A phone call on Friday.
"I hope you don't mind me asking, but there's really nobody who can come."
"What, really? But there's LOADS of preachers at Cenon now!"
(Well, there's four, but proportionally to the size of the church, four is loads)
"No, that Sunday there's nobody available."
"We'll discuss it and get back to you tomorrow."
We discussed it and said yes. So I'm preaching at Blaye on Sunday morning.