Lay Adventist Seminar

by Alfredo Campechano

Dr. Atilio Dupertuis was the guest speaker for the first SAL class for 2013; he presented the lesson which was enjoyable for all the students and made their learning experience a success.

View of the 141 students that attended the first class of SAL on Sat. January 12, 2013 at the Tri-City Adventist School gym, Wash.

Pasco, Wash., February 7, 2013 -

Lay Adventist Seminar classes for this year presented by the Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Ministries started on January 12, 2013 at Tri-City Adventist School in Pasco, Washington. The speaker was Dr. Atilio Dupertuis, who was lecturer at Central American Adventist University, for the School of Theology at Montermorelos University, and at Andrews University. His lesson was “Introduction to Bible Theology.” The given teaching awoke among the 140 registered students a great interest to continue with this traineeship, and a lot of enthusiasm to share it.

SAL (per its abbreviation in Spanish) is an annual seminar that holds a meeting every second Sabbath of the month. The instructors are lecturers from Adventist universities in the United States and Mexico. At the end of the year, the students receive a diploma.

The activity was organized by Pastor Walter Pintos, Upper Columbia Conference Hispanic Coordinator. He counted on the help of his administrative assistant, Vania Schimpf, and of the pastors from the eight Upper Columbia Conference districts.