Friday, August 25, 2006

Quick update from Germany

You may be wondering what this picture is of. The answer is, well, not much. It is the bedside stand in my room here in Germany - and this is the first successful picture I have taken using my new camera (eBay-purchased, of course). I took quite a few other pictures before this one - only to realize that they weren't actually taken. Apparently my camera needs a memory card to work (ie, there is no internal memory). Anyway, found a memory card so problem solved.

For those interested in geography, I am currently in the little town of Hochsauerland, 2 1/2 hours north of Frankfurt.

This is my first time online in three days - I think that's a two-year record. :) Have had a wonderful week of volunteering, bookselling/giving, ushering, meeting people, moving boxes, early morning power-walks, listening to fantastic ministry, and much more. Every three years, OMers from all over the world come together for an "international forum" (ie, conference). That's what this week has been. Tomorrow I move on to the Netherlands for another conference - this time for orientation with "new recruits" like me.

The theme of this week has been *total* transformation: "the whole gospel in the whole of life for the whole world." Transforming lives and communities. Strangely enough, this is the same idea Leaside (my home church in Toronto) has been studying. I know, though, that both OM and Leaside have been influenced by John Stott's writings in which he calls Christians to avoid, at all costs, dividing the "spiritual" from the rest of life. The result of succumbing to this danger is Christians who think, look and act like the world. How true is this of me?

"Search me oh God and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts; see if there is any wicked way in me. Lead me in Thy way everlasting." (Psalm 139:23-24)
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Blogger ShawnCuthill.com said...

Thanks for the update Nigel. We're missin you here. :)

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ar TORONTO, CANADA | 2019+

OCTOBER


NOVEMBER

8 Fri (1) 10:30am coffee (BoscT), (2) 2:15pm mtg (SN,KBo)
10 Sun (1) run, (2) 4pm neighbourhood Bible mtg
11 Mon 8:30am VT prayer mtg
12 Tue (1) 11:30am guest-speaking at Redeemer U.C., (2) 7:15pm patch prayer mtg
13 Wed (1) 8:30am reg. rep mtg, (2) 11am poss. mtg (GH), (3) 2pm-5:30pm Arrow Entrepreneur - BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Avenue
14 Thu 2pm mtg (SN,KBo)
15 Fri 10am CCWM board mtg
16 Sat SL w/ ~Co (visiting M/BB+,others)
22 Fri poss. 10am MI b. mtg
23 Sat (1) speaking at Live Called - Toronto, (2) 6pm supporter dinner for M/FF

DECEMBER and 2020+
Dec: likely: Germany; Australia; Indonesia
Feb 14-17: MI conf
Feb 17-21: VT retreat
Apr 16-19: Europe MI gathering
Apr 20-22: poss. First Chair retreat
Apr 29-30: speaking at VMC conf. - Guelph area
May 8: 10am CCWM board mtg
May - possible Nigeria