Ministry Training - Asia from George Carman

Hilda and I joined 451 people for a victory dinner in Lubbock, TX on April 19, 2008. The dinner marked the end of a 3 year capital campaign to raise $12 million dollars.

This was the largest fund raiser in the history of Sunset and was a daunting task. Shortly after we gathered, Truitt Adair, the Executive Director for SIBI announced the results of the campaign. Our brotherhood donated a whopping $13,070,894.00! That’s right, we exceeded our goal by over 1 million dollars! To God be the glory!

El Salvador Report from Alexander & Silvia Castellanos

Monday, April 21, 2008

Dear brethren:

Homecoming 2008 Remembered

Homecoming 2008Homecoming 2008 was truly wonderful. It was great to see Alumni from the past 40 years coming and sharing. There were stories of friends that hadn't seen each other in decades reuniting and encouraging each other. Many were renewed to keep standing strong and to Live the Legacy that has been left to us by the school's founder, our beloved Cline Paden.

(Images from Homecoming 2008. If you attended homecoming and have pictures, please share them with us so we can be encouraged, as well as those who were not able to come. See the Image Gallery block on the left of the screen.)

We were encouraged by all those that came and Preached the WORD. Those sermons are available for download and through the podcast. If you are an alumnus of SIBI/SSOP/WFR or just need some good encouragement from preaching, I highly recommend all 7 lessons: The Heart of the Gray Eagle (Truman Scott), A Heart for the Word of God (Dayton Keesee), A Heart for the Lord's Church (Royce Sartain), A Heart for Local Evangelism (Ted Kell), A Heart for World Missions (Tex Williams), A Heart for the Future of Sunset (Truitt Adair), and our Victory Celebration speaker Dr. Lynn McMillon from the Christian Chronicle.

Recovering Legalists

I've heard the phrase a few times here lately about being a recovering legalist. I have to smile a bit when I hear this because I know that is what I am. Can you imagine in the same way that AA and other types of recovery meetings take place that one would be held for recovering legalists.

Aiming for Sydney - Jeremy and Oxana Desjarlais - March Newsletter

Latest News…

Sorry this is coming to you so late. Things are on the move. Over the past month I was blessed to be able to make more contacts and get more packets out than in previous months. This has helped us a lot as we have at least two and possibly three appointments to meet with different congregations in the month of April. As of the late date of this newsletter I have already had the opportunity to travel to Belle, MO, where one of my spiritual influences labors for the kingdom.

Support Search... HE Provides!!!!

Dear Family and Friends,

As with the account of Abraham, The Lord commanded the man of faith not to lay a hand on the boy Isaac. In place of the boy, "Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, 'On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided'." (Gen.22:13-14 NIV)

Newsletter from Clint and Sara Howard

Spring is an interesting season here in Kansas. We are supposed to have overnight lows below freezing tomorrow night with daytime highs in the 50s, even though we have had several days of 70s and even low 80s already this year. Severe storms passed through the area in the last couple weeks, and it hasn’t been that long since we last saw snow. We have had rain and a little flooding, which makes everyone tense after last year’s 100 - year flood.

Prayer Request from Billy Moore

Hello everyone, hope all are having a good day. Please share with us your prayer requests as well.

My continued recovery. This past year has been the toughest of my life but also the most rewarding. God is teaching me so much and it is such a joy to be in Christ Jesus.

The church in Lazaro Cardenas. God has given us several families that are eager for relationship with God through Jesus Christ and His Spirit. We have several who have not yet made their decision to put Jesus on in baptism.

Our work in Playa Azul. We want to begin a small group in our home soon. Please pray that our friends here will participate.

Belinda and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary yesterday. Our small group in Malcom's home planned a surprise party for us. We were deeply touched especially for the prayers that were given for us.

Please pray for the music workshop in Morelia this month. It will be a great time of fellowship with other churches and learning of new songs.

Please pray for our little grandson Noah and his problem with his eyes. For further details please check Jacob and Amanda's google blog at

Wednesday Morning Report (on Thursday) - posted on Monday

Greetings in the Lord,
We pray this finds you well this day. The weather is starting to warm up very nicely here in Athens this month. We pray it is nice where you are also.

We’ve had a pretty normal week this week here at the school. Sacrificial Systems is proving once again to be one of my favorite courses. It’s wonderful to see the excitement in the students eyes when they see that those things we once thought were just dry old rituals in the Old Testament Law are really all about Jesus Christ and God’s plan of Salvation for man-kind. The students have been reporting that they have been enjoying Sammy and Ty very much in their classes also. Sammy and Ty are on a visit to the island of Crete this week, to meet with some Christians there and have a few days of study. They will be back this Saturday morning.

Haynes Family Newsletter

April 10, 2008

Dear Family & Friends,

What a blessing it to serve our great God in training young men and women in harvesting souls for God’s glory! I’m so pleased to bring you up to date on the work that your partnership makes possible.


I had the opportunity to plan the theme and the speakers for the month. Most of you know how I love looking at characters in the Bible that encourage us in our faith and our walk. That’s exactly what we did in our chapel services each morning.

Sunset’s Annual Combination Workshop was held with some 225 people coming from all over the nation. We had tracks for ministry, missions, Satellite School training, and women. I was on this year’s steering committee and emceed a couple of the evening sessions.

I was also able to hold a one-day gospel meeting in Petersburg, Texas where a dear friend, Owen Carr, preaches. That was so encouraging since Dani and I have known several of the members there for more than 20 years. Some, who were children then, now have children of their own.





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