The Southern Africa Report - Nov-Dec 2008



Latest newsletter ready for you.  I have recovered sufficiently to get back at the computer.  Had my third physical therapy session today and making good progress.  I've also preached once since surgery.  Your prayers for my complete recovery are greatly appreciated.


Have a good week!


Jerry Hogg


BICA January Newsletter

Attached is the January newsletter for the Biblical Institute of Central America.

Jan/09 Newsletter

Family, brethren, and friends,


Attached is my newsletter for January. Hope you enjoyed the holiday season!


God's blessings,



A Very Happy New Year of Each of You!

Loving Greetings to all our dear friends,


Moya and I take this opportunity to wish each of you who are receiving this message a very Happy and spiritually prosperous New Year!

BICA December 2008

Attached is the December newsletter for the Biblical Institute of Central America.

Nigeria: Christian Hope and Love in the Midst of........ - Jerry Hogg

While in Nigeria I was reminded so many times of the terrible situation that our brothers in NT times had to deal with, from persecution to wickedness to cities & towns dedicated to a total disregard for doing what is right.  Even in Corinth, with its terrible history of wickedness, there was the "church in Corinth."

South Africa Trip 2008 Report

As most of you know, I have recently returned from a trip to South Africa to promote the Apollos Institute initiative. Here is a brief report for you to read. I have also completed the compiling of the questionnaire about their concerns and challenges in leadership in South Africa.

George Carmen's Nov. Newsletter

Dear brethren, family, and friends,

Attached is my newsletter for Nov-Dec, 2008. Enjoy

God's blessings,


Mission Report


Chris Swinford and I are coming toward the end of our mission to Quito, Ecuador. We will both have our last speaking session tomorrow at the Pan American Lectures and will begin to plan for our trip home on Thursday morning. We arrived in Quito last Wednesday night and began a Leadership Seminar at Quito School of Biblical Studies, a Sunset Associate School. This was our first international branch school and certainly one of the finest. QSOBS has 47 students studying at three levels. The students and faculty are outstanding. Over 90 graduates have been sent out to preach in 12 nations and to plant at least 8 new congregations. Kent Marcum continues to do a great job as director of the school. Kent and Sharla have been in Quito for 20 years and have helped to build an exciting and fruitful work. The Marcums were the anchor family in a 5 family team that went from SIBI in 1988 to plant a new congregation in Quito. Three of the original families (Kent and Sharla Marcum, Kevin and Dannie Haynes, Dan and Kathy Leaf) were here this week for a reunion.

Mission to Russia


By the time you receive this message several of us will be in the air, on the way to Russia. Our mission will take us beyond the Ural Mountains Barnaul, Siberia, where we have a branch school. Those traveling with me are Brad Pruitt, SIBI CFO, Jerry Sisemore, long-time Barnaul School of Preaching Director and Roger Pritchett, Missions Minister at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. We will be teaching at the school of preaching and doing a seminar on church planting for the congregation, in addition to addressing some important legal issues concerning the registration of the school and its facilities.

We will be gone about two weeks and request your prayers for the following:

--for safety in travel as we fly Aeroflot 14 hours to Moscow and then another 4 hours to Barnaul

--for the faculty and students of Barnaul School of Preaching

--for the Barnaul Church of Christ as they evangelize and prepare to plant a new congregation

--for wise decisions regarding facility and school registration issues

--for receptive hearts among the lost in Russia to receive the gospel as it is shared by our students



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