Lunch: Yesterday, we had a great lunch with Josue Santos and his family. Josue is the pastor at Dios Es Amor, and we were discussing our relationship with their church and the relationship of the church with the seminary. This church is going to be a vital part of the seminary program to train youth workers. It will serve for the “Obra Practica” as the laboratory where the students will get hands on, supervised youth ministry experience as well as have the opportunity to be mentored in youth ministry. This is one of the distinctives of our youth ministry program, and we are excited about this partnership with Dios Es Amor.
Prospective Student: This morning I met with a prospective youth ministry student. We have less than 2 weeks until classes start, but I am excited that there is some interest in the youth ministry program. Please pray for us in the next few weeks as we prepare for classes. Also pray for this student’s decision as he tries to decide what he should take.
We’re back: Well, we’re home. After a long day yesterday, we finally arrived back at home here in Mexico City. We were both out of the country. Janell went to Florida to see the family, and I went to Kentucky for some YMI meetings. We both had a great time and accomplished many things while we were away, but it is always good to be back. We now are busy preparing…Janell for school with the MKs and Dennis for seminary. Classes at the seminary start the 26th and for Janell, classes start the 30th of August. Please pray for us as we prepare.
CYM Summit: Tomorrow we leave for the States. We’ll be there for a week. Dennis is going to Kentucky and Janell to Florida. The reason to go to Florida is obvious…to see our friends and family there. The reason I’m going to Kentucky is to meet with the leadership of YMI to talk about our formal youth ministry training that we are conducting in 4 countries. It will be a time to talk with the people who are in Kenya, Ukraine, and the US, teaching youth ministry at the formal level in seminaries and Bible colleges. I am looking forward to seeing how God is going to use YMI in the future.
Painting the school: In preparation for Janell’s new job as English teacher at the Mexico City Christian Academy, we went there today to help paint some classrooms. Since I’m really no good at painting, we only finished one room in like 3 hours. We did get some cool Comex shirts and hats from the paint store. Sweet! The campus is very nice, and we are looking forward to seeing how God is going to use this location for His glory.
English CYM site: Finally! You can now read about the Center for Youth Ministry on our brand new English website. Just go to www.ministeriojuvenil.com and click “ENTER” for the English version. If you prefer the Spanish version, you can read that one too.
www.ministeriojuvenil.com: The website for the seminary program is finally up and running! It has been a lot of work, but it looks pretty good. We’ll be tweaking it in the next week, but we are happy with it. It gives all kinds of details about the youth ministry major at the Mexican Baptist Theological Seminary. We are also working on an English version of the website, so keep checking back for it.