So it seems that there is rebellion in the ranks and three people commented that they did not like the idea of me taking a blog hiatus...so....you win....I'll blog you silly people. :)
A few things. My new friend from China came to church yesterday and she is quite delightful. She mentioned that she never went to church before last week and that she had never heard about religion either. Yesterday she sat in church next to me and I realized that she started singing the hymns with me. I was particularly touched to hear her sing all four verses of "I Believe in Christ" which was the closing song. I don't think I'll ever be able to hear that song again without thinking of that experience. I believe she was learning about Christ as she was singing that hymn. What an amazing experience.
It sounds like Ian is doing better now too. This is from today's e-mail:
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