Regina & I are in Shell, Ecuador to do two workshops. I act as a reporter for the first, and an instructor for the second.
The first workshop, sponsored by HCJB Global, aims to train 'Trainers of Trainers' who work in community development. Specifically, they want to expose these leaders to Participatory Learning. Regina has been training church leaders to use these adult learning techniques for years. Now she's helping Life Water present these methods to HCJB's Community Development department.
My job is to evaluate how effective orality training methods work with medical and engineering professionals.
We attended the service at Luz de Evangelio this morning. Wonderful to see so many old friends. It's also a little strange being back after 10.5 years. I miss flying for the jungle folks, but I'm also at peace - a generous confirmation from The Lord that I am, in fact, right where he wants me to be. Now, while I'm here, the question is: What, exactly, does he want me to write? That will become more apparent starting tomorrow morning.
At the service I ran into Chuint Ayuy and his wife Martha. I used to fly Chuint from his home (the Atshuar village of Bufeo 80 miles into the Amazon jungle) to Shell for summer camp. Today he serves as an elder in the Shell church and works for Alas de Socorro (MAF's name in Ecuador) as the Flight Coordinator. Guess The Lord really did have plans for all those wide-eyed kids we flew. — at Aeropuerto Rio Amazonas.