First Round of Vision Trips
During the last two months CMT Guatemala has hosted three vision trips. Each one of the groups that came could not have been more different from each other. The first vision trip, which happen two weeks before ester, was a father and son type of experience. The group came from Tacoma, Washington. We had three dads with their boys trying to call forth new ways of experiencing God and the father and son relationship. We learned from each other and healed together as we understood that we are children of God, and that God is very well pleased with who we are.
The second group also came from the Pacific North West. My friend Ron Ruthruff came with a group of students from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. We spent ten days together learning how to engage in global partnerships in sustainable ways. We explored different organizational models and ways of working in Guatemala City. We walked the streets of one of the biggest markets in Central America and the gardens of one of the newest urban developments in Guatemala City. We helped each other learn how to celebrate God’s work among the vulnerable in our society.
The most recent group left on May 12th. this group was from Kuyper College in Grand Rapids. We spent 12 days together learning to minister inter-culturally. We learned from each other, and helped each other to see God at work in the midst of very challenging contexts. We theologized together and learned to pay attention to Jesus as he walks with us in ways that we might not recognize.
At CMT Guatemala we are grateful for these international partners who are willing to come and walk with us the streets of Guatemala City. We hope and pray that the experience each member of every team gains a new vision for their cities back home. We believe that the social and spiritual renewal of Guatemala City is possible, and that is why we encourage others to believe that it is also possible to be part of that renewal in their own cities.