More than half of the scheduled home-building mission trips to Mexico facilitated by Amor Ministries have been canceled by churches and schools fearful of reports of violence in Mexico. This does not speak well for the church, and has left thousands of poor people in Mexico who had been expecting a long hoped-for home in the lurch.
For real information on the real risks of doing business –not mission work– in mexico, consult with Frank Dowse of The Agemus group.
Rebecca Hagelin’s great new book debuts today, and it is a critical, practical resource for parents. Most new parents get a baby book or two, and they should all get 30 Ways In 30 Days To Save Your Family as well.
Mark Gearan has been nominated for Harvard University’s Board of Overseers.
Mark is the president of Hobart and William Smith College in New York, and a long time Democratic activist and government official. He served in a number of positions for President Clinton, including the Director of the Peace Corps.
Did I mention he was my roommate for two years at Winthrop House?
Mark has never been right about an election as far as I can recall, and we disagree on most of the issues that divide Democrats and Republicans. But he is an extraordinarily good man and an accomplished college administrator and public servant. He has made HWS a campus that is friendly to speakers from all viewpoints and to serious education. All universities could use such people on their boards, and conservatives could only hope to find such talented and good-humored liberals to serve alongside.