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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8:20pm – 1:20pm CST

Dear All:

Had another great day (are there any other kind in Cameroon)! My second home is a true place of joy and I am happy for each minute I am here. Louise had 29 in her class, Don had 44 and I had 80. I am a bit surprised that the number has increased. I cannot imagine it will go any higher Thursday or Friday. One of the brothers told me that he did not make it yesterday because of the Bike Race. The classes are going well and the brethren have conveyed that they are learning and pleased to be here. In Louise’s class Linda Bassay presented how you can teach toddlers. So many over here are surprised that you can teach that age group.

I got up at 7 and did usual things. Don and I went down at 8:30 and Martin was there. Since the bike race is history, we made it to the hall 20 minutes early. Always enjoy the fellowship before and after the sessions. Don and I made it back with no problems and we ate our lunch in my room. I will not give you the recipe for today but it was deeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious. (I have obviously used that word before because my spell checker did not correct me). Because of the great demand; I believe I will write a cook book with all of my recipes in it. With me; you get a balanced diet from just one meal. During my class Louise met with a number of sisters regarding the work with children. They are pictured below. Everything went well and we have now passed the ½ way point of the English seminar. Got back to the hotel with no problems and have been eating healthy snacks (the only kind I eat). Don and Louise came down and I have been giving them pointers on the correct way to eat. With Don it is not only the proper nutrition but how to always hit your mouth!

Miscellaneous thoughts:

  1. The term “close fellowship” can be used in a variety of ways. You can speak of the close fellowship we have with our brothers and sisters in Christ. You can speak of the close fellowship you have with your physical family. And you can speak of the close fellowship you have on a machine in Cameroon! You are able to get up close and personal with so many people. You could touch them, shake their hands or have a conversation with them (provided you speak French),
  2. Louise wanted me to snap a picture of her teaching so I came over on the first break. After fulfilling my mission; I was leaving and heard my room calling. Well, actually it was three things: 1) the A/C in my room 2) The Coke Zero in my room and 3) The Snickers in my room. I do not like to disappoint them so I heeded the call!
  3. I was sad last night because I only got to speak with Charlie Brown and Grandma instead of Skyping with them. They were at Walmart and it was getting very late so I had to hit the sack. I am excited about seeing them in a few hours. Linda did say that she was feeling good but I don’t know if she can be trusted. Oh, she is a good girl but I hope she is not saying that just to make me feel good. I am sad when she is not well.
  4. The picture below on the left (I don’t know if it comes out right or left for you) is of some brethren before the morning session.

Tonight, I was able to get a lot of correspondence done along with catching up on various things. I do not know if I am busier in America or Cameroon. At any rate; I am thankful that I am busy and feeling well.

Please continue to lift up our struggling brethren on the English side, Linda’s health and energy and the seminar itself. Don, Louise and I are all doing well.

In Christ,

Jim Corner

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