Saturday, July 7, 2007


Good news! We found the toilet paper, we can usually find our shoes, and we haven't yet needed an alarm clock!

Don will need an alarm clock on Monday, July 9, when his classes begin (although his first class starts at if he's still asleep by the time noon rolls around, we're in trouble...) Don will be taking Old Testament for two weeks, 4 hours a day in class plus homework and extensive reading, and then New Testament for two weeks, the same.

We've learned that there are only about 95 guys in Don's first-year class, the smallest Concordia Seminary has had in the last 5-7 years.

We went to our first community barbeque last night, which happens every Friday during the summer. Everyone who wants to come brings meat to grill and a dish to share, and we sit under the huge shade trees outside our apartment and enjoy each other's company for about 2 or 3 hours. It was a lot of fun, and the kids got to run around and play while the moms and Pastor-to-be dads jib jabbed about life. God is good, and the seminary community is very welcoming and warm; we are blessed to be living on campus and getting to know such great folks so quickly.

We will write more soon...still settling in to the new digs, but life is beginning to feel somewhat normal again, after all.

God's love and richest blessings to you and yours--
The Rays

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