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Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:17 am
by Haruo
June 30-July 2
Mrs. H. is a registered Participant from Japanese Baptist, and I am an official Delegate of Fremont Baptist.
We have signed up for the Asian Caucus Dinner, the ABSW breakfast, the International Ministries luncheon, and the ABHS breakfast.
Anybody else going to be there┬┐ Let's get together!

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:32 am
by Jim
That should keep Bromo-Seltzer in business for another year. A collective burp and you might blow the place away!

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:20 am
by JE Pettibone
Haruo wrote:June 30-July 2
Mrs. H. is a registered Participant from Japanese Baptist, and I am an official Delegate of Fremont Baptist.
We have signed up for the Asian Caucus Dinner, the ABSW breakfast, the International Ministries luncheon, and the ABHS breakfast.
Anybody else going to be there┬┐ Let's get together!


Ed: Haruo, do you know what day the ABHS Breakfast will be? If it fits our schedule we will be at that one. We will be on a tight schedule, as we still plan to make parts of both the ABC Biennial in Portland and the CBF Assembly in Atlanta.

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:48 pm
by Mrs Haruo
There should be a schedule on the website- don't have it handy right now

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:43 pm
by Haruo
Sunday I'm pretty sure.

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:57 pm
by Tim Bonney
One of the downsides of changing denominations is not getting to see people at events that you used to attend.

I always enjoyed the ABC Biennial. It was a good time to catch up with colleagues that I'd gotten to know through the General Board and other ABC connections.

I hope you all have a blessed Biennial meeting in Portland!

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:33 pm
by JE Pettibone
Haruo wrote:Sunday I'm pretty sure.


Ed; My thanks to both Mr ans Mrs. H. I will try to confirm the dates and check flight availability when we get home to Florida this week end. We are in Clifton Park, Ny tonight (closest motels to Burnt Hills). Will load the truck
in the morning and head south. We have been here a day and I am ready to get out of the cold, was +48 to day but is now 29 and still going down. There is still snow on the ground from last weeks storm. A lot of heavy equipment still clearing the medians on the interstate Highway as we came in this morning. They will need the space if they get forecasted new snow, later this week.

The U-Haul guy promised me a new truck with very low mileage, I trust he will come through, we have done business with him in the past, when we lived up here.

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:18 am
by JE Pettibone
Ed: It has been a few days, we are within a half a days drive of getting home. The U- Haul guy did come through with a new truck (737 MILES) . We are now just west of St Simmons Island Ga. The landscaper says the lot will be finished tomorrow but we can unload the Truck when we get in today. We are looking forward to being back into the coach.

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:27 am
by JE Pettibone
Ed: We did get home on Friday afternoon. The landscapers where (are) still working but they and some neighbors helped to unload the truck. The Landscaper got us a great deal on a timeshare where his wife works, for Friday night. On Saturday he gave us a ride down to his brothers automotive restoration shop where our Motor-home was undergoing some touch ups. We are quite pleased with the results. Jeff and his brother are both artist in their own field. l drooled over some of the cars Mike Is getting ready for an Auto Show and Auction in Indianapolis next month. Some of his work is in Jay Leno's collection.

I am looking forward to both the ABC and CBF meeting in a few months, I hope to talk with some folk in both organizations, about the potential in this part of Central Florida for a progressive church plant. Just this past week we discovered a lady at our bank is the wife of a fellow in ABC Development for the national office .

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR California here we come

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:27 pm
by JE Pettibone
Ed: Three Days on the road, 681 miles. 285 today, not quite to Baton Rouge, La. Does any one know if Rick Wright is still there. Going to give the church a call when we get there, hope he is still there. I had never quite realized how far it is across the Pan Handel of Florida. I am surprised how coll it is up here, we may end up turning on the furnace to night


We now get to add three states to the map our RV travels. We have all of the states where we have traveled together painted in, now we putting the name on each one we travel through with the Grey Ghost on the map.

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 10:11 am
by Haruo
As far as I can tell, Rick Wright is still the pastor of Church of the Nations at UBC Baton Rouge. On the other hand, he has shut down his blog for political/theological/humanitarian? reasons. Wish I'd had a chance to see what brought that on. I sent him a heads-up about your imminent arrival.

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:49 pm
by Haruo
Rick Wright just returned my email. He says "if it's possible" he can welcome and meet with Ed + Trudy. His daughters graduate from LSU next week. He says to pass on his phone numbers. If you meet him, say hi again from me.

Office 225-76-9474
Cell 225-921-2355

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:06 pm
by JE Pettibone
Haruo wrote:Rick Wright just returned my email. He says "if it's possible" he can welcome and meet with Ed + Trudy. His daughters graduate from LSU next week. He says to pass on his phone numbers. If you meet him, say hi again from me.

Office 225-76-9474
Cell 225-921-2355


Ed: :oops: I tried to find him at University Baptist. My Bad but I will play Hillery, and blame it on being frazzled due to several stretches of I-10 in Louisiana that are absolutely MISERABLE :censored: . I am genuinely disappointed. I wonder if hr might be panning on being in Atlanta.

The Walmart that we planned to stay at last night is one of the few Supper Stores that does not allow RVs to park in their lot over night. They did how3ver suggest we use the Parking lot of a Winn Dixie that is closed due to the recent flloding in thr area. Tonight we are in East Texas staying in a Cracker Barrel Lot. Twice today we found ourselves in parking lots that where too small to turnaround in . We had to unhook the car and re attach the battery to move the car out of the way, turn the coach around, and then reattach the toad (for towed vehicle) once was Trudy's fault because she insisted I take the wrong drive to get into a Visitors Station in La. The next was mine here in Texas as I misjudged the size of a lot that I wanted to turn around in, same process. We are getting pretty good at it :roll:

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:56 am
by JE Pettibone
Ed: We arrived in San Antonia Tx. around 4:30 yesterday afternoon.. Drove downtown later in the evening. A lot of Modern skyscrapers some built above 1880s commercial enterprises. All in all we where both rather disappointed. After church this morning we will go back down to the River Walk area, park and mingle with the crowds to see if we are any more impressed. We are in an RV park that is clean, reasonably quiet but not close to much of any thing. The tree on most every lot but unfortunately the one on our space, blocks the satellite signal but we have several channels on antenna.

Re: Biennial in Portland, OR

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:28 am
by Haruo
Rick was sorry you missed each other, says if you called him he must have thought you were a junk seller. To be more precise,
he wrote:Welp. Those calls I declined were probably from Ed. I've been hammered by spam calls and texts. Drat. My bad.