Journal Entry #18 – Yesterday, I wrote about being thankful for my experienced team mates. Today, I am thankful for email and other electronic media that provide a platform for worldwide communication. For example, I am grateful for the opportunity to write for “The Fellowship Room” – made possible by modern technology. I am grateful for the social websites, blogs, and instant messaging (which, by the way, was the only way we were able communicate with our families when we were stranded in Bolivia), that allow me to give updates to all those who are interested in our work and well being. I am reminded that not so long ago, it was difficult for missionaries to communicate with their supporters and loved ones back in the States. Today, I called my parents on their cell phone from my laptop. Blessings often come in small packages.