Tuesday nights in February I teach a class at a church in Oakland on “Liderazgo al Estilo de Jesús” (that’s Spanish for “Leadership Jesus’ style”). My students are mostly tri-lingual. And, one of the three, is likely to be one of three different dialects of Mam, a Mayan language from the highlands of Guatemala. After … Continue reading Leadership, Jesus style
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The story of more than 40 years of our life with Latin Americans came together in a very special way in 2017. During the second half of the year, I learned important lessons. Those lessons reminded me that we don’t walk through life alone. This story would not have happened without you:
Three events took place this last week that allow a glimpse into how the world changes. After finding the story behind the events, I remind myself and my friends about tools for acting out our hope and contributing to the good of the world.
I have a new job, and it is in Brazil. I started my career in Brazil, so this is like coming full circle. Please help me do it well!
I will spend the next four Tuesday nights in Oakland with a group of immigrants from Guatemala who want to lead. Our task together is to think about leadership in light of Jesus. Where do they lead? If by “leader” we mean someone who shows the way for others, or someone who redefines the future, then these immigrants are … Continue reading They want to be leaders. Jesus has something to do with leading.
Two special gifts came our way last month. And they point to larger gifts that guide our lives. A first gift came in the form of an old booklet of Brazilian recipes. It was a reminder to cherish the prayers of our friends. Read about that gift in another post on this blog. The second … Continue reading On living a charmed life #2 — Obrigado amigos e colegas!
Reflections on my way back from Southern Africa. While I was in Zambia, I visited the village of Mantanyani with Johanna Rohde, a long-time friend of our daughter Emily who is working there with Peace Corps. I was struck with the gentle leadership of the village provided by Elliot the Headman, who appears here with his wife … Continue reading Language of the colonialists
We are doing well. Lois is recovering well from her chemo and radiation and is back to work. Our spirits are good. It helps to have grandkids! As for my work, as a missionary with Latin America Mission (LAM), I continue to serve Latin American leaders as they serve Christ and care for people, in many parts of … Continue reading How our lives are changing in 2014
I work on the Leadership Team of the Mission Commission (MC) of the WEA — World Evangelical Alliance. This is not a role I ever thought I would have, particularly given my perspective as a “critical insider” in the evangelical movement. But I have been doing this, now, for about 2 years, part time. I spend … Continue reading Me, the WEA and the Mission Commission