Saturday, July 5
After returning from my photo shoot (previous post), and while Howard and Cerwin worked on the air conditioner, I went to the living quarters area to meet the volunteer chaplain who had arrived just before I got there.
Since we have missionary friends in Papua, Indonesia, I began asking more specific questions and soon discovered that we knew the same people – Kevin and Beth!
Bob was a retired missionary pilot with MAF and Kevin is a current pilot with MAF. Bob knew Kevin’s dad. Bob said he knew Kevin since he was a little boy. And I have known Beth since she was a little girl.
I send a Facebook message to Kevin to tell him that I was visiting with Bob Johanson on one of our chapels, and that he was now a volunteer chaplain with TFC.
This is the message that Kevin sent back.
When we were about to leave, Volunteer Chaplain Roger and his wife, Ann, came to the restaurant. While we were hugging and talking, we asked the waitress to seat them next to us. I think we stayed for another hour. I took this picture when we were leaving – at the same time. We had so much fun with them.
Ann thought we should get Dorinda in the previous photo, but she was ahead of us in getting to their van because she knows it takes a bit of a process for her to get inside. (She was paralyzed in a car accident shortly after their wedding many years ago.)
She is an amazing woman and certainly doesn’t let her handicap hinder her life. She was our driver – to and from the chapel.
Back at the chapel we had another pleasant surprise. When we were at the restaurant my phone beeped, so I looked to see if it was a message from Kevin in Indonesia. It was not, but I noticed that my blog and Facebook friend Christy had just posted something, so I told her that we were at the chapel.
She asked how long we would be there. I said maybe three or four o’clock.
This turned into a day of one blessing after another.
And I expected to have a quiet day of doing counted-cross stitch while the men worked. 🙂
It seems that he wants to show it to “someone” at the International Office. 🙂
It was time to go to our motel and freshen up for supper.
I’ll tell you about that tomorrow night.
I was excited to receive a Facebook message from a blog friend (Juanita) on Friday morning saying they were in the Lancaster area to see Noah at Sight and Sound, and were toying with the idea of going to TFC’s International Office.
They have a special interest in Transport For Christ as John has worked for Erb Transport for forty years and knows our overseas director, Murray Scott, his wife, Audrey, and their son Kevin (Assistant Overseas Director).
Cerwin did some work at the Harrisburg Chapel on Friday morning and was on the road getting supplies for the Hudson, Wisconsin, chapel, but since he knew when John and Juanita were going to be at the shop and office, he scheduled his day to be there when they arrived.
After that we took them inside International Chapel #2 – a promotional chapel. I should have had my big flash on the camera because it was fairly dark inside as it is not hooked up to electricity or a generator.
I was delighted to meet Juanita and John after knowing her for many years through our blogs.