What is GEM and how will you be serving

These two great questions were asked on Facebook so I thought I would answer here also.

Learn about GEM here:


This will be the annual conference for all the missionaries and workers. I’ll be there with Mark 5 Ministries 


serving as a Tech Team. We will tune up software on devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets. We will improve security and provide tutoring as requested. As I meet missionaries I also find out about them and the ministry and pray for them.  I will also serve by letting others encourage me.

I love doing this!


I now have a seat and a boarding pass to fly to Venice late tonight.  This will give me tomorrow (Friday the 4th) to get over jet lag.  Saturday morning the 5th I catch the shuttle bus at the Venice airport to the GEM conference in Slovenia.

London, for now

I’m at London Heathrow about to eat a “Full English Breakfast” at the suggestion of a very helpful lady at the British Airways counter. She looked at my boarding pass and asked, “Did American Airlines give you any vouchers, love?”. When I said no she told me to wait and she stormed off to the AA representative and returned quickly with several vouchers for meals inside the terminal. Wonderful customer service!

Plans change. . .

I now get to hang out at RDU a few more hours.  Why?  Bad weather caused American Airlines to cancel my flight.  A nice lady used her terminal to get me on American Airlines flight 174 leaving at 6:05 PM for not Philly, but London.  She said the system would not let me get the boarding pass yet to get to Venice.  This is all an opportunity to trust God more than weather, the airlines, or humans.