I was off the grid for most of last week, enjoying nature and bugs in a cabin in a place called “La Reforma” in Southern Mexico.
Juan, one of the graduates from the Bachelor’s program in Mexico City, invited me to speak at the youth camp for his local church. It was in a very mountainous region of Oaxaca an hour and a half down the curviest dirt and rock path I’ve ever been on.
The view from the cabins (above) and the waterfall were worth the ride, and the time I spent with the youth group from the youth group “H2O” was well worth the investment of time and energy for the trip.
I spoke everyday in the morning session about the importance of sharing their faith with their friends, and I taught them how to share their faith in a workshop as well. The afternoons were filled with trips to the waterfall and other fun activities.
My favorite part of these kinds of things is seeing how God is using our graduates in their local churches. Juan is a great youth pastor, and I could tell that the young people of his church are being impacted by his life and ministry.