Men’s Trip to the Mam Presbytery, Guatemala – Nov 2017 by Tim Coombs

Once again, mission co-worker Brian Thompson-Royer in Guatemala has requested assistance from men in Albany Presbytery.  The men of the Mam Presbytery seek support and guidance as they implement the teachings of the curriculum “Men in the Mirror.”  “Men in the Mirror” teaches about a more egalitarian approach to relationships than the ethic of machismo that has dominated Latin American culture. Several men in the Mam Presbytery studied “Men in the Mirror” this past spring, but are finding it difficult to share their learnings with the other men of the Mam presbytery.

Brian Thompson-Royer, mission co-worker in Guatemala, would like to bring down some men from Albany Presbytery who would offer support and testimony on how a more mutual relationship between men and women can work for a healthier and more faithful household.

Trip Details
Since this trip will not be run through CEDEPCA, but a more local agency the cost is much less.  The intent is to visit for four days over the Veterans’ Day weekend:

  • When: Leaving Albany on Thursday, November 9 – Returning on Monday, November 13
  • Cost: Currently, round-trip flights can be booked for under $500, which would keep the cost of the whole trip to between $1,000 to $1,200!

Please, prayerfully discern whether God is nudging you to join this trip to support our Mam presbytery brothers.

Contact me by September 15 so I can make the necessary arrangements at Tim Coombs – [email protected] 

Click here to review the curriculum so you can familiarize yourself with it. We will not be teaching the course so much as sharing about the benefits of a relationship-based on mutual support and respect.


Tim Coombs is the Associate for Congregations of Albany Presbytery and also serves as co-pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Scotia, NY.  Besides his work for the church, Tim is a storyteller, biker, guitar player, and intern to his cat, Sharpie. You can reach Tim at: [email protected].

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