, At the end of September Judi and I departed for Europe, beginning in Italy, where we visited our son Daniel and his family, before going on to France. In Italy, not only enjoying a few days with family, but going for gelato was a must.
At the end of the ANAG DTS outreach to Papua New Guinea (PNG), the students returned to Kona for a week of debriefing before moving on to what’s next in their lives. Different ones shared about what took place during their time in PNG and then we closed with a graduation luncheon at our house.
After our time in Paris we went on to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in Italy and the States with our children and grandchildren.
In mid July Judi and I went to Paris, France for two weeks to join in with several teams taking on projects to assist the people of this city. The youth group from a church in Kansas City joined us was well as many from France, Switzerland and several other countries. About 80 of us…
On Thursday July 6 several hundred people arrived in Kona to begin a new quarter of courses while last quarter’s students are on overseas assignments. On Friday we had a Polynesia protocol welcome for them before orientation.
At 4;30 Friday morning the ANAG DTS students departed for the airport and the beginning of their 30 hour trip to Papua New Guinea (PNG). The first 6 weeks they’ll work on a medical ship in the outer islands of PNG and then be land-based for the remainder of their time there.
The last week of classes we had a pastor from Toronto, Canada, Pastor Doug, teaching in our course. His daughter Andrea joined him for that week. It was an excellent preparation for the students as they will be departing on a two-month overseas assignment June 30th for Papua New Guinea. At then end of that…
The next day, May 26th, I flew out to Perth, Australia to teach a one-week seminar in a UofN course offered there. I taught on leadership and working cross-culturally.
From May 15 through May 25 I taught a two-week seminar in our Kona ANAG DTS. Along with the teaching, I had them take time in several groups to process what we were teaching.
Shortly after I returned from California, Judi and I welcomed to our home for brunch the students in the course we lead. After brunch I got to hear from each one how their time had gone in class during my absence.