Saturday, March 14, 2009

News from Beth

I just received an e-mail from my friend Beth, who is in Equatorial Guinea. You might remember that I drove her up to IAH in early February.

She was originally scheduled to return next week, but I reported here that they'd had some troubles over there and were more or less in a "lockdown" mode until things quieted down. The next day she wrote that training had been re-scheduled and it looked like she'd be coming back almost as planned.

Well, her itinerary has been changed. It now appears as tho Beth will be going directly to Malaysia from Equatorial Guinea instead of coming back to Houston. (Click on map to enlarge.)

She'll fly into Kuala Lumpur on the 27th, where she'll stay overnight before continuing on to Kerteh, where she will join two other members of their implementation support team. Her arrival date back in Houston is now projected to be mid-April.

She's fast becoming a world traveler!

Meanwhile, down in Pearland, her husband and mother have had lots of company. Her brother-in-law got the job he was applying for there (great news!), and Beth's house is temporarily accommodating four adults and four dogs, so there's not been a dull moment!

She sent a joke, which I'm going to share with you ... ...

One day God was looking down at Earth and saw all the rascally behavior that was going on, so he called upon one of his angels and sent the angel to Earth to personally observe for a period of time and then come back and give him a report.

When the angel returned he told God, "Yes, it's bad down there. Ninety-five percent of the people are misbehaving. Only 5% are not."

"Hmmm," thought God, "maybe I should send another angel down to get a second opinion." So he sent another angel. When that angel returned he went to God and said, "Yes, it's true. The Earth is in decline."

God was not pleased. He decided to e-mail the 5% who were being good to give them some words of encouragement, give them a little something to help keep them going.

Do you know what the e-mail said?

OK, I was just wondering, because I didn't get one either ...


Tammy said...

You didn't get the email? Hang on just a sec and I'll forward it to you.


Craig Peihopa said...

My email said not to forward it Tammy!

Tammy said...

LOL! Oh Goldenrod and Craig, you BOTH crack me up. :)