At the Spensers
Trip Start Jun 10, 2007
22Trip End Jun 29, 2007
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When Bruce and I get off the express train at Halsburg, A young lady behind me taps me on the shoulder and beams a big smile. It's Elin Saxin! She was to have gone earlier on to Mjolby. What's she doing here? She tells us that she got off at the wrong station on the express and had to wait for another train to get here. Now, we're both waiting for our train. So, we have company! We're glad. We had wanted to go with Elin from the beginning of this route. We sat and talked for the next hour train ride. She is very talkative and expressive.
At exactly 3:37 pm we arrive in Mjolby. Paul Spenser comes to meet us and take us back to his home which is about one mile away. We're at his house in minutes. It's great to see his wife Kira. The twin boys Isaak and Aaron have really grown and then the little Viktoria I see for the first time. The last time I was here was one year ago with Beverly.
We went for a walk to K ira's mother Mariana who lived less than a mile away. Then we had dinner at Spenser's and finally we held a Bible Study where I spoke about the importance of joy and rejoicing which are mentioned 288 times in the Bible. I did the Bible Study first and then we had an interactive discussion. We continued to talk until about 12:30 am.
Earlier at 8:00 PM (which is 2:00 PM Eastern time) I listened to the webcast of our Lafayette church services. It was Youth Day back home and I listened to Tom Peine give thanks and tribute to the students and teachers. He did a very nice job. He then gave a shocking announcement about the sudden death of one of our members Ron Fry who was going through radiation and chemotherapy. He died the day before.
Sunday we will go sightseeing and see some interesting Swedish countryside and history.