Saturday, September 27, 2008

Settling in Tijuana, Mexico

This will probably sound like a classic no-brainer, but suffice it to say that adjusting to and getting involved in life in the beautiful country of Mexico takes a wee bit o' time.

2008 still has several months left in it, but it seems like we've done a great deal of drama, trauma, and new beginnings since first arriving here with a group of students for a two-month DTS outreach on January 5.

But we're here, and we're settling in, and now that another DTS (Discipleship Training School) has already begun, we're picking up the pace.

Most of my spare time is taken up with books -- which isn't a tough one for me, I love reading! -- but the following collection of current reading is certainly reflective of my current level of mental multi-tasking:

2/3's of the students are Mexican, and 1/2 of the staff is as well. To my linguistic rescue comes the Rosetta Stone

MBA for Dummies?!? -- Trust me, increasing my administrative abilities will be very important in this next season!

Two of our co-workers, Scott & Jamie, loaned me His Kingdom Come. I'll be interested to see how YWAM develops the idea of "discipling nations" based on this multi-author tome.

George Eldon Ladd's A Theology of the New Testament has been on my wish list for some time, and I'm looking forward to immersing myself in it. All 778 pages of it!

P.S. The food down here is ¡increible!!!

YWAM staff (San Diego, Tijuana, Ensenada and Tecate)