October 9th, 2011

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Places to Go

The Romans loved their plumbing. This one comes from Vindolanda, a Roman fort along Hadrian's Wall in the north of Britain. Posted beside it was a photograph of a group of college students sitting on boards to show how many soldiers could be accommodated at one time. Signs at Vindolana are posted in several languages, including Latin.

Regimental Latrine Regimental Latrine In its day, this would have had wooden seats over the stone trenches on three sides; note the outflow on the downhill end

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Scouting Ahead

We took up our first offering for the Indiana Scouting Ministry mission trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo today. I spoke briefly about what we're trying to accomplish. It's going to take a bunch of money to do this. But it's also going to take God calling some Scouts to offer themselves as short-term missionaries. I am confident that God can do his part. Now, we just need for Indiana United Methodists to do theirs.

At the men's meeting this afternoon, I also mentioned getting the Congo trip adopted as a mission project or special offering by the are UM Men when they plan their Lenten breakfasts.