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  1. OLD fashioned preacher

    Whats for Supper...

    Ahh, but Taco Bell doesn't have a lot of Mexican food -- it's Tex-Mex ---- which is English for Americans faking Mexican for the purpose of satisfying the American palate.
  2. OLD fashioned preacher

    CUBA bans non-KJV Bibles

    IF they allowed only one, it would probably be the RVR (1960)
  3. OLD fashioned preacher

    Major changes

    Have motorhome, currently moving into it. Had MANY loose ends to tie up, last day at my secular job is this coming Thursday. Have some things to take to our youngest (Musician4God 1611) and see grandkids, other things to deliver to a church in Arkansas. Our middle son is working on our A/V presentation but has had two major snags -- One) his f-i-l's final days on earth. Two) his computer now won't come up for him.
  4. OLD fashioned preacher

    Superbowl Church Services - I'm NOT a fan

    The "worship team" must have quite the dilemma. I mean, think about it: If I turn the screen off at halftime, how do I know when to stop the service? If I leave the screen on with the sound off, will folks be distracted by the halftime show? If I leave the screen on AND the sound on, do I have conflicting songs from the "praise band" and halftime marching band? If I turn the screen off, will people be watching the halftime show on their personal devices? If I allot time for bathroom and drink breaks at the beginning and end of the service, how much time do I have without missing 3rd Qtr kick-off? If I skip the service, these people could be at home. If I skip the game, these people may very well be at home. I think I need a raise, will someone make such a motion?
  5. OLD fashioned preacher

    The beauty of creation

    We're in blizzard conditions right now, scheduled an afternoon service instead of evening to get everyone home before it hit.
  6. OLD fashioned preacher

    Whats for Supper...

    I'm not LuAnne but I can answer that one ----- the same as what you called a bring and share meal.
  7. OLD fashioned preacher

    Major changes

    There's no postal delivery here, the local city post office usually doesn't receive your mail (especially packages), and Amazon, Fed - Ex, and UPS don't come here. This is in reference to the whole country.
  8. OLD fashioned preacher

    Major changes

    A couple of days ago the propane ( for the stove ) ran out in the midst of fried chicken and biscuit cooking, while washing dishes the water quit ( if the city works on the system, they don't give a head's up ) and we had a 7 hour power shortage. Our host's son says, "No gas, no water, no electricity --- Welcome to Nicaragua!" Due to the holiday, weather ( all clothes are hung outside to dry )and power outage we were in the same outfit for 3 days. Oh, we have 5 days worth of clothes here and this was 2 separate clothing runs ---- at the laundromat. You drop the clothes off, you can't use the equipment. The sink here is too small to be practical for washing and the is no such thing as a bathtub, it's a shower --- most Nicaraguans don't have hot water unless they boil it.
  9. OLD fashioned preacher

    Problems with Gospel tracts

    Different tools and/or approaches affect different people in different ways. I know a man who was given a tract on Halloween and stuck it in his coat pocket. A month later (after his daughter died) he found it (while looking for a cigarette). He went to the church named on the tract and two services later got saved. One man, backslidden after a nasty church split, got right after finding a tract in a public restroom. Another man found a tract while cleaning a bathroom, read it and got saved. For my f-i-l it took a personal letter from a co-worker, pieces of witness from my wife and I, and the witness of a two former Marines ---- over the course of 34 years. My wife grew up knowing Jesus died, was buried and rose again for redemption from sin, but never knew she could be reconciled with God NOW (she was raised RC). There are some places where it is considered extremely rude (to the point of being offensive) to begin a conversation with a stranger on the street, places where door knocking is impractical to impossible, places where a mailing ministry is impossible (there are neither building numbers nor mail service in all of Nicaragua, there's only 15 named roads in the whole country). Some people need to handled roughly and some gently. I could go on, but, we need discernment more than methods.
  10. OLD fashioned preacher

    Whats for Supper...

    Well, it's breakfast instead of supper but: gallo pinto, fried plantain, scrambled eggs with onion and pablanos, curds. We're headed for San Ramon to investigate another area of a potential base for ministry and to visit our host's sister's coffee and dairy farm.
  11. OLD fashioned preacher

    Major changes

    Today being New Year's Day, everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) is closed. Even the two supermarkets that are owned by Wal-Mart (La Colonia and Pali), so I'll wait till tomorrow to buy more food. I walk about a mile, place my backpack in a locker, shop, pay, retrieve the backpack, place purchased items therein, walk back, repeat in about three days. I will also stop at the mercado campesino (farmer's market) on the trip (it's about 1/4 mile off path). Such is shopping in this city of 120,000 people.
  12. OLD fashioned preacher

    Is the KJVO "movement" dying?

    Understand that I'm Southern born and Southern bred --- and when I die I'll be Southern dead!! BUT, far too many Southern IB preachers are cotton candy preachers -- all fluff, no substance. Southern folk (as a whole) like it that way, unfortunately. Most campmeetings will have messages that the other preachers can shout about. Am I against shouting? Not when it's real. Does shouting make the service more (or less) real? No. Is "putting on the dog" carnal? Yep! There used to be a good campmeeting in Boomer, N.C. but, alas, it is no more.
  13. OLD fashioned preacher

    Whats for Supper...

    My wife and the family we're staying with are teaching each other different things in the kitchen. They have taught her how to make gallo pinto, she taught true Southern fried chicken. She's learning how to make tortillas from scratch, Monday she will teach them to make biscuits from scratch. This is a VERY Catholic family, please pray we have an open door for effective witness in spite of the language difficulty.
  14. OLD fashioned preacher

    Major changes

    So far we have had some interesting adventures and misadventures in Matagalpa. Have been overcharged a couple of times (gringo tax). Made a couple of good contacts in town including a national pastor (Ivis Calindres of Calvary Baptist, Matagalpa) who may be able to help us get our feet on the ground when we move here (they have been instrumental in establishing six churches in the country). Our sending church will be Old Paths Baptist Church in Ruidoso, N.M. (Pastor Joshua de los Santos) and they will be helping our linguistic studies as we seek to raise support. The owner of the house we are staying in is keeping our feet to the fire by forcing us to use Spanish ---- which is good.
  15. OLD fashioned preacher

    Major changes

    When I can later, I will get a multimedia presentation sent to you. I know that prayer support is vital for the missionary AND the congregation. Christians need missions always before them lest it become "out of sight, out of mind". There's something about "the missionary we pray for" or if a youth group or Sunday School class has "OUR missionary".