Friday, May 1, 2015

Near the Bottom

Annette leading part of the the 8 hour wrokshop
The work in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina went very well. There were over 30 youth workers, many of whom worked with teenagers who are struggling with depression, substance abuse and sexual abuse. it really is a privilege to train and encourage people like that. Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement.

A few pics we took during our 1 hour lunch break walk around town
This workshop is part of a new initiative by the youth leadership institute in Buenos Aires to provide training for youth leader and pastors in the provincial cities of southern South America. Most of these leaders can't study at the Buenos Aires campus because they can't afford it or they can't take a year off to study. So now we offer these "Extension Campuses".

In Ushuaia Annette and I unexpectedly ran into Gabriel,
a friend, youth ministry trainer and Institute professor.
Our flight to Buenos Aires left on Sunday at 4pm, and our hosts took us on an awesome hike past beaver dams, through spongey bogs and 1000 feet up to a glacier lakes. It was epic.

Today and Saturday (May 1 -2) we are in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the National Youth Leaders Summit. It is our first time in this country and Annette's first time to be asked to do a plenary speech (plus we are doing 2 other workshops). We don't want to do this alone or in our own strength... please pray with us that God allow us to encourage and challenge the youth leaders here.
Thank you :-)

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