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A busy week

The last week has gone by very fast and a lot has happened, so I think I had better go for a highlights only approach to this entry. Early last week was marked by couple of meetings where some extraordinary cooincences came to light, and a few things which had been puzzling me started to make sense.

David was very busy last week, finding out how to use the tech equipment for camp at the weekend. All three boys went to camp at Bala this weekend, David as a leader, the others as campers. For a fuller description of camp see bamboobowboy's journal. While they were there, Ian and I went to London.Highlights of the trip included climbing the dome of St Paul's cathedral and a wonderful Thai meal with our friend David on Friday night. For a fuller description of our trip to London see ringbark's journal.

This week I am busy organising a meal for Crosslinks Sunday, this coming Sunday, and also trying to plan things for a Pentecost Party, at our family service at the beginning of June. It involved lots of time on the phone yesterday, and will involve more today. I will try to write more later but now I have to go to the dentist.

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sheaj34
Apr. 25th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
days of the week
We'll be getting confused with the days of the week, it's usually Monday for the dentist, not Tuesday!
"extraordinary co-incidences" are usually "God-incidences", glad things are making more sense for you - hope you share more sometime, because I am just so nosey!
ringbark
Apr. 25th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)
Re: days of the week
One of my favourite preachers often likes to quote the old saying from the rabbis: "coincidence is not a kosher word".
vivh
Apr. 25th, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)
Re: days of the week
No, I don't really believe there is any such thing as a coincidence either, I believe God is in control of all things, even the little things, and if things happen there is a reason, "coincidence" is just a shorthand way of saying life is very strange sometimes. I am happy to share a lot more of what has happened but not in such a public forum!
takahe
Apr. 25th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
I'm still hearing that you've been having a strange time, but I hope it's getting better, since you're posting again *g*

I have been thinking of you xx
vivh
Apr. 25th, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC)
The first half of the week was strange, the second half was just exceptionally busy. None of what has been happening has been bad, just that I've been asked to take on a role that someone has been doing, but is giving up even though she doesn't really want to, because, for all sorts of reasons, she doesn't feel she can do the job well. When I went to talk to her, it turns out that we have a number of links in the past, which neither of us were aware of, which made it much easier to talk and share what has been happening for her, and what has caused her to give up the role. Much of what she told me is very private and some of it is politically sensitive in the church context, and my head was so full of what she told me that I couldn't trust myself to start writing here without sharing. I've sorted all that mentally now, but have been left to sort out a lunch, prayers and a display for Sunday all of which are very time consuming, but I'm still here and I'm still reading and will be here more for the rest of the week!
sheaj34
Apr. 25th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
web site
I take it you found the web site for crosslinks? They have loads of stuff there you could use to make the display. Not sure what you have by way of printers, but we can do A3 printing here if you need anything big. See you later in the week.
ringbark
Apr. 25th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
Re: web site
Yes, we've found it. Follow the link for mission partners, then Williams. You won't find much there that isn't being printed and mounted on red card here. We can only do A4, but that's fine for what we want at the moment. Note for anyone who hasn't found it yet http://crosslinks.org/
sheaj34
Apr. 25th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
Re: web site
Funding an extra £9,000 a year sounds loads, but not that bad if you break it down to monthly payments. If my maths is right, which can never be guaranteed, you need to find 150 sponsors to donate £5 minimum a month. If not that many people go to church, it could always be 87 people to give £2 a week.
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