Last time we went to Santiago, Chile to train youth leaders I passed out in the aisle of the plane on the flight down (story here - conclusion here).
Next week we're returning to Santiago to help our friends Aaron Arnold and Miguel Faundez encourage and train Chilean youth leaders at the National Youth Leaders Convention. Last year they pulled off the first ever national conference in Chile and this year it looks like the attendance will triple.
They asked us to do two workshops. The first one interests us... it's goal is to guide the leaders through an evaluation of their youth ministry and then provide them with tools to make it more dynamic and effective. The second one makes us squirm... its title is How to talk to teens about sex without embarrassing yourself or them. As if we have a clue. Who picks these topics and how did we get the short straw? :-)
Over the past 3 years we've developed a few mentoring relationships with youth leaders in Chile who are doing creative and transformational work with teenagers and young adults. So we are looking forward to returning and seeing these friends face-to-face.