Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:45pm-4:45pm CST
I know I write this at least once per trip but every day is a good day in Cameroon. The Lord is unbelievably good to us and we appreciate all of His blessings. Today we were able to study with 8 souls and 2 of them were immersed into Christ. The picture on the right below shows a group on the left and right of the building and what you cannot see are two others being taught to the right and left at the front of the building. Not sure why I didn’t think to do a Panorama shot but I did not.
Let’s go back to the beginning of the day; got up at 7:15 and once again slept well. Mike has not been sleeping well and please pray for Jan. She was feeling bad today and did not go out. She is supposed to teach the sisters tomorrow at 3:30 and we are praying she will be up to it. While she is teaching the sisters, Candace will teach the children. You go through some serious traffic to get to Nkoabang and it takes 45-60 minutes. We arrived around 9:45 and went right to work. Everything was organized well and we all had prospects. My first one was a 19-year-old named Linda. She was a very bright girl and I do not have a good sense as to whether she will obey the gospel or not. The good news is that the seed was planted. I then taught an old man (he is 4 years younger than me) and he has been in a particular denomination for his entire life. We had a good study but he will be difficult. When you have accepted something as true for that many years; it is not easy to change even though the Scriptures are clear. That reinforces why we need to do everything we can with our kids to get them headed in the right direction at an early age. I have read that somewhere in the neighborhood of 50% of our children leave the Lord when they leave home. From what little I see, a big reason for that is they never were grounded in the faith. Around 1:30 we headed back to the hotel and had a great lunch. I think I will probably eat the same thing for the next 3 days because it is so good. We then went back to the hall and enjoyed a period of worship with our brethren. I spoke tonight and Chris will preach tomorrow night. In the morning there will be prospects for Mike, Chris and Candace (Jan will probably stay in to get strength for the afternoon) and I am going to teach my seminar material to the men for 2 ½ hours in the morning. This is what I taught in February and will do the same on Friday. Got home with no problems and was able to Skype with Charlie Brown and Linda. She is looking good and happy and I am pleased about that. I cannot thank you enough for your care for Linda. I have been doing email and will get to bed shortly after sending this.
1. I had a wonderful dream last night because I was eating a bunch of pie. The wonderful part is that I enjoyed it and didn’t gain as much as an ounce!
2. You have to be able to adjust here. For example, in Sangmelima my A/C was not incredibly strong but as long as I kept the bathroom door closed; it was plenty cool. Here the A/C is so cold that I keep the bathroom door open.
3. This is the rainy season but today was the first rain we have seen and it was mild. Actually, it rained during the night (don’t know how much) and it drizzled part of the way to Nkoabang. Then when we left this afternoon it was sprinkling again but that is all.
4. Jean Claude’s taxi ran out of fuel tonight so he, Julien and Simon were a tad late.
5. The picture on the left below is of Candace and Emmanuel who is the daughter of Simon and Nadedge.
Once again; please pray for Jan. The rest of us are healthy and we thank you for your continued prayers.