It took 2 years of planning, 18 committees (with sub-committees), and 675 registered participants representing 31 countries. A number of these leaders are former students and disciples of ours. We love the Apostle Paul’s admonition to his spiritual son Timothy: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
In the pictures above, the colorful choir was made up of students of the Central American Theological Seminary who appeared in the dress of many nations around the world. Phil decided to play the melody on his trumpet along with the choir to teach the theme song he had written. The chapel of the seminary was packed for both morning and evening services.
15 top mission leaders from North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia provided leadership and instruction in seminars in the mornings and evenings. It was my privilege to lead the theme song I wrote based on Matt. 28, 2 Cor. and John entitled, “Cruzando Nuevas Fronteras” (Crossing New Frontiers). Mix all of the above and you get one of the most significant missions conference in recent memory in the Spanish-speaking world.
The school where Arleen and I taught for 25 years in Guatemala, SETECA (Central American Theological Seminary), was the site of this much acclaimed missions event. I wish that you could have heard the testimonies of our alumni who serve in extremely hostile countries, mostly in the 10-40 window, among Muslims and other ethnic groups. The world has never been more antagonistic to the Gospel, yet GOD…is performing miracles “behind the scenes,” especially with dedicated, born-again Hispanics.
And to think that you have been a part of the above through your faithfulness in prayer and giving. Thank you! Please be praying for our RGBI students these summer months.
Faithfully serving our Risen Savior,
P.S. If you lead a handbell choir, please allow me to recommend a gorgeous arrangement of my Spanish hymn “Himno al Espíritu Santo” (Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven). Published by Concordia Publ. (#97-7387), the arranger is Hart Morris who includes handchimes, guitar and light percussion.