Greetings from South Africa!

Well we arrived in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon at 3:50 pm their time. We spent the night in a hotel and traveled on to Port Elizabeth Saturday–yesterday morning. Jeremy Hall is here with Betty and me. Kevin picked us up at the airport and we have been busy ever since then.

We had the privilege of spending a few hours with missionary Michael Lovett and his family. They appear to be doing very well and adjusting to the culture and people. It was a blessing to see them.

Then in the afternoon we went to the church, passed out tracts, began making plans, and worked until 1 am. I will be preaching in just a few minutes through a translator which is one of my least favorite things to do in this world, but I am excited about preaching to these people.

They speak Kosa. Kevin is doing great. I was very impressed with his two young men who speak English. I got their testimonies and questioned them on Biblical themes and they did well. I am excited about seeing all that God is doing.

What an open door! What a place some young man could come and work! Every church ought to make plans to come for a visit.

I will give you more details later but I am kind of rushed right now.

By the way, I already miss you all at Vision Baptist very much. I have thought of you and prayed for you a number of times. I am praying for Renee Roberts right now and still have heard nothing. You all are still in bed so I can’t find out anything.

I pray that you have a wonderful service. We are blessed with the best staff ever at our church. I know that Tony Howeth will do a great job. I also know that Philip Bassham is one of the greatest music men I have known. Trent will knock it out of the park with the young people and the announcements. I am so very proud of everyone of them. Mark Coffey has been my right hand and best friend for a long time. I know that you will be in good hands today.

Did I tell you that I love you all very much and that I am blessed and thankful to be the pastor of Vision Baptist Church.

I can not wait to hear the good things that our God is going to do today.

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