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Thank you for visiting the Western District Foreign Mission's Department blog. Our intent is to provide you, the pastors, ministers, and saints of the Western District and the United Pentecostal Church International as well as our friends who would like to visit a place to be informed of events happening in our district and to share their thoughts concerning missions with us. We appreciate you taking the time to look over our site, to read the different posts, and last but not least to share your thoughts.


Missionaries traveling in our district:

May 2012

~Dwane Abernathy - Belize, Central America
~Robert McFarland - Israel/Palestine

June 2012

~Robert McFarland - Israel/Palestine, Middle East
~Jason Long - Nicaragua, Central America

July 2012

~Crystal Reece - Tonga, South Pacific
~John Hemus - United Kingdom, Europe

August 2012

~Crystal Reece - Tonga, South Pacific
~Cynthia White - Jordan, Middle East


Friday, October 28, 2011

~More Photos from the W. H. Dean Bible School in NIcaragua

Day Five

A Great group of guys and hard workers
Thanks for the opportunity to be a part...much appreciated
Ready to begin work
Team Coordinator, Eric Descant
Jerry Powell and Missionary Stephen Nix
Drywall going up on the last wall
Allen Goss, better known as the 'Boss'
Drywall and tape on the last wall 
You think he is missing his wife?
Serious business folks

Another very productive we were getting ready to leave a tropical storm began pelting us with heavy rain along with lightning and thunder; upon arriving back at our hotel we discovered a large political rally in progress (the rain did not deter them from this activity) due to elections occurring in a few day.

Tomorrow is our last day to work on this project. The week is nearly seems that the time has went so quickly. Please pray that we will complete all the goals that were set for the week.

God bless and good night!

More photos tomorrow...

~A Few More Photos from the W. H. Dean Bible School

Day Four

A hearty breakfast before heading out to work
A lot of food to choose from
Enjoying breakfast together
National workers digging a septic tank - no backhoe
Digging down 25 feet by hand
Fortunately for these brethren the work is in the shade

- More photos tomorrow

Thursday, October 27, 2011

~W. H. Dean Bible School/Administration Bldg. - Additional Photos

Day Four

Ready to stir the mud
The mud...stirred and ready to use
I am ready...
A lot of drywall is up and ready for taping
Lights being installed
Looking up the stair and the second floor
The last 'big' wall being constructed
The sign says it all...

Thanks to the Louisiana District 'Men's Ministry' for all the construction projects they have been involved with on the Mission field. Your sacrifice and labor are much appreciated and they are very grateful for your service.

**Note! I sincerely apologize that I did not take any pictures today of the progress on this building...if you can believe this knowing that I had a camera in my pocket. But I was very busy and time slipped away and it didn't even dawn on me until the bus ride back to the hotel that I had no progress photos. 

More photos tomorrow! - Jerry E. Powell

~William H. Dean Bible College/Administration Building, Nicaragua - Progress

Day Three - much progress ! Thanks be to God.

It's time to move drywall
A team effort to get drywall to the other end of building
Moving drywall is not for the weak at heart
Drywall being placed in each room
Get it done right young man
Our of the Nicaraguan church members
The Project Manager making sure it's done right
Hard at work...thanks guys!
Nicaraguan Pastor helping mix cement
The upper floor offices/admin area coming together
Lights and dropped ceiling framework being installed on  first floor
I wonder who wrote this message... he must be missing her
Taping the walls as drywall is being installed
Another productive day ends as darkness settles in on us

-more photos tomorrow

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~William H. Dean Bible College/Administration Building, Nicaragua - Work Continues

-Day Two

Ready to work on Day Two
Walls will soon be up...
Securing the metal studs, progress continues...
And more progress
The 'Outhouse
It's coming together...
Lunch time
Dropped ceiling framework complete in Women's Dorm
Great progress today in the upstairs Administration area
Night has arrived and we are finished for the day
Bro. David Reynolds, thank you for your help. We will miss you!
Time for well deserved steak
Thank you Bro.Nix for taking good care of us...we appreciate
it very much

There is a great need for finances to complete this beautiful project. There are 69 doors and 36 windows that need to be purchased...if you would like to help by purchasing a door(s) or window(s) for $120.00 each please contact me by e-mail at and I will give you information as to how it can be done. This is an opportunityfor you to be a real blessing to the work of God in Nicaragua.

More photos tomorrow...