Archive for July, 2009

Kansas Trip Journal 9
July 22, 2009

We spent Sunday evening, July 19, through Wednesday, July 22, at Memorial Holiness Camp Meeting. In all free time I was at our motel room doing missions work by email and telephone. Can you tell that the vacation part of our trip is behind us?
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Kansas Trip Journal 8
July 22, 2009

After our time with the Rickmans in MO we drove to northeast OH to the town of Canton to be at the Valley Chapel Brethren in Christ Church on Sunday morning, July 19.
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Kansas Trip Journal 7
July 18, 2009

In the past two days I read Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church by D.A. Carson, who is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
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Kansas Trip Journal 6
July 18, 2009

On Tuesday, July 14, we drove to Parsons, KS, to have dinner at a restaurant with our good friends, Charles and Elaine Norman and Ed and Martha Rickman. We three men were all pastors in and near Abilene, KS, in 1968-1974, the years I was pastor at Zion Brethren in Christ Church.

From Parsons JoLene and I went on to Aurora, MO, to spend three days with the Rickmans at their home.
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Kansas Trip Journal 5
July 17, 2009

On Sunday morning, July 12, we were back in Salina. I gave a 12-minute missions report at CrossRoads Church, where Ron Bowell is pastor.
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Kansas Trip Journal 4
July 13, 2009

For a more than a week we are staying at the home of Jerry and Vi Dalke, who live south of Hillsboro. Vi is a cousin of JoLene’s on the Jantz side of the family.

The temperature has been high – some days 101 degrees – but sometimes cloud cover or a breeze has moderated the heat, and the evenings have been surprisingly comfortable.

I am thoroughly enjoying the birds of KS.
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Kansas Trip Journal 3
July 13, 2009

From Sunday, July 5, through Friday, July 10, we made many contacts for Brethren in Christ World Missions.
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Kansas Trip Journal 2
July 13, 2009

It is great to be in KS.

The rains have been abundant this year; everything is green and lush. The skies are beautiful. Wheat harvest is past.
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Kansas Trip Journal 1
July 7, 2009

We are on a 3-week road trip to Kansas, Missouri and Ohio, combining vacation and missions work.

At Effingham, IL, we stopped to see The Cross.

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198 feet tall, equal to a 20-story building, erected by a not-for-profit ecumenical organization. The mission statement: To share the Christian message of love, forgiveness, hope and eternal life through Jesus Christ with as many people as possible through programs, activities and the symbolism of the Cross.

The area includes an information center, a video showing the impressive construction of the Cross, and a chapel.

See the web site: http://www.crossusa.org.

Summer Time 2009
July 7, 2009

With summer time upon us, here are some of the flowers we have blooming in our back yard as of early July.
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