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Update on Stuff

I have been trying to keep this site updated weekly. Some weeks I run behind. This last couple weeks have been busy but I’ll give you some highlights.

A friend came over and spent a couple days installing our new generator. We had to build a little shelter for it in the back yard, run cable along the side of the house to the garage and put in a new junction box. It was a fair amount of work but now we are ready for a power outage. Of course, we haven’t needed it yet but the day will come and we will be ready. Thanks to all who helped us buy this generator it will be a big blessings in daily living.

The school the kids go to hosted an international theater workshop for the middle-school students. Kids from around the world came to attend. We hosted two young girls (about Michaella’s age) from Belgium and Switzerland. They were here for four days and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Rhonda offered to plan the last event, a bar-b-que for all the host families and students. So there were about 100 people at it on Sunday evening. She did a great job, as usual.

Yesterday, I got stopped by a police officer while going into a subway station. He wanted to see my ID. Everyone in the country must carry a police identity card and can be stopped and checked at any time. I always carry my card but it is expired and I haven’t renewed it yet. Renewing it is a very long and crazy activity and I was putting it off. Well, that was a mistake. The police officer made me sit in his rusty Lada for an hour demanding that I pay him money or he would have me deported. (He really can’t deport me since I have a valid visa but it is the way they try to operate here.) Anyway, I called some local pastor friends who came and bailed me out. Until I get the new police card I will just have to carry around my Canadian passport.

After that incident, I meet Rhonda and some other friends at a women’s field hockey game. I didn’t choose the sport but they are holding an Olypmic qualifying event here in Baku for field hockey. Spain beat Azerbaijan 4-0. It was a good game and enjoyable to be outside in the nice weather we are having. We went out to supper afterwards.

The early service at church seems to be going well. There is more preparation work on my part but I am enjoying it and a number of people have volunteered to help with the service which makes it go easier. We are planning a worship conference for the second weekend in May and I’m busy putting together my seminar for that. Our Friday morning Men’s Breakfast has just started studying the book “Point Man”. So far its a good read.

So, that’s a little bit here and there about our last couple weeks. Drop us a line and let us know what you are up to.

David

One Response to “Update on Stuff”

  1. on 07 May 2008 at 1:23 pmBen Regts

    Dear David-I just received an email from BA and of course, thought of you(all). D.B. apparently did not contact you yet. He is off to Romania, Armenia and Nepal to visit with contacts there. Nepal is celebrating 25 years of ministry with EHC next week (14/15/16)
    Can’t imagine being pulled over like that, although when I was 16 and driving my brother’s car w/o a license I got pulled over-and I still wince when I’m driving and see a cop car.
    Blessings to you and Rhonda and kids. I am sure you are doing a great job. (Pray for your Mom and Dad too-I know they must really miss you and the kids)
    May you enjoy the Lord’s best (like in Psalm 91)
    Take good care, Dave
    Ben

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