NOT TO BE SERVED, BUT TO SERVE
Today was a "free to rest" day. Spent the morning reading and relaxing. Exchanged some money this afternoon. Decided to go with Pastor Jairo to a weekly bible study at the home of 'Rosa' this afternoon at 4:30pm. We took a one-hour bus ride to the southern part of Bogotá, followed by a second 20-minute bus ride.
I told Pastor Jairo that I understood about one-fourth of what was said at the bible study, but that was only because I don't know how to say "one-twentieth" in Spanish. I did understand that the bible study had to do with the passage in the Gospel of Mark where Jesus tells his disciples the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. Even if I didn't understand much of the conversation, I am coming to understand these words of Jesus more fully through the generous hospitality I have received in the last 24 hours.
Pictured here are the folks who gathered this afternoon at the home of 'Rosa' in the southern part of Bogotá for fellowship, study, prayer and of course coffee and a sweet roll.
Tomorrow Pastor Jairo and I take a bus about three hours north from Bogotá to Pastor Jairo's hometown of Sogamoso. We'll stay one night with his parents and also see some sights. Expect photos to follow.