Daily Archives: December 16, 2007

Thank God for OVERLY GENEROUS students!!!

Ibrahim, opening the gift my FY class chipped in together to get me. WOW!

An amazing gift. It’s a framed pistol! Notice Hamed and Mohammed taking photos with their cell phones in the background!

The males of our class with the undeserved gift they gave me (a long with a LOVELY letter of appreciation!) during our last class together. So sad that I couldn’t get a photo with the WHOLE class, but what can you do?! I have been so blessed to have been given the classes that I had this semester. I have heard so many of my colleagues complain and bicker about their students but mine, for the most part, have been great! I praise God for a successful completion (minus Final Exams which will be the first week of January…) of my first semester of classes at Ibri College!!!

Christmas is a coming!

Dugal and me in front of one of the Christmas trees at church.

Brother Dugal at the “Christmas decoration section” of the Carrefour Shopping Center in Muscat. Christmas does not go unnoticed here in the malls!

Yippee!!! Gifts from Home!!!

Thank you SO MUCH Jenny, Shane and family!!! You guys rock!

I absolutely love this digital photo frame my sister and family sent me. It is one of the most incredibly devices I’ve received lately! (I know I should have waited till Christmas to open it up but I just knew that it would have the kids photos in there, which it did! :-)) I really miss everyone back home so much and am hoping to be able to see them in January, God willing!

A “Holiday Card” that Should be Revolting to Any True Believer

“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:” (Luke 12:51)

If one must choose between unity and correct theology, you better stick with correct theology, brother! And in regards to peace, “There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.” (Isaiah 40:22)  There should be a universal unity among Christians though. “Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3)

My First Rainfall in Oman!

            Sunday night, as I was driving back to Ibri from church in Muscat, it started pouring down rain! It was difficult driving mostly due to the fact that Omanis LOVE to tail-gate! I’ve heard that it does rain here from time to time but this was a first for me. I’ve even heard that roads are sometimes so full of water that they close roads down and cancel classes. They cancelled classes at Ibri College last January due to rain…so while many in the west are singing away to “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!“, my new song shall be, “Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain!”, ha!ha!