Our June retreat actually started
at the annual meeting of the National Presbyterian Church of Guatemala. It
was an interesting display of church politics, where most of us got bored and a
bit frustrated, but could actually see some progress being made in the area of
accepting the indigenous culture into the church. The accommodations were
akin to summer camp, which provided a little stroll down memory lane, especially
when the plumbing went haywire and started spewing muddy liquid.
After the annual meeting (4 days
long), we headed for Lake Atitlan for some much needed down time. As
usual, it was beautiful. We spent the time hiking, reflecting, and
traveling to Santiago to visit the memorial for martyred priest, Stanley Rother,
Our next retreat in July will be
our last. Man, time is flying!