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We ended our academic year with an intensive course combining Missional Theology and Discipleship taught by visiting professor and NAB vice president, Pastor Cam Roxburgh, as well as one of our full-time missionary professors. Once again, we took our classroom on the road for the first week while Pastor Cam was here. For the first time, we visited a Pentecostal congregation where one of our students pastors. This was Pastor Denis’s last class before graduating, and several of his leaders participated with us. After 20 years serving this church as a bi-vocational pastor, for the first time, Denis took formal pastoral training at our seminary. What impressed me most about Denis was his humble attitude. He was never afraid to go back to his church and correct any biblical or theological errors he had made in the past. He also took very seriously the task of studying and interpreting the Bible. As we sat there with his leaders, I was humbled at his love for them and their love for him. It was a beautiful example of how the Kingdom of God brings us together.
A decision was made to have our 2023 graduation at the start of the academic year in 2024. This is not uncommon in Brazil, and it avoids trying to plan a graduation so soon after the end of the academic year in the very intense month of December.
Mission Field News
While Paulo is an NAB partner missionary, he also partners with an organization called TeachBeyond. It uses transformational education to reach people for the Lord. For the first time, I had the privilege of joining Paulo at their Latin American Regional Conference in a city close to where we live. It brought together people from North, Central, and South America, Europe, and South Africa. It was my first multilingual conference where everyone wore stickers on their name tags to show what language they spoke. Once again, what a lovely reminder of how the Kingdom of God brings together people from every nation under the theme of growing together. It was also our first time getting our photo taken by a drone!
Thank you so much for all your support!
Lyndell and Paulo Campbell-Réquia
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