A Delightful Time!
We had a
delightful time in the Bahamas and were pleased that all of our flights were
nearly on-time. We enjoyed Eleuthera
Island with a trip to Harbor Island and a couple of days in the busy city of Nassau. It is always fun to renew friendships and
enjoy the lovely beaches and beautiful clear emerald water. We visited one unique beach which has pink
sand. I believe that I have only seen
one similar beach previously. Paul and
Ruth are outstanding hosts, and we always enjoy being with them. While we were there, a cold-front passed
through and the temperatures dropped into the low 70’s which was no problem for
us but some of the locals felt like they were in a “deep freeze”. The real shocker was that while we were away
Charlotte had 1-2” of snow which is most unusual. Many were pleased with it but I was just as
happy to miss the “fun”.
Eleuthera Island, we were thrilled to hear that two of the men that work for
our builder friend made decisions to turn their lives over to Jesus and leave
the life-style that they had become accustomed to. They were so proud that with the Lord’s
strength they had been able to turn their backs on their previous live-style
and are eager to learn more about living their new lives. Do pray as the Apostle Paul prayed for the
Ephesians, that their “…hearts will be flooded with light…”
and that they “…”will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power…” (Ephesians 1:18-19)
exciting to get back to the office and see all of the projects that the
volunteers had completed and greet a group of around 25 new candidates that arrived
to learn more about SIM and consider their options. We also have initiated our new kitchen which
is a great blessing and at the same time a bit of a challenge to find where
items are stashed. I am sure it won’t be
long before the cooks have a good handle on that and also the operation of all
the new equipment.
I seem to
still be having some problem with breathing but the congestion is now under control. I have an appointment for my annual physical
next week and am praying that the medical people will have wisdom in locating and
treating any areas that are in need of attention. I will appreciate your
prayers to that end.