Sunday, November 05, 2006

At Don and Amy's

Yesterday, soon after the talk at APU, Danette and I hit the road and headed to the San Diego area, to a little town called Del Mar. It was good to be at the ocean! We were both wiped, so dinner in nearby La Jolla was good, but we weren't quite as full of energy as would've been optimal for a fabulous evening. I was awake enough, however, to appreciate the fact that La Jolla is a cute town, and to know that I'd never be able to live someplace like that.

This morning, we went for a long walk on the beach. There were many people out there despite the fact that it was soon after 6 a.m., lots of surfers, cyclists, walkers and runners. We didn't have our tennis shoes on, so we were the strollers. No fast-paced walking for us today! We simply enjoyed the beach and catching up...

We explored more of the area after breakfast, and then hit to road inland to come and see Don and Amy Rogers, ELI's founders/US Directors. It's funny to see Amy in pants, since I've only known her in Kenya, where we where skirts all the time. In fact, I hardly recognized her yesterday when she walked into the auditorium before The Talk.

It's surreal to be in Don and Amy's home. Good, of course. Just surreal. Just as surreal as seeing other people whom I've only known in Kenya, like interns and teams.

Other highlights from this week in LA:
  • Connecting with a group of friends at a dinner at the Clark household on Tuesday (I used to live with the Clark family while at APU)
  • Relaxing in between running around and getting things ready for Friday's talk
  • Being on a panel on campus on Thursday evening after the showing of Amandla! on campus. The other person on the panel was Sherry Simpson Dean, executive producer of the movie. What an incredible honor to connect with her.
  • Talking with individuals after the talk on Friday and praying with them regarding next steps in responding to God's call.

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