Friday, October 27, 2017 11:45pm-5:45pm CST
We were late in getting back to the hotel and still had to eat supper and pack so that is why I am so late. The Lord blessed us with another good day as we had 7 Bible studies and 2 baptisms. The two girls who were baptized are below: Diane and Lisa. Diane is 18 and Lisa is 21. The study went really well and I feel very good about these girls. Simon and his family are on the right and they are from left to right: Nadedge, Esther, Herman, Daniel, Emmanuel and Simon. They are a really great family.
Here is how the day went: Got up at 7:30 as we were leaving earlier than the other days. We arrived at the church hall at about 9:30 and we immediately had a study. Of the 5 who were not baptized I feel good about 2 of them. I had to come back to the hotel in the middle of the day to get something I had forgotten. Traffic was not too bad and it only took about 45 minutes each way. Scott went with me to the hotel and as we were walking down the road to get a taxi we saw a store that had cold drinks. I thought to myself: Self, what would my dear brother Jean Claude want me to do and I determined that since he is such a nice guy that he would want me to have a cold drink so that is what Scott and I did. I try to be a good brother. Had a good afternoon; that is when Diane and Lisa were taught and baptized and then had a good worship service. Coming back the driver decided to take some short cuts to avoid traffic but all he did was put us on some roads that caused us to go very slowly. We were late for supper but they warmed it up and we ate about 15 minutes after we arrived. I was able to take a nice shower and I am going to miss this place. I am now packed and headed for bed.
1. Here is the broken record again; I road in the front seat of the taxi coming home tonight and smiled so much. By my count my dear sister-in-law would have had 17 coronaries but I just enjoyed the ride. I never cease to be amazed at how close they can come to pedestrians and other vehicles and how well they see at night.
2. I forgot to mention this yesterday. In the church halls they will have signs that read; Put Off Your Phone which simply means; turn it off. Last night when we were fixin to climb the machine I had my umbrella out and Jean Claude said: put off your umbrella. Fortunately, I speak the lingo and immediately concurred.
3. Recently in either Dallas County or possibly the state of Texas they outlawed speaking on a cell phone when you are driving. Well, the drivers here have no such laws but it does not bother me. They could drive, speak on the phone, shave, eat their lunch and clip their toenails all at the same time!
4. I have told you in other blogs that during rush hour many machines will drive on the wrong side of the road to be efficient. You never, however, see a taxi on the wrong side of the road (well, maybe never is too strong a word). Last night I was surprised to see a big truck on the wrong side and Jean Claude later told me that it was a military truck and they go anywhere they please.
5. Tonight at the end of the service I was told that I am now a member of the Nkoabang Church of Christ which puts me in a dilemma. As you know; you cannot have duel membership (I don’t think) so when I get back I guess I will have to renounce my membership at Buckingham Road!
Thank you so much for your prayers for Linda. I Skyped with her and Charlie Brown about 30 minutes ago and she is feeling better and her BP is lower. The doctor yesterday (I may have already told you this) changed her BP medicine. Hopefully it is as simple as that. I will get up in about 6 hours as we have a 5-hour ride to Bafoussam and we want to leave enough early to beat the rush hour traffic. We are both well and thank you for your prayers. Oh, one last thing: I was wrong about Mark Partlow having surgery as he is going to have to be on blood thinner for about a month and then have the surgery. Please continue to pray for him.