Me with my lovely wife, Kathy:

Friday, August 22, 2008

This & that:

I haven't put anything on here for a while, and have nothing profound today.
  • Kathy & I were able to take a trip with four of our grandkids. We had a great time, and I think the kids did, too.
  • I have this accumulation of projects. One is mostly Kathy's, a basement remodel, but it involves me in putting down ceramic tile, intalling a new door, and doing some sheet-rock work. It will involve moving a water-heater (Why do so many people call them hot-water-heaters? If the water is hot, why would you heat it?) PLUMBING : (, but I can put that off. I started remodeling my study a while back. I put the first coat of vanish on part of the cherry this morning. Lovely stuff. The wood I varnished this morning was some that my late Father-in-law had cut and had sawn. He was my pastor during the first part of my life. Normally I'm not sentimental, but it will be cool to be reminded of Pastor Marsceau . . .
  • It's the end of summer so, fall programs have to get going.
  • Below in the picture of "my guys" is Pink Davis. We are privileged to have a commissioning service for him and Selena this Sunday. They are headed to New Zealand.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

My guys:

I mentioned a week or so ago that I had recently had lunch with "my guys. Here is a picture taken by a friend.

Starting from the Lower left is Daniel Cook. Daniel is an Appalachian Bible College grad. He married a lady who grew up in our church. He interned with me for a year. He is currently associate pastor at a church in Easton PA.

Next to him is Doug Williams. He came to CBC when he was in high school. Doug is an outstanding preacher, linguist, pastor, and missionary. He currently resides in Covington and is our Associate pastor/Missionary in Residence. In addition to his duties here at CBC, he is translating the Old Testament into
Awapit. He continues to write lessons that are taught to the Awa in Equador, and he takes periodic trips to minister. He is currently leading a team there. In about a year he and Dorcas plan to return to Northern Ecuador.

Pink Davis--yes that is his real name--served as intern and assistant at CBC for nearly 2 years. He is a graduate of Appalachian Bible College. On Aug. 24 we will commission he and Selena as missionaries to New Zealand.

On the bottom right is my son, C. He is a graduate of Cedarville University. He served for seven years as associate pastor in Kansas. He just finished an 18 month stint in Central Asia, seeking to establish a ministry leading to the founding of churches. He was forced to leave because of visa issues. He will continue in ministry.

Fred Stromberg served as intern, and covered for me after a major accident in 2001. He is an ABC grad. serving in Honduras.

It was a great lunch. The food didn't matter.