Monday, June 26, 2006

Family Get-together

Over the weekend, we were at the TOM (The Order of Mission) annual gathering. Never mind the World Cup; this family get-together was a great international celebration, with England playing host to visiting Danes, Swedes, Finns, Germans, Slovaks, Italians, Turks, Nepalis (and you won’t be seeing them at the World Cup any time soon), South Africans, US Americans; as well as Nigerians and Brazilians currently living over here. The Indonesians, Australians and New Zealanders didn’t make it this time around. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out!

It was a fantastic time (if one that has left me tired, and glad of a day off work, by the end); a real sense of family; a joy to see friends from all over the place. Their returning to their scattered homes leaves a hole inside my heart: a little loss; a small bereavement. Spirit of Jesus Christ, come fill the space that has been created within me!

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