Today I am on batteries and my cell phone. The electricity when out about 45 minutes ago. But at least I have a cell phone and a laptop. The first thing I did when arriving in South Africa before flying to Durban was to get a SIM card for South Africa for my iPhone. I have a voice and data plan while here. It sure is nice having technology available to you.
I had the first of my teaching session last night. I spoke for 1.5 hours to the church in Mayville. It was really different speaking through an interpreter. It take about twice as long to present. I noticed this when the scriptures were being read.
About 35 people attended. It was a really nice time of fellowship. I spoke from the book of Ecclesiastics about human wisdom and tied it into the wisdom given in the New Testament. The author describe life as being very complex and messy. There are no easy answers. But we believe in the sovereign control our our Lord in all matters. From the New Testament we learn that contentment not striving in a manifestation of the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. We look forward to the day when we will be in the presence of Christ our Savior.
We have not done any sight seeing yet so I do not have any “neat” pictures. The place we are staying at is suburban. Other then different vegetation and monkeys running wild you would not know you are in Africa.
Keep praying for us. I am speaking again this evening and the next two evenings.