Monday, February 24, 2014

US Trip

Last week I was traveling again. This time I headed to the Southeastern US for several meetings. After PIU board member picked me up at the Atlanta airport and treated me to some good Southern barbecue (thanks David!) and headed to his house. SAMSUNG            The next day we were joined by PIU Board chairman Howard Merrell (who drove all the way from Virginia) and we met with Chip Riggs, the missions pastor at First Baptist Church of Woodstock Georgia. We had a great time discussing a possible partnership with PIU and are making plans for Chip to come out to Guam and visit us. The next day we went out to the headquarters of Chick-Fil-A to meet with the Winshape Foundation. We had a great meeting with Fran Andrews of Winshape (picture), got a great tour of the Chick-Fil-A facilities and got a good opportunity to present some ideas of how Winshape could help us with leadership development in the Pacific islands. I also had opportunity for some face to face discussions with David and Howard. I think it was a very productive time.


Howard and I had the opportunity to pose next to some classic cars displayed at Chick-Fil-A while we waited for the meeting to begin

After the time in Atlanta, I flew down to Orlando, met up with PIU Provost Sam Mabini and we met with our partners from New Hope Christian College at the ABHE meeting there. New Hope is one our newest partners and we had some good opportunity to discuss our seminary partnership and what it will look like. (Sorry forgot to take pictures). We also had a good opportunity to meet people from many different Christian colleges throughout the US and were encouraged by God’s people going through many of the same issues we are. We headed back to Guam on Saturday, arriving Sunday night. I have a couple days here on Guam and will head to Chuuk for meetings on Wednesday. 

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