During the night it rained. It was lovely to hear on the tin roof. We went to church at Cross Roads in Wichita where pastor Brad was preaching. They are a wonderful bunch of encouraging people who love Jesus and have a good outreach program. We were able to speak to several people about ScriptureEarth.org. People we share it with can see how unique and valuable this website is.
Then we went to my Dad’s home at Medicalodge. He was napping in his chair but snapped awake when I said “Hi”. He is doing wonderfully for a 98-year-old. Still a sharp mind except for that pesky memory part. He’s in a wheelchair full time now and transferring into the car is a problem for my back. We went out to Hog Wild BBQ for lunch, then a drive to Wichita State University, WSU. It really doesn’t matter where we go he just loves getting out. He had a Christmas party to get to at 3:00 so that meant we got to go back to my cousin’s for a much-needed nap.
We ate dinner at my cousin Jackie’s home and she invited us to spend the night, or next three, which we accepted. We are “spur of the moment people”, and normally love surprise engagements. I knew I’d miss the Walmart parking lot, but, sacrifices must be made at times. (That’s a joke son)
Day 4: Monday morning my cousin Cindy picked us up at 8:00 AM to go see the administrator of Sunrise Christian Academy. Her son attends there. We had a wonderful time speaking with Dr. Bob Lindsted, about our work with scripture access. They have a lot of international students. I was surprised to find they have over 20 schools in several different countries with thousands of students. The new website, ScriptureEarth.org will be well used by many international students around the world. Thanks Cindy for advocating with us to get scripture access for more in their language.
Then it was off to Wellness One and doctor Jayme Gawith, DC for a Chiropractic adjustment for Judy. All the stress of the past few weeks and the long drive in the RV had caught up with her. After lunch, we went to Toys R Us to find the Christmas present we wanted for the grandkids. A Ugandan man helped us and we showed him the ScriptureEarth website. He was so excited and said he’d look it up on his lunch break.
I took Judy to Jackie’s for a nap and I spent the afternoon with my dad. When he saw me, he tapped on his watch and said: “Late morning huh?” To me, it was good to know he remembered what we said yesterday. I found his hearing aids inoperative, so we went off to try and get them serviced. Mondays are not a good day for getting hearings aids serviced. So we drove out to Afton lake, one of his favorites and he enjoyed the drive.
Jackie, being the hostess with the mostess, invited some family over for her famous pumpkin cake. It’s been years since we’ve seen some of the second cousins. There were 12 of us. One, my cousin Marci, has done extensive family ancestry in multiple directions. Some going back 600 years. Some of us are distantly related to the Parker Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaii. One family member died at a public gathering in his honor when the floor gave out. Something involving horses. One of my cousins was adopted for $25, the rated started at $75 and was negotiated down to $25. It was an excellent day.