ICP Bible Institute Graduation

Seven men spent six weeks studying theology, missiology, and practical ministry at the ICP training center in El Tambo. Seven different instructors sacrificed time and money to pour into them. The instructors who have taught in previous institutes agreed that this class was the most mature, studious, and serious that they have been with. That assessment is bearing itself out this week as we travel to different villages conducting a medical clinic and searching out people of peace with whom to share the gospel.

I'll post more about the work this week soon. Below is a brief account of graduation day for the students. 

Families and friends of the students began arriving early. That's me trying to get that little kiddos to play with me. He was NOT interested.

Families and friends of the students began arriving early. That's me trying to get that little kiddos to play with me. He was NOT interested.

Three different women's choirs came and participated in the ceremony.  

Three different women's choirs came and participated in the ceremony.  

The seven students preparing for the ceremony. 

The seven students preparing for the ceremony. 

Guests making their way into the auditorium.  

Guests making their way into the auditorium.  

The awarding of certificates. 

The awarding of certificates. 

We took time to pray over each student. This was a particularly emotional and meaningful time for them. 

We took time to pray over each student. This was a particularly emotional and meaningful time for them. 

Another women's choir. 

Another women's choir. 

Cuy (a.k.a. Guinea Pig). 

Cuy (a.k.a. Guinea Pig). 

The churches provide a meal for all the graduates and all who attended (about 70 folks). 

The churches provide a meal for all the graduates and all who attended (about 70 folks).