really need to get out to the book tables, but we can keep talking
out there if you want," I said to the people who had questions
after my workshop during the annual youth leader's conference
at Central American Seminary
in Guatemala City.
had left packets of our materials for sale at a table where some
peoplewere also selling books, but I was not confident that they
understood what was in the packets-8 series of ready-to-use active
bible studies for groups, several series of more inductive bibles
studies designed for small groups or personal use, and the ever
popular "100's of games and activities" booklet. As
I rounded the corner by the book tables I was pleased to see several
people crowded around our materials looking at them, and even
more pleased to see someone explaining what they contained and
how they could be used.
our booktable at the conference
active Bible studies are complete youth group meetings, designed
to help the students really experience the topic and interact
with the Bible.For only 70 Quetzales (9 dollars) you can get more
than two years worth of studies for your group, and all of this
and more is available for free at the web site www.paralideres.org."
I couldn't have said it better myself. The enthusiastic salesman
was Victor Hugo Rodriguez, a founding member of the National Association
of Youth Leadership in Guatemala, who we had met the previous
weekend at the "Raices "congress for youth leaders.
As one of the congress organizers we had seen Victor Hugo around
a lot and had spoken to him a little, but I had no idea that he
knew who we were or had looked at our materials. He was not teaching
a workshop, like Veronica, Tim and I were, so he spent several
hours promoting the web site and our materials.
Tim, Vero and I in Guatemala
(that's a volcano behind the
are always pleased when people use our materials, because we know
it will be a real help to their ministry. But what was truly satisfying
was seeing someone like Victor Hugo, who has years of youth ministry
experience, appreciate the value of what we have poured our lives
into and want to see other people benefit from it.
Here we are with some of the
other Mexicans present
at the Guatemalan Youth Leadership conference.
will be interesting to see how we can continue working together
we met in Guatemala like Victor Hugo from the National Association
of Youth Leadership (Guatemala) and IINDEF (International Institute
of In-Depth Evangelism, based out of Costa Rica) but the first
step has been made. We've see and appreciated what they are doing,
and they've seen and appreciated what we're doing.
for your continued support in this adventure.