November 3, 2019 — Maryland and Delaware

Last week unfolded in three acts. On Monday Ruth and I drove to Lancaster for the fall Mid-Atlantic staff day. All the Mid-Atlantic ministers and staff drove in except Brent Kilman who had a scheduling conflict. We had a wonderful time in prayer, teaching, discussion, and fellowship. Trip and Joy Beans were amazing hosts, and we ended the day with dinner at a Cuban/Dominican restaurant downtown.

Ruth drove home Tuesday morning while I continued to College Park, MD to visit RUF at the University of Maryland. I had dinner with Chris Garriott and his intern, Josh Shaner Tuesday night. Early breakfast with Chris on Wednesday, then meetings with students and Josh. I attended the Large Group Meeting that night in which Chris gave an amazing sermon. Early breakfast on Thursday with Chris and his brother Chuck who heads the Ministry to State of the PCA – an outreach to government officials in state and national capitals. Chris’ lunch Bible study was the last event with his RUF.

Friday morning I participated in a conference call to organize the New England winter conference, then packed up and headed to Newark, Delaware. I spent the day taking care of emails and such and getting ready for the fall training conference.

The conference began at 8:30 Saturday morning. We had 70 participants in four tracks. I led the track on fundamentals of our faith. It was a packed day and I was exhausted when I got to bed at 9:30. We appreciated gaining an hour with the time change and resumed at 8:00 this morning. The conference went very well and students were very receptive. I was glad to get home this afternoon after a long week away.

I hope to have a real day off tomorrow. Wednesday I drive to Providence to visit RUF at Brown University.

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