ITL recently celebrated their first graduation. The activities were also connected to the second annual ITL Lectureship, which was a huge success. The report about the event is located here. The graduates are now set to begin their new work in two locations. More information is below.
The ITL team, "Team San Cristobal, Alta Verapaz," is now back on ITL's campus making final preparations to move. The men (Francisco, Wilder and Abner) traveled to San Cristobal last week to secure housing. The ladies remained here at ITL. Thankfully, they were able to make some positive contacts for housing when they surveyed the town a few weeks back. The men returned to ITL with housing now secured. Our next step is to help them make the final move. This will probably take place after the Easter break. Everything pretty much shuts down here next Wednesday and will not reopen until Monday.
The area where the team is going is located about 20-30 minutes from Coban. Once the church is planted there, this will make only 3 congregations in this very large area. One of the congregations is where Darvin Alvarez, an ITL instructor, preaches. We believe he will be a great source of support for the ITL team. The other congregation is a small struggling one that hopefully, in time, our students may be able to help.
Edras and Aries may be changing plans as to where they will work. Their original plans were to work in Santo Tomas de Castillo. However, they are visiting a congregation this weekend in La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango for consideration. Some brethren from this congregation were at the lectureship and graduation and made their desire known that they would like to have an ITL graduate to come and work with them. The only thing they can provide at this point is housing, which is a start. We will have to let you know more on Edras and Aries after we talk with them the first part of next week.
We will close for now. Hopefully, this will give you a little more info about the team. We will keep you posted as things develop.
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