We are excited about going over to David and Charity's house this evening. They just had twins not too long ago, and we wanted to spend time with them. For those of you who don't know, David is my nephew and son of my brother John. David and Charity surprised us this past Sunday by showing up at our church for worship. What a delight and what a special time after the service.
Sunday was also our annual Youth Sunday. The youth led the entire time of worship. One of the youth pastors (Jack Shelton) led us in the Lord's Supper. The other co-youth pastor (Jacob Stoutenburg) is a senior at California Baptist University, and he brought the morning message. It was his first sermon. We will be ordaining him the Sunday following his graduation in two months.
Saturday, we took care of grandbaby Bailey. Then we met Shawn and Crystal at Richie's Diner in Rancho Cucamonga for dinner. Alden was with us as well, and we had a wonderful time of eating and watching Bailey get the attention of all the others there at the restaurant.
Last Friday evening, I took my friend Jim Lunak (one of the volunteer pastors at our church) to LAX (the Los Angeles International Airport). He is taking a week of vacation to be with his wife in Williams, British Columbia. As of this point in time, she is unable to cross the border because of paperwork problems, as she is a Canadian citizen. Since the 9/11 tragedy, there are some harsh restrictions to those coming across the border even if they are married to an American citizen. Anyway, this is a special time for them and I will pick him up this next Sunday evening.
Sondra is off-track from her tutoring job at the school where she used to teach before retiring from full-time education work. I took fingerprint training for my job at the US Census Bureau and used that training to do fingerprinting on some new hires for the Census recently.