We were expecting one of our members was due to leave Johannesburg on the Monday afternoon and arrive Tuesday night. But Douglas had a sad email on Monday afternoon saying he had a flight coming through the USA and he did not have a visa, so could not board his plane. Help! What can he do??? Well, the travel agent took some time to find a way to get to Mexico without needing any more visas. It makes you realise how lucky we are as new Zealanders with the ease we travel around the world. Several days later we arranged via Facebook with him (his email stopped for awhile) to get him here by Friday night. It is great to have Maropeng here to add another voice to our thinking.
We began our meeting on Tuesday. Breakfast was at 8.30am, which I failed to get to on time. I was really tired, and by lunch was beginning to feel slightly unwell. We plodded our way through reports and began our other business. It was a slow day. We who had travelled were all tired. It was an interesting thing going to evening prayer that night which was all in Spanish. Having done that a bit my Spanish is improving. In fact I even have a tiny we little bit now. Amazing.