The Adventure Continues

Our Church Council granted me a sabbatical for three months during the summer of 2010. My intention was to learn Latin American Spanish and to explore Latin American cultures here and abroad. Now that I have had some opportunities to lead mission trips to Yuscaran, Honduras, and to visit Mexico three times, the adventure continues.

Seeking New Horizons

Seeking New Horizons

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Steve and I have had some great conversations today about  the accompaniment model for mission trips.  This means that we do not impose ourselves on the people in other countries with our values and our money, but rather that we "walk with" them in their various ministries and struggles.  We met two missionaries today who are also working with this concept.  It means that there is mutual respect on both sides of the mission trip, and that both parties have something to give as well as to receive.  We know that we have money to give, but those who have been on these trips know that we receive so much as well, especially in the way we see real community flourish among people who have less material wealth to worry about.  We will be exploring this theme more on this trip.

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