Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thank you Flint River Baptist Church

I wanted to thank the Flint River Baptist Church volunteers for pouring their lives out and into the lives of the hundreds of people they came into contact with. They were a part of a larger picture working with Multi Ministries. MM is an organization that is dedicated to bringing Jesus to Africa. Not only do they to tent crusades and revivals, but they also provide training for pastors and leaders that do not have the resources or the time. I will be teaching evangelism and discipleship in one of their seminars in October.

FRBC (Huntsville, Alabama) touched the lives of hundreds of people with their singing and personal interaction wherever they went. They were in nursing homes, infant HIV wards of hospitals, schools, and numerous churches. Thank you for encouraging Jody and me through your singing. We’ll see y’all in a year or so.
The one of Bethany is just because.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Your Thoughts

Three guys spend the night at a very cheap hotel - it costs only $30 dollars for all three. They split the cost, paying only $10 each. After they get into their room, the desk clerk realizes he should only have charged $25 dollars. So, he gives the bellboy $5 to give back to the three guys. The bellboy is concerned on how they will split the $5. So the bellboy gives the guys only $3 and he keeps $2.
In the end, the guys only paid $9 each for the room for a total of $27 plus the $2 that the bellboy kept - equals $29. Where is the other $1??

Give me your thoughts or answer in the comment section.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Happy 40th Birthday!

I have never been as surprised today than any other time. Yesterday was my 40th birthday and it came and went without really any notice. The boys did make me birthday card and Bethany had her hand traced and stuck some stickers on a piece of paper. They were sweet. Apparently Jody ordered my present from the States and it has not arrived yet. My mother-in-law was supposed to mail it - I think that may be why I haven't received it yet!!! I did have some friends bring me a present - a book on the history of South Africa. Some other IMB missionaries brought me a pecan pie. I was gone to be with a Tswana pastor doing some funeral visitation - that's a whole other story. I did get up at 2:00 this morning to watch the Eagles and Steeler's play. You got to watch it when you can.

So this morning I have an appointment to get my haircut. Totally - 100%- unknown to me, my precious wife has organized a surprise party. I return from getting my hair cut, going by the store first for the hamburger buns and ice. I walk in the door and there are about 20 people in the dining room yelling surprise. I was speechless and surprised. I had no idea - cars were parked on another street - I was totally surprised. Friends from Botswana came and even parents of the friends came - I didn't know them, but I was glad they were there. The other pictures are of the rest of the day. It was a great day!! God has blessed me with some wonderful friends and I am thankful for His incredible goodness to me. I never imagined that I would celebrate my 40th birthday in South Africa with so many wonderful people.