Archive for October, 2010

Madrid – the Group
October 31, 2010

Here is our group of eleven, plus Bruce and Merly Bundy and Antonio Gonzalez.

How many of them can you identify?

Welcome to Spain
October 23, 2010

We are in Madrid, Spain, for two weeks, from October 18 through November 1.

For the first week I am leading what we call a vision trip, an experience for pastors and lay leaders to catch the vision of what is involved in our mission in Spain so that they can return home better prepared to convey missions vision to their church and to promote prayer for missions.The group consists of nine others and JoLene and I.

My time is quite filled with meetings, prayer times and visiting various cultural and religious sites, so I have been delayed in posting any blogs.

For now, I will just show this view of the famous and elegant post office building at Plaza de Cibeles, or Cibeles Square.

The Plaza de Cibeles is a square with marble sculptures and fountains and has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. It takes its name from the statue of Cibeles located in the center of the square (circle, actually!)

Cibele, or Ceres, was the Roman goddess of nature (including grain, hence our English word cereal.) She is sitting in a chariot pulled by two lions, as you see in this photo by David Icke, from the web.

I will add more posts as I have time.

Presenting World Missions in KY
October 11, 2010

On September 24-27 we took a trip in a van with three others to southcentral Ky to speak in a missions conference at four Brethren in Christ Churches. About an 11-hour drive to that area.

Days in Delaware
October 10, 2010

In early September we spent some sun-filled days in Lewes, DE, with our daughter Sheryl and Ed and their three children.