God Is A Great Fisherman

In much of Latin America, there is a 9-day “novena” in December leading up to Christmas. It’s not the prayer card type of novena you might have heard of in the States. It’s a big activity each night, visiting homes and sharing scripture and reflection and prayer and food. This last novena in Chontal, I…

How To Be a Learner

I recently was starting to help some people who have migrated to Boston with their language. I always begin telling them about my own mistakes in learning another language. Then, I start to tell them about knots. What are knots? Knots are the leftover after you have a confusing experience. You hear something announced on…

You’ve Got *God*

Back in 2009, I had helped out the Franciscans looking for financial support to build churches in places that couldn’t afford to build their own. They do the fundraising, and after they get the funds, they coordinate with the local people on the ground and the local community that they’ve identified as a one to…

Make Disciples

I once started to volunteer helping to teach English as a second language. My first class, one of the first things I do is I ask, how did you learn your first language? Then we start making a list: mom and dad, other family members, the TV and radio, friends and neighbors, school, signs, music,…