max (my 9 year-old son) and i fly to guatemala tonite. our primary reason for going is to be a part of the ys youth workers convention in guatemala city this coming weekend. this is our 3rd year of conventions in guatemala city. but i didn’t get to go last year, so i’m pumped to return.
here’s the convention website (it’s very cool, even if you don’t speak spanish!). i’ll be speaking in a general session, and presenting two seminars. all with translation, of course.
but max and i flying in a couple days early so we can travel out to a village to see some of the work of compassion, int’l. compassion, if you don’t know them, are a leading child-sponsorship organization, and have been friends and partners with ys for years. we’ll be lead by our old friend rich van pelt (co-author of the youth workers guide to helping teenagers in crisis, and regular ys convention speaker), and will be joined by my buddy and ys friend, marv penner (also a ys author, speaker, core team member). should be a challenging, wonderful and memorable time. i’m really looking forward to sharing it with max.
i won’t be home until tuesday, august 7. but i have at least one post set to go live each day, so you won’t get too bored!