How to start a bible program


The Quichuas love to celebrate with lots of ceremony. Saturday we drove to Guamote for the inauguration ceremony at a small local church to begin the bible program "FLET." The central office in Quito had called us to participate, because they were not able to attend. When they asked me to "inaugurate" the program I wasn't sure what to do. You're supposed to "cut the ribbon." So I made a small speech and cut the ribbon slowly for the photos. They seemed to be happy with that. Various speeches followed, plus I gave a message, and Faby led some singing. Finally, after about two hours or more, they ended the program by handing out the study books. This course "FLET" is quite popular among the Quichua and seems to be meeting their needs for theological education. May God bless the program.