We've been hosting students from Taylor University through various programs for the past 8 years. In 2005, when Dr. Gene Habecker became president of Taylor University, he incorporated global engagement as part of the university's vision for student development with the hope of opening ten Global Engagement Centers around the world, and formed the Spencer Centre for Global Engagement and Leadership in 2006. Our ministry in Cuenca has become one of the most developed sites to date. We host students from the Lighthouse program, students who are studying abroad for a semester, and students who are Spanish majors during the summer months. They are housed in the homes of church members, study in our language institute, and with local universities.
On September 27, John was installed as a member of Taylor's Council for the Spencer Centre for Global Engagement and Leadership. We thanks God for the honor and privilege to serve with these distinguished men and women from all around the world.