As the year comes to a close and I reflect back on the challenges that we met and the victories we obtained, I am grateful to the Lord for His unwavering faithfulness. I would like to highlight some significant moments from 2016.
The necessity for a dependable, multi-purpose vehicle to aid in the ministry had been growing for several years. In 2015 we began fundraising for the purpose of purchasing a used truck in optimal conditions. My home church of Full Gospel Tabernacle held a gospel singing in the local high school gymnasium. Many churches and individuals from across the country contributed to the cause. We were in route to reaching our goal. In the spring of 2016 other donations also came in, and thus we had collected the necessary funds. After prayer and patience, the Lord opened a door and provided a most outstanding and flawless 2010 Toyota Hilux truck for the mission work. I wish to thank all those who labored and contributed to this effort, with special thanks going to my home church and Pastors Tim and Cathy Noble.
Bible School Graduates
We are happy to report two graduates from OBI Bible School in Guatemala: Alvaro Zeledon (Matagalpa) and Victorino Miranda (Leon). Let us continue to pray for these young men as they move forward into their respective ministries.
This year ALMI has reached a momentous milestone in its launching of a cutting-edge ministry training program, better known as the Missionary Apprenticeship Program (MAP). We have undertaken the task of discipling, training and commissioning young men and women for the work of the Great Commission. The students spent two months at Base Camp in Ohio, followed by a month of itineration and subsequently spent two months in Nicaragua. After completing the ministerial curriculum and practicum they received their diploma in Missiological Studies. MAP's inaugural year has been remarkably successful; each student has testified to the unforgettable, profound experiences which have immensely affected their lives, giving them their bearings for ministry. We are delighted to present the first four pioneer MAP graduates:
Let us continue to pray for these ministers as they endeavor to fulfill the Great Commission.
I would sincerely like to thank you all for your prayers and support. As we now look ahead to what 2017 holds for us, I encourage us not to be weary in well-doing. Let us go forward, taking the Kingdom of God by force, bringing in that glorious harvest!! I wish you all a most blessed and bountiful 2017!