In John 7, Jesus stood in the Temple teaching those that were there. Jews began questioning how He could teach since He had not been formally trained as a Rabbi. Jesus’ first words of response are important to us today. First, He asserts that His teachings weren’t His own, but that they had come from…

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Gage Coldwater

Every week I am reminded, by way of requests that come in from around the world, of the great need of self-supported Gospel preachers. Your support is crucial to filling this need. Your continual donations are a blessing to people all over the world. I’m proud to report great news from the Chimala mission where…

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June was a busy month for our faculty and students. In Uganda, our students completed the second quarter of their second year. They have just six more months to go! The threat of Ebola spilling across the border from Congo has caused some concern, but with a few extra precautions, the work presses on. In…

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Upcoming Dates

I am beginning to make appointments to revisit our supporters and give updates. If you have a particular date in mind that would work well for your congregation, please let me know and I will do what I can to work around that. In August, we will be attending Polishing the Pulpit in order to…

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At the beginning of May the school held its’ first graduation ceremony. The six students that graduated have all gone out to work with congregations in evangelizing the lost and building up the brotherhood. The weekly evangelistic efforts of the school have continued, and at least three more souls have been baptized into Christ as…

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Jesus’ teachings in John 6 were shocking, especially for those who did not understand what He was saying. When we are faced with ideas that do not fit neatly into our current understanding it is often easiest to simply dismiss them out of hand and go on thinking as we always have. This is exactly…

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When my oldest son was just over a year old, Rodney Adkins released a song entitled “Watching You.” The little boy in the song says to his father, “I’ve been watching you, dad, ain’t that cool? I’m your buckaroo, I wanna be like you… Yeah, we’re just alike, hey, ain’t we dad? I wanna do…

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Battleship Texas

June was a busy month for our faculty and students. In Uganda, our students completed the second quarter of their second year. They have just six more months to go! The threat of Ebola spilling across the border from Congo has caused some concern, but with a few extra precautions, the work presses on. The…

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In John 6 Jesus fed the multitudes with a few loaves and fish, but then encouraged them to seek sustenance with eternal value. He declared that God had sent bread from Heaven, which would satisfy hunger and third eternally (v. 32-35). Jesus was that bread. His audience was still thinking of physical things when He…

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At the beginning of May Maurice, our director, Amri, an instructor, and several of the students were stricken with Malaria, a couple of them requiring hospitalization. Extra funds were provided to purchase mosquito nets for all of the beds, so hopefully Malaria won’t be as big of an issue. We have begun raising rabbits on…

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