This week we had classes all week focusing on making a life plan, having core values, and moving beyond some of the weaknesses in the mexican evangelical culture. **He is a mexican pastor, by the way** One thing he really wants to see happen is that the mexican culture move beyond the co-dependency that is so prevalent here. He says that so often they just think they are "just mexicans" and won't be able to impact the world on a grander scale. There is a huge difference in the mexican past and the United State's past. In our culture, they just expelled the indigenous peoples, but here they were enslaved, violated, used, ravaged, and taken advantage of. (I pointed out that not all of our Indians were expelled, but they also faced similar things.) He believes that the mexicans don't make much impact for these reasons... not believing in themselves as a people group, a dependency on richer nations, lack of knowledge in planning and organizing, lack of concept of time, a deep seeded anger in their past, and lack of core values and unity in these values. He talked a lot about the church in the US being birthed from the Reformed church, while in Mexico it was birthed from the ANTI-Reform church. Very interesting stuff. Lots to chew on and think upon. The Bible School students were blown away and absolutely loved every minute of it.