Lord’s Day in Linden

January 2, 2017 with kids & grandkids at Chuck E. Cheese

January 2, 2017 with kids & grandkids at Chuck E. Cheese

Sunday, February 12, 2017, Martha Lynn and I worshipped once more with the Amelia’s Ward Church of Christ in Linden, Guyana, South America. Again today, morning Bible class and worship continued from 8:30 a.m. through almost 12:30 p.m.—four hours! Then, the faithful or diehards returned for evening worship at 6:00 p.m. This morning for Bible class, I taught, “Come Meet Jesus Christ as Pre-Incarnate God”; tonight I preached, “Come Meet Jesus Christ as Messiah and King.” I was able to use PowerPoint presentations both times, though I wondered if I was going to need to resort to “Plan B” since shortly before class time the electric went off, but it came back on in a few minutes. I always have plans “A” through “D” to try to compensate for unintended circumstances.

Additional congregational activities for the upcoming week include visitation in the community three hours or so Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ladies’ Bible class meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Wednesday evening, “Prayer Meeting” is at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bible class at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., married couples and others interested in marriage meet; this week, Martha and I are to be the principles, and in class discussion we are expected to share advice, counsel and tips that we have learned from the combined 90 years of marriage (48 for Martha married to Bob and 42 for me married to Bonnie). Not to overlook the present, we are expected to speak to the nearly two months that we have been married to each other as well.

This is likely to be a busy, tiring and challenging week since Monday through Saturday we are scheduled to present seminars at five different venues across a wide expanse of Guyana. Tomorrow at 3:30 a.m., we are to leave by car for the Ogle airport for a flight in a little plane to Port Kaituma—the vicinity of the Jonestown Massacre of some decades ago. During late afternoon and early evening, we will speak at one congregational location in Port Kaituma. Tuesday, we are to travel by boat to another area church of Christ. Wednesday, Nigel, Martha and I are to travel three hours or so by boat up two large rivers to Mabaruma; along the way, we will teach in another seminar at a river village. Thursday, we will have a seminar program in Mabaruma. Friday, we fly back to Ogle. Saturday, we cross the Demerara River at Georgetown to present another seminar along a canal.

Though it is not Valentine’s Day just yet, Martha and I exchanged Valentine’s Day Cards today; we agreed that the timing and logistics were better today than hauling the cards with us by car, plane and boat for giving them to each other on February 14. All I can say is, “What a honeymoon!” Whew! We’re not even half way through our 6-week stint yet. We covet the prayers of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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