Meet the Newcastle Community: BBQ time

Chieko and I went up on Sunday to Newcastle to meet the Family Federation community there. It was so good to see them and join them for a worship service and a very top of the range BBQ: burgers, lamb kebabs, steaks, vegetarian kebabs, etc…)

A big thank you from us to all of you there for your warm welcome, …oh, and for the Newcastle fridge magnets – that was such a cool present! The web and phone are powerful communication tools, but nothing will ever replace human face to face contact. I really appreciated the chance to talk with brothers and sisters on a personal level.

If you want to see what a quality BBQ is check out the short clip below – and maybe meet some new faces:

The other nice experience on my part was the chance to visit the city where I studied English Lit. (Newcastle University), we could drive through Fenham and past the house I used to live in and the student flats…even the wall against which we used to kick a football. It’s good to reminisce sometimes. The other treat was travelling on the train with my wife, although I am not sure how easy it is for her to sit still for so many hours…I guess she is used to a more active life than me.

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2 Responses to Meet the Newcastle Community: BBQ time

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    Penny Aso July 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    We had a wonderful day, good company, good weather and … good food!!
    What more could we ask for? Please come and visit us again, anybody welcome!!

  2. Jean Metz July 13, 2009 at 10:24 am #

    It was good to pop into your Sunday Service place (if only via the Internet) and to see some familiar faces.

    A big hello from Martin , Jean and Arlene Metz to all the families we know!!

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