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Back to school after 13 years

I recently began to pursue my Master's in education. I had postponed my desire for more formal training for a while, and then with the accident in 2012, going to school was the last thing on my mind.  Over these past few years, however, I have had the chance to teach at various Bible schools in Paraguay and Argentina, and I see opportunities for helping in this area in the churches I am in contact with. I believe that continuing my education will help me to be a better teacher, pastor, and missionary.

Two years before the accident Julie and I founded ICCI, a small Bible-training center targeted at helping Paraguayans to discover their calling and preparing them for ministry. We had to give up this particular dream (although several students continued and are finishing their education this coming year at a sister institution), but training others remains at the heart of what I love doing in ministry. I love to learn, and I also love to help others grow and discover truth about God and about life.  God put incredible teachers in my path during my undergraduate and seminary days, and not only formal training but also informal experiences have nourished my desire to help others grow and discover their God-given potential.

I am enrolled in a two-year program at Universidad Nacional de Itapua, only 10 miles from my house. Our class meets every Thursday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. to learn about creating curriculum, educational policies, technology in education, and research. I hope these tools will help me better serve God and the people to whom I am called to minister. Lord willing, I will walk down the graduation aisle sometime next year.  Thanks for your support.


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