Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:20pm-2:20pm CST
Well, the seminar is finished and it was a great success! Will go into more detail in a minute but first want to walk you through the day. Got up at 7 after another good night’s rest. We have been blessed from a physical point of view (all others as well) in that we have had zero disruption of electricity or water. I checked my email this morning as I can still receive but not send. I think the problem is with the modem connection as I had no problem sending in Douala when I was wired through the hotel. Our driver had a neighbor die and according to their custom he stayed to mourn with the family. He sent a friend and we made it to the church hall with no problems. The attendance was incredibly consistent as we once again had 43 women and 30 men today. The women did presentations of a class this morning and Gisele and Linda said they did well. Some better than others but overall the girls were pleased. This afternoon they finished presentations and then handed out the children’s material that we had brought with us. We gave one book to each congregation and they were very happy. My class went well and I pray that good was done. The preachers wanted to meet with me at noon and I anticipated what the meeting was about. They are pleading for financial help and that is simply not possible. I will supply them with some tracts that I will order and send when I get back to the States. The picture below is of all those who attended the seminar. We had our final supper together tonight. I am thankful that I can eat the same thing over and over again and enjoy it as I had chicken and rice for 6 straight nights and it was good each time. The other night I had a bit of free time and so I watched an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger. Well, a bad guy mentioned that there are people who eat airplane food and ask for seconds. Surprised he did not mention me by name. At any rate, he said it in a negative way so he was not only a bad guy but one with bad taste. Will pack tonight and get ready for some more serious travel tomorrow. We will leave the hotel at 8 and hope to get out of Garoua by 9. Should arrive into Ngondere around 2 or 3 and then the train leaves around 6. Hopefully this will be a 14 hour and not a 17 hour trip. Then when we land in Yaounde the girls will continue on to Douala while Jean Claude and I will go to Ebolowa. Please pray for Mary Hassell. She is a dear Christian sister in Ferris where I preached for 13 years. Her husband Billy died of a heart attack yesterday. Also pray for Mary as she has been diagnosed with cancer.
A couple of miscellaneous items:
- This morning Linda said that the ‘sun is strong’ which simply means it was hot and going to get hotter. Unfortunately she was correct.
- I am the oldest person at the seminar. Just think, if Teresa Blaisdell was here I would be the second oldest!
Thanks for your continued prayers. It will probably be a couple of days before I will be able to send another blog.