Our first full day here. On the itinerary:
- Church service
- Visit to “El Picacho” lookout
Not really a heavy day.
The plane was full of Christians coming down here. It was a funny feeling. There’s a sense of tension in being here. We’re staying at a Marriott in the nicer part of town for security, across the road from McDonalds, driving around in an air conditioned bus. We’re not really doing anything, except meeting people and observing.
Some of us last night expressed our reservations. Is this just Christian tourism? Is this a sales pitch, like a glorified timeshare presentation? Are we coming here with all of the answers? We got knowing nods from some who’ve been here before. They’ve heard the objections; they felt the same the first time they came. They didn’t say much, except to wait and observe. I have a feeling that we’ll learn, and that we won’t have much of a choice. From seeing Tim and the others, a trip like this can change you.