Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Graduation

We got to make a very special presentation at our Convivio this past Sunday.  It was so much fun to be able to do this together!

If you look closely at the picture, I am laughing while Ernie is talking.  Why? Well this presentation was supposed to be done in two languages, as we had a Prayer team from Canada there. So I was to do it in English and Ernie would translate.  I got carried away more than once and forgot to let him translate.  My 'paragraphs' were a little much for him. 😏

So what were we explaining? We were telling everyone about our SEAN class and presenting our students to them.
Myself, Ernie, Claudia, Paty and Ale
I told everyone how I doubted that 3 Mexican ladies would come to our house, on time, every week, with their homework done.  Not only did exactly that happen, but they finished the entire course in record time - they did not want a break in between books!!  We were so very proud of these ladies and their accomplishment.  

I further explained that this group contained 3 Evangelicals and 2 Catholics.  How did we study the Bible together? With a firm base of love and respect.  On what basis could we do this? Jesus Christ is the unifying factor.  We both believe in His work on the cross, and we turned to what the Bible told us; not our own denominations.  

When we began we all tended to avoid the areas where we disagreed but as we became more and more comfortable with one another we had some rich discussions on various points of theology.  

So, we were thrilled to be able to graduate three wonderful ladies, women of deep faith, and desiring to grow in that faith.  We are considering what to study next.  They would like to continue to study where there is homework for them; not just to come and chat about Scripture.  Pray for us all as we seek to mature in our faith.
Claudia receiving her diploma
Paty receiving her diploma
Ale receiving her diploma (while I hug Paty)
Our graduating class
For those of you who are unfamiliar with SEAN, it is a Theological Education by Extension (TEE) course on the life of Christ based on the Gospel of Matthew.  It is six books, with tests and exams.  It builds on itself, so one needs to start in book one, and continue on thru book 6.  We have taught this material more than once, and learn and grown each time.  It is available in more than one language, for anyone interested in studying the Word of God in a more systematic form. 



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