Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:30pm-2:30pm CST
It is 172,000 seconds before I see TMBWITW! Jean Claude picked me at the hotel and we left at 6:15 arriving 30 minutes later. I went in with no problems and the area where you secure your boarding pass was cooler than usual. It was actually quite comfortable. Waited about 45 minutes before I could get my boarding pass. Those who travel with me mock the fact that I get to the airport so early. Well, if I would have waited 45 minutes later to arrive, I would be downstairs in a long line instead of being in a room with A/C waiting to depart. I went through Customs quickly and when I went through security, they check everything in your carry-on. Well, I have plenty medicine and the girl today, like last time, commented about the volume. I simply said I was an old man and she just smiled. I found an A/C plug that works and I am fixin to relax.
Oh; the pictures below are of one of the Garoua congregation’s hall. The other is of r-l; Mamoudou, Nassourou & Abdoulaye. A shiny dime to anyone who can pronounce all of the names correctly! They are preacher’s in the Garoua area and all are hard workers in the Kingdom. Oh; my spell checker only said that Nassourou was not a correct spelling so I guess the others are more common than I thought. Any of you have any brethren with those names?
Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:00pm-11:00am CST
It is now roughly 104,000 seconds until I see TMBWITW! Talk about being blessed, that is, me. After I wrote the stuff above, they moved us from one gate to another and then departed about 25 minutes late which isn’t too bad. The flight was wonderful and I had one of the best airplane meals I have ever had. For those of you who travel, you can have some idea of how GREAT it was. If you do not travel then you can only dream. I got about 2 hours of sleep on the plane. When we arrived, it took nearly an hour to get to my luggage and most of that time was taken in a loooooooooong line at Customs. I got to my hotel room and took a shower and then slept for a few hours. Have had lunch and caught up on emails. I will begin my Final Howdy tomorrow and ship it on either Friday night or Saturday. My plan is to get in bed no later than 7 and get a long night’s rest.
Thanks for all your prayers!