Angie flew back to Germany very early this morning, and I am waiting for my evening flight right now. I had a really nice last day here in Sofia. After breakfast I needed to change money in order to pay my last night’s stay at the hostel. When I did that, having time before Bill was to come pick me up, I went to the center of town and bought some postcards. I don’t always have time to look for postcards, buy stamps, write, and send them. But this time I did. Let’s hope they arrive as they should. Bill had his doubts, but I have faith.
Then he took me to another mall, so now I’ve been to 3 malls in Sofia. I don’t know how many malls Sofia has, but all 3 of these could be in the US because there were so many familiar stores—particularly at the food court: Starbucks, KFC, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, and of course McDonalds. He bought me an Italian cappuccino and told me about his ministry as a Christian businessman. He has plans that will bless others both materially (the homeless, for example) and will be financially very profitable in a very short time. The most impressive things about his ideas are that they are easily sustainable and reproducible throughout Bulgaria and even beyond. He is putting the finishing touches on his business plan, and when he launches his website, they will take off and that is when he will find investors from all over the world.
When the topic turned to technology, I had to admit that my computer is just a really fancy, smart typewriter that helps me to stay in touch with people. He smiled and took me to the technology store to show me what he thinks I need: a tablet. I resisted buying cellphone until 2005, and resisted buying a portable computer until 2009. And so far, I have resisted buying a GPS device, a smart phone and a tablet. But as he showed me how easy they are to use, I felt my resistance crumble. How have I managed without a tablet so far? Well, I have managed. It is something to think about, but do I really need it? I’m tempted, but resisting.
In a few minutes we will be boarding the plane. All electronic devices must be turned off. Ha! They can’t turn my book off! And prayer is always online with God. He will show me if He wants me to get a tablet. God is good!