May-August 2008 Missionary Report from Albany, Western Australia - Ron Bainbridge

Loving greetings to all of our dear valued brothers and sisters in Christ across Australia and other places in this wonderful world, who so willingly partner with Moya & myself through your prayers and other practical ways as we reach out to men and women here in rural Australia with the Gospel message. We are so thankful and humbled by the incredible generosity and support we continue to receive from each of you.

We realize that it has been a long time since you have heard from us, but there are many good reasons for this. Moya & I have only recently returned from a 3-month, 11,500 kilometre missionary journey across Australia. Since our return, we have been catching up on a multitude of correspondence in regard to responses received from our newspaper articles, website and radio programs. There have also been new articles to write for my regular weekly newspaper column which appears in numerous newspapers, along with other important matters that were waiting to be attended to. We know you will understand.

The South African Report - Jerry Hogg

Isaiah 59:19 – “From east to west everyone will fear him and his great power. He will come like a rushing river, like a strong wind.” Man has always respected the wind’s force. Wind has the power to destroy, but also to restore, supply (as with windmills), to cleanse (sweep clean or vacuum). God often used the wind for good: to dry up the land after the Great Flood so Noah and his family could get on with their lives; to deliver Moses and those fleeing from the Egyptian army; to cause the sound of a great army when Israel was outnumbered by enemies.

Apollos Institute Update

Just thought that you would like to know what is happening with Apollos Institute and the growing demand for leadership training.

September News! - Truitt Adair


It’s hard to believe that we are already three weeks into our first term of classes. This is “research week” at SIBI, which means that students are not in class this week but are writing research papers, doing memory work and reading assignments. Faculty is mostly out doing campaigns, gospel meetings or catching up on their course preparations.

Kay and I leave tomorrow for Bermuda. Sounds pretty exotic doesn’t it? Actually, we are going to do a seminar with the Westend Church of Christ, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and they asked me to come and speak in honor of the occasion. In light of the storm systems lining up out in the Atlantic, we would appreciate your prayers for our journey.

The rest of this month is filled with travel. Next week is our semi-annual Missions Resource Network Board of Trustees meeting in Dallas followed by a quick flight to San Antonio to speak at our Sunset Vision Benefit Dinner. Later this month I am scheduled to speak at Heritage Christian University Lectures in Florence, Alabama and then fly to Fresno, California for the Woodward Park Spiritual Growth Workshop.


Are You Thirsty?

I just finished reading an article on water that stated "water has been ranked by experts as second only to oxygen as essential for life". There were many interesting statistics noted such as the human body is from 55-75% water. 2/3 thirds of your weight is water. You need 2 1/2 quarts of water per day to be healthy. Some of the problems the article listed that could be caused by drinking too little water were: asthma, allergies, hypertension, excess body weight and even some emotional problems. Does that make you thirsty?

Talk About A Crowd!

Asia consists of 48 countries in our world. There are over 6 billion souls living on our planet and over 4 billion of them live in Asia. Talk about a crowd! Most of these precious souls have never heard the Gospel of Jesus. What are we do do? Give up? Or re-double our efforts. Sunset currently has 9 schools in Asia. Four of them are in the Philippines. The others are located in Seoul, S. Korea, Singapore, Bangkok, Thailand, Batam, Indonesia, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We have over 130 students studying in our schools. That is great but what about the 4.2 billion souls?


Personal Update

What a ride we have had in the 40+ years since the Gray Eagle conferred his blessing on us and sent us out into the unsuspecting world - and, yes, the unsuspecting church as well!

The South African Report - May-June 2008

Attached is our 2-month SANewsletter report in a .pdf file with some details about our work in South Africa at the Bible College and in other areas of the Kingdom.

We are having some rather cold nights here now. But, we're half-way through our Winter season, so Spring isn't far away. We get news of flooding and high temperatures in the States with a lot of problems for folks all over. Our prayer is that weather conditions improve, both here and there.

Keep us in your prayers.

Jerry & Ann Hogg

Ministry Training - Asia, June 2008 from George Carman

SIBI’s schools in Asia have really progressed over the past few years. In 2003 we had only one school (Batam, Indonesia). Today we have nine schools with the possibility of two more coming on line before the end of the year. Things are coming together and we praise God for His blessings.
Our team of workers in Singapore has now grown to two families. Dr. Cook serves as Resident Dean of the Singapore school and Tom Goracke serves as Dean of students.

SA Report for May 2008

May 31, 2008

Dear Ones:

Whatever would we do without modern-day technology -- email, international banking, and convenient air travel? Many of our missionary friends traveled to Africa back in the 40's and 50's by freighter ship that sometimes took 4 to 6 weeks from the USA, some being stranded for weeks in South America or Europe awaiting the next voyage on to Africa. The jet age improved travel tremendously. When we first arrived in South Africa back in 1969, letters to and from the States required anywhere from 8 to 10 days by air, and 2 to 3 months by sea. Email has changed that.



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