Our meeting this morning regarding a potential property for the church was very encouraging! I'll give updates as they happen...but we found a property owner surprisingly flexible to our needs and budget. Shouldn't be surprising, right, as we've been praying about this for quite some time. I would LOVE to be able to give several summer church teams a construction project to work on!
Speaking of summer teams, we will tentatively be receiving groups from three different places this summer. Corban University with professor and friend Paul Johnson plan to bring a student team next May. Our home church, Word of Life Chapel, is looking to come down in June or July. A new, exciting opportunity with Grace Bible Church of College Station, TX (think Breakaway and Texas A&M) is in the process of organizing a team. Our mission, Camino Global, is currently at a mobilization event at Grace Bible. Oh, a group of students from Río Grande Bible Institute is also potentially coming. So...yes, we'll be busy this summer. Wanna come down and help! I can guarantee you that it will be one of your fullest and most exciting summers ever! Do you agree, Bill and Cari?
Community center activities continue. Today I'll be teaching an English and guitar class. Great to see a general continuity in attendance and involvement this far into our fall semester.
Here's a pic of Cat and Teddy!
Quote of the Day: Some activities may build trust in both cultures, but don't assume this. In most cultures being late isn't disrespectful; it's a way of life and most people think nothing of being fifteen, thirty or even more minutes late. Lateness should not be seen as a violation of trust. What about the preoccupation with money? People are curious about different things. Often people in less wealthy countries are awed by the wealth in the West and find it intriguing.
Duane Elmer. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility