Thursday, August 09, 2007

August Seminary, Finishing Our Fifth Year

August 13, 2007 is the beginning of our August Seminary session with Dr. Leroy Lindsey, Dean of the SeBiMex Theological Seminary in Mexico, City and a favorite visiting professor of Seminario Weselyano de Venezuela students. This class is the last of our first five years of operation. We are still one year away from graduating our first class, meeting the academic requirements for an excellent undergraduate seminary degree.

Please pray for the 50-55 students likely to participate in this week of classes. Also pray for our Dean as he leads the week. And, please pray for Dan Dunn, Professor of Missions and Evangelism and Dean of Students, and Warren Lathem, Professor of Church Ministries and President of the Seminary who will be at the seminary along with the Dean and his wife and Warren's wife, Jane.

While we are in Barquisimeto, we hope to close the final purchase of 10 acres across the street from the Lugar Altissimo Church and future home of the Seminary. We also hope to receive final papers placing the 25 acres surrounding Lugar Altissimo UMC de Venezuela in the name of the Wesley Association of Venezuela, the legal entity that holds the property and assets of our work in Venezuela. Once these properties are legally transfered, we will begin to develop plans for construction of the seminary. We currently have an architect working on our first building and hope to be able to raise funding soon. Please pray for this as well.

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