SECOND-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS
Abraham and his wife, Thanis, live in Cancún, Mexico and work with the Cancún church of Christ. Abraham participates in the ministries of evangelism, teaching, directing worship, and visitation. Thanis works with the ladies’ program and also with children’s classes.
Leonardo lives in Managua, Nicaragua, and attends the Barrio San Judas church of Christ, where he has been a member since his baptism in 2008. He has participated in various ways in worship, music, counseling, evangelism, evangelism, and deaf ministry.
Leonardo, his wife Dayana, and their children Marcos, Pablo, and Ricardo, live in Merida, Venezuela, where they meet with a small house church in their neighborhood, due to restrictions of the pandemic. Both have active roles in this new group, evangelizing, visiting, and responding to the needs of the group as best they can. Leonardo has more than 20 years of music, directing worship and singing.
Bismarck, his wife Tania, and their children Bismarck Ezequiel and Emily attend the Las Mercedes congregation of Managua, Nicaragua. Bismarck has worked various years in education, including his time as assistant director of secondary education of the National Institute Salomon Ibarra. Bismarck works in his congregation in visitation, preaching, Bible classes, and counseling.
Reinner, his wife Ariana, and their children Juan Sebastian and Juan José attend the Valledupar church of Christ, in Valledupar, Colombia. Reinner has been part of the leadership team there, and is passionate about street evangelism. He wants to help establish two new congregations in other areas of his county.
Alejandro and wife Jenniffer meet with the members of the Rene Polanco church of Christ in Managua, Nicaragua. Alejandro has been very active in various aspects of the church and especially likes preaching and teaching Bible studies to adults, youth, and children. He also helps with benevolence, visitation, and counseling.
Juan and his wife live in the city of Tulua, Colombia, where they are part of the Juan 23 congregation. Juan has taken part in most of the various ministries of the church, including music, worship, teaching, and youth activities, as well as helping in some national church events.
Yheison and his wife Grecia live in the city of Piritú. They work in two different congregations–Turen and Piritú. Since he was young, Yheison has taken part in church leadership, doing whatever necessary to help those small churches grow in tough times. He and his wife have one daughter and are expecting another this year.
Estéfani and her husband, Marco, live with their children Kiara and MIcaias in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Recently they moved to that city and have started to collaborate in ministry there. Before that, they served in two congregations in Potosí and Sucre, Bolivia. Estéfani has worked in evangelism, children’s classes, and visitation.
Elizabeth is originally from Venezuela, but now lives with her husband, Yamil, and their children Aristides and José in the city of Medellin, Colombia. They worship with the Los Colores congregation, where Elizabeth works with the ministries of the youth, children, Bible classes, and evangelism, as well as small groups.
ALUMNOS BECADOS DE PRIMER AÑO
ROSSE ELEMM ARISTIZABAL
Rosse lives and works in Caracas, where she was a chemistry professor. She is taking a break for two years to study full-time at TIBI and prepare herself to continue to serve in the congregation of El Silencio. She says she likes to focus on guiding, orienting, and forming people to worship and serve God.
JESUS ALFREDO BLANDIN PRIETO
Jesus, his wife Joelys, and their daughter Natalia, live in the city of San Francisco, to the west of Venezuela. They worship in the San Francisco church. Jesus has served in various ministries there such as evangelism, counseling, Bible classes, and cell groups.
GREGORY ALEXANDER BRACHO LUGO
Gregory lives in the city of Guacara, Venezuela, a church established relatively recently. He works in the church leadership there, and various activities. He is a widower, with four children. He has already taken several courses with TIBI, before beginning now full-time.
JESUS CASTELLANOS DIAZ Y ARELIS CHIQUINQUIRA CAÑIZALES DE CASTELLANOS
Jesus and his wife Arelis live in San Francisco in the western part of Venezuela. They work with the Sierra Madre church of Christ, where they are very involved with ministries such as benevolence, teaching classes, and visitation.
LUIS ANGEL CHAVEZ MINGA Y AIDEE LORENA MENDOZA PAREDES
Luis Angel and his wife Aidee Lorena live in the San Martin de Porres neighborhood, in the city of Quito, Ecuador. They participate in the congregation of Quito Sur. They are relatively new in the church, after living in Tabacundo and Manabi and working in those churches or 12 years. Now they are plugging into the church of Quito Sur, during the pandemic.
ALEXANDER JOSE DUIN MUJICA
Alexander, his wife Edgmar, and their son Adriano live in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. They participate actively in the Barquisimeto Centro church, where Alexander likes to work in field work, evangelism, and edification of the church body. They want to help establish a new congregation in José Felix Ribas.
ALEXANDER RAMON DUIN
Alexander and his wife Mirtha live in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where they serve and participate in the new congregation of La Ribereña in Barquisimeto. They have taken part in almost every area of ministry there, although Alexander says his favorite areas are visitation and doing benevolence.
VICTOR JOSE GONZALEZ CORDERO
Victor, his wife Estéfani, and their children Mathias and Marcos are originally from Venezuela, but they moved to the city of Ilo, Perú in 2018. They participate actively in the church of Christ there, in areas such as preaching, benevolence, and evangelism. Lord willing, they have the desire to open a new church in the Moquegua region a short distance from Ilo.
MELVIN ANTONIO MUÑOZ SANTIAGO
Melvin, his wife Indira, and their children Matias and Eva live in Merida, Venezuela. They attend the congregation of Tabay, where both are active in various ministries, such as youth classes and cell groups.
OSCAR JOSE PEREIRA TOVAR
Oscar, his wife Isabelina, and their son Noelberth in Carúpano, in eastern Venezuela. For years, Oscar and Isabelina have been part of the working church team of that city, establishing various congregations through the years. Now they focus on the Canchunchú congregation, where they serve in practically every area of congregational life.
ELIEZER FRANCISCO PEREZ GUERRERO
Eliezer, his wife Darling, and their daughter Eliette live in the city of Nindiri. Eliezer says that Darling and Eliette grew up in the church. Now they attend the Piedra Quemada congregation, where they have served in the ministries of worship, small groups, classes, and benevolence.
CECILIA MARGARITA RIOS TAVARES
Cecilia and her husband Nicolás live in Trujillo, Perú–she is from Perú and he is from Uruguay. Currently they attend the church in Trujillo, although during the pandemic they have worshipped by Zoom with several other congregations in Ecuador. Cecilia has collaborated in the past with TIBI as an online course facilitator.
JESUS FRANCISCO ROJAS RODRIGUEZ
Jesus and his wife Roiza live in the city of Carupano and are part of the same work team as Oscar (above). But they attend and help lead the Playa Grande congregation in another sector of the city. Jesus has preached for several years in several churches there. Both are active with classes, evangelism, and benevolence.
NANCY ELIZABETH SUATUNCE CHUSIN
Nancy lives in the city of La Maná, Ecuador, and attends the church of Christ in that city. She is active in the ladies’ group in that church, also helping plan national activities for ladies of the church in Ecuador.
También pedimos que oren por los demás alumnos. Tenemos unos cuantos que no estudian tiempo completo, pero que toman varios cursos cada ciclo con nosotros, como Carla Lowe, Gabriela Guzman, Laura Alvarado, Gerson Maigua, Laudymar Cordero, Danny Quintero, Kelly Gutierrez, Enrique Perez, Katherin Rojas, Arnold Camacho, Elieth Flores, Bayron Alonso, Nekel Barbosa, Karen Palacios, Jackson Sanchez, José Suatunce, Harold Peralta, Lucila Mejia. Son adiciones importantes a nuestro programa, y estamos contentos tenerlos, junto con los becados.
También, disfrutamos tener colegas y alumnos de otros institutos como el Instituto Bíblico de Latinoamérica, Mexico (IBLAM) y el Instituto Bíblico de Baja California (Enseñada).
Pedimos sus oraciones por estos alumnos, sus matrimonios, sus familias, y sus iglesias. Los estudios y las obligaciones de las iglesias ocupan mucho tiempo y ellos enfrentan todos los desafíos de lo que es el ministerio y la vida normal. Y por supuesto todo se ha complicado ahora con la pandemia.
¡Dios nos ha bendecido ricamente con estos hermanos y estas hermanas!