Although we were coming off a long day everyone was up, fed and ready to head out by 8:15 Wednesday morning. Our entire group of 15 went with Jaime Restrepo to see the Encuentro site. The pictures I had seen could not do it justice. It is a beautiful, well-maintained site that will easily and comfortably accomodate the 250 people expected for next week. Here is one photo of the grounds.
I almost literally stumbled on this reminder that we are not visiting in the U.S.:
We worshiped with the Manizales church in the evening and I was asked to give the lesson. This congregation is very active. Jaime Restrepo and men from this group have established numerous churches in other towns, particularly within a short radius of the city. I do not have pictures available now, but should post something later. We will meet again with this group on Saturday evening. In the meantime there is a lot of organization (and re-organization) for the Encuentro. Last-minute changes with staff and other surprises require many adjustments to planning. There should be plenty to do before Sunday.