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.