Newsletter – August 2021

BEAUTIFUL SIX-ACRE CAMPUS AVAILABLE TO SRL IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

For 22 years God has used SRL to kindle a large church reformation in Latin America by providing theological education to thousands of gospel ministers. SRL now has an opportunity to replicate the Latin American model in North America to educate Spanish-speaking pastors in the USA for the purpose of reaching the millions of Hispanics residing here who do not know the gospel, the doctrines of grace, or the 16th Century Reformation. There are very few Hispanic reformed churches throughout the entire country due to the lack of pastors’ Biblical and Theological education.

God has opened the doors by providing a gift to SRL in Houston. SRL has an opportunity to acquire a two-million-dollar campus for only $700,000.00. It has three buildings, including a sanctuary in a prime location on a beautiful 6-acre lot. While many students could visit to attend modules there, the possibility exists to have dormitories for at least 100 students. Those Spanish-speaking students would come from each state of the USA, as well as from Latin America. The modest tuition would include intensive education, room, and board. God has also provided three missionary pastors who will serve as academic directors, administrators, and student mentors. Voluntary professors would teach intensive modules every two weeks and voluntary teachers would teach English on a daily basis to prepare the students to read reformed books and literature that are only available in English. See additional pictures below. The Board of Trustees approved a motion to proceed with the purchase of this property contingent on due diligence. We pray for God’s guidance and for contributors to donate funds or provide a $400,000.00 mortgage loan.

 UPCOMING SRL EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

  1. The Annual SRL Banquet in Orlando on Thursday, September 23, at 7 P.M. EST at the Marriott Hotel in Lake Mary, FL. The cost per person is $50.00. A contribution of $400.00 to sponsor a table for 8 is tax-deductible. Captain Barry Wilmore, an active NASA astronaut, profound Reformed Christian, and SRL conference speaker, will share his tremendous joy as he observed from his space capsule how The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.

  2. Annual Reformation Convention on The Person and Ministry of The Holy Spirit. This is the most significant mega-convention of the Latin American Reformation. It will take place October 18 to 23, 2021, from 6 P.M to 8:30 P.M EST. Among the eighteen speakers, we are honored to have Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. Burk Parsons, Dr. Steven Lawson, Dr. Joel Beeke, Dr. Stephen Nichols, Dr. Thomas Ascol, Dr. David Garner, Dr. Conrad Mbewe, Dr. Sam Waldron, and Mr. Chris Larson.

Close to 400,000 people have checked the registration link, and from all over the world 20,503 have already registered online. The music interludes will include excerpts from the Glory to the Holy One concert comprised of hymns written by Dr. R.C. Sproul, as SRL honors him as the main reformer of the 20th and 21st centuries. This convention will be broadcast online in separate channels for both English and Spanish, without simultaneous translation. Free registration: https://srlseminary.org/2021-convention/.

 

Sincerely in Christ,

Dr. Noé S Acosta, SRL Chancellor


ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE HOUSTON PROPERTY

This physical SRL plant in the USA will be an anchor for the Hispanic church reformation in the USA. Houston alone has a population of 2 million Hispanics, but only 1 Hispanic reformed church. This campus will be to the USA what Medellín is to Latin America. Land property video: https://youtu.be/LtENipkHci0

 


Your prayers are deeply appreciated.

Dr. Marty Schriefer, SRL Board of Trustees, Chairman

 

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