Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Critical Decision

The Directors of the Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela met Saturday to discuss the future of the Seminary and the necessary funding. The good news is that gifts and loans have made it possible for us to pay off the purchase of the seminary in February. We will have a debt of about $150,000, but that is great considering the purchase cost was about $350,000. Also, we have made significant progress in getting the property ready for January seminary: water system, electrical, boys and girls dorm improvements, etc. However, we have simply run out of funds.

Additionally, one of our primary donors has had to cut our support by 55% due to economic conditions in their church.
Now we are faced with a critical decision. We must have $15,000 to be able to have seminary in January. Tnis money is necessary to purchase required mattresses and bunk beds, kitchen appliances, plates, silverware, pots and pans, tables, chairs, etc. We simply do not have the money.

So after much prayer, discussion and discernment, we decided to put a "fleece" before the Lord. We are aking God to provide the $15,000 by January 5, 2009. If the money comes in, we will be able to go ahead with semin
ary. If not, we will have to postpone classes until March, assuming the money is raised by then.

If God speaks to your heart as you read this post and you want to be a part of this vital ministry, please send your gift to Venezuela Now, Inc. at PO Box 1655, Duluth, GA 30096.

May God richly bless you as we celebrate the Christ Child who has brought us salvation and calls us to share this Good News with the world!

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