As we travel around the globe planting churches through evangelism and discipleship it’s easy to make friends. I never thought though that Guatemala and its colorful people would influence me so deeply. At one of our training session a 70-year old pastor came to me …. lay his head on my chest and cried … and cried. After a few minutes he looked me in the eye and said: “I have been a pastor for more than 50 years. I was ready to give up on church …. but I have been revived. There is hope for the church. The church is still the HOPE of the WORLD. It is through discipleship that we will change the world.” He kept crying … but I felt his heart ….. may the church become a FORCE for a lost world. The church is God’s plan A …. there is no plan B ….

Found this image on the walls of the hotel where I was about to stay … needless to say I spoke to the manager about Jesus …. and left! He didn’t respond … lol!