I arrived in Wichita Falls just after midnight on Saturday night (Sunday morning). Teaching a class and preaching twice made for a long day, but it was good to be home. Thanks for your interest and patience. The schedule as well as more limited internet access made more regular updates difficult on this trip.
The lectures began on Monday. Leon Maudlin spoke each morning at 9:00 for about 1:30 hours. (As expected, he did a fine job.) At 11:00 there were classes for the children. The ladies had a study from 1:00- 3:00. From 3:00 till 5:00, Leon and I conducted a question and answer session. At 6:30 each evening we had a singing. I also spoke at 7:00 each evening. In addition to these opportunities, I was able to have several studies with individuals each day. The days were long- usually lasting till about 1:30 AM, but wonderfully rewarding and encouraging. We had about 60 in attendance on Thursday. People from six countries traveled to be a part of the week, In addition to some pictures from during the week, I’m including some photos of the people from various cities who attended.
Lucy drove up from Bratislava for worship. The Matousek’s were back in town as well. I was privileged to preach during the assembly. After our worship, we loaded up Lucy’s company car and headed to Kamenice for the lectures. The Matousek’s traveled with us. It was great to travel with them. Though both of them are in the 80’s, they were excited about spending the week with brethren. Since, I didn’t actually get to Bratislava this trip, I was glad to get the extra time to discuss the situation there with Lucy.
I arrived back in Prague on Wednesday. When I arrived at the “hole in the wall” hotel I had booked, they had a surprise for me. They had decided to upgrade me to a “sister hotel” at no extra cost. To my amazement, I wound up in an extremely nice hotel in Old Town Square. I have no idea why they did it, but I have included a couple of pictures of and from the room.
I arrived in Brno the day after I left Sofia. Mirka had made a three hour drive with her two small children so we could visit. We were able to spend several hours together. I’m attaching a couple of pictures of her delightful children. The visit was pleasant, but I don’t see her making any changes in the near future.
On Saturday, Jozef and Petra invited Jan, Han, and me over for a cookout. The Fojt’s didn’t get to stay very long, but Jozef and I were able to have some great spiritual discussions. That was the first time in a while we have had the chance to do that. I’m including several shots from that evening. I’m also including a couple of shots of a crew rebuilding a street in Brno. Talk about labor intensive and time consuming!!