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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:15pm-4:15pm CST

Dear All:

This day began in a frustrating way. I had the time to sleep in but woke up at 6:30 and could not get back to sleep. I got up at 6:45 and was able to get a lot of stuff done this morning. I finished a PPT and did a rough draft of my report of the trip. I will go over it a couple of more times to make edits. I was also able to determine what pictures my sweet daughter-in-law will put on the website next week. I was able to catch up on email so the morning was good. BTW: the picture on the left below is of Paul baptizing Raissa in Bertoua on Sunday. The picture on the right is of Vincent Nsah. He is the preacher for the Muyuka Church of Christ and they have been hard hit by the Crisis. Many members have left and if they can find employment on the French side; it is unlikely they will ever return. Vincent is one of the godliest Christians I have ever known and I count it a great blessing to have him as a friend. He and I went to lunch and had a great time, we then went to the Post Office and then back to the hotel. On the way to the P.O. I mentioned that my darling wife says that one of my greatest qualities is that of being a pest. He said: she is right to which I replied; I thought you were my friend. He then said; friends speak the truth to a friend and smiled. Somehow, we got on the subject of the longevity of clothing and he said that he was wearing a pair of trousers that Charles Hanson gave him in 2004! We then agreed that Charles is not only incredibly bright but a GREAT Christian brother. Julien, the preacher at Dakar, then came to the hotel and we went to buy some material for him to make me two shirts as he is also an excellent tailor. We rode his machine and it is always a blessing to ride a machine in Douala. I was smiling the entire time as we were passing cars left and right and that is quite literal as you go wherever there is an opening. The few of you who have enjoyed this great adventure will understand. The rest can only go to 6 Flags and ride the most adventuresome ride and get some idea of what it is like on a machine in Douala. When I got back, I did some more stuff on the computer and then relaxed as most of my packing is done. I had a very nice and healthy “last supper” of Tuna, a Banana Twinkie, a Mars Bar and a Coke Zero. There is a good reason why I have such a youthful physique! I then began another PPT for my class that will begin on June 12. I just finished Skyping with TMBWITW (The Most Beautiful Woman In The World) and Charlie Brown and they are doing well. Grandma is a bit tired but that is because she is old! Don’t tell her I said that if you love me! Thanks for all of your prayers.

In Christ,

Jim Corner

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