A few years ago, a good friend presented material on conflict resolution. He introduced the subject by comparing the similarities of police officers and preachers. Unusual, but the truth could not be denied.
Among several points, one stood out connected to leadership, “We desire to help others.”
Obviously, this post is not about someone who holds any position with the wrong motives. It is simply to say, the majority of those involved in either field do so because they want to help others.
We need to ask ourselves, Are we leading to help others?
What began as a mission field less than a decade ago for a handful of American missionaries, is now seeing the fruits of their labors after years of hard work in Asuncion, Paraguay. So often it is reported that when foreign missionaries return home the congregations they leave behind begin to face an up hill battle in an effort to keep on laboring for the Kingdom. However, for the three existing congregations in Asuncion, Paraguay there is now a step in the right direction in order to keep the work moving forward. On February 7th the congregation located on Sacramento and España graduated the first of what we pray will be many Bible students from the Academia Biblica under the Bear Valley Bible Institute – International extension program.
The future of the extension school in Paraguay continues to move forward. Troy Spradlin and his wife Andrea have returned to South America after a few weeks in the United States after raising the support needed to fund the up and coming Beta class of 2015. What that means is, incoming students that need the support will have the funding to be able to study at the academy in Asuncion and hopefully become an asset to the future of the church not just in Paraguay but Latin America. Bro. Spradlin has informed us that there is funding for at least 5 full time students and that is good news. Please note that the cost of each student is $300 per month.