I found this picture a while back and it made me realize how old I am getting. The picture was taken a few years back when a group of us traveled to see the Project 24 site called Udom. Jamison Hardy (left) who is now the District President of the English District of the LCMS, a Deaconess at the Udom site, James Wolf who was elected to the Board for International Missions this summer and in the background trying to read a piece of paper is yours truly.
I was going to say that there are no joys to getting old but looking back at this time that is not true. I have been blessed to see some great things and be in some great places and meet some amazing people. The experiences that I had with folks like Jamison and Mr. Wolf were not only fun but instructive and inspirational. James Wolf climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for orphan support. It is not something that an old man like me might try, but it is inspirational none the less.