Tom and I are both heading off this next week to two different parts of Brazil to teach classes for our Wesleyan Bible College’s extension program for 10 days. I will travel by bus 500 miles north to Boa Vista near the border of Venezuela to teach the Pentateuch to about 10-15 ministerial students. Tom will fly to Fortaleza, on the northeast coast of Brazil, and teach Christian Leadership to about 10-15 there. The classes of course continue here in Manaus (Apologetics and Discipleship). Another teacher will be going to another interior village by boat to teach another 10 students. Equipping the saints is a wonderful calling.
Tonight we have three students graduating! It is an odd time for Brazil which usually ends the academic year in December but this class is a very unique class. These are the first students to have written a thesis and defended it. What a major accomplishment. This will also make their degree from our Bible college equivalent to a university degree here.
Currently we are in the middle of publishing the most recent adult/youth Sunday school material. These 26 lessons on the Wisdom and Prophetic books are written by our own Brazilian leaders here. This was an ambitious project to produce our Sunday School curriculum when began in 2013 but it continues to fill a great need among our people. We have a circulation of over 800.