Time to Go to China

January 14, 2006

7:13 PM The weather in Buffalo changed dramatically overnight. A cold front hit, dropping temps into the low 20s. The day started with rain that turned to blowing snow and ice. The low tonight should be around 17.
7:06 PM Last year I made a list of all the last-second things that had to be done before leaving for China the next day. In checking that list this year, several of the items no longer apply. But I still have to make sure the computer is ready and my reading glasses are packed. We already have our travel documents (photocopied in duplicate) and the emergency address list and our clothes are packed since I’m in Buffalo and Marlene is in Chicago. Ken Mortensen is picking me up at 4:45 to take me to the airport. Josh and Marlene will pick me up, we’ll eat a quick breakfast, and then head to O’Hare Airport for the noon flight to Beijing. We’re basically ready. It’s time to go to China.
Victory Ensemble.jpgThe Victory Ensemble with a Special Guest
6:50 PM A big Saturday shout out to the Victory Ensemble from Word of Life Bible Institute. The nine students in the ensemble did a super job of providing special music during the conference this weekend. And a shout out also to Emma Benno, Phil Martin in New Zealand, Dawn Olson, Ernest Johnson of Memphis, TN, Tim and Elsa McKee, Leah Thayer, Justin and Jamie Olson, Christine and Morgan Stout, John and Pam Collins of New Milford, PA, Cory & Corinn Fehr of Horrell NY, Ken and Vanessa Mortensen of Oakfield, NY, Rod and Jamie Whitney of West Seneca, NY, Frank and Joan Edwards, John and Linda Maynard of Amsterdam, NY. And a big shout out to Wentworth Pike in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, Will McAlister in Russellville, AL, Alan Brown of Tupelo, MS, Pastor Bruce Main in Plano, IL and Kurt Goff in Las Vegas, NV.

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