2019 March Newsletter
SRL SEMINARIAN IS NOW A PASTOR AT TENTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
In 1999, Dr. James M. Boice, then Pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, prayed with his congregation for Dr. Noé Acosta on the first SRL (then GTC) mission trip to Colombia. He encouraged Dr. Acosta to plant a Reformed Seminary in Bogotá. One of the students in that seminary was Enrique Leal (pictured at left) who now is serving as a pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. SRL Board of Trustees is also grateful to this church for its faithful support from the beginning. Dr. Bruce McDowell, one of the pastors, served as Vice-President of the Board, professor, and missionary. He was instrumental in the formation of three PCA presbyteries in Colombia.
Dr. Acosta, with 5 of the first seminarians, Bogotá, 1999. At the center is Pastor Enrique Leal.
YOU ARE INVITED TO DR. STEVEN J. LAWSON’S CONVENTION IN MEDELLIN, JUNE 9 TO 14, 2019.
PLEASE REGISTER AT THE SRL WEB OR WRITE TO INFO@SRLSEMINARY.ORG. Dr. Lawson will demonstrate expository preaching through the entire Gospel of John. Registration fee is $60.00. (You will need to book your best option for air travel and hotel.)Medellin is a modern city with an array of colonial attractions, where many speak English. Translation services are available. Let us know if you will be there (email@example.com).
SRL 20TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET ON MAY 2, 2019 at 7 PM
Westin Hotel, 2974 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746. Keynote speaker, Dr. Liam Goligher, Senior Pastor of Philadelphia Tenth Presbyterian Church. Testimonial, Pastor Enrique Leal. Your encouragement by attending this banquet is profoundly appreciated. The cost is $50.00 per person. Please consider contributing $500.00 for a table of ten and invite friends to learn about this ministry, giving them an opportunity to make an investment for eternity as they participate in the 21st Century Reformation of the church in Latin America. Doors will open at 6:30P.M. Please make your reservation soon by calling 386.589.6350 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRL 2019 Women’s Winter Conference in Medellín
Stacie Gibson, a Biblical Counselor, spoke on the topic of “Putting the Past in its Place.” The women’s encounter event took place on February 15-17. Monica Barnett served as translator. There were 225 women who attended. Stacie writes: The topic was very relevant to many of the women that struggle with forgiveness and are experiencing a lot of brokenness in their relationships. This conference pointed them to the truths of the Gospel and through Christ, they can experience reconciliation. We are grateful to Stacie and Monica for GOING to serve the women in Medellin through the SRL.
“Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God.” (Romans 15:30a NKJV)