01 December 2009

Fun Times and Beautiful Scenes

View from the street outside our house.We're spending a bit of time right now in El Paso, TX, where I grew up. As I mentioned in my Thanksgiving post, we are thankful for the opportunity to spend some time with my family during the holidays. In typical El Paso fashion, it snowed most of yesterday, but the snow's nearly gone now. The nearby mountains have kept some of their snow.

Site of ETS Conference: Sheraton
Before coming here, I flew from San Franscico to New Orleans for the national ETS conference. I enjoyed a number of the lectures I heard, but the best part was seeing some of my seminary professors and friends from seminary. I came back spiritually refreshed and recommitted to pursuing the treasures found through rigorous mining in the Scriptures.

Pittsleys at the Beach
Before that, Jenny and I enjoyed getting to know Calvary Baptist Church of Hollister during a missions conference there. The fellowship among the missionaries during this conference was especially sweet. The church's heart for missions and the cause of Christ was evident.

Pray for continued health and safety as we round out this year's meetings. We will be traveling to Colorado Springs at the end of this week.

EDIT: I'm supposed to remind my supporting churches of two things:
  1. Please send all support checks payable to Grace Baptist Mission with my name in the memo blank.
  2. Please consider attending an exciting conference for college age students: SGI 2010