Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PNC y Passion...

If you has asked me 3.5 years ago whether I would be with 30-35 officers of the National Guatemalan Police feeding them sandwiches from the church's cafe and showing them the movie "The Passion of Christ" - which maybe one or two of them had seen before tonight - I would have thought, "Like that'll ever happen."

It did happen! Yet another surreal event in the long list of surreal events of my life in GUA.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ask and receive...

For the last couple of years I have been using a motorcycle as my primary mode of transport in and around the Panchoy Valley (the greater Antigua area). The vehicle used was a point a to point b only type vehicle. The second of the same type moto in two years was clearly on a road of no longer being stable. But a vehicle of substance was also beyond the financial means.

A friend and adviser encouraged me to share the need with those on the email list. I did. And without a doubt God worked in the hearts and minds of many. Now I have one more element of blessing in the house as seen with, but behind, the primary blessings in my house.

For those that help in prayer and giving of time and resource - thank you.

Friday, March 26, 2010

PNC Opportunity...

Tuesday's are our normal meeting time with the both the Civil Police of Pastores and also the Tourist Police of Antigua with the National Police of Guatemala. As we were heading out, a former commander (the number three man) for Station 74 - Sacatepèquez - Official Guerra, happened to be in the Disetur Station (Antigua). He invited Antonio and I to meet the Pastor of his new station in the city - Station 11. What developed that I later found out was this was an invitation to present the Biblical values class what we present to the officers available in station 11.

Antonio was taking the photo. Know this, this ministry to the Police would not be happening with out him. God is using and changing this man for incredible things.
We don't know if this station's opportunity will continue, as we were well outside of our normal focus, but is was truly a blessing to have a former Commander want we do for his new station. Yea God!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cultural Adaptation...

Monday and Tuesday of this week I took the opportunity to visit one of my officers - Officer Macal - from the Disetur Station here in Antigua. This is a short clip to tell what happened.

I also want to give a shout out to my brother Ralph for hooking me up with some of the technology that makes this video happen. Check out what he does at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Team Visit - Sacred Heart...

This last week we hosted a team from Sacred Heart University, Connecticut. They brought 25 nursing students and faculty to assist with a very aggressive Jornada Medica. With a combined volunteer team of 80 or so - from Connecticut, Cuba, the City of Pastores, WYAM Antigua, members and staff from Iglesia Del Camino and others - focusing primarily in the city of Pastores, we held 7 clinic locations in 5 days - seeing 1157 patients and presenting the gospel. There were over 100 professions of faith. Yea God!

This is the highlights from the week - enjoy.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010