A kiss by any other name….

7 Sep

I’m used to a cheek to cheek kiss that is the typical greeting between men and women….but between men too?! Now I understand why my wife likes me to shave!

I went to church this morning at Faro where my new friend Ale is the pastor. He gave me a heads-up that this was a typical greeting and sure enough I brushed hairy cheeks with every man at church. Ouch!

Uruguay is hard soil. The president is a declared atheist and most of this population is indifferent to spiritual things. It is in this situation that Alejandro is ministering to those few who choose to follow Christ. I was encouraged to see a number of young people who are on fire for God. They are excited to grow and serve as young leaders.

They were also excited because Uruguay beat Colombia last night in the elimination rounds for the World Cup. This was all the more exciting because they did it in Bogota at over 7,000 feet elevation. There is nowhere to practice in Uruguay that is at that altitude and they have always felt taken advantage of by the Colombians. Go Uruguay!

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