Monday, February 18, 2019 7:30pm – 12:30pm CST
As I write, Lord willing, Louise will land in Houston in less than 2 hours with one more leg to Lubbock and Don is over half-way to Seattle with one more leg to Boise. I would say it is lonely without them but I have been busy all day and have had no time to be lonely. Here is what has taken place thus far:
Awoke at 6:15 and was not a happy camper. Fortunately, I was able to go back to sleep and did so until 9. My routine in the morning includes taking my medicine and putting eye drops in for my Glaucoma. Fortunately, it is stable and I pray that it remains that way. It does not impact my vision in any way. I got on the computer to check email and then spent several hours working on my trip report. Made two revisions and will probably let it ‘marinate’ and look at it again in a couple of days. Will send it once I get back to the States. I then did some work as it pertains with my work with World Bible School as far as internet students of mine and a few congregations I have booked or hope to book. It is fascinating that I can do this from thousands and thousands of miles away. I then took a break for lunch and had some nice fried chicken and french fries. Watched an episode of the Rockford Files while I ate. Not only can I eat the same thing over and over again and enjoy it but I can watch movies and TV programs that are decades old. It has been at least 10 years since I darkened a movie theatre. Linda enjoys going on Tuesday nights with Michael and they have a mother/son date which I think is kind of cool. Mom also spends time with Bapp and would with Robin if he wasn’t 1300 miles away.
Oh, below I have a picture of the famous banana that is in Martin’s car. If you look carefully you can see the zipper but he does not store anything inside. He is not the owner of the car so he may not even own the banana! The other picture is from yesterday’s combined service. I told you the huge attendance we had and if you look at the very back you can see an area outside of the hall where chairs were stacked. It is a good thing they planned to have the 135 children upstairs because there is no way we could have accommodated them. I then spent the greater part of the afternoon working on my PPT that I will present to a number of congregations. The first will not be until April 14 and that will be at my congregation. Once again, it is not a finished product but I want to show 4 things: 1) some general pictures that should be of interest 2) some pictures and thoughts of the seminar 3) pictures and thoughts of the Crisis and 4) some general musings of the work in Cameroon. If you are in the Garland area please make plans to be at the Buckingham Road Church of Christ on April 14 at 5pm. I have done a good amount of packing and should be finished by noon on Wednesday. I fly out that evening.
I was able to Skype with Charlie Brown and Grandma because he is out of school. They were fixin to leave to go to a movie with Michael and his family. It is always good to see TMBWITW! I am doing fine. Thanks for your continued prayers.