Tuesday, June 05, 2012

In the Zone

This coming weekend is a biggie.  Mayra has a women's retreat from Friday evening through Sunday, and is still debating about whether she is healthy enough to go...she's been suffering from a pretty bad sore throat.  We have a circuit men's planning meeting here in Jesús María Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.  And I preach Sunday morning.

Friday we hope to be able to take the interns to somewhere cool.  We were going to go up to Paso de Cortez, between the volcanoes, but with all the volcanic activity of late, we sort of doubt the road will be open the whole way to the top.  Really don't want to get caught in a "Dante's Peak" sort of movie sequence either.  "Watch out for that flying rock!"  "Oh, darn, it just came through the driver's side car roof!"  Yes, we tend to avoid watching movies that involve natural disasters if we can help it.

English classes started out modestly yesterday, with 5 people in Santa Bárbara and another 5 or so at Maggie's Coffee Shop, but classes will grow as time goes on.  It's a great group, and our devotional times have been edifying.  Waiting to incorporate 11 people from LCC, and Jordan, Julie and Colin next week.

Below, Daniel and Jacklyn Punt doing math in the mornings, giving dad (and Daniel) and much needed break.

Quote of the Day: How long do you think it would take me to determine if there was a possibility of friendship between us? Thirty seconds? A minute? Five minutes? How long? The surprising result: it took the average person between 2.4 and 4.6 seconds to decide if there was a potential for a relationship....  We judge primarily on surface characteristics. Isn't this stereotyping? I gather three or four bits of appearance data about you, and in less than five seconds I determine whether I am interested in a relationship-whether you are worthy of a relationship.
Duane Elmer. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

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