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Mexico Trinity Trip

  1. 1. San Pablo Seminary Merida, Yucatan Mexico June 27 – July 7th, 2010
  2. 2. The completed foyer of the Library/Classroom building.
  3. 3. Reasons for this location <ul><li>Seminary’s mission fits with Trinity’s </li></ul><ul><li>Easy travel </li></ul><ul><li>Good accomodations </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks we can complete </li></ul><ul><li>Invitation to come and develop a partnership! </li></ul>
  4. 4. We’ll support church plants in Mexico and Latin America
  5. 5. We’ll support national leadership of the Church
  6. 6. We’ll support the training of leaders
  7. 7. Students!
  8. 8. We go as servants… And as learners
  9. 9. Prioritized Support Areas <ul><li>The following areas of support are listed in order of priority as per the San Pablo President & Staff: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminary staff enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Construction Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of new Men’s Dormitory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student scholarship funding </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. We’ll work on the library. Our goal is to complete the floor/walls in 2 of the sections
  11. 11. Rationale for Library Project <ul><li>The current space is packed </li></ul><ul><li>Over a 1000 books in storage </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete dust must be kept out of the books so floors and walls must be finished </li></ul><ul><li>Should be able to see a completed project </li></ul>
  12. 12. There’s no more room in the current library.
  13. 13. We’ll tile the floor and finish the walls on the second floor in 2 of the library’s rooms.
  14. 14. President Amos showing the need. Cement dust and books don’t go together.
  15. 15. The windows have all been installed since these pictures were taken.
  16. 16. Picture this space with books and students studying to be the future pastors of Mexico and Latin America!
  17. 17. In the future we could work on the men’s dorm which has sat unfinished for 5 years
  18. 18. Other than doing the floor and walls, what else will we do? So glad you asked!
  19. 19. We’ll get to know staff & students
  20. 20. Ed will teach a graduate level class in an intensive session program
  21. 21. We’ll stay on campus
  22. 22. This is the cafeteria where we’ll eat most of our meals.
  23. 23. Great food is prepared here.
  24. 24. Reverse osmosis is used to purify the water
  25. 25. We’ll visit churches where students are assigned for practical education.
  26. 26. Visiting a local church and enjoying a meal together!
  27. 27. Visiting a local church which Ward Church has been a major ministry partner. Dave and Jean Legters help us converse.
  28. 28. Dave Legters sitting next to a standing Mayan sister.
  29. 29. Trips to grasp Mayan culture
  30. 31. Background <ul><li>San Pablo Presbyterian Theological Seminary Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started in 1982 by Dave and Jean Legters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 400 graduates since inception </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students from 20 of the 31 states of Mexico </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many are responsible for church planting after graduation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Others fill the needs of the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 32. We desire to grow our relationship with San Pablo Seminary into a partnership which fosters their goal of training future generations of Christian leaders.