|With the New President, ELCG|
It did take me some time to find my clergy robes and to practice looking ministerial. As you may have guessed, finding the robe was easier. I was excited about going to the convention, amazing as I have provided some unique excuses for not attending the Canadian one for many years. However, from my ten years of volunteering at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and doing the occasional preaching at some of the Lutheran Churches, I knew most of the pastors and leaders by name, and now had the opportunity to get to know them better. Also, my long-term Guyana friend was there, Erv Janssen, a child psychiatrist from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has had an ongoing relationship with the people of Guyana for 18 years. He has led medical and construction teams; recently, he has concentrated his efforts on resurrecting the National Music Festival and the opening of the Lutheran Music Academy in New Amsterdam.
|The "New" Reverend Kampta Karran |
who was one the four ordinands.
|The "Old" Doctor Erv Janssen |
with the sign proof that I was there.
|Roberta can really dance|
|Alicia belting out a tune|
|What an accomplishment.. Congratulations Lexann.|
|First Year Prison Shot|
|Olivia with her [ and almost all the girls'] idol... who still hasn't sent them any "stuff". |
They can't understand as he lives near Father John.