Focus on Asia - Singapore International Bible Institute

March 18, 2008

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are happy to report to you that our plans for returning to our mission work in Asia are finalized and by the first week in April we hope to be settled in Singapore for the next session of classes. This will be our last newsletter from Lubbock, the next should come to you from Singapore in a new format.

We have wonderful memories of our work at Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, the classes we taught and working with the finest team of Bible instructors anywhere, our association with West Texas churches, the brethren in the Northeast and Northwest and the many friends we’ve made in these last few years. However, it’s time to make a change back to Asia and we feel blessed by the opportunity. We want to thank you, our faithful supporters. Many of you have been with us for several years and others have joined us recently. Together we have made a difference in places like India, Indonesia, Hawaii and Northeast/ Northwest USA. Through the new ministry training school in Singapore I know we will continue to “make a difference” as we train gospel workers for China, India, and all of Southeast Asia.

Beginning April 1, Tamara and I will be overseen by the Elders and Mission Committee of the Saturn Road Church of Christ, 3030 Saturn Rd., Garland, TX 75041. This is a great mission minded church with visionary leaders who understand the assignment of the church. We are most grateful that they have agreed to take our oversight.

And, you are thinking, what about your association with Sunset International Bible Institute? Nothing will change with regards to Sunset, except we will be located in Singapore instead of Lubbock and I will be serving as Administrative Dean and Instructor for Singapore International Bible Institute ( a branch school of SIBI in Lubbock). The school already has 57 enrollees and we haven’t even started recruiting from the 25 other Asian countries besides Singapore. The time is right for reaching out to Asia.

Those of you who support us will be asked to continue sending your monthly support to: Cook Singapore Mission Work, Sunset Church of Christ, 3723 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410. If you have questions please email me right away… (note the new email address) Or contact the Sunset business office at (806) 792-5191.

In His Service, Charles and Tamara Cook
New address: Singapore International Bible Institute, Pasir Panjang Church of Christ, 347 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118688


May God richly bless you both in your work there in Asia.  I know you will impact those students like you impacted me and all of the other students you have taught over the years.

Know you are prayed for and loved.