Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday started off with a lovely breakfast of baked oatmeal. Now, don’t knock it until you try it. I will eat oatmeal, but it is certainly not my pick for breakfast. But baked oatmeal on the other hand – I would eat it every morning if I could! The plan for the day was to continue the VBS in Fombot and then decide based on the situation with the bandits what to do next. It was really nice to have the guys with us for VBS because they took some of the older guys, played soccer, and shared a more in depth message of the gospel with them. Elly taught the women again, Heather taught the kids about the Fall, and Joy did songs.

After VBS, we went to Sun City, a chicken restaurant, for lunch around 2pm. However, as typical, we didn’t get our food until about 3 or later. We had spicy chicken and fried plantains, both of which were very good, but it wasn’t a lot of food and it was very late so we were very hungry. But, when we got back to the Bachmans around 4:30, they were about ready for a spaghetti dinner. At first they were sorry it was so early, but all of us were happy to have it then. After dinner we practiced special music for church the next morning. Jordan, Joy, and I were going to Fombot, and Heather, Elly, and Robert were going to Fomban.

We played games with the kids for a while after that. It’s even crazier in the house now – there are two pre-teen boys, three elementary school age girls, and two 5 year old girls. They enjoy having each other as playmates and having us to hang onto too. The kids eventually went to bed, and we stayed up and talked with the adults. We had a lot of fun conversing with the Bachmans and the Barillas late into the night and then we went to bed in preparation for an early morning of church.

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Dan Olinger

Chair, Division of Bible in the BJU School of Religion.

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