Thursday, October 1Ivan attended a three-day conference in Cordoba with other men from our church. Sponsored by 9Marks, the focus was on expository preaching. Juan Sanches from Texas was one of the speakers.
Friday, October 2The conference included various sessions by the different men as well as a panel discussion.
From left to right: Juan Sanches (pastor/elder at High Point Baptist Church in Austin, TX), Sugel Michelén (pastor/elder at Iglesia Bíblica del Señor Jesucristo in the Dominican Republic, as well as author and lecturer), Edgar Aponte (Director of Hispanic Leadership Development at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC) and Ryan Townsend (Executive Director of 9Marks).
Saturday, October 3Ivan enjoyed having Joaquin ride back and forth with him each day. This young man has such a heart for God and was pretty excited to meet Sugel Michelén.
Sunday, October 4Some days are too exciting for words. And they say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So do you think I could blather on for 1,000 words about vitamins and supplements?
Monday, October 5Almost everyone I know has aloe plants, because they thrive in this climate. This isn't the first time I've shared a picture of them, and probably won't be the last. These happen to be in our neighbor's yard, but you can see the tall brightly colored blooms all over town right now.
Tuesday, October 6Ivan took the camera to Bible study and took a bunch of photos, so I put together another collage.
Friday, October 9I posted this on facebook, as well as my last blog post, but I'm sharing it again here too. I really do think it's a thing of beauty!
Saturday, October 10Ivan met up with José Luis, an old junior high buddy, and another friend, and the three stayed at the house in Sta. Rosa while enjoying an aviation event in Alta Gracia. He didn't take many photos, but I have a few to share. On the way to Alta Gracia, they stopped briefly in Belgrano so the other guys could buy some gifts to take back to Buenos Aires. It was a mob scene, since the town celebrates Octoberfest all month.
Ivan, José Luis, and Marcelo
Inside sessions on aviation history and construction.
Outside planes to look at.
Monday, October 13I took this photo a few weeks ago, showing a row of trees in front of a hosteria on the costanera where we walk:
This type of tree grows so fast that people cut it way back every year. I've always thought it looks like they've gotten a butch cut. But, as you can see, they leaf out nicely come Spring every year: