Since getting back from Guatemala on my latest trip, I have been struggling a bit in how to communicate what is happening in our projects. For one, the scope of it all is making it harder for me to keep up. Christian Rancher groups, women's groups, and churches in the jungle are getting started in many places I've never been.
But more than just the scope of it "down there", we have stuff happening "up here" in the U.S. With more and more Play. Story. Eat. Friendship Circles getting started, I am feeling like a spectator at a ping pong match with my head swiveling back and forth! And worse yet, I don't even know what the score is! We haven't stopped to take inventory of the current group counts.
On Friday of this week, I am heading to Guatemala again to join Cesar Gonzalez to do one thing--ENCOURAGE. For one, we plan to engage the leaders of the 5 new groups that started in January. In addition, we plan to make a run to the jungle to encourage them as well. Here's a brief list of the groups we hope to connect with:
- Rodeo-related friends in Agua Blanca
- Two new groups wanting to start equine therapy programs
- Leaders of the ladies groups in Quesada
- Bull riders starting PSE groups in their home towns
- A coffee growers group near Moyuta
- A new church that started in the jungle a couple months ago
- Our church-planting pastor friends in the jungle
I hope to have a better idea of how to communicate some of this as I see it first hand. From time to time, I will try to drill down into a story that might inspire us or call us to pray in new ways about what is happening.
10:02 PRAYER (LUKE 10:2)
Please pray for Cesar and me as we travel the next couple of weeks. Pray that God would continue to raise up leaders for His harvest.
Thanks for your continued generosity that keeps us traveling and responding to what God is doing with our friends in many places.
If you haven't been part of a Play. Story. Eat. training experience, we would love to come to you this year! Bill Burrows and I are in the process of working out the year's schedule of 2018 PSE Experiences, so now would be a great time to contact us!