Saturday, August 14, 2010

August at the Seminaro Wesleyano de Venezuela

Wow, what a busy and great month in the Seminary.  It began with an International Leadership Institute national conference in which 32 national leaders were trained to share the learning and wisdom of the ILI here in Venezuela. That was followed by a day-long pastor's conference then the 3rd Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church of Venezuela.  Then we had 45 students taking two courses, one taught by Daivd Cosby and the other by me, Warren Lathem. 

Last night we had the Graduation Dinner where we not only had a great meal and were blessed by the music of the Ondas de Paz MC Worship Team, but hear the moving testimonies of all 11 graduates. Today we will have our second graduation and celebrate the great work God has done in the lives of these graduates through the ministry of the Seminaro.

One example was the testimony of Pastor Antonio Toloza, pastor a great church in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He said, "My church talks about my ministry as 'before and after' attending seminary. It has changed the way I do ministry and it has changed the effectiveness of our entire church."

More will follow, but just wanted to give a quick update.  You can send gifts to:
Venezuela Now, Inc.
PO Box 1655
Duluth, GA  30096

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