Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Latest: Oxford, Chicago, Toronto

For those who know me, a quick update:

It's been good to be here in Oxford with my brother Ted. He loves it here and I can see why: there is a real sense of community and lots of opportunities to serve God. I have made a lot of new friends myself and have had the opportunity to share Christ with many here. Although just a small town, Oxford has two vibrant, evangelical churches of over 1,000 people on the same street! There are many commmitted Christians here, including many Oxford professors.

I'll be spending a couple of days with George Verwer, his current gopher Mark Roberts and other friends in Chicago February 3-6. One of the events is Moody Bible Institute's annual Founder's Week. I was there with George last year as well and I think that was one of the coldest-weather weeks of my life (roughly -30 C). Hopefully it will be warmer this year! But it will be great regardless.

I'm not sure when I will be arriving in Toronto, but it may be by bus from Chicago February 7. I will keep my itinerary updated here on my blog.

PTL, I have found a roommate and what sounds to be a great apartment on the ground floor of one of the high-rises in the neighborhood I have mentioned often on this blog. It will be great to be part of the growing, Spirit-led, purpose-driven community there while running my online book business (www.bookling.com) full-time and also continuing involvement with George Verwer's Special Projects part-time.

Thanks for praying!
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APRIL


MAY

30 Thu | TEB poss. staying over
31 Fri 10am online MI b. mtg

JUNE

12 Wed 12noon flight to Houston, TX
12-16 Wed-Sun time in Houston
15 Sat Prayer Journey - Houston
16 Sun flight to Arkansas
16-21 Sun-Fri downtime in Arkansas
21 Fri flight to Toronto
23 Sun eve flight to Manila
25 special event w/ ~J
25-30 Sun-Sun Lausanne Marketplace Forum - Manila

JULY
1 Mon Canada Day - likely lunch w/ J/BA+
2 Tue (1) 6:30pm dinner (Pstr Nono), (2) 7:30pm patch prayer mtg
4 Thu 8am - med. appt: stress echo
5 Fri-Sun church-plant camping trip - Balsom Lake
8 Mon (1) 8:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) 12:30pm detailing
27 Sat (1) 1pm wedding (NA+) - Etobicoke, (2) 5:30pm wedding (C/C) - Kleinburg, ON

AUGUST onwards
Aug 12-16: Kids Kapers camp
Sep 13: poss. 10am MI b. mtg
Oct 18 (or 25): poss. CCWM board mtg
(Oct 4-6: BAM conf - Silicon Valley, USA)
(Oct 22-25: poss. conf - Edmonton)
Nov 1-2: poss. Nepal prayer b'fast w/ TH
Nov 22: poss. 10am MI b. mtg
Dec: poss. Australia; Indonesia
Apr 20-22: poss. First Chair retreat
2020: May 8: 10am CCWM board mtg