I went downtown yesterday with Huberto to buy him his graduation present at the “Plaza de Tecnologia,” or, as I like to call it, the Mexican Best Buy. It’s a huge building (it takes up like a city block) with a bunch of electronics kiosks in it.
In the maze of corridors, you can find anything you want that has to do with computers. It’s totally an experience to go into the crowded place with everyone yelling at you asking you what you are looking for, what you need, etc. Huberto had gotten some stuff stolen when he was at a youth drug rehabilitation center visiting one of the students in his ministry, so we replaced some of that stuff for him for his graduation gift.
Anyway, at the Fine Arts Palace (Palacio de Bellas Artes), they had these huge bronze heads outside, and I got a picture with them. We also got a picture of Huberto kissing one of them.
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Here’s a video of the 2008 graduation at the Mexican Baptist Theological Seminary, which included the graduation of the first student from the Center for Youth Ministry with a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry.
You can read my thoughts about the day here.
(Here’s a larger version on Vimeo)
Today was the last day of class at the seminary for this school year. I’ve got a flood of emotions inside. I’m excited, proud, reflective, a little sad, emotional, happy, and all kinds of other things that I can’t describe.
If all goes according to plan, and all of the work gets turned in, Huberto will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry. He’ll be the first certified graduate in youth ministry in Latin America. In my opinion, he has definitely proven himself as a leader and great youth pastor.
I’ll write more about it later, but for now, I wanted to say how crazy it is that four years have gone by, and we are finally seeing some fruit from the labor.