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Sunday, December 04 2011
The 2011 graduating class of the Peru Bible (called a promotion in Spanish) chose to name their promotion “Jonathan Edwards.” This great preacher of the early 1700s was one of the catalysts of the great awakening and revival fires.  Six men graduated from the four year college in Arequipa Peru that has been training men and sending them around Peru and also other continents since the early 1990s. 
 
These six graduates will go back to work with their pastors and will soon be taking major roles in their churches as well as starting new churches. The sword is the Valedictorian award for the college. It signifies superior effort and results in studies as well as his personal testimony and spirituality.   
 

The Peru Bible College offers a full four year on campus education and specialized training for missions and ministry. Most of its alumni are church planting missionaries, pastors and professors at the college. See the Joint Ventures page for more information.

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Saturday, August 06 2011

I have made two trips to Santiago Chile to stay with Jason and Lori Holt at their home in the Maipú region of Santiago.  They are church planting missionaries that are utilizing a strong mission church and Bible college to train men for the ministry.   They use a combination of course work and hands on training to prepare the men for the ministry.  The second stage of the work involves discipleship and the formation of a church congregation in a strategic portion of the city.   MJVI is actively supporting the effort to purchase church land in growing areas knowing that men will be trained and congregations formed in the future.  Why is this good strategy?

It is proactive:  A ministry that plans ahead to this level is expecting growth and is planning for it

 It’s ahead of the market:  As a community or area of a city grows and improves its property values go up.  Raising funds ahead of the specific need and buying property before its price escalates is leverage

Its buying power:  If cash is king then we should run with kings and not with debt.  A cash buyer is powerful and usually gets a better deal.

It attracts supporters:  I support plans that make sense and most of the business and career people I work around do the same

 The land in Chile project is found under JV Opportunities.  Support the fund then go visit the work.

 

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