(Argentina CNSAM). On December 8, 2014 in the city of Guaymallén Mendoza, Argentina there was a very special time in the celebration of the 30th Cuyo District Assembly, recognition of the graduates and an ordination service.
The First Church of the Nazarene in the city of Mendoza received nearly 100 people from the provinces that make up the Argentina Cuyo District to share in these three special moments.
Beginning with the District Assembly which began with a time of praise and thanksgiving to God. The Regional Director, Dr. Christian Sarmiento, shared the Word of god and encouraged the pastors to expand and lift up new churches. Then Dr. Sarmiento led a time of voting for the ministry offices for the 2015 year. The testimonies and pastoral reports were presented. Then a symbolic graduation ceremony from the Semianrio Teológico Nazareno del Cono Sur (Nazarene Theological Seminary of the Southern Cone).The ceremony was led by Rev. Eduardo Velázquez, Academic Dean was held with the following graduates:
Bachiller in Theology: Susan Beatriz Dourron.
Diploma in Theology: Belinda Mabel Fernández and Maria Alejandrina Santos.
At the last, the General Superintendent in Jurisdiction, Dr. Jerry Porter, together with Dr. Christian Sarmiento, the Regional Director; the Field Strategy Coordinator, Rev. Juan José Zani; and the District Superintendent, Rev. Mariano Garay, held the ordination of the pastors: Gisela Estrella and Belinda Mabel Fernández.
The new Elder, Gisela Estrella said: “It was a very moving ceremony, the presence of God was felt in this place. It is wonderful that God continues calling ministers to serve Him. It is an honor to be able to serve Him in the Church of the Nazarene which give opportunity for women who have a pastoral call and vocation to be able to receive this privilege of being ordained as an elder. Thanks be to God for this honor!”
Source: Mariano Garay/Gisela Estrella.
Edited: Susana Cabral.
Translated: Cindy Downey.