Vicki and I went to Cabreuva last night for the board of directors meeting of the Christian Children’s Home. We left at 7 p.m. and arrived shortly after the starting time at 9. JosÃ© Maria, president, and his wife were there, Alexandre Pestana and Yoshie, Miro, and Maciel, the director, and his wife Janaina.
We met for around an hour and 20 minutes. We left at 11 p.m. and got home shortly after 1 a.m. I must have been sitting badly in the car seat. I got a headache on the way, and sitting on a wooden bench didn’t help. By the time I got home, I had some sharp twinges, but I knew it was in the muscles, so I refused Vicki’s Tylenol offer and went to bed. It was gone this morning, but I could feel the effects of the trip at swimming class. That’s the first headache I’ve had in years.
I was very encouraged that from 2005 to 2006, contributions from churches and individual Christians rose just over 90%, according to Maciel’s figures. He has traveled to a number of lectureships and events around the country, and I imagined that has helped. Otherwise, I’m at a loss to account for it. Maciel mentioned the directors’ names as helping lend seriousness to the Home, as well as time showing the good results.
Yesterday was also Joel’s birthday, and we felt badly about being gone at night for the Home’s meeting, but felt it important to be present for that. He was understanding, however.