A Story from Team Guatemala, Bretton Woods Covenant Church, Lansing, MI
pictured right: Team Guatemala from BWCC and the Mach-Chavez family with their new house (on the left)
“That didn’t sound good.”
All of us on the bus looked at each other as it crawled to the shoulder of an impossibly narrow street on the other side of a mountainous drop-off, wondering if we were going to make it to San Raymundo at all. Twelve hours earlier, we were full of excitement, anxiety and sleepiness as we gathered in the parking lot in Lansing. Should we have listened to our...
By Pastors Rob & Jen Lowe
photo by Nick Bogen
Revitalization, the word itself can be a little intimidating, particularly for a church with 162 years of history. Our church had been on a long slow decline and there was a tension in the room as we gathered to have an honest conversation about where we were going. We were worshipping on average 35 people; our ministries were failing through lack of volunteers and leaders, and we were in the difficult position of having an unsustainable ministry. The questions were clear on this Saturday afternoon in March as we...