It is always good to return to Croc. After five years of investing in this community it is so rewarding to see the results of lives transformed and shaped by God, to see growth and maturity, and to see people catching the vision to engage with the Grand Story of God at work in the world. Hope has come to so many in this little community. It is not one-sided either. The people of Croc are changing us also... they are teaching us so many things about living and the simple, yet beautiful aspects of what is really important in life.
Wednesday and Thursday, for me, were days to meet with our YouthFront Mexico staff - problem solving, yes, but mostly dreaming about all the wonderful things unfolding in this unique place. The rest of our KC YouthFront staff finished painting a new house that we finished building two weeks ago and planning for Merge on Thursday through Saturday.