We had a leisurely trip from Cork to Dublin on Wednesday. We planned to spend Thursday making numerous calls and making final preparations for Sammy & Joan Fulton’s arrival late Thursday or on Friday morning and then dinner with our leaders from across the country Friday evening. As the day unfolded, we didn’t get to do as much of that as planned.
We had a few good chats with our landlords, to include assisting them with setting up Skype on their laptop and meeting their newest grandson. During the first chat, Patti learned that she could get an appointment with the landlady’s niece to get her hair cut, so part of her afternoon was spent at the beauty parlor. She liked it so much that she believes she has found another good reason for coming to Ireland every 3 months 🙂
We called the Fultons to confirm their plans for arriving and whether they were bringing their niece as planned. Unfortunately, Joan reported that she had just heard from her brother in England that his wife, who has been suffering from cancer for a good while, took a turn for the worse yesterday and had to be returned to the hospital, possibly in the final stages. So Joan is working on plans to join her sister to go be with their brother and family, so they will not be able to join us this weekend. Please pray for her … she has already lost a brother and his wife to cancer in the last few years in addition to dealing with Sammy’s brain cancer.
It looks like we will have about 15 at our leaders dinner tomorrow evening. This one is less formal than in the past … primarily just a dinner without a message / program.
Patti and I were pleased to be able to complete some editing on some study materials we use here in Ireland also … this was something we have wanted to get done for quite a while.
With the Fultons not being able to join us, we are altering our plans for a National Servants Team meeting on Saturday. We will meet with Robert and Becky for a shorter meeting prior to our dinner tomorrow instead. Pray for wise use of our time on Saturday … that if there is someone here we should meet with that He would make that clear.
Thanks again for holding us up in prayer!
Sam & Patti