W walks to town (15 km) while I work at home. I call the kids. "Is there anything I can bring you?" I ask Kinsey, our 4-yr-old cucu. She requests shoes. "And how big are your feet?" I ask. She holds her feet up to the phone camera. Thanks. Helpful indeed.
In the afternoon, W goes on the weekly walk and takes Gypsy. He hammers his knees. During rainy season, grass grows on the trails and the foot lands below or above where expected. W ices his knees afterwards. Ouch.
|Teachers help the kids scramble up the wall|
to their seats. Yes, there were stairs.
The women are a diverse group. They live across Indonesia. Though they all studied agriculture (undergrad), they have become doctors, government officials, and have other distinguished careers. Many are still actively working but they make time to meet every second month. We share lunch: traditional Sundanese food and great company.
|Good friends after so many years: |
the WW (Wonder Women) and one Plain Jane
|The beautiful kids of Indonesia|
|School kids enjoying the performance|
|Boys buying slingshots.|
We all know what comes next.
I truly enjoyed these women and look forward to getting to know them.
|My dear friend, happy birthday!|
My mom's flying home from Europe today. In just over a week I'll be on the same continent (N Am). Can't wait to see the faces we love. My advisors have said, "God has chosen this time for a brief return. Enjoy it with all your heart!" so that's what I intend to do.
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*The Lord makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters. Isaiah 43:16
*So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12
*Jesus said, “Do not fear, only believe.” Mark 5:36
Moravian Prayer: Lead on, lead on, O glorious Lord. Lead us on the path of righteousness! Turn not back to see if we follow; we follow you! Amen.