Guatemala Sunday with Shawn Smith

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, we had the privilege of hosting Shawn & Damaris Smith as they shared with us about this summer's mission to Guatemala. This conversation also included comments from Pastor Stuart and Jendy Nice. 

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Due to some technical difficulties, we were unable to record the entire gathering. Only the last three comments of the Sacred Reading were recorded. We are also missing the first ten minutes of Shawn's talk. Nonetheless, we felt that what did get recorded was significant enough to share as is. Please enjoy!

Sacred Reading: 00:00–04:50; Conversation: 04:50–47:15

Sacred Reading Text

He continued, “ What’s a good image for God’s kingdom? What parable can I use to explain it? Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it’s the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; but when it’s planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade
Mark 4:30-32, CEB