July 2012: Argentina

CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION
TRIP NOTES FOR
ARGENTINA, SOUTH AMERICA JULIO 2012

First a few intro notes:

06 JULY 2012 (FRI)

In the last set of notes (Nov. & Dec. 2011) from Argentina I told you that The CLEF was planning to head to Argentina where the South American Luther Academy would be meeting. We are doing that again.

The flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina through Atlanta, GA., begins in Minneapolis at 3.20 pm meaning I am up normal morning time with enough time to finish the packing and be out the door a little after 10a. I have a group of stops to make on the way to the plane – to the dry cleaners, post office and the CLEF accountants.

The plane from the USA to Argentina flies at night so you leave at night and arrive in Buenos Aires at 8.30am or close to that. There is a two hour time difference between Minnesota and Buenos Aires.

I made it – the rides were rather smooth – thank God!

07 JUL 12 (SAT)

Rev. Professor Jose Pfaffenzeller picked me up at the airport. Unlike last time when I waited for him for a couple of hours because he was at the wrong terminal this time I walked out of customs and there he was. He had with him the new Executive Director for the Luther Academy, Rev. Daniel McMiller (they waited for me as he arrived only a couple of hours before me) and Prof. Roberto.

The ride to his home (Seminario Concordia) went quickly – less traffic on Saturday.

As last time, so this time: there are several really good reasons for The CLEF to be off to Argentina again.
As last time I’ll lay them out here at the beginning and in the coming weeks we will see if they are realized. I’ll edit the last notes – bring you up to date in that way.

First, there is the Spanish edition of The CLEF International Lutheran Hymnal Project and the translation of the Lutheran Dogmatics series of the Luther Academy. While in Buenos Aires The CLEF will have opportunity to meet face to face (again) with the General Editor and the Project coordinator and the Presidents of several of the church bodies supporting the ILHP-Spanish and Dogmatic Series translation.

Second, in attendance (the featured lecturer) will be the author for the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics Luther Academy series, “Law and Gospel,” and “Baptism” volumes, and that is the Rev. Dr. David P. Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. The L & G volume just came off the press – a draft first printing. It will be the text for the class. We are now looking to finish Baptism and get that off the press as soon as possible. On Saturday and Sunday I will stay in the home of Rev. Prof. Jose Pfaffenzeller – our lead bloke on the translation projects here in Argentina.

Third, I will be able to discuss the final details of the Hymnal’s printing and hopefully make great strides in the coming week to make this happen. Last time I was in Guatemala we extended the project time in order to include the melody line of the hymns.

Fourth, I will be able to touch base with the Latin America folk with whom we are producing another 25 books and move as many of them forward as possible.

Fifth, In addition to Dr. Scaer and Rev. McMiller, the Rev. Ted Krey – the LCMS World Mission man in charge of all out of the USA Spanish stuff – will be there; he is awesome and is a wonderful supporter of what The CLEF is doing.

Sixth, together we do this all for The Sake of the Gospel.

But remember – nothing happens without your prayers, physical and financial support. It is summer time – be generous, please. Consider a special extra gift as this is a slow time for gifts.

Once again, I am open (as dates are available) to be invited to your congregation for an update Mission Festival or one such for the first time. My cell number is 612-940-1927 (ok wait two weeks till I get back) or email us at TheCLEF@TheCLEF.org!

Remember also that The CLEF has a couple of retired pastors who are also willing to go to your place and conduct a CLEF Mission Sunday. Also, we have a kind lady who is available to speak at ladies and LWML type events.

Thank you to all of you who are working out a CLEF MISSION SUNDAY in the coming months. We will get all of you set on dates very soon.

NOW WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE AFTER THE INTRO NOTES

OK, I was not prepared for this place at this time of the year and I ought to have known better! Usually I am here in the late spring or early summer, not winter. Thankfully I checked the world weather map just before walking out of the house and discovered that upon arrival it was expected to be about 33 degrees F (that is like almost freezing). So I threw in some long sleeve shirts and a jacket and called it good.

My issue? The sun way down here in the midst of winter it was still asleep at 7.30 am at 39,000 feet in the air! I have become accustomed to the sun getting a start on the working day in the Minnesota summer (like that exists) circa 4.45am. And then the issue continued in the early evening – the sun clocked out at 4.30pm! In MN these days of the year (save for the cloudy times) the sun punches out at 9 or 9.30pm.

No jet lag, just daylight lack. So sometimes I suffer for the sake of the Gospel by having to sit on the ocean beaches and then other times it is having to deal with the lack of sunshine in the winter months.

FYI: I cannot look out my airplane window and see the South Pole.

So that second above? Spent some time needed with Jose to discuss the Dogmatic Series. The Law and Gospel book was rushed to print so that it could be used for the coming week of classes. It has some things that need to be corrected so we can call this the first printed draft.

We were also able to explore options on how we would deliver the funding for future projects. There have been several personnel changes at the Concordia Publishing Argentina and now will be a good time to fund more through the Seminary or the national church office.

Krey, McMiller and I were treated to an awesome lunch. We went to the Follow the Cow restaurant. It is one of those Argentine fire grilled meat places. They offer you the gigantic salad bar – must be some 200 buffet menu items / offerings and none of them are other than gourmet quality and presentation. But it was decided that we would pass on that stuff and head to / do the man thing – MEAT! It is all you can eat, you take your plate to the fire grill in the room next to the seating area and point to what you want right off the grill. I had five different fire grilled pieces – only one did I not finish. Of that one I only had one bite – I thought it looked like a sausage – NOT! I said, This tastes like what the cow ate two days ago, now two days ago. I was trying to be polite – really. The reply came immediately, It is small intestine.

So after a real feast we returned to the seminary to wait out the early setting of the sun. I spent some time with Jose reviewing the translation stuff, took a nap and then was summoned to eat again, the evening meal, we sat down at 8pm to eat. A little late for me.

MENU: Claudia, the bride, baked tuna filets stuffed with carrots, onions, garlic, spices and stuff. She topped it with a white sauce. Broccoli and a lettuce salad rounded out the meal. Too much for me. We ate inside – it was about 42 outside. We had some white wine to accompany the fish – it is good to be with Lutherans.

So I’ll get this out before the week is over!

Remember to pray for The CLEF and the churches she is working with here in the Spanish part of the world. You and your gifts are the difference.

The LORD be with you all!

John
TheCLEF@TheCLEF.org

CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION
TRIP NOTES FOR
ARGENTINA, SOUTH AMERICA – JULIO 2012

A REMINDER OF OUR GOALS: DONE: BOOKS HANDED OUT

Second, in attendance (the featured lecturer) will be the author for the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics Luther Academy series, “Law and Gospel”, and “Baptism” volumes, and that is the Rev. Dr. David P. Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. The L & G volume just came off the press – a draft first printing. It will be the text for the class. We are now looking to finish “Baptism” and get that off the press as soon as possible. DONE: MANY HOURS OF CONVERSATION WITH KREY!Fifth, In addition to Dr. Scaer and Rev. McMiller, the Rev. Ted Krey – the LCMS World Mission man in charge of all out of the USA Spanish stuff will be there – he is awesome and is a wonderful supporter of what The CLEF is doing. First, there is the Spanish edition of The CLEF International Lutheran Hymnal Project and the translation of the Lutheran Dogmatics series of the Luther Academy. While in Buenos Aires The CLEF will have opportunity to meet face to face (again) with the General Editor and the Project coordinator and the Presidents of several of the church bodies supporting the ILHP-Spanish and Dogmatic Series translation. Third, I will be able to discuss the final details of the Hymnal’s printing and hopefully make great strides in the coming week to make this happen. Last time I was in Guatemala we extended the project time in order to include the melody line of the hymns. Fourth, I will be able to touch base with the Latin America folk with whom we are producing another 25 books and move as many of them forward as possible. Sixth, together we do this all for “The Sake of the Gospel”. But remember – nothing happens without your prayers, physical and financial support. Remember to pray for The CLEF and the churches she is working with here in the Spanish part of the world. You and your gifts are the difference. NOW WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE AFTER

THE “REMINDER” NOTES 08 JUL 12 – (SUN) So I got up at 7.15am – cleaned up the room and then wandered down stairs at 7.45 THE COMPUTER! As noted last time they have wifi throughout the house so I was able to go through some emails and such. However, I determined to not send these notes till at the conference center tomorrow – Monday (OK Tuesday). MENU: breakfast of coffee, toast and some peanut butter which I brought along for the Pfaffenzeller’s. They love USA peanut butter – I stocked their pantry with that good stuff – enough to last at least a while – this was the last jar from last time – good thing I brought them another 20 18 oz jars! Off to worship at San Pedro (St. Peter) – about 15 blocks from the seminary. The service started at 9am and ended at 10.37am. A baptism and the preaching of the Gospel and the Holy Supper highlighted the time. The pastor is Rev. Truenow – the grandson of a former LCMS “missionary”. Lunch was at the home of the seminary president – all three of us USA blokes and the Pfaffenzellers were the guests. MENU? MEAT – AGAIN! I am stuffed! While we waited some 90 minutes for the meat to slowly cook we discussed the state of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina and other stuff, like doctrine. A spirited conversation relative to the state of the hymnal’s printing and final approval broke out and it turns out that all present agreed in the next steps. We had some beer and cheese things and some chips and “dip” and a few bites of the meat cooking over the charcoal while talking and waiting. We went back to the Jose and Claudia house at about 4pm. I had the most productive conversations with Jose and Ted and Dan and Sergio Fitzler – the primary man behind the Spanish Hymnal. These 4 hours were worth the entire trip! Evening came and then morning, the third day. 09 JUL 12 – (Mon) We left for the airport at 8.40a to fetch the good Dr. DP Scaer who is to arrive at 9.40a. All went well and we took off with the man to the conference center: “Centro de Liderazgo” in a part of greater Buenos Aires called, “Pilar”. It is owned by the Nazarines. Their focus is on living holy lives. So, there are to be no sinful things like “beer” or “wine”. I suggested to conference site selection committee be immediately fired! Their recurring banner has a dove (I guess the Holy Spirit) and the Ablaze flame coming out of the end of the wings and the rear end of the bird and the bird looks like it is making a crash landing on an unidentified black book with a red forked tongue coming out of the end of the book. This recurring banner is helping me understand the former LCMS president from Texas who had that Ablaze thing going – it is for the birds and has taken a dive. Well, that’s what I have so far AND I HAVE ONLY BEEN HERE A FEW HOURS! MENU – LUNCHI guess it would be called a pork fried steak was the main thing on the plate – it was resting upside a splot of smashed potatoes – no gravy. Baguette breads and a lettuce, carrot and tomato salad came as well. Vinegar and oil and lemon juice was the “dressing” for the salad – but even after applying that stuff to it, it still looked undressed. No butter. Water and a really diluted “tang” like drink washed it all down. Canned peaches for desert. The continuing education course for pastors began at 2.30p and ended at 7.00p. Here is the beginning part of the event: (reduced for space) Seminario Concordia – Luther Academy – LCMS-WMCurso de Capacitación Continuada de PastoresLey & Evangelio Materias Los Medios de Gracia dentro del Marco deLey & Evangelio Prof. Dr. David Scaer (Ft. Wayne, IN)Ley & Evangelio Aplicada a la PastoralProf. Paulo Weirich (Sâo Leopoldo, Brasil) Pilar, Buenos Aires – 9 al 13 de Julio de 2012Horario CCPHERE IS THE SCHEDULE: Lunes13 hs Almuerzo14,30 hs Devoción de apertura 15 a 16,30 hs Ley & Evangelio aplicado a la pastoral (prof. Paulo Weirich)16,30 a 17 hs Recreo17 a 18,30 hs Los Medios de Gracia dentro del marco de Ley & Evangelio (Dr. Scaer)18,30 hs Presentación del libro: Ley y Evangelio y los medios de gracia (R. Bustamante)20 hs Cena Martes a jueves7,15 a 7,45 hs Desayuno 8 a 8,30 hs Devoción 8,30 a 10 hs Ley & Evangelio aplicado a la pastoral (prof. Paulo Weirich)10 a 10,30 hs Recreo10,30 a 12 hs Los Medios de Gracia dentro del marco de Ley & Evangelio (Dr. Scaer) 13 hs Almuerzo y luego descanso y lectura. 14,30 a 16 hs Ley & Evangelio aplicado a la pastoral (prof. Paulo Weirich)16 a 16,30 hs Recreo16,30 a 18,30 hs Los Medios de Gracia dentro del marco de Ley & Evangelio (Dr. Scaer) 20 hs Cena Viernes7,15 a 7,45 hs Desayuno 8 a 8,30 hs Devoción 8,30 a 10 hs Ley & Evangelio aplicado a la pastoral (prof. Paulo Weirich)10 a 10,30 hs Recreo10,30 a 12 hs Los Medios de Gracia dentro del marco de Ley & Evangelio (Dr. Scaer) 13 hs Almuerzo y luego descanso y lectura. 14,30 a 16 hs Cierre de clases para ambos profesores17,30 Devoción de clausura Nota: El miércoles por la noche tendremos un asado en el quincho, sólo tenemos que comprar la carne, el carbón y proveer los asadores (se esperan voluntarios). La misma noche nos visitará el presidente de la IELA, pastor Carlos Nagel y dirigirá algunas palabras. THESE ARE THOSE GIVING THE DEVOTIONS: Devociones y encargadosLunes 9/7 14,30 hs Apertura: Sergio Fritzler Martes 10/7 08,00 hs. Devoción: Arnildo Ikert Miércoles 11/7 08,00 hs. Devoción: Edgardo ElseserJueves 12/7 08,00 hs. Devoción: Cristian Rautenberg Viernes 13/7 08,00 hs. Devoción: Silvio Donat 17,30 hs. Clausura: Antonio Schimpf The first presenter is shown below. He is from Brazil, his topic takes and applies Law and Gospel to pastoral situations in the congregation. He is very engaging. Amazingly however he is lecturing in Portuguese to all these Spanish speakers and they understand him. NO it is not another Pentecost! The Spanish speakers pass off their ability to understand the Brazilian by declaring Portuguese a inferior Spanish. Paulo Proske Weirich, BD, STM

Profesor de Teología Práctica. Bachiller en Teología, Seminario Concordia, Porto Alegre, RS (1969). Casado con Gladis Marlene Weirich. Padre de Cristiana, Adriana, Débora y Paulo Lutero. Pastor en Carazinho (1970-1980), Portugal (1980-1990), Niterói, Canoas, (1990-1996), Editor de la IELB en Concordia Editora (1994-2001). Pastor Consejero: Distrito Planalto, Distrito Rio Gravataí, Liga de Servas Luteranas do Brasil. Presidente da Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Portuguesa, Director de la Hora Luterana – Portugal. Comisión Inter-luterana de Diálogo IELB-IECLB (1994- ); Comisión de Teología y Relaciones Eclesiásticas de la IELB (1994 – 2001). Maestría en Teología Práctica, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, EUA (1982), Doctorando en Teología Sistemática, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, USA. Profesor de Teología en la ULBRA, (1999- ); Profesor de Teología en el Seminario Concordia (2001 – ). Editor de la revista teológica Igreja Luterana. Coordinador de Previcariato. El profesor Weirich ya estuvo guiando un curso para pastores de la IELA en 1980 sobre el tema Predicación persuasiva, que nuestros pastores mayores aún recuerdan como muy fructífero. I will give you the Scaer stuff on tomorrow’s notes

MENU – DINNER
Dinner eats were something like ravioli splashed with a tomato sauce with flecks of “meat”. Maybe it was canned spaghetti with meat sauce. I had a few bites and pushed the plate of pure carbs aside. A few minutes later Scaer reached out and took my plate and all but licked it bare. Baguette breads and a lettuce, carrot and tomato salad came as well. Red jello was the desert. Dr. Scaer did a fantastic job – yes I am surprised on account of the fact that he did not forget to bring his best attribute with him – his humor and Scarcasism – and they all got it and at times laughed to near tears! But his stuff tomorrow. Scaer and I took off to my room for happy hour. I got to spend that whole hour with him and we covered the entire gamut of Confessional stuff in the LCMS and elsewhere. I am honored. And sitting in on his class here is like old times – I’ve had him for some 13 classes at Springfield / Fort Wayne. MENU – DINNERDinner eats were something like ravioli splashed with a tomato sauce with flecks of “meat”. Maybe it was canned spaghetti with meat sauce. I had a few bites and pushed the plate of pure carbs aside. A few minutes later Scaer reached out and took my plate and all but licked it bare. Baguette breads and a lettuce, carrot and tomato salad came as well. Red jello was the desert. Oh – the coffee breaks have coffee and fruit – wonderful clementine’s and huge apples and then the other junk – hard from a box cookies. Once again, I am open (as dates are available) to be invited to your congregation for an update Mission Festival or one such for the first time. My cell number is 612-940-1927 (ok wait a week till I get back) or email us at TheCLEF@TheCLEF.org! It was 33 degrees at sunrise and got up to 61 degrees during the day So, pray for us. John

CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION
TRIP NOTES FOR
ARGENTINA, SOUTH AMERICA – JULIO 2012

A REMINDER OF OUR GOALS:

Second, DONE: BOOKS HANDED OUT

Fifth, DONE: MANY HOURS OF CONVERSATION WITH KREY!

First, the Spanish edition of The CLEF International Lutheran Hymnal Project and the translation of the Lutheran Dogmatics series of the Luther Academy.

Third, I will be able to discuss the final details of the Hymnal’s printing

Fourth, I will be able to touch base with the Latin America folk with whom we are producing another 25

Sixth, together we do this all for “The Sake of the Gospel”.

NOW WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE AFTER THE “REMINDER” NOTES

10 JUL 12 – (TUE)

MENU: breakfast of coffee, cold cereal – corn flakes, baguette bread, butter, jam, caramel stuff, tea, hot milk.

Again it is cold – 33 degrees. The room finally got warm about 4am.

You can check out the schedule on the previous email. I don’t meet with the hymnal folk until this evening. My day will be looking at this computer and cleaning up stuff and getting my preaching schedule and travel plans in better shape.

Here is the David Scaer stuff from the program. You ought be able to make out enough so that it is not a waste of time.

David P. Scaer, ThD
Titular de la cátedra David P. Scaer de Teología Sistemática y Bíblica
Presidente del área de teología sistemática
Editor de la revista teológica CTQ
David.Scaer@ctsfw.edu

El Dr. David Scaer es profesor de teología sistemática y Nuevo Testamento y titular de la cátedra David P. Scaer de teología bíblica y sistemática en el Concordia Theological Seminary de Fort Wayne, Indiana. Trabaja en el seminario desde 1966, sirve como Editor del Concordia Theological Quarterly [CTQ] (1969–1994; 1999–presente) y fue Decano Académico (1984–1989). Actualmente es el presidente de su departamento. Sirvió como organizador del Simposio Anual en su seminario sobre las Confesiones Luteranas desde 1978 hasta el presente.iTambién enseñó por diez años como instructor de tiempo parcial sobre religión en la Universidad de Illinois (Champaign) desde 1966-1976 y sirvió como pastor de congregaciones en Gillespie, Illinois, y Rockville, Connecticut.

Por nueve años sirvió en la Comisión de Teología y Relaciones Eclesiásticas (CTCR) de la LCMS, siendo el presidente del comité de teología y fue el autor principal de varios reportes que fueron adoptados más tarde por el Sínodo. Es miembro de la Sociedad de Literatura Bíblica, del Instituto de investigación bíblica, de la Alianza de Evangélicos Confesionales, y del Instituto Christianity Today, para cuyo periódico también sirve como erudito investigador. Dos veces fue galardonado con el prestigioso premio post-doctoral John W. Behnken por parte de la AAL (Aid Association for Lutherans) para estudiar en Europa (en 1969 y en 1986).

El Dr. Scaer pertenece a una tercera generación de pastores del Sínodo de Missouri (su padre y abuelo también fueron pastores), creció en Brooklyn, New York, donde su padre, el ya fallecido Rev. Paul H. Scaer, sirvió durante toda su vida ministerial en la Trinity Lutheran Church de Flatbush. Él y su esposa Dorothy han estado casados desde 1960 y tienen cinco hijos.

Artículos
El Dr. Scaer ha escrito extensamente, y sus artículos han aparecido en Concordia Thelogical Quarterly, Christianity Today, Lutheran Forum, Logia, Forum Letter, The Lutheran Witness, Modern Reformation, Cresset, el periódico de la Evangelical Theological Society, Grace Theological Journal, Issues in Christian Education y muchas otras.

Libros
Infant Baptism in 19th Century Lutheran Theology (Bautismo infantil en la teología luterana del siglo XIX) [próximo a publicarse]

Law and Gospel and the Means of Grace, The Luther Academy, St Louis, Missouri, 2008 (Ley y Evangelio y los medios de gracia. Publicado por Seminario Concordia 2012)

Understanding Four Views on the Lord’s Supper (Counterpoints: Church Life) by Russell D. Moore, I. John Hesselink, David P. Scaer, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2007

Discourses in Matthew: Jesus Teaches the Church, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri, 2004 (Publicado en español por CPH como Mateo enseña a la iglesia [trad. Erico Sexauer] 2006)

In Christ, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri, 2004

Sermon on the Mount, Concordia Publishing House. St. Louis, Missouri, 2000

James: The Apostle of Faith, Wipf & Stock Publishers, Eugene, Oregon, 2004

Baptism, The Luther Academy, St Louis, Missouri, 1999 (Traducido al español, aún no publicado)

What Do You Think of Jesus?, Concordia Theological Seminary Press, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1999 (reprint)

Christology, The Luther Academy, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989

Luther’s Catechisms—450 Years: Essays Commemorating the Small and Large Catechisms of The Apostolic Scriptures,

Concordia Theological Seminary Press, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1979

Dr. Martin Luther, Concordia Theological Seminary Press, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1979

A Latin Ecclesiastical Glossary for Francis Pieper’s Christian Dogmatics, Concordia Theological Seminary Press, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1978

Getting Into the Story of Concord: A History of the “Book of Concord”, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977

The Lutheran World Federation Today, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri, 1971

Ensayos
“The Doctrine of the Sacraments in the Theology of Johann Gerhard” Protestant Scholasticism: Essays in Reassessment, edited by Carl R. Trueman and R. Scott Clark, Carlisle (UK): Paternoster, 1999
“Francis Pieper: His Theology and Legacy Unmatched Stature,” The Pieper Lectures: The Office of the Ministry (Saint Louis: Concordia Historical Institute, 1997), 9-41.
“Francis Pieper: His Theology and Legacy,” The Pieper Lectures, Concordia Seminary, Saint
Louis, Missouri. February 22, 1996
“Francis Pieper”, Handbook of Evangelical Theologians. ed. by Walter A. Elwell. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House [1993(4)].
“How Lutherans Do Theology”. Doing Theology in Today’s World, Essays in Honor of
Kantzer.ed. by Thomas McComiskey and John Woodbridge. Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Academie Books, and New York: Harper and Row, 1991.

MENU – LUNCH
It was a piece of chicken, baked. Some white sauce was upon it. The bird tasted pretty good. I had the drum part of the leg. It was served with really greasy fried potatoes. Scaer went for seconds on the spuds. I left mine on the plate. And then again: baguette breads and a lettuce, carrot and tomato salad, vinegar and oil and lemon juice for the “dressing”, No butter. Water and a really diluted “tang” like drink washed it all down. A dab of pudding for desert – did not eat.

Like I said – the whole day on the laptop. A part of me is getting really tired from use.

MENU – DINNER
Dinner meat eats was a breaded piece of “cow” sliced thin – 1/8th inch thick and fried. A pile of rice was placed on top of it. I gave my rice and half my “cow” to the pastor sitting next to me at the dinner table. Baguette breads and a lettuce, carrot and tomato salad came as well. Bread pudding (so they claimed) was the desert – I discovered what they do to all the left over baguette bread pieces. This chef needs a lesson in making bread pudding. The best bread pudding I know of is served at the Green Haven Golf Course restaurant in Anoka, MN.

The same today – the coffee breaks have coffee and fruit – wonderful clementine’s and huge apples and then the other junk – hard cookies from a box.

It got up to 55 degrees during the day.

So, pray for us.

John