One of the items on my agenda while here in Orlando was to meet with my old mate Russ Hersman (of the rarely updated Abu Digan blog) to talk about the use of blogs, facebook and what-have-you in promoting Bible translation work. However, Fay (see earlier posts) stepped in and the Wycliffe offices were closed for the day. This meant that most of my meetings were cancelled for the day: but Russ is made of sterner stuff and he rescheduled our session to a restaurant a thirty minutes drive away.
Russ had a couple of other people join us for the chat. One was Scot Toncray of the Wycliffe Foundation and the other was Russ’s son, Eric. Now Russ has told me a number of times that his son knows more about blogging and stuff than anyone else he knows. What I didn’t realise is that Eric is the author of White African and Afrigadget; two blogs that I have a lot of time for.
It was good to meet these folks and to exchange ideas about how different technologies can be used to promote mission work.