Yep, it's the busiest part of the semester. Two weeks ago I was in Dallas for the spring meeting of our national oversight committee. RUF is in good shape, and the meetings went smoothly. While there a new National Coordinator was announced! You can read about Will Huss here. We are pleased that Will has… Continue reading March 17, 2019 — Dallas, Millersville, New Jersey
I stayed home the first part of last week. It was my Lehigh University visit. As I was walking around the university, I reflected on what a pretty campus Lehigh has. Michael Goodlin is only in his second year with RUF. He is rapidly learning to be a campus minister, but there is much to… Continue reading March 4, 2019 — Lehigh and Winter Conference
I had a good flight to Mexico last Monday, but when I called for an Uber, it took forever to find a car, and it was 25 minutes away! I grabbed a taxi and arrived at the hotel in time to meet with Matt Jesch. Matt is the MTW missionary assigned to oversee their campus… Continue reading February 25, 2019 — Mexico!
Last week Ruth and I raced out of worship and drove to Philadelphia to catch our plane for the long flight to Dallas, where we spent the next three days evaluating couples for suitability for RUF ministry. It is always good to meet the eager couples, but it is tiring for these two introverts to… Continue reading February 18, 2019 — Assessment and Millersville
I posted last week's report while waiting for take-off in my plane to Akron, Ohio. The blessing is that I accomplished all my daily internet chores while waiting. The problem was the 3-hour wait on the tarmac. The pilot kept updating us with the news that he didn't know why we were delayed. Then we… Continue reading February 10, 2019 — Akron and Dover
Last week began with a meeting with the new chairman of the RUF Committee of the Susquehanna Presbytery. Owen Hughes is the associate pastor of Oakwood Presbyterian Church in State College. We had a delightful morning, and I learned that his father had once pastored the church nearest Grove City College where Benjamin worships, and… Continue reading February 4, 2019 — State College
I left you last week in Saratoga Springs, half way to Burlington, Vermont. It was going to be a short visit, so the original plan was to fly early Monday morning. But United canceled my flight due to heavy snow in that area. I checked the weather and discovered that the storm was over by… Continue reading January 27, 2019 — Vermont and Pittsburgh