Monday, April 06, 2009

Ministry at Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela

Work continues at the Seminario Wesleyano de Venezuela facility in La Piedad, Venezuela. This work benefits the church in Venezuela in many ways.

While the Seminary property in LaPiedad, Venezuela is used for seminary classes several weeks every year, the facility is being used more and more for a variety of ministries. This past weekend we hosted a local church retreat for over 80 people. Men's retreats, women's retreats, youth retreats have already taken advantage of the tremendous ministry resource.

Currently, Bishop Juvenal Perez is planning the June, 09 Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church of Venezuela. It will be held on the Seminary property. He is also planning a country-wide youth retreat to be held at the seminary.

Seminary, church planting courses, local church retreats, national conferences and national youth retreats require an adequate and comfortable facility. Work continues on improving the facilities for these purposes.

We are so grateful to our many minstry partners in the US who have made it possible for the Seminary to have its own home and provide a location for the seminary as well as these additional ministries. Your generosity is making a difference for Christ in one of the most important places in the Southern Hemisphere.

We also really need to raise $50,000 this year to make the currently needed property improvements. You can help by sending a gift to Venezuela Now, Inc., PO Box 1655, Duluth, GA 30096. The church in Venezuela needs your help and the Lord will reward your generosity.

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