loren Eric Swanson: El Salvador For a Few Days

Monday, February 20, 2006

El Salvador For a Few Days

Sam Williams and I flew from Denver early this morning and arrived in San Salvador via Atlanta around three this afternoon. After checking into the hotel we had a briefing meeting regarding the other three days of the gathering that will begin tomorrow morning. More or less it is a task force for Campus Crusade. We are convening around the topic of reaching cities--no small task since strategies that work in rural areas most often slide off of cities. The group is headed by Ed Maggard. Tonight Layo Leiva and his wife Luchy took us to an Argentine restaurant for dinner. Very good food. We shared what could best be described as "mixed grill"--steak, chicken, ribs, sausage, shrimp, empenadas, and grilled vegetables. Very good meal and very good company.

At the Denver Airport this morning I saw a good example of the tipping point phenomena in the numbers game that originated in Japan called Sudoku. The first time I saw someone struggling with it was a couple of weeks ago on an airplane. On the way down to El Paso My daughter Kacey was working through a book of puzzles. This morning an entire couple of shelves were devoted to the topic including Sudoku for Dummies--right in front of the cash register! Now that is viral!


At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 10:30:00 AM, Anonymous linda stanley said...

The food looks awesome. I look forward to Sudoku lessons soon.

At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:08:00 PM, Anonymous Tom Shirk said...

Has one man eaten more food on more continents than Eric Swanson?

At Friday, February 24, 2006 8:22:00 PM, Anonymous bob swenson said...

just saw Jeff's welcome home video. Glad I was not there, I could not have taken it. JL weeping as a background sound was hard to bear.

By the way, JL was probably the only guy that was checking the operational mechanisms of the weapons. Everyone else was hugging, crying and celebrating and JL was going through the different calibrations, bullet sizes, gun types etc. He was hilarious.

You wearing the helmet was classic, I am glad Jeff was over there protecting us-not you. You look a little like a cross between Gomer Pyle and Gilligan or Barney Fife.

Tell Jeff great job


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