2. Knitting. For some time I have been thinking about knitting as an activity I may want to share here. Beyond giving people something fun and productive to do, I am interested in using it as a way to help the poor here. I would love to facilitate a program to knit blankets for the poorest of the town- something practical but also a gift of love and compassion.
3. Support group for families of addicts. Since we first heard about this town, I knew that real progress would not be made until we addressed the problem of addiction that is spreading like a virus through the families of Puerto Supe. I also know that I don’t know much about ministering to addicts. In conversations this week, I am beginning to see that one of the ways that I can (maybe) make a significant difference is by facilitating a support group for families of addicts. I intend to do some research into Celebration Recovery and Al-Anon over the next few months in preparation. I am excited about finding a place to address this pervasive and debilitating disease in Puerto Supe.