Hello Jet Lag My Old Friend

I’m back at home in Taichung after a short delay because of Typhoon Megi. Our family is safe, thanks for checking in on us and praying for our safety. Do you recognize the picture from above? It’s from one of the cities I visited.

This trip to the states was incredibly productive and I was able to meet with friends, family and churches from New York to Washington State. I’ll be in contact with these new relationships regularly as we work together to bring even more people here in Taiwan to know and love Jesus Christ.

However, I’ll be leaving again next Friday to visit our friends in Texas and Oklahoma. Be sure to check the schedule below and make sure that you find a way to meet up with me if at all possible. I would love to see you since our opportunities to do so are so few and far between.

Today is Andrew’s 12th birthday – we celebrated by taking him out to lunch for his favorite Chinese food and tea. He’s growing into quite the young man.

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October Trip / Texas & Oklahoma

Friday, Oct 7 – Arrive Amarillo
Saturday, Oct 8 – Amarillo, TX
Sunday, Oct 9 – TBC Amarillo, AM Sunday School Hour
Monday, Oct 10 – Amarillo TX / Fly to Austin, PM
Tuesday, Oct 11 – Belton, TX
Wednesday, Oct 12 – Waco, TX
Thursday, Oct 13 – Dallas, Rockwall, TX
Friday, Oct 14 – Shawnee, OK
Saturday, Oct 15 (Travel Day)
Sunday, Oct 16 – Clovis, NM Central Baptist AM Services
Monday, Oct 17 – Amarillo, TX
Tuesday, Oct 18 – Amarillo, TX
Wednesday, Oct 19 – Weatherford, Oklahoma City, OK
Thursday, Oct 20 – Shawnee, Muskogee, OK
Friday, Oct 21 – Rockwall, TX
Saturday, Oct 22 – Travel Day
Sunday, Oct 23 – Round Rock, TX Central Baptist AM
Monday, Oct 24 – Belton, TX UMHB
Tuesday, Oct 25 – Belton, TX UMHB
Wednesday Oct 26 – Temple, TX FBC Temple

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One of my stopovers was in Montgomery, AL, where I was able to stay with Wayne and Jann Lennon. This is where Crista’s dad moved shortly after we arrived in Taiwan. It was so great to get to meet Jann’s family for the first time and enjoy some great southern hospitality. I also met some friends from Taiwan at FBC Montgomery whose parents pastor a church in our southern city of Kaohsiung.

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I was able to meet up with Grant & Tasha Price (old friends and supporters from Amarillo) at their new home in Woodstock, GA for some relaxing time to catch up and even an outdoor adventure kayaking on their local lake.

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Tim House and I were best buddies when I lived in Coeur d’Alene, ID.(7th – 10th grade) I was able to spend the day with Tim and his wife Amy while visiting Spokane, WA. We figured out that Amy (Harless) House and her family were on the mission field with a family that now serves alongside of us here in Taichung at Taichung International Fellowship and at our children’s school. Oh how sweet is the Providence of God!

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In Portland, OR, I was able to catch up with these old friends.
Esther (Waters) Sou and Elijah, bookends of the group are living in Portland serving at a Conservative Baptist Church. Nathan Fike (center), just moved to Portland from Amarillo, TX to join them and Cobe, from Taiwan just moved there to enroll in a graduate program. Cobe came to one of our English camps several years ago and has been hearing the Gospel. Pray that He will come to know Christ in Portland and that God will use these three as part of that process.

 

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