An Overdue (and Brief) Update

April 19, 2008

It has been so long since I have blogged that WordPress has changed. I hope I remember how to do this.

If the school year is a season, this is the playoffs. Let me give a quick rundown of some of the things going on in the life of Ben Blakey.

Uganda Trip. Things are coming along in my team’s preparations for our trip. We are all vaccinated now, so it is starting to set in that we are almost leaving. We leave in less than a month! Please pray for the trip. Pray for safety and health, but more than that, pray that God would be glorified by our time in Uganda!

Hotchkiss. It has been my pleasure to serve as a Resident Assistant in my dorm at Master’s this year. The job involves lots of practical things like putting in work requests for the guy with the broken light, but it also involves shepherding a wing of guys spiritually. This has given me a lot to do recently! We have already started preparing for next year’s dorm staff. Two of the RAs next year will be moving from an off campus dorm that is closing down; I’m excited to work with Brett and James! Also, this year’s staff is trying to finish strong in our last three weeks. I’m excited to see how God works in the hearts of the men of Hotchkiss over the next few weeks, and I’m expecting great things.

Dr. Halstead owns my soul. Next week will also be busy with homework for New Testament with Dr. Halstead. My final set of outlines (54 of them) is due next Monday. Next Wednesday, I have to recite the book of Philippians from memory for Doc. Needless to say, these tasks will keep me busy.

Baseball season. In the midst of all the hecticity (yeah, I made up that one), I am enjoying the beginning of a new and wonderful baseball season in which the Braves will hopefully win their second World Series in my lifetime. Chipper Jones is batting around .450. Look out, Ted Williams… (ok, so it’s only April.)

That’s all for now because I need to sleep. It’s gonna become a scarce commodity over the next couple weeks.

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One Response to “An Overdue (and Brief) Update”

  1. Kelly said

    Ahhhhh, yes! Thanks for taking the time to blog again, and bringing us up to speed. In so many ways, it is just downright encouraging to see what God is doing in your life. This upcoming opportunity to Uganda down to even the school requirements you face in doing outlines and memorizing His Word — what BLESSINGS in the midst of your day to day living. Know I’m praying for you, Ben. Your Fan In San Antonio! 🙂 (teehee)

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