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Special lectureship in Liberia

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Dear fellow Workers of Christ,

Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ from your fellow servants of God, hoping all is well with you and your families. We truly appreciate God for your partnership with us in this great work we have to do here in Liberia, West Africa. Below are the happenings in June 2019. Please accept our gratitude for your encouragement and support for the school.

REGULAR CLASSES
We are so grateful to God that classes here in the school are going on very well without any major problems. All the students and instructors are in very good health and sound mind toward the second quarter Curriculum.

MINISTER'S AND LEADERS FELLOWSHIP / LECTURESHIP

Twice every year, the Ministers and Leaders of the Lord's church across Liberia gathered at two different local congregations to encourage and strengthen ourselves in the faith. In these meetings, lessons are taught to help ministers and leaders to stay with the one truth gospel no matter what come their way. House to house evangelism is also done to strengthen the host congregation. The first fellowship or Lectureship for this year was held by the Corn Farm Church of Christ in Buchannan City, Grand Bassa County from June 25-30. Lessons taught included the following:

Church Discipline & Growth

True Worship of the Lord's Church

Church Organization

Evangelism and the Personal workers

Preachers Support

In view of the above, the Bear Valley Bible Institute Liberia saw this as another opportunity to expose our students ministers and get them acquainted with other congregations and their leadership. This truly was a great experience and blessing for my students

APPRECIATION AND CONCLUSION

We want to thank all of you so much for standing by us financially and prayerfully supporting the work in Liberia. Without you, this effort would not be possible. May God richly bless you.

Report By: Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Posted on July 28, 2019 .

Continued progress in Liberia

Greetings Brethren,

We bring you greetings from the students and staffs in Liberia- Bear Valley Bible Institute, hoping all is well with you and your families in the Lord's name. We truly appreciate God for your partnership with us in this great work we have to do here in Liberia, West Africa. Below are the happenings for the months of April and May 2019.

VISIT TO SIERRA LEONE

In the month of April, I was privilege to attend the graduation ceremony for the school in Sierra Leone where 16 students graduated and was awarded a Diploma in Biblical Studies. I was so happy to have been part of the graduation and to see zealous men I was involved in teaching finally going out to do the work of an Evangelist.

I also had the privileged to teach the new batch of students for a week in Personal Evangelism, which gave me the opportunity to get to know them and their ability to take the Bear Valley lessons. I am happy for the experience.

GOOD NEWS FROM OUR PAST STUDENTS

It feels so very good to hear back from men you were involved in training from where they are currently working. There are lots of good news coming back to the school from some of our passed (graduates) students where they are working, especially from Brother Alex Power, Elijah Quoi and Prince Vonleh. These three brothers planted three new congregations when they went home and since then, there have been good news coming from their end about how well the church is doing and many baptism taking place. One request that is keep coming from them is the need to do more campaign or evangelism work in those town to strengthen the brethren and expose the church with the presence of our campaign team. Please pray for these brethren as they continue the good work in those different locations.

VERY BAD NEWS

The Bear Valley Bible Institute Institute Liberia regret  to inform you about the death of student Terry Z. Wounuah who died who  on the 16 of May 2019 at his home town. At the beginning of the second quarter, Student Terry Z. Wounuah, felt critically sick on campus and was forced to go home for treatment. He was diagnosed to have Hapititis B. His illness got very serious by the day and finally, he died on the above date mentioned. He was married with three children. That is, our brother left his wife and three children with nothing or no help to cater for them. The youngest is 5 months old and his eldest son is 6 years old. If anyone with a loving heart will want to help his wife start a little business that will help she and her children, please do. She and the children will appreciate it so much.

EVANGELISM

I am always happy to announce the wonderful work that is being done by the students when it comes to evangelism. Their zeal for evangelism continued to sent out the good news and make the Lord's church known in the community and beyond. In the months of April and May, they had the total of seventeen (17) baptism in Ganta especially around the campus congregation. There had also been increase in membership in the worship.

MASTER PROGRAM

As part of my dream to see the Bear Valley Bible Institute grow in Liberia to offer a Bachalor Degree (BA) and more in Biblical Studies, which will be a way of helping minister to rightfully divide the word of truth, I have chosen to undertake the master degree program offer in Ghana by the Bear Valley Bible Institute to prepare myself for the task ahead. Meanwhile, by the help of brother Steven Ashcraft, the west Africa coordinator for Bear Valley Bible Institute and my family , I have been able to go to Ghana for my classes and back home three different time and by God's grace, I have completed six ( 6) of the twelve (12 ) to be awarded a Masters Degree by Bear Valley. Many thanks to brother Steven and my wife for their encouragements.

APPRECIATION

Many thanks and appreciation to you for all your sacrifices that are making it possible for the Lord's work in this part of the world to go on. May God richly bless you. Please continue to pray for us our country is going through a very serious economy situation right now.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director- BVBI-Liberia

Posted on July 13, 2019 .

Local church helping in Liberia

Dear Brethren,

Sincere greetings to you and appreciation for all you are doing for the Lord in this part of the World. It is my pleasure to be able to share with you these good news from our work here in Liberia, West Africa. I hope you enjoy reading them and be encourage by them.

GOSPEL CAMPAIGNS

At the beginning of our first year second quarter activities in March, the staffs and students of the Bear Valley Bible Institute Liberia took on two towns that have been calling for the establishment of the church through the Radio program. We went in and stated a house to house evangelism and public preaching for a week. These two campaigns was very successful, being blessed with 43 person obeying the gospel through water baptism. Two new congregations were also started in these two towns with 9 old Christians restored to the church. Our new students are very zealous and I appreciate them so much for their hard work and love for the Lord's work.

Brethren, More campaigns could be done to many communities that have never hear the truth message of God if we can have the financial support to go. If you are interested in saving lost souls for God's kingdom, please partner with us.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

After the campaigns week, we are back in school and continuing our usual classroom activities with all 23 students present in school. All our instructors are also in readiness in Preparing our future ministers or preachers. Our focus for this quarter is on the following topics:

Homiletic-I

Hermeneutic -I( Biblical Interpretations)

The Book of Acts

The Life of Christ- I

The New Testament Church

The Godhead

HELP FROM LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

Since the school supported by you is a way of helping our own people in Africa, especially in Liberia to train men for our congregations here and compliment your wonderful efforts, we are taking the message to our people (local Congregations) to see the need to help the school with whatever they can to help your efforts. One congregation that have understood the message and have started helping the school every first Sunday of a month is the Ganta Church of Christ. They among themselves have decided to bring individually whatever they can on the first Sunday of every month to help the school. We ask that you pray for them and other congregations to follow suit.

APPRECIATION

We are so very appreciative for each of you as you make it possible for the work here to go on. May God richly bless you for the sacrifices.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director- BVBI-L

Posted on May 14, 2019 .

A new class in Liberia

GREETINGS BRETHREN

Everyone connected to Bear Valley in Liberia extends their sincere greetings to you and appreciate you for all you are doing for the Lord in this part of the world. 

1st Quarter Completed

We are happy to inform you that our second batch of students just completed the 1st quarter lesson for the 1st year program. The quarter went well with all the staff playing their parts very well and our remaining 23 students taking nothing for granted. Beside their class room work, they were involved with weekends evangelism in the communities around the school . The month of February has been very successful so far.

AGRICULTURE

Our second batch are also introduced to the studies of agriculture as it was with the first set of students and they are taking it very serious. They are preparing the ground for the upcoming rainy season as seen in the photos.

CLOSING STATEMENT

We appreciate highly your continued support and prayers for this work in Liberia. With all the economic challenges in this part of the world, we are still grateful that with your help we are able to do the Lord's will. We won't have don't this work without your involvements. Thank you so much for your love for God and your desires to see His will on earth be done.

Thank You,

Your Brother For Christ Sake,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director-Bear Valley Bible Institute- Liberia

Posted on March 26, 2019 .

19 more baptized in Liberia

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Dear Brethren,

Greetings come to you all from your fellow laborers in Liberia, West Africa and hoping that this report meets you in good health and sound mind. We also want to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year as we anticipate to accomplish great deal of work for our maker this year.

VACATION AND BACK TO SCHOOL

During the close of the last year, on the 14th of December 2018, our students and the staff vacated for the Christmas holidays. During the break, our students were actively involved into serious evangelistic work with their local congregations and in other communities that haven't heard the gospel. When they all came back, I made them to write a comprehensive report on their vacation, addressing the following:

  1. Where did you spend your vacation?

  2. What work were you involved with?

  3. Which church did you work with?

  4. How long did you stay at one Location?

  5. Who did you work with? Please give their contacts.

  6. What did you achieve?

  7..What do you recommend?

We are thrilled with the results from their very first vacation. We called back to their congregations and communities and it was confirmed of their hard work and good examples. In all, they led nineteen (19) precious souls to the Lord.. Most of their recommendations are request to take the campaigns to most of the towns that need the gospel. Meanwhile, we are very grateful to God for bringing all of us back to school safely to continue our academic first quarter for the new batch of students.

EVANGELISM

It is very amazing how very zealous these our new batch of students are in terms of house to house evangelism. The campus ministry is doing very well right now from their efforts. Since they came, they have in all baptized 34 person. To God be the glory.. Amen!!

REQUEST FOR EVANGELISM

With the burning quest to spread the gospel speedily to the lost in so many communities that have never heard the undiluted word of God or known the Lord's church, the staffs and students have decided to carry out ten (10) campaigns in all this year including our required four (4) campaigns according to Bear Valley Curriculum. We are cutting down our vacations to make sure to accomplish this set goals of ours.

CONCLUSIONS

We appreciate highly your continued support and prayers for this work in Liberia. With all the economic challenges in this part of the world, we are still grateful that with your help we are able to do the Lord's will. We won't have don't this work without your involvements. Thank you so much for your love for God and your desires to see His will on earth be done.

Thank You,

Your Brother For Christ Sake;

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director-Bear Valley Bible Institute- Liberia

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Email: robertdahn@yahoo.com

Posted on February 19, 2019 .

15 more baptisms in Liberia

Greetings from us here at the Bear valley Bible Institute- Liberia, hoping that all is very well with you and your families by the special grace of God. We want you know that we sincerely appreciate you so much for the level of partnership in this great work of His.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

The month of November was a very very busy month for everyone. Both the students and the instructors had lots of work to be done since we are just beginning with the new batch of students. The new students are introduced to taking their studies very seriously. Right from the beginning, they are made to be part of group works, research works, individual assignments, daily quizzes and memory work among others. Frankly, I am very proud of the new batch of students because they are very active in everything.

EVANGELISM & BAPTISM

It will surprise you to know that the new batch of students have already converted through water baptism 15 persons from their weekend evangelism efforts. The campus ministry is now well attended weekly with around 60 person due to their zealous evangelistic efforts. Its truly a blessing to have these men as students.

COMPUTER TEACHER

We are also very happy to inform you that Mr. Amos Dolo who has been teaching our students computer in the school finally accepted the gospel and was baptized in to Christ. It took over two years talking to him and finally the Lord has converted him. The last person is the Agriculture Instructor ( Mr. Meantor Bembo) yet to be converted.

ABOUT A STUDENT

Winston M. S. Carrick is one of our new student who from the look of things is doing very well as far as the school instructions are concerned. Winston is a young man, born Sept. 11, 1994 in Gbeh, River Gee county, located in the southeastern part of the republic of Liberia. Since he became a christian in February 2017, he has been very active in the church and working with the evangelist that baptized him. That's one of the major reason who he was recommended to the school to have him train for the future of the church in that part of the country. Winston is a high school graduate and has some extra training in community mobilization. He is not married and does not have any children

Meanwhile, When I questioned him on what plans he has after school? He said he want to be a worker of the Lord in helping to spread the gospel, especially in River Gee county

LIBRARY BOOKS AND TRACKS

Our library shelves are now with books by the special grace of God and by the help of brother Steven Ashcraft and brethren from the mission printing organization. Many thanks and appreciations to brother Steven Ashcraft for all the contacts that made this possible for the school to have a library..

APPRECIATIONS

We want to thank all of you so much for supporting the work in Liberia. Without you, this effort would not be possible. May God richly bless you.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director- BVBI-L

Posted on January 14, 2019 .

A record enrollment in Liberia

GREETINGS

We bring you greetings from the Bear Valley Bible Institute-LIBERIA , hoping all is well you all by the special grace of God our loving and faithful Father in heaven.

BEGINNING NEW PROGRAM

We are very grateful to God for His special grace that took us through the past two of studies that saw fourteen (14) strong) men prepared and graduated. Most of these men are doing great work out there. We give glory and praise to God.

We are also very please to inform you that another two years journey has just begun with 27 new students at the Bear Valley Bible Institute-LIBERIA, West Africa. It is very challenging to have 27 students go through this program when we have a budget for only 20 students. We are trusting God to go through with these students with your support and the help of some local brethren. Classes are going on and are progressing very well.

Our instructors are all doing their very best to carry out their instructing responsibilities as appointed. Thanks be to God for everything.

YEAR-1- FIRST QUARTER COURSES AND INSTRUCTORS

  • How We Got The Bible- -------Fester G. Lee

  • Christian Evidence-------------- Robert P. Dahn, jr

  • Cost Of Discipleship- ----------O.D.K.Zakamah

  • Old Testament- 1- --------------Robert P. Dahn, Jr

  • Personal Evangelism------------ Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

  • (SC) Scheme Of Redemption- --Jonathan Cooper- Guest Teacher

  • General Agriculture---------------- Meantor Bembo

  • Computer Studies------------------- Amos S. Dolo

EVANGELISM

The new class since they started have taken upon themselves to visit the homes around the school after their daily classes and also get themselves involved into weekend house to house evangelism. Their efforts have already resulted into one baptism. They said they are ready and have decided not to rest on evangelizing the area.

APPRECIATIONS

Many thanks to all of you for your continued support and love for the work we are doing here in Liberia. May our good Lord continue to bless and keep you in Jesus name- AMEN!!

Your Brother For Christ Sake,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr

Director- BVBI-Liberia

Posted on December 18, 2018 .

The first ever graduation in Liberia

DEAR BRETHREN,

We wish we have all the right words to express how very grateful we are for your partnership with us for the past two years since the establishment of the Bear Valley bible Institute in Ganta, Republic of Liberia. There were many challenges along the way, but with our collective efforts and your selfless support, we have successful succeeded in training fourteen (14) preachers for the Lord's Work in this part of the world.

GRADUATION

After a successful two years of studies, we finally held our first graduation ceremony on September 15, 2018 at the school campus. What a program it was! We are so happy that everything went very well as expected and planned. In Attendance we had the following personalities:

Steven Ashcraft- West Africa Coordinator for Bear Valley Extension

Frances Musa- Director- Bear Valley Extension In the Republic of Guinea

Peter Barnett- The Dean of Students, Bear Valley Extension in the Republic of Sierra Leone

Churches of Christ ministers across the country

City Authorities

Parents and well wishers etc.

It was wonderful program well attended.

SPEECHES

We were privilege to have brother Steven Ashcraft serving as our graduation Keynote speaker and he did very well encouraging our outgoing students( Graduates) and our incoming students(New Students) to remain focus on the task ahead of all of us. There were also remarks made from Brother Francis from Guinea, Brother Peter from Sierra Leone and other representatives from Churches of Christ Bible Institutions in Liberia. We also heard from the outgoing students prefect (Presidents) encouraging his fellow graduates to be faithful to the Lord and His word they have learned and teach others also.

APPRECIATIONS

It is really a dream come true to have a training school established in Liberia that is a big bust to the Lord's work here in this part of the world. This is being made possible by you through your support and prayers. Our sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciations goes out to all of you involved in supporting this worthy cost around the world. Special acknowledgments goes to the following people:

  1. The Elders of The Bear Valley Church

    Brother Keith Kasarjian

    Brother Steven Ashcraft

    My Able Teaching Staff

    The students for their corporations

    Thank you so much for your support and contributions in whatever way it was offer. Without you, this effort and achievements won't have been possible. May God richly bless you and continue to give all of us the require strength to do all we have to do since we still have life in us. Thank you for everything.

Report By:Robert P. Dahn,Jr.

Director- BVBI-Liberia

Posted on October 30, 2018 .

Many activities in Liberia

Dear Brethren,

We bring you greetings from Liberia west Africa to all of you who continue to support the work in this part of the world. Almost approaching the close of the two years prescribed curriculum of the Bear Valley, lots has happen during the month of July 2018.

EVANGELISM

Since our students are expected to complete their studies and leave Ganta, the administration have gavin them each assignments to go out to all their contacts made through evangelism efforts. During their period of studies here they are to bring back all the addresses of all their prospects and those added to the church through their efforts so that our new group of students can continue to visit and encourage their prospects to continue come to the church. Also, as a group, went out every weekend in July on a house to house Bible studies and got lots of people visiting the campus ministry.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

The month of July was a very very busy month for everyone, both the instructors and the students had lots to do towards the end of the two years program. Among what the students had to do included the following:

  1. Group works

  2. Research work

  3. Individual Assignments and presentation

  4. Final examinations ( Practical and theory).

  5. Cleaning the campus etc

The 14 students left have completed all the courses prescribed by Bear Valley and are therefore qualify to be graduated on the 15th of September, 2018.

RADIO PREACHING

We made it possible by allowing each of our students to appeared on the radio preaching program to present a lesson or two to the public which in fact, has help to exposed them in public speaking and presentation. The radio program is a live program which give out time to the public listeners to ask questions and make comments to the topic discussed. It has been a great help to our students. If we can have support for our radio preaching program, it will go a long way in helping our out going students and the present ones preach the gospel to many through the airwaves.

NEW STUDENTS

Thirty (30) Students are expected to form part of our new class. There where in total forty eight (48) applicants, but after the entrance examination and interviews, we are left with 30 qualified brethren for our next batch of students. Please pray for these men as they start classes on the 17th of September 2018 just two day after the graduation of our old students.

APPRECIATION AND CONCLUSION

We want to thank all of you so much for supporting the work in Liberia. Without you, this effort would not be possible. May God richly bless you.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director- BVBI-L

Posted on September 6, 2018 .

Campaign success in Liberia

Dear Brothers and sisters In Christ.

We bring you greetings from the students and staffs in Liberia- Bear Valley Bible Institute, hoping all is well with you and your families in the Lord's name.

CAMPAIGNS

To God be the glory.....the month of June has been very hard, but not only hard, also very challenging for our campaign team. We are currently in the rainy season here in Liberia and this year the rain is very heavy. This has resulted in to very bad road that vehicles have stop moving on the untied road.

Our students managed to carry out two very successful campaigns through a very bad road. This time, we did not go with car but motorbikes. We rented five (5) motorbikes and added our two bikes and went through the mud to and fro the campaign and saw 18 baptized.

THE STUDENTS

Our students are in very high zeal ,considering the fact that they are almost to the finishing line of their two years studies at the school. They are now very confident enough and are ready to go out winning souls for the Lord's kingdom. They have been involved in doing many practical works lately, including, teaching and preaching, research presentations, after class house to house personal work and piratical agriculture.

APPRECIATION

Many thanks and appreciation to you for all your sacrifices that are making it possible for the Lord's work in this part of the world to go on. May God richly bless you.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Posted on July 17, 2018 .

Campaign opportunities in Liberia

We bring you greetings from Liberia West Africa, hoping this report meets you all in good health by the continued grace of our loving father in heaven. We are grateful to share with all the happenings in the month of April with you.

REGULAR CLASSES

We are so grateful to God that classes here in the school are going on very well without any major problems. All the students and instructors are in very good health and sound mind toward the final quarter of the second year curriculum

NEW STUDENTS ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Finally the date for the entrance examination has been set for all those new students who applied to be our next batch of students for the Bear Valley Bible Institute here in Liberia. On Saturday the 26 of this month (May) all our 46 applicants will be tested from the Bible and English to enable us select 30 qualified men that will make up our next batch of students for the next two years after the graduation of our current students.

GRADUATION PLANNING

God willing, on September 15, 2018 the Bear Valley Bible Institute- Liberia will be hosting its first graduation of our final 14 students who have faced all the challenges to the end. The planning committee has been set up to work on everything that will make the graduation a success.

GOSPEL CAMPAIGN AND MORE

The school had just completed two campaigns making it 6 campaigns in all this year, resulting in 19 baptisms in all for the just ended two campaigns. . One of the campaign was carried out around the church of Christ in Ganta that witness 6 baptisms and 5 restored and another one in a far away village where 13 were baptized.

Meanwhile, we have a Macedonia calls from three very big towns to come in and start the church of Christ there. These people have been listening and following our Radio preaching program for over a year now and have come to the conclusions that the church of Christ is the One True Church. These are unbelievers asking that the gospel we preached on the radio be preach to them in their towns and the church be set up there. This is a very great opportunity for all of us to share the saving message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with others.

In this light, to carried out these outreach (campaigns) programs, we need funds for transportation and feeding of the team. With your help, we can plant congregations, restore many and bring many more lost souls to Christ. We have a very strong evangelistic team who are very ready and willing to go out and teach and preach the gospel. We also have all well functioning preaching equipment to carried out our public preaching. It will cost $500 to effect each of these campaigns. Can you please help us preach the gospel to rescues the perishing?

APPRECIATION

We continue to thank you so much for your support to all the work here in Africa especially in Liberia. May God continue to bless you in Jesus Name.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn Jr.

Director- Bear Valley Bible Institute- Liberia

Posted on May 28, 2018 .

Short course in Liberia

We bring you greetings from the Bear Valley Bible Institute Liberia, hoping all is very well with you all by the special grace of God our loving and faithful father in heaven.

February was a very busy month for both the students and the instructors in that there were lots to be done in the class room. The students are doing very well and are all working very hard to become good workers in the Lord's kingdom.

Short Course

We were privilege again to have  Brother Nathan Tears from Bong mines for the short course in February . He took the students through the book of 1 Corinthians and they all were happy for the level of work He did with them.

I also had the privilege to teach a short course in Sierra Leone for the second time. I took the students through Marriage and Family life and I am so happy that I have been part of the lives and training of those students in that part of the world. As the assistant coordinator for this region, I also had the privilege to meet with the instructors and the Administration both in Sierra Leone and Guinea and encouraged them to do the same things as Bear Valley required from all of us. Giving out the rules and regulations that we all need to follow to make all of us better both the students and all of us instructors.

Brother Steven met me in Sierra Leone and together we traveled to Guinea where we had the opening ceremony of the newest Bear Valley school in West  Africa.

Appreciation

We thank you so much for making it possible through your sacrifices for the sake of the kingdom for the Lord's work in this part of the world to go on. May God richly bless you.

 In Him,

Robert P. Dahn Jr.

Director- BVBI-Liberia

Posted on April 5, 2018 .

38 baptisms in Liberia

Hello Brethren,

We bring you greetings from the students and staffs in Liberia- Bear Valley Bible Institute, hoping all is well with you and your families in the Lord's name.

STUDENTS RETURNED

After a month break (Vacation), our students returned to the campus on the 17th of January in a very high spirit appreciating the school for the level of education imparted to them because their performances and contributions back to their local congregations have help the congregations greatly.

CAMPAIGN

Our first activity of the year 2018 was a campaign to a town called Tearyegbaplay. A year a ago we took up a very challenging gospel campaign to a very poor and faraway Town called Tearyegbaplay and baptized 26 souls and started a New Church (The Church of Christ) in that community. Meanwhile, our first worship in the town was carried out under a big tree because there was not big room in the whole town to host the church that Sunday morning of about 86 in attendance. It was so very sad leaving this new church with out a worship place almost at the beginning of the rainy season and without hope of ever having a worship place all by themselves knowing their poor conditions.

My Team returned and posted an appealed for help to give these brethren a worship place and by God's special grace, Brother Greg Grounds and Brother Steven Ashcraft help raised the money and now they have a worship place with the help of my campaign team. We were also blessed to have 12 baptisms on this mission.

MOTORBIKE

The school now also has another motorbike added on the one we already have before making it two bikes. Brother Steven Ashcraft help raised this additional funds for this bike. These motorbikes help the students go out of the campus during the weekends to faraway towns and villages to help encouraged weak congregations in teaching, preaching and evangelism as part of their practical training in the school. These efforts are helping many congregations in restoring members, strengthening weak brethren and exposing the Lord's church in those communities .Many thanks to brethren for this help.

STUDENT PROFILE

T. Joel Weah is a student of the Bear Valley Bible Institute- Liberia, born June 12, 1971 in Harper Maryland County, in the south eastern part of Liberia. Brother Joel is married with (7) seven children and they all are christian worshiping with the Harper church of christ with a membership of about(40) forty persons. He is a high school graduate with little knowledge in operating computer. Brother Weah is a very dedicated student, hard working and the matter of fact, he is our best student in the school and in practical teaching and preaching. He desires to further his education in the scriptures to enable him serve the school and the world.

APPRECIATION

Many thanks and appreciation to you for all your sacrifices that are making it possible for the Lord's work in this part of the world to go on. May God richly bless you.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director- BVBI-L

Posted on February 1, 2018 .

An outstanding year in Liberia

Dear Brethren,

The month of December started very well both in and out of the classroom. Our fourteen (14) full time students are doing very well and are all in high spirit moving to the finish line. They all say hello.

Campaign

The school took up a campaign in a town called Garr Boosue to help a struggling and dying church and by God's special grace, the church has been restored and 12 souls were baptized and added to the Lord.

Agriculture Practical Farm

Our agriculture practicals continued to bring forth fruits. 98 watermelons were harvested and sold to help transport the students to the year end minister's network lectureship program in Weala, Bong County.

VACATION

The students and are now on vacationand will be coming back to school on the 14th of January 2018. We are hearing lots of good news from their ministers and church leaders about their evangelistic efforts in their church.

With your support, we were able to have seven (7) successful campaigns this year(2017). Four (4) of those campaigns were our normal academic campaigns for the school supported by Bear Valley, and the remaining three (3) campaigns were supported by the additional funds sent to us through brother Steven Aschraft. All of these seven campaigns efforts resulted in the follow:

  1. 115 baptisms

  2. 4 new congregations planted

  3. 2 dying congregations restored

  4. 43 falling christians restored.

APPRECIATIONS

We want to take this time to extend our sincere thanks and appreciations to you for all your sacrifices that are making it possible for the Lord's work here to go on. May God richly bless you.

Your Brother For Jesus Sake;

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director- BVBI-L

Posted on December 26, 2017 .

Prayer request for Liberia

Hello Brethren,

We bring you greetings once again from the Bear Valley Bible Institute- Liberia. As we await the coming of our Lord, we pray that He continue to shower His many wondrous blessing upon you and your families for your partnership in the gospel as we work together in this part of the world.

REOPENING

After a short break, our students returned in full on August 6 to begin the first quarter in their final year and things had been going very well by His grace. They are all in high spirit and are doing very well with zealous approaches to the lessons.

BAPTISM

The students were blessed to have two souls baptized during the course of August and six baptism in this September and our new brothers and sisters are very happy to be added to the church. Please keep them in your prayers.

DEATH

Two of our students are faced with death problems in their families. Student Arthur Jacob lost his mother last week and just last night news came that one of the son of student Harris Wonlah, the school prefect , died on the farm as a result of snake bit. Its not easy on the both brothers, please keep them in your prayers...

COMPUTER LAB

The school ( Bear Valley Bible Institute -Liberia) now has five computers of our own from a $1000 donation made through a generous donor. It is truly a blessing to have our students train in basic computer knowledge that will help them in their research, lesson preparation and others opportunities ahead. We thank the person that have made this possible and many thanks to brother Steven also. 

PRAYER REQUEST

In 14 days my country Liberia heads to an election to select one president, one vice president out of 20 presidential candidates and 20 vice presidential candidates and 73 Representatives out of 976 Representative aspirants. Brethren, this little poor country has gone through so much already. A very brutal civil war that took away (killed) over 1.5 million lives and a very deadly Ebola that took (killed) over 2000 lives and many more unaccounted for. Please pray for my country that God Himself will guide the process and peace will continue even as we struggle to live.

Many thanks to all of you for your continue services in the Lord. May God our loving father richly bless you.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director- BVBI-L


 

Posted on September 27, 2017 .

78 baptisms in Liberia!

Dear Brethren,

We bring you greetings from the Bear Valley Bible Institute- Liberia, hoping all is well with you and your family.We are all doing very well here and grateful to God our merciful father for everything.

CAMPAIGN

What more can we say after this campaign, than to thank God and give Him all the glory, praise and honor for the increase He gave (I Cor.3:6) through the campaign team. We spent twelve (12) days in three different towns on our usual house to house evangelism and public preaching and the results were very overwhelming. Sixty six (66) people accepted the gospel message and were baptized into Christ. Meanwhile, it is truly a blessing and great privilege to be part of a team that is willing to go all out with the saving message of our Lord.

VACATION

The students are now on vacation and report from their various locations proves that they are all doing very well. They are all  working actively with their local congregations in teachings and preaching and carrying out more house to house evangelism. And their efforts has already resulted in twelve (12) new baptism and some restoration of falling members.

APPRECIATIONS

We first of all want to thank Brother Steven Ashcraft who raised the extra funds for us to have more than one campaign in this quarter. we also extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Bear Valley family for their support for the school here.Many thanks to all of you for your continue services in the Lord. May God richly bless you.

In him,

Robert P. Dahn Jr.

Posted on August 7, 2017 .

3 campaigns in Liberia

Fellow Kingdom Workers,

We bring you greetings from Liberia, West Africa to all of you who continue to support the work in this part of the world. We thank you so much for making it possible through your sacrifices for the sake of the kingdom.

Short Course and Campaigns

We were privileged to have brother Nathan Tears from Bong Mines, Bong county to take the students through the last short course in the final quarter of the first year of Bear Valley curriculum, and he did a very good work. Many thanks and appreciations to Brother Tears for his service to the school.

We are also very happy to inform you that the school has finally completed one full year of Bear Valley curriculum. That is the first four quarters has been done with. The school as usual after completion of a quarter set out for a campaign, but this time, it is not just a campaign but three campaigns in three different localities (Towns) for twelve (12) days on a very bad road. Please keep us in prayer.

Radio Preaching Program

On the 1st of January this year I established a morning radio preaching program and that is having a significant influence in the whole county. The program is also giving the Bear Valley students the privilege to come on air and preach to the public exposing them to public speaking and the challenge of answering Bible questions from those calling in on the program. Meanwhile, I have been paying $75.00 a month for this program to keep it running on the radio on my own, but it is getting to a point where I might not continue the support of this wonderful radio program, because things are not too good with me financially. In this light, I am kindly seeking financial assistance of $75.00 per month to continue on the radio.

Conclusion

We want to thank all of you so much for supporting the work in Liberia. Without you, this effort would not be possible. May God richly bless you.

In Him,

Robert P. Dahn, Jr.

Director- BVBI-L

Posted on July 12, 2017 .