From pastor to lawyer


Over the years I've gained a reputation for doing legal paperwork, specifically for incorporating a church. Vinicio was a student of mine at the seminary in Riobamba, and is now the head deacon of his church in Latacunga. We've had many a conversation about incorporating his church, but he's always run into difficulties. Finally, we seem to be making progress. I convinced him and another deacon (who's a lawyer) to form a small corporation FOR the church, rather than try to form a corporation with THE WHOLE church. Santiago, the other deacon, understood what I was suggesting and endorsed the idea. The next day I sent them a rough draft of the bylaws. Once they review them and make any changes, we can move to the next step of signing the paperwork and sending it to the government. Lord willing, we won't have any difficulties.