Archive for June, 2009
Friends from Long Ago at SBC
Jennie and Fred Loper
Fermin keeps finding friends from long ago. Remember Fermin’s friend Muriel? Jenie and Fred Loper are also friends from seminary. In 1960 Fermin went to Toronto Baptist Seminary in Canada and is enjoying getting re acquainted with his friends from that time in his life. I have enjoyed meeting them and hearing their stories. Jenie and Fred Loper are serving in a church in Marhall, IL.
When we lived in the Atlanta area, and Fermin was in town, he would preach at the local churches and in one of those churches there was a family with a pretty young girl named Maria. Maria is a pastor’s wife now. Her and her husband serve in a church in Florida.
Ministers’ Wives Luncheon
At the SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon we get so much more than what we pay for. Just seeing over 1,300 ministers’ wives in one room is electrifying. Someone said that this is the largest ministers’ wives gathering. Next year Orlando, FL. Make plans.
Convention Business and Preaching
Pre Convention Happenings
At the Cracker Barrel with Richard and Noemi Vera for breakfast
This girl name Marisol, has an amazing voice. She sang at the church we attended on Sunday afternoon and also at a family festival on Saturday.
Fermin Whittaker, Ernest Kelly and Jim Coldiron. Fermin and Jim were coordinators of the North America Mission Board (then Home Mission Board) and Ernest was the VP of Coordination. It was good to see them together again. By the way Jim Coldiron works for the Billy Graham Crusades.
Fermin talking with Walter Price (far left) President of Califonria Southern Baptist Convention and a friend of Walter.
Rolando Raganas, Philipino Pastor; Jim Wilson, Golden Gate Seminary – The Southern California Brea campus; Fermin Whittaker, State Ex. Director of CSBC.
Fermin with Martin Davis, from San Diego, CA and trustee of the SBC Executive Committee.
We were going to spend the night in Ashville, NC but when Fermin got off the phone he asked me if I wanted to stay in Ridgecrest instead. Off course I said yes, I haven’t been to Ridgecrest since our boys were young. We would come to Ridgecrest every summer for many years. We always looked forward to coming because we would see friends. The trip from Myrtle Beach to Ridgecrest was a beautiful drive. So this photos are for you Carlos and Eddie!
Where everybody congregated after the evening activities to have some ice cream!
This is where we stayed as a family at the Royal Gorge apartments
Oh, Day Camp!
After our trip to Ridgecrest, Fermin and I stopped at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove.
The next stop, Louisville, KY for the Southern Baptist Convention.
With all the pictures I took, I could post Myrtle Beach Part 3, 4, 5… Here are pictures of all of us. I would have liked a picture of the seven of us, but it just did not happened, it is hard caring a tripod on a long trip; it’s either a tripod or something else that you could not do without.
The children’s Pool was amazing!!!
The weather was perfect. I didn’t feel the humidity too much, but oh boy, did my hair feel it, just ask my husband The gentle breeze helped so much.
Next stop Ridgecrest, NC!!!
I think it was September 2007 in Palm Desert the last time we spent some kind of family vacation with Heather and the grandchildren. Carlos was already working in Atlanta.
This Friday, June 12, Fermin and I picked up the three grand kids in Atlanta and headed off to Myrtle Beach, SC so we can spend three of the seven days with them by ourselves. I never took it for granted having them so close to me when they lived in California. With them being in the ministry, I knew that moving away was always a possibility.
Losiah having breakfast in the balcony of our villa.
Seanna and Sohaila at the beach
Some of the afternoons storms would roll in with thunder and all and then the stars would shine bright.
I had forgotten how beautiful Atlanta is in the summer, yes, humidity and all. I love the green, I love the highways that look like tunnels because of the dense trees on both sides of the highways. I love it because it is housing my son Carlos and his family and because of all the history we have in this amazing city. Atlanta, you will always be in my heart.
It was good for Fermin and I to be with Eddie in Atlanta with Carlos, Heather, Sohaila, Seanna and Losiah even though it was for only one day.