Much of the teaching by LATTE recently has been on the internet instead of in-person. In the past through visiting trips of 1-3 months the professors often were able to model as well as coach students as they began practicing newly taught skills. With less in-person teaching now the professors often find it difficult to evaluate the preaching, teaching, evangelizing and counseling effectiveness of their students.
While here in Colombia teaching it has been possible to observe three students in action as they serve the congregation. For instance, Professor Larry was able to observe an excellent presentation by student Raul as he gave the devotion for midweek service and student pastors Henry and Tonny training new leaders of the congregation and national church. The students also had an opportunity to observe the professor preach one Sunday. The professors are grateful for the multiple blessings of these in-person visits.