A funny thing happened on the Friday night we were sitting on the steps of the Capitol. Mark had just posted something on Facebook and noticed that his friend, Merrill, had just posted a picture from the opposite end of the national mall at nearly the same time. What? Merrill and Mark grew up in Minnesota where their families had farms that adjoined each other. Then years later, Merrill and his wife, Priscilla, ended up in Fresno when Merrill was president at Fresno Pacific University. When they retired, they moved to Arizona, so we rarely see them.
They texted each other, and found out that each of us had planned to go to the Museum of the Bible on Monday, so we made plans to meet there for lunch.
I'm not sure that the museum would have been on our list but we kept hearing how great it was. I admit thinking it was probably rather small, and probably devoted to the history of the King James version of the Bible. I was soooo wrong about that.
It's a rather large and very well organized, with so much information and many interesting exhibits, including exhibits on faith-based agencies. We were so happy to see MCC represented as well (on the left).
We had lunch with Merrill, Priscilla, and their daughter Stephanie, who works in DC.