I am just on the way to Maracaibo and have a rest in Panama City in 30 C (85 F) and even the shopping mall didn’t really do a great job to keep us from sweating. But I miss my brothers in Wisconsin and feel them very much with me here.
The last 2 weeks in Quito, Ecuador, were very nice and a memory in itself. We started out with the Advent as a retreat in a monastery 1 hour outside of Quito City and everything was prepared for us by the nuns. Saint Vincent was their beloved “hero” and they also loved our Light music and asked for a CD. Four new brothers from Loja who had to drive for about 14 hours were there, and the Llamas in the backyard were as well a full part as anybody else. We were just a small group of 25-30 guys but we had lots of fun and enjoyed to watch Dear One on a super big screen. Lots of healing was happening. It is always incredible for me to see how important it is to re-establish communication in my mind and not exclude anything, because we really have done it fully, and enjoy the over-ness of it now.
Gemini and I who were invited by the brothers to do this Advent finally did it together, and Tony was offering his service and help openly as well as Martha and Mai who are a joy to have around.
The week after the Advent was shared with two sessions per day, and it became visible who are the core guys and are in full give and service. Every day one of them brought food or cooked, and their Center where we all lived was cleaned by a lady care-taker. But their contract runs out and a new Center will be found, probably without barking dogs as neighbors. However, we all taught passionately and enjoyed the shopping opportunities and a trip to the Hot Springs in the mountains. Quito is already 2600 m high, and our trip to the City’s observation point, Pinchicha, brought us up to 4100 m (12300 ft). The air is always thin, and it took me a lot of breathing and slowing down walking around and dancing in Light Session.
There was also a great interest in coming to Wisconsin though many brothers still have their financial difficulties. But there is lot of gratitude and willingness to give in many ways. It was a blast and honor to be with them and join them. I also offered them a “Teacher’s training,” and we looked at the necessity to get out of the “social club” and let the Holy Spirit undo all time establishing ideas in a completely uncompromising way.
I love them all very much and see forward welcoming them in Endeavor Academy in Wisconsin.