The Case of the Good Priest (Cont’d)
“Father, we don’t know if he is involved or not, but clearly Mr. Lamont would like to be replace by his nephew. What would you like us to do?”
“I don’t know. Let me think about and get back to you. Don’t do anything just yet.”
Jen and Molly agreed to wait for Fr. Traylor to get back to them.
The next day...
Fr. Traylor called Jen and ask her and Molly to return to the rectory for lunch. After a light lunch, Fr. Traylor said, “I have an announcement to make. I have solved the problem about Berry Lamont. I have volunteered for the Baptist Missionary Services.”
Jen and Molly were stunned. “What does that mean, Father?” Jen asked.
“That means I will leave Atlanta and go to Santiago, in the Dominican Republic. First, I need to go to Mexico for a few weeks to refresh my Spanish. It’s a Spanish language immersion program. I haven’t really spoken Spanish much since high school, but I used to be pretty good at it. I have to be there in three weeks.”
“Are you sure about this, Father?” Molly asked.
“Yes. I have always wanted to be a missionary. Now I have a chance. I already notified Mr. Lamont. My leaving will create a vacancy for Berry. I think it’s a win-win situation.”
(To be cont’d)