I hope that you are doing well in the kingdom of our Lord. Our God is so good to us here in Tanzania and particularly in ACSOP. On August 6, we started our third quarter for all students. There are 20 students in the first year class who all already reported in school, 13 in the second year reported since last Saturday and 3 from Ethiopia and 1 from Kenya are still on their way coming. They are late because of their work permit issues. And all of 13 in the master program attended.
Since then, the first year class is learning the Old Testament 2 ( Exodus - Deuteronomy) as short course taught by Josephat Massawe. So far they will start their long courses next week (August 13 – September 14) by learning a course on Life of Christ 2 (Sermon on the Mount, Parables, and Judgment) which will be taught by John Benedicto Haule, the Old Testament 3a (A Study of Wisdom literature: Job) will be taught by Desdery Massawe, Old Testament 3 (Joshua – Ruth) will be taught by John Benedicto Haule and 1 and 2 Thessalonians will be taught by Charles Heberth.
On other hand the second year class are learning Public Speaking 3 (Advanced Homiletics) as a short course being taught by Bernard Kulanga. They also will start their long courses next week (August 13 – September 14) by learning a course on Greek III which will be taught by Mason Norman, Life of Christ 4 (The final days: Passover through the resurrection) will be taught by Michael Mitalami, OT 5a - Minor Prophets I (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah) will be taught by Ahimidiwe Kimaro, and Preacher’s Work will be taught by Michael Mitalami.. The master’s class learned Hermeneutics in their first week and Homiletics in their second week which were all taught by Denton Landon.
As usual our rotational monthly evangelism program is still going on well here. As a part of it, next Saturday I and other preachers from nearby congregations will be in the Kisongo area helping the church evangelize their community and do a follow up for new converts. As it may be known to many that last July there were great evangelism campaigns done in that area leading more than 70 souls into Christ. So more efforts are still required to mature those souls in Christ.
Most of the time, whenever I read 2 Cor. 8:1-5 it reminds me of you brothers and sisters in Christ, our supporters. If you don't know it by heart, look it up and read about saints who sacrificed for the cause of Christ. Please accept our deep gratitude for all you have done to help us in this great effort in the kingdom of our Lord. When committed people work together toward a common goal, great things happen and success is inevitable. We continue to be thankful for the privilege of working in His kingdom; teaching people who really desire to know and obey the Truth.
Your fellow worker in the Kingdom,
Dean of Academics, Andrew Connally School of Preaching
A Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver extension school