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WorldVenture sees how the gospel can be a catalyst for justice in the world.  Karen Shogren, Professor at Seminario ESEPA, Costa Rica began teaching a new program to train church leaders to combat the scourge of sexual abuse.  She has been developing this critically needed training for some time and was excited to release it this year.  The course began as an in-person pilot program; plans to take the program online for wider distribution would have to wait for another 1-2 years.

But the disruption of the coronavirus quarantine nearly stopped the program entirely.  Professor Shogren shared that “exactly halfway through the 8-week program, we found ourselves under quarantine.”  Meaning, no more classes.

However, she was determined to finish.  Gathering students over conference calls to conclude the training, she realized the need for getting this material online as soon as possible.  Shogren adapted the program for online distribution ahead of schedule and opened this important course for registration in record time.  The catalyst was the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“Since we have changed the format to online, I am now able to offer the course to people all around the world, especially other missionaries who urgently need this information,” said Shogren with enthusiasm. “I already have the next class scheduled to begin in late April with people from three countries!”

Note: Karen still has room for more students in the course beginning Friday, April 24, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST. This will run for 8-weeks. If there are students on need a different day or time, she is available to run a second cohort.

You can contact her at the following places:

Facebook or Messenger: Karen E Shogren

WhatsApp  (011) 506-6020-4273