Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pressing Work Preparing for Seminary

A frantic pace is being pursued to get the Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela ready for the classes that begin on Monday, January 26 at 2:00. Academic Dean David, wife Carol and Ministry Assistant, Sam are working diligently to get the proerty prepared for our first classes on this site. Great help is also being given by people like Bishop Juvenal Perez and Pastor Carlos Perona pictured here with his son.

"Thank you" to all whose financial gifts made this frantic work possible. 50-60 students will gather on this new property and be instructed in the best possible tradition of the Wesleyan movement. We pray they will leave with informed minds and hearts warmed by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in order to win the entire country and the world for Christ.

Pray for Dean David as he will be teaching the class even though he is still recovering from should surgery and knee replacement surgery.
Pray for the students to arrive safely.
Pray for security of all involved.
Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit on this first class which will set the torn for all the years and classes to come and impact the work of the Kingdom in Venezuela.
Pray for Anna as she and her helpers prepare the meals for the students.
Pray for Ana as she and her crew clean and serve the students.
Pray for Carol as she hosts the students and serves the students and staff.
Pray for Sam as he serves as Registrar and runs a thousand errands.

Also pray for God to lead Dean David to find a family who can live on the property and take care if it, especially when seminary is not in session.

One final prayer request (this time!): Pray for the Dinner for Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela to be held on March 20 at 7:00 at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in Johns Creek, GA, USA.

Pastor Carlos Perona and his son at the Seminary. Pastor Carlos and his wife, Dr. Maria Perona, both received their seminary degrees in August, 2008 from the Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela after 6 years of study.

Plumbers working to make sure all flows well for Seminary.

Preparations for cooking taking place in advance of Seminary.

Dean David
standing in front of the mountain of mattresses recently purchased for the seminaryNotice the sling for the shoulder and the cane for the knee. This former wrestler and football player knows the meaning of "playing hurt!"

Mixing mud for the tiling project in the Bathroom of the Men's Dormitory.

Bishop Juvenal Perez, the first Bishop of the United Methodist Church of Venezuela and a 2008 graduate of the Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela lends a hand in getting the property ready for classes. This Bishop/Pastor is bivocational and makes his living laying tile. Here he is using his temporal skills for a very important spiritual purpose.

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