Wednesday, June 09, 2004

The Return of the Jonesboy

Its been quite a week! And apologies for my silence to all my avid readers - I appreciate both of you...

This weekend just gone was the weekend of our National Convention at Lake Taupo. We spent from Friday - Monday together - people from all over New Zealand from every culture imaginable - Fijian, Tongan, Samoan, Chinese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Rotoman, Maori, Australian(!) and the occasional Kiwi. There were also some Americans - 7 in fact from Kentwood Community Church in Michigan.

The Convention was a huge success! We exceeded the camp facilities in the first year of operation - the kids and youth programmes were amazing. The times of worship were inspirational and LOUD! Workshops were relevant and empowering for ministry. Great time to build friendships, all within this context of cultural and ethnic diversity that I suspect is rare in this world.

So leading up to the weekend was full on. And these past 2 days the same - Tuesday was catch up day, Wednesday was last day with the Kentwood team. Tomorrow we head down country for a wedding I am doing and then Monday we're on the plane for the US. Plenty to do before then!!!

Anyway, I need to go and keep things moving.


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