Sunday, November 20, 2005

Youth Specialties NYWC Nashville

Just a quick note to say I'm at the Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention in Nashville this week. I'm here with a group of youth workers and leaders from Ireland. It's been a very good week, but a long one, and I'm ready to get to Ohio to be with family. There are 7,500 youth workers in attendance - the largest YS conference ever. What I most love about these events is the networking that can happen, the team camaraderie and the freebies! I have had some key meetings with others both within the conference and without that have been very encouraging and humbling. I have collected four medium bags worth of freebies and I bought loads of resources for the youth department. These days are good. I have been asking God to surprise me and He has! I have also been notified that there's a bidding war on our house in Northern Ireland at the moment (it went up for sale a few days before we left) and the latest bid is for 96,000 GBP! We have already signed the contract for our new home in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary and hope to move in late January or February. God's good. Off to a few more gigs before heading to bed. Blessings on you all . . wherever you are.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Anois has just finished and I slept 12 hours over Monday night and Tuesday. I am thrilled with the outcome and the teamwork that went into making this event a very memorable one. If you prayed - thank you. God was present and active and everyone involved was encouraged. Anois was a great example of what the Body of Christ (the Church) can accomplish when we work together - and that on a smaller level even! Let the preparations for next year soon begin! You can view a number of images of the event in the flickr presentation.