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Published on May 16th, 2007 | by tdnimz7S


Time-line, our first one-day seminar

May 7, 10:20 am The District Education official studies our material, and authorizes a 1-day seminar for May 15.
May 15 at 8:05 am Still no word about the seminar. Then a text message arrives – the teachers are coming.
8:17 Ken cuts his hand opening a gate. It only hurts when he thinks. Consequently, he is not in much pain.
8:30 A worker rides off to the village to get the key to the lecture hall.
8:35 Ken reminds the workers to have the generator ready, full of fuel.
9:50 We are about to start, with 49 teachers showing up, having learned of the seminar the previous evening.
9:51 The power goes off. The generator is still locked up. When the key is found, there is no gas.
10:15 The generator is working, the powerpoint slide show is wowing the crowd, and we are underway.
10:56 The power comes on. So the generator is turned off. So the projector goes off. We wait
11:11 Oh yes, Do the teachers have money for lunch? Nope. Not one. Marge begins to scrounge for food.
12:07 Traffic noise interrupts the seminar. It is the only vehicle to pass the mission station during the seminar.
12:10 A cow interrupts the seminar.
2:30 A delicious meal is served to the surprised but grateful teachers, who are buzzing about our seminar.
3:45 We wind up the day, and receive exciting feedback about future invitations

Thank you for making such a great day possible!
Ken & Marge MacGowan

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