Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Time Flies

I cannot believe that it has been almost a month since our last post. This will be a shorter update. I want to point out that I have added links to four news outlets in Namibia at the bottom of our Blog. You can take a look at all the goings on in Namibia and read all about the upcoming elections.
Our main source of local news is The Namibian. Click here to go to their site. Lately most of the news has been about the upcoming elections on November 27 and 28. There has been quite a bit of tension leading up to this election. SWAPO the main liberation party and head of government has been dealing with several challenges from rival parties and in some places violent confrontation has taken place. The former President Sam Nujoma, considered by some as the Father of the Country has been making some particularly violent statements about Germans (they should be shot in the face) and Americans and Brits (they should be hit in the head with hammers). It is all a way of inciting the electorate to passion. Many inside the country are keeping a close eye on the situation although there is no expectation of violence similar to Kenya last year or Zimbabwe.
Work is going well. We are preparing for stewardship season at the Cathedral and the Bishops visit is on All Saints. In a few weeks we have our St. George's Fair and Funday. Work with the clergy training is going well and a few weeks ago they had their first year exams. We are waiting hopefully for the results. I go back North the second week of December when the temps will be around 110, and malarial mosquitoes will be at their worst. Well I will send more later. I am now off to a training class for new Lay ministers for the Cathedral. Peace, J


Pious Bob said...

Jeremy, Thought we had lost you two! Thanks for sending us a signal. Our new Priest, Joan Henrick, begins services at Holy Comforter on Sunday, November First, All Saints Day. She and husband Rich were on the Cursillo Team last weekend. I'll be in St. Clair Correctional Facility on Kairos #50 that weekend. My Penny and her girlfriends will be making their annual visit to New York on December 2nd. They're meeting tonight to decide on which Plays to see during their visit. I've got a route with MANNA, delivering warm lunches to shut-in's. I meet with the Red Cross tomorrow to see about assisting them. Our Brotherhood of St. Andrew is teaching Bible studies to a Halfway/Rehab house in Attalla on Fridays. Add Penny's to-do list to that and I'm staying pretty busy in retirement. More Later. Love to you and Penny from Bob & Penny.

Julie said...

Anne Lamott, one of my favorite authors, says that there are really only two prayers, "Help me, help me, help me" and "thank you, thank you, thank you." I find that these are good fallbacks, when I can't find any other words.

Blessings to both of you.

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