Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Seminary starts second year!


This month, SEA, the Seminario Evangélico de Apurimac (Evangelical Seminary of Apurimac) started its second year.  Cayo Cardenas and Walter Ccoicca are teaching the first and second year students in 3 different locations.  There are 16 second year students starting the year with some others to join them after the present course and there are 40 first year students - there was no more room for them!  The students are coming from 9 different denominations and a few independent churches and they represent all ages. There are students from 18 years old up to a couple in their 70s.  

It is exciting to see how the school is growing and even more so when we see that Mike has not been there since November.  God is doing a great thing!


With all of this taking place it is sobering to note that Walter still has less than $130 per month support.  We are excited to see the plans that we hope to develop this year with the SEA and the Bible Institutes, but the reality is that Walter can't continue with so little money.  He is only able to do so now because his family is living in the Riggs house while they are the States.  Unless more support comes in for Walter soon, SEA will have to go to just two locations and will have to drop some students.  Please pray that Walter can get enough support to enable him to keep preparing pastors and church leaders for the Andes.