Report on Dennis' Activites in North Carolina and Virginia
Submitted by Host Rob Robins, Osborne Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC
Dennis arrived at Greensboro at 11:30 pm on 8/13, several hours late. On Sunday the 14th we visited Osborne Baptist Church, but were unable to stay for the entire service due to the fact that Dennis needed to be at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, some 100 miles away, at 12:30 pm to begin his business class. After a quick stop at Ci Ci’s pizza and the campus bookstore, Dennis began his five day intensive class in Strategic Planning. Dennis stayed with Wes Gauldin and his wife who graciously shuttled him around and fed him for a week. (Wes’ brother-in-law has been to Malawi and is friend’s with Dennis.)
On Thursday night the 19th, I picked Dennis up from Lynchburg. Saturday we went fishing during the morning and then Dennis mowed some of Genesis Ministries field with my little tractor. The next day – Sunday - he was able to teach an adult connection group at Osborne Baptist, before preaching a fabulous sermon at M & L Tabernacle of Faith in Reidsville, NC, followed by a wonderful meal. Sunday evening Dennis spoke at a Celebrate Recovery, sharing the testimony of how his drunkard dad met Jesus and was changed.
Monday, the 22nd, we went to Celebration Station and raced go-carts, rode bumper boats, and played a game of Putt-Putt golf. That evening we, my 8 yr. old, David Hinton - a young man who spent over 3 months in Malawi, and Delana, who has also been to Malawi, went to an indoor rock climbing facility. To which, Dennis made it the 40’ to the top.
On Wednesday, before flying to San Diego, Dennis spoke to the Elementary students at Community Baptist Christian School, presented a beautiful chief’s chair to the pastor of M&L Tabernacle, and had lunch with another African American pastor.