Meeting witih friends
Trip Start Feb 13, 2011
30Trip End Mar 14, 2011
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Where I stayed
Gold Crest Hotel
Hotel Gold Crest
Then we fellowshipped over lunch: fried rice, chicken curry, barbecued chicken, onions and cucumber and a choice of soft drinks. I was happy to learn that the Prodigues have been careful with their finances over the years and have just been able to purchase their first car, a small Toyota model that is not sold in the US.
We talked about many things, such as current world events and the connections with prophecy, the social and religious situation in Mauritius, the situation on nearby islands and so on. It was very interesting. We sat on the porch for a while too, enjoying the breeze and the views of the ocean a few miles distant. One man had to leave for home t this point.
We moved inside to have our Q&A session. The members here were well-informed about the overall issues. They asked about details of certain questions and I gave a chronological overview of the key events and decisions that led to where we are now, and they asked follow-up questions. They seemed satisfied and reassured by the information I was able to provide. A pastor from our previous association has announced he will be visiting in a few weeks, so they’ll have to decide how they wish to handle that.
I told them to feel free to follow-up over e-mail or Skype if they thought of any more questions, and that I was at their disposal to help as they made their decisions. Then I showed a short PowerPoint presentation on the constitutive conference in Louisville from early January, when our new association was temporarily organized. They were encouraged to see faces and hear names they knew from long and faithful service.
We finally parted company about 17:00 after spending about 7 pleasant hours together. I drove back to Quatre Bornes. I called the members who hadn’t come for the service, I only could reach one and he was sick enough that he couldn’t talk, his wife told me. He passed along to me that he'd give me a call if he felt up to a visit. I hope to be able to get together with the others tomorrowas well. Since I can only come through here once or twice a year, I look forward to seeing everyone if possible. I was also able to talk to my wife on Skype once again: toward the end of the day for me, at the beginning for her.