Monday, March 30, 2009

"Happy Birthday Nigel from us your four siblings!"

"Nigel: please put this on your blog! - Ted"

We have written a total of 28 lines, the number of years you've lived; seven lines each. We each wrote our lines independently, but as you can see there are a lot of similarities.

Happy 28th!

And now, in order from oldest sibling to youngest ...


By John:

At the Ontario Royal Winter Fair, when only a few years weaned,
Nigel learned that lost little boys could gain free ice-creams.
And so began a lifetime of enterprise with much energy expended
From hawking gravel in Murree—hand-picked no less!—and golf-balls in Ajax,
To mustering volunteers to analyze Survivor in depth (albeit with sibling credit over-extended),
Even though financial returns at the beginning were sometimes in doubt,
Of effort and vision there was no lack.


By Shirley-Anne:

He was tied by a leash at two to a tree
In an effort to subdue his adventuring energy
But since, unleashed, his energy's earth-quaking
Catapulting him to discoveries ... ground breaking:
Nigel B. Golf Balls Inc. ... Survivor Fire
The Dealbag Room, Bookling—he never tires
Of living a life of History-in-the-Making


By Ted:

Nigel at first impression:
Entrepreneur; highly talented; clown; performer; emcee; visionary; catalyst—
All very true. But Nigel over the years:
Wise.
Completely there for you at every step; giving, giving, giving—
Brotherhood was just his take-off point.
An entrepreneur for God investing in people.


By Chrissie:

Sock tag, school in the storage room, posture winks,
But more than a brother;
A concerned mentor
Freely offering invaluable instruction,
From shaved legs to living life as a book's preface,
Modelling boldness and efficiency,
Through rabbits, tomatoes, Jewish costumes, and lost loves.
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JULY
1 Mon lunch w/ J/BA+ | Canada Day
2 Tue (1) 7:30pm dinner (Pstr Nono & Angie), (2) (patch prayer mtg)
3 Wed (1) 9:30am VT Bible study, (2) 10:30am mtg (MF), (3) 11am Cdn l'ship mtg (MF,VS)
5 Fri-Sun church-plant camping trip - Balsam Lake
8 Mon (1) 8:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) 1pm detailing
9 Tue (1) 10am mechanic appt, (2) 11:55am ph call (BD), (3) 12:30pm ph call (PB), (4) 6:30pm dinner (S/KD), (5) 7:30pm patch prayer mtg
10 Wed 8:30am Int'l steering mtg (MF,VS,MO,RM,JA)
11 Thu 12noon ph call (SK)
12 Fri (1) 8:50am video-mtg (RM), (2) 10am mtg (SN,JSh), (3) eve SEF b'day
13 Sat SL (SD,Som+S,At+M)
14 Mon (1) 8:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) 11am memorial service (for SD), (3) eve anniv. date w/ ~J (CN Tower!)
16 Tue (1) 10:45am ph call (Tw-TA), (2) 11:30am ph call (GO,Alan), (3) 7:30pm patch prayer mtg
17 18 Thu SL + time w/ DSt
19 Fri 9:45am likely mtg w/ Michael Oh+ - Marche Brookfield
20 Sat SL (S/KD,Som+S,~C)
21 Sun (1) (11am KL speaking at Christie St B.C. (also 28th)), (2) 4pm patch Bible mtg
22 Mon (1) 8:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) poss. 12noon mtg (GO)
23 Tue (1) poss. mtg (GO,Alan), (2) 7:30pm patch prayer mtg
24 Wed 8:30am depts mtg
27 Sat (1) 1pm wedding (NA+) - Etobicoke, (2) 5:30pm wedding (C/C) - Kleinburg, ON
28 Sun (1) (11am KL speaking at Christie St B.C. (also 21st)), (2) 6pm dinner (JVE)

AUGUST onwards
Aug 12-16: Kids Kapers camp
Aug 26-30: Mon-Fri VT staff retreat
Sep 13: 10am MI b. mtg
Oct 18 (or 25): poss. CCWM board mtg
(Oct 4-6: BAM conf. - Silicon Valley, USA)
(Oct 22-25: Edmonton conf. - tracking)
(Nov 1-2: poss. Nepal prayer b'fast w/ TH)
Nov 2: poss. Filipino event - Toronto
Nov 22: poss. 10am MI b. mtg
Nov 23: speaking at Live Called - Toronto
Dec: poss. Australia; Indonesia
Apr 20-22: poss. First Chair retreat
Apr 29-30: speaking at VMC conf. - Guelph area
2020: May 8: 10am CCWM board mtg
2020: May - possible Nigeria