This morning at Community Christian Fellowship (the church right next to the Mercy Ships base here in Texas) we had a LIVE recording with Paul Baloche for a new CD. We have been learning the various new songs over the weeks and together we worshipped God as they recorded the live worship. They are thinking the title of the CD will be ‘To Sing a Greater Song’, it will come out next year. I was here when he did his first recording, ‘He is Faithful’. Most of you know I don’t sing very well and so you will be pleased that I seriously doubt if they heard me at all.
Attending a local event – Swan Motorcross – motorcycle. Took the Kronester children – Jan, Jana, Ken and Kim Anna. For each race we would go to a new location to watch. They spent most of the time flying through the sky – it was exciting to watch for all of us. I had not been to a similar event since going with my brothers and Dad.
Checking out the well drilling rig with Bob Atkinson – his wife Maggie and him donated the funds for the purchase of the rig in honor of their parents. We used the rig with our well drilling programs for a couple years and haven’t used the last year or so. We had a time of re-dedication as the rig will be placed in a container and sent to the Africa Mercy and will be heading to Ghana, West Africa to provide fresh water in some already identified 38 sites.
What is a pupusa? It is to the El Salvadorians what hamburgers are to the Americans. Made from MASECA corn mill, it will have cheeses, vegetables and sometimes chicken in the middle. My friend Lilian and her husband invited us to dinner at her house. She is El Salvadorian by birth and raised in California. She is married to Ciaran and they have one daughter. We all enjoyed the time together. Lilian is teaching Alicia how to make them. Reminds me of our time in La Union, El Salvador in ’99 and ’00.
My work station where I serve with Udo and Alicia as we are finalizing the proposals for the Caribbean Mercy. Sometimes it can be a little loud and so I put my headphones and listen to the radio over the internet – something I just learned about in the past couple months – as on the ship this is not possible due to our satellite connection.
Look who’s 6 years old – my nephew Jeremy – son of Jay and Julie.
Uncle Keith sent a Veggie Tales paint and coloring book. I called him and talked with him on the telephone and he was sure to tell me ‘I’m 6 years old’. Miss not being there with him and others for their celebrations, but I do what I can.