We did our immediate family gift giving last night. Tonight we will be with the in-laws in Peoria (about 1 hour away). Then, on Saturday night we’ll be with my parents back here in Clinton. So, we won’t be traveling too far.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Life has been quite hectic and so my priorities have not included blogging. Our oldest daughter will be flying back to the states tomorrow night, using her one-way ticket. 🙂 The remaining five of us will follow her in three weeks. Prayers for her safe travels will be greatly appreciated.
We worshiped with the Monduli congregation today. George has been instructing them in personal evangelism. The congregation has been enjoying these classes immensely, begging him to keep coming. One elderly lady, who cannot even read or write, said today that his lessons were sweeter than sugar. It is so encouraging to us to see their zeal. George also taught a wonderful lesson on the beautitudes, from Matthew 5, of course. 🙂
This evening the missionaries got together to have a meal, have a devotional in English, and everyone also took turns expressing kind remarks and well wishes to Julia. Kind of emotional for her family. All in all, it’s been a wonderful Lord’s Day.
My “to-do list” is, generally, the same. I spend a couple-three hours reading, necessary writing after that, exegetical work, and then busy work. This routine, I like a lot. Every now and again, there is a pop-up that I must tend to, but by and large the routine is steady. I do not, ordinarily, make a “to-do list” otherwise, but I have occasionally.
Heading to Idaho Saturday morning; I will be preaching a meeting there Sun-Wed, my wife and I returning the following Friday. Lived in ID about 10 years (cumulative), and it will be nice to get back and catch up. The church to whom I will preach is a new work, somewhat small, but glad to be able to help.
Fortunately, for Sullivan, we will have an esteemed preached (in my view) filling in Sunday – Randal. Many are looking forward to his arrival and preaching (Randal, you also have class – whatever you would like to do). His classmate from FHU (FHC at the time), will lead singing – Richard Hill.