(Students pray with Zoila [center right] on her last day of class before TUMI graduation)
Zoila is a single mother of five children who runs her own business selling and installing car windshields.
She started taking TUMI Classes in September 2012 at First Evangelical Free Church of Los Angeles under the mentorship of Pastor Pizarro. Shortly thereafter, she also started taking a second TUMI class under mentor, Pastor Delgado at our TUMI-LA Main Campus. Zoila has been able to successfully manage taking two classes every quarter thanks to her eldest daughter who watches the kids while she is away. This has helped her to finish her TUMI studies in only three years!
Zoila is a gifted evangelist. Through completing all 16 Capstone modules, she has grown in her understanding of the gospel and has a new confidence in her ability to discern when the word of God is truly being preached. This new assurance has greatly aided in her own ability to speak and preach the gosepl in various ministry settings.
Before taking TUMI, Zoila had never read a complete book. Now she has grown in her academic skills by reading through all of the assigned textbooks and writing her exegetical papers. Reflecting on her three years at TUMI, Zoila comments, “Through all the studying and teaching, God has used TUMI as medicine for my soul and spiritual growth.”
In December 2014, Zoila became a primary member of a team commissioned to plant Ministerio Cristiano La Viña del Señor, a Hispanic church plant. She graduated a year later, in June 2015, with high academic honors and a Certificate in Christian Leadership Studies.
(Zoila, front left, with fellow TUMI graduates)
(Zoila's graduation tassel is changed by Pastor Delgado as she receives her Certificate in Christian Leadership Studies)
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