Friday, September 13, 2013

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ― Maya Angelou

I am at Pete's relaxing and reflecting on the historic meeting which just took place.  The certificate that confirms Bishop Byamungu as the Presiding Bishop was signed by Bishop Monto and our General Secretary Nyansa as well at their bishop and general secretary so both groups are signed and sealed together and that will be used to demonstrate our united Methodist movement here in Tanzania.  We will have thirteen of our evangelists and pastors attending seminary here in Arusha beginning a two-year program next week.  Everything is paid for by a Korean church who has promised to always pay for theological education.  Here at Pete's I have been getting reacquainted with all the orphans who have been living with him since 2008.  They have grown so much, I hardly recognized them.  I was able to give some money to buy bulk food for the group.  They all remember me, and that makes me very happy.  This has been a really nice visit, but I will be glad to get back home tomorrow.
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