Partnering in Interactive Videoconferencing

It is amazing to see our Executive Director, Truitt Adair (standing), and a classroom of students from the Quito School of Biblical Studies in Quito, Ecuador studying at the feet of Armando Alaniz from the Texas Gulf Coast Bible Institute in Houston, Texas!  Brother Alaniz, who taught at Sunset when I was a student in the late '80's teaches Spanish speaking students in the USA, Central America and South America from the classroom in Houston by interactive videoconferencing.  Armando can see the students and the students can see him and even ask questions in real time.  What an incredible way to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus around the world!

Just as successful businesses have done in recent years, Sunset is reaching people all over the world through this cost effective and efficient method. We have teachers in classrooms and offices in different strategic locations that are teaching those of multiple countries.  More than that, we are connecting congregations with missionaries, ministry training schools to SIBI and supporting congregations and capable advisors with families serving on the missionfield.  What a blessing!

In 2009, we hope to have classes in Spanish at Sunset in Lubbock, Texas.  Our new Dean of Ministry Training in Pan-America, Arthur Puente, will be coordinating this effort and teaching live classes in Lubbock and classes around the world through interactive videoconferencing. It is exciting to think about Sunset in Lubbock having classes in Spanish again!

We are looking for partners to assist us in financing this effort.  The year end is a perfect time to consider making such a financial gift or maybe you will want to include it in your budget in 2009!  It costs money to pay for the cameras and internet time to make these classes possible and it will take money to make the dream of teaching classes in Lubbock in the Spanish language a reality.  With a small investment, you can help us cover the world with the gospel of Christ. If you want to help in this effort, please send funds to SIBI at the following address:

Sunset International Bible Institute

3723 34th Street

Lubbock, TX, 79410

Attn, Dawn Taylor

Just put a note on the memo line or include a note saying that you would like to assist with interactive videoconferencing from Sunset in Lubbock and we will do the rest!  Feel free to call me at 806-788-3250 if you have any questions.