Wednesday, May 19, 2010
"A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some ...seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times...The farmer sows the word. Some people are... like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown." - Mark 4:1-20
As a form of cultural exchange, one of the ways we reached out to the Spanish students was through playing corn hole or "bag-o." We introduced it at one of our cultural events and even brought it to play on campus. We spent one entire day on campus, some of us playing corn hole and other doing cultural interviews with the students.
While we were outside trying to converse with the students, our director Shawn had an amazing opportunity to give a presentation to a class at the university studying American culture. We were out eating tapas one night, and a professor walked up to Shawn and asked him what were all these Americans doing here, what was the reason for our visit. They got to talking, and Shawn explained to him about our cultural exchange initiatives and told him about Raíces. Turns out, this professor was teaching a class on American culture - what are the odds! So he invited Shawn to give a presentation and thereby giving more advertisement to Raíces. What an amazing opportunity God gave us to reach out to so many more Spanish students! God truly opened doors on this trip.
As we were walking back, Pete jokingly said, "Hey guys...you never know what corn hole seeds you will sow!"
Haha, funny, Pete.
But, in reality, it's the truth. Look at what a simple game of corn hole can do :)
And that's my two cents.