I'm at Kennesaw State University in the student center, and this is the first chance I've had to be at a computer since we left town yesterday morning. The meetings in Washington were great...I have a lot to tell you about them (later). We got to bed around midnight after the second planning meeting for the GPF, and then got up at 4:00 this morning in order to catch a cab at 5 for the airport, because we had to be at a parents' orientation for KSU at 8:30 (where Judah will be attending this fall). He's here somewhere on campus for his own orientation. We haven't seen him because he was coming from Covington as we were coming from Washington this morning, and we've been in separate meetings all day.
What I didn't know until we got here this morning is that the orientation goes until 4:00 PM!!! I thought it was just going to be for about an hour, but I was apparently misinformed.
It's the end of the lunch break, and I've got to go back in for the afternoon sessions, but I wanted you to know why nothing had been posted for today.
If you want to post something, feel free to do so. It helps to keep me awake.
Check back later.
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Thanks for the interest…and yeah, we made it through the rest of the long but productive day…and, thanks…your comments helped make the second part go faster…
Judah got registered and got his classes…I am very impressed with KSU…
Check back later...
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So anyway, Debye and I have been asked to be co-chairs of the GPF (along with Dr. Michael Beckwith, who is one of the ministers that you see on The Secret), which just means that we are even more involved with the actual planning of it. The gospel group Phillips, Craig and Dean has also just signed on to appear that day. Many of you have asked about the program schedule, and we are still working on it (we’ll be back in D.C. next week for that), but it has definitely been moved back an hour (from 5 – 8 PM) because of the heat.
One thing that was really cool about last night is that we got to spend some time with Rev. Walter Fauntroy, who will be one of the keynote speakers for the GPF. Any of you who know about the Civil Rights movement know who he is, and it’s awesome to talk to him, and to hear how he sees this event as a part of the fulfillment of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech (he was there for it on the other side of the mall that day, 45 years ago).
All of the people in the bigger meeting last night were so impressed with how so many of you are getting involved with the acts of service and kindness.
I’ll tell you more about it Sunday.
That’s all for now.