Friday, February 13, 2015

2 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS PART 2

2 Important Announcements (Part 2)

Second Announcement:

As the SEA becomes independent, we are also changing our Mission Board. Believers Bridge is a Mission that provides a bridge for crossing from a need to a solution. That work in regards to the SEA is done, we will not be working here as part of a “foreign” board, we will be working with the SEA.

It is like a church planting a daughter church. There comes a time when the new church becomes independent. There is still a very special relationship between the two churches and there always will be. But the new church is a real stand-alone church. In much the same way, Believers Bridge has planted, nurtured, cared and provided for the SEA, but now the SEA is stepping out into the world. It is a proud moment for all of the parties.

As far as our relationship with Believers Bridge, it is coming to an end this month. Although in some point in time we may work with them again in starting a new work. We are burning no “Bridges”.

We are happy to announce that we have a new Missionary Agency assisting us, with administration and office work in the US! World Outreach Ministries, Inc. will serve as our home office. They will send Tax Deductible receipts to our supporters and facilitate Online donations from anywhere in the world

2 WAYS TO DONATE

1. Online Donations 
Select Mike & Tammy Riggs #400
(USA & International Cards accepted)

2. Mail Checks to 
World Outreach Ministries
P.O. Box B
Marietta, GA 30061
(designate for Mike & Tammy Riggs #400)

We want to make it clear that we are continuing and even EXPANDING our ministry in Peru.  This
is just an administrative step that will help us in many ways.

WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR LOYAL PRAYERS AND SUPPORT AND THANK GOD FOR YOU ALL ALWAYS!
   

2 Important Announcements! (Part 1)

First Announcement:

 In 2007 we began to work with Believers Bridge, Our one over-riding goal  was to do whatever God would lead us into in such a way that the work would be able to be a Peruvian ministry.

 That was behind all we did as the Lord led us to found the Evangelical Seminary of Apurimac (Seminario Evangélico de Apurímac or SEA) in 2011.

We are proud to say that the first big step into this independence has been taken! In December of 2014, the staff, faculty and students of SEA voted to elect their first Board of Directors.
  • Mike will remain for at least two more years as the General Director 
  • The SEA has yet to become fully self-supporting 
    • (like all colleges will always need donations, but the goal is for the funds to come from Peruvian sources in the future).
  •  The new Board is in the process of putting the SEA in line with other Peruvian Institutions, so: 
    • The SEA will be formally recognized as a degree granting college, and will be able to get State benefits (access to statewide education funds for improvements, for example).
    •  The SEA will also be able to receive items from abroad without paying exorbitant taxes or risking the impounding of said items.

It is as if our child has gotten her first job and we are so proud of the leadership of the new Board. Step one has been taken.