Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chikungunya and I

I caught something. A lot of  people around me say they were infected with the Chikungunya Virus and they told me that I had it too. Whatever it was, it was no fun. 

My temperature got up 103.3 and I was so sick that I didn't even feel like reading in bed, which is a pretty serious symptom where I am concerned.

After about 4 days, I dragged myself back to work, but it has been a long week. 

We face many challenges in our missionary work here in the Caribbean, and diseases like the Dengue and Chikungunya are no joke.  Please remember us in your prayers.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Baptismal Challenge Accepted!

After our morning church service, this man, Jose Cruz, came forward to speak to me. He recently made a profession of faith and has been coming to church for about a month now. Today he came forward and asked to be baptised.

His decision put a smile on my face. I think we will put smiles on a lot of faces when they see us standing next to each other in the baptistry! If there are people who find humour in contrasts, this upcoming baptismal may provide some moments of amusement for them.

Although there may be some lighter moments in a baptismal service, being baptised is an important and serious first step of obedience in the life of a new Christian. What a blessing it is to us to have a part in it.