October 23, 2018 9:50pm-3:50pm CST
I am worried that some of you may thing the campaign is rigged. You see, we had two studies today and two baptisms. The prospects have been really good and I will speak about them in a minute.
Got up at 7am (I know you are highly interested about my rising) after another good night’s rest. Hotel is really nice with good A/C and good lighting! The water pressure is also wonderful. In Yokaduma you would soap an arm and rinse an arm because you could not be sure that the water would continue to flow. Also in Yokaduma even when the power was on I often had a flashlight in my mouth so I could see well. On November 20 I am having Cataract surgery on my right eye (I may have already told you this but my rememberer ain’t too hot) and then the other eye done on December 4. I am looking forward to seeing how my vision improves. Went down with Jean Claude and got a taxi to the church hall. The first student is Lucy and she is on the left. She is a 21-year-old who has been married about 1 year. Her husband is a brother so she has been with us for some time. He had a big smile on his face at worship tonight. It was a delight to study with her. While she was taken to the water I studied with Sandra. This woman really impressed me with her questions. She struggled (and I mean that in a good way) to make sure of her decision. Jean Claude was equally impressed and you can see her and Paul just after her baptism.
We had good weather today. It rained hard on two different occasions for a short period of time in the morning. Then it rained hard for another short period of time in the afternoon but other than that; it was actually quite cool. After the baptism of Sandra, we came back to the hotel. There is really little “down-time” as I always have stuff to do and was able to get caught up on a few things. We ate supper at 4 and the hotel has had really good food. We left for the church hall at 5:30 and enjoyed our time with the brethren. I spoke on the need we have to be encouragers and used a handful of passages. We then made it back and I am about packed.
- This morning before Lucy arrived Jean Claude, Paul and I were talking about their father (Martin) and Jean Claude’s late wife, Catherine. I knew both of them and they were tough; I mean TOUGH. Jean Claude said they were the Taliban in his house!
- I met a brother today by the name of Albert. We have had a radio program in Bertoua that has been sponsored by World Radio for many years. He was formerly a denominational preacher but was converted after listening to Paul and then studying with him.
- Lucy is now my favorite person in the world. I asked her how old she thought I was and she said 50. Oh well; she was only off by 5 years!
- I have a very nice-looking fridge with a very nice light inside to let you see things. Unfortunately; it does not cool in the least. Oh well, we leave in the morning so that is OK.
Jean Claude’s back is still giving him some problems. He has medicine and we are praying that the Lord will work to heal him. Thank you for your continued prayers. We leave around 7 in the morning and have a 9 hour journey to Ebolowa. I will Skype with Charlie Brown and Grandma and then hit the sack.