Today we had the church picnic. It was actually much more than a pic-nic. It was a pic-nic, bbq, ice-cream van, bouncy castle, games, fun day. And it was sunny and warm. What a great time hanging out with the church family, chatting with old friends, getting to know new ones, sharing food and stories.
I particularly enjoyed watching real connections take place like when one army officer found another, or when one Mat & Claire found another Mat & Claire, or when Davina from Malawi can chat with Rachel from Cambodia about the challenges of raising children overseas.
I also enjoyed Benjamin, aged 4, coming up to me and saying: "Fancy a game of football Mark?". And to think I wouldn't play football again until after Christmas.
Great. Special moments. Special memories.