Every June, SEMISUD hosts a week-long intensive study on a particular topic. This event is for SEMISUD students, but it is also for pastors and other interested persons from everywhere. This year, the focus was on celebrating 100 years of Pentecostalism in Latin America. Many professors and pastors came from the US to speak along with leaders from all over Latin America. There were about 300 people in attendance seeking to learn more and grow their ministries. Many people rode in buses for several days just to attend this event.
The cost for attendance is $35. While this isn’t much, for the Indigenous pastors, that amount often prevents them from participating. Thanks to our faithful donors, we were able to purchase entry fees for representatives from each of the 8 Indigenous churches in Quito that we work with. After many of the training sessions, Bobby would meet with these representatives to discuss how they could implement these ideas into their local churches. It was a great time of fellowship and growth and we are anxious to see how God uses this experience for the expansion of His Kingdom
We also enjoyed spending time with some of our close friends and family members who came for the event. These included Terry and Marie Johns, Rick and Janice Waldrop, Cheryl Johns, Grant and Janice McClung and others.