We packed on Wednesday and flew to Bogota on Thursday. The two hours to Atlanta and four hours to Colombia seemed easy compared to the strenuous 30-hour trip from Malaysia. Speaking of Malaysia, Ruth and I are still not over jet lag. Peter Dishman had a reasonable schedule of student activities for us on Friday,… Continue reading March 20, 2022 — Teach and Sleep
We're back in Bethlehem and trying to get over jet lag! On our last Sunday in Kuala Lumpur Ruth and I attended a different church - the one which Phil and Barb attend. First we drove to a testing site and were swabbed for our COVID test, then were introduced to Chilli Pan Mee -… Continue reading March 15, 2022 — Adjusting to home
Ruth and I have had a wonderful and productive time in Malaysia! The pastors here meet every Tuesday, but last week it was a Zoom meeting since several of us were still in quarantine. It was good to spend a couple of hours with those men. Next time in person! (We hope.) After the meeting… Continue reading March 6, 2022 — Exploring Kuala Lumpur
I left you while we were still in quarantine on Langkawi Island. Phil and Barb had been helping us find our way around and began orienting us to their work. Curtis arrived on Tuesday, March 15, and began discussing with us his work with students. We had profitable discussions with him on Tuesday and Wednesday.… Continue reading February 27,2022 — COVID
Ruth and I are in Malaysia, and I think it is safe to say we are enjoying our time here. To whatever extent that is not true, it is surely no fault of our hosts. Phil and Barb have been utterly amazing in guiding and providing for us. The trip was not bad, but it… Continue reading February 15, 2022 — Malaysia
In 17 hours we leave for Asia! Everything has been obtained and collected. Tomorrow we need to pack, print travel documents, and close up the house. We spent last week preparing for our trip. I gave the liturgy group their final tutorial and officially handed over to them the production of our weekly liturgy booklets.… Continue reading February 6, 2022 — Ready to Go!
I thought we took care of most of the preparation for our trip two weeks ago. Silly me! International travel is always more complicated than domestic, but COVID has amplified those complications. So last week were more arrangements. As of last night I think we have most of the travel arrangements completed. There's still packing....… Continue reading January 30, 2022 — Countdown to Departure!
...but we haven't crossed the Rubicon. We bought plane tickets to our overseas ministry site, but departure is still two weeks away. Last week was intensely busy. In addition to our normal ministry activities, I researched and bought plane tickets and travel insurance (two kinds!), filled out forms, took a required online class, and worked… Continue reading January 23, 2022 — The Die is Cast!
Is it true that my last post was December 20 last year? We've spent the time since then engaged in hearty celebrations of the incarnation of our Lord while keeping up with routine home and ministry responsibilities. Christopher, Stephen, and Benjamin were here for a few days before Christmas. Stephen's fiancee, Annie, came with him.… Continue reading January 16, 2022 — Welcome 2022!
May God draw close to you this Advent Season as we wait for the celebration of God made man. Click the title to see my fourth Advent meditation.