planning toward internships during the upcoming break. Temple Baptist Institute has about fifteen students who are completing a new course every six weeks, meeting for four hours on Saturdays. Plans are in place for the 5th Annual Soul-Winning & Leadership Conference, where we look to host three preachers from the U.S. and representatives from dozens of independent Baptist churches throughout Nigeria. My regular travels also have not ceased, as I had the honor of joining Missionary David Maskey for an ordination in April at the church he founded.
On April 20th, for the second time in its nearly seven-year history, Truth Baptist Church held a banquet to raise funds for the building of an auditorium on the other half of our church property [pictured]. After a delicious meal provided by the Ladies’ Fellowship, our church members eagerly gathered on the already-existing foundation to pray over the area where we soon hope to erect pillars and a roof, which is all that would be needed to function with a larger meeting place for our church services. Our other fund-raising efforts have raised about $18,000, and we're optimistic about the fact that over $10,000 was pledged from this banquet. Would you consider joining with our church efforts and encourage our folks who have already shown a willingness to sacrifice? In order to start the project with the confidence that we'll be able to complete this first phase, we still need about another $7000. Any contributions sent through our mission board to this building project can be designated as "Auditorium."