How about this for a quick trip to the bank? Three hours of terribly bumpy and rutted dusty dirt road to go about 55 miles, to get to the nearest town that has a bank. We often ended up behind huge logging trucks that were stirring up so much dust it was very difficult to see to pass on the narrow road. We arrived, not too badly worse for the wear, only to find out that the bank was closed, FOR REPAIRS. That’s right, the bank was broken, and they had to fix it. We waited, all day, hoping that their technical difficulties would be resolved so we wouldn’t have to turn around and do the long trip next week again…but, it remained closed, all day. Looks like we will be making the trip again, soon. Thankfully we had other errands to take care of, such as renewing insurance on the whole mission’s fleet of cars and motorcycles, and at long last, signing our agreement with the Baptist church. This agreement has been long in the making, not because of any major differences of opinion, but mainly because this is Africa, and things take a long time to organize and document. Our agreement mainly states that we will work alongside the Baptist church, combining efforts whenever our paths of ministry cross, and that we will be able to continue renting a house from them and that we will follow their church’s rules.