Airport Turnaround

Marthat & BonnieThe day is about to elapse and bedtime cannot be far from now this Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Bonnie and I are at Rebecca’s home in Collierville, TN. Tomorrow around noon, sister Martha Noland will arrive at the Memphis International Airport, and at 5:30 p.m. I will depart from the same airport for three weeks in Myanmar (Burma). Martha came once more to be with Bonnie during her recovery from pancreatic cancer; she awaited Bonnie’s return home in Winona, MS from her 11 days in the hospital. Now, Martha will help Bonnie out as I am away on my mission trip (e.g., drive her to chemotherapy in Jackson, MS and otherwise keep her company, etc.).

Martha is a dear friend, who insists on being there for us and Bonnie in particular, even though we might discourage her from making such an effort on our behalf. I know that Bonnie will be in good hands in my absence. Among other things, they are going to the Family Harvest Weekend, hosted by the Collierville, TN Church of Christ at the Maywood Christian Camp outside of Hamilton, AL. I will be arriving in Yangon about the time those two make their way to camp.

We thank brethren near and far, domestic and international, for your continued encouragement. Though unable to travel together abroad presently, we plan to travel together in February to Guyana, South America for three or four weeks in April 2014.

Despite her illness, Bonnie is a remarkable Christian woman. Besides maintaining a near full schedule at the office, bolstered by days punctuated with restful moments when required, she travels extensively with me stateside. Bonnie’s last chemo treatment is November 1, the same day on the evening of which she begins a two-day ladies’ retreat near Huntsville, AL. A popular phrase might well be reworded to say, “You can’t keep a good woman down!”

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