Whew–What A Whirlwind

Just a quick update on our lives…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this site (although look over at the Chi Alpha @ Stanford site and you’ll realize that I’ve been quite active online).

Still, this is the site that bears my name and all…

Here are a few little tidbits:

  • I voted today. It was worthwhile, but it really wrecked my schedule.
  • I have a bone to pick with the California political system: what’s up with statewide referendums? Don’t they defeat the purpose of a representative democracy?
  • And why do we use plurality voting to select public servants? There are much better ways!
  • I broke the 10,000 mile marker on our car yesterday. I’m getting quite familiar with California’s interstate system…
  • Also yesterday I had a chance to meet with a really neat pastor named Paul. He has eleven children. All by the same wife. Who still looks like a model (his words). Wow.
  • While I was meeting with Paul, he gave me a free ticket to a remarkable cave in Volcano, CA called Black Chasm. Creepy name, gorgeous cavern. I was the only person on the tour when I visited the cave, so it was really cool. If you’re ever near Volcano, you should really try to visit the cave–it’s well worth the time and money.

Anyway, I’m still working at raising our full missionary budget (hence all the miles on the car and the meeting with said pastor). Keep us in your prayers!

Incidentally, I am giving about two hours a week of ministry time on Stanford’s campus. We’ll be having our sixth meeting of the year this Wednesday (Paula will be speaking), and we’re expecting around 20 students to show up. Roughly 1/3 of them will be Singaporean graduate students.

3 thoughts on “Whew–What A Whirlwind”

  1. I did–but I made it up to around 11,000 before I was able to make it to the dealership! It’s really quite comical how many miles I put on given that I live across the street from my mission field…

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