Below are several posts made on the FaceBook pages of Dan W. Dunn and Warren Lathem, in reverse chronology.. You can also see most of these on the Facebook, Partners in Prayer for Venezuela Now. Check it out.
Warren Lathem, President of the Seminary:
Had a great time with 9 of the students who came to our house after Seminary to play basketball and we fed them. Learned that this weekend the UMC Bishop, Juvenal Perez, will be in town to baptize about 50 new believers in the local Ondas de Paz UMC. This one church now has 11 students enrolled in the Seminary, many of whom will go on to plant churches. This week is beginning to more and more sound like the Book of Acts!!!
Academic Dean and Missionary Dr. Dan W. Dunn shared this yesterday on the Partners in Prayer for Venezuela Now FaceBook prayer page. Please go to it, read about the prayer and praise reports and "like" and become a Prayer Partner for this Kingdom Work God is doing in Venezuela!
Dan Dunn, Academic Dean,
God is so good! One of the pastors in class this week just shared with me that he his principal congregation has founded a new congregation - the first Sunday there were 4 people in attendance - the next Sunday there were 3 - the following week they did an intensive evangelistic campaign utilizing puppets, drama, and other means to share the good news of Jesus' love, and the following Sunday there were over 80 people in the new church, with 11 people making first-time decisions to follow Jesus - THIS is why we do what we do here - God is so good!
Warren Lathem , President
Thank you for your prayers. Today: Gospel of John Inductive Bible Study Class and Dan as he teaches, Housekeeping/Administrative work for me. Meeting with the Master's Committee tomorrow. Teaching Preaching for a Response II in Nirgua on Saturday. Pray for Donors in the US to help advance this Kingdom Building work in Venezuela. Amazing testimonies: e.g. a student who took Dan's evangelism class, implemented what he had learned, instructed his congregation in a method of evangelism, went to the local hospital to minister to the families waiting on the outside (no family/waiting rooms in hospitals here) and on one Saturday they led 150+/- people to Christ!
Dan W. Dunn, Academic Dean and Professor
you would think that after all those years I would stop trying to put God in a box! - the class I am teaching this week fulfills a course requirement that about half of our students have already fulfilled, so I was expecting between 10 and 15 students this week - 29 students came, and 8 of them are NEW STUDENTS - I am very thankful for this - please continue to pray, and thank for your prayers - they are definitely making a positive difference,
Dan W. Dunn:: a good start to the day so far at the Wesleyan Seminary of Venezuela - students are trying to discern what the central/overall message of John's gospel is, in 25 words or less; they are also trying to respond to a question I posed to them concerning what John wanted his readers to DO in response to his message - a correction concerning number of students - we have 28 students in the class instead of 29 - one of the pastors who was here yesterday was simply visiting with his friend Jesus Rivero.