On May 14th we drove to Eluru District (eight-hour ride) for the 14th convocation. Nine graduated, and four are dedicated to full-time ministry. The leadership remembered that Chris Hindal [director of Regular Baptist International] and his wife, Deb, visited the school in 2008.
On May 17th we visited the Guntur District (two-hour ride from Eluru) teaching site. We have another nine students who completed the requisite study program. But the graduation was postponed, as the coordinator was hospitalized in Vijayawada town after a heart attack. Later he had two stents placed in his arteries; he is 35 years old. We appreciate your prayers for his recovery and the family.
On May 18th we traveled to Chirala town (2-hour ride from Guntur) for the 13th convocation. Twenty-five students graduated, and 19 are dedicated to soul winning and church planting ministry. Praise God for the unique provision to equip nationals to reach this nation (Eph. 4:12).
My humble prayer petition: Our students and coordinators are requesting textbooks in their mother tongue, Telugu and Hindi language. For the past 20 years our professors taught from these English textbooks, but our students continuously insist to have them translated. We are waiting on the Lord and earnestly praying for the providence to get at least the nine systematic theology syllabus books translated and printed into Telugu and Hindi languages.
Good News Baptist Assembly