Tim's newest creative endeavor is designing comfortable, good-looking rope sandals. He's been doing a lot of research (YouTube videos on making alpargatas) and has a slew of trial-and-error shoes in varying degrees of attractiveness. He's determined not to stop until he succeeds, and I know he can do it! You might be interested to know that TOM'S shoes, which I understand are a growing US trend, come from the same roots as these sandals. Except they lost the rope, which for us is a pretty essential piece.
It makes me smile to think of how many different "jobs" we are doing here, Tim more than me. So far he's administered communion, sewn dog beds, hand-made paper, counseled drug addicts, baked lots of pizzas, wired lights, taught bookkeeping, played guitar, cooked, painted a room, drawn up ideas for architectural plans, braided rope, taught on the Lord's Prayer, designed websites, led small-group discussions, analyzed and reported on ministry spending, and done lots of research. All for the sake of Jesus.