Dear Friends and Family of Vision and the ITEN,
I got some interesting emails this week. Two were from overseas, and one from a distance student. I hope you take a moment to read this… it is insightful and moving.
First from Africa:
Morris Yeedoun is a very hard worker, devoted to Christ, his family, and Vision. Morris has his Bachelor and Master from Vision International University and oversees our West Africa Schools. Recently he has opened a fulltime Bible College and vocational college and headquarters of Vision in his home village. We have hundreds and hundreds of students, passionate for Christ, studying in Western Africa, with hearts to plant churches, start schools, develop counseling ministries, and leadership in church and marketplace… Thanks to the great leaders of Pastor Morris under Dr. Steve Mills… Lives are being transformed.
I received the faxed covenant assessment from Dr. Randy and Dr. Manon Gurley, in cooperation with Dr. Paul Hi, for our new Chinese Bible College which already has over 1,000 students. Dr. Joshua, our China leader, has a vision for 10’s of thousands of students… using our four years of curriculum and he will champion the translation of our materials in Chinese.
Dr. David Rodriguez
Dr. David Rodriguez is a pastor, professional counselor and teacher. His Doctorate is in ministry, but wanted more training in counseling and enrolled in our Master of Arts in Christ Counseling; he completed his masters this week. He is thrilled with the quality of education Vision provided, even though we are not USDE accredited… though National Accreditation would be a cherry on top of his outstanding educational experience.
So why am I presenting this information to you… well, it is to toot our own horn, and to share again how vital a work the Vision/ITEN is… and to remind you of…
Our Matching Fund
As you know, a dear friend of Vision, who gives direct assistance to our Ethiopian Outreach, Craig Olson has committed $25,000 as a matching amount for 2015 (by Thanksgiving) and Drs. Jerry Hour and Ann Omachi have committed $10,000, for a total of $35,000. Our goal is to match that, with the help of generous givers like you and me… for a total of 70k or more… and I believe we can do it. Of course, I need your help… over the course of the next two weeks, I will be calling you to discuss Vision and our needs… our African outreach needs our support, our Chinses need our support… in other words, they look to Vision to keep going, get materials translated, and get accredited… and we just cannot do it alone… so, I hope when I call you will:
Take my call… or call me first because you are so excited to give!
Have a figure in mind
Sow your good seed into our great soil for Africa, China and leaders here and abroad… for the Glory of God. You will be hearing from me soon.
Dr. Stan DeKoven
P.S. We have already received over $4,000 towards the 35k… Praise God
“The Whole Word to the Whole World”