Charles preached on Sunday from Isaiah 62 with Orlando’s translation. Charles is from Georgia, which makes his accent particularly difficult for translation. Even so, Orlando did a spectacular job.

After his sermon the ordination took place, which inluded our vows. Once the ordination was finished, we were able to administer the sacrament for the first time ourselves.

This was a wonderful weekend, exhausting, but glorious.

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Ordination Exam

On Saturday, Pastor Phil and Pastor Charles arrived to Hermosillo to administer our ordination exam. Three hours later we finished and learned we had passed. Awesome!

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It has been an exhausting day, but worth it. We have walked what feels like a few hundred miles (on 3.5 hours sleep). Vienna was absolutely amazing. The buildings, the architecture, the museums, were all so opulent.

The food however was mostly awful. I think we spent a couple hundred euro on what was probably the worst food we’ve had in a long time. Viennese prices for food are absolutely ridiculous. A small glass of water and a restaurant runs about 3 euro. A beer runs 5 euro. Everything was overpriced and totally disappointing.

Even so, it was a great trip and we’re glad we did it. Now to bed as we’re off to London tomorrow.

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After a refreshing 3.5 hours of sleep, we boarded a train this morning (5.52am) to head towards Vienna.

This is our current location.

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Mozart is a big deal here in Salzburg. We visited the home where he was born yesterday. My wife found it thoroughly interesting, I found it about 5 minutes interesting.

Tonight we went out for sushi for dinner which was a wonderful change. Wiener schnitzel is fun one or two times maximum. I had boiled beef and potatoes for lunch it was actually pretty spectacular.

We went to the opera this evening. It was fun but made me very tired.

It’s midnight and we have to get up 5 hours from now as we were going to take a train to Vienna early tomorrow morning. I hope to be able to sleep on the train.

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40th bday in Salzburg

We went out to dinner last night at the oldest restaurant in Europe for Yun’s 40th bday. It was magnificent.

Salzburg is a beautiful city, but it is freezing.

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Week 32

Eight months!

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I made my first sourdough today. It was a long process because I didn’t use a pre-ferment. Next time I’ll do a poolish.

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New Year’s Eve

Monday night was New Year’s Eve and we had the joy of celebrating it with friends in Tucson. Surprisingly, this year we were able to make it to midnight.

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Happy New Year 2019

Spent New Year’s at Charles and Julie’s house here in Tucson. Good times, good food, good drinks. We are looking forward to their visit in the new year in a month in Hermosillo.

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