Yesterday I finished teaching a survey of the Gospel of Mark to the 12 pastors here. What a joy it was! I learned very much. They are all quite interested in understanding the scriptures and are (usually) pretty alert. I teach after lunch for two hours, and every day they heartily greet me "my Teacher!" I am glad that the scriptures have blessed them as much as they have considering some of them are twice my age. At one point when Jesus teaches on divorce they were quite surprised when I revealed I'm single. Laughter filled the room. The culture here makes for so much comedy. They (thankfully) had no questions on the passage, and with a smile I told them that if they did to talk to Sebit. More smiles.
Today is a day of rest. It is very good just to sit and savor the moment. Oochi (the dog) chewing a bottle. The kids jump-roping. Donato fixing a bike. An outbreak of centipedes from a nest under my feet. Watching the clouds. Seeing the lightning. Anticipating the thunder. Wow, loud thunder. It is very good taking time to stop, eyes open.
Six days left, and then leaving on a jet plane!