I just realized this morning that I forgot to send you all an update for the month of June! And it’s already July 8! 

My sabbatical has been quite busy so far but I have been able to fit in some hiking and other activities, including my niece’s wedding. It was well worth the 1,760 miles round trip and I got to share the driving with my brother, Steve.

Since then June was a blur of activity. I was able to finish my first on-line class at Columbia International University Biblical Theology of Mission), which involved writing a 27-page paper on the exclusive claims of the God of the Bible, while also helping out with Vacation Bible School. Then there were trips to the dentist, chiropractor, and
the privilege of attending a dinner for the IBC Board.

I won’t bore you with too many details but will include a few more photos from June hikes. I am now well underway in my second class of the summer (History of Christian Mission). Heading for the Gallup, NM area tomorrow morning eeearlly (4:45 a.m. is the goal) to interview a man who may be joining our IBC board. I need to write a short biography of a missionary and thought it would be great to have his story written down. He is the brother of the current Navajo Nation Tribal Chairman.

Thank you for praying for 15-20 more students at IBC in the fall. Pray too that I would use my time well this summer, investing for eternity and not living for now.

Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation in these wild grasses highlighted by the morning sun.

Have a blessed summer! Lord willing, I’ll see most of you in person next summer.