I don’t know about you, but our summer has flown by! Time flies, especially when you enjoy what you’re doing. This summer has brought a number of opportunities to serve in the Kingdom. I addition to the work with Bear Valley (more on that in the next paragraph) I have had the opportunity to preach and teach in a number of places, as well as speak on the Cane Ridge Lectureship, sponsored by the great North Lexington (Ky) congregation. There really are, at times, more opportunities than I can meet and for that I feel very blessed.
The Bear Valley extension work has not seen a slow-down this summer. In fact, things are rolling rightalong. As you probably know, my big project has been getting things together for the beginning of the Kenya School of Preaching and I am thrilled to tell you that that is about to happen with a maxed-out class of 20!! School coordinator Mike Reese is there now and called to tell me that the orientation went great and everything is ready to begin October 1. The potential in these men and this school is beyond exciting.
In addition to Kenya, I have been working behind the scenes to put together information for each extension, which will be helpful to the teachers who travel there to teach. This has been a much bigger project than I had anticipated.
Our family has also had a super summer too. Being gone as much as I am during the year, I made sure that this summer I wouldn’t go anywhere without them. We took a short camping trip, a full vacation, and the kids went to church camp while Kim and I had a week together. It’s been nice, but this week we take Molly to Freed-Hardeman to begin her freshmen year. Prayers (and Kleenex) are appreciated. From there we will attend Polishing the Pulpit and hope to see some of you there.
Thanks for being a partner in the eternity-affecting work of training preachers! I couldn’t do it without you.