Monday, June 25, 2018 7:20pm-1:20pm CST
Today was a nice and relaxing day. Had some good visits which I will mention below. Wanted to sleep until 8:45 but only made it to 8. Tomorrow is a unique travel day because we do not have to get up early. We do not fly out until 10:50 tomorrow night and will leave the hotel at 6 so I am not setting an alarm. My experience tells me that I will wake up early and get to stay up for about 42 hours or so before we make it home. Jean Claude was supposed to be here at 10:30 and he arrived promptly at 11:15. He says he will be here at 10 in the morning and I have already told Candace to have them say some nice things at my memorial service if he arrives at 10. You see, I will go into severe Cardiac Arrest if he is on time. He and I took machines to a couple of places to get Post Cards for my next trip. The entire journey took about 30 minutes. If we had taken a taxi, we would probably still be on the road! Mary met us at the hotel and we all went to eat lunch. You can see Chris and Candace below. I then took a machine back to the hotel while the others went to the Wood Market. I didn’t have anything to buy so I knew I could get some work done. Julien and his family came for a visit at 3:15 and we had a delightful time. You can see his three children below; the oldest is Deborah (12), the middle is David (8) and the youngest is Jason (4). I had a great time with Jason as he is very ticklish. Natalie, his wife was also with him. The shoppers came back and were able to visit some as well. Mike, Jan, Chris and Candace went down for supper but I am maintaining my youthful waist and will only have a healthy snack or two tonight. Then Glory came for a visit. Many years ago, when we had sisters travel with us to cook for us; she was one of them. She now is a teacher and is also one of the sisters who were trained by Louise Clement to hold seminars to train women. Only the Lord knows how much good has been done through Louise and how many children will grow to be faithful saints because of her work. I was able to Skype with my lovely bride but after I hung up I looked at my email and our flight tomorrow has been canceled. When I called her to share the news she was not a “happy camper”. When I look at the myriad of problems that people have; a canceled flight and some inconvenience is very minor. Hopefully we can fly out on Wednesday and get home on Thursday. Of course, everyone else wants to make that flight and all will not be able to do so. I should know within the next few hours of our situation.
- I have been the dispenser for Candace regarding Double Stuff Oreos. I bought two boxes in Yaounde and give her a packet of two each day. The others I gave to the guys.
- At lunch Candace had her usual ice cream and made the following statement and I quote: I am just like Will Rogers who said “I never met a flavor of ice cream I didn’t like!” I do think she has her message messed up because what he really said was “I never met a pizza I didn’t like.”
Thanks so much for your continued prayers.