, Adam Hahn, Abraham Hutton, Scott Johnson, Scott Robinson, Troy and Brenda Woolery, Donny and Brenda Stow, and Bill West will finish their studies and enter into the ministry. As mentioned previously, these men and their families will fulfill the need from New Hampshire to California and several places in between. Please pray for them as they complete their studies these next few weeks and begin a new phase in their service to the Lord.

The new school in Mbanga, Cameroon is off to a great start as this week’s report indicates. Also, students from other reporting locations are actively preparing themselves for the ministry and until they graduate the work they do for the kingdom continues to be exciting. Reading about their efforts to share the gospel in adverse circumstances in inspiring. God is honored and He continues to give the increase.

Additional schools are on the horizon and we ask you to pray about each of these locations as plans are made to expand the borders of extension training. 

Now on to this week’s incredible reports...

Coordinator Updates
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is

Extension Reports 

Young And Old Alike Benefit From The Van In Cameroon: The recent addition of a van for the school and church in Wotutu is providing benefit for everyone connected to the work.

New School Busy With The First Class Of Students: The new school in Mbanga, Cameroon is now one month into studies and the early reports are promising to the work.

Earthquake In Nepal Leaves A Great Need: Everyone is aware of the devastation from last week’s earthquake in Nepal. This is Jerry Golphenee’s report on the situation and need.

Full-Time Students And Vocational Studies: Between quarters, students at the Southwest School of Evangelism in Nigeria are learning a new trade to support them in ministry.

Furlough Brings USA Visit, But The Work Is Growing In Paraguay: Troy and Andrea Spradlin are in the USA sharing news about the great work in Paraguay.

News From Abroad Shows The Power Of The Gospel: As Cy Stafford heads back to Tanzania this week, he reports about the power of the Gospel in Tanzania.

Outreach Effort Is Bear Fruit: Reading about 17 precious souls obeying the gospel and 21 restored to the church brings a great level of encouragement with the work in Tanzania.

Final Thoughts 
Thank you for continuing to be involved with the Bear Valley Bible Institute. The domestic and international work of training men to preach is needed and serves to fill a portion of the gap for sharing the gospel on a global scale. Thank you for making it possible to do this work. Our God is glorified and He is blessing our efforts.

God bless

Posted on May 3, 2015 .