TRAINING EL SALVADORIANS…FROM A DISTANCE
In preparation for a return to El Salvador to resume our Divine Expedition training, we put together two, two-night workshops using Zoom. Our purpose was to review the first two phases of our training as a refresher for those who had been through these phases before Covid halted our travel. We are looking forward to revving our in-person training, but meanwhile we are moving forward with a great group of El Salvadorians.
In addition to 30+ El Salvadorians, several from the US and a couple from Mexico joined us. Here is the comment from Tim Holt, a long time friend and pastor:
“Last night, as I participated in a Zoom call to sit in on part 2 “Romans As a Life & Missional Map” training, I was struck by the beautiful El Salvadoran people participating.Watching, participating, with other brothers & sisters, pastors, church leaders, etc. from another culture and part of the world, is very touching to me. Thank you to Linus Morris & Phil Graf & all the others. Your commitment, passion, attention, selfless service is obvious. And the biggest thing, it’s paying off.By the way, if you have not read Linus’s & Linus Jr.’s ‘The Divine Expedition – Where are you in the book of Romans?’ you should.”
STAN, THE CONNECTOR (AND PRESENTER)
Our connector to El Salvador was Stan Gerlach, a businessman with a heart for evangelism. Stan had traveled to El Salvador and preached at several universities. Because of his connections we began our training there in 2019.
Since then, Stan has become one of the Divine Expedition trainers on his way to becoming what we call a Master Trainer. He is also a part of the NO BS BS that I lead (we function collaboratively). Stan did several segments of the Zoom training…AND DID GREAT.
TOM AND MIKE, ON THEIR WAY TO BECOMING MASTER TRAINERS
Phil Graf and I, pictured in the little clips above the Zoom photos of our presenters, made cameo appearances but were there to coach the other presenters.
ROXY AND DAYSI, EL SALVADORIANS TRAINING EL SALVADORIANS
Two more presenters (WHO ALSO DID GREAT) were El Salvadorians Roxy Melendez (also our interpreter) and Daysi Cabrera. Both have been through our Phase 1 training in El Salvador twice, so are what we call “Co-presenters.” Did I mention THEY DID GREAT :-).
One of the exciting things for Phil and me (and other Master Trainers) is to see national language presenters take on more and more of the training. As they do, it speeds up the training as we then train in one language rather than two.