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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Conversations on Dec. 9th about El Salvador partnerships

Remember to plan to stay after worship on Dec. 9th for conversations about our El Salvador relationships. We'll plan to gather from 12:15 - 2pm. A simple lunch will be provided.

The main focus will be to get input for Ron, Marcus, and Nora to take to El Salvador in January for meetings with leaders from Shekina and Shalom. We're especially interested in hearing from any CBC youth who have been talking with Salvadoran youth over these past months.

There are a number of background reports to share with you to help shape our conversations:
  • Report from Alex re: land purchase for Shalom, architect plans
  • Report from Ruth re: "Open Doors" program at Shekina, successful medical delegation to Atiquizaya
  • Ideas about Ruth and Alex attending Alliance of Baptists mtgs in New Orleans
  • Delegation opportunities for CBC adults and young adults -- SHARE delegations in March and SHARE Youth/Young adults in June
  • Orantes Fund updates and other finances
  • January meetings with Ruth and Alex about future partnership plans, youth connections, and more
If there is time, we can also do a brief report from SOA events in Georgia and think about possibilities for sharing resources we brought back for CBC.