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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A busy and fun weekend

This weekend we had two special events here in SD!

Sunday morning we both helped to organize a fundraiser to benefit the home church movement in Vietnam, which is coming out of huge persecution. There is such urgency for copies of the Bible in Vietnam that they can't keep up with the demand. A local SD Vietnamese pastor has translated the New Testament into Vietnamese from the original Greek, which had never been done before! Reverend Mary Allman Boyle, who was the leader of our small group at church (First United Methodist), is involved in this movement. Our small group (about five of us) spontaneously decided to help her raise funds for these Bibles and eventually a trip to help the churches in Vietnam. Meagan sang, we all made food, Brad helped set up and clean up and we had a great turnout and response! It was so great to work with our new friends for a good cause. Below is a picture of Meagan singing some spirituals and hymn arrangements.

We also had a real treat in seeing our good friend, Meghan Boots, Sunday night for dinner. (Meghan is one of Meagan's fellow Alpha Phi's from Butler.) Meghan is in town for work and had a whole evening free to catch up with us. It was so wonderful to see her and enjoy a great dinner at a neighborhood spot.