It is tough to not see your son and daughter-in-law for well
over a year. But we are here now in their tiny home in Toluca.
It has been a great first 24 hours. One of the best things
has been seeing what goes on in their 10' x 8' office with
four to five team members coming and going and working on
three computers, I have a clearer picture than ever before
of the incredible almost-worldwide ministry they have.
you think I am just a proud father bragging on my
children. That's not it. Really!
at our computer as
he wrote this letter
and I worked with youth for over 15 years and would have given
our firstborn to have had the *resources
that Tim and Annette and their team provide for youth workers
throughout the Spanish speaking world.
Actually we wouldn't have given our first born, because that
would have messed everything up, Tim being our firstborn.
3300 pages, with many added every week}
Picture yourself as a volunteer youth leader working in your
church (in Latin America 97% are unpaid):
need ideas for the youth group meetings
Bible studies that speak to where they are
games to bring them together
a retreat on dating or how to study the Bible or leading
your friends to Christ
are twenty-six and don't remember what it was like to be a
13 year old but you know the world has changed. What do
go to www.ParaLideres.org
and have at your fingertips resources for all that and much,
Tim's father - Dr. Roger Gulick
portrait by Tim's uncle, Paul Keating
our church right now is without a youth director and volunteers
are running the program. If Tim and Annette's materials were
in English, our people would have outstanding resources they
could quickly use to put together a wonderful, biblical, relevant
and thorough youth ministry. It would be as good or better
that anything they could buy in a Christian bookstore and
would be much more useable and flexible.
you're taking what I'm saying with a grain of salt
because I'm Tim's dad. Let me give you someone else's opinion.
Tim and Annette just got back from a conference and strategy
meetings in Argentina, when people at the youth leader training
conference found out that they ran the ParaLideres.org
web site they couldn't say enough good things about it. For
example, a girl from Ecuador came up to Annette said enthusiastically,
"You all do the ParaLideres
web site?! I use it all the time
it's a great site for
those of us who work with youth." The director
of the Argentine youth ministry, LaGRAM, that put on the conference
said to Tim, "We dream of having
a site like yours."
not just because I'm a proud papa!
:: Tim's father ::