After trying with a cell phone, land phone, Skype, and Facebook to reach Shane Evans, a rare artist who wrote and drew over 30 books for children, I was finally able to see him coming to knock on the door. We burst open the door to my friend, brother Shane, worn out from his long 16 hour drive from a girl’s camp that he was helping at. Still energized to meet again his friend, he conducted me to an art store, explaining the process and products that I need for a successful screen print. I had been studying the process on you Tube. Thanks to Shane I received an invitation to Bandwagonmerch led by a man named Christian. I am excited to try some of the techniques that I learned there when I get back to Mali. My goal is to teach it to people there. This will help create a job and provide a good service for the town.
We then went to True Light Church on Linwood where I was able to see Pastor Alice. She really wants to see Africa someday. We had a nice talk. My friends Kim and Jonathan that I met there two years ago weren’t around but it was still a very good visit. Pastor Alice and all at that church have a big heart for the homeless in the area.
Time being the boss we picked up Shane’s daughter and took her to tennis practice. Here I met her expert tennis coach. Shane and I went to the huge Johnson County library from there where he taught me many useful things on using photoshop software for art, and also 3D scanning and 3D printing. When the library closed we picked up Shane’s daughter and headed to the Pomeroy’s.
On the way home we developed a flat tire. Shane called the professional tire company who sent in a blink of an eye a gentleman to help. One screw was rounded which frustrated the professional to the point of leaving us unsaved. Quickly we came to the idea of hammering out the screw but he rejected the idea. We cant do this he shouted in sorrow. Shane decided we must do it! African muscles helped hammer out the nut that will never be used again except as recycling material. We finally arrived safely home.
What a blessed day full of energy enough to make us thankful for the planner and accomplisher of everything, Our Lord.
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”