As you may have heard or read this last week, Pastor Carlos Casco came out to visit us here in California. It was such a privilege to have him here and it was truly a blessing to have him meet so many of you who have heard so much about him from Lela and myself. I have asked Pastor Carlos to consider a two week stay next time, as there was simply not enough time to facilitate the meetings that I wanted to get going for him. For example, I would have loved to do a full Spain Chain meeting, but with only a week, the timing was not feasible. Next time, we'll do an open house BBQ, which would be really fun. Anyway, here are some pictures from this inaugural visit.
Carlos' first Mocha! I am so thankful that I got to introduce him to the "bucks" near our humble abode. As you can see below, he approved!
A "Frank and Carlos" week cannot be spent without various computer functions. We are both Mac enthusiasts, so we are equally yoked, but there is always some update or program to download. If you put a different background to this picture, you would have a good idea of what we did a lot of in Spain!
Carlos, meet Yogurtland! Not just any Yogurtland, but the brand new NO LINE version in Rancho Santa Margarita! Carlos, like any first time visitor, went a little crazy on the yogurt toppings, but thoroughly enjoyed the new cultural phenomenon...I hope...that is Yogurtland.I will simply entitle this picture, "Pilgrimage!" (Hey, attention "blogger in draft" people: I don't like blue fonts and I don't want this to be underlined!)
Finally, and most importantly, Pastor Carlos was able to share at several places, with several different groups and several different Pastors. This picture was taken after he shared at the Men's study that I normally teach on Tuesday mornings. I know that each of the men were really blessed and inspired that morning by hearing Carlos' testimony. As you can see, Chad Gloetzner, a fellow blogger himself, was still reeling 15 minutes afterward!
All in all, it was a great visit from a brother and Pastor that we respect and admire greatly. If you would, please pray for him as he is currently working in Bolivia, preparing a series of seminars for Pastors and church members there, including an Inductive Bible Study seminar with my Father-In-Law, Dan Finfrock.
I hope that if you did not get the chance to meet Carlos, or hear him speak, that the next time he is here, we will have some things in place for everyone that wants to, to meet him.
Blessings...To Our Friends,