I´ve just come back from Lima, Peru, where I joined the Latin Link leaders event. We had a really good time together, recieving training (crisis management, mentoring, mobilisation and more), and catching up with what God is doing in our different countries and contexts.
During our devotional times, we spent the week reflecting on Colossians 1, and thanking God for all that he is doing. Answers to prayer that connect us up as a 'community with a calling', as we see the gospel 'bearing fruit' in lots of different ways.
The conference was a lot of work to get organised and prepare for, but was a great opportunity for leaders from all the different Latin Link teams to come together and look to the future. I led a session about mission mobilisation. Part of that was distributing these booklets to all the spanish speaking teams. Xplore is a series of 7 Bible studies about God´s word, God´s world and God´s work - and how every Christian can be involved in that. Over the last 9 months, I´ve been coordinating a group of us, as we translate and adapt the english version for a latin american audience. Although it looked unlikely at a couple of points, we did manage to get the work completed and the booklets printed in time. I´m looking forward to being able to resource people in Guatemala with this great booklet.
We also managed an afternoon out....
Plaza de Armas
We got to the top of the hill in the background and were rewarded this is panaromic view over most of Lima...
Back at the conference centre, this was the view from my room..... so guess where I was every morning??
And I finished off the week with a quick visit to Paddington.