On Friday night, December 12, the second graduating class of the SBP study center operated by Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia (Grace Baptist Church) in West Columbia, South Carolina received their diplomas. Carlos López, his wife Aidee and Apolonia Armendáriz were all recognized for having completed the three-year program in Basic Bible Doctrine. Each of the graduates spoke briefly, sharing their testimonies of salvation, as well as the way in which the Lord has used their studies to prepare them for future ministry.
Pastor Jacinto Aguilar required the attendance of all of the SBP students in his church, and they were challenged by the graduates to continue to work hard and persevere in their studies. Next year, many of those students will also be receiving their diplomas.