Our Bible Institute and Ext. Schools began with over 100 students; but in Apanteos Prison, where 173 graduated last yr (1st, 2nd and 3rd yr) riot restrictions totally shut the door! What is impossible for man is not impossible for God. The Lord opened it and gave us 160 (4 groups of 40) 1st yr students! - and from our 3rd yr graduates He raised up 18 pastors - 2 inside each of 9 prison sectors to work with those awaiting 2nd and 3rd yr classes. Then He opened another prison and gave us 77 more new students! Glory!
The attack on Martha’s health led us to key truths about worship and the creative power of words spoken in God’s Presence! Our church is growing, and being strengthened in the Word. Our children's team is training workers from other churches; the hospital team is ministering weekly to the sick and their families, and many receive Jesus the ladies’ team holding Ladies' Seminars in many rural churches, etc. We had Rev. Bill Bakkeby for a 3-day seminar on Biblical Prosperity for pastors/ leaders. He also ministered in other churches with combined sessions of our Bible Institute and that of another church! Of our former graduates, many are now pastors - several have Bible Schools like ours! ‘‘So the Word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.’’ (Acts 19:20 NKJV) Amen!!
Pastors David and Martha Hammonds - El Salvador