When it was time, I called up an Uber for the trip over. This hotel is not very far from the place where we have services, and the trip only took maybe 10 minutes. I was there just before 11, and services were to begin at 11:30. There were surprisingly few people there, and at about 5 minutes till time to start we only had 13 people including myself.
But they started coming in quickly, and by the time we started just a few minutes late, I counted 24. But more kept coming. As the sermonette ended five more came in, and one came in at the beginning of the sermon. I suppose transportation difficulties contributed to the tardiness of some.
For the sermon I addressed the subject of Christian Service, and used the importance of following the example of Jesus Christ.
We took a short break, and then I gave a Bible study by asking four related questions we’ve received at various times about the resurrection and judgement. I first asked them to think about how they would answer, and then we went through each in some detail. These are real questions, so it is good practice to consider how to respond!
The power had gone out during the Bible study, so Osas started the generator to give us light (not badly needed) and fans (very badly needed!). But even with a ceiling fan going, and a large oscillating fan going in the front (frequently blowing my notes), by the time we were done I was pretty well soaked through, with sweat running down my back. Light refreshments had been brought, so everyone enjoyed snacks and a drink as we fellowshipped.
After a short while Osas offered to take me back to my hotel. It isn’t far from the hall, so I agreed. Once there we agreed on the time for him to come in the morning. I have a couple of visits I hope to make tomorrow.