Quito School of Biblical Studies (QSBS)
In Spanish, it is known as Escuela Quiteña de Estudios Biblicos (EQEB). The Southgate congregation is actively involved in helping provide financial support for this school which teaches men from all over South America how to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord.
In addition, we also support their web based school.
Baxter Institute is a Christian educational institution. Its sole purpose for existence is to prepare its students to become preachers, teachers, missionaries, and leaders among churches of Christ throughout the Spanish-speaking world. For over 50 years, Baxter Institute has provided ministerial training in a Latin American context. Originally established in Mexico, Baxter later was moved to Honduras. Today there are over 500 graduates of Baxter’s residential program, ministers and families involved in a variety of ministry settings all across Latin America and also in the U.S.
To view an informative pamphlet, click here.
To view the website of Baxter Institute (http://www.baxterinstitute.org/), click here.
Southgate supports the work of Alfred Habashy, who is a 2011 graduate of Sunset International Bible Institute. Mr. Habashy and his family live and work in Cairo, Egypt.
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Southgate has a longtime association with Erik Reyes. Erik is a native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He studied at Sunset International Bible Institute before moving to Mexico, Ecuador, and then Bolivia. Erik was part of the Sucre mission team working alongside four other families to plant a church & cummunity center. He moved back to the U.S. in 2015. His mission work now is the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He is working on a project bringing unity in the Iglesia de Christo through prayer and service to one another, creating a network of Spanish speaking churches. Erik has three wonderful children: Zion - 15, Mia - 13, and Nathan - 8.
The Southgate congregation currently supports two missionaries in Mexico, Armando Gonzales Hernandez and Jose Santiago Guiterrez. They both live in the Aquismon area and both preach to local Indian tribes in the area. There are several small congregations consisting of a few natives which Jose and Armando visit and help in the area.
The Southgate family supports the Monterrey Radio Program, a very successful evangelistic effort in Monterrey. The radio broadcast covers a very large portion of Mexico.
World Bible School
You. Sharing Jesus.
Our mission: To share the Good News of Jesus with the world's lost by motivating and equipping everyday Christians to use interactive Bible studies effectively.
WBS is one of the most proven, cost-effective means of equipping Christians to fulfill the Great Commission. The ministry has taught millions of truth-seekers by mobilizing tens of thousands of everyday, volunteer Christians.
WBS teaching is something Christians of all ages can do on their own as a WBS Study Helper. Churches can use WBS programs to equip their members and involve them in evangelism.
WBS Study Helpers provide Bible lessons to Students, encourage them and guide them to grow in faith and knowledge. They can share Jesus with web-based lessons as online friends. They can also use printed lessons by mail like spiritual “pen pals”. WBS can often help them connect their Students with local Christians for further study, fellowship and even baptism.
WBS’ Bible lessons provide pure Bible Truth. They share the Good News of Jesus, the plan of salvation, how to develop a personal relationship with the Lord and Christian living. Learn more.
WBS By the Numbers
- Over 1.5 million studying the Bible at a time.
- One student enrolls every thirty seconds.
- Students in all the world’s 200-plus countries.
- Some 8,000 volunteer, everyday Christians sharing Jesus with WBS.
- Just $1.00 given to WBS lets one soul study the Bible. Learn more.
- Each year, about 18,000 WBS Students request baptism. (That’s one baptism request for every $77 given to WBS.)
Learn more about how you can share Jesus with WBS.
World Bible School has two domains (.net and .org) on the internet. WorldBibleSchool.net is geared toward teaching others; WorldBibleSchool.org is used to sign up for lessons or to learn more. The two sites link to each other, so you can start on either one.
Harold Smith oversees the World Bible School effort at Southgate. You may contact him at 325-949-0632 or [email protected].
Eastern European Missions
The Southgate family supports EEM in their effort to place Bibles and Bible class curriculum into the public schools in Russia and the Ukraine.
Worldwide Spanish Literature Ministry
Southgate’s focus in missions is toward the south, especially among Spanish-speaking nations. We have traditionally supported this good work which provides translated materials in the Spanish language.
South Sudan Trade School
Brothers Denis Cady and Chuck Denis support this foundation, which supports mission works in many places. Chuck and Denis are members of the Faith Village congregation in Wichita Falls. We have regularly supported their efforts to educate men in a trade school. In addition to this school, these students are introduced to the Lord and attend the church located on the facilities of this Trade School compound. Many families have been converted to the Lord in this poor and persecuted country.
AIDS Orphan Mission
Sam & Makeabetsoe Molao live in Maseru, Lesotho. Milt knew Makeabetsoe as Nono when she was a child. This amazing couple found 30 or more young orphans living in a village called ha Au. There were several grandmotherly ladies trying to take care of these children who range from youngsters to some teenage girls. This couple, using their own money, adopted these children and helped them get placed in schools. There are no public schools in Lesotho.
They were able to help these children, providing food and clothing, in addition to helping get them enrolled in schools. They were able to convert many of these grandmotherly ladies and have started a congregation in ha Au. They have expanded their outreach, not only to ha Au, but also to a village called Liolong where a small struggling congregation is located.
These are not our missionaries, but they minister to this congregation and help in bible classes in both ha Au and Liolong.
Mission Trips by Members
Southgate sent Robert & Brittany Stover, Lacy Jenkins and Chandler Cole to Quito, Ecuador, to help with a VBS in the church camp there. We also helped send Angela Ward, Hannah Ward and Elise Stanley to Antigua for a mission trip.