Monday, June 2, 2008

The week in preview

Guatemala is a place of incredible natural beauty and yet inconceivable poverty. It's a place where the Catholic church is inseparable from the people's cultural identity and still a place where most of the people are far from God and for whom the Jesus of the Bible is a complete stranger.

This coming Saturday, June 7, Lisa and I will be heading to Guatemala for a week with 19 others to help with a medical clinic in a rural village near the Pacific Coast. I'm really excited that I'll be able to share in Lisa's first mission trip experience. This trip will be the longest period of time she's ever been away from our kids. That's a step of faith in and of itself for her.

For the next few days, its a mad rush to get some things accomplished before we leave . . . pick up some last minute supplies, pack for the trip, get the kids to their grandparents in Wilmington, NC, etc.

Tuesday--sharing with students at "Blast with a Fast" here in Camden

Thursday--I get to hang out with Chris Ruppe, Dino Senesi, Neal McGlohon (aka: "MC Hammer"), Jay Hardwick and some others at Cypress Project in Rock Hill

1 comment:

Bloggerguyatlarge said...

Bryan, this is Jimmy Smith, though we've never met, you know my best friend, Todd Warnock. I spoke to him this morning after his visit to Guatemala and man was he pumped!

I just wanted to thank you for all you're pouring into his life. He's always been one of my favorite people in the World, but since meeting you, he's become an even more incredible man of God. I see it in his eyes and hear it in his speech. And I just wanted to say thank you for loving my friend. I know we'll meet soon, but wanted to drop you this line today.