In the absence of schedued events it seems like I don't do much. But each day is filled with a parade of phone calls, emails, and minor chores which make a big difference in the end. So far this month I've talked and emailed with several RUF committee members, campus ministers, and coordinators. I installed… Continue reading August 13, 2018 — At Home
In contrast to the pace of a Campus Minister, the life of an Area Coordinator is fairly regular. The school year is not as hectic, but the summer is packed with work. Activity slows down a bit only in August, and even this month is full of preparation for fall travels. I am mildly suprised… Continue reading August 5, 2018 — Health Report
I'm worn out, but I think I have enough energy to finish this post. We had a good week at staff training in Atlanta. We had arrived early to take Monse to Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Athens, Georgia. They support the RUF ministry in Mexico City, and we were given a royal welcome. That evening… Continue reading July 28, 2018 — Staff Training
This week started off well. Ruth waited until worship was over to check her phone for the score of the World Cup final on Sunday. We've enjoyed following the World Cup, and watched a few of the games. We're on our way to Atlanta for staff training next week. My primary concern this week was… Continue reading July 21, 2018 — Preparing for Staff Training
A week ago Ruth and I were settling into our room in Atlanta prior to the beginning of RUF's July Assessment. We were given two couples and a single man to focus on, with the assistance of a younger RUF minister and his wife who were learning how Assessment works. These weeks are always encouraging… Continue reading July 16, 2018 — RUF Assessment
I was at home all last week! I can't remember the last time that happened. My main project was preparing for RUF Assessment this week. Ruth and I are assigned to three men interested in ministry with RUF. I read their materials, called references, listened to their sermons, and participated in a video conference with… Continue reading July 9, 2018 — At home
The past three weeks have not been hectic, but they have been packed. General Assembly I divide my time between meeting with people to discuss RUF ministry and attending scheduled events. This year I had conversations about starting RUF on Long Island and in upstate New York, I talked with two of the men involved… Continue reading July 1, 2018 — General Assembly, etc.