Friday, June 23, 2017 9:00pm-3:00pm CST
The Lord continues to shine His blessings on us. Of course, every day as His child brings blessings. We were privileged to share the gospel with 9 today and 1 of them gave their life to the Lord. Of course, we wish it were 9 but we pray for our new brother and lift up those who declined for one reason or another. Here is how the day unfolded: got up at 7:14 to prepare for the morning devo. Mike led our thoughts and did an outstanding job. We then had a great breakfast. Your choice is eggs and/or bread but both are very good although I would argue it is hard to mess up eggs. I then went up to my room and worked on the itinerary for October. Among other things; we are going to work with a new church that was planted by the Nkoabang Church of Christ in Yaounde. I am looking forward to that. It was discouraging because we waited in the hotel to hear from the preachers at Muea where I worked and Mamu where Jan and Jean Claude were supposed to be. Unfortunately, Mamu was not prepared at all. I had one study which went very well. The man was named Emmanuel and I feel good about the study although he declined baptism. He said tomorrow and my experience is that ‘tomorrow’ rarely comes. I pray he will be an exception. He had many good answers and a good grasp of what was being taught from God’s Word. We had a very nice afternoon service and some of the brethren are pictured above. This building held its first service last month on May 7. They call themselves the Riverside Church of Christ because a ‘river’ flows by the building. You can see the ‘river’ below and I think it would be better to call it the Streamside Church of Christ. Got back to the hotel with no problems because it is a tar road all the way. The ‘joy’ of the Matoh and Koto roads is fading in our memory and there are somethings you do not mind to forget! Supper consists of either chicken or buzzgetti but both are wonderful. After supper Jean Claude, Andrew and myself climbed three machines to go fetch some water and soft drinks. We are now covered until we get back to Douala on Monday. Andrew was commenting tonight about how fast the trip has went. I visited with Henry for a while in my room. He is a joy to be around. I am going to send this, Lord willing, and then try and Skype Linda and take a shower if the water is flowing OK. The faucet has the “drip, drip, drip” thing down to a science. We have been blessed with only a couple of power outages and none at night although I keep my flashlight in my pocket. Please pray for Vincent as he has Malaria. It is not severe and he says he will definitely work tomorrow. Henry and I will work in Munyenge for the final two days. Please continue to keep us in prayer.