On Friday evening we had tickets to go to the drama that the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center was presenting. It was a staged version of Anne of Green Gables. The kids were doing very well and were about two thirds of the way through the first act when the power went out in the entire neighborhood. What to do? So after waiting a reasonable amount of time it was announced that the play would be suspended and an additional show scheduled for the following Monday evening for those who were there that night. The drama teacher showed a lot of grace and the kids seemed to handle it well. (By the way, do you know what the organist replied when he was asked if he could play the Hallelujah Chorus? I can Handel it.) Rule number one about life in Bolivia - FLEXIBILITY. So the show was postponed, everyone left, and the power came back on about 15 minutes later. But no one could have predicted that. It could have been off for a couple of hours. But the replacement show last night went really well. It was worth the wait. Next semester they are gong to do Twelve Angry Jurors. That should be good as well.
Finally, on Sunday the district ladies had their annual convention to elect officers for the coming year and to discuss whatever ladies groups discuss. We were invited for lunch so we got in on the tail end of the meeting (we went after our normal church services) and had a good lunch of pollo al horno (baked chicken, rice, cooked banana, baked potatoes and sweet potatoes and,lettuce and tomatoes and onions). I appreciate the women's organization. They have tried to be creative this past year in reaching out. I trust that the new board will continue this positive effort.
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Now this week we are getting ready for the arrival of our new and old mission directors and then on to La Paz for the Annual Congress of the church. But that will be another post.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Take time out from the football games and the feasting to remember and give thanks for the blessings that we, as Americans, enjoy and for the greatest blessing of all - Jesus.