A 4-day workshop in Belize
A 4-day workshop in Belize
You go to your church small group, you’re willing to ask the hard questions, and you read books like Junkyard Wisdom to learn more about how to evaluate and use your wealth. Now it’s time to step outside the cultural walls that keep you surrounded with others who are far too similar: western, wealthy, comfortable. On the other side of those walls you’ll find a future in which you truly come alive. You’ll enjoy greater purpose, deeper relationships, and kingdom challenges that require your particular skills and gifts, and a daily sense of God’s presence that is beyond value.
Four mornings of revelatory, relational workshops on wealth, purpose, and scripture that will bring you closer to the heart of God…and the heart of what God is calling you to do.
Four afternoons of whatever you need, from zip-lining to catching some Zs in a hammock. You can explore the Mayan ruins dotting the landscape, savor fresh fruit and vegetables grown at our onsite farm, share a cooking lesson in a nearby village, explore St. Herman’s Cave by flashlight, or grab a machete and hike through the rainforest. And each day you’ll have the opportunity to begin genuine relationships—perhaps over a homemade meal—with rural Belizeans who are working to build their communities.
The value of Junkyard Wisdom: Belize increases after you arrive back in the States.
You’ll apply what you’ve learned to new situations, new relationships, and new adventures. You won’t have all the answers, but you’ll have better questions, and the wisdom you need for the coming journey.
"So many gatherings on life's greatest issues are facilitated in windowless conference rooms, devoid of interaction, beauty and the space to adequately process challenging information. Junkyard Wisdom Belize convened at the beautiful Jaguar Creek in the Belize Jungle creatively combined penetrating sessions on generosity, inspirational natural environments, satisfying relational connections and diverse off-site encounters. Facilitated by Roy and D'Aun Goble and Ken and Tamara Wytsma, this was a deep dialogue as a community of Jesus followers that no one wanted to end."
– Steve Haas, World Vision, Catalyst
"It is rare to take multiple days on end with the primary purpose of focusing on personal and spiritual growth. Hence, finding the right fit is imperative. Junkyard Wisdom Belize was exactly that – inspirational teaching, thought-provoking conversations, connecting with great people in similar life transitions, refreshment of the body and soul, all in the beautiful rain forest of Jaguar Creek."
– Christine Rose, Marketing Professional
"In the beauty of Belize, Roy Goble invited us to ask hard questions and consider a life lived in the tension of the world as it is and as God meant to be. Ken Wytsma expanded our understanding of the heart of God and the way we’re each invited to participate in the creative, redeeming work of his kingdom. All that combined with thoughtful people with honest questions who made this a rich and meaningful experience that we are eager to do again."
– Todd Deatherage, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Telos Group
"I loved the opportunity to be intentional to cultivate relationships with remarkable people I would never naturally encounter. We had focused conversations surrounding our faith and stewardship of the resources we’ve been given. And how sweet to escape to a fabulous location to unplug and have extended time with my wife. Junkyard Widsom – Belize afforded all of that. Love the unique experience created by the Goble’s and Wytsma’s. This is a great experience."
– Kevin Friesen, Sr. Facilitator and Ambassador, Duarte Design
"Each day, Roy Goble’s ideas from his book Junkyard Wisdom were weaved into our conversation as a starting off point to some of the most amazing conversations we’ve ever experienced. Along with Ken Wytsma’s teachings on theology and culture there was so much to take in; forever our hearts were changed."
– Sandy Coughlin, ReluctantEntertainer.com
"Several factors collaborated to make this one of the most impactful retreats I have personally ever experienced. From the depth of content to the brilliant facilitation and the practical engagement with staff and the beautiful people of Belize; Junkyard Wisdom Belize surpassed all my expectations. This retreat avoided simplistic formulas while simultaneously provoking thought via practical action and intentional commitment to lifelong exploration, adventure and learning. Experiencing this in a community of peers who brought their own insights and expertise led to one of the richest experiences of my life. I am beyond thankful for having the opportunity to participate in this transformational experience and could not recommend it more highly!"
– Elbert Paul, President of National Christian Foundation, Northern California
"Our individualistic and materialistic culture often "confuses my goals" at a subconscious level. JWBelize is the rare opportunity to engage for several days in life-giving conversations and culture around themes of justice and human flourishing. I flew back from Belize with greater clarify, deeper resolve, and an intimate community of friends who will no doubt continue to inspire and challenge me."
– Kevon Saber, Innovator and Investor
Roy is the author of Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken Parts. He is also the CEO of Goble Properties, a real estate investment company based in Silicon Valley, and co-founder of PathLight International, a nonprofit based in Belize—while still finding time to visit and learn from friends and ministry partners around the world. Roy lives with his wife, D’Aun, in Livermore, CA.
In the heart of the Maya Mountain Rainforest. One minute from a river. One hour from the Caribbean Sea. Thirty minutes from the English-speaking capital of Belmopan.
Jaguar Creek is the kind of place where everything can finally come into focus.
At the intersection of hardship and indescribable natural beauty—and removed from life back home, yet only two hours from Miami, Dallas, or Houston—Jaguar Creek is where people come to pray, learn, and grow.
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"Roy Goble is a successful entrepreneur with a grand plan. In my circles—Silicon Valley startups and brand evangelism—that’s not unusual. What is unusual is that Roy’s weapon of choice is hope.
Read this book if you want to learn another way to change the world."
"To truly help vulnerable people around the globe, we’ve got to be smarter and do better. As Roy shares in Junkyard Wisdom, real philanthropy doesn’t start with a check, but a challenge: are you willing to help another person? Roy Goble has accepted that challenge, and he inspires his readers to do the same."
"Roy Goble is a friend of mine. In fact, he’s the first friend I ever had.
We met just out of kindergarten. He was a guy who was always getting into mischief and I was drawn to him like a magnet. You will be too. It’s a holy mischief Roy’s been up to since then. Roy’s success in the world hasn’t led him to the wealthy; it’s brought him to the poor and hurting. This beautifully written book is the story of what Roy has learned along the way about love and compassion and Jesus."