Saturday, June 25, 2011

Missions Conference in Uripa

Mike was invited to keynote the missions conference of a Peruvian denomination that is committed to planting churches in unreached areas.  The conference was in Uripa, 2 hours away.  A sign of progress--the road between Uripa and Andahuaylas is already halfway paved!
Eveyone knows you put up flags for a  missions conference!

Attendance filled the stadium.



Singing group all in plaid!

Mike with Quechua translator giving a call to plant churches in the unreached areas of Peru


So many responded we had to put them in two pictures!
Pray for these new church planters, that they not become discouraged in their preparation, and that God gives them the ability to speak the Gospel in areas where it is not known.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Visiting professor: Dr. Neil Hegeman

Saturday, May 21st Dr. Hegeman was able to come to teach at the seminary. He taught Philosophy of Christian education. The class structure is that we meet on Saturdays for 5 hours and then throughout the week are assignments to do. (A lot of assignments! I am taking this

course because it is one of the ones I lack. And that is why there have been so few posts.) The material that he presented was challenging for the students, but it also made them feel like "Yeah, this is real!"

The first week's assignments were difficult because they defined philosophy and Christian education. It was definitely a stretch! Then there was a week where we had to cancel class for the elections--which gave a little breathing space to finish the required reading.

The exam for the class is June 18th. Please pray for the students as they have to finish their reading and essays by then. For some of them this is the first essay they have ever written. The older students and the ones from the country graduated from schools with very little requirements. (One older lady is mostly self-educated, but she has a great desire to learn!) The ones who have been to universities and the Mobile Bible Institute are more at home with the assignments. Pray for their encouragement, diligence in their studies, and understanding of the material.

Blessings,
Tammy