The quip at the beginning of this JFK news conference (from the beginning to the 0.58 mark) has always amused me:
And now I know how he felt.
Last week it was my privilege to be the speaker for a missions conference at the Peace Baptist Church in Juazeiro do Norte, where we spent our first term as missionaries. I was thrilled to receive this invitation. I have come to suspect that the church had ulterior motives.
No sooner had we set our feet in the lovely Cariri Valley than my wife Itacyara – aka The Brazilian Bombshell – was whisked away to one ministry opportunity after another. It became clear to me that, while I was the speaker billed on the conference poster, my wife was the main attraction.
In addition, ladies from a sister church prevailed upon her to show them how she had painted the nursery at our Ebenezer congregation. She happily obliged.
Please understand, despite the tongue-in-cheek way I began this article, I am tickled pink at the overwhelming appreciation shown to my wife over the course of our trip. I have absolutely no problem being her biggest cheer leader, and I have a feeling this is only the beginning of an ever-expanding ministry for her. She is already scheduled to give another lecture, this time here in Maranhão, this weekend. I know it will be a blessing to all who attend.
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