Two Pastors and a Jackie are about to embark on a journey to Guatemala. The Destination-"Salud y Paz", meaning Health and Peace; a medical and dental clinic started by a very compassionate person from Texas. The clinic provides medical and dental services in the region to those that would otherwise not have any. I, the engineer of our little group (in the civil and structural realms), am admittedly a little intimidated to be on this trip with two pastors, but, maybe this means I have a greater probability of achieving spiritual enlightenment just by being in close proximity to two wonderfully gifted spiritual leaders!
We start our journey today, I'm finishing this entry right now on the light rail to the airport. I'll be traveling on this trip with two knowledgeable and kind persons. Dave; I've been fortunate to know for many years now, as we were co-chaperones along with two others some time ago for the youth pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. where we experienced other religions to gain appreciation and learned about the Methodist presence on Capitol Hill in helping to shape public policy. Sandy; I've been fortunate to get to know over the past couple years as our Sunday preacher, through small groups and committees, and as his "artistic apprentice" on large-scale acrylic painted sanctuary banners. Dave is a retired ordained missionary, and Sandy, also ordained, has been quite involved in the homeless ministry throughout the Seattle area. They'll each have to tell you a little more about their service stories in subsequent posts, as well as how we came upon this current project. But right now, I'm quickly approaching the airport light rail station!