One Fine Day

One Fine Day

One Fine Day!

Oh Saturday, you should have seen it! We celebrated three amazing events: the Grand Opening of the Richard Heinrichs Memorial Library, the Grand Opening of the Ministry Training Institute building, and the 23rd graduation of MTI.

We expected a crowd of 50 for the Grand Opening of the seminary building and had closer to100. Richard Heinrichs’ brother, Wes Heinrichs, was on hand to cut the library ribbon, while Dave Heinrichs, Richard’s son, gave some of Richard Heinrichs’ Agua Viva history.

On hand to share in the festivities for the MTI building were several from the group from Valley Christian Center in Dublin, California, a group who has had a sizeable role in the building’s construction. After some thoughts by our Agua Viva founder, Chuy Davalos; our Board President, Daniel Dyk; our Executive Director, Brent Searway, and VCC participant and Board Member, Dennis Ackley, the ribbon was cut!

The building is beautiful! Be sure to check out the photos. (Facebook photo gallery links are at the end of this article.)  So many of you were so integral to the completion of that building and we are so so grateful. Please be blessed, knowing that your work was not in vain.

And the graduation! 23 students were present and seven of them graduated from the third level, prayed over, annointed with oil and commissioned to be Workers of the Lord. Three of those gave their testimonies: Norma, who is of the Chol people near Guatemala, who hopes to one day translate the discipleship study Firm Foundations into the Chol language; Moises, who hopes to pastor a missions-minded congregation; and Tina, who wishes to serve as a missionary in Morroco before returning to her beloved state of Oaxaca.

This was a very fine day, where God let us see a little glimpse into His view—how He brings people together for a time to do something significant to extend His kingdom. To Him be all the honor.

We have more photos on our Facebook page.  Take a look at our ribbon cutting photo gallery and our MTI graduation cerimony photo gallery.