Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Argentina, Day 5

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Dear Friends and Family,

Some tidbits about Argentina:
· In public restrooms, you must get your toilet paper from an attendant or a large dispenser near the sinks. If you don’t, too bad for you.
· They love their meat and pastries.
· Turn signals are optional when driving and lane designations are merely suggestions for motorcycles.
· Ex-prisoners make excellent security guards.
· The Argentine coffee is superb! It’s extra strong and black but not in the least bitter. They serve it in small espresso or demitasse cups. What a treat!
· In both hotels, you slip your keycard into a slot next to the door and that turns on the power for the room. Don’t let your roommate walk out the door and take his keycard with him if you happen to be in the bathroom.

Some testimonies of what God is doing all over the world:
· The HIV/AIDS rate in Uganda dropped from to 6% after the First Lady of Uganda (a Christian) worked with others to develop the “ABc Plan” which says: “Abstinence, Be faithful, and condoms” as a response to the sexual activity that was spreading AIDS.
· The CEO of an oil company in Elk River uses the profits of his company to plant over 500 churches in the Ukraine.
· A business man from Hawaii, by being “unashamedly ethical” leads the president of Tahiti to the Lord.
· A pastor of one of the largest churches in Singapore feels called to work for redemption in the entertainment industry and becomes a stage magician. (check out www.magicoflawrence.com)

Tonight at dinner we were treated to music and testimonies from South Africa. It was colorful, exciting and rhythmic. (Maybe they could come to Minnesota and teach us how to really clap and dance!) Get this … for the Global Day of Prayer a number of them climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro in order to pray at the highest peak in Africa. Maybe we could all ascend St. Olaf Avenue.

Another marvelous day…. another late night,

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