Praise to God for a Great Week!

Praise to God for a Great Week!

I am extraordinarily thankful for the week I was able to spend in Medellin, Colombia with the Reformed Seminary of Latin America (Seminario Reformado Latinoamericano or SRL). Last Tuesday through Friday I had the privilege of teaching on the Doctrine of Christ to 15 students from Colombia, Bolivia, and Venezuela (with a guest a couple of times from Ecuador). I was very encouraged by my time there. The Lord was gracious to answer many prayers. Here are a few highlights:
• The students were VERY excited about the books HLPC folk were able to provide. It was a treat to give them these gifts and they were thankful.
• The students of SRL are very bright and hard working. I was impressed with their theological and Biblical knowledge. SRL is doing a great job.
• Another note about the students- they were gracious, warm, and a lot of fun. I was struck by how young they were. This trip took me back to my RUF days.
• I am very glad to report that I felt great all week. My last trip to Colombia with SRL two years ago ended with me feeling a bit under the weather, but God spared me any sickness.
• I came back with a renewed vision for the work of SRL. God is using SRL to bring the Reformation to Latin America by equipping indigenous pastors who will serve a lifetime there. I am glad HLPC is involved in this work.

Thank you again for praying for me last week. God answered many prayers. On Sunday, November 25th, I would like to give a full report on my trip during the School of Discipleship as well as share some pictures

Paul Bankson
pbankson@gmail.com

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).